Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate )

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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Self-guided, self service means no accountability, zero responsibility if and when problems arise. Court case pending...

Sep 02, 2018 09:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I see pending litigation, Jeff. Yet another reason to hire full-service agents who don't hesitate to host open houses!

Sep 02, 2018 10:59 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Clearly lazy brokers are feeding into the Z & T & R 's of this world and I look forward to the law suits when robbery and damage is done to the home that is listed, Endre

Sep 02, 2018 09:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Yes,

I have.  I would not allow anyone to do that whether the house was empty or furnished.  

Sep 02, 2018 09:03 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I don't care how organized it may be, I'd want a human agent present. 

Sep 03, 2018 09:13 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Yes. I am aware of this.  I saw this concept be pitched on Shark Tank. It is not something I would want to use in my own home.  

Sep 03, 2018 09:10 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

That is what "open door" does and it seems like they are doing well.

I have shown a couple.  You have to call when you get there and  provide your personal info and they give you access.

My daughter sold an "Open door" home a couple of months ago.  She said it was the easiest and most professional sale.  They were responsive and accomodating with repairs.

Eve

PS:  Open door owns the property so it is a corporate sale with no listing broker.

Sep 03, 2018 05:23 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Well, it might be quicker in certain aspects, but way less personal for me Jeff Dowler, CRS.  Where does the 'building a business relationship' come into play, and in terms of 'safety', I just don't feel comfortable with an occupied home or a vacant home shown this way.  I would not be 'sold' on this, at this point, so to speak.  

Sep 02, 2018 10:20 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Opendoor is offering this service.  

Sep 02, 2018 10:15 PM
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Bob Crane
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Does not surprise me, I expect that we will be having electronics replace many of the showing agents in the near future.

Sep 02, 2018 09:51 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No, did not hear. 

I read the article. 

Agree with Valeria Mola and all anwers. 

It won't work.

 

Sep 03, 2018 06:58 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

"Cute"

  • Don’t have the pressure of having a REALTOR® following them around
Sep 03, 2018 06:57 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Interesting. 

Sep 03, 2018 04:38 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Isn't that what Opendoor and others already do? Mark my words. Some day something tragic will happen at one of those self-open houses, and that'll be the end of that....

Sep 03, 2018 07:01 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I don't buy the argument that the homes sell for more $$ with CIWAO. Not only that, but each new and shiny object seems to further erode the value of RE agents. Not the direction I appreciate. Thanks for sharing this 

Sep 03, 2018 06:14 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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I heard of these recently, Jeff... but just don't get the whole idea. I cannot imagine any of my sellers agreeing to something like this nor would I want the liability that comes from it.

Sep 03, 2018 04:45 AM
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Nicole Nark
Nicole Nark - Pixel Properties - Little Rock, AR
Real estate agent serving Central Arkansas

I have seen this in Central Arkansas and my brogerage does something similar for our rental properties. It makes me nervous. Several of the sellers I work with are already weary of theft even if a buyer comes with an agent. 

Sep 03, 2018 09:14 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am going to be honest and say I think this is going to become more and more common. And ala carte real estate services with it. There are so many tech start-up companies trying to innovate in the real estate industry. I don't think agents will become irrelevant but I think the way we do business 10 years from now is going to look much different than it does today. I personally would not allow unaccompanied people in my home, even with cameras.-Kasey

Sep 03, 2018 07:53 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Sort of similar to what Hubzu & Rently do with some bank owned homes in our area - but I've not seen it used in "regular listings" yet. I agree with Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! regarding general public use...  Dangerous at best.
Bruce

 

Sep 02, 2018 09:24 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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At first glance, I would not be easy about a no appointment buyer showing up at a listing. I'll have to investigate this app before casting judgement

Sep 02, 2018 08:45 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I do not see this as a wave of the future. I see it as a safety issue and taking the human element out of a very important buying decision.

Sep 03, 2018 06:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Yes I have and it was always on an unoccupied house. It seems lazy to me.

Sep 03, 2018 05:22 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

This doesn't seem very safe for the sellers.  Also, why does it look like the Realtors are just out having a great time and just at leisure?  I hope it doesn't catch on.

Sep 03, 2018 02:15 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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Yes, they've been around or that is to say proposed for a couple years. And...

