Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors)

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Feedback is not an obligation but a professional courtesy.

Apr 23, 2015 01:14 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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We should know the challenges which face listings upon signing the contract. Feedback could be used to reinforce the negatives which you've already addressed with your Seller although it's use is not obligatory. 

Apr 23, 2015 12:39 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Not obligated.  I do give it when asked.  I always ask for feedback.

Apr 22, 2015 11:34 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I think feedback from a buyer's agent is useless.... what would a listing agent expect to hear from a buyer's agent other than negatives, especially if there might be interest.... and if there's no interest, you'd probably hear that it's a great home....and priced right, even if you know it's not!!

Apr 22, 2015 10:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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There is no obligation, but then do't complain when you don't get feedback.

Apr 23, 2015 06:42 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
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I'll give feedback if my Buyers are not interested in making an offer. However, you better make it darn easy to do so. Please don't leave me your office number so that I can wait on hold for the receptionist, give her all the information you already have for me, and then have to page you so that I can get another call from you tomorrow and hope that I'm around, else suffer through the entire process again.

Apr 23, 2015 05:52 AM
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James Brockway
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

I'm with Evelyn, not an obligation, but I think it's the right thing to do and I would want others to reciprocate.

Apr 23, 2015 04:33 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Not obligated but would be nice to get the agent view on the property.

Apr 23, 2015 03:18 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Out of courtesy, I certainly provide feedback to an agent asking for it.  If something goes wrong in the showing, or a safety issue presents itself, I would still contact the Listing Agent.  I appreciate it when others do it, so I am happy to cooperate with other brokers. 

Apr 23, 2015 02:04 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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I am not obligated but I do it as a courtsey.

Apr 23, 2015 01:36 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Obligated is a strong word. I certainly think sharing feedback is a professional courtesy.

Apr 23, 2015 01:22 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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I am not obligated, but if I get a phone call or an email I usually try to respond.  I really appreciate when people give me feedback for my sellers so I try to put forth that positive in hopes it will be reciprocated!

Apr 23, 2015 12:49 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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I'm not a fan of feedback forms that are emailed but if an agent catches me either by phone, personal email or text I always respond. It gets difficult however when we have multiple buyers and have shown many homes. My philosophy is if there is not an offer or additional follow up with questions that may lead to interest or an offer after a showing the buyer is not interested or maybe not ready to buy at all. Most feedback is negative or just the agent being nice so why bother? I think listing agents know if they have a saleable listing or if they are overpriced or whatever. They don't need us to tell them. Believe me, if my client is interested I will call the listings agent and if another agent has a buyer interested in my listings they will call me. So no, I'm not a fan of feedback and hounding agents for it.

Apr 23, 2015 12:17 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Are you obligated? No. If there was a potential safety hazard, furnace was off, etc. I think you should.  

Apr 22, 2015 11:34 PM
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Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Feedback is good. Nothing says you must, but I give feedback to help in any way possible. Not sugar coating, but truth as I see it.

Apr 22, 2015 11:25 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Well I do not think I am obligated as it is not in the commission license law.  But I do give feedback as a courtesy to the listing agent.

Apr 22, 2015 11:16 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Feedback is voluntary. Your buyer client might have instructed you not to disclose his/her interest level in the house. Each situation is different, so it's case by case.

Apr 22, 2015 10:30 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Obligated NO, but i do give generic info as it is the right thing to do. If they like it, i may hold back info not to skew future negitiations. 

Apr 22, 2015 10:16 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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We do because we appreciate it when others do the same for our listings...and it may be something that the Seller can improve and help make a sale.

Apr 22, 2015 10:16 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Gita Bantwal No, you are not obligated to provide feedback. If the listing agent asks, it is the courteous thing to do without giving away your negotiating strength.

Apr 22, 2015 10:08 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

OBLIGATED?

If the listing agent requested feed back, yes.

If the showing service requested feed back the moment you click schedule, no.

No request at all, no.

If you observed a situation such as plumbing leak or safety issue..YES.

Those who are going to use meaningful feedback will talk to you. 

Apr 22, 2015 09:25 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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While most agents would like feedback the majority of them do not leave any feedback.

Apr 22, 2015 09:22 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I rarely ever give a feedback and do not expect them either.  They are just starting their search is my standard comment when asked.  People lie, they will tell you it's gorgeous just to not hurt your feelings.

Apr 29, 2015 05:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Not obligated but I think it is the right thing to do.

Apr 28, 2015 11:57 PM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

There's no obligation to provide feedback, but if I notice something or have a suggestion that may help the listing agent without compromising my buyer's negotiating position I may send a quick email. Agents appreciate the professionalism, and they might just remember that when you send them an offer.

Apr 28, 2015 02:54 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We have electronic appointments in our MLS that sends out automatic feedback. When I receive them I always answer because I want those agents to reciprocate.

Apr 24, 2015 12:57 AM
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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

As a personal courtesy, yes it is important to give feedback to the isting agent.

Apr 23, 2015 03:15 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I like to do this for the listing agent. It's not required but I know I appreciate it. 

Apr 23, 2015 01:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Gita -- not obligated will respond when asked.  

Most feedback is a waste of time in my opinion.   

An offer is the best feedback -- it's real...

Apr 23, 2015 01:25 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Gita We agree with Roy Kelley  completely.

Apr 23, 2015 10:29 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Barbara Todaro. Buyer agents may point out negatives if their client is interested in the home.I agree with Annette , if I observe something like a leak I always call the agnet and if requested I give my opinion and I do not like the forms either. One time I called and told an agent there is a leak in the ceiling and could be from the roof. Her answer, ' Are you a home inspector?' I could n't believe it.

Apr 23, 2015 06:54 AM
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Sam Shueh
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No. But if it affects safety like a broken window and unlocked door I let them know in writing. Keep in mind they keep track of agents and their names via Supra.

Apr 23, 2015 02:09 AM
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Teresa K. Nelson
Windermere Real Estate/HLC - Woodinville, WA

If I'm asked for feedback I will always try to give it. I do not give out unsolicted feedback.

Apr 23, 2015 12:50 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

As a courtesy to listing agent I do so, but never comment on price or strong likes by an interested buyer as I do not want to undermine their negotiating power.

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 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

Not mandatory, but it's nice to do.

Oct 20, 2018 06:28 AM