Where do you set the limit for your Buyers?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Living Evergreene Properties

When dealing with buyers, in most situations they want to see what is out there.  We have had agents showing clients many homes in one day, from morning to night.  My question is do you set limits for your buyers? Saying you will show only 6 homes today, or setting a time limit?  It seems that most of the time viewing so many homes doesn't help with the search as you can get an overload.

Comments (3)

Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

With in town buyers, no more than 6. Any more than that they all run together. With Relo-folks we will often do more due to time constraints. In such cases kids are banned.

Oct 25, 2010 09:29 AM
Dennis Duvernay Broker/Owner
Hillview Realty - Northbridge, MA

Locally I will do 5/6/7 depending on the buyer...after that I find that the buyers loses interest and recollection of properties seen....

Oct 25, 2010 09:38 AM
Robin Husney
Dickens Mitchener - Waxhaw, NC

I usually limit to 5 homes.  I tell my client that it is difficult to really look at more homes than that without becoming totally exhausted and then having trouble remembering the details in each home.  I sometimes make an exception if people are relocating, though I do try to narrow the scope by previewing before they arrive in town.  It helps to know (i.e., have seen already) what's on the market in the area you serve, because often once you get a sense of what they like you can better focus the search. 

Oct 25, 2010 09:42 AM