Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate )

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Hi Jeff,

I do the listing presentation in the home that way I can tour the home and get familiar with the layout.  The homeowner will feel like you really are interested in learning about the house.  When you do the presentation in the office it feels a bit robotic and the sellers can get really board.

Feb 12, 2016 07:01 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I like doing it in the home and that way I can ask questions and the sellers can point out things I might otherwise miss.

Feb 12, 2016 09:39 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I do them at the home.  I want to see to home, and see what they are like in their natural habitat.  If they have a major attitude, I may not work with them.  I can see the advantages of doing it at an office where you have all your resources at hand.  I've just never had an office,

Feb 12, 2016 09:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still in the homes, I still like to see the condition of the home before I list it.

Feb 12, 2016 07:15 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

In an environment free from distractions...

Feb 12, 2016 10:27 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

In the home


Feb 12, 2016 10:17 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer in the home so I can see if I really want the listing!

Feb 12, 2016 09:49 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In the clients' home. It gives them a feeling of control and comfort.

Feb 12, 2016 09:48 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most sellers prefer to meet at their home. I have only had one seller in Reston ask to meet at the office.

Feb 12, 2016 09:33 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. When I was in the business, I would do it in the home, unless they weren't living there.

Feb 12, 2016 05:19 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Never in the office. I come to see their home and talk about them in the location where they feel most comfortable. 

Feb 12, 2016 03:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS I do it at the seller's home - though they do get lots of information in my pre-listing package.

And it's always best - sellers feel comfortable with our presence at their home.

Feb 12, 2016 03:40 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on where the property is located and where the owners live.

Much more effective in some ways  when we can tromp through the woods together.

Yet much quicker to meet in my office, and easier to fill out the paperwork there too.

Feb 12, 2016 02:08 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I do both, depends on what the client prefers. I feel more in control at my office, but have the benefit of showing them what needs to be done if it's in their home.

Feb 12, 2016 11:23 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We have always done Listing Presentations at the Seller's home (in the traditional way) - as we want to see the condition of the home, and what may need to be done, before it is listed Jeff Dowler CRS.  I think it is a good way to build casual rapport with a client, in the atmosphere where they are the most comfortable, outside of the fact that most of our clients are elderly, and it is more convenient for them. 

Feb 12, 2016 10:19 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Never in the office. Always in the home, the traditional way

The only con is when I do not get the listing

Feb 12, 2016 10:18 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Either way Jeff, I can come to the people with my IPad or have them come to my office. I can only say that pros are all the tools I need like copying machine in my office but it really does not matter. I am doing two next week at the peoples homes.

Feb 12, 2016 09:50 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Jeff I can say that for residential listing it is 100% in there home. Reasons I don't think I need to get into. For my developers it is 100% in my office with all the bells and whistles.

Feb 12, 2016 07:37 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

It's a mixture. Mostly, they have already decided that I should list it. When that call comes, I go to their home to look around and sign the papers. Some come to my office to sign.

Feb 12, 2016 07:34 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It depends on the property and where the seller is. Proposals are often emailed to out of area prospectives. If they're local, would love to meet at the property and present in person.

Feb 12, 2016 07:34 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

It's the traditional way for me.  There are always special circumstances cases,  but in home listing presentations are my typical way.

It's much easier to discuss the home when you're there.  

Feb 12, 2016 07:32 AM
Toronto, ON

It depends on the particular situation.

Feb 12, 2016 07:06 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Like Peter, we rarely meet our owners.

Feb 12, 2016 07:05 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love Conrad Allen answer, 'In person.'

Feb 12, 2016 07:02 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

In their home, where they are the most comfortable.  It also enables me to point out any issues that need to be addressed before it is actively marketed. 

Feb 12, 2016 06:59 AM
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Most of my clients are out of town.  I m luck to meet with them at all.  Saying that I try to be available if they ever come into town.  

Feb 12, 2016 06:51 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - I do the listing presentations in the home. I can preview the home at the same time and ask questions of the owners.

Feb 14, 2016 01:58 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In the home.  You can't get an appreciation for the home's condition otherwise, which impacts the list price.

Feb 13, 2016 11:40 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It depends on the situation, Jeff. I've also done them over the internet with out of town clients. I just make it work for the situation.

Feb 12, 2016 10:54 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

In the home but I have heard that many have started to conduct them in the office.  Are there are many ways to conduct our business.  Whatever works and achieves the results is best.  

Feb 12, 2016 10:33 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

In the home.  I get them a lot of the information ahead of time so they are prepared for the discussion.

Feb 12, 2016 12:23 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I prefer to do it at the home, because that just feels right. But I have done several at the office. I guess I don't mind that either. 

Feb 12, 2016 11:06 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not see a business model allowing 'in office' listing presentations.

I would suggest, in such cases, the office visit is likewise not needed.

Feb 12, 2016 09:01 AM