Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent (Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374)

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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would show this house, though only when the owner was present, especially after reading the Remarks Wanda Kubat-Nerdin.  I 'believe' what is written and would not question it, and would not attempt to show without this person.  And I am a Dog Person, so I would follow the rules!

Nov 04, 2017 09:06 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Only IF the owner was present... otherwise not so much. Too much liability

Nov 04, 2017 09:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I would show the home with the owners present per the MLS instructions. 

Nov 04, 2017 09:21 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Crap! I lost a decent client that way. Listing agent told me dog was contained in outside kennel. We went through house, all good. Client went to open slider and here comes dog! Client tripped and fell, scraped knee. Good thing I had a first aid kit. But they changed their mind about AZ after that . . . 

If there's a mean dog, I would not have entered home without owner. Too hard to know what you're in for. 

When you have a big dog, it is best to have dog out - take him for walkie! 
If I ever sell my house, out we move for 6 months. Lunie's a love bug but I would be more worried about someone losing her. Then their home search would become a cemetary plot search. 

Nov 04, 2017 09:02 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope I wouldn't. I know officers of K-9 units & I don't understand why they aren't using their brain here?

Nov 04, 2017 09:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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With that warning might require seller and agent sign an indemnification agreement before I would show it! 

Nov 04, 2017 09:09 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

That would be a resounding "NO!"

Nov 04, 2017 08:49 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No way. I'd be on the phone immediately with the listing agent, and then on the way to the next showing.

Nov 04, 2017 11:14 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
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Why need a key box, if the owner has to be there?

No, I would leave.  A dog like that can scale a 10 ft gate and eat through the door.  The seller has no brains because he would be liable and his insurance will not cover that dog.

I consider that the same as finding a squatter...I leave and don't show.

Eve

Nov 04, 2017 09:43 AM
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Carol Williams
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The instructions are contradictory.  If the owner MUST be present at all showings, what is the need for a keybox?  I would not show that house unless I had an appointment and the owner was present.  

Nov 04, 2017 09:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there's not an amount of money great enough for me to go on that property..... 

Nov 04, 2017 09:09 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Wanda -- I find those instructions more than a bit confusing...I would be placing a call to the listing agent.   If the owner must be at ALL showings, I question why there is any discussion of a lockbox.   

Nov 04, 2017 12:05 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I would show by appointment only with owner.

Nov 04, 2017 11:11 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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No chance in hell I would go near it.. The Sellers just lost a showing, and a potential sale.  I would make the Listing Agent aware of this.

Nov 04, 2017 10:05 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I value my life and do my best to follow instructions.  If the seller is not there I am not entering that house.  I will take the warning seriously.  My clients and I will just reschedule if they are interested in taking a look another time.

Nov 04, 2017 09:52 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
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I would only go with a set appointmetn time confirming seller will be home.  Not a chance I would go without that. 

Nov 04, 2017 09:52 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Good grief, Wanda! The owner needs to ENGAGE that dog, right into his car and out of the way of potential buyers for showings - not scare the you-know-what out of them! 

Nov 04, 2017 02:30 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've known a lot of police dogs (mostly the scent kind but a few of the "reach out and bite someone" kind.  I'd make darn sure the owner was home first.

Nov 04, 2017 02:27 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

If the showing instructions said owner must be present at all showings, I would not show unless they were there.  

Nov 04, 2017 01:03 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Bring a piece of Bologna and wear your running shoes to be Jack be nimble quick. Nice boy... (woof) Have dealt with German Shepard's that get escorted outside or into the garage. The barking is what can get on a buyer's nerves. 

Nov 04, 2017 12:52 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Did you have an appointment with the owner? Not clear from your comments. The instructions are not adequate -  the "use key box" doesn't make sense and creates a dangerous situation for agent and buyers.

Yes, I would show, but would call first and have owner meet me outside, then take dog out for a walk. 

Nov 04, 2017 12:03 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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No way, what is the point of knocking first and letting yourself in when you could be mauled?

Nov 04, 2017 12:02 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Move on. There are other houses.

Nov 04, 2017 11:41 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Nope..I would make sure the owner or listing agent is present. Not about to endanger my clients or myself!

Nov 04, 2017 10:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Wanda,

I would have explained the circumstances to my buyer.  And I would follow the instructions to the letter.  If the owner was not there, on to the next house.  

