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

If it's work ordered by the Seller, I have no problem, as I also typically know the contractors involved. Buyers don't typically order work prior to close but if they choose contractors to come and look at a home for estimates, they must be accompanied by the buyer's agent. (They couldn't get into the house without one, in any event, as they don't have supra keys.)

Apr 28, 2016 08:59 PM
Ambassador
1,471,315
Susan Emo
Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I trust no one -  an agent must be present, preferably the buyer's agent!

Apr 29, 2016 12:34 AM
Ambassador
3,376,810
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I echo what Nina Hollander said.  I know many agents that put a combo lockbox on the property and send inspectors to properties. That will never happen on my watch.

Apr 29, 2016 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,430
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

What Nina Hollander said...

Apr 28, 2016 11:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,223,559
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Apr 28, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
2,805,409
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As a rule, no one goes without me. If I know you well enough, another story

Apr 28, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,129,535
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Buyers agent needs to accompany them.

Apr 28, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
7,983,748
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It depends upon the specific conditions.

Apr 28, 2016 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,580,592
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® CRS,ABR,PSA,RCS-D, ePRO
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Serving Coastal San Diego, Veteran's & Seniors

(Mine yes) There's, no. Agent must accompany or they can't get in.

Apr 28, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainer
98,823
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

I think a licensed broker/agent should be present anytime someone who's not the owner accesses a property, vacant or not. In this case, the buyer's agent should be there.

Apr 28, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
997,657
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depends - if they are on my team - and have a member of the mls then yes

If I don't know them no

Apr 28, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
5,916,714
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If the buyers want contractors to get in to give bids, they must be attended by Buyer's agent.

May 02, 2016 12:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,057,885
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No, that is not right.

May 01, 2016 01:58 AM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

No, I make sure that there is an agent with them.

Apr 29, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,663
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. Contractors should never be allowed without an agent being present, vacant or not.

Apr 29, 2016 08:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,519,573
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Someone has to let them in.  As long as they are within their inspection period, they can have as many inspectors as they want.

Apr 29, 2016 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,358
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not, unless it was has been arranged in the proper fashion

Apr 29, 2016 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,182
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Only if I know the contractor and trust him.  Otherwise, I will need to be present.

Apr 29, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
909,123
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

NO, it is not my property to authorize such entry. Would need consent of seller, who is still rightful owner and someone should accompany e.g. listing or buyer agent. How do they get in anyway? Another reason not to have combo lock boxes.

Apr 29, 2016 03:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,858,267
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, they either go with or forget it. Liability purposes. 

Someone has to watch the kids in the playground so to speak.

Apr 29, 2016 03:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,633,333
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Once again, I'm channeling Susan Emo.

Apr 29, 2016 03:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,607
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Why type an answer from scratch when Nina Hollander has just said, word for word, what I was thinking. 

Apr 29, 2016 01:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

absolutely not..... there are liability issues among other issues....

Apr 29, 2016 12:51 AM
Rainmaker
667,190
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

no they would need to be accompanied by the buyers agent

Apr 29, 2016 12:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,251,461
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no

Apr 29, 2016 12:48 AM
Ambassador
3,195,654
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

That's the seller's call.  If I happen to know the contractor I will give my opinion to the seller, but ultimately in a vacant property to get a deal to close I personally have no issue if they are insured and bonded.

Apr 28, 2016 11:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sally K. & David L. Hanson No, buyer's have all the time in the world to have this done after the property closes.

Apr 28, 2016 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"ordered by the buyer!"

Not a chance.

I am the gatekeeper. Nobody enters unless I am present.

The buyer's agent knows the right protocol.

Apr 28, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,416,113
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most likely no, but it depends if i know the contractor and what they are doing. Other wise someone is there to meet them

Apr 28, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 28, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,412,350
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

If it's for the buyers, no contractor allowed until contracts are signed...

Apr 28, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
444,170
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Usually the contractor is someone I have recommended, or someone the seller knows.  It's the seller's call as to whether they can go in alone.

Apr 28, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

If the contractor is permitted by the purchase and sale agreement to be at the property, the contractor must be accompanied by an agent from the buyer's brokerage.

Apr 28, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,713,276
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sometimes if I know them and trust them.

Apr 28, 2016 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
922,538
Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If the owner allows it it doesn't bother me. Buyer agent should accompany.

Apr 28, 2016 08:36 PM