Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Hate 'em.   I want the Listing Agent in attendance, otherwise I will not show it. 

BTW, I have tripped two of them; I advised my Buyers to drive away immediately, so did I.  I called the LA to inform them the alarm had gone off.

Aug 09, 2016 12:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Not yet, thankfully. About 15 seconds later. And I didn't have a code since the alarm was supposed to be off!

Aug 08, 2016 01:03 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Well, kinda.   I was representing a buyer in a sale and the termite work was taking place post closing.  I arrived, opened the door and the alarm sounds --- it had been a short sale and it was disclosed that the security system was not in use.  Pasadena Police arrived as I was on the phone with the security company explaining I did not know how to reach the previous owners.   

Fun times in real estate.  

Aug 08, 2016 11:46 PM
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No, can say I have Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Aug 08, 2016 10:44 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Hasn't happened to me yet, but boy what a scare that would be ay?

Aug 08, 2016 09:59 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I hate alarms. That happened to me once, when I seller forgot about a showing appointment on a Saturday, went out of town, and set her alarm.

Aug 08, 2016 09:22 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
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No, but I did get inside a house once with clients, and we decided to open a door that went out onto a wonderful deck. Wow, was that a loud alarm! Thankfully it wasn't hooked up to anything and turned out to be a child-alarm that the owners forgot to remove when they moved out, and never told their agent about. It took a minute or so to stop shrieking.

Aug 08, 2016 08:29 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Fortunately not!

Aug 08, 2016 08:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington oh yes, I remember the day when police arrived and asked us lots of questions...

Aug 08, 2016 04:20 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Greatfully not in my 20+ years, with that said now it will happen next time:)Endre

Aug 08, 2016 04:09 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Yes, had it go off on a <2,500sft empty commercial space...my ears were numb  The agent kept insisting he gave me the correct code....couldn't stay in the building and it went off for a L O N G time....until we finally left.  Later he at least called back and apologized for the Seller having changed the code without telling him.  Annoying!  

Aug 08, 2016 02:20 PM
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No.

Aug 08, 2016 01:35 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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I have not had that happen, thank goodness!

Aug 08, 2016 01:26 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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Haven't had that happen.....yet.

Aug 10, 2016 04:45 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I've done it more than once, and I hate alarms!

Aug 09, 2016 03:06 PM
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Debbie Laity
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Thankfully that hasn't happened to me. 

Aug 09, 2016 02:36 PM
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Larry Johnston
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I had one that went off and I didn't have the code in hand.

Aug 09, 2016 07:36 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I like to think I would have 1 min at least to turn it off.

Aug 09, 2016 05:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've been on the alarm on and no code provided side of things.  Couldn't reach the agent, so we left with the alarm blaring and a voicemail on the agent's phone.  Never did show that house again.

Aug 09, 2016 04:30 AM
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Eve Alexander
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Yes, and more than once the listing agent was unaware that there even was an alarm.

Eve

Aug 09, 2016 02:15 AM
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Bob Crane
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Most of the alarms around here have teeth.  Best to shut the door quickly or get ready to fight, or at least have a treat ready to bribe the guard.

Aug 09, 2016 02:04 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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I have alarms when showing homes.

Aug 09, 2016 12:36 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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whenever I listed a home with an alarm, I would insiste they disarm the alarm during the day.... I wasn't going to deal with that....and I never had an issue from anyone...

Aug 09, 2016 12:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Yes esp involving cops stopping..... I had a stupid owner who turns on his alarm thinking homes are sold and shown on the weekends only. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Yes I have, it is not fun.

Aug 08, 2016 11:42 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Yes to this. I named every name associated with this project to convince the alarm people I boo-booed and they confirmed it true but chose not to believe me as anyone could do that. Oh really?  The police came after a half hour and laughed it off. I kept telling the alarm people (on the phone for a half hour) why would I stick around for a half hour for cops to come if I was not affiliated with the project? Come to your senses! They couldn't do it. They went into shock! This was out of their business model box

Aug 08, 2016 11:42 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I've never had this happen.

Aug 08, 2016 11:41 PM
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Michael J. Perry
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A real pain when selling a house !

Aug 08, 2016 11:25 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Nope, close the door and tell the buyer's "next"!

Aug 08, 2016 11:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I do not recall having this happen.

Aug 08, 2016 11:16 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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yes

Aug 08, 2016 10:41 PM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not quite an alarm, but once I was showing and the agent said it was empty on lock box. I opened the box, got the key, opened the door and an elderly woman in a bathrobe screamed so loud it sounded like the wail of the banshees

Does that count?

Aug 08, 2016 10:22 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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Yes..the police arrived..the seller had written the wrong code for us to use!!

Aug 08, 2016 10:13 PM
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No.  

Aug 08, 2016 02:35 PM