Asking the Open House visitors for their information...

Real Estate Agent

This week's Wasaga Beach Open House that we hosted on Sunday was quite slow; I guess everyone was at the beach...

We only had couple of visitors and as usual, we asked them to fill out the information form (OREA Form 270). Usually people have no problem with that, but this time one of the visitors agresivly refused to comply with our request.

Not only she said she would not provide her information, she was quite rude!...

From the perspective of couple of days I try to put myself in her shoes. In her mind I'm yet another person trying to get her personal information. We are all tired of that, and try to avoid situations like this one.

On the other hand...

My Client, Mr. Seller has the right to know who is snooping around his house. In fact many Sellers request that this information is provided to them following an Open House.

We all know that there are those who go to Open Houses to get decorating idea, those who are just a bit nosy and simply want to know what their neighbours have in the garage, basement or the kitchen.

It's all fine, we never know where Mr. or Mrs. Buyer will come from, and perhaps the Neighbour will love the house so much, they will talk about it and advertise it for us.

Then are those bona-fide Buyers, looking for the home of their dreams. Usually those people have no problems leaving their names and numbers. I love you Guys! You make my job alot easier!

I guess the Mrs. Rude was one of those Lookers, or perhaps she was just stubborn... But between you and me, there is no need for rudeness; after all I'm just doing my job... on a wonderful Sunday afternoon...

When I thought about it, I decided that after an experience like this, I am now ready to tell someone like her to leave if she is not willing to share her name and number with me...

Joanna Gerber

Sales Representative
Realty Ltd. Brokerage*

284 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario
L4N 1B9

Office: 705-722-8191
Fax: 705-725-8232
Toll Free 1-877-722-8191

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This Sunday, June 29th, I'm hosting another Open House in Wasaga Beach at 36 Briarwood Place between 1:00 and 3:00 PM


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Bill Austin
East Valley Living - Scottsdale, AZ

Some people who are just looking, simpy don't want to be on another list but there are simple and polite ways to say that.

There is no excuse for being rude regardless of the circumstances. 

Jun 24, 2008 06:22 AM #1
Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker & - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA

Not only does the seller need to know, but you need to know incase they are represented by another agent.  Rarely, I have asked people to leave when they won't provide simple information.  Here in MA, the disclosure paper has to be displayed at an open house, so I explain it is their acknowledgement of my meeting legal requirements for MA.  If they don't respect that request, they aren't reasonable and something else is up.

Jun 24, 2008 06:44 AM #2
Darin Haughie
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. (EWM) - Pinecrest, FL

Rude is not right but.... you had a open house sign outside, this means come in and view. Don't be mad about her, this means shes just looking and as my dad use to say.. you got to know when to cut bait or fish.  Cut bait on her and go fishing for the next one. ''hey and have a Great Day!''

Jun 24, 2008 06:46 AM #3
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