Kerry Silva, Residential Realtor and Expert Witness Appraiser (Price, Wright, and Dunn, Inc.)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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I provide Matterport so they can walk thru every inch in their own time on their own screen.

Mar 20, 2020 06:03 PM
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Jason Huang
Nihow Real Estate Inc. 你好房地產公司 - Fremont, CA
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i use matterport 3D virtual tour for my listings, it got 3D,dollhouse,floor plan..easy for buyers to see on cellphones or computers

Mar 20, 2020 05:33 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Long before the virus, I have Factimed and video'd walkthroughs for my buyers located out of area. As a listing agent I'd take the time to post a video walkthrough and squash the need for showings.

Mar 20, 2020 03:43 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Virtual tours are good, floorplans are good, however you do have to consider the balance of investment in time before signing up for individualized tours when the buyer's total investment is to turn on their monitor and watch you work.

If the buyer is not investing anything and the agent is investing everything, which one is more likely to want to move forward, which one is willing to give in in those little mini negotiations that accompany any human interaction?

If the client is not willing to invest any time into the search then they should at least invest some cash into the search, make sure that your retainer is high and non refundable.

With a sizable investment of time or cash a buyer is much more likely to perform, ie write an offer and buy a home than a buyer that is merely window, or monitor shopping with someone else covering all the time and expenses.

 

Mar 20, 2020 03:39 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Kerry Silva nowadays, Roy Kelley made a good suggestion to show a house virtually.

Mar 20, 2020 03:06 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kerry,

Roy Kelley   has your answer, and every body knows these are weird times.  

Also is you have a floor plan that would help.  A

Mar 20, 2020 02:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

An outstanding video should meet your needs.

Mar 20, 2020 01:03 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I did that for years before retiring two years ago Kerry Silva . We have a military base here so many buyers purchase prior to seeing the home in person. This is nothing new.

Mar 20, 2020 12:56 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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This is why I have walk-through virtual tours - while I don't mind doing FaceTime with any of my clients, it's a shame that most agents won't pay for video. 

I wouldn't connect buyer and seller but, perhaps you can ask the seller to send their agent a video tour and pass it along to you for your client.

Mar 20, 2020 10:50 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Photos and video(s).  Where appropriate, maybe even a drone flyby.  If your buyer doesn't want to leave isolation to see the home, they are NOT a serious buyer!  If they don't want to SEE the home, why are you wasting your time and potentially your health, showing it?

 

Dead people don't get to spend commission checks.

Mar 20, 2020 06:05 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I use a virtual on all my listings, it is a great tool every day for buyers to view homes. 

Mar 21, 2020 05:32 AM