Latest Thing: Enter the property without a Realtor. 99 cents!

Reblogger Sonja Patterson
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams - BV 581856

Great blog by Greg Nino!  

Just when you thought you had seen it all!  Unbelievable!  Perhaps there are some restrictions on the hours the home is available to be open to the public (8AM-5PM?)?  Still, I receive an incredible amount of inquiries from prospective tenants wanting to rent my listings.  Ninety-five percent do not have a credit score my landlords will accept and/or three to four times the monthly rent in income.  This "latest thing" has absolutely no screening of who enters the property.




Original content by Greg Nino 0524642

I had just left a listing appointment when I saw the "sign" in front of the neighbors yard. Check out the rider promoting the ability to "see the home yourself."

enter the home yourself


This rental property is indeed listed by a local Realtor. That part surprised me because the list of things that can go wrong are astounding. 


Here's the reminder notice on the combination lock box .... that has the key to the home!




In order to gain access an individual must offer a credit card number, provide their personal information and pay 99 cents to enter the property. 



No homeowner that I have ever met should subject themselves to trusting the general  public THIS much. Realtors are paid a fee, and in my opinion, they should earn it. The listing agent should be anxious to screen customers, ensure a conversation has taken place and actually meet the individuals before letting them in the home. 

Are you seeing this in YOUR market? What do you see wrong with this idea?




Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)




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Wow-I'm sure this is presented as a value proposition-why waste the agent's time screening people right?

Dec 01, 2016 10:43 PM #1
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX

Please feel free to see my response within the original post as to why this tool is one that can, and should, be in some of our tool boxes.

Dec 02, 2016 07:56 AM #2
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Will wonders never cease? The force must be with him to keep bad tenants out.

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