Do Agents Refuse to Show Limited Viewing Homes?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

Whenever I see days on market begin to accumulate, I do an indepth analysis of why the home is not immediately selling. This is a hot seller's market in Sacramento. It's one thing to get showings and no offers, and it's quite another to get no showings.

This particular property is priced smack dab in the comps. So it's not pricing. I had one agent call me from out of area all excited about seeing the home for himself. Then he called me back and said no, he wasn't interested because there was a home just like it next door, which he saw by googling it. But most agents do not google homes. They just read the listing and go show.

However, the minute the tenants moved and limited showings were removed, whammo! Lights, action, camera. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Do Agents Refuse to Show Homes by Calling Listing Agent?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I don't refuse to show them, it is just much arder at times to fit the time frame.

Apr 05, 2018 05:14 PM #1
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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HI Elizabeth... I will make one attempt to show; then a second. After that... I'm off to something else.

Apr 05, 2018 05:41 PM #2
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Nina Hollander These agents made zero attempts.

Apr 05, 2018 05:43 PM #3
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William Feela I told agents they could call and I'd arrange a special showing to fit their schedule, yet no calls, so how much WORK is that?

Apr 05, 2018 05:44 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Elizabeth here on the West Side of Los Angeles every home is by appointment so this is not a problem for us... on the other hand I have heard other parts of the country where Listing Agents just slap a SUPRA lock box on it curl their noses up when they have to make an appointment... but let's not start on this again:))Endre

Apr 05, 2018 11:03 PM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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While looking for the easy showings worked for buyer agents in the past, in this current market with limited inventory, agents will sometimes need to pick up the phone to arrange a showing.  And, yes, some sellers have certain issues in the home (kids, pets, etc.), that require special care and an appointment.

Apr 06, 2018 12:48 AM #6
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, it depends on badly the buyer wants to see the home, and if we find something else before we get in.

Apr 06, 2018 05:06 AM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr. I think you mean "other parts of California" like Sacramento, where all homes are pretty much shown via Call First, Lockbox. But I don't want to represent the buyer, too, so there is no reason for me to show.

Every so often, I will get a seller who asks for the listing agent to show. It is also common for listing agents to show in El Dorado Hills for some reason, which I won't venture to guess. 

Apr 06, 2018 10:43 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat When I see a home that has not sold yet, it is generally not a vacant house, LOL. It's the house that needs an appointment during certain hours.

Apr 06, 2018 10:45 AM #9
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Joan Cox Well, you are all about your buyers, so it does not surprise me that you would ask the buyers what they want to do.

Apr 06, 2018 10:45 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Elizabeth- since I'm not an agent, I can't speak specifically to that but I have seen that there are many who don't read or speed read through something. They may do the same for a listing. 

Apr 06, 2018 06:20 PM #11
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Kathy Streib They don't always read, no. Agents are constantly in a rush. And some think they don't need to know every little detail unless the buyers are interested. Unlike me who would obsess over everything, LOL.

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I agree with you comment #9, Elizabeth.  I have sold dirty dog vacant homes with a lockbox, while nicer homes in the same neighborhood remained on the market because access was an issue.

Apr 07, 2018 04:21 AM #13
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