What the owner did or did not do is an indication that they were not made to understand or did not want to listen to what it takes to sell a house!  This may be on the market for a while...A

Nov 04, 2017 09:50 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Why not, follow the showing instruction and it would all be fine.

Nov 04, 2017 09:32 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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That situation spells OPPORTUNITY, should sell for a great price to somebody a few years from now.

Nov 04, 2017 05:15 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes, I would. It sounds like the owner is a responsible dog owner and wants to be present to control the dog in case there should be a problem. I said yes to the first part of your question however after reading the second part I would not show the property without the owner being present.

Nov 04, 2017 02:05 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Sounds like an appointment is needed. I would not show it without the owner present. I wonder why it says "knock first, then use key box" if the owner must be at all showings. -Kasey

Nov 04, 2017 01:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Move quickly.

 

Nov 04, 2017 12:31 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
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Yes, I would set up a showing for this house. I think if the shepherd was in the back yard jumping at a flimsy fence, I'd call the listing agent, explain that the owner isn't there and see if I should reschedule or not. If they said it was ok, I'd go in anyway. I'd just be reallllly careful when coming out!

Nov 04, 2017 12:26 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You do not show such a property unless the owner has the dog locked up in a secure place or away from the property. Safety first always!!

Nov 04, 2017 11:29 AM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

I'll show it only if the owner is present and maybe with the listing agent accompanied too.

Nov 04, 2017 10:43 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Those showing instructions are very clear - I would Not -unless the owner was present - 

Nov 04, 2017 10:29 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What nonsense...

Nov 04, 2017 10:10 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would not show unless the dog is gone.

Nov 04, 2017 09:50 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

My preference would have been to just move on (quickly, I might add) but my clients were okay with seeing the home Barbara Todaro!

Nov 04, 2017 09:17 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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100% of agents NOW ask before you open the garage door with learning curve applied.

Nov 04, 2017 08:48 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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I would not enter unless the dog was gone or crated

Nov 04, 2017 08:09 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

        Sellers are only hurting themselves when they put up obstacles to showing like that.  No, I won't show it, unless a Buyer insisted.

Nov 04, 2017 04:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Nov 04, 2017 04:33 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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Sorry, no showing can take place for safety reasons.

Nov 04, 2017 04:29 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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If my buyer really wanted to see it, I would arrange it. 

Nov 04, 2017 03:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No way, Wanda....

Aug 20, 2018 09:58 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Pass on that one I would say!

 

Nov 09, 2017 04:33 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I would wait. But seriously, do trained police dogs growl, bark, and lung at strangers?

Nov 06, 2017 07:59 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Absolutely I would. I love large dogs and have owned several Dobermans. Not intimidated

Nov 05, 2017 09:42 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Not me, I would not take a chance on my client getting into a dangerous situation, too many other houses on the market.

Nov 05, 2017 07:09 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin No way! This might not be even suitable for a drive by.

Nov 05, 2017 06:44 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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I am a big dog lover and out of respect for the dog, would not show without the owner being present.  I would call the listing agent and find out where the owner is, perhaps just late getting home or something, but no, I would not upset the dog. 

Nov 05, 2017 06:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would say, "Hey Bubbah, I've got to get some papers out of the car. Go on in and I'll meet you in the kitchen."

I wonder if that meets the definition of 'vicious' animal.

That behavior is uncommon for a police dog. Doggie must have flunked training.

Would I go in? No.

Would I have helpful feed back if the agents calls?

You bet. Then I would ask, "Have you seen Bubbah?"

Nov 05, 2017 06:04 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Those showing instructions are a little vague.  Did you make arrangements with the owner & he/she forgot??  Why would you need to use a key if the owner is at all showings? 

Nov 05, 2017 05:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Nov 05, 2017 05:53 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Only if I brought a Prime Rib with me

Nov 05, 2017 05:19 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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No, I probably wouldn't show the property as it sounds as though it would put both myself and my clients into a dangerous situation.

Nov 05, 2017 05:02 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not without the owner.

Nov 05, 2017 05:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd probably have few confirmations from an agent that the owner is home. If no one home, I pass, no need for such liability.  

Nov 04, 2017 10:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I wold call and say the buyer wil not be present...EVER!

Nov 04, 2017 09:12 PM