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Rainmaker
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Just another great reason to add to my growing list of why I don't do open houses. 

Jun 13, 2015 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,503
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that has happened.... but many of our listings have come from homeowners visiting our open house events to see how we handled ourselves and represented the property.... we would get a phone call the next day for a market analysis....an agent must always remember that it's showtime and one never knows who will be in the audience...

Jun 13, 2015 10:53 PM
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920,978
Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I wouldn't care if they did. What qualifies their friend to know whether or not you're conducting an open house properly? We should always assume we are being filmed or recorded these days.

Jun 13, 2015 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
401,621
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I've wondered that and always assumed the answer was yes.

Jun 13, 2015 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yea...and they stood out like a sore thumb.

Jun 14, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I have had this happen and one time the client parked up the road as they thought the head counts were wrong!

Jun 13, 2015 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
979,796
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - Not that I know of, but I wouldn't put it past some people.

Jun 13, 2015 04:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, it's happened.

Feb 18, 2019 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,072,135
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Not that we know of

Apr 29, 2018 06:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We should always expect something like that, but I prefer to deal with people who trust me, and have little time for those who do not.

 

Jun 14, 2015 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,773,797
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

I have heard people do that, like the secret shopper.  It is silly on the seller's part not to trust their agent. A

Jun 14, 2015 02:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,159,519
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's been a long time since I held an open house, but when I did, if the seller did that I didn't know about it. Personally, I believe my sellers have great confidence in my skills so they don't need to "spy" on me.

Jun 14, 2015 01:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,799
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's a lot of money on the line, expect to be shopped. It's not something to fear or have angst over.

Jun 14, 2015 12:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know . I host lots of open houses.

Jun 13, 2015 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,663
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I suppose that is a compliment, but a little heads up is always welcome.

Jun 13, 2015 08:01 PM