Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we list in Franklin MA and all towns that surround it.... the members will travel within two or three towns away to show homes, especially in this extreme sellers' market....

Mar 05, 2017 02:34 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

When I first started I went everywhere now I concentrate in the NW section of Austin. I will go further north to the new subdivisions under construction and have sold 4 homes recently in new construction.

Mar 05, 2017 02:31 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I go as far as it takes if I feel it will be worth my while!

Mar 05, 2017 03:33 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Paul, It depends.   For a "normal" home, we cover our county and immediately adjacent.  For a patio home, I'm willing to go further because of the niche (that's why I added the Kentucky license this year).  I'll make exceptions providing the client is okay with it (e.g. if a friend/coworker/referral asks me to go further, I'll let them know I'm outside of my "normal" area, and from there it's up to them as to whether we proceed together).

Mar 05, 2017 03:04 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I make that decision at the time...

Mar 05, 2017 02:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Economy of Scale.

Depends on the size of the project, for small parcels they need to be close to one of our offices.

For the large parcels (50,000 to a million Acres) we travel nationwide.

Mar 05, 2017 02:33 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It depends on the price.

Mar 06, 2017 05:45 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You know this is a great question as some realtors take the attitude of they are listed to sell in the entire state. That can't be true. You can't be competant in a super large area.

One agent in our area touts on the radio that she serves 5 counties. In the Chicagoland area that is 1.5million people or so. YOU CAN NOT do this effectively. It's ridiculous to advertise that way & both buyers & sellers are being dis-serviced.

I go 20 miles in a circle but stay completely away from the city proper of Chicago.

Mar 06, 2017 05:07 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

$100,000 Five miles

$250,000, ten miles

$500,000, twenty miles

$1 mill +, my license states I can work anywhere in Florida. Fortunately, the REMAX brand makes available skilled agents from border to boarder.

Mar 06, 2017 04:10 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

30 miles. Because it is not about miles in L.A. but about location. Often you have to drive 3 miles for an hour. 

Mar 05, 2017 11:39 PM
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Sally Lawrence
Advantage Real Estate - Tehachapi, CA
Broker, CHS, e-Pro, SFR, REALTOR®

Great question Paul!  And as others have said, it depends.  I'm in quite a rural area, so driving is part of the business.  That said I work on staying within my own (gigantic) county.  Even so, there are areas at the north end of the county that do so things so differently it does not best serve my client for me to work there so I refer those out, but still stay as liaison.

Mar 05, 2017 08:28 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

        I remember a 7-figure+ buyer who was looking at Sarasota County (about 250 miles south of my home in Tallahassee).  I did the math - should I take a referral fee, or should I be the selling agent, and make enough commission to buy a new car?  I joined the Sarasota Association, then spent a couple of days there getting familiar with their MLS, their inventory, etc.  Sold and closed!  I've done the same in Orlando, Destin, Ocala, Jacksonville, and other cities in Florida, when the net commission to me is worth it.

    But today, I am keeping it close to home.  The Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical area, including the coast south of Tallahassee. 

Mar 05, 2017 06:30 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I am comfortable traveling up to an hour for a client. That can pretty much get me anywhere in the Phoenix Metro, and East Valley areas. However, depending on the client, and/or the listing, I may be willing to travel further.

Mar 05, 2017 06:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

45 miles is no problem for my rural area, after that it has to be worth my time.

Mar 05, 2017 05:37 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Within an hour of the office is my general limitation. I'd travel much further for the right client.

Mar 05, 2017 05:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I typically cover anything 25 miles from the center of Charlotte.  Anything beyond that may or may not be worthwhile or they are areas that I know enough about to be able to represent a buyer with the fiduciary that they deserve.

I do have one listed about 50 miles away right now but, it is for another agent who requested that I list the property for her (it's her home).  I don't typically go that far out.  We are a 12-county metro region (North and South Carolina) and I have agents who I refer to in some of those counties that I do not feel comfortable representing a buyer.  

Many agents do it but, for me, it's about getting buyers in a home that I am 100% confident a freeway isn't going to be running through in the near future!

Mar 05, 2017 03:54 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I work my county and refer out anything beyond that to agents who know their areas better.

Mar 05, 2017 03:52 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends. One hour is normal around here. I've gone 2 hours before.

Mar 05, 2017 03:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I primaryly work my county and rarely go outside beyond the borders. It is a personal choice.

Mar 05, 2017 03:38 PM
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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
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I cover 3 counties and I'm located in the middle one. So, it's within about a 40 mile radius.

I do have a repeat buyer who recently asked me to help her find a home about 60 miles away. I explained that I do love working with her, but I wasn't really familiar with the area she wants to purchase in. She said she knows the area well and was okay that I don't. So, we'll be doing some house hunting next weekend. 

Mar 05, 2017 03:33 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I agree with Barbara Todaro - I serve Cumberland County, PA and surrounding - 

Mar 05, 2017 03:33 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I cover 3 counties ... about a 50 mile radius. 

Mar 05, 2017 03:10 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I cover approximately a 50 mile radius in two states and numerous counties.

