I have had a wonderful little tri-level listed in a small college town for a year, it had quite alot of activity on it, but I am from a Realtor OUT OF TOWN. I was told quite frankly by another "hometown" realtor, that it would just be so much easier for him if these people would have listed with someone at least in the SAME county . . ." I had open houses, it went out on over 900 websites throughout the WORLD and it never sold. We lowered the price, I told anyone and everyone about it . . .and it simply was not "the one" for people looking. I had an open house the last Sunday in April, we expired the following week and they have now listed it with the same realtor who told me about "at least in the same county". The husband can't stand this guy, but his sister insists that this is the guy who can sell it. Well, he is the one who showed it the last two times and nothing happened, but if he DOES sell it, NOW, my suspicions about him is probably right. He will hold off a buyer knowing the listing is ready to expire and then wine and dine the seller, list it, and get both sides of the commission. He isn't even on our regional multiple listing website for other agents to see; and we all are suspicious of just how this guy works. . .you have to go to their personal website in order to view their properties. . .Its not like I haven't lost a listing here and there before, but these people were almost like family, and I really did LIKE them, and their dog was crazy about me, which was another reason they listed with me, because I just "fit in" so well . . .I can just see this other guy going to the house and dog setting the dog so that the other agents can show the house . . .oh well, done with the venting. But, if there are other people out there in sales or RE, you understand exactly where I am coming from. My broker thought it was just bad taste to let me have an open house (to which SIX people showed up!!) and then list it with someone else the following week. Oh well . . .but I did pick up two listings the last two weeks, and both are exceptional. If anyone out there is wanting to move to Illinois and be within an hour of St. Louis, for gosh sakes, email me. I will get you settled right in!!