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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If this is a potential buyer, consider yourself lucky that they revealed their realtor status up front. Most of them wait until we have a lot of time invested before they reveal their agent status and their need for a referral fee. 2nd home market

Jan 19, 2016 03:05 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would find out what info they want then decide how to proceed. 

Jan 19, 2016 02:20 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Call them back, find out what they want, and proceed from there. Always return a call, no matter who the person is. One, it becomes a habit, and two, you never know where it leads to.

Jan 19, 2016 02:57 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, not right off. I would reply, provide the information, and see if I can help them, and see where it goes.

Jan 19, 2016 02:00 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

As a professional courtesy I would find out exactly what they need/want. If I can help in 10-15 minutes I am happy to assist. If beyond that ... we talk about how engaged I will be and how I will be paid.

Jan 19, 2016 02:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Depends on the questions that they have .....

Jan 19, 2016 02:23 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Just call them. I assume they are legit until it appears otherwise.

Jan 19, 2016 02:23 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I have a Broker(not active in MLS) who occasionally calls for information on a home; as long as I have no expenses I will give him what he wants. If there will be expenses it is discussed first.

Jan 19, 2016 02:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If relavant to the property, i.e. "Is this a single level house with no step downs or up?" I would respond.

Hey, what's happened to my profile image?

Jan 19, 2016 01:16 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Are they inquiring about one of your listings, or a reciprocity listing, or ?
Are they inquiring for themself, or a client of theirs?
Are they local or not local?
I am inclined to extend professional courtesy if no red flags.

Jan 19, 2016 01:05 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Given that this person disclosed, I think you should call and talk to them.  It is courteous.  A

Jan 19, 2016 02:19 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Is the individual calling as a buyer or on behalf of a buyer?  Either way, to represent your seller properly, the requested info shoul be provided I would think, if the question is legitimate.

Jan 19, 2016 11:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

As a professional courtesy I would find out exactly what they need/want. They might be wanting a good responsive agent to send a referral!

Jan 19, 2016 10:51 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I think it all depends. If someone has genuine questions and an interest a listing, I will provide it.  If someone is trying to use me to get access to homes and information about listings because they don't belong to "that MLS" and they want to show homes in that area, I will be limited in my responses. 

Jan 19, 2016 08:58 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I like Kathleen Daniels answer.

Jan 19, 2016 07:12 AM
Marie Haydock
Evergreen Global Homes & Land | RSVP Real Estate - Redmond, WA
Simplifying Real Estate

Find out what they want.  It's not unusual for a local agent to contact you, since their client might have sent them a link to your website, and it's quicker to fill out the form then look your contact info up.


But, if they're outside the area, treat them like any new prospect!  Q&A, agency agreement, etc.

Jan 19, 2016 02:45 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 People who calls me asking me be the door opener and they can handle the negotiation often.  I bluntly tell them we do not operate that way.

Jan 19, 2016 01:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If they are not local, I'm happy to help them. I never require a reperesentation agreement from any website lead on an early contact, why would I from another agent. I've sold to relocating agents lots of times.

Jan 19, 2016 07:53 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't require anyone to sign a buyer representation agreement in order for me to give them information.

Jan 19, 2016 01:12 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Are they an agent in another state?  I don't understand why you would try to convert an agent into your own client otherwise.

Jan 19, 2016 10:27 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Typically I provide the info.  Buyers agreements haven't been big with me.

Jan 19, 2016 08:10 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If they are asking about my listing I will treat them as any caller.  If they want info on iother listing I ask if they want representation

Jan 19, 2016 08:00 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

On the phone, I will provide the information they ask for as if they were the public. 

Jan 19, 2016 07:11 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I ask if they plan to write the offer themselves or if they are looking for a referral and/or representation and go forward from their answer.

Jan 19, 2016 06:02 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I would be curious what they wanted, and work from there.

Jan 19, 2016 05:28 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I had similar requests, usually it is a waste of time. They do not access to MLS info and want to know something from you. I'd suggest that agent to call you. 

Jan 19, 2016 04:51 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.  Depending on the circumstances I would reach out to talk to them or just give them what they want.

Jan 19, 2016 04:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I would allow access to the needed information.

Jan 19, 2016 03:08 AM
Chris Hutchinson
The Michael Group - Lewisville, TX
Agent Listing and Selling In Lewisville area

We do purchase houses for our own account. At some point in the process we need to disclose that we are licensed agents at least in most states we do. In addition we often will want to use a portion of the commission to offset closing cost for our transaction as well. 

Treat them as you would another agent representing a buyer.  This time they are one in the same. 

Jan 21, 2016 07:53 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

David - I think it would depend on exactly what information they were requesting, and how they wanted me to assist them. I would have to ask them a few questions before figuring out how to proceed.

Jan 21, 2016 04:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

You don't mention whether the REALTOR is local or not.  I probably would provide and hope for referrals.

Jan 20, 2016 07:35 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It is not really a lead.

Jan 19, 2016 10:01 AM