Morgan Taylor, Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services (Realtyna)

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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 beats the heck out of them clicking that same button on Z - where 50 paying agents will reach out, enmasse, to the ONE poor customer!

Dec 11, 2018 06:15 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's better if we know some things first. We are taking these people into homes of others that we know nothing about. We owe it to the homeowners to make sure we are bringing serious qualified buyers into their homes. Filling out an online form can be full of half truths and only partially accurate.

Dec 11, 2018 05:47 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I've had this capability and have removed it. No one used it. Instead, I've made the link available via a cloud service that integrates with my website. Although people may use it from a text link or email link they've never actually done so through the web portion of my site.

Dec 11, 2018 06:52 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I do not show a property to anyone I have not met or been pre-qualify. With that said 99% of my business is a referral. 

Dec 11, 2018 06:17 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet!

The more I can keep the home buying traffic off of other sites the better off every agent will be.

Now, be aware, an agent should NEVER take that first meeting alone. Matter of fact, NEVER show alone or host open houses alone. I know, for some, this is not practical. Even those who are completely solo, there is nothing that says they can not rendezvous at the office first.

The simple request "Bring your pre-approval paper work with you" tends to flush out the unqualified.

Dec 11, 2018 06:09 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I have a vetting system already. My phone and conversation/interview. Also first time meeting at my office works quite well.

Dec 11, 2018 06:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It would be as long as there is a follow up by you or your team. It shouldn't be automatic.

Dec 11, 2018 05:33 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No, not really. I wouldn't show to a stranger just for safety's sake. If they are interested they can contact me and I'll vet them first. 

Dec 11, 2018 05:29 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  I don't show without first meeting the prospect.

Dec 11, 2018 05:28 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Yes, it could be useful, however I would arrange to meet with them first at my office or a coffee shop for a chat first.. or at a minimum have a conversation with them over the phone.

Dec 11, 2018 05:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, we use Showtime to schedule showings....

Dec 11, 2018 04:08 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

ShowingTime. 

Dec 11, 2018 02:32 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would meet then first in person.

Dec 11, 2018 01:28 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Might work for young client but not a very good way of communicating. There are a couple steps to setting up showings and in OC many high end houses do not have a lock box, so it's call the owner/seller and arrange time schedule. IF I was tjhe seller I would not like it at all, it would be a time eater

Dec 11, 2018 12:49 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That depends. If I am 50 miles away I can ask if they have a preapproval letter.  

Dec 11, 2018 10:14 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Yes, thank you Morgan.

Dec 11, 2018 09:44 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

yes, requesting a showing shows interest, scheduling a showing requires RWA.

Dec 11, 2018 09:41 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

 I do not see a on-line request by a stranger for a showing of a property to be of value. I need to have a conversation, at the very least.

Dec 11, 2018 08:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a contact us form on my listing pages.  I've actually gotten a couple enquiries and they were both 100% legit leads.  Sadly the last one came as the house was a week away from closing.  Had they came a month earlier I could have double sided it.  :(

 

I don't require any pre-meeting, just a copy of the lender pre-approval.  I always bring my "survival mindset" to the appointment with me... along with other things.

Dec 11, 2018 08:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.  Showing instructions are in the MLS for agents/brokers. Buyers who want to see the home will be vetted prior to showing.

Dec 11, 2018 07:52 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

Yes, I have one.

Dec 11, 2018 07:49 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Being in the process of redesigning our website this could be a welcome addition if some parameters can be met.

Dec 11, 2018 07:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The old fashioned way of doing business is ingrained in me. I remain available & do everything necessary person to person. I like it & it works. We must not become vending machines or why hire a live agent?

Dec 11, 2018 07:10 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Since Zillow, OpenDoor, PurpleBricks and other sites are offering this or a similar option, we may not have a choice, if we want to remain relevant.

 

Dec 11, 2018 06:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Maybe but I would still want to vet them before a showing.

Dec 11, 2018 06:48 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Morgan,

we do a website demo for our biz, on occasion. This works sine we work all over the world A

Dec 11, 2018 06:46 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not for me since I retired! In the day, met at the office first.

Dec 11, 2018 06:31 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Nope - I want to have more information before showing a home.  

Dec 11, 2018 06:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It may, we do use this for recruiting in setting up interviews.

Dec 11, 2018 06:13 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

I have a contact me button on my web site, and that is how leads contact me to see a home.

Dec 14, 2018 02:49 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Dec 12, 2018 03:52 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I woud not use it.  I want to control when and where

Dec 11, 2018 06:20 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I dont think so Morgan...

Dec 11, 2018 11:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Dec 11, 2018 09:39 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Sorry Morgan Taylor , I don't understand the question.

Dec 11, 2018 07:16 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

A few days ago I have called your company and no e-mail back or call back.

Dec 11, 2018 06:53 PM