Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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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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I'm not putting faith in the listing agent to know anything. I'll get somebody who does know out there to assess.

May 06, 2017 08:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Previewing the property is a good business practice.

May 06, 2017 08:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Look at the pic, then just send it or scrap it. That word 'fixer' is subjective to everyone. 

May 06, 2017 09:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Depends upon the buyers - I would simply preview it first, Nathan!

May 06, 2017 09:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

No, I would not call, just send along the information that I have on the Fixer-Upper Nathan Gesner.  That way my client can decide by pictures or other hard facts (square footage, location, asking price, etc.) if they are even interested in seeing the house.  I could never know for sure if I was hearing the 'real' or 'true' story until the house was viewed, and my client could then make the decision if they wanted or could do the work involved.

May 06, 2017 08:59 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

It would depend on the buyer. I will preview homes for clients knowing what will work for them and what will not. 

May 06, 2017 08:49 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I go preview it since I have fixed and flipped a lot of homes.

May 06, 2017 08:47 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I would send it. We have tons of investors here and they would want to see and determine whether they can take this on.

May 06, 2017 02:34 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Fixer Upper = Opportunity

I go and see what needs fixing and estimate how much it will take to fix, then negotiate from there.

May 06, 2017 09:51 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I just listed 2 of them and the phone is going crazy!  I don't have a list because every buyer's needs and wants are different.

May 06, 2017 09:11 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Call and get the details.  If it's not what my buyers are interested in or willing to undertake, I won't waste their time.  Lack of concern on my part leads to poor service for my clients.

May 06, 2017 08:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I preview all properties for my fix and flip buyers.... most are builders and do not have time to waste.... I know what qualifies as a fix and flip ....

May 06, 2017 08:45 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Both

May 06, 2017 08:30 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I go and estimate the cost to repair. Then, discuss with investor on what to offer.

May 06, 2017 08:50 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - First, I ask my buyers to drive by.

Sometimes the listing agent do share the information in MLS.

May 06, 2017 09:34 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would preview then decide what to do.

May 06, 2017 08:55 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 trust nobody but myself and the buyer to determine what needs doing. Listing agents usually downplay the severity of the repairs.

May 06, 2017 06:52 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would likely preview first

May 06, 2017 06:40 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Each buyer is different.

May 06, 2017 10:52 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Depending upon the buyers specific situation, I might call the listing agent to get some further info, preview the property and may even take additional photos (with consent) to send to the buyer - especially if the buyer was traveling a distance to see the property.

May 06, 2017 09:40 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

Some of each, depending on the home and the buyer.

May 07, 2017 05:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Multiple listing descriptions are subject to much interpretation.  Previewing homes is a good practice whenever possible.  

May 07, 2017 05:31 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I would call and try to get a better feel if the property works for my buyers. 

May 07, 2017 05:24 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

Lyn Sims nailed this one!

May 07, 2017 04:59 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Just send it on, let the client decide

May 07, 2017 04:48 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I try to preview to get a sense of the cost.

May 06, 2017 09:38 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do but not always do I get true info.

May 06, 2017 09:30 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'd preview it to know if it's a fit!

May 06, 2017 05:41 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I would do both but first I would call to see what their definition of fixer upper dated, new roof, cracked foundation, etc? Then I would send to my client indicating what the issues are.

May 06, 2017 04:33 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I believe most agents probably already have an MLS portal set up for their clients. The clients probably already know about the property and are calling you for more details or to schedule a showing.

May 06, 2017 01:34 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We would no doubt preview!  I hate surprises, it makes us look bad.

May 06, 2017 12:44 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Depends on the buyer and loan type. Investor knows what to look for and may want to assess it. Owner occupant may want a slight fixet but not ready to do major repairs and house may not qualify for the loan type. I would call in that scenerio.-Kasey

May 06, 2017 11:20 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I head out there with my investor buyers.  They'll either like it or not.

May 06, 2017 10:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Whether the listing is mine or another, I don't ask and I don't tell.

For God sake's it a fixer-upper. I will and will instruct, "You need to take a look and if a fixer-upper is beyond ones skill set, hire an inspector that will give assurance regarding how far their report can be relied upon.'

May 06, 2017 09:20 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Most here will not answer the phone or emails when it comes time to ask!

Have truck will travel and check it out!

May 06, 2017 09:00 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

My investor wants to see it so I do not make any calls

 

May 09, 2017 04:07 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

With some buyers I would, but others that have the knowledge, we would just go see it.

May 09, 2017 08:12 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I would send it to my buyers, and if they are interested, get a house inspector to come out and have a look.. At least the Buyer can then make an informed decision.

May 08, 2017 05:30 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

May 07, 2017 02:54 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 What Candice A. Donofrio said.

May 07, 2017 11:22 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Lyn Sims said. And how I would react would also depend on my client's needs.

May 07, 2017 07:25 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Both

May 07, 2017 06:54 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often they show already all rooms and inspection report. As is sale.

You make an offer subject to insection. When accepted they will let you view inside.

May 06, 2017 03:46 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Send buyers if they have the required knowledge to evaluate the property.

May 06, 2017 11:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If I am charging for my services....I must give them service

May 06, 2017 11:23 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nathan Gesner A fixer upper probably means it needs a lot of work. The buyer needs to check it out for them self.

May 06, 2017 11:12 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I'll call and inquire first to get an idea of what the home supposedly needs followed by a persoanl inspection if it qualifies. Then I will contact my investors!

May 06, 2017 10:14 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

It would depend on what the buyer wants.  I would try to check it out before showing it if possible.

May 06, 2017 10:03 AM