Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME., Let me help you find your path to the beach.  (PrimeSouth Properties)

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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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I'm not opposed to thinking outside of the box, but I don't see any reason to have an Uber driver drive us around for showings. I'm able to drive, chat with them and chew gum!   lol

Apr 10, 2017 01:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Peter Mohylsky How about if you use one of their driver less cars. Then you wouldn't have to worry about someone else hearing your confidential client discussions.

Apr 10, 2017 01:29 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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The problem with that is, another party is privy to your conversation. I would not like that.

Apr 10, 2017 01:57 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Maybe if you had your own chauffeur, but not an Uber driver.

Apr 10, 2017 01:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I'm with Candice A. Donofrio - Confidentiality is the issue with having another party in the car.

Apr 10, 2017 08:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I would only consider this if I didn't have my own car but that is not likely to happen since I have two. I want to be in my vehicle.

Apr 10, 2017 07:34 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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No way -  I'm never sure what kind of car the person will have and honestly I don't want a stranger listening in on any conversations that should stay private and confidential.

Apr 10, 2017 02:46 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    What about liability insurance?  Will your umbrella policy handle a civil suit if the Lyft or Uber driver is in a crash?  Or will Uber / Lyft's insurance cover it?

Apr 10, 2017 02:43 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Hmm, interesting.  Let us know via a post if you have used a Uber driver for showings.

Apr 10, 2017 02:21 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Private airplanes.  Uber is way to cheap for high end. Limo will not cut it.

Apr 10, 2017 02:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Interesting idea, I like my own vehicle.

Apr 10, 2017 01:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not and I would not. My clients are in my car while I drive to showings. We have plenty of time to chat during the process. 

Apr 10, 2017 01:25 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

It is a good idea providing the Uber driver has a nice car.  One of our clients had a driver for her car.  A

Apr 10, 2017 01:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not in Oklahoma City, it is not an Uber town.

Apr 10, 2017 01:12 PM
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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

No - and would not. Car service (Limo) for the right client - possibly...

Apr 11, 2017 05:26 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all.  

Apr 11, 2017 04:59 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I agree with Fred Griffin answer.

Also, it is government derived so a definite no.

Apr 11, 2017 04:31 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I haven't... I have plenty of time to chat with my clients when they are in my car and I'm driving.

Apr 10, 2017 02:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Every idea has merit. Whether it produces fruit....yet to be known

Apr 10, 2017 02:18 PM
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Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Never.

Eve

Apr 10, 2017 01:52 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I've never considered driving a tough thing to do. I can walk, chew gum, show properties at the same time Peter!

 

Apr 10, 2017 01:39 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've heard many horror stories about Uber drivers!!! in my office, we don't drive with anyone in our cars...they meet or follow us....period....

Apr 10, 2017 01:37 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

No, so many reasons to think this is a bad idea. 

Apr 10, 2017 01:36 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I think it's a great idea, albeit a bit expensive.

Apr 10, 2017 01:18 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I am a fan. In some areas of L.A. it is extremely difficult to park. It is cheaper to take uber or lift ( parking fee can be often more expensive than uber fee)

Apr 12, 2017 06:22 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
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What a creative thought.  hummmmm...It may work

Apr 10, 2017 01:35 PM
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shirley cicero
United Country Ponderosa Realty Associates - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

I wish I had an Uber driver that drove a bulldozer for my trek out to the middle of nowhere! :-)

Apr 10, 2017 01:30 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

That's an interesting idea and it would be another business expense.

Apr 10, 2017 01:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting but no.

Apr 14, 2017 08:15 AM
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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

It may give buyers that thought your license was revoked for some reason....  I can chat and drive.

Apr 12, 2017 02:21 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting thought... if the cost element is not a detriment.

Apr 11, 2017 12:24 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Why?  Why?  Why?

That just says to me "Hey, I can't afford a car"  Uber isn't cheap either.  You would be better off hiring a towncar from a local limo company and having a real chauffeur drive you around.

Apr 11, 2017 10:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I just put my car on autopilot when I want more time to chat with my clients.

Apr 11, 2017 07:49 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We don't have it in my area but I wouldn't consider it even if we did.

Apr 11, 2017 07:16 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, never thought of nor would I use it

Apr 11, 2017 07:14 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

For higher end clients and due to the parking restrictions in San Diego; this would be a stong contender for a great idea when working Downtown

Apr 11, 2017 06:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I did have my first buyer show up in an Uber. I would not have anyone drive me around on showings. But this was a relocation buyer who did not want to rent a car or depend on me for theor taxi service.

Apr 11, 2017 05:57 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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must be cost effective

Apr 11, 2017 04:56 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't want anyone in the car with me with my client.

Apr 11, 2017 01:40 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - with a few 'cool' incidents with ÜBER, I will stay away from this.

Apr 10, 2017 10:30 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Interesting thought but I would worry about confidentiality. And right now there are some issues with driverless cars!

Apr 10, 2017 10:21 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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I don't like others driving me around.  Plus they would hear everything.

Apr 10, 2017 09:29 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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there is NO UBER where I live.

Apr 10, 2017 09:16 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

No, this does not sound like a good idea.  I like my own car, and I get plenty of "talking time" when I'm with my clients.

Apr 10, 2017 08:38 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

LOL,  no, I chat just fine in my car.

I may one day use a limo for the right client though.

Apr 10, 2017 08:29 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I don't think it's a benefit in my market.  If I was selling apartments in NY, that might be a different animal. Won't fly in rural Texas.

Apr 10, 2017 08:12 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Never considered it.  Probably not because of privacy.

Apr 10, 2017 08:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Unprofessional in my book

Apr 10, 2017 06:16 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Nope, never considered it Peter Mohylsky . Of course there is no Uber in Minot ND anyhow.

Apr 10, 2017 05:13 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Interesting idea, but no.  Hiring a limosine for certain clients makes sense, but not Uber.

Apr 10, 2017 04:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 10, 2017 04:22 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

That would be costly even if they did not buy!

Apr 10, 2017 03:56 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have encountered one person who raised such an issue.

Apr 10, 2017 03:22 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Apr 10, 2017 03:15 PM