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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No... too many actives to chose from.

Oct 03, 2016 12:08 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't show them because I have made offers on properties that were contingent and it just encouraged the buyer under contract to remove the contingency. Nice for that buyer and the seller, but not great for my buyer....

Oct 03, 2016 09:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No. First of all, majority of sellers stop showings the minute they have a contract even if it's not a full pending contract. Secondly, I don't ever want to show a home to a buyer they might fall in love with and then never be able to buy if contingencies on existing contract are met. That happened to me once inadvertently 22 years ago and it took me six months to get my client to stop focusing on "the one that got away." Don't need to repeat that.

Oct 03, 2016 10:33 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Depends on the contingency & how long it 'took effect'. I wouldn't show after the 1st week for instance.

Oct 03, 2016 10:15 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not show them Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Oct 03, 2016 10:33 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sometimes, but I usually call listing agent first to see if the existing contract looks strong and if they are accepting back-ups. Most times they have a strong contract and the seller doesn't want any more showings.

Oct 03, 2016 10:28 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most often no. If i do, most often there is nothing else like it available and i find out what the contingency is and that is may be coming back on the market soon

Oct 03, 2016 09:56 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - not in the best interest of buyer's time!

If it is to come back on market, I'll request the listing agent to get in touch with me ASAP.

Oct 03, 2016 04:24 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't.  They are usually like solds.

Oct 03, 2016 01:23 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I just Closed on one that was contingent, showed it, submitted a back-up Offer.  The first one fell through and here we are! 

I also showed a contingent property to a brand new buyer who didn't like the property but, it helped me understand exactly what they were looking for.  The next weekend, a property that I thought may fit their needs popped onto the market - phoned them to meet me there and they Close on that one next week!

So, yes, I do and I provide back-ups too as 35% of our first deals fall through so, why not pursue the back-ups, right?!  I will say that some sellers won't allow showings after they go under Contract.  I encourage my sellers to continue showing so I can get them a back-up Offer!

Oct 03, 2016 12:07 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

If my buyer wants to see it I show it. I always ask the listing agents what is the contingency? Many times you can attain the house..nothing ventured..nothing gained!

Oct 03, 2016 12:05 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No, they are treated as Pending in my book; the Short Sale Age of 2006-2011 proved Contingents a waste of my time. Active only are shown in my business, too many traditional re-sales available to waste time on distressed properties. I do believe in back up offers though, so if a client is fixated, I'll have them do a blind offer and then get them in to see it if we're called up to bat. Again, a strategy that served my clients time & results well 2006-2011. That era taught me a lot!

Oct 03, 2016 10:55 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, it is usually just setting up your buyer for disappointment!

Oct 03, 2016 10:52 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only if it shows the buyer something about the neighborhood. Many sellers don't want to be further disturbed with showings also.

Oct 03, 2016 10:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends but typically not.  

It depends on the buyer.  On the market.  On the particular property.  



Oct 03, 2016 10:09 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist


Oct 03, 2016 10:09 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I take my q's from the listing agent.  If the contract looks strong then no I don't.  If they feel any shivers at all I do.

Oct 03, 2016 02:11 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no no no


Oct 03, 2016 12:58 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

If my client is interested, I may phone the listing agent and ask how solid the contract may be.  If it seems firm, I will advise Buyer and then it is never shown.  However, I may keep an eye on the home, in case it returns to the market.  

Oct 03, 2016 12:31 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If my clients ask I would do as I am asked.

Oct 03, 2016 12:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I generally ignore them, but there once was a home in 2000 that was right next to our office so I had my agent keep an eye on it to see if any of the contingencies fell through.

A few weeks later the financing fell through and I picked it up with a cash offer of 25% less than the previous offer.

Oct 04, 2016 06:33 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

If it's a tough sellers market, it might be a good way to become a backup in case the first deal falls through. But it's tough on the buyers, not knowing where they stand.

Oct 04, 2016 01:17 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I was thought that a deal is not a deal until the check clears. LOL A

Oct 04, 2016 09:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not if I can avoid it.  CYB homes are often as good as sold and a complete waste of everyone's time.  I wait until it comes back on the market.  I did show a couple of them to a first time buyer recently, just to acclimate him to what homes that were selling in his range looked like.

Oct 04, 2016 05:35 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

In a hot market, contingent homes may be the only properties which work for your buyer. Our agents do show these and sometimes offer.

Oct 04, 2016 04:58 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Only if buyers insist; otherwise it might lead to disappointment.

Oct 04, 2016 04:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Not as a general rule of thumb ... but there are times when I do.  Some of the contingent homes are no longer available for showing - sellers / agents say ... no more showings. 

Oct 04, 2016 02:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will if the listing agent allows it and there's a chance that it may come back on the market.

Oct 04, 2016 02:18 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Only if my buyer pushes for it.

Oct 04, 2016 01:35 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the majority of them do not fall through....your worst nightmare is if the buyer loves the home and never has the opportunity to go forth.... good luck finding another home like it!!!

Oct 04, 2016 01:22 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We first have a conversation with the listing agent to determine how strong the primary transaction looks. If shaky, then yes, we will show the home.

Oct 03, 2016 11:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Oct 03, 2016 11:13 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If the Buyer wants to see them

Oct 03, 2016 10:59 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I list the home MLS in its proper status.

Oct 03, 2016 10:54 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If the buyer wants to go against my advise then yes I will show them.

Oct 03, 2016 10:35 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If my clients are ready to roll and could bump it, I'll definitely request to show.  Quite often the sellers treat it like it's already sold and decline the showing request....

Oct 03, 2016 10:29 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

If my buyer wants to see it, I show it and made a sale after the contingent offer fell out.

Oct 03, 2016 10:14 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

If they meet the needs of my clients, who understand they may be a long shot and if there is nothing else to show, yes.  We suffer from a lack of inventory in some price points and areas. 

Oct 03, 2016 09:48 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If the buyer wants to see it.

Oct 03, 2016 09:24 PM
Toronto, ON

We don't have "contingent houses" in my area.  However, we do have conditional solds.  Some listing agents and their sellers like to continue showing and some buyer agents and buyers like to view them.  There are pros and cons to these approaches.

Oct 03, 2016 09:17 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I call the agent, some of them manage to pick up the phone and talk to me saying what is going on. Usually I simply email my information asking to keep me and my client in mind if they feel it can come back on the market. But if the inventory is tight in that price range or that specific criteria and it is easy to show, I'd show and would encourage my clients to write the offer if they like it. 

Oct 03, 2016 04:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I tell my buyers two things could happen either we help them sell it to the first buyer or we luck out if the first buyer cancels needless to say I have sold quite a few homes being in second position.... so the short answer to your question is YES... I show homes that are  in Escrow...Endre

Oct 03, 2016 03:49 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They aren't sold until the papers are signed and the money has changed hands. 

Oct 03, 2016 03:45 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

At times I have if I feel that the inspections may be an issue andmy client isn't overly fussy

Oct 03, 2016 02:40 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington You are right, some agents don't consider contingent houses available in the market.

Oct 03, 2016 01:40 PM
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

I learn what I can about the contingency - explain to the buyer so their expectations are managed, and then if they want to see it for back up and the house is available to be shown - in we go!

Oct 03, 2016 01:10 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It depends on the situation. Some are not available to show and will not take offers, others will. Sometimes the contingent property is one of only a very few that will work for the client and they are worth pursuing, if possible.

Oct 03, 2016 12:57 PM