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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Not very but I often wonder in the spring if I should change that. I feel that in my larger area, people who come from the city of Chicago to show listings in the suburbs are not qualified to do so.

Just because your license says state of IL doesn't mean you should sell everywhere. Not doing your clients any service.

Apr 13, 2018 05:37 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I go out about an hour which includes areas I have listed and sold homes in for 32 years. 

Apr 13, 2018 05:09 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

As much as I love a local listing I equally love traveling to a new listing that's 45 minutes or an hour away. I have no problem researching sales in a new area & listing there. I've stepped out of my local area & have listed & sold properties allover Connecticut. Some towns that I've worked in are over an hour away like Torrington, West Hartford, Windsor & Stamford. Others are a half hour away like Waterbury, Naugatuck, Wilton & Norwalk. 

Apr 13, 2018 04:58 AM
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans Conv/FHA/VA

Hour radius or so. Lot depends on how close they are to a freeway.

Apr 13, 2018 04:43 AM
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Usually within about 45 miles or so, but I don't necessarily determine it by 'mileage' since PA is very 'spread out' - but by areas of familiarity...if it's an area beyond what I know well, then I feel like I would doing a disservice to the client and I would prefer to refer to an agent that knows that area well and can better guide that client. 

Apr 13, 2018 04:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

In Florida about 12 miles. In Chicago, not that far!

Apr 13, 2018 04:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have a network of partners that I work with, we cover a few strategic parts of our state.

Apr 13, 2018 12:09 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I do very little residential and won't travel a great distance to service a home. Commercial, completely different. I will go within reason all over our County (14k sq mi!). Our County Seat which is also an inland port is 45 minutes away so there's a lot going on. I also have very good broker friends there to help me out if a property of theirs needs to get viewed by one of my clients before I can actually get there. They will facilitate the showing and still co-op with me. I love my friends!

Apr 13, 2018 06:28 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

As long as I have MLS access, I can list a property anywhere. It's the buyers that I won't travel far & wide for - I'd hate to not be aware of a planned highway running right through the backyard in an area I'm unfamiliar with!

Apr 13, 2018 05:39 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

The entire area covered by our MLS

Apr 13, 2018 05:25 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I will go as far as my MLS goes for a listing. Which is about 100 miles.

Apr 13, 2018 04:53 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

About a 40 minute radius,  preferably less & willing for more with the "right" scenario. 

Apr 13, 2018 04:29 AM
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Paul,
When I was actively listing and selling, it varied.  I tried to stay within a 15 mile radius or so.  However, we have a few outlying areas that did not have "local" agents such as the Waterville plateau which is just under 30 miles.

Apr 13, 2018 04:18 AM
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I prefer not to go more than about 35 miles... but have done closer to 50, depending on the client and price point.

Apr 13, 2018 04:11 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

In our extreme sellers' market, we will go beyond our traditional boundary to list.... we give it the same takes more time, energy and money to market and service it...but we want the business.... and we price it to sell, so in this market it's not bad...

Apr 13, 2018 09:47 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I stay in my 15 miles radius, my team picks up where I leave off.

We got it all covered from our own areas of expertise.

Apr 13, 2018 07:20 AM
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It depends,  Paul. There are a lot of different factors involved.  It's not a one-size-fits- all answer for me.

Apr 13, 2018 07:03 AM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Distance is not the consideration. How effective a job can be done is the consideration.

Apr 13, 2018 06:49 AM
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

hour radius

Apr 13, 2018 05:55 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not further than 15 miles.

Apr 13, 2018 05:23 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Apr 13, 2018 04:14 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

20 miles

Apr 13, 2018 04:09 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Well, in Los Angeles hood it is not about miles, but about traffic and time your drive. It can take 30 min to drive few miles. 

Apr 13, 2018 01:22 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Depending on the price tag I'll travel the entire state

Apr 13, 2018 11:32 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It depends. I have driven more than an hour one-way for a listing for a friend and former client. Our Team has had occasion to list properties more than 100 miles distant. We don’t seek that kind of business and would most likely refer it unless there were special circumstances. I recently turned down two opportunities to help a buyer client in distant communities with which I am not familiar.

Apr 13, 2018 11:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the call.  If it's a random upcall, that's one thing.  If it's someone buying one of my listings (and I'm repping both sides) that's another distance.  If it's a past client/SOI/or referral from such, that's another distance.


Last year I repp'd a buyer that was buying a home 45-60 minutes (each way) from where I'm at.  No issues and I made that drive for every showing, inspection, etc. as did the buyers who sometimes were with family an additional 20 minutes away!

Apr 13, 2018 09:22 AM
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Listing, case by case basis.  Typically not more than 15 miles.

Apr 13, 2018 07:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

With rare exception, I stay within my county. 

Apr 13, 2018 07:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Our market is very large and travel times usually limit the distance.

Apr 13, 2018 07:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

About 50 miles, but that's more rare. Typically 35 miles and less

Apr 13, 2018 07:10 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I only go as far as I really know the market. Otherwise I will refer the listing in order for the seller to get the best service.

Apr 13, 2018 07:03 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Depends a little bit on the house and if there is a relationship with the owner Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, but you also don't always have to Travel ;-)

Apr 18, 2018 07:56 PM
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I listed one for past clients 45 minutes from my house, in a different MLS.  Had to join, take classes, and tried and tried to refer it.  The clients refused to listen.   We are closing next week.

Apr 16, 2018 12:21 PM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

It is hard to turn down a listing in any area I'm allowed to list and sell homes.  I'm not sure there is an area in California I'd turn down if the home and location were desirable.  I wonder whether this would be wise though.

Apr 16, 2018 10:00 AM
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Our MLS covers a pretty wide radius. We've listed and sold houses as far as 90 minutes away.

Apr 15, 2018 08:20 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

45 minutes, but I'm in a very rural area so that's still pretty much in our market.  I have only done a couple of deals outside my own market and one of those was listing my brother's house.

Apr 14, 2018 12:15 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We stay in our valley, but that can include an hour drive to some parts that we still consider our market area. In the short sale days when John specialized in short sale negotiation we listed a few hours away but we always co-listed with a local agent who was in charge of basically everything "on the ground" and John did the contracts and bank negotiations. That was special circumstances though and mostly because John was a known expert and those agents requested his assistance. -Kasey

Apr 14, 2018 07:00 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I travel almost 65-70 miles for a listing and a buyer at times, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,.

Apr 13, 2018 10:44 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I set my limit as staying in my county. One end of the county to another can take an hour with traffic.

Apr 13, 2018 07:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depending on the value I will go about an hours drive in some directions and 20min. in others.

Apr 13, 2018 04:51 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Given that we were in Los Angeles we limited ourselves to a 30 minute driving radius.  One of our agents lived in Manhattan Beach, so we took a lisintg near his home, and he was in charge of it.  So it depends on the market and for us it was a traffic issue.  A

Apr 13, 2018 03:58 PM
Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

I will travel up to an hour away, or 100 miles. 

Apr 13, 2018 08:19 AM