Does your Lake Sinclair agent keep an eye on your house?

In the years I've shown property I've found leaks,  live bugs, dead bugs, once I found two snakes in a closet and today I found fleas. LOTS of fleas.  I have discovered a home that has storm damage and one that has been robbed.  The one thing all these homes had in common... NOT my listing.  

And every time I do the right thing and immediately while I'm still at the home. Always.  Once when a house had storm damage it wasn't recent.  It had rained in the hole in the ceiling for months. The listing agent had no idea. 

Now I'm not about to claim that I visit my 7 unoccupied homes daily, but not more than a couple of weeks goes by without me popping in them.  I take my "spiff it up kit" in my car and take care of things that need attention.  I make sure the thermostat is set, the lawn is cut and things are generally secure and in place. 

I feel it's part of my job for my absentee sellers to keep an eye on their property.  So if you are ready to sell and want to hire a company that will check on your place from time to time and you have moved already, call Lane Realty.  We're happy to help.

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Comment balloon 12 commentsTammy Lankford, • October 06 2016 07:45PM


We very much appreciate you sharing this information with us today. Make it happen this week.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 4 years ago


Of course You would do that.  You care, and I would be delighted to send a referral your way, any old day.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

That is good of you to do that. I no longer will do the debugging or swishing of toilets but have people I will refer that will do it for a small price. They never seem offended when I suggest it is time.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 4 years ago

You are a good agent. Your clients are lucky to be working with you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 4 years ago

Tammy, That's a great service you are providing for your vacant listings. I know your clients trust you to keep an eye out for them. Keep up the Great Work!

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 4 years ago

Keeping an eye on a home that is vacant is very important, big things can happen in a short amount of time.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) over 4 years ago

Hi Tammy Lankford, we are two peas in a pod. Most all the listings I have had are 2nd homes and I do exactly the same thing. I have a bucket with a small hose and broom and WD40 - gloves - pruning shears and tool kit with tape!  All to help out my customers whether they are buyers or sellers.  It is what makes you "different and better"!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

Tammy, I'm not surprised you go the extra mile for your sellers and make sure their vacant homes are watched over. Just wow to all the things you've seen at other agents listings, that's terrible. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) over 4 years ago

Good Morning Tammy - that is why you creat value for your clients and stand out.  Congratulations.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 4 years ago


When an power is away or the house vacant its, a good to keep an eye on the home and check it out.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludiwg

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

I also keep an eye on my vacant listings. I would certainly hire you to list my Lake Sinclair home if I had one. I like an agent that cares. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

It's that kind of dedication to your sellers that makes you the agent to choose!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 4 years ago