This post highlights some good points. The Listing Agent has a Fiduciary Relationship to the Seller. It is not ok to let everyone go through unattended. Theft, safety, and professionalism are just of few of the reasons Agents say NO.
With a foreclosure specialist on staff, my company gets daily calls from would-be buyers. Thanks to our internet advertising, many of these prospects will call from the front yard wanting to get inside. Let's examine why I can't give you the lock box code over the phone...
1) You may not really be a buyer-- Like a front porch light, foreclosures attract all sorts of critters. Some are legitimate buyers, others are looking for plunder. With only a cell phone call I can't determine which category you belong.
2) There may be safety concerns-- Think about it, if the owner is not paying the mortgage do you think they are keeping the property in top condition? I have seen holes in the floor, falling ceiling tiles, and mold just to name a few. Sure there is a property preservation company to address the big problems, but sometimes they miss things. Ever had a rusty nail dug out of your foot?
3) My Seller expects me to be there-- My goal is to sell the property. As such, I want to observe your reaction to the property. "It's not for me", mentioned during a cell phone call the next day doesn't give me any useful information.
4) We are better than the lazy agents-- Yes, Lazy Daisy over at ABC Realty gives you the combo codes. In fact, she tells you about properties BEFORE they hit the market. But beware, an agent that will cut ethical corners with her seller will do likewise with her buyer...
Looking for a full service agent to help you navigate the foreclosure process? Call Doug Rogers with Bayou Properties Realty today at (318) 613-1994. Search Local homes for sale in Alexandria Louisiana at www.LouisianaHouseHunter.com
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