Hank Dugie, Mr. League City (Brockway Realty, LLC)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

my attitude has always been to focus on one town and travel no further than an abutting town....and that's how I worked when I was beating the pavement....the closer you focus, the more business you'll have.... and I retired from beating the pavement at 60....

Jul 28, 2015 10:17 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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30 minutes circumference is about my territory in San Diego. I created a "Fab 4" alliance with 3 other Realtors here in San Diego back in 2011. We divided San Diego by the 4 quadrants we naturally serve and refer each other clients that dominate that quadrant. We all win; especially the clients!!! Our common thread was Buffini & Company, not our brokerage.

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Jul 28, 2015 11:39 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque and Rio Rancho NM are so spread out it takes an hour just to drive from one side of town to the other.  

Jul 28, 2015 11:09 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have gone as far as two states away for large commercial pieces.  Generally, we limit our service areas to 1-3 counties. (40 min.)

Jul 28, 2015 10:31 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do about a 50 mile radius of my location. 2 hours away is too far away.

Jul 29, 2015 03:04 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Depends on the client but definitely not statewide -- that would require an overnight bag.   

Jul 28, 2015 11:52 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

For me NH is a small state, it has distinct small cities all about 20 minutes away from each other. I go up to an hour away listing and selling in those communities i know very well. 

Jul 28, 2015 10:14 PM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Depends on the price point

Jul 29, 2015 05:43 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

I won't show a home that's out of my area of expertise unless the customer insists.  And, in that case, the potential commission must be worth the time.

Jul 29, 2015 04:44 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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It takes 30 minutes to drive from one side of Fort Wayne to the other and there are plenty of homes to sell here.  We like to stay local but I've heard of other agents driving over an hour to show homes.  No thanks.  Not these days...

Jul 29, 2015 01:31 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

An hour... maybeeeeeeeeee!

It all depends on the scenario. I had a friend who was selling a property outside the city. I told him I coudl refer him out but he can also interview his own Realtors. He came back to me and begged me to list his home as he didn't trust anyone but me. A nice feeling.

Just two weeks ago a friend asked to sell his place. Same distance. He was comfortable with the referral and he sold his place over the weekend. Everyone's happy.

It comes down to the person who I'm helping and their needs.

Jul 29, 2015 01:25 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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I will travel 30 minutes but generally when I find myself pushing the envelope further than that, I live to regret it. 

Jul 28, 2015 10:41 PM
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
Mr. League City

Thank you for all the responses.. seems like the consensus of an hour for a friend is reasonable and of course big ticket sales for serious clients!

Jul 29, 2015 01:37 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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Because every thing is an hour away in Metro Atlanta because of traffic.  I will go an hour from my office.

Jul 29, 2015 08:19 AM
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Vick The Realtor .
Olympus Executive Realty INC. - Orlando, FL

Well it depends, I will drive anywhere for a million dollar sale, from one end of Florida to the other, the same for a commercial property , hotel, motel or resort. The furthest I have gone is to North Carolina. I would also liason as a advisor in any state for a VIP client with a Realtor from that area. Think big, do big, big things happen!

Jul 29, 2015 08:18 AM
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Jay Latzman
Up Close Home Inspection - Redford Township, MI
Certified Master Inspector to all of Metro Detroit

I always take care of my client and in return they take care of me. It's not uncommon for me to drive a few hours away or even out of state to make sure my clients are overly-satisfied.

Jul 29, 2015 06:39 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I sell mostly sight unseen so I don't drive. If someone want s to see something I have two agents that do this.

Jul 29, 2015 06:11 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Hank Dugie - about 65 miles or an hour+ is fine with me.

Jul 29, 2015 05:07 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

It depends on the client and the price.  I am only registered in Texas, I prefer to stay closer to my office but will travel in certain circumstances.

Jul 29, 2015 04:59 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Sometimes it will take about 30 minutes from the office without leaving the county.  I have shown property that was over an hour away but it was beach front condos in a very confined area and at a considerable price range. 

Jul 29, 2015 04:26 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

30-40 minuets for me. Further for luxury properties or commercial deals. I'd be impressed if any agents works state wide without a team.

Jul 29, 2015 02:55 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

For friends and family, I have traveled as far away as 45 minutes.  For other clients, I'd refer everything out of my 2 local cities... separated only by a river.

Jul 29, 2015 02:14 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

30 minutes in the DC market can be still in the city! I will go to Baltimore and Annapolis which are an hour away because I know the markets - but not that far south into Virginia

Jul 29, 2015 01:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The distance to travel depends on the circumstances. In our area, you could be in one of four other states within a one hour drive.

I would recommend a referral for those who are not familiar with the local market.

Jul 29, 2015 12:33 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I will drive up to an hour for a motviated buyer.

Jul 29, 2015 12:24 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Because of our area an hour or so is not uncommon.

Rural land could be two hours.

Jul 28, 2015 11:22 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hank Dugie My market is Northern Virginia which covers a large area.

Jul 28, 2015 11:20 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It depends. I generally do not go out of the county but do make exceptions for family or long time clients. I generally will not go beyond an hour regardless.

Jul 28, 2015 11:03 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

One hour away, and within my MLS coverage area. Garmin certainly makes it tempting to see no boundaries.

Jul 28, 2015 10:49 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I have been known to drive an hour away.

Jul 28, 2015 10:35 PM
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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

I only sell where I know. 

Aug 04, 2015 06:08 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Hank,

Typically I will go as far as an hour, I try to stay within the 40 minute drive. It will also depends on how ready is the buyer and the price range. Last year I had a customer that wanted to see homes an hour and a half from me, but she was also traveling six hours. It took just four different trips and we were under contract. I showed a total of ten homes and I only showed the homes she wanted.

Jul 31, 2015 10:37 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I know my own area and will refer when showings are  out of my comfort zone.

Jul 30, 2015 06:06 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Hank - Staying within the Northern Virginia market, I am willing to go about 45-50 minutes away from the office... which on some days isn't that far!  Generally speaking, I am staying within the close-in municipalities in my area, with a longer foray outside of the main commuting periods.

Jul 29, 2015 02:25 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Hank - If it is clients I am friends with, or a referral, and they have asked me to work with them, I will travel up to an hour to find them the right home. However, there are so, so, many homes in different price points in my area, if I don't know the client, I will only travel maybe up to 30 minutes away.

Jul 29, 2015 08:31 AM
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Joseph Immethun
Eagle Eye Inspections Saint Louis - Waterloo, IL

Im on the boarder of two states. While it is a pain to keep up with the requirements of both states, it has allowed me to expand my base

Jul 29, 2015 06:25 AM