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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Our state real estate commission has rules to follow for open houses.

Nov 20, 2015 09:21 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How about poaching pigeons at an open?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JJeBpO9yE4

 

Jul 13, 2016 09:58 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting comments. I have not encountered anything unusual. Appropriate behavior is showcasing the home (and that does not include availing oneself of the amenities of the home, as some stories suggest!), knowing as much as possible about the home and not trying to steal anyone's  clients. 

Nov 21, 2015 07:03 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I heard horror stories at one training.  A guy held the open house and ate all the food in the fridge, the day before thanksgiving!  That included the thanksgiving dinner!

 

Another time the sellers came home on the same guy hours after the OH ended.  He was watching the game and waiting for his laundry to dry.  WOW!

Nov 21, 2015 06:44 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Tony,
Reading all the answers I lead a sheltered life. Never had the slightest issue.

Nov 21, 2015 01:34 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think the worst was the agent watching tv ignoring us as we went through the home. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not like the agent following my clients and offering to email information to my clients.

Nov 20, 2015 08:43 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yeh, telling a client who sent by an agent( me) that the only way to buy that house would be to use a listing agent( or OH sitter) to write an offer. 

Nov 20, 2015 03:30 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did an open where the agent was passed out on the sofa...Smelll of booze I think he had a hard night

Nov 20, 2015 11:38 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

An agent should be there to showcase the home they are in. Period.

Nov 20, 2015 09:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Open houses don't work in my area. Nobody does them. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:20 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Treat the home as if it is your own . You are there to sell it. 

Nov 21, 2015 02:15 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I remember hearing about an agent parked outside the entrance to new construction models offering unrepresented Buyers a rebate from the commission if they allowed him to register them with the builder.  Didn't last long!

Nov 21, 2015 12:01 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 is my joy to report I have never witnessed inappropriate agent behavior at an open house.

Did they all conduct themselves in a manner aligned with my open house traditions. Absolutely not.

PDA's? Sampling the Chardonnay? Too much involvement with the local team on ESPN?  OF course...but still their behavior was not inappropriate.

Nov 20, 2015 11:17 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never witnessed anyone not conducting him/herself properly....and I hope I never need to witness it...

Nov 20, 2015 10:44 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Once when I was previewing an open house the agent sat down on the bed when we entered the master and it made me very uncomfortable!

Nov 20, 2015 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Saturday morning Tony. I feel that it is the agent's responsibility to present the property in a positive light and get a contract.

Nov 20, 2015 05:05 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I haven't had any stories, other than what I heard on the news, where  lady agent was caught going through the medicine cabinets, taking perscription medication home.

Nov 20, 2015 12:52 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

I swem to be around those who are true professionals. A

Nov 20, 2015 12:04 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I do not, nor have I heard of any misbehavior!

Nov 20, 2015 11:28 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

You ask the most curious questions. Why do you care about this one? 

Nov 20, 2015 11:18 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I once saw a host kissing a attendee in the bathroom of an open house, thought it was unusual...

Nov 20, 2015 11:16 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am sure some agents may go through the personal effects of the seller or the medicine cabinet. That would be totally inappropriate and unprofessional.

Nov 20, 2015 09:21 AM