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Rainmaker
4,064,138
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, as we are requested to do and to let the sellers know we had come. Absolutely no marketing material should be left... the seller is another agent's client and we have no right to try to interfere with that relationship.

May 17, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
846,325
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I do as a courtesy leave my card still. No I would never leave behind any of my marketing material in someone elses listing-huge no-no.

May 17, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,065,950
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I leave a business card to let the seller know I was there. 

I don't leave anything else.  

May 17, 2016 09:42 PM
Ambassador
3,038,576
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes. And if I happen to have had a brain fade and did not drop a card, I email the listing agent and apologize. 

Second part: NEVER. 

May 18, 2016 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
916,373
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, as a courtesy if the unit is empty

May 17, 2016 09:43 PM
Ambassador
5,366,488
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is the accepted practice in our market, and when the stack on the counter gets high enough I know it is time to put in my offer.

May 18, 2016 12:55 AM
Rainmaker
425,205
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I always leave a business card, and nothing more.  Sometimes I may write on the back of the card Thank You!

May 18, 2016 12:32 AM
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1,371,670
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

It is customary to leave a card and I'm always amazed at the marketing material the local eejits attempt to leave.  I gather them up and report them if the Seller is mine and I take a photo and report them if I'm representing another Buyer.   The sleezy tactics need to be wiped out if it is only one sleeze at a time!


PS my usual keep my head down and eyes on my own paper doesn't apply here  and is replaced by "what's good for one is good for all".  I want a level playing field.

May 17, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no extra marketing material - that would be inappropriate 

May 17, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

1)  Yes, It is the custom in my area for business cards.

2)  No, as that is considered interfering with a relationship between the seller and the listing agent, per the regulator.

May 17, 2016 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
819,197
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes to business card, usually write Thank You on back or Nice Home; no to marketing material - inapporpriate (interfering with listing agent relationship).

May 18, 2016 04:19 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, to the business card and No to the marketing material.  Tacky!

May 18, 2016 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,523
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Cards, yes.  It's proper form out here.

May 18, 2016 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

No marketing material, as I respect the listing agent/owner relationship. I do leave a business card showing I was at the property.

May 18, 2016 01:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,509
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no just your card.

May 18, 2016 12:24 AM
Rainmaker
2,635,227
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Used to...different world today. NO to leaving ...any I'm the best materials

May 17, 2016 11:57 PM
Rainmaker
889,095
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Supra = no need to leave a card; presence has already been recorded. If I enter with a key that I picked up at a listing office etc., I leave a card to confirm I was there. I would prefer not to leave a business card in somebody else's listing--I do not want to hear from their seller asking me questions about a potential deal.

May 17, 2016 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
4,166,414
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Business card yes. Marketing material no!

May 17, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,216,708
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, a business card at each home.

No marketing material, that would be poor form.

May 17, 2016 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I always try to leave a card, but would never consider leaving marketing materials behind. 

May 17, 2016 10:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,717,254
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes I leave a card. NO I do not leave promo material on how wonder I am. There was a broker who tried to do that many years ago & she spend much to much time in front of the grievance committee.

May 17, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
394,524
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

It's protocol to leave a business card.  I would not consider leaving self-promotion materials behind.

May 17, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,322,846
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some times yes and some times no. Most often sellers wil then call me looking for updates on their home. It is 100% wrong to leave any marketing material by a showing agent

May 17, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
3,614,580
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet, it's required in this area

May 17, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,687,983
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

Yes, so that agent and owner know it was shown...leave marketing material...ABSOLUTELY NOT!

May 17, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
846,420
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most of the time I do. Ocasionally I run out or forget them.

May 17, 2016 09:51 PM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If it's occupied I do so that sellers know I was there.  If it's vacant I don't waste my cards.  The feedback system that we use lets them know I was there.

May 17, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,333,845
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Yes...there are some agents who request ...and Sellers who don't believe you have been there if you do not.

May 17, 2016 09:20 PM
Rainmaker
736,195
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

No. That isn't common practice in our area any longer. On occasion, I'll show a house that request the agent leave a card behind. It's old school!

May 20, 2016 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes. It is the proper etiquette. As LA, those business cards are true values for feedback.

May 18, 2016 04:55 PM
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4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky not as much as I used to do....

May 18, 2016 04:47 PM
Ambassador
925,293
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

My sellers often get upset if someone was supposed to show the property and didn't leave a card because they're not sure anyone actually came. I have some special little cards made up for showings.

The other is, forgive me, quite tacky, and smacks of crossing an ethical line.

May 18, 2016 01:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We leave our business card in Elkhart County, but not allowed in St. Joseph County.  I definately woud not leave my material there.

May 18, 2016 12:20 PM
Ambassador
2,564,851
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Leave a business card when instructed in the MLS, and most other occasions.

May 18, 2016 11:55 AM
Ambassador
1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No they get tossed. I sign up for an appointment.

May 18, 2016 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, it shows the sellers I was there

May 18, 2016 11:12 AM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Not if it's vacant and I've used my Sentrilock to get inside.

May 18, 2016 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
290,569
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I only leave a business card, and it's for the LA, as most of the homes I show or preview are vacant Peter Mohylsky

May 18, 2016 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,636,242
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only if milk and cookies are left out for me....OH! That's Christmas!

May 18, 2016 01:19 AM
Rainer
43,931
Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

I do.

May 17, 2016 11:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,457,227
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Peter Mohylsky Yes, it is customary in my area.

May 17, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
6,553,993
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Usually. Maybe not in vacant foreclosures.

May 17, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not unless requested - the ARMLS SUPRA lockbox provides our details to the Listing Agent.

May 17, 2016 10:46 PM
Rainer
23,250
Desmond Neoh
Weichert, Realtors - North Bethesda, MD
Your Area Specialist, Multilingual

Yes I do.

May 17, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
4,004,425
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on the showing instructions.

May 17, 2016 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

May 17, 2016 08:48 PM
Rainer
273,909
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Yes to business card, as far as marketing material, I would hope your business card would do you justice. There are 2 sides to a business card. Use it to promote yourself , that way the listing agent won't  get all fired up thinking you are after his clients.

May 17, 2016 08:32 PM