Peter Mohylsky.   Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN (Miramar Beach, Florida )

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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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I'm not opposed to thinking outside of the box, but I don't see any reason to have an Uber driver drive us around for showings. I'm able to drive, chat with them and chew gum!   lol

Apr 10, 2017 01:30 PM
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Michael Setunsky
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Peter Mohylsky How about if you use one of their driver less cars. Then you wouldn't have to worry about someone else hearing your confidential client discussions.

Apr 10, 2017 01:29 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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The problem with that is, another party is privy to your conversation. I would not like that.

Apr 10, 2017 01:57 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Maybe if you had your own chauffeur, but not an Uber driver.

Apr 10, 2017 01:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm with Candice A. Donofrio - Confidentiality is the issue with having another party in the car.

Apr 10, 2017 08:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I would only consider this if I didn't have my own car but that is not likely to happen since I have two. I want to be in my vehicle.

Apr 10, 2017 07:34 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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No way -  I'm never sure what kind of car the person will have and honestly I don't want a stranger listening in on any conversations that should stay private and confidential.

Apr 10, 2017 02:46 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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    What about liability insurance?  Will your umbrella policy handle a civil suit if the Lyft or Uber driver is in a crash?  Or will Uber / Lyft's insurance cover it?

Apr 10, 2017 02:43 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Hmm, interesting.  Let us know via a post if you have used a Uber driver for showings.

Apr 10, 2017 02:21 PM
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Sam Shueh
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Private airplanes.  Uber is way to cheap for high end. Limo will not cut it.

Apr 10, 2017 02:03 PM
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Bob Crane
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Interesting idea, I like my own vehicle.

Apr 10, 2017 01:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I have not and I would not. My clients are in my car while I drive to showings. We have plenty of time to chat during the process. 

Apr 10, 2017 01:25 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Peter,

It is a good idea providing the Uber driver has a nice car.  One of our clients had a driver for her car.  A

Apr 10, 2017 01:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not in Oklahoma City, it is not an Uber town.

Apr 10, 2017 01:12 PM
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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

No - and would not. Car service (Limo) for the right client - possibly...

Apr 11, 2017 05:26 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Not at all.  

Apr 11, 2017 04:59 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I agree with Fred Griffin answer.

Also, it is government derived so a definite no.

Apr 11, 2017 04:31 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I haven't... I have plenty of time to chat with my clients when they are in my car and I'm driving.

Apr 10, 2017 02:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Every idea has merit. Whether it produces fruit....yet to be known

Apr 10, 2017 02:18 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
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Never.

Eve

Apr 10, 2017 01:52 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I've never considered driving a tough thing to do. I can walk, chew gum, show properties at the same time Peter!

 

Apr 10, 2017 01:39 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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I've heard many horror stories about Uber drivers!!! in my office, we don't drive with anyone in our cars...they meet or follow us....period....

Apr 10, 2017 01:37 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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I think it's a great idea, albeit a bit expensive.

Apr 10, 2017 01:18 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I am a fan. In some areas of L.A. it is extremely difficult to park. It is cheaper to take uber or lift ( parking fee can be often more expensive than uber fee)

Apr 12, 2017 06:22 PM
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
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What a creative thought.  hummmmm...It may work

Apr 10, 2017 01:35 PM
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shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

I wish I had an Uber driver that drove a bulldozer for my trek out to the middle of nowhere! :-)

Apr 10, 2017 01:30 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

That's an interesting idea and it would be another business expense.

Apr 10, 2017 01:11 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Interesting but no.

Apr 14, 2017 08:15 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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It may give buyers that thought your license was revoked for some reason....  I can chat and drive.

Apr 12, 2017 02:21 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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Interesting thought... if the cost element is not a detriment.

Apr 11, 2017 12:24 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Why?  Why?  Why?

That just says to me "Hey, I can't afford a car"  Uber isn't cheap either.  You would be better off hiring a towncar from a local limo company and having a real chauffeur drive you around.

Apr 11, 2017 10:57 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 just put my car on autopilot when I want more time to chat with my clients.

Apr 11, 2017 07:49 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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We don't have it in my area but I wouldn't consider it even if we did.

Apr 11, 2017 07:16 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Nope, never thought of nor would I use it

Apr 11, 2017 07:14 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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For higher end clients and due to the parking restrictions in San Diego; this would be a stong contender for a great idea when working Downtown

Apr 11, 2017 06:10 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I did have my first buyer show up in an Uber. I would not have anyone drive me around on showings. But this was a relocation buyer who did not want to rent a car or depend on me for theor taxi service.

Apr 11, 2017 05:57 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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must be cost effective

Apr 11, 2017 04:56 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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I don't want anyone in the car with me with my client.

Apr 11, 2017 01:40 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Peter Mohylsky - with a few 'cool' incidents with ÜBER, I will stay away from this.

Apr 10, 2017 10:30 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Interesting thought but I would worry about confidentiality. And right now there are some issues with driverless cars!

Apr 10, 2017 10:21 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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I don't like others driving me around.  Plus they would hear everything.

Apr 10, 2017 09:29 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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there is NO UBER where I live.

Apr 10, 2017 09:16 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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No, this does not sound like a good idea.  I like my own car, and I get plenty of "talking time" when I'm with my clients.

Apr 10, 2017 08:38 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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LOL,  no, I chat just fine in my car.

I may one day use a limo for the right client though.

Apr 10, 2017 08:29 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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I don't think it's a benefit in my market.  If I was selling apartments in NY, that might be a different animal. Won't fly in rural Texas.

Apr 10, 2017 08:12 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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Never considered it.  Probably not because of privacy.

Apr 10, 2017 08:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Unprofessional in my book

Apr 10, 2017 06:16 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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Nope, never considered it Peter Mohylsky . Of course there is no Uber in Minot ND anyhow.

Apr 10, 2017 05:13 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Interesting idea, but no.  Hiring a limosine for certain clients makes sense, but not Uber.

Apr 10, 2017 04:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 10, 2017 04:22 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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That would be costly even if they did not buy!

Apr 10, 2017 03:56 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have encountered one person who raised such an issue.

Apr 10, 2017 03:22 PM
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Pete Xavier
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Apr 10, 2017 03:15 PM