I could not believe what I heard today “I do not show Short Sales in St. Petersburg”

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I could not believe what I heard today  “I do not show Short Sales in St. Petersburg”

It doesn’t matter how long you are in the Real Estate business, there is something new every day. Imagine this, it is 7.30 am, I had one too many drinks last night, it is a full moon and my coffee pot was very slow……..My phone rings, I answer in my best realtor voice (despite the above mentioned problems) and I have a not to friendly voice at the other end, asking if one of my listings was still available. She goes on telling me that she has been trying for more than two weeks to see the house but that I obviously make it impossible to show the listing. I had NO clue what this lady was talking about and she went on telling me that her realtor has been trying to make an appointment with me for over two weeks and cannot get one. (Please keep my morning problems in mind) I heard myself say.  I am sorry but this is BS. I never ever use these words or the abbreviation but this accusation was simply outrageous before coffee at 7.30 in the morning.  I make an all day story short, in the end we found out that her realtor had never ever contacted me and that he simply does not show Short Sales but instead of saying to his clients “I do not show Short Sales in St. Petersburg”   he tells them that the listing agent can’t be reached or that the house is tenant occupied and can’t be shown.

The story had a happy ending, I showed the house a few hours later and wrote up an offer.

BUT I just can’t get it out of my mind “I do not show Short Sales in St. Petersburg”

I wonder how many Realtors are out there NOT showing Short Sales?

Is this a onetime incident or do you have similar experiences?

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