Show MY Listing to YOUR Buyer at My Convenience???????

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

 If you email, text or call me to request a showing date and time for my listing, I would appreciate your understanding that the seller still occupies the property. 

 

The sellers are cognizant of the term ‘showing condition’ (which I teach them through our listing agreement appointment) and they would like to get the property in tip top shape before the showing.

 

In some cases, there are dogs on the property and the seller has to load up the dogs and take them away. In doing so, the buyer’s agent can show the property to their client without worrying about the dogs (or cats, birds or whatever kind of pet they have). 

 

ONE day notice for all showing appointments....

 is prominently displayed on the MLS.

 

Example:   Okay, now that we have that understanding (assuming we have that understanding), you email me and let me know you have a buyer. You go on to state (no hint of a request, mind you) that I can show the property at my convenience so please get back with a time and date.

 

EXCUSE ME?  You want ME to show YOUR client the property?

 

I politely reply with, “You will have to accompany your client for a showing of the property. I currently have a confirmed time/date for a showing and there are a couple of other agents showing the property during that time. Please let me know if you would like to ‘piggy back’ on that showing appointment”. *The agent replies with a yes, she and her client will attend the confirmed showing.

 

Please do not ask me to show YOUR client MY listing.

I am representing the seller and work hard for my seller.

You need to work just as hard for your buyer.

 

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*Note to home buyers:  Please ask your agent to show you the property (you did tell your agent to call and ask the listing agent to show you, right?) And please just 'put in your best offer'.  I'm assuming you put your agent up to asking what the other offers came in at......right?   Silence...  Right?

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Kathy Stoltman
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Hi Sally, that is crazy.  You gave a great reply.

Oct 22, 2012 10:20 AM #1
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Christine Smith
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I can't imagine asking the listing agent to show my buyer a property.  In fact, I'd prefer that the listing agent not be there at all! (Accompanied showings are the norm in my area.)  

Oct 22, 2012 10:21 AM #2
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Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
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Seriously - they thought you would be showing their client the home. Sombody needs to get some training from their broker and take some CE courses.  That is craziness.

Oct 22, 2012 10:48 AM #3
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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kathy:  no kidding! 

Christine:  You and me both!  It gives them time to speak freely and not have the feeling of being looked over and rushed.

Anna:  The agent has twice as many years under her belt than I do. On another note I have twice the transactions lol.

 

Oct 22, 2012 10:56 AM #4
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
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I can't imagine asking that of a listing agent. And I don't know why they would want to. If they aren't available to show the property, they should have an agent in their office do it for them.

Gretchen

Oct 22, 2012 11:44 AM #5
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Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
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Sally, I am thinking/hoping/wishing that it was a mis-type and that the agent meant that the seller could allow it at his/her convenience. (I like to think on the positive side... :) )

Oct 22, 2012 12:03 PM #6
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
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Did you ever consider you might have misunderstood the message? Sometimes when people are in a hurry, they don't express things well. Maybe they were trying to be most accommodating, as to the time and date, not meaning at all that you should show it for her but that you could schedule an appointment for her to show it at your convenience.

 

Just a thought.

Oct 22, 2012 12:07 PM #7
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I've had a few agents call and ask if I could show a buyer my listing as they were 1) busy or 2) out of town.  I won't drop what I"m doing to jump through hoops but if it is reasonable I will likely show the home as my goal is to get it sold. 

Oct 22, 2012 12:21 PM #8
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Van:  Oh, no....no misunderstanding. The exact words (went back to the email) is this:

  My client is a XXXXXX and interested in this listing.  Can you meet him at the property at your convenience?  His schedule is flexible, so let me know what works for you.

Oct 22, 2012 12:51 PM #9
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Sally

Well I have to say I have NOT surprised but I would be unlikely to comply without a better understanding of WHY the agent, who presumably is representing the buyer, is not able to show the property in order TO effectively represent the buyer. TEll you what - YOU refer your buyer to me, I will work the deal and pay you a referral fee.

Jeff

Oct 22, 2012 01:10 PM #10
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Jeff:  That's what I say .... I couldn't believe it. I read it to my husband to get his feedback and he said....so what..she's giving you the client?  lol.  Bottom line is that I have heard of situations as this...but usually it is the buyer that calls up and says...oh, my agent is busy so can you show us?  This is a first for me to actually have an agent ask me.

Oct 22, 2012 02:59 PM #11
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Janna Scharf
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Wow, that really takes the cake!  I can't even imagine any scenario where a agent would ask this.  It's NUTS!

Oct 22, 2012 03:16 PM #12
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
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Doesn't surprise me at all. I've had these requests and turn them down unless their buyer is a customer. Only happened once. If they don't have the time to show homes, they should look for other employment.

Oct 22, 2012 09:32 PM #13
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Leander McClain
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Sally,

That's a lot of nerve.  They want you to do their job and have your client pay them as well.......NOPE. I dont think so.  There is always at least one of us that make the rest look bad. 

Have another great day

Leander

Oct 22, 2012 11:15 PM #14
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Kathryn Maguire
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At first I thought that the buyer's agent (and I use that term loosely!) must have just mispoken.  But when you provide the text, it is clear what they meant.  Unreal!

Oct 23, 2012 12:13 AM #15
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Peggy Wester
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Unfortunately, I'm not surprised by this. There's a brokerage in our area that puts a note in MLS for every one of their listings that the selling broker must accompany the buyer at all showings and inspections. Clearly this has been an issue in our area. Sigh...

Oct 23, 2012 02:19 AM #16
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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wow, I would have asked if they wanted you to take on their client as YOUR client as well. Unbelievable what some people try..............

Nov 01, 2012 09:28 PM #17
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Andrea Swiedler
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Sally, never had that happen, but have had agents call in a panic because they have someone that must see it right away and they are out of town, etc. I have opened the house for buyers of agents I know... if it is someone I don't know I probably would have them get an agent from their office. It has been few and far between. But this was just inexcusable.

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