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How Many Real Estate Agents Showing a Property are a Crowd

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Why is this agent meeting me at the property .My friend knows the seller who said "It is fine with me if there is a lock box on the property"  Seller did not insist the agent be present .I want to be clear on this  . An agent in my office went on the listing and the the sellers were more then willing to have a lock box on their home . The showing instructions say listing agent must accompany buyer agent .  We are not talking about a multi million dollar property here . It is a condo in a gated community for less then $200,000 . I have been listing and selling these condos for over 30 years . Suddenly this agent moved in and now all showings listing agent must meet you there .

 

I like this agent but suddenly she starts talking to my clients . She starts asking them questions  like where do you live ?  I pulled her aside and asked her not to talk to them . It did not stop her . Then she starts talking about herself  and  how many units she lists in this developments . Then she asks if they know about the development and starts explaining .

 

Okay missy I think you are crossing the line . These are my clients .  This agent knows me and also is  aware that I know this development .  This is a small condo about  1200 sq ft . When we left the buyers where upset . They thought this agent was very rude and obnoxious. 

 

They did not understand why she was there or why it was her buisness where they lived . They also thought that she was so full of herslf  and that she wasted their time. They were not interested in listening to her talking about what she thought of the development . It was not the first time we had looked at the development . It was almost like looking at a condo when a seller was home and they were showing you around .

 

Please really now tell me what you think

Do I need another agent to accompany me when showing a house ?

Should this agent start questioning   Clients or start a Conversation ?

How many Real Estate Agents  showing a Property are a Crowd ?

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Comment balloon 34 commentsHannah Williams • September 07 2017 01:34PM

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Just from your description, she does sound rude and obnoxious and full of herself. And I felt that way even before I read the part about what your clients were feeling! And the proof of that is that you pulled her aside and asked her to stop, and she still kept going. Some people are just so rude. I can only assume this affects her career in a negative way.

Posted by Karen Hellier, Freelance Writer for Professionals, North Georgia (Freelance Writer) about 1 year ago

I had this happen once and the agent and her husband stole my listing Hannah Williams 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) about 1 year ago

Karen Hellier  No it does not . Unfortunately she seems to be a hot agent in this area . I do nt think she sells anywhere else that is why she has so much time on her hands to meet each agent at the property

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,  yes it does seem a little unethical doesn't it

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Good morning, Hannah -- from your description of the situation you describe, it does seem to be an issue of control.  As far as agent accompanied showings, there are many times it occurs in our market but this scenario doesn't seem to be one of those examples.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

Good morning Michael - Just do not understand why I need supervision ? Especially when the sellers are not requesting it . Seems to be the agents forte

thank you for joining the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Good morning again Hannah. What an arrogant and stupid agent. She is so full of herself she will make her listing harder to sell.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago

Unfortunately it is a hot hot area right now Sheila Anderson and everything is selling there .As you and I both know things change and so do market conditions .Soon this agent may be singing a different song

Thank you for taking the time to join the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Hannah, We had a very similar story that I think I even wrote about in a rant. She had a lockbox on the unit, but had to accompany us. Anyway, to make a long story short, we caught her slipping her business card to our clients! We had words, gave her back her business card and called her Broker...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  I remember reading that post . The propblem here is that this agent is the broker she also has been getting all the listings in this develpment .  I will say in all fairness she is more honest then many others in presenting offers .--But the proble remains unsolved

Thank you for taking the time for joining in the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

So unprofessional, Hannah Williams and I would consider a call to her broker and perhaps even an ethics violation grievance action. Unfortunately, we all know, nothing will come from it.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) about 1 year ago

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386  She is the Broker . Why waste my time  . Luckily my clients are loyal to me and all have a buyer broker contract . If only she knew how foolish she looks

Thank you for joining the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Good afternoon Hannah - oh yes, she is really crossing the line and could be hurting the sale.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 year ago

In my case she hurt the sale Grant Schneider  she made my buyer very angry The buyer told me he was sorry he  even looked at the property and did not want to see anymore listed for sale by this agent even it meant losing a place . He believes the right place will come on the market but doesn't want to see to with her .

Thank you for joining the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Hannah,

I remember that happening to me, when I showed a store listed by another agent.  In commercial real estate, the listing agent opens the door in a retail situation, as well as in a high rise building where security is of paramount importance to all the tenants.  The client was looking for a third store (national chain), and the agent did what similar stuff trying to steal him.  Needless say, I advised my broker who called her broker and laid out in plain English.  She denied it, and he believed it thanks to their pillow talk.  LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 year ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  what foolishness on the part of the  other agent . If only they could see themselves in a mirror . They are so transparent . A very attractive person becomes not so anymore but that of a clown that  is desperate for attention .

