Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker 954-2489149, No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients! (K1 Realty Group)

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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have done the same thing.  When we have the listing, we are working in the best interest of our client and if that few minutes out of your day is worth someone writing an offer ... I say YES!  Show it and Sell it!  Giving honor to the original agent will be the right thing to do and will foster a great relationship with that agent and only build trust for future deals.

Apr 26, 2017 02:15 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your job is to get the home sold so absolutely show it again and honor the agent who showed it initially. I am surprised, however, that the out of town agent hasn't already set something up with another agent in their brokerage to cover their business while they are away.

Apr 26, 2017 02:39 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You did the right thing..good for you..trust me other agents and this agent will always want to show your listings..that's what it's all about..respecting each other and having a win/win transaction. There will be many more for you!

Apr 26, 2017 04:31 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You ABSOLUTELY did the right thing, Karen!  You represent the seller and we do everything we can to facilitate a sale for THEM! 

Apr 26, 2017 08:20 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Apr 26, 2017 07:53 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Lynnea Miller makes the excellent point about your job being to sell the house.  

      As for "honoring" the other agent, that is your choice to make.  Does the Buyer have a written Single Agent relationship per F.S. 475.278?   (The FAR Form for Buyer Broker does not guarantee a Single Agent relationship; it only obligates the Buyer to pay a commission to whatever Broker they signed with).

     The out of town agent would have slim chance of "procuring cause" if they only showed the house one time.

Apr 26, 2017 05:58 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor Sure, get it sold.

Apr 26, 2017 02:46 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I agree with Ron and Alexandra Seigel agreeing with Diana Dahlberg and Lynnea Miller :-)

Also, I'd ask her if she has a written representation agreement with that agent, and ask if that agent arranged to have someone cover her while she is gone, as I don't want to step on any agency relationships and I would contact the agent to let them know their client contacted me.  Perhaps the agent did arrange for someone to cover her and would rather that agent show it than the listing agent. -Kasey

Apr 26, 2017 03:50 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Our job as listing agents is to get the property SOLD!  

Apr 26, 2017 03:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, given the buyer saw it with the agent before. Too bad agent out of town did not arrange for coverag

Apr 26, 2017 03:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Diana Dahlberg  and Lynnea Miller .  A

Apr 26, 2017 02:50 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I call the other agent's broker and make sure no one is covering for their agent first. I always agree to show my listings.

Apr 26, 2017 06:32 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

You have to do what is best for your client. She should have someone covering for her though, as not all agents would be as good as you are.

Apr 26, 2017 06:15 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I think your point of view is right on. 

Apr 26, 2017 04:42 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like you are looking out for your clients best interest and will do whatever it takes to get the property sold.  I applaud you for that.

Apr 27, 2017 05:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I think you made the correct decision.

Apr 27, 2017 04:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would have shown her my listing, but first I would have asked her to find her agent to call me first and maybe even have a colleague show her. Too many things can go wrong if you get involved in another agent's relationship.

Apr 27, 2017 03:56 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is your opportunity to get the property Sold, show it and close the sale.


Apr 27, 2017 02:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When it's my listing...it's my job to sell that property for my clients.  

Apr 27, 2017 02:40 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes,  You want to get this listing sold.  You never know - this could be the perfect home for that caller.

Apr 26, 2017 09:25 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

My thoughts...you are doing the right thing. Your goal is to get your listing sold for your seller. And..I would be very proud of you!

Apr 26, 2017 09:16 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

That's great service for your seller. Doing what you can to secure a sale. 

Apr 26, 2017 08:41 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The interests of your client via fiduciary drive the deal....

Apr 26, 2017 04:45 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm with Lyn! They've already seen the house, you provided access via their agent. Just imagine if you did that for every buyer when the agent wasn't available to show the property. You would have no time for your own clients. I might have a different view if there was an offer on the table. There's no reason that that buyer can't wait for their agent to return and accompany them. Is there? Why is their time more valuable than yours?

Apr 26, 2017 04:11 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as they are writing for full list price; otherwise it may become a hiccup.

Apr 26, 2017 02:33 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I would make an effort to reach out to the other agent or Broker. I would show and have shown and kept the information to a minimum. 

Apr 27, 2017 02:05 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would show them the home, but their agent should write up the offer.  I definitely understand not always being available when our clients are wanting to see a property.

Apr 27, 2017 10:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think you are representing the best interests of your seller.

Apr 27, 2017 06:20 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I would always call the original agent and notify them so they know it's on the up-and-up.

Apr 27, 2017 05:56 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

That would be the ethical thing to do - and good practise as well - what you send around comes back around!

Apr 27, 2017 05:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have done that many times..... the goal is to move property....list, sell, rinse and repeat....

Apr 27, 2017 05:28 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My job is to represent my seller and do what is best for them. This is a no brainer decision.

Apr 27, 2017 04:38 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

In those situations, you write the offer. But I would ask if she has a signed buyer broker agreement.

Apr 26, 2017 04:34 PM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I would not be that kind hearted. I would tell her to wait until agent got back. What type of agency disclosure did  you make? Did you have her sign it? Mistake if you didn't. Don't consider it a favor because it needed to be signed.

YOU GUYS ARE NUTS - DUAL AGENCY then applies & you are working with someone else's client. I would suggest someone call a board attorney on this.

Apr 26, 2017 03:36 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes Karen, you are representing your client well in getting the home sold. Showing the home and writing an offer on behalf of the other agent works to everyone's advantage and is WIN-WIN! 

Apr 26, 2017 03:31 PM
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

Kathleen Luiten, I think has the correct answer.

May 26, 2017 10:18 AM
Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

I would show the buyer the home. But I wouldn't go beyond that -- if the buyer had specific buyer questions or wanted to write up an offer, I would refer her back to her agent, or I would contact her agent myself at that point.

May 26, 2017 05:46 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You are a 'queen' to do that. When asked specific questions, only respond to what the seller has provided you in writing; liability.

May 01, 2017 06:32 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would nt show unless agent tells me to

Apr 30, 2017 03:14 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would do this also, in good faith with my fellow REALTORS.

Apr 29, 2017 07:27 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You did the right thing,  You want to sell it for your sellers.  Other agent should of had someone cover for her.


Apr 28, 2017 06:21 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've done that too.  I give the agent a quick courtesy call to let them know too.

Apr 28, 2017 06:00 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good intentions can get you into a lot of trouble. If said agent has an exclusive agreement she could have your head.

Apr 27, 2017 06:31 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would do whatever is reasonable and necessary to facilitate the sale. Showing the home a second time to the buyer is reasonable. 

Apr 27, 2017 09:16 AM
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I have no problems with that. To a certain extent.

Apr 27, 2017 06:53 AM
Toronto, ON

The law in my jurisdiction prohibits interference by other agents when certain criteria are met.

Apr 27, 2017 06:37 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Apr 27, 2017 03:29 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - that is indeed VERY nice of you.

Apr 26, 2017 11:29 PM
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

Your time, your decision, but you made an ethical promise so seems fine.

I'd do it for an agent I knew, maybe not a stranger.

Apr 26, 2017 08:59 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would not want my buyer looking at the house with the seller's agent so I would tell the buyer that it was not proper protocol and she needed to work it out with her agent.

Apr 26, 2017 06:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have done this before when it had just happened but if the agent had not been in contact or the showing had been a few weeks then I believe they are fair game.

Apr 26, 2017 05:29 PM