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John if that agent is working outside their area of expertise, as you know, that is not a good thing here in AZ. The commissioner has made a big deal out of this issue this past number of years. That agent should simply refer the buyer to you and take a referral fee. That is exactly what I would do.
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Kathleen Daniels, Prob...
San Jose, CA
Yes. I would. My job is to sell that listing for my client.
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
yes....we have and will continue to.... that was a rule that I have had for decades....listing agents represent the seller and we are not going to police what and how the buyer agent thinks and works....
we have done the deal start to finish for one buyer agent from another area and that agent never saw the home....it didn't matter to us....and a few years later, that new owner was selling and we were the listing agent....and that's how we do business...always moving forward and never allowing a bump in the road to derail us...
I think that Anna Banana Kruchten has given you the answer for your particular issues. Each state as she stated is different. A
I work for the Seller and my job is to get my listing seen and sold. That being said; if you don't prerequisite that agents or broker be present at all showings you don't have a leg to stand on.
Paul S. Henderson, RE...
I would do it if it was the only option but working a referral is probably a better option for all concerned.
If it is someone I know and they are just swamped yes, if it is someone out of town that just wants to collect a commission, no.
It might depend on the circunstances, but I think it makes sense to work this buyer a a referral and of course confirm that's OK.
I'm with Anthony Acosta " depends on the circumstance. " I've opened it as a favor for an agent I know..those favors pay off big time!
One listing, maybe. But multiple properties? No way. I will take them as my Buyer client, and pay you a referral fee.
It depends on the circumstance. I would have to talk to the buyers agent to find out why they can not be there.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I would accept a referral any day.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
Usually, when I've been asked to do this, it's been by an agent I know and like and who would do the same for me. If it's a limited service agent from Mars, I might answer differently. It would just depend on the circumstances. I've sold homes pretty far from my own back yard, but I've always had my own means of entry - our lockbox cards work over most of three states.
John, I just commented on your post. Referring to a local agent is my best practice. Part of my comment on your post is below.
If a client is represented by an agent ... then the agent "should" be representing their client. Now there's a concept!
Only if that agent is willing to relinquish their client to me. You see, there is a certain level of liability on what a prospect might claim was said during the showing. Why should I want an E & O claim without the commission benefit?
My job is to sell the listing, so yes, I'll show it to an agent's clients if they can't make the showing.
I have. I do one courtesy showing for an out of area agent. Anything more than that and I get paid.
absolutely not. period.
It depends on the situation. If the agent called and asked me if I could let his/her buyer in because agent couldn't make it, then yes. if buyer called and just said he/she already had an agent, but wanted me to show them propery, I would ask a few questions befoe going out of my way to show them the property since I know nothing or very little about the potential buyers at that point. I think it's best to have a written referral ageeement before showing any properties in a scenario like that.
I do not open a house without the other agent on board. I simply lock up the home.
Follow the guidelines in your state.
It depends on state laws.
No I would not - not to mention you would have to explain dual agency plus the actions of their realtor. People just don't get it about being out of the area.
Generally, no... if the prospective buyer is under exclusive representation to another agent, they need to come with their agent or with that agent's colleague. I've never had an issue where the agent didn't come because they were operating outside of their area of expertise... only because they were unavailable for some reason and I'm not inclined to do their job for them. I know I would never put one of my clients into the hands of another agent.
John Mosier - as Anna Banana Kruchten mentioned in her answer.... you should be referred by this outside agent.
I had the same question in this section and surprisingly about half answers supported a showing the listing to a client of someone else, even if there is no agent anywhere around.
Yes, I am easy to work with and want to make my seller happy. If I have to show it then so be it.
It would depend on the situation.
It depends on the agent...It may be one I work with often and I will accomodate them as they would me, and have
If the goal is to get it sold and the viewer is a serious buyer. Having the buyer referred to you is a good way to do it too.
I just got one it looks like spam to me....
John Mosier Most likely, yes. But, it depends on the agent.
When I list, I want to sell. Whatever it takes to do so is what I get paid for
I will show my property to a consumer... and I will not require that the buyer be turned over to me, nor that I get a referral fee.
My duty the seller, is to get his property sold.... and not to put "obstacles" in the path of a potential buyer, merely to gain add'l commission.
I will reach out to the agent, to confirm the story... but I will happily show the property.