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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I always take a listing agreement with me on the first appointment. I have done a preliminary CMA (comps based on location, age, sq. ft. ) obviously sometimes I have to adjust for condition and or things not in the public record.  But if the conversation isn't moving in the list right now direction I will make the second appointment.

Jul 21, 2015 02:15 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Debbie,,, that age-old question and conundrum! I try to do as much research as I can in advance of the first meeting. After I see a house I often tell people I'll be back to them within 24 hours with a refined price recommendation, but I don't necessarily go back for a second presentation.

Jul 21, 2015 09:42 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Normally only one but will gladly go twice to get the listing.  Once to see the property and visit then we can sign digitally. 

Jul 21, 2015 11:20 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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One visit, with the expectation of leaving with the listing agreement signed.

Jul 21, 2015 09:41 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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This is a great question to ask - I like Praful Thakkar 's answer best- It depends.  I usually do one stop but it can take 2 

Jul 21, 2015 09:34 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I have started doing one step after I drop off a preliminary packet. I was losing out on to many listings Debbie Reynolds

Jul 21, 2015 03:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds I'd say, it depends. Some of the referrals, I don't even have to go and meet seller, I just need to send them contract to sign electronically!

Of course, I will visit the home with the stager or photographer later on.

Jul 21, 2015 01:39 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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If it an unusual property 2 Debbie. If it is something that I can do a CMA on before hand I can do one.

Jul 21, 2015 01:28 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Whatever it take to get the listing. Can be even more than 2. After the 3rd; I visit with Rocco and Guido!

Jul 21, 2015 11:58 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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always two visits, unless the homeowner is in a rush and insists upon one....we like to assess the homeowner AND the house with the first visit and we leave the pre-listing presentation about who we are; what we do; and how well we do it.... the second visit tells the rest of the story...price, commission, showing instructions, etc...

Jul 21, 2015 11:23 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Debbie Reynolds I don't do two visits, but I do a two step approach. I first send out a Proposal to the seller/lessor. I follow it up with questions and then set an appointment to take the listing.

Jul 21, 2015 11:21 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
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Usually one Debbie.

Jul 21, 2015 11:10 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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 The first appointment is a "pre-listing" which may or may not become a lisitng....chemistry....etc.  The second appointment is the evaluation...and price agreement...no agreement, no listing.

Jul 21, 2015 10:51 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Just one and I'm done.

Jul 21, 2015 09:45 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I go in prepared to take it on the spot. My market is tight and I am very atuned to whats going on in it.

Jul 21, 2015 08:29 PM
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Usually just one.

Jul 21, 2015 05:18 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I think seeing inside condition is important so I say 2 but I have enough experience that I can do exterior values as well .?

Jul 21, 2015 01:59 PM
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Cassandra Vickers
RE/MAX Pioneers - Cypress, TX

I normally do just one visit and of course I've done my research ahead of time.

Jul 24, 2015 12:29 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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1 visit!

Jul 22, 2015 04:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I agree with Tammy. With electronic signaures and digital forms at the ready it shows your serious intent to use all the tools available in 2015 to do right by the owner.

Jul 22, 2015 01:48 AM