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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have some listings where I am required to be present.  I do ask the BA if they'd like me to walk them through or leave them alone.  Many BA would miss many of the hi-lights of these unique properties if left to their own.

Dec 13, 2015 11:44 PM
Toronto, ON

No.  I think that would be interference with a client relationship and could be reported.

Dec 13, 2015 11:08 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...I have had to be at the showing and have had the Buyers agent ask me to give the tour

Dec 13, 2015 10:46 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Renee Paray I think at times it is okay for listing agent to take over.

Some homes have great features that buyer's agent may not discover it unless told about it.

Dec 14, 2015 03:39 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, only if I indicate  I want them to take the lead. On rare occasions a property is better presented with information only the listing agent can provide.

Dec 13, 2015 05:50 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No. But sometimes if the house is large, I do not mind to let a LA tell us about a house. 

Dec 13, 2015 02:12 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!


Dec 13, 2015 11:59 AM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#10 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

No ,  but if it did happen I would  take them aside and just say I have it from here,,,,

Dec 13, 2015 11:43 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Renee - I think that is more common with luxury homes, but have not had that done to me personally.

Since I would probably know that the LA was going to be there, I would discuss that possibility with my clients and see what they thought. If they were okay with a tour by the LA, then no problem, but if they wanted to preview on their own and then ask questions later, I would address that with the LA upon arrival to the property.

Dec 15, 2015 06:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Whatever gets the job done, as long as they are a good salesperson it could be a plus for both parties.


Dec 14, 2015 01:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, and unless my buyers needed more information about the home, I would ask to tour without the listing agent.

Dec 14, 2015 08:17 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

That can be an issue. You have to be secure in your relationship with your buyers.

Dec 14, 2015 03:58 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we're listing agents and we've been asked to accompany showings....we do and we give guidance through the showing....there are many facts the buyer's agent would not know....

Dec 14, 2015 01:16 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are some listings that "require" the sellers' agent to accompany but I've never heard that they have directed to show the home.  That seems odd.

Dec 14, 2015 01:03 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I have had it happen a couple of times. I prep the buyers to watch out for it and it always ends up putting a bad taste in their mouth which then carries over to the house. The buyers always leave the house shakingh their heads.

Dec 14, 2015 12:41 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Oh, yes.  Once, and the listing agent ended up stealing my clients.

Dec 13, 2015 11:29 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Renee Paray No, I have never had this happen to me.

Dec 13, 2015 10:34 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nope - and wouldn't happen...

Dec 13, 2015 10:31 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

There are many sellers who mandate the listing agent be present. It woudl depend in the home and teh agent if that agent than waited quietly and let you see the house or guided you through, then gave you time to walk back through and talk among your self. 

Dec 13, 2015 10:06 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If I must be present, I will give the buyer's agent any special info prior. Open up, then get the hell out of the way. "If you need help, ask." If they want to engage me, fine. That is what I want in return--available, not underfoot. A pushy listing agent ----> a short, unpleasant and usually fruitless showing.

Dec 13, 2015 09:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  I would have to put an end to that.

Dec 13, 2015 09:29 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"HAD to let you in...." this suggest a history exists.

"then take over.." this is what the listing agent SHOULD do, show the home. They should know more about the house than the buyer's agent.

No listing agent communicated to me they "HAD to let me in."


Dec 13, 2015 09:20 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not in many years but that used to be more of the norm.

Dec 13, 2015 09:19 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

If in the end its of benefit to the buyers, then I would be OK with it. If it undermines me, well that would not happen.

Dec 13, 2015 08:52 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not unless the home had unique features and I requested they take the lead!

Dec 13, 2015 08:36 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

yes Of course - and some sellers think that only the listing agent can show the house effectively. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:22 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not in Charlotte. In NYC listing agent always showed the home to buyers and their clients.

Dec 13, 2015 08:18 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes i have seen listing agents do it. 

Dec 13, 2015 07:48 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Renée. I think that's tacky.

Dec 13, 2015 05:15 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Renee. Let them go for it, but make sure you explain to your client in advance.

Dec 13, 2015 04:29 PM
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     On rare occasion I have asked a Listing Agent to give us a tour of the home.  Once or twice I have had an LA say, "I just want to point out this or that", which is fine with me.

     But if I had one try to "take over", I would assert myself and thank them for waiting outside while we look at the house!

Dec 13, 2015 11:54 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes, in some cases strike a deal in a unprofessional way.


Dec 13, 2015 10:44 AM