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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.
Troy Erickson AZ Realt...
No. I think that would be interference with a client relationship and could be reported.
Fred Griffin presently...
No...I have had to be at the showing and have had the Buyers agent ask me to give the tour
Fred Griffin presently...
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.
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.
No. But sometimes if the house is large, I do not mind to let a LA tell us about a house.
No , but if it did happen I would take them aside and just say I have it from here,,,,
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.
Whatever gets the job done, as long as they are a good salesperson it could be a plus for both parties.
No, and unless my buyers needed more information about the home, I would ask to tour without the listing agent.
That can be an issue. You have to be secure in your relationship with your buyers.
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....
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.
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.
Oh, yes. Once, and the listing agent ended up stealing my clients.
Renee Paray No, I have never had this happen to me.
Nope - and wouldn't happen...
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.
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.
No. I would have to put an end to that.
"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."
Not in many years but that used to be more of the norm.
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.
Not unless the home had unique features and I requested they take the lead!
yes Of course - and some sellers think that only the listing agent can show the house effectively.
Not in Charlotte. In NYC listing agent always showed the home to buyers and their clients.
Yes i have seen listing agents do it.
Good morning Renée. I think that's tacky.
Good morning Renee. Let them go for it, but make sure you explain to your client in advance.
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!
Yes, in some cases strike a deal in a unprofessional way.