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Scott Klamert

How do I stop Realtor Harassment?

Divorced. Put house on market. Ex-wife decides to refinance in her name. Take house off market. 30+ phone calls a day from realtors wanting to know WHY the house was taken off the market. I’ve even had realtors show up in person. Can there be a note put on the listing, not to contact?!

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How do I stop Realtor Harassment?

By Scott Klamert   
Posted on Apr 06, 2019 in Topic: Home Selling
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Divorced. Put house on market. Ex-wife decides to refinance in her name. Take house off market. 30+ phone calls a day from realtors wanting to know WHY the house was taken off the market. I’ve even had realtors show up in person. Can there be a note put on the listing, not to contact?!
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Yvonne Chauvin
about 2 weeks ago
Good Morning Scott,

I am sorry about everything you're going through. You may ask the listing agent to add a note in the "Agent's Only" section not to contact you after listing is terminated (was it terminated?), but there is a chance many Realtors that are actually calling you, won't even see it.

If you are on the Do-Not-Call registry, you shouldn't be receiving these calls, as anyone calling you has to respect that. However, as you can see it doesn't always work.

I'm really sorry. I can only imagine how annoying this must be, especially considering what you're going through.

Thank you,

Yvonne Chauvin- REALTOR
Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene Real Estate
281-686-0143
yvonnechauvin@yvonnechauvin.com


about 2 weeks ago
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Cathie Bortz
about 2 weeks ago
Hello!

I am so sorry you are experiencing this issue. What I have done in the past is to include the following language in the Agent Remarks on my listings that have terminated or been withdrawn:

DO NOT contact this seller. He is on the do not call list. I have instructed my client to make note of all calls he receives from unethical agents and their staff. We will be reporting those that call to TREC, HAR and any other appropriate authorities.

I am sure your agent would be happy to add the above language to the listing. Generally, it is very effective at stopping the nuisance calls.

At YOUR service!
Cathie Bortz
Realtor
Gary Greene Realtor's Multi Million $ Producer Club 2018
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Cathie.Bortz@garygreene.com
281.744.4879

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about 2 weeks ago
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Ryan Kohn
about 2 weeks ago
Hey Scott,

The others have listed good advice, however there really isn't much avoiding it. There are a lot of motivated call lists agents and investors will hit pretty hard and terminated/withdrawn listings are one of them. Most of these are generating a call list of everyone than can be hundreds jut in the Houston and surrounding areas. They don't usually actually read the listings and not all scrub the DNC lists. I always prepare my clients that the inundated calls are coming if the home comes off the market for any reason. The good news is it doesn't last long. It will be heaviest for the first few days and start to die down getting better everyday for the next few weeks.


about 2 weeks ago
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Karen Sherrill
about 2 weeks ago
Putting something in agent remarks is a great idea, but I agree the agents who are calling are most likely not going to read it. When a listing terminates I let my clients know that sadly they might be temporarily innundated with unwanted calls. I suggest for a few days only picking up the phone from known numbers and having a temporary voicemail response stating that you are not interested in relisting and for agents to not call back. Hopefully by the time I have posted this, the calls have ceased.


about 2 weeks ago
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Matthew Wigtil
about 2 weeks ago
Hi Scott! I would highly encourage you to register on the Do Not Call list if you have not already done so (including your cell number). As others have said, it is hard to avoid, but your agent should be able to put remarks in the Agent Only section asking agents to not contact you. I would also agree with the advice of other agents to not answer calls from unknown numbers.


about 2 weeks ago
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Jorden Pyan
about 1 week ago
You don't tell about specify how the realtor is harassing you, so it's hard to comment on this situation. You’ve already received two answers about a realtor who is aggressively marketing to you, with good answers. Indianareia are give some best and important knowledge about real estate.


about 1 week ago
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