Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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

I run market report updates weekly and I write and post market reports monthly. That helps me keep my finger on the pulse of the market. 

I rarely attend broker tours. I will preview if necessary and get my clients to see properties asap as the homes are on the market long. 

I recently procured an off-market home for one of my clients. 

I do whatever is necessary to get the job done and stay on top of the market. 

Mar 24, 2018 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Can't remember the last time I attened a broker open. We don't have that many of them as so few people attend...if there's a home that I think might be appropriate for a client, I can preview at my own convenience. We don't have enough inventory for me to worry about keeping up with it. MLS is the fastest and most accurate source of data for me.

Mar 24, 2018 07:29 AM
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Surf the MLS every morning over coffee.  When I show homes, I also scan Zillow - because my clients are looking for houses on Zillow.

      Broker opens - we don't have very many.  I attend them, time permitting.  It's a good chance to rub elbows, meet and greet fellow agents, lenders, stay in the loop.

Mar 24, 2018 07:27 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

in my area, anything priced within reason won't be on the market long enough for an open house..... in a level market, we would go to an open house or just call to preview it before showing it....

Mar 24, 2018 07:12 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I viewed every home as it came on the market, usually through broker opens. That way I didn't have to waste time showing homes that seemed to meet my buyers criteria but didn't for a multitude of reasons.  Mind you, I worked a relatively small geographic area.  Outlying areas were referred out. 

Mar 24, 2018 08:22 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Broker open's are useful; sometimes it's good to preview as well.

Mar 24, 2018 07:50 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As Barbara Todaro says, if it is priced correctly it will be gone.

Mar 24, 2018 07:28 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Inventory is super low here in Fort Wayne.  We're always scouring the MLS every morning to help our buyers.  

Mar 24, 2018 07:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I see what comes out daily for my clients.

Mar 24, 2018 09:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I take advantage o broker previews/caravans in our area.  

Mar 24, 2018 08:59 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Simply stated, I don't. BUT that being said I review every new listing and every price change on the MLS every single morning, even Saturday and Sunday Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® . My retention of that information is ziltch! If I see something that would interest a Buyer I am working with I will email it to them along with a note that if they would like to see it to reply back to me with the MLS# or I'll never find it again.

Mar 24, 2018 07:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In commercial real estate open houses were not the norm.  You either previewed or you called around (before listings were on line and there was no MLS for commercial).  There was a printed book for offices, but that changed frequently and you had to call and go check it out. A

Mar 24, 2018 07:37 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Our inventory is moving in hours in some cases so there are very few broker opens. Most buyers wanting something specific are building.

Mar 24, 2018 11:12 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If it is not on the MLS it may not get my attention at all

Mar 24, 2018 09:36 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Everyday my MLS will show me what listed in a particular town if I ask for it. I do 2 everyday to keep up. I do not go to Broker opens - that practice is ridiculous to keep going. No one participates anymore.

I only want agents to show my listings to buyers - they either like it or they don't. The agent isn't going to buy the place are they?

Mar 24, 2018 11:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Mostly through opens and a few previews, no time to tour all.

Mar 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Broker opens are popular in our area but most rely upon the MLS information.

Mar 24, 2018 09:39 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Brokers Open, Office Meeting, MLS...whatever I have time to do.

Mar 24, 2018 09:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I used to review the hot sheet every morning and preview any homes that were close for current customers.

Mar 24, 2018 09:25 AM
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

I try to get to as many broker opens as possible - I scour MLS daily in areas that I cover and I stop at open houses when they are of interest to me and my market.  I also preview most of the homes before I show them - I deal mainly in the luxury market, and you can lose a client if you show them something that you would have known was not right if you had previewed it.

Mar 24, 2018 09:21 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

This is one aspect of my business that I do daily constantly - monitor the market. No need to go to broker opens. And I meet my a mastermind group of other agents. On my team, every 2 weeks, the first item of discussion at our team meeting is the market update. 

Mar 24, 2018 09:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We have a large area, so look when I have a new listing, or a buyer for a certain area.

Mar 27, 2018 07:19 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Our team members do both

Mar 25, 2018 06:42 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

All computer....and technology .. while out in the field I use my company app to review information etc...to homes I am not familiar with etc....and follow up with ones I need to when I get back.....

Mar 25, 2018 05:58 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Pretty much try to keep updated through the MLS and occasionally tour some open houses.

Mar 25, 2018 05:26 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I let my fingers do the talking on the MLS.  Everyday, early morning, new listings, price changes, back on market and continuously throughout the day.

Mar 24, 2018 10:24 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I show property weekly so I'm in the inventory all the time.

Mar 24, 2018 09:30 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - no broker's open for me.

And yes, showing homes that are listed in MLS.

Mar 24, 2018 08:49 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I've set up some "hot searches" that I can type into the MLS and see what is for sale in particular areas.  

Mar 24, 2018 05:19 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

first, I do keep up with that is in the MLS, I visit opens, I preview a lot and I also watch ZTR for things in my area that are not in our local MLS too.

Mar 24, 2018 04:20 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I scour the mls daily for new listings to match to my buyers and keep in mind for future buyers. 

Mar 24, 2018 04:19 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Broker Opens are not in vogue or needed here presently.  Daily hotsheets of market changes and monitor emails of status changes for saved searches I set up.

Mar 24, 2018 03:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Weekly or as needed...

Mar 24, 2018 02:30 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Mar 24, 2018 02:00 PM