Prospective home buyers should provide ID to the agents who take them to homes.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Paul Howard, Broker, Paul Howard Realty 856-488-8444 8639604
For those that will work without a preapproval (at least for a first showing) I hope they make some effort to identify the person. A copy of a photo ID would be best, but if you want to be unobtrusive making a note of the license of the car they are driving is a minimal step.

I think it should be law in every state that a licensed agent must obtain proper ID to take a person into someones house. A prequal may not be ID but it is something and anyone who doesn't have it by the second showing is suspect.

I think sellers somehow assume that all agents have ID of the persons they are bringing through their home. In many cases they probably do not.


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Either I have smarter than average buyers or I am a smarter than average broker - or both. Either way, I help home buyers get more for less.
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Rainer
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Stephen Kappre
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Paul -

From what I know of you the above paragraph about your client's valuing you seems appropriote. I'd like a link to testimonials to see just what Joe and Jane Smith are saying :)

Jan 18, 2009 07:51 AM #1
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Good idea Steve.  I think I only have one in my profile.  I have a drawer full (somewhere) so I guess I better get that done soon!

Jan 18, 2009 08:11 AM #2
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Maggie Baumbach
Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at HelpShop.com - Reisterstown, MD

Very good point, we actually owe it to ourselves to get their ID's, but sometimes we skimp on ourselves. So when you phrase it that way, that the sellers are entitled to know that the prospects produced ID before access was granted, then we really do not have any excuse for the shortcut.

Jan 22, 2009 04:57 PM #3
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Right Maggie and it would make our lives easier if it were mandated by law.

Jan 22, 2009 11:47 PM #4
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