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One more reason why we meet at the office and get the paperwork done before the first home is shown.
Stevens Point, WI
Thus far people have told me that they are working with someone else who's not around to show them a house. I kindly suggest they contact their agent to get someone on his/her team or office to show.
That wasn't a potential client that was a time-waster and yes I've met them. Fewer now but they still sneak through when I don't ask the right questions.
Renee Paray I've never had this happen to me. I would explain that ethically I can not show it to them and they should wait for their agent or work with their agent's backup person.
Yes and they were mad later that I would not answer their questions!
I ask for a pre-approval letter and for them to sign an agency disclosure in my office, before we meet at a property. That vets out the BS people quite nicely. If I didn't do that, I'd be doing other agent's work weekly!
I have developed simple filters over the years, after falling victim to a few, to keep the scammers preying on the rookies, not me.
Renee - Boy that would not make me a very happy camper; unless I showed them a home they wanted to make an offer on, and I wrote up the offer while the other agent was on vacation, and the transaction closed.
I hear this all the time Renee, as they say "buyers are ...", agents need to be strict about getting the paperwork done before taking folks on tours. Nothing like puting money on the line to generate a bit of honesty.
Stevens Point, WI
I have asked and been told no and then gotten a call from their agent intercepting the showing. I guess the buyer realized they would be caught.
Renee, if it's my listing, I'm glad to show it to them. I'd hope their agent would return the favor when I'm on vacation!
Yes, and as Michael said, they are time wasters. Show the house, and move on. Hopefully it was close and they did not spend much time in the home.
I am sure it has happened to me in the past. I have also had clients who told other agents they were not working with anyone, then I have to call the agent and tell them they are working with me. I know it is frustrating on both ends.
Good morning Renee. I hear this kind of thing much to often, but if it were me, I'd show the home and honor the other agents agreement.
Make it a great weekend!
Good Saturday morning Renée. So much to be said that buyers are liars.
I have not had this particular situation happen, but I did show a house to a couple that told me they weren't working with another agent. When I got to the house they showed me an agent's card and said they were working with him. But they liked me and fired him and hired me, and I sold them the fourth house I showed them.
try it after weeks of showing places , then you go to write, and the client wants the "hidden agent" to get half credit :)