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Rainmaker
3,684,573
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

Haven't participated in these for many, many years!

Mar 17, 2016 12:48 AM
Ambassador
4,558,652
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I attend occasionally if I have time and there are properties I want to see, or to preview for clients. Good luck

Mar 17, 2016 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
818,707
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes. Different towns in my area do them differently. If it's a true "caravan" when all go together, it seems only the ones presenting the homes show up. 

Mar 17, 2016 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,487
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used too. Now, I just follow my business plan

Mar 17, 2016 06:33 AM
Ambassador
1,371,024
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Hasn't been done in my market for many many years now.  We stopped because they were poorly attended.

Mar 17, 2016 06:14 AM
Ambassador
3,037,614
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I do not. I wish you all the best with your new listing. 

Mar 17, 2016 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
888,390
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Our Brokers Tours used to be a fun, effective experience for (esp. new) agents. 2 things happened: market picked up so dramatically that homes sold before they could be toured. After it slowed, our association changed the format. Previously, you stayed with the tour, stopped at each home in order, start to finish. They changed it to a list of open houses that agents could tour or not, and agents paid a dollar to pitch their listing. It didn't work, and faded away. Moral of the story: don't let your Association fix what's not broken.

Mar 17, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainmaker
4,057,976
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Our area stopped these years and years ago... no one attended.

Mar 17, 2016 12:52 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We haven't done these about 15 years. They ended up being only the agents that had a listing on tour.

Mar 17, 2016 10:36 AM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

At least for my own office's listings.

Mar 17, 2016 08:14 AM
Rainer
150,166
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

My broker offers caravans almost every week on sales meeting day. I attend when I can and am motivated that way. 

Mar 17, 2016 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, we do them.

Mar 17, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainer
313,938
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

ORange County still has them- different city area different days. Laguna Niguel and Aliso on Thursday Rancho Santa Margarita and Coto Friday - they have meetings . Newport has a caravan but no meeting. Laguna on Wednesday  - I find Laguna the most useful as they have a speaker with local topics. It can be an efficient way to have many buyer's agents take a look, and some bring clients around noon. Food is usually the draw

Mar 17, 2016 03:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,715,478
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

They are still done in our area... Central Washington State.

Mar 17, 2016 03:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,209
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes. lots of visitors. No offer.

Mar 17, 2016 02:54 AM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes Hella, it is a great way to get to know the local listings.

Mar 17, 2016 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes our office goes out every Tuesday but we call it property tour.

Mar 17, 2016 01:31 AM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

On occasion if there are properties I wish to preview.

Mar 17, 2016 01:00 AM
Ambassador
5,360,011
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont like them, but we have them.

Jun 15, 2019 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,887,658
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some try to do broker opens or caravans but most are so busy, there is no time.

Mar 18, 2016 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,160,618
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not in many years! 

Mar 18, 2016 03:08 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Yes, but our caravans are different now. We get a list of the properties and times they are open and you can pick and choose which ones you want to visit and not in any order.  This gives us the option, if there is a long list, to pick the ones we want/need to see. 

Mar 17, 2016 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
4,061,295
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hella -- as I answered in your post:

We have broker tours that are sometimes called caravans but we don't "caravan" as a group to the homes.  

 

Mar 17, 2016 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,436,641
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. Locally, I seldom hear about a caravan to view listings.

Mar 17, 2016 07:15 PM
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4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - yes, we still have the broker tour in our area....

Mar 17, 2016 04:20 PM
Ambassador
3,726,368
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Yes I do!

Mar 17, 2016 03:29 PM
Ambassador
3,034,530
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

we still have them in my market, I don't participate.  I do preview.

Mar 17, 2016 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,380,773
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only on very special listings.  Doing one tomorrow.  First one in about a year.

Mar 17, 2016 02:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,405
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Only if I have a listing or a client for that area ( specific criteria). I work in many areas, it is just impossible to check all new inventory.

Mar 17, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
223,669
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Hella we just go out when we have a specific buyer looking for a specific property

Mar 17, 2016 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
80,253
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

In Branson we have agent open houses.  We bribe agents to show up by offering lunch and a gift card drawing.  I prefer caravans.

Mar 17, 2016 09:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, very popular in Erie with several companies.  Even more popular when food is included

Mar 17, 2016 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
660,532
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No. Good luck with your new listing Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

Mar 17, 2016 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Mar 17, 2016 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
640,077
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Our company doesn't do them any longer and hasn't for about 15 years.  I would like my listings to be on Caravan but would never attend one.  I feel that showing homes is the best way to learn the inventory, neighborhoods and community.

Mar 17, 2016 03:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,742
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Very rarely. The information is so easy to access, so the only reason I see is to visit with other agents if not too busy with clients.

Mar 17, 2016 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,504
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, praise the lord we've stopped doing them.

Mar 17, 2016 02:55 AM
Ambassador
2,564,231
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Best to you and your listing, Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® 

   I dreaded the mandatory caravan when I was with Coldwell Banker and C21.  We had to see every office listing, even those that were outside of our marketing area or price range.  The Caravan was after the Sales Meeting; it shot up an entire day.

   Our Board still offers caravans, but I don't participate.  As a Buyer's Broker, I find that doing my own property previews is more efficient.  As a Listing Agent, there are other ways that I can target the appropriate Agents.

Mar 17, 2016 02:51 AM
Rainer
45,807
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Yes we have them and I try to get out to see as much inventory as possible.  We break up the city into 3 separate days because there is usually alot on caravan.  Its both a time to preview a property and bring a buyer through but these are generally open to the public as well.  Many times the property will sell during that caravan day.  We also have any properties that never have public open houses.

Mar 17, 2016 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I don't think it's done much any more.

Mar 17, 2016 02:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Caravans still exist in select areas of my trading area.

Mar 17, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
6,546,149
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Mar 17, 2016 01:41 AM
Rainmaker
140,568
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

We just have broker opens where usually no broker sits.  In Winona MN, a city just to the north of us, has caravans as they have no formal broker open processes.

Mar 17, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
846,160
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

They seen rare around here these days.

Mar 17, 2016 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
573,381
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

no, i can't justify being trapped for half a day just to have a few agents preview our listings. It just looks good to the seller. As long as your seller realizes all agents  with a willing buyer can find it, there really isn't a value to drag a few agents  through who are only there so there listing will be shown also.

Mar 17, 2016 01:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we always did them....but now the market is so strong here, we start showings at the open house event.... gone that day!!!

Mar 17, 2016 01:09 AM
Rainmaker
315,887
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Office preview via projector or having a broker open works best for me.

Mar 17, 2016 01:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,398,333
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Most will do in their office.

Mar 17, 2016 01:00 AM