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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I start at the front door and go with the flow of the house.


Mar 15, 2016 06:59 PM
Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I always enter through the front door even if lockbox is on side or back door. I want them to experience the home through the proper entrance.   From there I tend to show the living room, dining room, and then kitchen.  At times the client will take the lead because they may be dying to see the home in person.  People tend to go with the flow so I quickly assess the layout and take the lead.

Mar 15, 2016 09:22 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I go with the flow.  Makes more sense than "Hey, let's bypass these six rooms for now and go look at the laundry room."

Mar 15, 2016 10:54 AM
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Debbie nothing set for me clients kind of dictate where they would like to start. Each home is different too within regards to layout and features.

Mar 15, 2016 09:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I start at the front of the home and move in a logical fashion throughout the first floor. Then, I start with the master suite on the second floor.

Mar 15, 2016 11:53 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends:  On the client.  On the house.  On the floor plan.  On the yard.   

Mar 15, 2016 10:18 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Debbie Reynolds I just let the buyer walk around the home as they please.

Mar 15, 2016 11:50 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I like to start with something that will WOW them and finish up the same.  In between, I've no preference. 

Mar 15, 2016 11:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I let my clients in, and they take the lead, usually with the flow of the home.

Mar 17, 2016 04:22 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The one that's beyond the door.

Mar 17, 2016 03:53 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

1st floor, 2nd floor then lower level


Mar 16, 2016 01:08 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Depends on the flow of the home and I like to allow the prospects to lead the way. They are adults and this way, I quickly learn their hot buttons. It drives me nuts when you see agents leading clients into a kitchen to declare it the kitchen. Buyers are not that stupid,

Mar 16, 2016 12:58 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when showing a new home, I'd always start at the front door and work my way around the first floor....then upstairs... the last would be the basement....

Mar 16, 2016 12:45 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Open the front door and go from there.

Mar 16, 2016 12:15 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Depends on the buyers wants.


Mar 16, 2016 12:07 AM
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

It depends on client needs. I suspect I will probably most often start with the front door and then "go with the flow" of the house, then visit the outdoor areas if not covered in the flow.

I can certainly see changing that up if the buyer is, say, more interested in outdoor living (pool, outdoor kitchen, outdoor entertaining areas, etc.), available outbuildings (e.g. barns, workshops, etc.), or land features (e.g. water access, etc.) and those are the client's make-or-break points vs. the house itself. 

Mar 15, 2016 11:57 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Attention is focused on the room that the buyer expresses the most interest. If it does not work for them, NEXT!

Mar 15, 2016 11:25 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Start at the front door and head to the best features first

Mar 15, 2016 11:16 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Depends which room the front door opens into!! 

Mar 15, 2016 11:05 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would normally show the bedrooms last.

Mar 15, 2016 11:03 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

I go with the flow and let them dictate. If there are rooms or features that are very important to them then I try to show them early on.

Mar 15, 2016 10:45 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It really Depends on what door we enter

Mar 15, 2016 10:37 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I head to the money shot first. Then logically work way through rest of property or house.

Of all those in the house at that time I am the most knowledgeable and am more aware of the value adding assets than anyone else. That means that show is not a 'wing'n it exercise' but a well formulated presentation of tangible features, delineating features and a intro to the back-story of the house.

No, I do not modify based on buyer interest.

Mar 15, 2016 10:36 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

When a buyer broker, I think of the buyers interest and the condition of the home. However, I like to save the best for last when showing my listings. 

Mar 15, 2016 10:29 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sometimes I vary the pattern but usually begin with the entry and end with the bedrooms and backyard.

Mar 15, 2016 07:04 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. Every home that we flip will have a different showing pattern, it has nothing to do with the buyer.

Mar 15, 2016 06:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends on the home. If it is a tini one, you have not many options. If it is a large one, we are going to the kitchen first. 

Mar 15, 2016 04:58 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I usually just go with the flow of the house and let the buyer lead.

Mar 15, 2016 02:09 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The room closest to the door.  Usually the living room, then we head to the kitchen.

Mar 15, 2016 01:57 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

The boathouse and porch usually.  Lake property is a different animal and the water and view is much more important than the house.

Mar 15, 2016 12:29 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Which ever room the front door opens to.

Mar 15, 2016 12:28 PM
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I usually go with the flow and layout. If walking into the front door the wow factor is the pool and water views that's what most clients want to see first, so it all depends Debbie Reynolds 

Mar 15, 2016 11:35 AM
Kevin Morris
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty - Danville, PA
Real Estate agent serving danville and surrounding

I am with Ryan about going with the flow. Sometimes you have no option with that you show first. Sometimes the door inside leads into the kitchen.  If I am able to get to the house well enough in advance and the listing is empty then I may have a viewing plan. 

Mar 15, 2016 11:25 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

We just go with the flow of the home.  Today it was the kitchen, living room, then bedrooms and baths.

Mar 15, 2016 11:24 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I don't have a routine. Usually the living room moving toward kitchen dining. Depends on what my client.

Mar 15, 2016 10:55 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I walk into the house...usually through the front door. After that I move towards the kitchen and then the buyers tend to want to wander and the questions begin. I show free form. There is no set way I do it. 

Mar 15, 2016 10:53 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I honestly go with the flow .

Mar 15, 2016 10:25 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have an open house policy...The house is open to any viewing preference

Mar 15, 2016 10:20 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Usually, it's the living room and to its view and/or deck, to the kitchen, and the master suite if it's on the same level. Then second level, etc. I do lead the way rather than having them find their own way, especially if someone still lives there.

Mar 15, 2016 10:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always have them come in from the front door and go eithe clockwise on anti clockwise depending on lay out.

Mar 15, 2016 10:05 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

It depends on the layout of the home Debbie, also I do not follow people around and just try to be helpful.

Mar 15, 2016 09:58 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Depending on the buyer's interest. But generally, I let them take the lead, and point out anything I think they might have missed.

Mar 15, 2016 09:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the property and what the client wants. If there is a view we check that out right away. They don't generally need me to give a guided tour

Mar 15, 2016 09:41 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

front to back and then upstairs... Backyard if any interest.

Mar 15, 2016 09:29 AM