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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do prefer if they all drive in their car ( car seats, napkins, snacks, etc.), but if they want all drive with can you say no to that?

Jan 04, 2015 04:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always have them follow me.   Once I did put their car seat into the back seat and they threw up all the milk, and my car smelled AWFUL for a week.   That was the last time.....

Jan 03, 2015 07:34 AM
Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

Children or no children I ask them to follow in their own car. If they are willing to use their own gas they are more serious buyers 

Jan 03, 2015 06:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I always have them drive their own car so the kids have their car seats and buckled in appropriately. In fact I can't think of a time when a parent had even asked if they could bring their kids in my car, seat and all.

Jan 04, 2015 07:04 AM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

As a father of young children, I always ask similar families to drive themselves. I do not have all the necesary child car seats and other restraints in my car necessarily...

Jan 04, 2015 04:11 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Debbie... typically when my clients have small children, they insist on following me. I don't even have to raise the issue. Sometimes they want me to ride with them, but I prefer to be followed in those situations.

Jan 03, 2015 09:57 PM
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

follow if they need car seats, otherwise with me.

Jan 03, 2015 02:13 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't have the child car seats so this is a good reason why customers will need to follow me.  Ever since I had a kid climb all over the backseat and the console to get to his mother while I was driving, I will no longer have kids in my car. 

Jan 03, 2015 10:19 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Suggest they ride in their own car. Small children are a huge responsibility and they need their own car seats. Once I had a client who had a horrible back injury and was in extended care. He wanted me to list his condo. Upon going and seeing him he asked me to take him to the building to sort through books. I said he should have a family member do it because I thought it could be a liability if he got hurt. The children question is similar. I got fired and did not care.  I later asked a family member who is a lawyer and he said I made the right decision

Jan 03, 2015 08:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


With car seats for kids, I think they should take their own car.  

Jan 03, 2015 07:14 AM
Christina Botteri
REeBroker - Roseville, CA

Anymore, I encourage my clients to take their own car, eliminating your dilemma.  

Separate cars gives clients time alone to discuss different properties and formulate the really important questions they want to ask.

This works really well for me.


Jan 03, 2015 06:12 AM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Children or not, I always ask them to follow me.  Only exceptions are friends and relatives.  There is too much liability and safety issues when it comes to having strangers ride in your car.

Jan 03, 2015 05:11 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if they are the size and age they need to be in a car seat they can follow me.  If they are large/old enough to ride with just a seat belt (legally) in my back seat I don't mind.  But I'm not sure I'd ever put a car seat in my car for a client's little one.

Jan 03, 2015 04:12 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would have them take their own car as the childrens' seats and toys are probably installed and would make them feel more at ease.

Jan 03, 2015 03:05 AM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

Hello Debbie, most of the times i have more than one client i will meet in a day, i always make them follow me ; only when i have out of state client i drive them around

Jan 03, 2015 01:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

When they have small children, they need car seats and need to follow in their own car. 

Jan 03, 2015 01:54 AM
Jacki Tait, CLHMS
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Flagstaff, AZ
Finding Your Place in Flagstaff, Arizona

They usually assume they will follow, especially if they have car seats.  If asked, I suggest they follow me.

Jan 03, 2015 01:51 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Make them take their own car, particularly if they are young enough to require a booster or car seat. 

Jan 03, 2015 01:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #2.  Mandatory

Jul 06, 2018 06:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nobody rides in my car.

Oct 28, 2017 09:45 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

My clients do not get in my car - either they follow me or I follow them.

Jun 25, 2017 10:18 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

Parents with smaller kids prefer to follow me during showing few houses. Usually, we don't got to more than 3 properties/day. 

Jan 09, 2015 11:43 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I suggest they follow me. Actually it is more common around here for buyers to take their own cars. The variable is out of town relocation buyers who may just fly in to buy, then i am also their taxi. 

Jan 08, 2015 07:33 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Keeping the children in their routine is good so riding with their toys and TVs makes for happy families. I am for all happy families.

Jan 05, 2015 01:33 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It can also be a better solution with adults like Debra and Noah said. Liability extends deep to the real estate agent.

Jan 03, 2015 09:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Safety is a big concern and if they are fine riding in their own vehicles, that is my preference too. I like Christina's viewpoint that this gives them time to discuss what is really important. Yes it does.

Jan 03, 2015 09:57 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Nathan, Most of the time they offer as it is more convenient to keep carseats in place than move them. I have also been asked to ride with them. 

Jan 03, 2015 01:37 AM