Do you see this as a problem?

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You have a couple come to your office requesting to look at homes.  You make them sign a buyers representation agreement and take them down the hall to your in house lender to have them pre qualified before you will show them homes. 

You have another couple come to your office requesting to look at homes.  You immediately get up from your desk and go out and show them homes. 

Is there a problem here?

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Joe Harvey
Lake Worth Real Estate - Lake Worth, FL

That all depends on if you have done business with either of them before or if you are basing your decisions solely on appearance. Personally if you know either of the couples than that could explain everything.

Aug 03, 2010 06:34 AM #1
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Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Everyone needs to be treated equally, if the pair of couples happend to be testers you are in for a discrimination suit.  EVERYONE should be qualified, Even the "cash" buyer.

Aug 03, 2010 06:41 AM #2
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Joe,

Thanks for your comments.  I should have added it was they first time you had met them and did not know either couple.

Aug 03, 2010 06:46 AM #3
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Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Well, if it was the first time you had met either of them, then I can see a problem.  There is no room in this business (or any, for that matter) for pre-judging based on appearances.  (If that is how they were judged)

Aug 03, 2010 06:55 AM #4
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Richard... this sounds like a solid case of disparate treatment to me.

Aug 03, 2010 05:04 PM #5
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Ed Newman
Alamo Infrared, LLC - Midvale, UT

Thanks for this great information, I will be sure to pass it on 

Nov 30, 2010 04:39 AM #6
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Ed,

Thank you for thanking me, and yes please pass it on.

Nov 30, 2010 04:48 AM #7
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