NO FREAKING WAY! The next step to cutting REALTORS out, wake up people!

Sep 03, 2018 08:58 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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The midwest is often a little slow to moooove on things but would hope that this doesn't mean "sans an agent" in the house !

Sep 03, 2018 06:37 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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If I was a home seller and lives in the home, i would be scared and very upset to have strangers in my home without guidance.  I can see things being stolen, damage being done and no one helped but the lazy agent who uses and doesnt want to stay there for 2 hours talking to buyers and actually selling the home.

Sep 03, 2018 05:57 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I've heard of doing this for rentals so you don't have to physcially be there. Doesn't seem like a great idea to me. Who's responsible when something happens? What happens when the refrig walks off in someone's purse?

Sep 03, 2018 04:51 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Never heard of this.  Does not appear very safe for the sellers property.

Sep 03, 2018 03:51 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
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I would never allow this for an occupied property.  Vacant properties where you can verify license and ccard.

Sep 03, 2018 12:20 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Dudes in a mask showing up with a moving truck ?

Sep 03, 2018 07:06 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Agents remain personal tour guides from Real Estate start to finish

Sep 03, 2018 06:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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those would never happen here....sellers would insist an agent be there hosting..... and I'd be thankful of that.... it gets us that much closer to not being worthy of hiring... or not worth the money!!!!

Sep 03, 2018 06:24 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not for me or any seller I would represent!

Sep 03, 2018 06:12 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 have yet to see one in action.  I would be reluctant to do these for anything other than a vacant home.

Sep 03, 2018 06:11 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jeff Dowler, CRS - need to learn about it for sure, never heard of it.

Sep 02, 2018 11:31 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I believe an agent here is using it on one of his listings down the road. I have not looked into it, I would rather have a bit more of a personl touch with potential clients. 

Sep 03, 2018 04:50 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Many thoughts mostly concerns.. Liability... etc Open Houses are unsafe enough so thinking this might also factor into Laziness 

Sep 09, 2018 05:29 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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  I clicked on the link to CIWAO and McAfee said Whoa! Are you sure you want to go there? 

http://www.ciwao.com/ may be risky to visit.  

 

Sep 04, 2018 12:52 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I've seen it on a vacant home. Not my kind of service to my client, though.

Sep 04, 2018 10:50 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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That is a first for me.  Would not be a fan of it.

 

Sep 04, 2018 07:35 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Sounds like a law suit waiting to happen.

Sep 04, 2018 04:01 AM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Be a shame if something goes missing...  

Sep 03, 2018 07:19 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not for my clients that's for sure!

Sep 03, 2018 05:28 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
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We do it for rental homes-I am a skeptic but it works!

Sep 16, 2018 05:21 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

No I haven't heard of them but I can certainly see a lot of probems. Who's responsible when stuff goes missing or is broken?

Sep 10, 2018 05:04 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

I think this is a legal case waiting to happen.

Sep 07, 2018 07:24 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
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Jeff ~ I see agents locally advertising "Everyday Open Houses", presumably a lockbox, but not a self guided open house.

Sep 04, 2018 09:04 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Any thought or concerns?

None at all. As those full service agents who are not present for all showings have demonstrated.....agents are not needed.

And when those buyers return to the front door kiosk and push the "chat" icon, they  will have their questions answered by the licensed desk jockey who loves video chat. They know to do that because the motion detector activated the 'Welcome script," which advised them every room is being monitored by motion activated cameras. "Any questions? Come back to this kiosk and touch the "CHAT" icon."

This should be a real wake up call for agents to truly assess what they bring to the table and make certain it aligns with the expectations of the home buyer and home owner.

30 years experience doesn't cut it anymore. Real solutions that are of benefit to the client does and must be communicated effectively.

Self-guided DOES MAKE sense to the contemporary consumer who is well acquainted with un-assisted research, purchasing and decision making.

The only thought to be had is, 'be prepared.'

Sep 04, 2018 05:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Dangerous!!

Sep 03, 2018 06:15 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The Jetsons have arrived.

Sep 03, 2018 01:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You may wish to tag the appliances to steal.

Sep 03, 2018 11:39 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Sep 03, 2018 07:31 AM