Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I tell them that is a perfect opportunity to check the plumbing, the water pressure etc.   Obviously, I make sure the house has not been winterized and the water is indeed running!

Jun 10, 2015 01:09 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA

I respond by showing them to the nearest bathroom. 

Jun 09, 2015 11:53 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Let's see if the water is on.  Go for it.

Jun 10, 2015 02:20 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

If the listing agent is present, I ask. If not, I check out the bathroom to verify if the water is working. There is not much more you can do, other than verify afterwards that they flushed.

Jun 10, 2015 01:41 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I make sure the water is on if it is a vacant house! If that is set it's ok with me.

Jun 10, 2015 01:36 AM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

As long as the water is not cut off, I tell them it is accceptable.

Jun 10, 2015 01:10 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

In an unoccupied property, I first check to make the water is on and then give the okay.  I keep a roll of toilet paper in my realtor supply kit in my trunk in case there's none in the property.

Jun 10, 2015 01:04 AM
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

I say no.  Worst case scenarios do happen - & I don't want to be the one explaining it to the listing agent.  

Jun 10, 2015 12:53 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sometimes there are no other options that meet the urgent needs.

However, it is a good idea to check the bathroom before leaving the property.

Jun 10, 2015 12:47 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I make sure there is TP, or no go. 

Jun 10, 2015 12:08 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Susan nailed this one!

Apr 09, 2018 04:53 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Sure I let them.  If the seller has a problem they must state it.

Jun 10, 2015 08:17 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Reminds me of a joke my Dad used to tell Jack. It depends on your estimation of how serious, or not, this Buyer seems to be. 

Jun 10, 2015 07:27 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, unless the water is turned off.

Jun 10, 2015 07:04 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If it's a vacant home, the first thing to insure is that the water is on and that the toilet will flush.

If it's an occupied one, and there's a guest/half bath, I typically let my clients use it (and have on occasion used it myself).

Jun 10, 2015 02:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jack -- an important question.

-Make sure the water is on.

-Toilet paper

-Lid down after using.

Jun 10, 2015 02:41 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I ask them to check if there is water service in the bathroom and if there is water it is ok.

Jun 10, 2015 02:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


As a buyer, I have asked, and the agent said, yes.  The last thing you want is someone uncomfortable. A

Jun 10, 2015 01:49 AM