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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Appropriate:  Act like you would want someone to act if they were in your own home.  Be of service to guests. Know they neighborhood and be able to answer all questions regarding the home. It is okay to pass gas if you need to ... just don't do it while someone is standing next to you. That is just rude anywhere! 

Inappropriate: Eating the sellers food.  Ransacking their personal belongings. Sleeping on top of the bed - or worse yet ... having inappropriate "relations" (sex) in the house. I only mention these things because there are known "cases" of these things happening. 

Mar 29, 2017 09:32 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Another question that has been asked and answered more times than I can count. And whose behavior are you talking about? At the end of the day, isn't appropriate behavior common sense?

Mar 29, 2017 09:39 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you come, be courteous and share your name!

Mar 29, 2017 09:24 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
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Which party?  Listing agent, buyers agent, buyer, seller?  I'm not sure I understand this question.  I would think normal common courtesy & respect would be good behavior and that inappropriate behavior should be obvious. Did you experience something specific at an open house that you are wondering about?  If so, please share that.  -Kasey 

Mar 29, 2017 09:19 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Don't drink.  Stay sober.

Mar 29, 2017 09:13 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Good behavior:

"Welcome! This is an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Just sign the register. Owner suite to the left, rest of the house to the right. You will know the kitchen when you get there."

Bad behavior:

"Welcome! You and your ugly dogs are welcome to roam through the house, jump on people and make themselves a nuisance. I'm sure the owner won't mind dogs on the sofa."

Mar 29, 2017 09:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Not introducing yourself upon arrival.

Mar 29, 2017 10:16 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Act professionally.

Watching the game on TV with a beer in hand may not present the best image.

Mar 29, 2017 09:24 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

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Mar 30, 2017 05:45 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Thank you Nina Hollander 

Mar 29, 2017 05:46 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Kathleen Daniels  and Corinne Guest, Managing Broker  have the answer. Are you referring to agent behavior? Buyer behavior? Listing Agent behavior?

Stay out of the medicine cabinets, homeowner dressers and bedside tables

Mar 29, 2017 11:05 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Inappropriate...

1.  Thinking that every buyer that walks into the house belongs to you.

2.  Asking the buyer about their personal finances.

3.  Telling the buyer that if they are interested in the house they have to purchase from you.

Eve

 

Mar 29, 2017 10:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just as Corinne said, use common sense.... Golden Rule.... all that good stuff...behave...

Mar 29, 2017 09:47 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Great answers here. I hope you got it. 

Jun 15, 2019 06:12 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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One thing would be to come out of the shadows and not be anonymous... introduce yourself to visitors ;)

Mar 11, 2018 12:46 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Do you seriously want a list of every possible thing? Can you narrow it down a little?

Mar 31, 2017 07:23 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Be sure to ask a buyer if they are represented.

Mar 31, 2017 12:16 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Treat everyone one as a client

 

Mar 31, 2017 11:43 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Another Agent trying to steal visitors at another agents open !

Mar 30, 2017 11:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Like Chris Rock said...

Mar 30, 2017 11:22 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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be friendly and be there to assist

Mar 30, 2017 06:46 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Woo hoo!  Nekkid Open House!!

Mar 30, 2017 06:07 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Most often inappropriate is sitting on the couch watching tv or playing on ones phone. Any ignoring those that attend the open is house is bad. 

Mar 30, 2017 05:47 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

Proper behavior is pretty self evident.

Mar 30, 2017 05:31 AM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
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Be professional, its business

Mar 30, 2017 02:32 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Leave the property in the same condition you found it, especially if it is an owner/tenant occupied: light off, doors closed, no mess, no misplaced or missing items. 

Mar 29, 2017 10:05 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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For the agent or for the buyers?

Mar 29, 2017 09:07 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Engage people. GOOD!

Sit down. BAD.

Mar 29, 2017 08:58 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I can't top Corinne Guest, Managing Broker's answer!  Just use common sense and common courtesy!

Mar 29, 2017 08:49 PM
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
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Rarely a good idea to pee in the kitchen sink. 

Mar 29, 2017 08:44 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
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One example of good behavior for a buyer would be to come into the home, let you know that they are not working with another agent, fall in love with the home and ask you to write up an offer on the spot!

Mar 29, 2017 06:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Anything not Professional

Mar 29, 2017 05:18 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Many good answers provided already.

Mar 29, 2017 04:26 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I agree with the others by just using common sense

Mar 29, 2017 02:00 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Good behavior:  not jumping on the beds.

Inappropriate:  jumping on the beds.

Mar 29, 2017 01:59 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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Are you talking about the agent who's holding the open house, the agent that brings in the buyers or the buyers or maybe buyers kids.  As for all of them be respectful and cordial - common sense stuff.

Mar 29, 2017 12:53 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Respect the clients and their home.

Mar 29, 2017 12:43 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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This question always stumps me. I do not see inappropriate behavior at open houses unless it is by the prospects or their children running through the house touching things.

Mar 29, 2017 12:34 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I assume you mean as an agent holding the home open. Greeting people, asking them if they have questions about the home. Offering information about the property. Being professional. Dressing appropriately (professionally!!). Treating the seller's personal property as personal property and not abusing anything in the home.

Mar 29, 2017 11:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker gave you a great answer: everything you need to know.  A

Mar 29, 2017 11:17 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its a business where the public is invited thus you need a chaperon

Mar 29, 2017 10:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Anything obnoxious by guests or their youngsters.  Handling anything of the sellers that is not theirs.  I've had one set of kids start the TV & try to play games which I stopped immediately. Told them they had to go outside.

Mar 29, 2017 10:07 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Be welcoming, courteous, and well informed about the subject property!!  

Mar 29, 2017 09:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Common sense.

Mar 29, 2017 09:52 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
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Good behavior: Be courteous to everyone who visits and respectful of the seller's property.

Bad behavior: Having a nasty attitude because you are only hosting the open house at the request of the seller.

Mar 29, 2017 09:50 AM