Yes, I'm preaching to the choir here on Active Rain about Sacramento open house etiquette among agents. Most of the agents who participate on this website discussing real estate know enough to not interfere in another agent's transaction. But like with any group of people, there are often exceptions.
The other day my client asked me why she hasn't completed her disclosures. The open house agent (who was not my team member) had a discussion with the seller about types of disclosures they should make. I know, right? WTH? She seemed insistent that the disclosures should already be completed, which is in direct opposition to the way I do business. My method is to prepare disclosures as close to the time of an offer as possible. Fresh data is always better than stale.
By the time I finished explaining everything to my seller -- engaging in a discussion that was somewhat premature and unnecessary thanks to that agent -- the seller did not think kindly about the agent who pushed her about the disclosures. Now I can't let that agent hold anymore open houses. No upside.
You can read more in my personal blog at this link: Why My Team Members are Great Sacramento Open House Agents.