William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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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

It doesn't matter the size of the sale, if it's out of my area, I refer it out. 

Sep 20, 2018 08:00 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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There are other factors beyond size(house size/commission/location)  when it comes to my real estate practice.  Is that your question.  I read it more than once. 

Sep 20, 2018 06:03 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I cover where I specialize. 

I co-founded my SoCAL Team so I REFER often! I also get referrals often!

Then, I have my AR & Buffini & Company peeps for out of state.

Thomas J. Nelson Realtor

Sep 20, 2018 05:53 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

If it is out of my area I usually refer it out. There have only been a few exceptions -- and the size of the property or the amount of commission really has nothing to do with it.  I want to make sure I am doing what is best for the client (buyer or seller).

Sep 20, 2018 08:38 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I will refer out if it is outside of my marketing area no matter how big or small. I feel they are better served with a local agent.

Sep 20, 2018 06:06 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It all depended on the property for me William Feela . Also it may have depended on the time of year as you well know we are far less likely to travel a good distance in the winter and in snowy conditions.

Sep 20, 2018 05:33 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

Refer anything outside our area of expertise. 

Sep 20, 2018 07:18 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Refer it.

Sep 20, 2018 06:00 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The market sphere can be much larger for listings than it is for those wanting to purchase through me. Each situation is different and there are times when I can help and also when I can't, however, the property value is not a consequence of that decision.   

Sep 20, 2018 05:39 PM
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

It all depends how comfortable I am with the area. Like where I grew up may be 30 min away but I know the area well and my mom still lives bed there so I can show a Home and visit her too!

Sep 20, 2018 05:27 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope, send it as a referral.

Sep 21, 2018 04:19 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I run with it. 

Sep 20, 2018 08:56 PM
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Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Listing, I refer out.  Buyer, it depends.  

Sep 20, 2018 08:16 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do.

Sep 20, 2018 06:43 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

We do whatever it the best for customers.

Sep 21, 2018 09:48 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I usually only refer out of state business. 

Sep 21, 2018 06:12 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Regardless of the size of the sale, providing best service to the consumer would mean referring it out if it is not in an area I'm familar with, licensed to work within, and/or plain doesn't make sense for me to service. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Depends on the listing, for Land we can cover a huge area with our personnel spread througout the state, for homes we refer them if not close to an office.  For buyers most of them get referred unless I have a team member very close to the target area.

Sep 20, 2018 07:12 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have done both....

Sep 20, 2018 05:59 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, small and big if it is our of our area.

Sep 21, 2018 10:30 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I cover a radius of about 50 miles. Beyond that I refer the business regarless of the size of the sale. 

Sep 21, 2018 05:28 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends how ''out'' it is since in L.A. area traffic can be life destroyer. 

Sep 20, 2018 11:47 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Always.... 

Sep 20, 2018 06:52 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  How much commission are we talking about?   

Sep 20, 2018 06:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

All clients are great - the size of the paycheck is not ... NOT ... a measure of that. At least not in my world. 

Out of area gets referred out. It's the best thing for the client. 

Sep 21, 2018 07:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Out of my area is out of my area. Time for a referrral!

Sep 21, 2018 05:08 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I refer properties regardless of price if located out of area

Sep 21, 2018 05:02 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I first ask myself am I competent in that area.

Sep 21, 2018 05:01 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Typically, I'd refer something that wasn't in my area.

 

Sep 21, 2018 04:23 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

It depends on the client, the area, how busy I am at the time and how interesting the property or area is.  I've driven a couple hours with some clients and referred others out. 

Sep 20, 2018 11:02 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

out of my area would be referred, but I cover a lot of turf.

Sep 21, 2018 10:21 AM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

If it's out of what I consider "My Area", I will usually refer it out.  There have been a couple of exceptions, though they had nothing to do with property value... 

Sep 21, 2018 10:18 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It all depends on many other factors, not just the dollar amount

Sep 21, 2018 10:09 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

25% referral 

Sep 21, 2018 09:20 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would refer it out unless I knew the people really good.

 

Sep 21, 2018 09:16 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It depends on how much business I must drive by to provide the agreed upon level of service. Then there is the level of service thing to consider.

For example if the seller is in a community with which I have no presence and they NEED a silent sale, this must be referred to a local skilled agent who has the smarts to execute a silent sale.

Sep 21, 2018 09:05 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if it's out of our area, we refer it.... unless it's a referral from one of OUR major clients....then we put in the effort and list it....

Sep 21, 2018 08:54 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

How far out of my area?  Is it out of my main area and not my extended area?

Sep 21, 2018 08:30 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If it's not an area I feel I can or should handle I refer it to someone else.

Sep 21, 2018 07:04 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Depends on how far out and the price of the property

Sep 21, 2018 07:02 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

If it is out of my area I refer it to someone who knows the area.

Sep 21, 2018 06:27 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

Know your boundaries. If it is out of your area of expertise, it needs to be referred out..

Sep 21, 2018 06:07 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 refer.

Sep 21, 2018 05:40 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It depends, in NH where towns ae small when we get outside the main cities, I go about an hour in all directions. If i know the town well, i am listing. If it is more than hour or a town i dont know, i may refer out. I ask myself can i service them? can i sell the home? 

Sep 21, 2018 05:32 AM
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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 have many hit my web site looking in areas outside the Denver metro area, and always offer a referral to a good REALTOR in the area.

Sep 26, 2018 06:41 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

If the buyer is looking out of my service area, I refer it. 

Sep 23, 2018 07:05 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Outgoing referrals are made not based on dollar amount but on proximity to our office. It makes more sense to spend quality time working with nearby clients that to spend hours in Bay Area traffic to handle an inconvenient property.

Sep 22, 2018 09:34 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I only go outside of my area for family and for REO when it's "just" outside my normal area where I still have a basic market knowlege.

Sep 22, 2018 02:24 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Refer it out.

Sep 22, 2018 01:16 PM
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

I will try to refer it out. Although it doesn't always work out.

Sep 22, 2018 12:17 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

It depends on how far out of my market it is. I sold one last year that 1.5 hours out of my area. It was for a friend. Beyond that, I try to stick to my market and refer others out. 

Sep 21, 2018 04:04 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It depends on a few variables - price, location, property type etc. but if it's out of my area, I will almost always refer it out if it's very far out of my area

Sep 21, 2018 03:43 PM