Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I do not take clients in my car, ever.   And, I'm spoiled with a wonderful husband who keeps the car filled with gas, washed and ready to go.  I try not to have any RE related stuff in the car other than my "Serial Killer Kit" in the back.

Mar 02, 2017 06:44 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I don't put buyers in my car, but still:

 Yes, I am always ready to go.

 Car wash as needed, interior detailing now and then.

 Gas up weekly at Costco, with occasional $10 or $20 stops elsewhere during the week.

Mar 02, 2017 06:39 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I just vaccuumed out the door spots (holders) in my car the other day lol. There is a problem with dog hair, ugh.

Mar 03, 2017 04:48 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Ha! I was just thinking I need to get my car washed to take a buyer out this weekend! No, I don't have a regular routine. Usually my husband gets it washed for me.  :)

I keep my real estate paraphenalia in the back of my SUV, but the passenger areas are always free of any clutter and stuff. 

Mar 02, 2017 06:39 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, always ready just in case something comes up. 

Mar 03, 2017 05:25 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Those people will quickly find out that I wasn't sitting around doing nothing waiting for their call.

Mar 03, 2017 05:03 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

My husband would have a very quick "NO" response to this and I guess I need to agree...  The fuel light was on yesterday with  ---- miles to empty.  I do have monthly unlimited car washes available but the interior could use a detail.  Thankfully, I can't remember the last time a client was in my car (company policy ya know).  :)

Mar 03, 2017 04:15 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Typically ever week we don't have rain I car wash & fuel up on Saturday mornings. I walk to work most days, so I go 10 days-2 weeks on a tank.

I never really have too last minute notice, 1-2 hours notice is last minute I suppose.

I'm always surprised how many agents miss the opportunity to build the relationship and understand the buyer with conversations that occur in the car. But, I'm old school real estate in that regard.

Mar 03, 2017 04:00 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, my car is always neat and clean and reasonably fueled, but I don't have a regular routine. I buy fuel as needed and have car washed as needed.

Mar 03, 2017 03:16 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I do not wash my car (outside) as often as I should but the inside is always clean and ready. And I never get the gas get low. But I also very rarely have buyers in my car.

Mar 03, 2017 03:15 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

Clients do not ride with me.

 

Mar 03, 2017 12:17 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, South Walton
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I almost ran out of gas once.  Never again . I plan ahead.  My real estate car is where I live but can be cleaned out and ready to show.

Mar 02, 2017 09:01 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

On occasion, we did thake clients, however, most of our clients met us at buildings or store we were selling or leasing.  Even today, we keep our car clean and fueled.  We enjoy seeing it clean and shiny.  A

Mar 02, 2017 08:56 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I sure try Debbie. If the weather does not cooperate then it is hard.

Mar 02, 2017 08:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I'm always ready to go - if my car isn't perfect, I'll give myself a few minutes to spiff it up before seeing a buyer!

Mar 02, 2017 08:27 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well Lucky has pretty much trashed the back part of my car because of all the trips to the dog park in the snow. That's really my fault, though. I can't wait for the longer days, so I will have some daylight left when I get home to do things like clean out my car. 

 

Mar 02, 2017 08:03 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Not as consistently as I should, the good news is I do not have this problem, because every buyer has to be pre-approved and by appointment only for me to have them be driven around by me, Endre

Mar 02, 2017 07:14 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Most of the time but lucky for me a car wash and a gas station are close by.

Mar 02, 2017 06:41 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I have not taken my car to show homes with clients in ages.

We drive separate vehicles. Most people prefer to pick their homes and needing your service.

 

Mar 02, 2017 06:39 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I don't drive clients around in my car.. I don't want to confuse what I do and don't do. 

Feb 27, 2018 07:51 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It was always a struggle for me to have gas in my car!

Mar 06, 2017 08:45 AM
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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

I filled and cleaned both cars, and yes, I like only clean cars, but there are times have to plan the night before getting gas.

Mar 05, 2017 07:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - whenever I am a bit lazy about filling up, I come across an appointment that is important and I need to rush..... Murphy's Law at best, always!

Mar 04, 2017 10:02 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have it ready at all times.

