How many is too many?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I showed homes this weekend to a long time client of mine. Great guy and wonderful family. We usually have him, his wife, and 3 kids when we view homes. This weekend was a bit different.

At the first home, all was normal, just the 6 of us. As we were leaving, daughter, her husband and small child joined us. We caravaned over to the next house and the 9 of us toured the home.

At this point daughter asks if we can go back to see the first home as they were not able to see it. No, sorry, we would need to get another appointment and we have 2 more homes we need to see.

So, off we go, 3 cars total to the next house. When we arrive, the son is in the driveway. He wants to join us too. So now, we invade this home with 10 people. Son, who I have sold a home to, tells me he has already driven by the next home and he doesn't like it. Says, "Maybe I should be picking out the homes?".

Off to the 4th home, now in a 4 car caravan. I wondered who would be waiting for us at the next home. Thankfully, no one. Just an empty house. And oh by the way, that house wasn't very nice. I think maybe I will hire the son after all!

In the end this all worked out and I know my clients were happy to see their kids and grandkids. But this certainly slows down the process when so many people are involved. When it comes to the actual home selecting and purchase, I will be dealing only with my clients. Everyone else needs to stay out in the driveway!

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


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I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Peter den Boer - I do hope that they were ready to make an offer.

Jul 13, 2020 06:47 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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I have a client who showed over 100 homes to someone.  They did buy and continued to buy and sell with her as their agent.  And they send her referrals.  A

Jul 13, 2020 08:08 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Peter - quite frankly as I read your post, I was expecting to find this post featured by Kathleen Daniels and Mr Crappy as part of her Craptacular group but unforttunately I see you did not include it there.  Oh, well.  

Jul 13, 2020 08:52 AM #3
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Wow what is the saying 2 is company 3 is a crowd.  Hope all worked out though and they found the perfect home.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Jul 16, 2020 06:51 AM #4
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