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    I just heard a very sad thing :-( from a Seller that had a problem with a Local Leasing Company.

    Have you ever been disappointed?  Had what felt like the oxygen leaving the room right before you were about take a breath.

    What could be so dramatic, that I am writing about it?  I am so glad you asked.  I just had one of my Sellers Call me about the sale of their home.  They had decided to take their home off of the market, which I was good with.  They want to wait and rent out their home.  So I referred them to a local Santa Clarita Property Management and Leasing office.Picture of a chained home

    Do you know what I found when my Mr. Seller called me back with this Leasing Companies Contract in hand?  There is a clause inside of the contract, in small print, stating that the leasing company gets the listing in the future if my Mr. Seller decides to sell the property that they are going to manage.

    Let that sink in for a moment – I, out of good faith, referred a friend of mine – a seller – a client, no matter what the title – even if it was a stranger, to this local SCV Property Management and Leasing Company.  I would have expected anything besides my client being contractually obligated to use their Real Estate Resale Services when he decides to sell his home, after the market recovers from it’s current position.

    “Contract you say…”  It saddens me greatly to see the actions of a company I felt very close too.  What is my next step, do I open up a leasing and Property management company in the SCV?  Do I only refer to local SCV companies that handle only Leasing and Property management services – with Nothing to do with Real Estate Re-sale and Listings homes for sale?

    This quandary will probably exist for a while and I am not crying – but this is no way in which to conduct business.  Be upfront and let the other agents know, that do not handle SCV Leasing and Property Management, you are going to serve our clients with a contact that makes them list their home with you when they decide to do so.  At least I would be able to better prepare them.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

    3 Responses to “I just heard a very sad thing :-( from a Seller that had a problem with a Local Leasing Company.”

    • Tabitha Jiminez

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      We had a similar thing happen to us – We had no idea that the leasing company that we had hired, wrote into the contracts we had to use them to sell our house when the time came. We were able to fight it and win, but it took three months and the market was going down fast. Everyone should read this and double check who you are hiring and make sure if they are managing homes – they are not selling houses also – they can’t be trusted to be partial.

    • Frank Walker

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      Hey Connor, I just sent you a email also – but I just checked a contract I have with our Property Management company – there is a clause in there that states I have to list the home with them if I decide to sell while within my lease contract. Can you help me get out of that? Or give me some guidance please – Frank

      • paris911

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        I got your email Frank – I will contact the Leasing company in the AM to see how “sticky” they appear to be with that clause. I also responded to the email you send with a bit more vigor 🙂


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