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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Chrissi,

I agree with Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA answer.  A

Mar 22, 2016 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is a two way street when loyalty and communication flow is concerned 

Mar 22, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because that realtor learns what will and what will not work for the buyer.  Why start at square 1 each time you look at a house?

Mar 22, 2016 03:04 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

One reason is to keep it fair, if there are multiple Realtors someone is going to work for free. I always ask the right questions to find this out before I show any properties.

Mar 22, 2016 02:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It works best when there is a commitment between the two sides in achieving the goal.    

Mar 23, 2016 12:57 AM
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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

What Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA said... and loyalty.  If a great property comes up, the buyer wants an agent to feel a loyalty to them, as a loyal client, to get first opportunity to look.  It is a two way street.  

Mar 22, 2016 11:34 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Duplicate efforts, buyers get confused and without having agency in place the agents cannot represent them.

Mar 22, 2016 11:39 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

Because it's not fair to Realtors to play one against another.

Mar 22, 2016 08:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What a relevant question. I want to read some of the answers thank you

Mar 22, 2016 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski Loyalty!

Mar 22, 2016 03:40 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

This is called RELATIONSHIP AND TRUST.

Jul 04, 2019 10:51 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Knowing your client is important, and getting a buyers agency signed is important too.

Jun 17, 2019 09:29 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Once you start working with more than one, do they KNOW every REALTOR is giving them their 100%?

Mar 24, 2016 10:37 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think it's much more important to find the RIGHT agent to work with than to just commit to one.  Mind you when you find the right one, commit.

Mar 23, 2016 02:31 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Noah is so right in his comment.  People should not work for free.

Mar 23, 2016 02:33 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

 Same theory why we have only one primary Dr. They know our case and our issues. 

Mar 23, 2016 01:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Common sense.

Mar 23, 2016 12:40 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

 

I think it is more important for the REALTOR® to only work with buyers who will only work with them.

 

Mar 22, 2016 10:22 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

So they don't violate the Exclusive Buyer Broker Agreement they signed with us!! 

Mar 22, 2016 10:17 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

One agent giving 100% is better than 10 agents giving them only 10% each

Mar 22, 2016 10:13 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

To develop the relationship and give the agent the opportunity to get the whole picture of what the buyer wants. That picture usually enfolds as we go through the search process together.

Mar 22, 2016 06:53 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Chrissi. I don't see a lot of Realtor changing unless they are not happy with the agent.

Mar 22, 2016 06:19 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not to be confused. Make things simple, maybe try few but choose one and commit. You'll benefit by creating solid trusting relationships.

Mar 22, 2016 04:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski - I happen to have written a post (funny and true!):

Would You Like If Your Girlfriend Cheated on You?

Mar 22, 2016 02:05 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

just one GOOD one. :)

Mar 22, 2016 12:12 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Buyer and agent stay on the same age easier

Mar 22, 2016 12:03 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

To keep your urinary tract from getting upset. There does not seem to be any loyalty nowadays.

Mar 22, 2016 09:11 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Simplicity.

Mar 22, 2016 09:08 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Because if a Buyer has 2 or more agents, only one of them will be a happy camper when it comes to making an offer.

Mar 22, 2016 08:37 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I know some situations where a home buyer works with more than one Realtor and everyone is satisfied with the results.  It all depends upon the particular circumstances of the specific situation.

Mar 22, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If they want fairness they should be fair with you!

Mar 22, 2016 07:51 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I only want to work with buyers who like me , trust me , and communicate with me. If I find they do not follow these rules then I usually drop them 

Mar 22, 2016 07:08 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

It is important for us as a Realtor to know that we will be compensated should the buyer find a home in the community we serve.  I can understand if they are working with another agent in a completely different area.  It would be great to know this so we can decide if it is worth our effort.  We do do this to make a living after-all.

Mar 22, 2016 06:38 AM
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Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

We invest a lot of time and effort.  If the buyer is working with more then one agent you have to wonder what they are doing or accomplished and how it will affect your efforts

Mar 22, 2016 06:37 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Nothing would be worse than scheduling to show them property that they have already seen with someone else. Loyalty matters and hopefully they will respect your time and efforts on their behalf.

Mar 22, 2016 05:27 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's an agents duty to explain buyer agency, and then can choose to continue to work with that buyer or not. Many buyers will eventually choose one agent.

Mar 22, 2016 05:23 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

In our area, because they don't necessarily want one of the many buyer agents they went out with to know all about them when an offer comes in on their listing.  

Mar 22, 2016 05:05 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

If they want true Buyer representation! If they sign up w/ multiple agents they could owe more than one agent a fee should they close actually on something.

Mar 22, 2016 04:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well, loyalty for one. How can a buyer expect to get the help needed when cruising around with multiple buyer agents. Why should they commit otherwise?

Mar 22, 2016 03:49 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Duplicating service only wastes what little time we have to give our best service. Thus if we don't sell we don't get paid and my expenses and family suffer...

Mar 22, 2016 03:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most buyer agents will ask for a agency contract . What if two agents show the same home?

Mar 22, 2016 03:43 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There is no reason for the buyer unless the agent creates it.

Too many agents will drop whatever they are doing to cater to a buyer. Until the agents understand the value they bring, don't expect the buyer to find it. What is given freely is valued cheaply.

Mar 22, 2016 03:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if the buyer wants a buyer's agent to work full force for that buyer, that's the only way it will happen....otherwise, the buyer will have seen the properties with other agents and that would end the relationship, for sure!!!

Mar 22, 2016 02:57 AM