BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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

Bill,

I am in favor of the truth, simply because you don't have to remember the lie you told.  A

Apr 08, 2016 07:39 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

We schedule appoints through CSS. Be truthful. Whether I am showing a buyer client or previewing property it benefits the seller.  Additonal exposure and I may eventually bring a buyer.   If I list the house down the street a customer may ask me about your listing.  Having previewed it recently I can talk knowledgeably and make appointment to show & maybe sell your listing.

Just my two cents $.02

Apr 08, 2016 07:44 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No one should object to the truth !  I would like to think most of us preview properties.

Apr 08, 2016 09:40 AM
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DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 )
American National Bank & Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia

I ALWAYS tell the truth.   As Jack Nicholson would say, some people "Can't handle the Truth !"   It is better to follow MY motto "Be A Professional" and tell the truth than to get caught in an omission of fact or an outright lie !

Apr 08, 2016 02:26 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

That goes on all the time . . . I think it depends on how much we are inconveniencing a seller and a listing agent possibly. If it's a vacant and we need to see if it compares to what we are about to list . . . yeah, I want the seller to see it. We're not going to go if we have to explain. We can look at data for the rest.

Apr 08, 2016 08:32 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel  

Apr 08, 2016 08:07 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If a preview I let them know and that sellers do not have to leave unless they prefer

Apr 08, 2016 08:02 AM
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Mimi Foster
FALCON PROPERTY SOLUTIONS - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

In those situations, I always tell them that it's a Preview and that their Sellers are welcome to stay at home and not to clean up too much because I can see thru 'stuff.' If it's someone I know, I tell them, otherwise I don't.

Apr 08, 2016 08:00 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I do, because frankly if I have a listing come up in a nearby area, I may end up with a buyer for their property...and I also want to maintain a cordial relationship. 

Apr 08, 2016 07:50 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Absolutely...They do not always like to hear what I have to say.

Apr 08, 2016 07:41 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I do. We can make appointments to schedule what's known as an "agent preview."

Apr 08, 2016 06:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I go with the truth, BILL CHERRY.  

Apr 08, 2016 05:48 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

If I'm previewing I will let it be known. 

Apr 08, 2016 12:22 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That has been occurring for years and there is nothing we can do to reverse this behavior without alienating our peers.

Apr 08, 2016 11:41 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Always

Apr 08, 2016 10:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I thought that was called a preview. Why not be honest about it?

Apr 08, 2016 10:27 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would tell the reason of the appointment if asked and also help an agent by providing information if they need it.

Apr 08, 2016 10:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All's fair in love & war (and Real Estate listings)....

Apr 08, 2016 08:57 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Absolutely.

Apr 08, 2016 08:00 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

The truth is always the best policy.

Aug 06, 2017 09:47 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

Sometimes we never know if the "showing" set is really a preview or if the agent is just surveying....   I always set the showing to show the buyer! 

Apr 10, 2016 12:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm in favor of the truth.  I've had a few agents say this to me, but many more who don't.

Apr 09, 2016 03:59 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I tell the agent I am previewing … that I have a listing coming soon in the area. It does not serve anyone to be dishonest. 

Apr 09, 2016 05:17 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Always tell the truth!

Apr 09, 2016 12:12 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! - Polonius

Apr 08, 2016 10:08 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Tell the truth and save your memory for more important things!

Apr 08, 2016 09:48 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I tell the truth.

Apr 08, 2016 09:43 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 Bill. Would always appreciate having it be straight without the BS.

Apr 08, 2016 06:53 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

BILL CHERRY - that's the part of our job. Smile and say, your home cannot be sold - at this price or...otherwise.

Apr 08, 2016 04:25 PM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Not a good idea to misrepresent and burn bridges

Apr 08, 2016 01:52 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Absolutely.  The purpose of Feedback is to help the Listing Agent and the Sellers to know how their house showed.  Any information we can give is important for them.  I do not always use the exact words given by the buyers, but instead use wording that gets the message across without being totally negative.

Apr 08, 2016 01:47 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes, I always tell them if I only previewing it.

Apr 08, 2016 12:25 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Do you mean previewing? or showing to sellers of antoher home?

Apr 08, 2016 12:21 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We Preview alot of newly-on-the-market homes in our community, and we do not schedule appointments, as most of our homes here are vacant - if someone was living there, we would not Preview it BILL CHERRY.  We do not do it to see how it compares to what we currently have (as we may not have anything in that price range, square footage, or model), nor for a prospective buyer.  We like to see what Sellers have done with the home, as many are 30 years old, with no up-dates nor modernization.  That can affect pricing and dom, so in a slow market, which is what we have had so far this year, I am always curious as to what might sell quickly and what might still be around in a few+ months.    

Apr 08, 2016 11:28 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

it all is a big fish bowl of buyers/sellers and agents. All are welcome. however its a good idea to say the exact purpose (which can be multiple)

Apr 08, 2016 11:23 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

It is always best to tell the truth.

Apr 08, 2016 08:24 AM