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Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I show to families from time to time, but have found that normally parents are good about keeping their children "herded," so I haven't needed to develop any tricks.

Feb 28, 2016 08:20 PM
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1,445,369
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I'm the same as Joy Bender.   Can't remember the last time I worked with a family.

Feb 28, 2016 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Generally no. Hasn't been a problem. I guess when I bare my teeth at the kids that is enough!

Feb 28, 2016 08:56 PM
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3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That's included in "the talk" and if they won't stay together then we're done.

Feb 28, 2016 01:17 PM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Very rarely do I have more than a couple.  Don't work with too many families. 

Feb 28, 2016 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,558
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Back in the day it was more of an issue.  I just ask that we all stay together in an occupied home.  In a vacant home, I don't worry about it.

Feb 29, 2016 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
759,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Let them roam.  One will find something they want to show the other.  They know each other better than we do and they have their own style of looking for a home.  I'll call them together if there is something special for them to see.  Our job is not complicated so don't complicate it.

Feb 29, 2016 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I don't have that issue

Feb 28, 2016 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,181,657
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Very rarely work with families.

Feb 28, 2016 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Keeping families together is almost like herding cats.

Feb 28, 2016 06:26 PM
Rainmaker
4,307,328
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Larry & I try to go together when possible. This way we can "round them up" quicker...

Feb 28, 2016 06:25 PM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I make it clear that we need to stay together except when I have another team meber with me. then it's fine for us to peel off in different directions.

Feb 28, 2016 04:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington rarely I come across this type of situation. I just tell them - lets see the home together....

Feb 28, 2016 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have one family, the wife and husband ALWAYS take off in different directions, but usually find them together to get the notes whether or not they love the home.  

Feb 29, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Saying it, let's all stay together so I can tell you about the features included. Sometimes I have to say in a couple of times.

Feb 29, 2016 10:45 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      I can't remember the last time I had little children accompany us.  As for telling adults to stay together, I won't do it.   They need to see the house freely without supervision.

Feb 29, 2016 08:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Try using duct tape.

Feb 29, 2016 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
72,125
Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
Guiding You Home

Rarely is this a problem but if it appears to me that it is going to be one I just lay it out.  I explain that we need to stick together so we don't loose track of time and continue with the tour. 

Feb 29, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I give showing instructions before we even start.  Part of that is simply asking that we all stick together during the home tour.  

Feb 29, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NOt really, I talk about how we view a home especially with chidren

Feb 28, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

listing agents don't need to worry about that...

Feb 28, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Must be over 18 and eligible to purchase to tour property!

Feb 28, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I work mainly with investors so this is not an issue for me.

Feb 28, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
290,919
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have not had this situation in age-restricted communities, as the parents may or may not have adult children with them, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington .

Feb 28, 2016 10:54 PM
Rainmaker
2,774,896
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

At my most recent open, Some kids were running around rubbing their fingers on the newly painted walls while I practiced professional lip biting. The parents were looking at the house...What can you indeed at these prices!

Feb 28, 2016 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some times but most are well behaved. Most often the husband runs for the basement while the wife heads for the kitchen then bath and kids head to the bedrooms

Feb 28, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
7,783,878
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to maintain control or leave the kids in the car.

Feb 28, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,550,327
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Herding 101 -- but stuff happens.  

Feb 28, 2016 09:19 PM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Advise them HAZARDS may exist. Open pools, cutlery, pets starving for affection, adult game room toys and guns MAY be present. You can not know what is behind those doors. 

"Please keep your beautiful children safe. We don't want the little darlings enter a place of danger."

I actually had visitors sign a 'Hold Harmless' waiver before entering a property. Everyone herded the family tightly.

But I've got Sasquatch as a viable plan B.

Feb 28, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Play the music from 'Rawhide'. Tell them we all have to stick together, kids hold hands with someone (& not me!)

Feb 28, 2016 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good idea to suggest it to them.

Feb 28, 2016 08:20 PM