Unauthorized Entry into A Home for Sale
Unauthorized entry into a home for sale was a message I received yesterday from an agent at another company. He had reported the incident to the Department of Real Estate but they said this was not something they governed.
The listing had MLS instructions to call for an appointment. There was a Metrolist lockbox on the property. The MLS instructions contain the parameters of how agents can enter. To enter any other way is an ethics violation and this agent can be subject to a complaint filed at our local Sacramento Associations of Realtors board. This was the instruction I gave the complainant.
Seller’s showing instructions are posted on the MLS. There is also agent confidential comments posted that agents often fail to read. These comments are not viewable to the public.
This buyer’s agent allegedly entered the property without permission, did not call to make an appointment and just went in, holy smoke, a big no-no. When in doubt, remember, the showing instructions are there for a reason.
Don’t throw the dice when you hire an agent. Hire Weintraub & Wallace Realtors. Our buyer’s agents would never enter a property without the appropriate permission. We also are deeply aware of our Code of Ethics. It appears many agents have not read the content within the Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, National Association of Realtors. Make sure your agent does not use unauthorized entry into a home for sale or they may get a big fat fine and be required to take one or more ethics courses.
If you would like to buy or sell a home, call Weintraub & Wallace Realtors. We do not sacrifice our ethics for anyone. We are with RE/MAX Gold; Sierra Oaks Office is our home office. RE/MAX Gold has more than 60 offices in Northern and Southern California for us to work in. If you need a referral to a top agent in another location, then call us today at 916-233-6759.
— JaCi Wallace