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Noah Seidenberg
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Usually not. The people feel uncomfortable with them home but the Agent should be there and able to answer any questions.

Jul 11, 2015 02:56 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I virtually never have open houses, but if/when I do the answer is no. I tell my homeowners to get out and stay out until we are done.

Jul 11, 2015 10:22 PM
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Larry Johnston
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Never have..never will

Jul 11, 2015 02:53 PM
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Mike Rock
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no no please never never no no never.... never ever.... i bet i could come up with a couple or reasons to have them there..and i could give more reasons than the national debt not too.... you asked that to get a rise out of us didnt you capt?

Jul 11, 2015 02:31 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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I never experienced that. Glad I don't deal with open houses now.

Jul 12, 2015 12:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Preferrably not!

Jul 11, 2015 11:53 PM
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Richard Weeks
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No.  How can I raid the fridge if they are home?

Jul 11, 2015 11:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School I don't do open houses, but the answer I would say is never.

Jul 11, 2015 11:24 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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no, no, no.....never.... 

Jul 11, 2015 11:16 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Never.

Jul 11, 2015 11:03 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Nyet. Nada. Nein, No. 

Now, I do invite the homeowner to have the buyer experience and be a buyer to expereince the dog and pony show to assure them 'no one can do it better' then send them on their way to see a matinee.

Jul 11, 2015 10:41 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Captain Wayne. In my case always, as we only do open houses for homes that we flip.

Jul 11, 2015 07:40 PM
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Good Sunday morning Capt. Wayne. For the most part, I have not seen homeowners present during an open house.

Jul 11, 2015 07:12 PM
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Stefan Winter
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Heck no, for showings & open houses the owners should not be there.

Jul 12, 2015 12:11 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Wayne, heavens no!  I don't want the sellers in the same state!

Jul 12, 2015 12:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School - I do not want the sellers to be at home during the open house.

Jul 12, 2015 08:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I won't host an open house with the home owners present.  It would be a total waste of time.

Jul 12, 2015 05:46 AM
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Spirit Messingham
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Most of the time, no.

Jul 12, 2015 04:28 AM