Thank you for taking the time to join the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Hannah you are far more diplomatic than I would have been.  After she did not listen nicely,  I would have flat out told her to keep her mouth shut and out and not talk to my Buyer.  Sorry I do not have any tolerance for thieves.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

Hi Hannah - That's just obnoxious, and if you feel she was crossing the line, you should call her broker. On occasion, we get sellers who want us to be present for showings - we open the home up and find a nice, out-of-the-way place to sit and read.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 1 year ago

Hi Hannah, 

I don't see an issue with a listing agent at the home or outside it if the seller wants this to happen. However, that agent has absolutely crossed the line by talking to your clients without your permission. Just my opinion. 

I have stated to a seller's agent stay outside to allow my clients to see the property without distraction. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

George Souto  Sometimes it pays to be diplomatic . It shines on to the buyers  as they were annoyed by this agent being there to begin with .  They do not want to see any more homes that are listed by this agent .

Dick Greenberg  She is the broker  so that is not an option .  I do know for a fact the seller has not given instructions for her to be present .

Thank you both  for joining the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

I have had an occasional seller request I be at every showing. If I can't talk him out of the disadvantages I show up and stay out of the way but let the agent know I am there if there are questions.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Hannah, I am with George Souto on this one!!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) about 1 year ago

Good morning Hannah.

Thank goodness it was not me.  I know it's hard to believe but t times I can turn into a monster.  That would be one of those times.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 year ago

Thank you very much for sharing this experience.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago

Hannah, it doesn't bother me if a listing agent is present although  I think it's odd she was there and the seller didn't request that. Makes me wonder if she's doing it to intentionally try to steal clients. Making an ethics complaint is a huge suck of time but, in some cases I've gone ahead and done it. I'd probably take the time to do it in this case because she was so bold about approaching your clients.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) about 1 year ago

Hannah, I've run into agents like this before and it may be a good time to call her broker and make a complaint.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 1 year ago

Debbie Reynolds  I know for a fact that the seller did not request her to be present she makes it a part of her forte to be present at all her listing showings

Rebecca Gaujot  I do not think that would make me look good in front of my buyers . I think that would have made them more uncomfortable then they all ready were .

James Dray  It does not surprise me I think you are a little fire ball

Thank You for taking the time to join the conversation

Hannah

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® it is not the fact that the agent met me at the properly it is the fact that she started questioning the clients. Where do you live  and started to try to build a repore with with them .They were my clients not hers it is none of her business where they live unless they put on offer in - nor to they need to listen how many listings she has in the development -- we are in agreement  with this 

Thank you for taking to comment

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

This chic was totally out of line, Hannah! Good for you for pulling her aside and giving her the what-for! But, honestly, when going to a listing presentation in that complex in the future, you need to share that your clients were so put out by the listing agent who insisted on accompanying us to showings and talking her fool head off, all the buyers wanted to do was leave - and in a hurry!!

ALL she's trying to do is poach buyers - NOT sell the unit for her sellers. That's OUT OF LINE - no ifs, ands or buts!

I will say that something similar has happened to me before - my clients were told ahead of time NOT to talk to the LA - "All they are going to try to do is weaken your negotiating power so, zip it!" They took me literally and finally, after not responding to the agent, began to feel uncomfortable and said, "PLEASE, we are here to tour the home, not talk to the agent who is not representing our interests so, if you want to chat it up, please do so with our agent!

These were THE sweetest clients I think I've ever had and when he said that, I almost fell on the floor!!  It took a LOT of restraint not to gloat after that! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 year ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS  I love them too - My buyers were also turned off by this agent . It is sad that this seller does not realize how much harm this agent is doing .From what I understand the sellers are not happy with her  .

Thank you for taking the time to comment

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

Oh, I totally misread the post - I thought it was a woman, Hannah! If the seller is not happy, perhaps they'll be phoning you soon!

Maybe a farming piece to the community is in order?!! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 year ago

Gabe Sanders  she is the broker so that would be a waste of time

Amanda S. Davidson  We are in different Boards. I do not think it would change the way she does business . I have a plan for the next time I show one of her listings -Thank you for opening the door I can handle it from here  I know all about the development

Thank you both for taking the time to comment

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

And you don't want to step on toes and I understand that too many cooks in the kitchen thing.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 1 year ago

Laura Cerrano  Yes too many cooks spoil the broth

Thanks for joining the conversation

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 1 year ago

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