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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Meet at the property.

May 16, 2018 11:15 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I don't. They meet me at the home.

Jan 07, 2018 11:59 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

if we have a relationship and we are only looking at one I will meet them. Other than that always want to drive with a decison maker, even if they have a van full of car seats, I will have the wife or husband ride with me and alternate. Always trying to bond and listen and fill a need.

Jan 03, 2015 11:03 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Depends on the number of houses and logistics...I have no objection to having them ride with me, it is a good time to hear their thoughts about each property and get more info.  On the other hand, if they want to drive separately, that is fine, too, although in our crazy traffic, most people would prefer to ride with me.  I find it is a good time to talk, and to reinforce once again the things we discussed in our initial buyer counseling session. 

Jan 03, 2015 10:56 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dipti nailed this one!

Jul 15, 2018 06:40 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Prefer to meet at the office, then caravan to the showing.

Oct 29, 2017 07:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I prefer to meet them at the property.

Aug 13, 2017 08:45 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Here's an answer you'll love: it depends! I like to drive clients around if we will be looking at a critical mass of homes so we can discuss what we are seeing that day. But if it's a "one-off" showing in the middle of the day, say, I will meet them at the property as we are probably coming from different directions and going to different directions afterwards.

Jan 04, 2015 09:35 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It really depends. Sometimes I've even ridden with the clients...like when they have a dog or a young child that needs a car seat. But I also like to play tourguide for those out of the area clients, and do the driving when I can. 

Jan 04, 2015 10:47 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If it is an out of town buyer I prefer to have them ride with me. If it is local people then we generally meet at the house.

Jan 04, 2015 07:22 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It really depends on the situation. but most of the time for local buyers we meet first and then later at the homes they wish to tour. I almost always drive relocaiton buyers around so I can give them a more effective tour and better understand their needs. If it seems appropriate I ask their preferences.

Jan 04, 2015 06:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends how many houses we are going to see and how many people come.

I do prefer to meet them at the property( to come a bit earlier to turn the lights, open windows, etc.)

Jan 04, 2015 06:58 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I prefer to meet at my office the first time and spend a little get to know each other time.  I like to have them in my car when driving around if possible.  After the initial meeting, if the location is not convenient for meeting at my office, I'll typically meet them somewhere public and switch to my car.

Jan 04, 2015 06:41 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Have not driven anyone showing a local property. Meet me there.

Out of the area that may be different.

Jan 04, 2015 06:32 AM
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Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

Meet them at the property 

Jan 04, 2015 05:40 AM
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Mike Belobradic
Johnston & Daniel Oakville - Oakville, ON
Your Trusted Advisor in Oakville Real Estate

I will also hedge with the "it depends" answer. I find that 90% of the time clients prefer to drive themselve. I have no issue with this. It gives them the time they need to chat in privacy, which is very important. I don't want clients to feel uncomfortable or not allow them time to talk. Ultimately it is whatever the client wishes.

Jan 04, 2015 05:26 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

It depends on our respective starting points and the homes to be toured.  I prefer to have them in the car so that we can discuss homes between showings, so that I can better understand what their likes/dislikes are, and traffic can be a bear in Northern VA.  If they have small children that ride in installed car seats, they tend to want to follow in their vehicle.

Jan 04, 2015 04:52 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Depending of the location and time, I would be flexible here. Initially, I prefer to meet them at the office and drive them in my car, though. At other times, I certainly ask their preference.

Jan 04, 2015 03:55 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

For safety reasons I prefer they follow me in their own car. Once I get to know someone, I don't mind driving them but I find they like to discuss their thoughts in private with their spouse or friend. 

Jan 04, 2015 02:54 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

It depends on the logisitics.  It is easier to have them meet you there, and when you are driving them, you can hear what their thoughts and impressions are. A

Jan 04, 2015 02:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I prefer to have clients in my car except when they bring their children.

Jan 04, 2015 02:30 AM
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Peggy Yee
NoVa House and Home - Vienna, VA
Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia

It depends.  Usually they drive separately, but I have had several buyers that don't have a car, so I will pick them up and drive them.

Jan 04, 2015 12:40 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

With first meetings I insist on office time first.  From there I like to have them in my car for building a relationship and better understanding their wants and needs.  Listening is easy when driving.  I agree with Jeffery that after having the relationship meeting at a single property is often times more convenient for both of us.  

Jan 04, 2015 12:32 AM
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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

It depends but it does give me time to get to know them better and bond with them.  It also gives me a chance to hear their thoughts on houses we have seen.  

Jan 03, 2015 11:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the location.  Sometimes buyers meet me at the office and sometimes at the property.

Jan 03, 2015 11:16 PM