Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If they are from out of town I will cram as much in as possible. I do warn them about confusion after about half a dozen. I have shown a couple of dozen in one day. It is exhausting.

Apr 19, 2015 12:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Frank -- I think it depends on the client as well as the market.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming while other buyers like and can effectively see a lot of properties.   

Logistics come into play as well.  So does motivation - how quickly do they need to buy or is the trip more about looking at neighborhoods and gathering information.    So all factors need to be considered.


Apr 19, 2015 04:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The number of properties to show depends much on the state of the local market and the needs of the purchasers. In our market, anticipation of multiple contract competition may increase the needed number.

Apr 19, 2015 03:55 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It depends on how much time they have to be here and how soon they have to make their decision.  I try to ask enough questions to narrow it down better than that.

Apr 19, 2015 12:33 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In Silicon Valley almost no one can make a decision on a day or two home showing.  It takes them about 6 month to overcome shock on valuation and get to understand what they can afford.

I picked up a prospect. When they were getting an preapproval leter from Citibank. They are vacationers .  They wanted me to show just 1 or 2 homes their price range. I showed one $600K shack on a plane path(noise) near San Jose airport. My showing confirmed they will not own an investment property in No Cal.  

Sam Shueh

Silicon Valley, CA


Apr 19, 2015 11:56 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There have been situations where I have shown up to 12 in a day. Most of the buyers I've had can take that, but not everyone can. I will load up appointments if the buyer is from out of town and doesn't have much time.

Apr 19, 2015 11:33 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I prefer 3-5, but if the buyer is out of town I will do as many as needed.  They usueally only have a short time.

Apr 19, 2015 06:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too think that is up to the buyer.   I have shown several or as few as 3-4 per days depending how many they can process per day.

Apr 19, 2015 05:16 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, that's an awful lot.  I think the average buyer has trouble remembering properties once you've shown them about 5 to 7 homes.  Maybe, it's OK to show them more if it's in one condo building or just one community.

Apr 19, 2015 04:46 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I think it just depends on the client.  I will show as much as time allows for both of us.  If it is just a fact finding to see if they really will relocate then I wouldn't show as many.

Apr 19, 2015 03:40 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I have certaily shown 10-12 homes in a day. I don't put an artificial limit on how many homes  I show buyers. We see those we need to see until we're done!

Apr 19, 2015 07:41 AM
India Paige R (B)
Kohala Coast Poperties - Waikoloa, HI
Local Experience Matters!

Client dependent here too. Albeit I invest time in discussion of our "partnership" and questions/discussion about rolse in the relationship. I work to establish trust and my ability to save the clients time and energy. I want to make the buying process easier for them. Eliminating bad matches is a big part of that. My present market is one that sees more and more ready, willing buyers understanding the competitiveness and the need to act quickly- as the best of the best are certainly going to move under contract in less than 3 days. Recently the once in a blue moon buyer showed up 12+/ viewing day in w/1 day available "in town"-turned out to be B.S. Ya think I wouldve seen that red flag! We were all ehausted by sundown but a long lunch break helped. I wont allow more than 30Mins per- EVER. 

May 29, 2015 10:37 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

5 to 8 homes.  I do a buyer consult upfront and then I show them homes that match their wants & needs.  

Apr 20, 2015 05:35 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I stop at 6. If they are from out of town I try and pick the neighborhoods that seem to fit their needs best, but have shown more than 10 in a day. It just gets too confusing and you sometimes have to go back out and re visit ones they like.

Apr 19, 2015 10:54 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If they are relocating I show them homes all day. It can be 14 or more. We take a break for lunch.

Apr 19, 2015 09:53 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It depends on the client, it depends on how much is available to see in their price/neighborhood range. I wouldn't show 14 homes in one day, but I have over the course of 2 days. There are relocating buyers who really first need an education about what their money buys them in various parts of the city.

Apr 19, 2015 09:45 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Frank Rubi, MBA I once had a client who said they won't buy a house until they see at least 50 of them. Fortunately for me, this included drive by's. I would give them listings and a drive by would determine it they wanted to see the inside. I ended up showing them four houses.

Apr 19, 2015 09:23 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Frank - I will usually try and figure out what the buyers are really looking for, and reduce a high number of property viewings to a lower amount. As many other agents said, you show too many homes in a day and it just confuses the buyer. With that said, if a buyer is determined to view 10 or more homes, I will show them all, especially if they are only around for one day.

Apr 19, 2015 02:10 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Frank, I guess there are many factors in the number that is reasonable.  I have had buyers wanting to see properties located in counties that were fifty to sixty miles apart.  You may do well to view three or four under those circumstances.  I live in an area where it would be feasible, but bookings of other showings could put a wrench in that, or other responsiblities facing me that day.  How early and how late are they prepared to start ans end their quest, may have substantial impact, as would the amount of time the invest per showing.  Overall, I would hope not to have that many in one day.  That is a large volume of data, driving, inspecting, and scheduling to take on in one day.  How much of what they have seen will really stick.  Are they so exausted by end of day that they hate all the houses.  Do they feel like I am an unreasonable taskmaster, even though they requested such?  I know there is a good chance that some of those properties get marked off from the car seat, but is that fair to sellers who prepped their home for a showing that never occurred.  Only in extreme circumstances whould I want to show so many properties in a day.  I venture that they buy none of the fourteen far more often than they declare "eureka!"

Apr 19, 2015 01:41 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Unless the first 2 are duds the limit is 4. Beyond that it all turns to mush and they are confused as to which house had what.

Apr 19, 2015 11:52 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

All at once - if they have only one chance.

Apr 24, 2018 10:20 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The number that is beneficial for the purpose of the buyers trip.

Getting to know the area that should be about 6.

Focused on one area....all in the community.

They have to buy THIS trip. As many as 30 minutes shows & travel will allow.

Be aware, at the end of each home visit the house is evaluated with the first house beign rated a five of ten. If the house is not the top three will be discarded and discussed no further. At the end of the day, on a must buy trip, which of the top three they will buy often depends most on which seller responds first.

Apr 19, 2015 10:41 PM