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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I show to families from time to time, but have found that normally parents are good about keeping their children "herded," so I haven't needed to develop any tricks.

Feb 28, 2016 08:20 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm the same as Joy Bender.   Can't remember the last time I worked with a family.

Feb 28, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,521,836
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Generally no. Hasn't been a problem. I guess when I bare my teeth at the kids that is enough!

Feb 28, 2016 08:56 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 included in "the talk" and if they won't stay together then we're done.

Feb 28, 2016 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Very rarely do I have more than a couple.  Don't work with too many families. 

Feb 28, 2016 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Back in the day it was more of an issue.  I just ask that we all stay together in an occupied home.  In a vacant home, I don't worry about it.

Feb 29, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
534,300
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Let them roam.  One will find something they want to show the other.  They know each other better than we do and they have their own style of looking for a home.  I'll call them together if there is something special for them to see.  Our job is not complicated so don't complicate it.

Feb 29, 2016 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I don't have that issue

Feb 28, 2016 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Very rarely work with families.

Feb 28, 2016 07:30 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Keeping families together is almost like herding cats.

Feb 28, 2016 06:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,124,284
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

Larry & I try to go together when possible. This way we can "round them up" quicker...

Feb 28, 2016 06:25 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I make it clear that we need to stay together except when I have another team meber with me. then it's fine for us to peel off in different directions.

Feb 28, 2016 04:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington rarely I come across this type of situation. I just tell them - lets see the home together....

Feb 28, 2016 02:07 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have one family, the wife and husband ALWAYS take off in different directions, but usually find them together to get the notes whether or not they love the home.  

Feb 29, 2016 11:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Saying it, let's all stay together so I can tell you about the features included. Sometimes I have to say in a couple of times.

Feb 29, 2016 10:45 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I can't remember the last time I had little children accompany us.  As for telling adults to stay together, I won't do it.   They need to see the house freely without supervision.

Feb 29, 2016 08:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Try using duct tape.

Feb 29, 2016 04:16 AM
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Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Gladstone, MO
Guiding You Home

Rarely is this a problem but if it appears to me that it is going to be one I just lay it out.  I explain that we need to stick together so we don't loose track of time and continue with the tour. 

Feb 29, 2016 12:58 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I give showing instructions before we even start.  Part of that is simply asking that we all stick together during the home tour.  

Feb 29, 2016 12:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NOt really, I talk about how we view a home especially with chidren

Feb 28, 2016 11:53 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

listing agents don't need to worry about that...

Feb 28, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Must be over 18 and eligible to purchase to tour property!

Feb 28, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,896,275
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I work mainly with investors so this is not an issue for me.

Feb 28, 2016 11:02 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have not had this situation in age-restricted communities, as the parents may or may not have adult children with them, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington .

Feb 28, 2016 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,424,479
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

At my most recent open, Some kids were running around rubbing their fingers on the newly painted walls while I practiced professional lip biting. The parents were looking at the house...What can you indeed at these prices!

Feb 28, 2016 09:55 PM
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2,942,272
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Some times but most are well behaved. Most often the husband runs for the basement while the wife heads for the kitchen then bath and kids head to the bedrooms

Feb 28, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
5,264,663
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to maintain control or leave the kids in the car.

Feb 28, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Herding 101 -- but stuff happens.  

Feb 28, 2016 09:19 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Advise them HAZARDS may exist. Open pools, cutlery, pets starving for affection, adult game room toys and guns MAY be present. You can not know what is behind those doors. 

"Please keep your beautiful children safe. We don't want the little darlings enter a place of danger."

I actually had visitors sign a 'Hold Harmless' waiver before entering a property. Everyone herded the family tightly.

But I've got Sasquatch as a viable plan B.

Feb 28, 2016 09:08 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Play the music from 'Rawhide'. Tell them we all have to stick together, kids hold hands with someone (& not me!)

Feb 28, 2016 09:08 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good idea to suggest it to them.

Feb 28, 2016 08:20 PM