Is Listing Agent "Will be present" Prevalent in Your Area?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

I have been showing several homes the last two months and a couple of buyers are looking in the higher-end price point.   Several times the showing instructions say - the Listing Agent must be present.   One of the homes I showed has artwork and decor that looks very expensive, so I can understand that one.   

 

Do they want to be there to meet the buyers and chat with them?     I always instruct my buyers, give first names only, and keep the "chatting" to a minimum.  They don't need to know your situation.    I WILL send feedback and especially if the Buyers are interested.

 

A couple of homes I was baffled why the Listing Agent had to be present.   Maybe the Sellers made this request, or the Listing Agents make this request?     

 

What is common in your area?

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Kathy Streib
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Hi Joan- Years ago there was a high end agent here who had 2 assistants who opened her listings and accompanies the showings. 

Feb 08, 2020 05:28 PM #11
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Joan Cox ,

This is not a common practice here unless it's the over million dollar properties. Most listing agents have a showing agent that meets the buyer's agent and buyers at the home.

Feb 09, 2020 04:36 AM #12
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Joan Cox we use lockboxes here..... on occasion, a seller wants all showings accompanied and we will do that... the two team members are both living in Franklin.,.. someone is always available....

Feb 09, 2020 06:12 AM #13
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, with most of my listings, I have a list of items homeowners either need to lock up or remove during showings.    In 24 years, have only had one seller ask for me to be present during showings.

Feb 09, 2020 09:19 AM #14
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paul, if they sit in the car, I still say - what's the point?

Feb 09, 2020 09:19 AM #15
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Roy, good to hear.

Feb 09, 2020 09:20 AM #16
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, we are seeing more and more million dollar homes with our equity increases, and now if a homeowner surpasses that price point, they think they need their LA there.    

Feb 09, 2020 09:20 AM #17
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, an assistant could do this.

Feb 09, 2020 09:21 AM #18
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, these were over a million, but nothing in a couple of these homes seemed worthy of hauling out.....

Feb 09, 2020 09:21 AM #19
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Joan Cox
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Barbara, just had one in my 24 years!

Feb 09, 2020 09:22 AM #20
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Joe Pryor
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Luckily no. My standard joke is that the only thing scarier than one agent at a showing is two agents at a showing.

Feb 09, 2020 04:23 PM #21
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joe, now that is funny! 

Feb 10, 2020 06:31 AM #22
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
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We see it often with high priced homes, sometimes I think it is just the agent offers it to get the listing as a service. Other times things need explaining about a house and it is useful. But, I don't understand when it is a lower or mid priced listing the purpose. It often puts a buyer off as they are not free to express themselves fully with the listing agent present. some open the house up and step away, but I have had others want to tour you through the house.

Feb 10, 2020 08:41 AM #23
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Joan:

"Listing agent must accompany" is usually the situation in the high end homes but less so in the more moderate prices ranges. Occasionally I see a note about "agent must turn off security system" or something similar.

I suspect sometimes the request to accompany comes from the seller. Or perhaps the agent feels they need to be there to share pertinent information about the property that might not otherwise be noticed.

Jeff

Feb 12, 2020 08:52 AM #24
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I have experienced all of that.  And, agree, if there are questions on the home that are not addressed in the information left in the home, the LA should be present.

Feb 12, 2020 10:19 AM #25
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, I agree, and if there is other information that should be relayed, thinking they could have a separate brochure for this information.

Feb 12, 2020 10:20 AM #26
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Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
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Not common in our area. Years ago there was a showing where the listing agent insisted on her presence.  The house was very odd and rambling, and the agent was actually confused. So much for that!

Feb 13, 2020 08:47 PM #27
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Susan, that would be strange for that listing agent to show up!

Feb 14, 2020 05:14 AM #28
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

It depends on the location of the property and definitely not uncommom to have the LA at showings for luxury priced homes and usually by appointment. 

Feb 14, 2020 06:16 AM #29
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thank you Kimo for your comment.

Feb 14, 2020 07:31 AM #30
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