Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)

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Susan Emo
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I think I would ask the other Realtor to meet you at the home at the earlier appointment and together you can get the house sold! 

Sep 27, 2015 05:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Let the other REALTOR® know that the object is to get the house sold and you are not trying to take a sale away and turn everything over to that person.

Sep 27, 2015 05:22 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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I would just let it go unless this is a REALTOR that you know well enough to tell of this person's activities.

Sep 27, 2015 04:58 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I like Susan Emo's answer.  Whatever it takes to get the property sold.  

Sep 27, 2015 05:57 AM
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The other agent is now aware of the loyality of the buyer.

Your job is done.

What do you think would have happened had you stated, "Meet me at my office at 2 pm and bring your pre-approval documents."

Sep 27, 2015 04:39 AM
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Debbie Laity
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I would let the other agent know that this buyer contacted you. Maybe ask some questions of this agent to find out if this agent actually has a buyer's relationship with the buyer. It's always nice to get what information you can, and by talking with the agent, you can let him/her know that they need to educate their buyer to stop calling around. 

Sep 27, 2015 04:04 PM
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Gabe - I would call the buyer and let them know their agent just called to schedule a showing of my listing. At that point, I would let them know that there is no point in keeping their appointment with me. I would also call the buyers agent and give them a heads up on what just happened.

The main thing is getting your listing sold, and hopefully that will happen.

Sep 27, 2015 03:52 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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I would kindly call the prospective buyer and cancel the appointment letting her know that her agent called to schedule an appointment for her. This way, you leave the door open if she is interested in the property. Afterall, the focus should be in selling the listing.

Sep 27, 2015 01:37 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Simple.  I'd call back the prospect and cancel the appointment and let her know that her agent called and will show it to her.

Sep 27, 2015 01:26 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Not much can be done if other agent has Buyers Rep.  And I probably would not want to get involved with someone playing shenanigans anyway.  Warn the other agent and move on.  Mark

Sep 27, 2015 01:17 PM
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Well at least you found out before she wasted too much of your day.

Sep 27, 2015 10:48 AM
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Tony Lewis
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Let her work with her agent & cancel my appointment with her. 

Sep 27, 2015 10:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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I love Susan Emo 's response, get the deal done.  A

Sep 27, 2015 06:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Susan Emo has the best answer!  I'd have the other Realtor meet at that time.  It's their client too afterall.  Might be embarassing for the buyer.  We'd both show the house and split the buyer's side commission!  :)  I'd have strategized with the other agent first on how to handle buyer embarassment and the commission!

Sep 27, 2015 06:26 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Sadly, this is not an unusual situation. Many do not understand how agents work and some do not care.

Sep 27, 2015 06:22 AM
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Sara Wagner
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Pays to meet at the office and get the paperwork done before scheduling the showings.

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I agree with Susan Emo.

Sep 27, 2015 10:16 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Gabe. I run into this when we do open houses for homes we flip, even though we always ask, this issue shows up all the time, but as long as the property sells, it is all good.

Make it a great week!

Sep 27, 2015 07:01 PM
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If it was my listing I'd just set the appointment for the other agent.

Sep 27, 2015 02:34 PM
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Joan Cox
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Did this "buyer" have a buyer's agency with the other REALTOR.  This is the frustrating part of our business!

Sep 27, 2015 11:13 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Buyers can be liars and somehow think they can get a better deal or more information by calling direct. Set up the showing for her agent and let it be. 

Sep 27, 2015 10:53 AM
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Scott Godzyk
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If the other agent has a signed buyer broker agreement i let it go and invite them to the earlier appointment. 

Sep 27, 2015 07:06 AM
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Ron Climer
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I would make an appointment  to show her the property.  I would ask why she wants me to show it to her and my competitor also.  I would also ask her if there is any chance that she will but THIS property from any one but me. If the answer is yes, I would say goodbye.  You will get the listing commission no matter what.

Sep 27, 2015 07:03 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I'd add to the other comments that it's always good to educate our clients about the importance of working with only one realtor. We all know how much confusion things like this cause us.

Sep 27, 2015 05:43 AM
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Mike Rock
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i would contact client. "i would be happy to show you, however you are or are not working with a agent" if you ARE not, you can sign an agreement saying that i will work solely for you". thats what i would do. rather than saying you will work solely with me

Sep 27, 2015 04:43 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

So, here's what we did.  The other agent is quite a good friend of mine so I had her meet the customer at my listing with an exclusive buyers agreement for herself.  

She texted me when the buyer showed up and I appeared about five minutes later, and I introduced myself and told them I was waiting for an appointment,

The embarrassed look on this buyer's face was quite interesting.  Then my friend proceeded to educate this one about the right protocol for using an agent.

Sep 28, 2015 04:30 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I would call that person and nicely tell her it's unfortunate she wasn't honest with me about working with another agent when she first called and that I had to cancel my appointment with her, but that her agent will show it to her.

Sep 27, 2015 09:49 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Opportunity sometimes bangs and doesnt knock...This could be a tap as well

Sep 27, 2015 06:14 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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I'm confused, has she confirmed seeing it with you, and the other agent? Maybe I am lost, which is possible. 

Sep 27, 2015 05:55 AM