Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)

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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I never ask and I never give.

Jun 23, 2015 02:01 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It's more for the sellers satisfaction than for the Realtor.

Jun 23, 2015 11:50 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Most feedback can be taken with a grain of salt due to its generality but sometimes a specific point is made which can be useful. It never hurts to ask.

Jun 23, 2015 11:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You need to read between the lines and not all feedback is useful. But then you do get some gems. At the end of the day, if five people say the home's interior paint color is garish, it's a clue for the seller to repaint. If a bunch of people say price is too high, there's another clue for the seller to respond. I don't believe that feedback is only to get a seller to reduce their price. I always provide feedback after my showings and that's never the intention. The intention is to provide information that could be useful to the seller as to why my buyer is or isn't interested in their home.

Jun 23, 2015 10:15 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The sellers like to hear something. It can also be a good way to get a better understanding of what the buyer wants. 

Jun 23, 2015 03:25 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't ask for it, I don't give it.  I'm qualified to guide a seller without other agents input and what my buyers tell me is confidential.

Jun 23, 2015 02:39 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane depends if it really is serious feedback.  Not concerned if they are lame complaints (like we did not like the layout etc which we know and is disclosed in MLS as well as in pictures....)

Jun 23, 2015 02:26 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I will weigh it.  If I hear the same comment(s), I understand what may be diverting their attention from seeing the home's value.  For example, if the color of the rooms is an issue, I would tell the Seller painting may be necessary...etc.


However, I had to laugh when I received feedback today that the Buyer did not like the area.  Seriously?  Shame on the agent who wasted their time with someone who did not check out the area first. 

Jun 23, 2015 02:25 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, if they are my buyers.  Not so much from others.

Mar 12, 2019 09:46 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Bob -- I don't.  A written offer is feedback that I can take to the seller.   

Jun 24, 2015 02:27 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I just finished explaining to a seller that many agents just don't provide feedback, and they have no obligation to provide it. It's voluntary, and most of it is usually vague and meaningless. I've had buyers tell me not to provide feedback, especially if they really liked the house. And many times, buyers need a few days of comparing, thinking, analyzing before they can even think about feedback, or decide what they like or don't like about a house and neighborhood.

Jun 23, 2015 11:07 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

A second set of eyes will capture items I may have missed!

Jun 23, 2015 10:30 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like tammy's answer. Many buyers and agents will say the price is too high any way.

Jun 23, 2015 09:21 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good morning Bob. I have heard that buyers are liars. If their lips are moving, they most likely are not telling the truth.

Jun 23, 2015 07:19 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. I pay close attention to what people say and what they don't say, as not all communication is verbal.

Jun 23, 2015 06:10 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Bob - The problem is most agents do not provide the right kind of feedback, when they do provide it. I have had a few agents tell me some things that were beneficial, but very rare.

Jun 23, 2015 03:48 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

They rarely tell what they are really thinking.  They sugar-coat the showings.

Jun 23, 2015 02:01 PM