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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no,...why would anyone do that??? I'm not sure I even understand the question..... those at an open house represent the seller....why would a buyer's agent participate in an open house event??? we cover our own open house events for our clients.....

May 02, 2015 08:37 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

I welcome any licenced Realtor that wants to host an open house on a "vacant" listing of mine.  I would be more cautious on an occupied home however.  My job as the listing agent is to get the home sold and since I carry too many listings to do open houses on them all, I welcome others to help get the job done!

May 03, 2015 03:18 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I hear that the Tiger has a hard time changing its stripes so this isn't likely for me.

May 02, 2015 11:57 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I almost never have open houses, but if I do, I sit them. Most buyer agents really can't represent the home properly to prospective buyers.

May 02, 2015 11:47 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson I am not an attorney - however, by basic definition, anyone who sits at the open house to sell ANY listing, represents seller. (I may be wrong...)

May 02, 2015 02:05 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I've had newer agents ask me whether they could do an open house in my listings and I think that  if they feel they want to get exposure that way for themselves and my listing, that would be fine. Since I rarely do open houses myself, I can still report to my sellers that we did have them.

May 02, 2015 09:33 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'll allow a trusted colleague to sit open house for me on occasion.

There are agents to whom I've given a chance but don't feel inclined to do so again.

May 02, 2015 08:17 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

No way, no how. I represent the seller. if a buyer walks in without an agent, i can act as a transaction agent and write their offer. It is posted at our open houses we are sellers agents and what it means. 

May 03, 2015 03:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul -- I hold my own listings open --- I think I can best represent the needs of my seller primarily to sell their home.  

May 03, 2015 01:57 AM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Yes I allow buyer agents and I allow new agents to get an idea of the process of selling and creating a great open house.

May 03, 2015 01:27 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes.  Many new agents trying to generate business look for this type of opportunity.

May 02, 2015 09:57 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

The agent sitting with you is not considered to be a buyer agent. You can have an agent sit with you and have an understanding that if prospects come in he can ask to be their agent but most buyers who come in have their own agent and if they just started looking at homes they will not buy this house. So if they want a buyer agent to show them other homes and are looking for an agent would you rather give the lead to this agent?

May 02, 2015 09:56 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I know some agents who do have new agent set their open houses for them.

May 02, 2015 08:12 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I have not needed anyone to sit at my open houses, and have never allowed a buyers agent to sit with me. Most of my clients do not want open houses.

I have sat open houses for other agents in our office to help out.

May 02, 2015 07:30 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

If they are from my own firm, I don't see any problem with it.  Especially if they are just starting out.

May 02, 2015 02:20 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You mean they would hold the house open for the listing agent? I have let my own agents hold my listings open, but not someone from another company.

May 02, 2015 02:11 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually have a lender sit with me, and now only with vacant homes.  Too much is happening with occupied properties.  

May 02, 2015 12:24 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I allow new agents to sit with me so they know how to do an open house. I have never had just a buyers agent sit with me but I can see that it might come in handy.

May 02, 2015 11:08 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes and yes. 

May 02, 2015 07:11 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes and Yes.

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e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Never never never.  Buyers can not be themselves when a seller is present.  Sellers take everything personally when they're selling a property and not their lives.

May 05, 2015 10:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This practice could easily lead to problems in our state.

May 03, 2015 11:16 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Yes, I often ask other agents in my office to sit open houses for me.  It frees me up to work with more sellers and also to be out showing homes.  If they secure a buyer at my open house I get a referral fee and if they get a client that doesn't buy that house but buys another then I get a referral fee on that as well.  In Maryland you can't represent both the buyer and seller on the same transaction so that allows the buyer to have their own representation through Dual Agency.  

May 03, 2015 07:16 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes especially newly licensed agents.  I like having other agents their as it makes the open house safer.  I let the other agents help the clients that do not have agent representives.  This is a way to help the new agents get started.

May 03, 2015 06:02 AM