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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

At least each week but, certainly at the end of a day, after showings. 

Agents are notorious for leaving homes unlocked here - it's mind-boggling how careless agents are with others' property.

Apr 27, 2018 09:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The answers, as you might suspect, depends on the property. "As often as necessary" also seems appropriate. 

Apr 28, 2018 04:16 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

As often as possible.

Apr 28, 2018 04:53 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Weekly

Apr 27, 2018 10:19 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Seldom need to, showing agents are in them daily, and my staff check them after

Apr 27, 2018 09:53 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

As often as I can, at least weekly if they last that long.

Apr 27, 2018 10:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am channeling Michael Jacobs here ... it depends.  On many things.

In general, no less than twice a week.

Apr 28, 2018 07:43 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I'm with Debe.  I like to check on them at the very least, once a week, but if they've had showings, I'll check at the end of the day to make sure doors are locked, windows are closed, toilets are flushed and lights are off.

Vacant properties should have their toilets flushed, maybe weekly or so, otherwise the seals might dry out and crack causing a leak.

Apr 28, 2018 06:59 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't often have them and when I do a lot depends on the specific situation. Often when a listing is vacant, my sellers still live in the area and they check on their home regularly.

Apr 28, 2018 04:16 AM
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Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

If the homeowners are local or have a family member I ask them to check due to liability. If they don't have anyone I will check as frequently as possible. 

Apr 28, 2018 04:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Apr 28, 2018 03:15 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Never, because I have no listings...  LOL

Apr 28, 2018 03:11 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

In the short sale days, every 48 hours to avoid squatters. These days, they're sold in 48 hours.

Apr 27, 2018 10:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It would depend upon the property and the location.

Apr 28, 2018 08:29 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Vacant listings has not been a common occurrence - however I treat all client's homes like my own and would do regular checks to be sure all was well.

Apr 28, 2018 08:17 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on distance.  Usually weekly, but I also have neighbors keep an eye out and call me if anything is amiss.

Apr 28, 2018 08:01 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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at least every couple of weeks unless sellers are there regularly, then no.

Apr 28, 2018 07:28 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

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Apr 28, 2018 06:55 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans Jumbo/Conventional/FHA/VA

Every 2 or 3 days.

Apr 28, 2018 06:48 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I try to go by the vacant listings regularly. There always seems to be something that needs doing at them. 

Apr 28, 2018 06:45 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

Typically, once a week.

Apr 28, 2018 06:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Depends on the physical check times however awareness wise.... it is 24/7

Apr 28, 2018 06:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

At minimum once a a week. I like to make a habit though of Mondays and Fridays. Some owners though request daily checks and we work that out

Apr 28, 2018 05:25 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

weekly

 

Apr 28, 2018 05:24 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

After every showing. 

How often do you think I find the back slider unlocked?  Don't rely on the buyer agent to do their job.

Apr 28, 2018 05:14 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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vacant listings should be checked several times a week....

Apr 28, 2018 05:02 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Once a week or after a showing, whichever comes first when listed. While under contract the "Supra" is usually removed for obvious reasons  and I'll accompany or meet those hat need access.

Apr 28, 2018 04:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Not too often anymore. I now make it more of a sellers responsibility. In the winter, I do worry about pipes, etc. Not in the spring, summer or fall.

Apr 28, 2018 03:33 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Not often enough Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, especially in the winter months. During the summer my son and I mow the lawns at many of the vacant properties so I see those once a week. In the winter it would be after a snowfall when we go shovel.

Apr 28, 2018 01:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Weekly and sometimes more. I will sometimes talk with a neighbor about checking the home if they are close and gieve them something for doing so

Apr 28, 2018 01:08 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

1/week or so.

Apr 28, 2018 11:54 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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1/week if there are no showings.

Apr 28, 2018 11:46 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I should, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,

Apr 28, 2018 11:07 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I usually check weekly if not more often.

Apr 28, 2018 07:29 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

That depends on the situtation and the property... typically at least a check once a week or so unless there is a courteous neighbor keeping an eye open

May 02, 2018 11:39 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

Depends on how close they are, but either I do, or recommend a neighbor check on them, active and under contract.   

May 01, 2018 07:45 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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If the owner lives in town I don't worry and only check every 2-3 weeks. Out of town I check more often maybe every 7-10 days.

Apr 29, 2018 07:30 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

At least once a week when I was active!

Apr 29, 2018 06:43 AM