Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hmm...interesting question and while I can't recall the last time it occurred, I have spent an entire day with clients showing property.   Usually there is some kind of break for sanity's sake.  Theirs and mine.   

May 28, 2017 08:34 AM
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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

What you just described is a regular thing for me with my relo buyers. I regularly have people fly in to San Diego for the day. My tour with them starts at 8:00 am at the airport and ends with me dropping them with me dropping them off around 5-6pm. But, I build in a lunch break into the tours, 30 minute gap between homes around Noon and often they buy me lunch, sometimes we go Dutch, the repeats I treat.

That's life in America's Finest City and I enjoy it. Typically they are $500K-$1.5M clients that do this.

May 28, 2017 08:47 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
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I had a relocation buyer who was in town for a long weekend.  We viewed properties Friday, Saturday and Sunday all - day - long.  We viewed a total of 81 properties in that three-day period (with a couple of quick lunch stops)... I don't remember how many hours total, but I was thoroughly exhausted at the end of the tour (younger, too).

May 28, 2017 09:29 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

All weekend with out of town buyers until under contract & delivered back to airport

May 28, 2017 08:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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and when I hear those stories, I'm thankful we are listing agents....

May 28, 2017 01:09 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Mine was 10am meeting time, done at 8pm.  Near the end their daughter had a melt down in my car and the Mom refused to get a hold of the tantrum.  So I invoked my own mother and told her if she kept it up I was going to take them straight home and not stop for dinner.  I had a migraine, was exhausted and realized that I didn't like Mrs. Buyer and her bossy attitude at all.  She and I parted ways two days later at my request.

May 28, 2017 11:02 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Some of ours take weeks, big chunks of land.

May 28, 2017 09:22 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, I don't have anything close to that-maybe five or six hours max.

I did, however, have a no- nonsense investor who viewed twelve homes within two hours.  He was in the door and out within 5-7 minutes.  No wasted time.

I do remember driving eight hours straight with three different groups of kids in Drivers Education one summer, and that was pretty brutal!  I had one quick 5 minute restroom break between carloads.

Your buyers are so fortunate to have you, Kathleen!

May 28, 2017 01:13 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

When relocation buyers come in, that is tyical as they have 2 to 3 days to find a home period. For local buyers, i try to break it up to a morning, or an afternoon or an evening.

May 28, 2017 11:51 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've started at 9 or 10 in the morning, wrapping up, going to dinner at 7:00 PM with relocation buyers.  I will say that the time does fly and I love every minute of it but, when you get home from those long days, it's a race to midnight to catch up!  

May 28, 2017 10:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never stayed with a buyer that long. 

May 28, 2017 09:45 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

It's exhausting isn't it? No one even figures out there is prep time & waiting for the appts to confirm that you can go.  I'd say you had a 12 hr day.

May 28, 2017 02:06 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I think it was about 9 hours for someone who was transferring into the area.  I don't usually recommend that since they will usually start to confuse the homes.  Most of the time, I try to limit it to about 6 homes at the most.  2-4 hours time usually or less.

May 28, 2017 12:52 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Kathleen Daniels I've spent many hours showing commercial properties. I hope you will get an offer written for your effort.

May 28, 2017 10:10 AM
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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

In the early days I pulled a similar tour of duty.

These days 4 hours at a time max.

May 28, 2017 09:34 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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3 hours longest for me

May 28, 2017 09:28 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Out of town buyers and had to get lots in , was a 7 hour day with them but mission accomplish

May 28, 2017 09:17 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathleen,

It can take a whole day including lunch.  A

May 28, 2017 09:06 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've had some 8/9 hour days with relocating clients on a short time frame.

May 28, 2017 08:59 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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You remain a leader in your field....

May 28, 2017 08:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have investors who fly in and it is unusally one to two days depending on how  many they buy.

May 28, 2017 08:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The whole day, with many short stops to narrow the choices! They kept going in circles until I finally circled the wagons! Tough day for them to choose the first home well after dark!

May 29, 2017 05:50 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've never spent that much time.  5 hours was probably the most.

May 29, 2017 05:27 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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The ones that take so much time usually sit on the fence till the home is gone and then want to start over.  I will just say too much time on some.

May 29, 2017 05:17 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I always believed that working with buyers are harder and can be very time consuming, especially with first time buyers who have no idea what they want and where. 

May 28, 2017 11:58 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Kathleen Daniels - I must say you are a super woman!

I used to do that - one relocation buyer took a whole day, including a lunch free from me for these buyers!(

May 28, 2017 10:22 PM
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Erik Grooms
Exit Spivey Professional Realty - Ellicott City, MD

I have experienced working non-stop with clients for 10 hour days. I try not to make it a habit because it can become overwhelming for the buyers and unproductive.

May 28, 2017 08:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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6 hours...out of state buyers

May 28, 2017 06:52 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have had clients from out of town that wanted to start at 9am and go to 6. We did take a lunch break but remember looking at 17 houses. I was pooped.

May 28, 2017 06:18 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

6 hours max has been the most I've spent with a buyer. 

May 28, 2017 06:04 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Yikes - I try to limit my tours to 3-4 hours.  I think my longest ever was about as long as yours though - very tough!

May 28, 2017 06:01 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Kathleen Daniels Once, I spent almost the entire day with a client.

May 28, 2017 04:07 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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A few full days with upwards of 16 homes seen on one day. They did buy!

May 28, 2017 03:57 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

When I did more relocation buyers your day would sound like a normal day. Over the years I made the decision to move from 75% buyers to 75% sellers. It works much better for me and my current lifestyle.

May 28, 2017 03:51 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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5-6 hours

May 28, 2017 03:34 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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     In your car?   Yikes!

May 28, 2017 03:21 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Nothing nearly that long. Unless they were coming from out of state and needed a set period of time to look then I would consider an extended day such as you did

May 28, 2017 03:13 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Probably 13 hours - 8am-9pm.  These days used to be frequent with relo buyers.  We did schedule breaks for drinks, bathroom, lunch & dinner.  We always re-group at lunch and talk about what we've seen so far and what is to come and do the same thing again at dinner. Often that is accompanied by another day or two just like it as the relo buyers are in town for 2-3 days specifically to house and area hunt.  -Kasey

May 29, 2017 09:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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No more than two hours.

May 29, 2017 09:27 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Once we saw 15 homes in one day; were very focused even though several towns were involved and managed it in about 5-6 hours. 

May 29, 2017 08:31 AM