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I offer my Concierge Service to my high end clients. I meet and greet the BA and their client, point out a few things to them and then leave them alone to tour. At the end, I ask if they have any questions and thank them for visiting the home. I do not shadow anyone but also make sure nothing is missed!
I like to assure my Sellers that their home has been secured without compromising their security codes, etc.
Jeff Dowler, CRS
The only thing scarier than one REALTOR® is two REALTORS®.
We always did, and most of our clients do also. Occasionally, they will send out their licensed assistant. On the high end, there are a lot of little things that can go missing and kleptos come in all demographics...A
Always for our luxury listings for the same reasons others have mentioned. Sometimes for other properties, especially tenant-occupied ones (never know if they will leave it ready to show so we arrive early, just in case).
Jeff Dowler CRS In my area it is customary to accompany showings for commercial real estate. Not so much for residential real estate.
Not if the potential buyer has their own an agent showing them the property, unless they ask me to meet them there. It's very rare for a seller to request " listing agent must accompany", unless there is some security issue, or kids get home from school before parents get home from work, and they prefer I am there. But, I don't interfere with showing agent, but will answer whatever questions they have after viewing home.
Only if my seller asked.
John McCormack, CRS
Only if the client ask, or if the home has some details that an agent won't notice or point out, unless I am there.
Typically not, unless it is a requirement for the seller.
No that is an intrusion that I would not appreciate if an agent did that to me..
I di when clients pay me to do it. Also, complicated rural properties have just to much to tell an agent on the phone, or explain where things are.
Jeff - I do not accompany showings on my listings unless my seller client asks, or if the buyers agent asks to meet me there. I can see why it is more common on luxury homes, and would accompany showings in that case.
Only when asked to do so
I do not accompany agents when they are showing. Buyer with no agent yes!
usually not, since most agents do not seem to be able to keep to a schedule and it is easier for them to not have to commit to a time to be there, so I am not left waiting for a half hour or so. I would only do it for higher end homes; for security purposes and leave it up to buyer's agent to show home.
There has been a lot of discussion that buyers feel the listing agent is too intrusive if they accompany showings. I happen to agree with that. With a high end listing, I always accompany because there are many things that could be missed. Otherwise, I don't and explain why to the sellers.
I've never done that. I would if I was asked.
In a designated agency situation, we recommend that brokerages use accompanied showings as a distinguishing factor over the competition. Although technically not required, the purpose of designated agency is to separate the representation. Therefore, if you are going to represent the seller, so it by earning your commission other than just listing the darn thing in the MLS. In today's market, a monkey could earn a commission as a listing agent if they didn't have to accompany showings because the buyer's agent could (theoretically) pick up the slack and the seller's can waive representation on the legal side. Sorry to be cynical, but if Donald Trump can get the votes, won't someone please vote for me?
My client requested my most recent listing for me to be there always. Personally, I like being there and want to be there...
Only for high end luxury listings. Those houses have features that no one, but the listing agent would know so I give the full tour to the buyers agent and their client.
I typically do not, unless the client has asked or if there are some other compelling reason to do so. Buyers and their agent will be much more relaxed without me there.
If the buyer has their own agent, I do not join them. If I am asked by a buyer directly to show, then I will.
I do on occassion because of necessity but trust agents to show houses to their own buyer. It always amazes me when the listing agent says to my buyer " Here is the Living Room" and " Here is the Dining Room". I say to myself " Duh".
we will accompany if the homeowner/seller asks...and we will also at the request of a buyer's agent.... often we are asked to accompany at a piece of new construction, even if it's just one house lot and not in a subdivision....we prefer to accompany our new homes anyway.....most agents don't know what they're looking at....
I accompany all showing for occupied houses.
I do so because showing the house means being there. Funny how that works.
There are WAY TOO MANY crucial things to be observed that is of benefit to the seller. Not being present to make these observations is betraying the seller.
Finally, you can not put your sellers future into the hands of another agent. You can not allow buyer agent deficiencies to be paid for by the homeowner.
i prefer to be there. To answer any questions. These are high end usually. And as a developer/designer i know things the agent cant be expected too. so i am in a different boat. some of my agent friends prefer to be there on theirs as well. over a million $. i think often it is to offer other properties of theirs if objections arise and they have others avail :)