Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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

No.  I've actually turned down listings because I knew right off the bat the tenant would not allow showings.

Jul 27, 2015 12:37 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would not take a listing like this...period!

Jul 26, 2015 11:46 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

According to our mls rules if a property has a status of ACTIVE it must be avilable to be shown (during reasonalbe hours).

Jul 27, 2015 10:15 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have a few of these currently.  I do not show tenants belongings.  We are required to provide a min of 24 hours notice to show but we take a tenant's schedule in consideration.

Jul 27, 2015 03:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I would not.

Jul 27, 2015 02:24 AM
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

No way, this place could me a drug house. No telling what you may find in it.


Jul 27, 2015 01:43 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I wouldn't personally but I do see listings where viewing is only allowed with 'accepted offer.'

Jul 27, 2015 01:26 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz No,what good is a listing you can't show.

Jul 27, 2015 01:16 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yes, if it were multi-units. Very common practice in the investor world. "Shown upon accepted offer". I did them a lot over the years, especially before I was licensed and only investing and 2006-2011; very normal in multi-unit rentals.

If it was a single unit, I'd be a little less accepting of this, but I've had problem tenants in clients' homes that we've done this for. Our board allows.

Jul 26, 2015 11:38 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends. Yes, if the main attraction to the property is location and amount of land. For exampl, a 30 acre property with old run down farmhouse recentlyy went on market. House had tenants. Most buyers were interested in the 30 acres where most of the value was. You could tell from the outside that the farmhouse wasn't worth much. it's easy enough to look up the county assessment of the house to get a ballpark value.

Jul 27, 2015 11:39 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, I would not.  Either have tenants ready to show or get them out or list with someone else.

Jul 27, 2015 11:32 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jack - I'm not sure that I would want to take a listing like that, would have to take each one case by case and assess. However, this is not unlike buying foreclosed homes being auctioned off at the county steps. Those investors do not get to see the inside, or conduct inspections, before making a cash purchase.

Jul 27, 2015 06:21 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Every situation is unique, Jack.  Though I would take a long hard look at this type of situation before I were to take a listing like this.

Jul 27, 2015 05:43 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

NO but I've seen other agents that have.  

Jul 27, 2015 02:38 AM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Yes. That you can make an offer contingent on inspections

Jul 27, 2015 01:04 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

If you have a big network of investors I might do it, clearly it is occupied & generating income. Could be a quick sale to an investor, but I think without showing the inside that is the only market. 

Not even sure if our MLS has a option for that.

Jul 27, 2015 12:12 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

Yes, it is allowed to list "exterior showings" or "driveby showings only tenant not to be disturbed".  I have seen a couple of these on single family homes as well as multi-units. I would not take listings like this. 

Jul 26, 2015 11:54 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have received bank listings that were occupied and no interior showings were allowed. Also receive dlistings full of mold or hazzards that no interior inspection was allowed.  Buyers do buy them but only pay seemingly half to cover them selves when not seeing the inside, 

Jul 26, 2015 11:46 PM