After reading Don Rich's blog about the open house signs, it got me thinking about something that happened to me yesterday afternoon.
I got an email from someone asking about a listing on my website that was available with a lease option. Well, they wanted to know if I had anymore with a lease option that they could look at. So I went into the MLS and searched for a few more lease option properties.
I came across one that had in the public remarks-contact Pat ---- at 941-xxx-xxxx for more information. Usually an agent would put that info in the agent comments. Looking at the days on the market it had been listed for nearly a year.
So I thought I would call up the agent and tell him that I wanted to email his listing out but I didn't feel comfortable emailing this listing with his contact info in the public remarks. I thought maybe he was new or just didn't realize that you shouldn't put contact info in the public remarks.
I got a hold of the agent and explained the situation. His response was, "Why can't you just print the listing out and white it out and fax it to them? I said, "Well they requested I email them the listings." He said, "I don't really feel like changing it so just fax it out if you want them to see it."
I did email her all of the listings including his (with his contact info in it). She did end up picking two listings that they were interested in and it wasn't his listing.
Is it OK for agents to put their contact name and number in the public remarks in your MLS? I think that this is just unacceptable. How about you?