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

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have and I haven't.  It depends on different factors. 

Oct 15, 2018 12:01 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes, I always do.... I'm amazed at the real estate taxes in New York.... 

Oct 15, 2018 11:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

If we are working there, yes we do.  I also check out prices in Europe. A

Oct 15, 2018 03:07 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I always pick up a HomesGuide or paper and check out the local areas ... and when driving down the road I often stop and pick up a brochure (if there is one available) ... it's fun!  I love comparing the market to my own.

Oct 15, 2018 12:54 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

almost always

Oct 15, 2018 12:42 PM
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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

Guilty!

Oct 15, 2018 12:28 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

I was glancing around from the tour vans on my recent vacation and noticing real estate offices and signs.  Didn't look for costs or details though.

Oct 15, 2018 12:13 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Always. I am always curious. I try to look for those real estate magazines at the grocery store.

Here's one from a recent trip to Ireland.

 

Ireland

Oct 15, 2018 12:04 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I used to, but really don't anymore. If I'm on vacation I don't really want to be thinking about real estate. I don't go to open houses at home, certainly don't do it elsewhere.

Oct 16, 2018 04:08 AM
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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

No, I don't. 

 

Oct 15, 2018 09:51 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Yes.

No.

     I have made a couple of trips to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina recently.  I drove in the beach towns on the NC/SC state line (Ocean Isle, Sunset Beach, Cherry Grove Beach, Calabash) to see what's for sale.  Surfed the internet to check prices, grabbed some local Homes and Lands magazines and perused them.

Oct 15, 2018 05:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always keeping an eye open for opportunities.

Oct 15, 2018 04:21 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

Yes, if I have the time! Most of the time, for conferences, there's just no time. On vacation, I absolutely pick up a RE publication but, don't attend opens.

Oct 15, 2018 12:55 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I Always go to the tax collection office and PAY for a list of property with some city action filed.

Then I start checking out the present real estate.

I do visit open houses.

I do not announce myself as an agent.

Oct 15, 2018 12:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I admit that I do.

Oct 16, 2018 02:16 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, always.

Oct 15, 2018 09:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't go out of my way

Oct 15, 2018 08:38 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

I usually grab a Homes and Land or equivalent magazine if I run across one. I went to an open house at the Oregon coast and actually considered buying a coastal property because we go their yearly. But otherwise, I don't attend open houses. -Kasey

Oct 15, 2018 05:08 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes I do.

Oct 15, 2018 03:03 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, always curious, even overseas, but no open houses thus far.

Oct 15, 2018 03:02 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

ALL the time. I ove checking out homes, ads and yes, open houses. 

Oct 15, 2018 02:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Oct 15, 2018 02:34 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I do... especially when passing by a property that catches my eye...

Oct 15, 2018 02:10 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have an eye out but no desire

Oct 15, 2018 02:05 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I have. In fact, I have a loose plan to get licenced in another state I love to travel to just to make it there more often and write off the trip.  

Oct 15, 2018 01:38 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, I'm curious about the market in areas outside of my coverage area so I will peruse the local listings. I only went to an Open House outside of town (to look only) once. 

Oct 16, 2018 06:13 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

Not really, though I may pay attention when something comes my way.

Oct 16, 2018 05:39 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I'm always on the lookout. I do not attend an Open House, but I will view online. 

Oct 16, 2018 05:23 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't; however, I love to view listings that members post on Active Rain.

Oct 16, 2018 04:43 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

But of course...and almost bought a condo in Biloxi years ago....and then...a week later...Katrina hit...dodged a storm, bullet, loss..

Oct 16, 2018 04:33 AM
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

I do, mostly online. I don't got to open houses in other cities.

Oct 16, 2018 12:23 AM
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The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

Always.  It is always interesting.  

Oct 15, 2018 09:30 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It depends on the trip. I try to meet up with an agent in the area so I can write off some of my travel expenses.

Oct 15, 2018 09:08 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

Yes, I like checking out the local prices and listings. It is always interesting to see what’s happening in other areas of the country. 

Oct 21, 2018 07:54 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sometimes I do.   Never go to a open house 

Oct 18, 2018 09:30 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

Absolutely, and had a great time touring open houses in Vancouver a couple years ago.  It was a million dollar property with a great view of the City.

Oct 18, 2018 07:54 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Oct 16, 2018 08:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I always check the local market to see if it fits an expansion of Huggins Homes.  Most recently I looked at the Cottswolds, several cities in Ireland, Quebec City and Ottawa.  HugginsTown, Ireland is looking like a viable option for our International expansion.

Oct 16, 2018 05:33 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Absolutely!!! I find it intersting and it's great to chat with local agents to and find out what's going on in their market.

Oct 16, 2018 04:02 PM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Only online, I wouldn't go to open houses. I'm always curious about home prices in other states even if I'm not traveling to the area. 

Oct 16, 2018 08:09 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, for me it is like a disease. I got it and can't resist it!

Oct 16, 2018 08:02 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sometimes, but not always.

Oct 16, 2018 07:13 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Well, of course! It's the only way I can get to write off my trip!

Oct 16, 2018 06:49 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS my extent of checking out other areas would be picking up a RE rag and looking at a few listings. I do NOT go to local opens unless a client asks me to go with them.

Oct 16, 2018 06:34 AM