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February 02, 2006


Vicki Lloyd

Your article reminded me that I need to update my instructions to sellers to STRESS that it is important to remove tempting items that could fit in pockets of prospective buyers/lookers. A friend of mine just did an open house, and while she was talking to some potential buyers downstairs, some other lookers went upstairs and took the teenager's iPOD that was on her desk. (It was the $250+ model with all her favorite songs that she had paid to load on to it!)

I have never had an incident where something disappeared from an open house, but I guess I have been lucky. My friend is going to cover the cost of the missing iPOD, but from now on, she will tell that story before holding an open!

Comment posted February 8,2006

Kathy Koecher

Not to mention the risk a Realtor could be in if showing a house to one of these "not so nice lurkers".

Comment posted February 2, 2006

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