Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Larry - I have not done this but there are some agents who have done these in our area with out-of-country buyers.   It is not something I would be interested in pursuing at this time.  

Apr 15, 2015 10:17 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I've seen a few try them. It was a total waste of everyone's time. No one on the bus bought anything, they just got free tours of the area.

Apr 15, 2015 09:04 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque and Rio Rancho NM both are so spread out it would be a full day adventure and not see many homes.  So to answer your question no I have not nor have I heard of it being done.

Apr 15, 2015 08:53 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Larry our properties here are so spread out any kind of tour takes hours and if not, only a few homes will get viewed.  Tours just do not seem to work here.  Mark

Apr 15, 2015 03:11 PM
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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

I have not.

Oct 04, 2018 06:43 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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No.

Apr 20, 2018 09:41 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Yes a good friend of mine that does a Home Tour monthly.  She emails everyone in her database about the Home Tour with a date and time.  It is super fun last month she did all new homes.  In February was foreclosured homes.   She rents a larger van for the event.  Since she started the event she has sold maybe 20 homes connected to the Home Tour.  FYI She tours her listing and other agent listings also.

Apr 16, 2015 05:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I would not do it .  If I am the buyer agent I need to be attentive to their needs and answer their questions etc. 

Apr 16, 2015 02:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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There are not enough available properties that a large group of buyers would consider. Not only that, I fear our buyers would feel violated and wonder which of the those buyers will get preferential treatment by us.

Apr 16, 2015 12:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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No, never considered it however when I had friends looking together a large van would have been nice. Now most of my buyers take their own vehicle unless they are from out of town and they ride with me.

Apr 15, 2015 11:39 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We have not done it, agents in Florida at the height of the housing crisis did this successfully with foreclosures.

Apr 15, 2015 11:17 PM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
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Bus Tours for Senior Citizen and Assisted Living Communities would be a great idea!

Apr 15, 2015 11:04 PM
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 I have heard of some brokerages chartering a private bus to do caravans.

Apr 15, 2015 08:06 PM