Ramblings of a Baltimore area Realtor: January 2020

The Importance of Accurate Listings

The Importance of Accurate Listings

I went out to show three houses last night in the dark to some repeat investor clients.  They were all fixer uppers and we had good flashlights, we got into the first two but the third property the keys didn't work in the door so we weren't able to get inside.  All three properties have the same description, are listed for the same price and the agent told me they were all about 40% done and framed out.  

This afternoon I went back with my client's contractor.  The first one was about 35% done - framed with electric run, the second about 45% done with framing, electric, hvac and some plumbing, the third had no floors, no roof and no windows, actually it did but all floors and roof were in the basement.  The reason the keys didn't work is the owner didn't want anyone falling into a pit.  The agent had no clue, it was obvious from our second and third interchange that she had never even laid eyes on these properties before listing them.  

Is this misrepresentation or omission?  Obviously, she either misunderstood her client, or the client didn't give her all the information or something.  But, this could be actionable, I think.  

Best case practice:  before listing a home, walk the property, take accurate pictures and if necessary measurements and compose an accurate description.  If you choose not to follow best practice in worst case scenario it could get  you fined and possibly lose your license, best case scenario it just makes you look bad to other agents and their clients.  


If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Remax New Beginnings and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Long & Foster Hampden

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

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