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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't mow my own! Nor do I clean houses, manage pools or anything else that a Seller needs to be in charge of!

Jul 22, 2016 12:11 AM
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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

Depends on situation. My short sales I do pay for a gardner if client has no funds. I usually know through conversation whether it will be an issue.

As for  other clients since I work in the luxury market,  it's rarely an issue.

Lauren Selinsky 

Jul 21, 2016 02:52 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

To paraphrase Dr. Leonard McCoy: "Dammit Paul, I'm a Realtor, not a gardener!"

 

It's in the seller's best interest.  If they don't keep it maintained, they dont' get the full market value.

Since George Strait is on Pandora right now... ANOTHER PARAPHRASE:  "You can lead a person to common sense, but you can't make them believe."

Jul 22, 2016 02:59 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not in the lawn mowing business.

Jul 21, 2016 10:51 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not, if need it, I would hire a professional to do it.

Jul 21, 2016 10:43 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not my job! Hire someone!

Jul 21, 2016 10:39 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Seriously? HA HA! We do not delve into others occupations just like we don't like them trying to sell real estate.

Jul 21, 2016 10:32 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I refer them to my landscaper who gives excellent service and rates.

Jul 21, 2016 10:28 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I've done the odd chore for a client because it was expedient but, no, I would not take over lawn care, house cleaning, and stuff like that. If these things need to be done, I would recommend someone licensed, bonded, etc. 

Jul 21, 2016 10:14 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't mow my own yard.

Jul 21, 2016 10:09 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I've referred for lawn care services for listings that are either vacant or simply need attention.  I have shoveled snow before for a client --- sometimes we have to do what we have to do simply because it's right. 

Jul 21, 2016 09:42 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No sir never have, never will, that is beyond my job description

Jul 21, 2016 09:39 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If it needs to be done I make sure it is done on time, then pass the bill on to the client.

Jul 21, 2016 05:30 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul I have paid Gardner's to come in to make it look nice, but no I do not do Manuel Labour... most I have done is sweep the walk way to the house, Endre

Jul 21, 2016 04:09 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have paid for it to be done but not done it myself.

Jul 21, 2016 03:07 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I have given referrals for lawn care. But No I do not mow their lawn for them!

Jul 21, 2016 02:58 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

hell no....I hire to have MY grounds landscaped.... I'll have my landscaper do it, but the bill will be sent to the homeowner!!!  their choice....mine landscaper or another....but never me!!

Jul 22, 2016 02:06 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No...and...no.

 

Jul 21, 2016 10:22 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would arrange to have this done on the clients nickle.

Jul 21, 2016 10:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not mow grass for clients. However, I would suggest arrangements for lawn care.

Jul 21, 2016 09:59 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jul 21, 2016 09:37 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

On a slow Sunday, I weed the Builder's Model

Jul 21, 2016 09:21 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've done it when the sellers are elderly, in assisted living, or out of the area. i would also hire a local senior citizen when needed. He would mow lawns up to 1 acre in size for $30.00

Jul 21, 2016 09:20 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Only once my hubby and I went to take care of someone's lawn. It won't happen again. From now on, if it's necessary, I'll refer a lawn mower expert.

Jul 21, 2016 08:58 PM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

If when I list a home it needs to be done I send someone by to take care of it.

Jul 21, 2016 08:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - now that is, outside my area of expertise, as you mentioned.

Jul 21, 2016 03:54 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't even mow my own lawn, definitely not going to mow my clients lawn.  I will call a lawn service on their behalf.

Jul 22, 2016 04:19 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't even mow my own lawn. If needed, I will assist in finding a lawn service. 

Jul 22, 2016 04:17 AM
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Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I would never expect an agent to step up and mow a lawn, but I can completely understand the motivation for an agent to do so. Not their responsibility, but I won't knock someone for doing what needs to be done to make a sale. 

Jul 22, 2016 02:00 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

No...I quit mowing my own lawn about 10 years ago!  I promote the entrepreneurial spirit by hiring a landscaper - for myself, not a client.

Jul 22, 2016 01:57 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Hahahaha, yeah, NO.  I am happy to provide referrals for a lawn care service but at the end of the day, they own a house and are responsible for ALL maintenance. 

Jul 22, 2016 01:34 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have provided the names of gardening services but I have yet to mow a client's lawn.   

Jul 22, 2016 01:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

It is outside my area of responsibility. I would offer to manage hiring a service to take care of yard maintenance for which the seller would pay for. 

Jul 22, 2016 01:27 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I hire - I don't do lawns, or windows for that matter!

Jul 22, 2016 12:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

They should have a lawn service.  A

Jul 22, 2016 12:00 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Only if the cash comes into my hand!

Jul 21, 2016 11:55 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Paul, I'm lucky to get to my own lawn as often as needed.  The only time it came up for me was a seller needing a referral for lawn care.  Found someone and got them in touch with each other.  But that's as far as my involvement will go.  Bill

Jul 21, 2016 11:04 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I don't even mow my own lawn. I'm not going to mow a client's, but i will point them to my lawn care business.

Jul 21, 2016 11:04 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Outside my skill set, but I'll recommend landscapers if needed.

Jul 21, 2016 11:01 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't mow my own lawn... why would I mow someone else's lawn? Seriously? What next... should I clean their house, too?  I provide contact for them to hire someone for lawn care while home is on market till it closes.

Jul 21, 2016 10:56 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I help where summoned or if I want to give over & above.

Jul 21, 2016 10:48 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use to do it myself, but now i hire someone. Sore knee equals no mowing

Jul 21, 2016 10:17 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Everything, house clean up, dusting, staging, inspection, photography, staking signs.

The garderners are the hardest people to get them to commit. Manana no show.

Jul 21, 2016 03:09 PM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I can refer my clients to various service providers.  I don't mow my own lawn, let along someone elses'.  

Jul 26, 2016 01:41 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I have in the past.  Now I will call someone to do it for them!

Jul 23, 2016 01:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

sorry, I think no. 

Jul 23, 2016 12:48 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No way, my dad used to make me mow their lawn when I was 14 it ends there. 

Jul 22, 2016 01:26 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't even mow my own yard!  But I will send my lawn guy to a listing and bill the seller.

Jul 22, 2016 01:23 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have never done this, no.  I don't even mow my own yard!

Jul 22, 2016 12:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't cut my own grass but if they need a name of two I keep several to pass along.

Jul 22, 2016 11:35 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have shoveled snow for a client, but thankfully haven't had to mow a lawn yet. I guess it's easier to schedule mowing a yard with a lawn service. Snow is unpredictable. 

Jul 22, 2016 09:54 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had high end property a few years back.  It was dduring the slowest time of the real estate fiasco.  They were going out of town and asked if I would or at least find someone.  I wasnot real busy and I did the lawn myself.  I was rewarded nicely and sold the home.  They were alsogrpeat clients and had sent several referrals to me.   I could not leave them hanging.

Jul 22, 2016 07:11 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Paul I don't believe I have ever mowed a lawn and I'm quite certain I don't want to start that now. I also don't do yard work. My landscape guys do a great job for us. As for clients.....never. That is their job  to maintain the property .....OR if needed, I would ask our landscapers to do the yard if sellers are out of town.

Jul 22, 2016 06:39 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I never had a pleasure and probably never will. Most people have garden service provider who cleans/trims once/week( around $100/month)

Jul 22, 2016 06:30 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Since I am not competent in field of lawn maintenance, home maintenance or house cleaning I simply refer those chores to the experts.

 

Jul 22, 2016 04:45 AM