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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not show up to others showings - I don't find it to be appropriate

Apr 22, 2017 08:36 AM
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

As a leader, I do not micro-manage people, including the showings. Now, aside from mandatory accompanied showings (typical in high end listings) I would kick you out of your own listing if you showed up on my tour. My clients and I are quite capable.

Apr 22, 2017 10:44 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We do not show up to scheduled appointments for buyers.  It's not common in our area to have the listing agent present except for on luxury properties or sometimes on land sales where there are questions on property lines and such.   It generally does more harm than good.  Buyers try to get in and out quickly because they don't want to talk to the listing agent and they feel distracted looking at the property with someone watching them or trying to talk to them the whole time.  When I have buyers they very much dislike seller, tenant or listing agent present. -Kasey

Apr 22, 2017 08:17 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Heck no - I don't interfere with buyers agents unless they ask me for more information - that's what a phone/email is for.  And I sure don't want LA's to be hanging around when I am showing my buyers - no way.  I don't see this s passive but rather respecting the BA's and Buyers time.

Apr 22, 2017 11:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Buyer agents represent their client and I represent the home seller. No reason to insert myself at all showings Bob unless my clients ask that I be present.

Apr 22, 2017 09:30 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Unless a seller makes a specific request that the listing agent must be present at all showings, I would never attend a showing that is scheduled by a buyer agent. If my seller did make such a request, I would be respectful of the relationship between buyer - and buyer agent and keep as quiet as possible.

Apr 22, 2017 09:04 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I do not interfere with others buyers. I do what I can do by providing a brochure that points out all the highlights that the BA will miss.

Apr 22, 2017 08:55 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It would never occur to me to show up at another agent's showing and if I did, it would "kill" the showing quickly. My homes have a plethora of first-rate marketing materials in them, my mls listing is comprehensive. I don't want other agents showing up at my showings either. This has nothing to do with active or passive selling. Besides, I have no idea what "strong" points are for another agent's buyer.

Apr 22, 2017 08:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In our practice we had to be there for every showing.  The same goes for luxury homes in certain price ranges, especially if they are still occupied.  And other two agents show up to keep people's hands away from the temptation of pilfering!

Apr 22, 2017 10:41 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

After I had a local agent tell a zillow lead HE was the exclusive agent and that MY vacant listing couldn't be shown because the occupants had guests in for Good Friday and Easter... I'm making all of my investor listings appointment with agent.  I found out because this slimebag stood up the buyers because he finally looked up the property in the MLS and saw it was appointment with agent and no keysafe.


To top it off, this scumbag is a lender, hasn't done a real estate deal in over a year and has on his website that he's been awarded the "most ethical" award by the national association of mortgage brokers!!!!!


Yes, I've reported him to the state licensing board.  Would file a grievance complaint, but he's in another board and that board's process is a 20 page onerous one to discourage complaints (and an hour+ drive away).  Just now thought of reporting him to the national and state mortgage broker's associations.  Mr. Ethical my ass!

Apr 22, 2017 10:22 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I never wanted the seller's agent present at my buyer showings and I would not show up at another agent's showing of my listing.  

Apr 22, 2017 09:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't find having the listing agent present, except in high end homes, adds to the value and so I take the same approach with listings and stay away, with some exceptions.

Apr 22, 2017 08:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Passive players will be passed. However, in our market it is not common for the listing agent to be present at showings.

Apr 22, 2017 08:05 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I let the buyers agent "work their job" and present enough resources for them (documents, signs, showing booklet, etc) to let the strong points be identified.  I've seen very few properties (can honestly only think of one) that truly benefited from the listing agent being present...

Apr 22, 2017 07:53 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Bob Crane I have to wholeheartedly agree with the majority of answers to this question.  Don't interfere with another agent's showing. (Period, unless property is high-end and still occupied.)

Apr 22, 2017 11:11 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not present at showings unless I am the one showing the property. There is no need for my assistance with a buyers agent. I do not perceive that as being passive ... I see it as being professional and allowing others to do their jobs.

Apr 22, 2017 09:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Only passive if everything on track but dilligent and alert as well

Apr 22, 2017 08:47 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

During a showing i am present as the listing agent, i state the facts and let them be. I do try to stay close enough to hear, but not sol close i am ever in the way

Apr 22, 2017 08:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer not to be present unless required to do so. It cramps the buyers agent in my opinion.

Apr 22, 2017 08:04 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have never been passive.... never.... even when I didn't know my A$$ from my elbow!!! 

Apr 22, 2017 07:52 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Some of my luxury home sellers prefer that I attend every showing but, for most of my listings, they don't want me interfering with the buyers. Here in the South, it's the easiest way to run off buyers and their agents by showing up at their private showings!

Believe me, there is more than sufficient information in MLS and in every home I list that describes and lists the strong points.  They don't need me interfering during their time in the home, Bob Crane!

Apr 22, 2017 04:36 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Unless the Seller requires me to be present, or I'm holding an open house, I won't be at the showing.  I will call or email to follow up with the showing agent.

Apr 22, 2017 04:01 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My Mamma didn't teach me to be passive.

Apr 22, 2017 02:46 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Stay out of my way listing agent. If I need you I'll text you.

Apr 22, 2017 12:44 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am a leader so I lead.


Apr 22, 2017 11:35 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do not show up at scheduled showings unless my seller has requested I accompany all showings. I do not want other agents to intrude on my showings either. 

Apr 22, 2017 11:12 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The responses to your question are by agents who all will identify as 'full service' agents.  Yet, when the time is a hand to represent and control the narrative of the property the owner entrusted their agent with, some 'full service' agents are MIA.

I WILL be there. I will make certain the tangible assets are noted and what makes the property remarkable. I WILL NOT place faith in a buyers agent to have read the descriptive, certainly they will not do one iota of research.

And of course I will lead them into discovering the answer to the question they really have. One needs to be skilled to not injure the fragile nature of so many real estate agents.

And, I will get feed back immediately that will prove beneficial to the owner. Somehow, for me, that sounds more like FULL SERVICE.

Apr 22, 2017 09:44 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It is their client and I would not know all the particulars of their needs.

Passive for me.

Apr 22, 2017 02:18 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buyer's Agents show in Denver without the listing agent, unless requested by the Seller.

Apr 25, 2017 06:35 AM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I don't interfere with another agent's showing.  We've done our part to ensure the home shows well.

Apr 24, 2017 09:31 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

take charge

Apr 24, 2017 06:37 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Passive route. I don't believe in "selling" things. I believe in presenting the product and letting the buyer decide.

Apr 23, 2017 08:27 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Passive drags out the process.  I say I am the only one driving the bus.

Apr 23, 2017 07:45 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bob Crane In my area it is customary for a commercial agent to show up for the showing. In many cases they have the key. No so much in residential real estate.

Apr 23, 2017 06:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some of each, depending on the situation.

Apr 23, 2017 06:04 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This always depends upon the dynamics of the relationship between me and the client

Apr 23, 2017 05:32 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #1

Apr 23, 2017 04:28 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - you got to lead the sale to be successful.

Apr 22, 2017 10:39 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I lead as much as possible

Apr 22, 2017 08:31 PM
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Loyal Finance Corporation - Abbottstown, PA
Private Lender & Investor

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Apr 23, 2017 07:05 AM