A local Realtor that I am also friends with (Guenevere w/Century 2000) was recently approached by a Keller Williams agent who she does not know. The agent with KW inquired about conducting an Open House at one of her newest listings. Guenevere's immediate response was ... "Like I want a KW agent there trying to recruit agents."
As a matter of personal practice, I never authorize an agent to conduct an Open House at any of my listings, especially if I have never met them. It doesn't matter if they are with my own brand or any other. The Seller has hired "ME" to do conduct marketing for their home. We should all remember that this is exactly what we are selling, "someones home." We aren't selling valves or motorcycle parts. Human beings are all different and what I think is courteous or clean may not be what Helga with Helga Realty might think is clean or courteous. What if Helga thinks it's just fine to grab a soda from the sellers fridge or a okay to try and tap into the sellers Internet and watch movies on her laptop?
KW agents are just as opportunistic as any other agent when it comes to success or their financial bottom line, and they should be. Should it matter if a Realtor (Listing Agent) allows or permits cross-branding with the marketing of their listing?? Would it be foolish for a KW agent to permit a RE/MAX agent to host an open at 1 of THEIR listings?
The real concern here is a listing agent thinking... "Shoot, I can get an open house done and not have to do it? Why the hell not!?"
Do it yourself. Nobody treats YOUR clients or YOUR house/personal property the way you do.