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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I offer my Concierge Service to my high end clients.  I meet and greet the BA and their client, point out a few things to them and then leave them alone to tour.  At the end, I ask if they have any questions and thank them for visiting the home.   I do not shadow anyone but also make sure nothing is missed!

I like to assure my Sellers that their home has been secured without compromising their security codes, etc.

Jul 21, 2015 02:04 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The only thing scarier than one REALTOR® is two REALTORS®.

Jul 21, 2015 12:22 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We always did, and most of our clients do also.  Occasionally, they will send out their licensed assistant.  On the high end, there are a lot of little things that can go missing and kleptos come in all demographics...A

Jul 21, 2015 08:07 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Always for our luxury listings for the same reasons others have mentioned. Sometimes for other properties, especially tenant-occupied ones (never know if they will leave it ready to show so we arrive early, just in case).

Jul 21, 2015 04:51 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS In my area it is customary to accompany showings for commercial real estate. Not so much for residential real estate.

Jul 21, 2015 04:26 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not if the potential buyer has their own an agent showing them the property, unless they ask me to meet them there. It's very rare for a seller to request " listing agent must accompany", unless there is some security issue, or kids get home from school before parents get home from work, and they prefer I am there. But, I don't interfere with showing agent, but will answer whatever questions they have after viewing home.

Jul 21, 2015 01:58 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Only if my seller asked.

Jul 21, 2015 01:56 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

Only if the client ask, or if the home has some details that an agent won't notice or point out, unless I am there.

Jul 21, 2015 11:25 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Typically not, unless it is a requirement for the seller.

Jul 21, 2015 09:57 PM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

No that is an intrusion that I would not appreciate if an agent did that to me..


Jul 21, 2015 09:46 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I di when clients pay me to do it.  Also, complicated rural properties have just to much to tell an agent on the phone, or explain where things are.

Jul 21, 2015 09:44 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - I do not accompany showings on my listings unless my seller client asks, or if the buyers agent asks to meet me there. I can see why it is more common on luxury homes, and would accompany showings in that case.

Jul 21, 2015 09:32 AM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Only when asked to do so

Jul 21, 2015 09:19 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I do not accompany agents when they are showing.  Buyer with no agent yes!

Jul 21, 2015 07:46 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

usually not, since most agents do not seem to be able to keep to a schedule and it is easier for them to not have to commit to a time to be there, so I am not left waiting for a half hour or so.  I would only do it for higher end homes; for security purposes and leave it up to buyer's agent to show home.

Jul 21, 2015 07:20 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

There has been a lot of discussion that buyers feel the listing agent is too intrusive if they accompany showings.  I happen to agree with that.  With a high end listing,  I always accompany because there are many things that could be missed.  Otherwise, I don't and explain why to the sellers.

Jul 21, 2015 06:13 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I've never done that. I would if I was asked.

Jul 21, 2015 06:09 AM
Virtual Realty Consultants
Virtual Realty Consultants LLC - Wellesley, MA
Making the American Dream a Reality

In a designated agency situation, we recommend that brokerages use accompanied showings as a distinguishing factor over the competition.  Although technically not required, the purpose of designated agency is to separate the representation.  Therefore, if you are going to represent the seller, so it by earning your commission other than just listing the darn thing in the MLS.  In today's market, a monkey could earn a commission as a listing agent if they didn't have to accompany showings because the buyer's agent could (theoretically) pick up the slack and the seller's can waive representation on the legal side.  Sorry to be cynical, but if Donald Trump can get the votes, won't someone please vote for me?

Jul 21, 2015 06:08 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My client requested my most recent listing for me to be there always. Personally, I like being there and want to be there...

Jul 21, 2015 05:42 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Only for high end luxury listings. Those houses have features that no one, but the listing agent would know so I give the full tour to the buyers agent and their client.


Jul 21, 2015 04:41 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I typically do not, unless the client has asked or if there are some other compelling reason to do so.  Buyers and their agent will be much more relaxed without me there.

Jul 21, 2015 04:17 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

If the buyer has their own agent, I do not join them. If I am asked by a buyer directly to show, then I will.

Jul 21, 2015 04:14 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I do on occassion because of necessity but trust agents to show houses to their own buyer. It always amazes me when the listing agent says to my buyer " Here is the Living Room" and " Here is the Dining Room". I say to myself " Duh".

Jul 21, 2015 02:22 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we will accompany if the homeowner/seller asks...and we will also at the request of a buyer's agent.... often we are asked to accompany at a piece of new construction, even if it's just one house lot and not in a subdivision....we prefer to accompany our new homes anyway.....most agents don't know what they're looking at....

Jul 21, 2015 01:41 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I accompany all showing for occupied houses.

I do so because showing the house means being there. Funny how that works.

There are WAY TOO MANY crucial things to be observed that is of benefit to the seller. Not being present to make these observations is betraying the seller.

Finally, you can not put your sellers future into the hands of another agent.  You can not allow buyer agent deficiencies to be paid for by the homeowner.

Jul 21, 2015 01:38 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i prefer to be there. To answer any questions. These are high end usually. And as a developer/designer  i know things the agent cant be expected too. so i am in a different boat. some of my agent friends prefer to be there on theirs as well. over a million $. i think often it is to offer other properties of theirs if objections arise and they have others avail :)

Jul 21, 2015 01:33 AM