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Gotta love inaccurate info on the MLS

Last week a home came on the market that seemed to match my buyer's criteria.  I made an appointment via the showing service and we hustled out to check it out. When we got there the lockbox is no where in sight.  I called the listing agent and he very nonchalantly mentioned that he needed to get out there to put the lockbox back on.

My clients and I left but wanted to come back.


When we finally got in yesterday and opened the door - this is what we saw!

No roof

This extended throughout the entire unit.  We kept walking through and got to the master bedroom and once again we were stunned by what we saw.

There was no ceiling in here either.  As someone with allergies I really don't like when I am not warned to the potential or mold or mildew in a home.


The description may have downplayed the problems with condition.  However, the more interesting thing was that this was not a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home as the MLS indicated.  It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house.

Makes you wonder if the agent has ever even been in the listing.

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Comment balloon 14 commentsDr. Stacey-Ann Baugh • July 06 2011 09:18AM


Wow!  What else can you say?  Just Wow!

Posted by Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 7 years ago

Wow, that is really gross misrepresentation and what a waste of time for most agents showing that listing!  I take it there were no pictures on the MLS. The description is always subject to personal interpretation and some agents can glamorize anything but the factual bedrooms and baths should never be wrong!  

Posted by Sherri Berry, Murfreesboro TN Homes & Real Estate (Reliant Realty, Murfreesboro) over 7 years ago

On these type of homes they need to start showing the true picture of the home.

Posted by Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert (RE/MAX Results) over 7 years ago

I think this place needs more than some sprucing up. Can you ask your MLS to send a correction notice to the listing agent? At least for the bed and bath count.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 7 years ago

Ummm, sprucing up is a MAJOR understatement!  This falls into line of a blog I have been trying to figure out how to write.  What a total disservice to the client AND to the public. 

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 7 years ago

This is a huge pet peeve of mine!  Especially when you show up and there is no lockbox when the mls says there is.  A huge waste of time for everyone.

Posted by Christi Koch, Realtor - eXp Realty San Antonio TX (eXp Realty) over 7 years ago

Gulp!  Fines would surely find that agent in our area.  I can't believe the extent of wrongs.

Posted by Laura Sargent (Carolina One Real Estate) over 7 years ago

You are one strong person!  I can only imagine your conversation during the car ride to the next property. Very unprofessional!

Posted by N N over 7 years ago

Stacey Ann,

Whenever I find undisclosed mold in a house the listing agent gets an angry phone call. This really ticks me off.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Mike - I think WOW says it all

Sherri - believe it or not there were several pictures, they just managed to avoid showing the facts

Chuck - never understand why they misrepresent the condition

Debbie - I let him know, if he doesn't correct it I will send to MLS

Brenda - might be the understatement of the year

Christi - I was mad that there was no lockbox and he wasn't even apologetic

Laura - I think fines should find this agent

Hillary - luckily I have a congenial buyer

Richard - Undisclosed mold really makes me mad as well

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 7 years ago

Dr. Stacey what a waste of your time.   Today I was looking for listings to show my new buyer client and ran across several listing with snow, can you imagine snow in July in the North East?

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 7 years ago

"I called the listing agent and he very nonchalantly mentioned that he needed to get out there to put the lockbox back on."

Argh, this drives me crazy - what a waste of everyones time to get out to the houses that has been listed and says it has a lockbox, to find out the agent just hasn't gotten around to putting it out there yet.  Then the mls needs to say that!

I know that was just the first of your complaints, but that is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - over 7 years ago

Jennifer - snow would be a miracle in this weather :-)

John & Kasey - I agree, I was annoyed too because he didn't even offer a small apology.

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) over 7 years ago

Stacey, apparently we have a new definition for the term "sprucing up"....I've actually started calling the LA's or depending on the degree of bad info in the "remarks" area, reporting infractions to the local board...I've had enough with this stuff.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago

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