Mar 05, 2017 03:05 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

35 miles radius , 50 max one way

Mar 05, 2017 02:54 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Almost all of my activity is within one County

Mar 06, 2017 05:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on some different factors including:  Is it in the best interest of my clients. My knowledge of the area.

It's not just miles but time that comes into consideration too.  

Mar 06, 2017 05:59 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

I try to stay within 10 miles of my area.  

Mar 06, 2017 05:25 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I cover 20 sq miles in my county - depending on the listing I would travel further as well as long as it is marketable for me

Mar 06, 2017 05:18 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Placitas are my main working areas.

Mar 06, 2017 04:59 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The area covered by the MLS

Mar 06, 2017 04:32 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It all depends on the location and price of the home.  I hold a brokers license in three states so I'm open to a wide area.

Mar 06, 2017 04:24 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would drive up to one hour one way

Mar 06, 2017 04:21 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY

Two county area, and that is the southern half's.

Mar 06, 2017 03:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Radius of 45 minutes

Mar 06, 2017 03:24 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

40 miles from my office is usually the furthest I go. I serve most of the county, which is 800 square miles.  This Saturday I met with 5 different clients during the day and covered about 100 miles.

Mar 06, 2017 03:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington working by referral, I drive about 60 miles in each direction!

Mar 05, 2017 11:11 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Approximately a 45-50 miles radius.

Mar 05, 2017 09:43 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would love to work in my area. It's a 30-40 minuet drive for me most of the time.  For a serious qualified buyer that knows what they want... I will travel. 

Mar 05, 2017 08:09 PM
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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

I have a 25 miles radius. The rest goes to my partners.

Mar 05, 2017 07:46 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

We are licensed to work anywhere in the province. Where I am willing to work depends on many factors.

Mar 05, 2017 07:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We talked in terms of travel time in Los Angeles.  It was a half hour radius.  A

Mar 05, 2017 06:52 PM
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Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

About 45 miles, buyer or seller.

Mar 05, 2017 04:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I stay within my county.  I went out of county once to help a past client. I doubt I would ever to it again. 

Mar 05, 2017 04:34 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Our MLS services 3 large Central Oregon counties plus a portion of another as the prime MLS. This is a very large area and there are agents within my office who will go anywhere in the MLS for buyers/sellers. We also have represented buyers/sellers in Portland - which is a 3.5 hour drive away from Bend - and even Astoria - which is 6 hours away.

Mar 05, 2017 04:12 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Up to around 50 miles in San Diego and Riverside counties, but it will depend on the buyer and seller and the circumstances, especially if a referral. If I don't know the area well I would let them know and the decision can then be made depending on what they are comfortable with.

Mar 05, 2017 04:12 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Whatever is within 30 minutes.

Mar 05, 2017 03:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When you get outside of Manchester NH, the towns get smaller and farther apart. I service an are within a 30 minute radius in most cases. 

Mar 05, 2017 03:51 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It would depend on how well I knew the area so I could properly serve my client.

Mar 05, 2017 03:50 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Approximately a 30 mile radius.

Mar 05, 2017 03:36 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think that would depend a bit on the buyer seller and the market but a listing is fairly easily handled even 30 miles or more away

Feb 23, 2018 08:39 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

Denver is large, and have sold all over the city. I don't go into the mountains.

Mar 08, 2017 02:58 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not as far as I used to do. Service is a big issue and distance is a huge factor!

Mar 07, 2017 07:24 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

We service most of the Treasure Valley - Boise & Nampa the two biggest cities and the small cities surrounding.  It ends up about 30 miles radius-ish.  There are two areas in the mountains we will go that are a little bit longer drive only because we know the areas really well and are comfortable there.  Other areas within that same distance are too far and not our area of expertise.  Boise Metro Area is still relatively small comparatively and honestly I have no idea how you all work in bigger cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, etc.  It boggles my mind.  -Kasey

Mar 06, 2017 09:29 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I must sound like a broken record, but I live in an extremely rural area. I cover a lot of ground and two and sometimes three counties. 

Mar 06, 2017 07:16 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The area I feel comfortable with is 35x20 miles

Mar 06, 2017 10:31 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

For the better price-tiers we'll go about 60 miles/1-hour for a listing; and try to work with buyers within 30 miles/ 45 minutes drive-time.

Mar 06, 2017 10:07 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I go from north to south  50 miles.

 

Mar 06, 2017 08:39 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

As a rule of thumb, within a half hour or so driving distance which covers all our our county and into the neighboring counties. After that, it has to be very specific or an exceptionally good price point, otherwise, I would refer out. 

Mar 06, 2017 07:58 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Being in rural area and dealing with famrs and ranchs, at least 6 counties.  A 50 mile drive is not unusual.

Mar 06, 2017 07:31 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I will only travel to our surrounding cities. I don't want to do a disservice to my clients. I know my limits.

Mar 06, 2017 06:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would prefer to have the time for travel less than 30 minutes.

Mar 06, 2017 06:06 AM