Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties)

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Oct 26, 2015 11:45 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

yes I do. I know how to do the research for comps and if they want me to handle it, I take care of them. Often I will co-list with a local broker, however. 

Oct 26, 2015 10:47 AM
Alicia Carter
Alicia Carter REALTY - Desoto, TX
Real Estate Broker serving DFW metro area. Credit

Yes, I ensure that I do my due diligence and study that market area.

Oct 26, 2015 11:52 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If I feel like I can get the job done then why not? The seller wants to sell and if he trusts me then it should be a good partnership.

Oct 26, 2015 11:45 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Absolutely. If I think I can get a deal done, why not?

Oct 26, 2015 11:38 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I work all the place if the project is interesting and large enough to make it worthwhile.

Oct 26, 2015 10:56 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'd gratefully accept an out of area listing.

I had a client who wanted me to represent her in the purchase of a property a few hundred miles from my area.  I told her I'd refer her to a local agent, but she said she wanted me to handle it.  

I found a local agent to teach me what was customary for the area and to provide contacts for inspections, etc.  We agreed on a dollar amount for her assistance and off we went.

My client knew I'd never visit the property and she was fine with it.  It all worked out well. 

Oct 26, 2015 04:27 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sure, we accept these all the time. If we feel confident that we can handle a particular area, we will not hesitate to do so...

Oct 26, 2015 04:01 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

a bunch of good answers.. i think the seller wants you in the deal, i like karens deal, wheremaybe the other agent hold it open and u help on pricing and nego. make sense? and then getting it closed.. 50/50?

Oct 26, 2015 12:25 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had someone from out of my area that wanted to list with me. I found them a good agent to work with in their market. 

Oct 26, 2015 12:25 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I market our whole island but specialize from Kapaa to the north shore.

Oct 26, 2015 12:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

on occasion, we DO go out of our area for a special atty who refers business to us.... I can market anything from anywhere.... that's not an issue....I want the listing agent to be well-versed on the town and the area of the town.....

Oct 26, 2015 11:46 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Prefer not to take a listing out of my area, but there are always exceptions.

Oct 26, 2015 10:48 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Because of our experience in both divorce and short sales..."normal" is 9 counties....experience expands the area.

Oct 26, 2015 10:13 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have because they were good clients and they wanted me to handle the transaction.

Oct 26, 2015 10:09 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

It depends.  Extra time involved, listing price, my MLS or another, am I familiar with local customs in that area.  A lot to think about before committing.

Oct 26, 2015 10:07 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes, I have one now that is out of my normal zone but my neighbor didn't care and insisted we list it. 

Oct 26, 2015 09:15 PM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Yes, but I make it clear I am out of my area.  

Nov 16, 2015 08:45 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've done both--depends on the situation, distance and commission involved.

Oct 27, 2015 06:01 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We refer the business out.

Oct 27, 2015 01:04 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds when they are referred - or know me personally, I'd take the listing if I can (and they'll insist on the same, too.)

Though I had referred one out in NY - and stayed in close contact with the listing agent throughout the process.


Oct 27, 2015 12:25 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I would refer them. I think it is a disservice, if you don't know the market in an area.

Oct 26, 2015 11:58 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to refer them out.

Oct 26, 2015 11:37 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

I sell out of my "normal" market as searches often evolve over time - ie, start in my primary market and then move out from there. When the time comes to sell, I am grateful to be invited back in, but just lost one because they chose a more local agent to sell the home ;-(

Oct 26, 2015 10:27 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not since the short sale days and I still didn't go beyond 50 miles.

Oct 26, 2015 10:09 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I do them if I'm familiar with their current market. Most of the showings will be by local agents anyway.

Oct 26, 2015 09:37 PM
Toronto, ON

It would depend upon a number of factors.  Each situation is different.

Oct 26, 2015 09:13 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

If it is worth my time and I am sure I can truely service it yes of course!

Oct 26, 2015 08:06 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

All great answers here, but in the end if the client wants my expertise in marketing and negotiation, if I could handle it at my 125% I have for myself, then absolutely. If not, then I would co-list or refer to a more local agent, explaining to my client why its in their best interests. That is always first and foremost for me.

Oct 26, 2015 07:46 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Not a simple answer. I would think it depends on your relationship with the seller and it depends if the property is going to sell quickly.

Oct 26, 2015 07:33 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes and no.

we work for a few banks where we would risk future business if we did not take an assignment on a fringe area so we take it.  But from a regular seller I refer them out to someone who would be a better fit.

Oct 26, 2015 01:31 PM
Christine Gerbehy
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Making waves, one home at a time...

I'll go sell anywhere in the state.  Problem is, when you call for info on a property, they want the referral.  My solution?  I joined ALL of the local MLS's.  I've sold an hour away, have listings an hour and a half away, it's all good!  Why would I give away a paycheck if I'm doing right by my clients?

Oct 26, 2015 01:14 PM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Yes but sometimes I do it as a co list.

Oct 26, 2015 01:03 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

SF Bay area and northern California as an expanded region.

Oct 26, 2015 01:02 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I make sure it's in my market area or I definitely refer them out.

Great question ....

Oct 28, 2015 09:08 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Yes, as long as I have access to the MLS.  Let's face it, the MLS is the main tool for selling a home.

Oct 27, 2015 05:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will if the seller is aware that others may be able to do a better job, but still wants to use me.

Oct 27, 2015 04:56 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I refer out; don't feel I could do justice to seller if too far away. Don't feel like driving, either. I already cover a large area, quite a number of towns that can be up to 50 minutes away, so "out of area" means some distance.

Oct 27, 2015 04:21 AM