Renee Paray, REALTOR (Coldwell Banker Preferred)

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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

One more reason why we meet at the office and get the paperwork done before the first home is shown.

Dec 31, 2018 02:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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.

Sep 05, 2015 12:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

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.

Sep 04, 2015 11:41 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

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.

Sep 04, 2015 11:32 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes and they were mad later that I would not answer their questions!

Sep 04, 2015 11:00 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast


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.

Sep 04, 2015 10:36 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

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.

Sep 04, 2015 04:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

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.


Sep 04, 2015 02:14 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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.

Sep 04, 2015 01:04 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

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!

Sep 04, 2015 12:26 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

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.

Sep 05, 2015 06:10 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Willis, TX

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.

Sep 05, 2015 12:00 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

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!

Sep 04, 2015 08:09 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good  Saturday morning Renée. So much to be said that buyers are liars.

Sep 04, 2015 06:44 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

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. 

Sep 04, 2015 01:26 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

try it after weeks of showing places , then you go to write, and the client wants the "hidden agent" to get half credit :)

Sep 04, 2015 01:26 PM