Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Good thinking!  Those Maine folks can be hard to find once they head for the woods.

Oct 03, 2019 09:11 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

agree. Only once before for me & it was the same thing. They forgot they needed to stay in contact. This was years before when there was only land lines around.

Oct 03, 2019 09:06 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Once.  I had short sale clients take off on a family vacation and did not think to notify me. Of course, that is when we NEED them. I knew the person who referred the clients to me, she knew their parents, called the parents and that is how we learned they were not abducted by a mother ship. 

Oct 03, 2019 11:21 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting solution that I have not needed.

Oct 03, 2019 10:53 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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We didn't do a wellness check, but hahahah looooooooong ago, I had a listing where, unknown to me, the KIDS wanted the DAD to sell the property - not the dad himself. The daughter was POC. Dad signed it. We got an offer, I forwarded it to dad and kids, no one was responding. After a few days, called seller to talk about it, he kept feckin' hanging up on me! I'm like whaaaaah? The kids weren't responding. So I sent a Certified letter to him and the kids telling them that they owed me a commission as it was a full price offer, and I was going to proceed legally to collect. ANOTHER kid THEN called me and said look, Julie made Dad sign it, he doesn't want to sell it, Julie's trying to get money. I told her maybe I'll sue yall anyway for annoying me, better get a lawyer. LOL she was terrified. We cancelled the listing and they got scared straight.  Big lesson for me. I gotta talk to the decision maker, even if he does sign -- I am not dealing with a gatekeeper unless it is the attorney or POA for the principal.

Oct 04, 2019 06:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It happens, two wellness checks of friends in the past year resulted in funerals.

Oct 03, 2019 02:36 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yep, the disappearing seller.

He inherited Mom's condo and decided to cash out so listed with me.

In the interim, he become a fugitive on the run.

This is real....he took a trip to Syria and has not been heard from since.  You can not guess the hours spent with all the powers that be, knowing no reward lay ahead. No reward but....their question was, 'Have you traveled outside the country?"

Oct 03, 2019 11:56 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Clever ploy. If someone doesn't want to be found, why bother him?

Oct 03, 2019 10:35 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

that's NEVER happened.... omg....another Aroostock County first????

Oct 03, 2019 09:51 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Gosh, never happened to me. 

Oct 03, 2019 09:47 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I imagine clients have "disappeared"  for many of us and for lots of different reasons. So far law enforcement hasn't been involved for any situation I can recall. 

Oct 03, 2019 09:03 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Glad things worked out positively and he wasn't visiting alien places

Oct 04, 2019 05:53 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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That's never happened to me. I've never called the police even once in my life.

Oct 03, 2019 10:36 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes  Andrew about 5 years ago a friend/client of ours since 1989 didn't answer her phone for 2 days.  She also had health issues so I was getting concerned.  I called that city police station and asked for a welfare check. They were out there within an hour. Thankfully she was fine. She forgot to plug her phone back in. Why it was out I don't know. She had had a stroke and sometimes didn't remember things. Very sweet lady.

Oct 03, 2019 02:41 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have never had the need to do a wellness check. Life can get strange and you never know...I might have to do one tomorrow.

I hope no one ever has to do one on me!

Oct 03, 2019 12:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Never had to call one in, but have seen many done over the years.  Glad this one had a positive outcome.  I hate it when it turns out they died in their sleep several days ago...

Oct 03, 2019 05:26 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I had a seller leave the country for work at the last minute - I had asked if they were traveling when I took the listing - took a few days to get in touch. But that's it.

Oct 03, 2019 03:36 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have not had that happen to us. A

Oct 03, 2019 12:51 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I try to do wellness checks on past clients with phone calls

 

Oct 04, 2019 12:20 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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A wellness check or a Recent Arrests check. People disappear for lots of reasons. 

Oct 04, 2019 11:44 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I hope your seller is OK.

Oct 03, 2019 08:52 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
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Seller didn't sign documents. He was anxious to sell. Days later I went to his house. No answer. Weeks later I checked the MLS to see if he had listed with someone else. Nope. Called for a wellness check. He'd been dead on the floor for weeks {the ramifications of that is a whole story!} and NO ONE KNEW! Not even his son who lived in town! Made me so very sad.

Oct 05, 2019 12:14 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh wow! I haven't had that experience - I would lose sleep, worried sick about my seller!

Oct 04, 2019 09:18 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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door knock

Oct 04, 2019 06:36 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

These days a wellness check by the police could turn lethal.

Oct 16, 2019 11:52 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

I have not.

Oct 16, 2019 10:25 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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No experience here but I learn something new almost every day, 

Oct 11, 2019 06:29 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had a seller disappear for a long period. Did have one who was determined to live in a mobile home and travel who checked in occasionally when he stopped at a park before mobile phones. 

Oct 08, 2019 04:40 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

We have done them on tenants but never on a seller

Oct 08, 2019 12:57 AM