Mar 04, 2017 11:20 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Usually I don't give clients a ride. My vehicle stays clean minus the dog hair and mobile office I carry.  Gas? Hate to admit  I've been caught a few times on less than enough fuel and had to make a stop.  My route used to include driving by a store on the access road. Not now,  but I'm working on this. 

Mar 03, 2017 09:20 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. But I should. One never knows when that special call might come in.

Mar 03, 2017 06:56 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  If need be I can be ready to go in a half hour to an hour.  I have a two-seater, so very rarely do I have someone in my car.

Mar 03, 2017 08:54 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I used to.  Then kids and life chaos.  But, we do actually have one car that we only use for business so that one is typically ready to go at any moment.-Kasey

Mar 03, 2017 08:46 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have neither buyers nor sellers, but my vehicle is ALWAYS CLEAN... never below a half tank of gas.... 

Mar 03, 2017 08:22 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

 Generally speaking, my car is clean and ready for just about anything.  

However, I do not take last minute buyers out.  My tours are planned and scheduled. My car is ready to go at that time. 

Mar 03, 2017 08:04 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Keep the tank full and the car clean at the minimum

Mar 03, 2017 07:02 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

My routine varies as needed.  If we really want rain all I have to do is wash it.  

Mar 03, 2017 06:52 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I usually keep my car fueled, but I don't take clients out in my car.  I don't really have a routine for car washes.

Mar 03, 2017 06:46 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I never let my gas tank get below half.

Mar 03, 2017 06:14 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. 

Mar 03, 2017 06:10 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Always, though I rarely drive clients any more.

Mar 03, 2017 06:05 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am redy at the drop of a hat.

Mar 03, 2017 06:00 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I don't do last minute buyers. Everything is planned ahead on a pre-arranged schedule. And I never to rarely have clients in my car. But my car is always clean.

Mar 03, 2017 05:59 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Alas, no and no... Also, prefer not to take clients into my car; they also seem to prefer to follow.

Mar 03, 2017 05:59 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks for the reminder; it is car wash day today

Mar 03, 2017 05:56 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

My vehicle is my second home and office, i keep it clean and washed not for just clients but for me

Mar 03, 2017 05:55 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

Most of the time.

Mar 03, 2017 05:49 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't put buyers in my vehicle, and it's not always as clean as it should be :(

Mar 03, 2017 05:40 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

My vehicle is always ready to go

Mar 03, 2017 05:21 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

True Story- I like to take my truck for an offroad dip once in awhile but she's generally clean as a whistle!

Mar 03, 2017 05:11 AM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

No clients in my car but I am a neat person. i don't do last minute buyers either. Notice needed. I fuel my car at 1/4 full always, you don't want the crud from a low tank ending up in your injectors. I was when it's dirty, actually hubby does the car wash part.

Mar 03, 2017 05:09 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My ride is always ready.

Buyer and seller welcome to ride along. This is valuable time that can be used to advance the buying/selling process significantly.

My routine.

Continuous acknowledge of Sasquatch for keeping the ride gleaming.

"The car with the most sparkle in the parking lot."

"Still has the 'new car' smell."

"Cleaner than a rental."

No additional action needed.

Mar 03, 2017 04:57 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Larry makes sure we are always ready to go, but our clients take their own cars...

Mar 03, 2017 04:56 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have a routine.

Mar 03, 2017 04:45 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

My dad always 'preached' that a car should never go below half-tank...  Way back, I guess it was bad for the engine when the fuel tank got too low and it kicked up residue on the bottom of the tank.  Well fast forward to today...I can still hear my dad's voice any time my tank is approaching the halfway mark...

Mar 03, 2017 04:39 AM
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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

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Mar 03, 2017 04:34 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No

Mar 03, 2017 04:00 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - More often than not, my vehicle will be very clean on the inside, not as clean on the outside, and I usually have enough gas to get me where I need to go.

Mar 02, 2017 10:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope not a problem. I keep my car clean, but every now and then I have to make a stop to fill up when I wasn't planning on it

Mar 02, 2017 08:36 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I very seldom take client in my car to show homes.  We drive separate cars and that has worked out fine.  But I do keep my car washed, full of gas, and clean 95% just in case I have to go somewhere at a minute's notice.

Mar 02, 2017 08:23 PM
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Myers Jackson
Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move - Grapevine, TX
America's Auctioneer

Oh yes , always 

 

Mar 02, 2017 07:14 PM