Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS)

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Donna Graham
AZ New Horizon Realty - Casa Grande, AZ
Casa Grande Real Estate Agent

As an agent, I would refer the listing to an agent who resides close to where the property is located. I feel that I wouldn't be able to represent the seller to the best of my ability.

Jul 01, 2015 01:58 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that's one of those "it depends" questions.  How far out of market, why does the seller want to list with my firm, is it an area our MLS has coverage?  So many things go into the decision.

Jul 01, 2015 01:24 PM
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Virtual Realty Consultants
Virtual Realty Consultants LLC - Wellesley, MA
Making the American Dream a Reality

unless the agent can demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and expertise to handle the listing and if the broker is not comfortable supervising the transaction, it probably should be referred. In our office, we only do accompanied showings - that's what's done around here by most brokerages - it wouldn't be cost effective do have a listing more than 20-30 miles out for me!

Jul 01, 2015 02:57 AM
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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

If an agent wants a listing in another part of the state then so be it.  We do have that situation here where I'll see on occasion a discount broker from West Palm Beach with their name on a listing.  It's difficult for showings and it's pretty stupid but if they want to waste their time it's ok with me and quite frankly non of my business.

Jul 01, 2015 02:36 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would prefer that agent refer it out since that is not their area of expertise.

Jul 17, 2016 12:01 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would like to know their reason for not referring it out.

Jul 01, 2015 10:17 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Martin Kalisker If the agent thinks they can service it, I would go along with it.

Jul 01, 2015 03:28 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

In our office, the agent would make that decision. I guess some brokers would try to micro-manage their agents.

Jul 01, 2015 03:22 AM