Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I don't know that it's a hard and fast rule in our MLS. It's highly recommended and listing agents typically request a card be left in occupied homes so that sellers know you've been and gone. 

Mar 24, 2018 04:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Courtesy for the home owner, not required. Although it's just natural to me, we've been doing that the last 20 years.

Mar 24, 2018 02:12 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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It's not required, but courtesy. 

Mar 24, 2018 06:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes it is left as a courtesy not a rule.

Mar 24, 2018 05:14 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Our key boxes acquire all of our information when we get the key and then the listing agent calls us barely after we get the door open to ask about feedback. I think the card is getting redundant except it lets the Seller know we have been there...

We are expected to leave a card even in vacant properties

Mar 23, 2018 11:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It is a professional courtesy. We are expected to leave a card however it is not an MLS rule.

Mar 24, 2018 08:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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It's not an MLS rule, but often listing agents will ask that we do so. If they ask, I do.

Mar 24, 2018 04:04 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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Yes, it is a courtesy to let the seller know the showing appointment was kept and not all agents here use ELB, some still use combos so there is no record of who accessed the property if a card is not left.

 

Mar 23, 2018 11:34 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We usually sign a book that is by the front door, and sometimes leave a business card, but it is not required, especially since we have 'signed in' with all pertinent info Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,

Mar 23, 2018 10:55 PM
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Bob Crane
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I wish people would stop doing this and am about to put it into the showing instructions on my tenant occupied listings.

Mar 24, 2018 10:42 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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It is not an mls rule, it is a matter of courtesy and custom.

Mar 24, 2018 09:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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It is one of the items on The Pathways to Professionalism found in the Arbitration Manual 

Mar 24, 2018 05:46 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

We do not have that rule and i for one am happy about that. Many agents leave oversize cards with "propaganda" about them or their company. Although going after a home listed is against the law, they are pushing the fine line. On owner occupied homes i now request in th eshowing instruction agents do NOT leave any cards.

Mar 24, 2018 04:51 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

We are not required, but most do.  Our lockboxes record who went into the house.

Mar 24, 2018 01:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Paul - thats the rule in our mls but not always followed as I see.

Mar 24, 2018 11:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Not required (as far as I know), but standard courtesy on owner occupied homes.

Mar 24, 2018 09:09 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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Yes, I always leave my card.. and agents showing my listings always leave theirs. Since most agent don't respond to emails asking for feedback, I collec their cards, and phone them direct!

Mar 24, 2018 07:25 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I don't think it's required, but customary in my area.

Mar 24, 2018 06:50 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I do not, our MLS does not require it. There are some Agents that will. Although some would say it shows who was in your house, I look at it as a soft solicitation of the seller.  

Mar 24, 2018 06:40 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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It's not a rule, but it is etiquette.

Mar 24, 2018 06:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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 not a rule here.... just a courtesy for the homeowner.... 

Mar 24, 2018 06:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Its good business practice 

Mar 24, 2018 05:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, but it is a courtesy that should be followed.

Mar 24, 2018 05:19 AM
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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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Not a rule. The electronic LBs tell us who was in the property anyway. Ask me to leave a card = I will leave a card. If the property is not on LB and the seller lets me in, I will hand them my card.

Mar 24, 2018 05:19 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

It is recommended and most agents request that we leave one. Less than 50% of agents do though.

May 26, 2018 11:12 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Not a requirement, but I do as a courtesy. 

Mar 30, 2018 04:12 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

Not required here, but sure is a courtesy.

Mar 27, 2018 07:23 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Our MLS does not require it. I asked for in my listing but am going to stop that. There's no sense to it with electronic lockbox access, and it's just a waste of paper as I don't do anything with them. I'm with Bob Crane and Scott Godzyk  -- I might start asking that they NOT be left. ;)

Mar 26, 2018 09:21 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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It's often requested but I won't waste a card at a vacant listing and promptly giving feedback is proof that we were there. 

Mar 26, 2018 04:42 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

No and I won't if it is a vacant home since the Supra records my visit.

Mar 24, 2018 10:27 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - no such rule for us in MA.

Many agents know me so I do not really leave my business card.

Mar 24, 2018 08:46 PM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
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Most places ask that you leave a card. Good practice. 

Mar 24, 2018 06:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am on the MLS board and it is not a rule here. It is generally considered good protocol though I have heard some agents not like at all thinking it is a form of soliciting their clients.

Mar 24, 2018 04:56 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I wish it were an MLS rule here.  No one leaves a card and it is annoying.

Mar 24, 2018 04:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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No, electronic lockboxes made there be no need for that.

Mar 24, 2018 04:26 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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I always thought dropping cards in houses is like bird droppings

Mar 24, 2018 03:06 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I do.

Mar 24, 2018 02:02 PM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Not required here, I try to leave one at every home , but not 100% of the time>

Had a seller recently tell me they didnt want them leaving cards on their counter. LOL

Mar 24, 2018 01:04 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

Courtesy should override all those rules, don't you think?  A

Mar 24, 2018 12:59 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I don’t believe it’s an MLS requirement but agents usually ask for cards to be left - I always do as a courtesy to the seller so they know I sh

Mar 24, 2018 10:48 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Courteous and expected, but not required. -K

Mar 24, 2018 09:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

That is not required in our area but is a practice of many agents.

Mar 24, 2018 09:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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We are supposed to as a courtesy to the home owner, unless we are requested not to

Mar 24, 2018 09:31 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No, not in my market area. I rarely leave a business card, especially since our lockboxes record our access.

Mar 24, 2018 09:23 AM
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Sam Shueh
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I do. Sometimes we get opposite of what expected though. 

Mar 24, 2018 08:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

So much for rules.

I only leave a card when owner convenience is indicated.

Mar 24, 2018 07:43 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Only when instructed in the MLS.

Mar 24, 2018 07:25 AM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
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Although not required by my MLS, it is done as a courtesy.  ALthough I will admit, it seems to be done less and less which is a tad bit frustrating.

Mar 24, 2018 06:07 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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While it is a rule here also, not all agents do it

Mar 24, 2018 05:31 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Not required but its a good practice

Mar 24, 2018 05:22 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Not required, but it's a good idea; sellers should appreciate it.

Mar 24, 2018 05:14 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

No

Mar 24, 2018 05:09 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have never heard of that being a rule.

Mar 24, 2018 04:57 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
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no....not rquired....

Mar 24, 2018 04:39 AM