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Why Won't the Agent Just Meet Me at the House?
Why Won't the Agent Just Meet Me at the House I Want to See?
I think that as a profession, we can tend to not explain the "whys" of our business practices. So I would like to talk about why I cannot just show you the property that you are sitting in front of right this minute.
I received a Zillow call over the weekend and this person was sitting in front of the house and was demanding to see it right now, like yesterday.  Very impatient and demanding does not go over to well, in case you are taking notes.  We really don't sit and wait for the phone to ring.  And also, as in this case, the home that you are calling about is NOT my listing or my company's.
Here are several reasons that an agent may not be able to just get in the car and show it to you at the drop of a hat.
1.  If the house is lived in, we need to have the owner's permission to enter the property.  There is usually a 2 hour or more notice to show it to a buyer.  If it is a rental property, Iowa law requires a 24 hour ... more

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