Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

HELP, I've fallen and can't get up!

Nov 30, 2016 09:58 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

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Dec 01, 2016 04:01 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Don't you like obstacle courses?

Nov 30, 2016 08:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Have a nice trip; see you in the Fall.

Nov 30, 2016 06:46 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You young folks have some things to learn.

Nov 30, 2016 03:45 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yikes, and I have seen all ages do that. A

Nov 30, 2016 11:22 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm never there when my customers are moving - best for me to stay out of the way and working on the closing

Dec 01, 2016 07:05 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had a couple last month barricade the front door as they set the small boxes there for the mover to get. 

Dec 01, 2016 06:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Scary

Dec 01, 2016 04:33 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry, but I've not had this issue. And I'm an old person who has moved many times and have never done that. Working with people in their 70's right now who are packing up to stage their home and I've been in and out of their house for a week and have not see this.

Dec 01, 2016 04:03 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - at some age, the ears do not listen enough...lol

Nov 30, 2016 11:40 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

They tend to have lots of studd and want it handy where they can find it. it is very dangerous.

Nov 30, 2016 10:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Well at least they cleared a trail for you.

Nov 30, 2016 08:46 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Jeff...this hasn't come up with me. 

Nov 30, 2016 07:15 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not the people I work with.  Clean it up ... get it out and keep it out while the home is listed for sale. 

Nov 30, 2016 04:41 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I have been pretty lucky with my mature clients thus far... 

Nov 30, 2016 04:25 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

As you said they havae a mind of their own.

Nov 30, 2016 03:33 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wow!  No, I was told never to put my stuff on the stairs.  I only block the door when I'm at a hotel.

Nov 30, 2016 02:28 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

They use that as their staging area.  They just fail to move it into a moving box.

Nov 30, 2016 02:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh no!  I'm starting to do this - not as much but a little.  I'm getting old!

Nov 30, 2016 01:38 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl Unfortunately, you already set a precedence by your many trips to the basement. They are looking for someone to do the work and it looks like they found you.

Nov 30, 2016 01:00 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I am old but do not put stuff on my stairway, I know I would fall over them.

 

Nov 30, 2016 11:44 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, poor folks!  Look at all of those books!!  Like Ron and Alexandra Seigel said, I've seen all ages do this!

Nov 30, 2016 11:30 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Looks like you have a path left - but can't get through the door!

Nov 30, 2016 11:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

give them guidance, and they will follow your instructions...unless they are physically not able to do it....then you need to set them up with the right assistance.... moving books:  high school football player.... call the coach and get some names for bullwork to be done.... it's a good workout!! and you pay them a $15/hour....

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Dollars speak.  Remind them that if there is not a clearance on the steps and someone falls down the stairs, that will be an expensive issue to adress.  At the very least, move books to all one side, so someone can hold onto the railing. 

Let them know they shouldn't give someone a reason to sue....and they seem to have hundreds of reason on the floor! 

 

Nov 30, 2016 11:11 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I haven't had that experience, and my bet is this could happen to a number of people, not just the elderly. Definitely a hazard

Nov 30, 2016 11:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I try to give elderly and others less choices when I am involved.....

Nov 30, 2016 10:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

You mean you haven't seen the latest reality show "The AARP Obstacle Course"?

Nov 30, 2016 10:22 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven't experienced this.

Nov 30, 2016 10:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had that situation. I just tell them to sit back and supervise or you photo shows the result!

Nov 30, 2016 10:00 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The only place to start would be at the bottom and work up just like in business!

Nov 30, 2016 09:49 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OH MY, sure hope you did not have this home listed! 

Dec 01, 2016 07:12 PM