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Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Jeff,

Foe me the first request  could be a combination of all.

After the first meeting generally what I have sent or what they get from my website.

Make yourself a great dya.

Feb 20, 2015 11:40 PM
Rainer
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Sandra Cannon
Urban Provision, REALTORS® - Houston, TX
Tech Savvy, Paperless REALTOR, ABR & CRS

I set up a prospect report based on the criteria/specs they're looking for, email them a link to the report, then have them go through and make comments as well as indicate which homes they wish to view, explaining that we can only see a certain number at a time otherwise they won't remember jack.   Once I have their list, I try to pull SDN for each home and quickly review it for any major issues that might disqualify the home for their specific loan type, then route out and schedule from there.

Feb 24, 2015 12:46 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It varies for me as well, depending on the client, their needs, and their knowledge of the area. But buyers these days are pretty good at finding homes to look at...unfortunately they often like things they see on Zillow or Trulia that no longer exist! LOL

 

Feb 22, 2015 04:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

These day,s Jeff, it's mostly a combination of both. Buyers have so much access to the Zillows, Trulias, Realtor.coms, Homes.coms that it's inevitable they will select some homes to see. I do however review their selections in depth with them before showing.

Feb 21, 2015 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Most of my showings come frm the Buyers, as they have already found what they wanted to se on the internet.  We still send them listings, which some are shown

Feb 21, 2015 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Sometimes both, most buyers have a list before they even call in our market.

Feb 21, 2015 09:51 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's a combination of both for me. Most of my buyers are actively searching the internet, and they will often call me to talk about different properties. I might also find something they missed. 

Feb 21, 2015 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I send my clients to REALTOR.COM with a list of MLS numbers .  Then I have them pick out 3-4 of the best.  I explain to them that this site is the most up to date and accurate. 

Feb 21, 2015 08:02 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

These days, typically they will select the homes they want to see at first.  Then, when I have a feel for what they like, I will show them the one they will make an offer on.

Feb 21, 2015 07:24 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

Most of my local buyers want to get the listings via email, sift through them and choose the ones they want to see.   I have a buyer currently out of the country that does not know the neighborhoods well, and I pick them for viewing. 

Feb 21, 2015 07:01 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is a combination. I always like to add at least one more so they recognize I am listening and know the inventory. I do send listings to them to sort through and that is a good start. 

Feb 21, 2015 06:24 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Some clients want me to choose but usually it's a combination of both.

Feb 21, 2015 06:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS I still select some listings for my buyers - however, most of the time, they do their research and come up with a list of homes to show them.

Feb 21, 2015 02:02 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

A little of both! I like to see what my buyers are drawn to. But if I think they missed something, I will add to that when we go home shopping.

Feb 21, 2015 12:48 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
REALTY ONE GROUP - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

Good morning Jeff Dowler; i get the parameter and area then send them a list of homes to pick from, some times i might add one or two that i pick for them after i see what they like but only in addition to what they pick.have a great day

Feb 20, 2015 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Buyers present a list of favored homes which I will use, in addition to my selections, to set the tour.

The result will be 70% of their selections will be under contract or invalid while those on my list will be one's for which they were unaware, or discarded carelessly based on faulty assumptions.

And, they invariably let slip from their lips some reference to HGTV/Zillow/Property Brother/Love it or List it/Househunters to follow quickly by, "HGTV stuff isn't REAL is it?" They already know.

I was actually sitting in front of a house featured on Househunters with a buyer and was able to share, none of the other houses shown were actually for sale. The premise of the show is complete fabrication.

Feb 20, 2015 11:33 PM