Tony Lewis, Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo (Summit Real Estate Group)

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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's not up to me to allow or not allow. It's not my home. But, for security reasons, when I enter a home with buyers, I always lock the door behind me, and keep the key with me. If we're upsatairs looking at bedrooms, and the door bell rings, they just have to wait. I don't even want to have conversation with other agent. And even if agent and buyers are waiting on porch, I lock house and put key back in lock box, then that agent has to remove the key so the agents info gets recorded for the listing agent.

Aug 02, 2015 05:48 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tony - I am sorry, but I would not allow other agents and their clients to show the home if I am there with my clients. Too many things could go wrong, one of them being what Vera Gonzalez experienced. I do the same thing as Jeff Pearl said, and put the key back in the lockbox so the other agent has to record when they take the key back out.

It is not only a respect thing (potential buyers should be able to look at a home on their own), but a safety thing.

If I am on the waiting end, I will wait my turn. If it screws up my schedule the rest of the day, then I just have to deal with that.

Aug 02, 2015 12:42 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I am sure this can be a problem.

Oct 15, 2018 07:21 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I ask them to wait. When I am done I invite them in. My clients do not need to feel like they are being watched or rushed.

Aug 02, 2015 10:48 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

I dont and I will tell you why I dont. My clients know we never take longer than 15 minutes. If they have questions we an address them outside.  About 3 years ago in the dead of winter an agent asked if their client could come inside as well  because it was cold. my buyer felt bad and said sure.  Her buyer started in on my client with the do not bother writing this I have cash The agent also started in. It was ridiculous. Safety wise I would not either, How do I know they didn't meet them for the first time at the house?

Aug 02, 2015 08:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have no problem with having other agents showing the home while I'm showing it, as long as they stay out of the room that we're in.

Aug 02, 2015 04:52 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sometimes double booking happens.  I haven't a problem with another group looking upstairs whilst I'm down. Or, inside whilst outside.  Stuff happens so we deal with it.

If it is my own listing, the door gets locked.

Aug 02, 2015 04:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Generally not a problem here.

Feb 19, 2018 11:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are seeing many overlapping showings, and if we did not let everyone in, there could be a very long line outside a listing.   When no one else is waiting, I do lock the door behind me and have the key in my hand.

Aug 03, 2015 12:54 AM
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

I don't have a problem with it, as long as the other agent starts their clients in a separate area of the house 

Aug 02, 2015 11:48 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would ask them to respect our time in the home; however I doubt I would throw a punch if they insisted.

Aug 02, 2015 09:54 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No.  And I don't let them in without the agent putting their code into the lockbox.

Aug 02, 2015 01:47 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'm flabbergasted!  I guess my opinion is the minority opinion.  My thoughts are a home might be shown, wild guess, 27 - 50 times before receiving an offer.  It also occurs to me that a buyer seeing other buyers in the home will understand that if they like a home they need to act quickly.  My one most stated phrase is; "We, as Realtors, work toghether about 95% - 99% of the time and compete seldom.  Working toghether should be our best interest.  We, in Santa Clarita, Ca., are truly fortunate as respect for each other is common.

Aug 02, 2015 11:28 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Usually for safety sake once we are inside the home I lock the front door.  Not because I don't want other agents in but because of safety.  I usually have the key in my pocket as we walk through. In our market it is customary for the second agent to wait until the one inside comes out.

Aug 02, 2015 11:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Did I arrive on time?
YES - I advise the waiting agent the process takes 20 minutes (minus time already spent"
NO - The conflict was created by an agent not managing their business. I can be a dolt and blame someone else or concede to the problem I created and allow the 2nd agent to log in via the ebox.

Did the other agent arrive early? - Somewhat irrelevant if Central showing was used. But if they are early, I suggest they need to wait until my show time has expired.

It is 'MY' listing? That changes everything and different rules and outcomes are expected.

Aug 02, 2015 04:48 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm admittedly a huge hypocrite on this subject. 

I'll try to negotiate my way in to a house if I arrive and another agent is already in there showing; to stay on schedule.

But, when I arrive to a home, I keep the front door locked and ignore the doorbell, because I want my clients to have privacy whenever possible.

I know, I know, but that's the truth of it.

Aug 02, 2015 04:37 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Depends  I ask other agents if the do not mind

Aug 02, 2015 04:37 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

Open home? or one with a lock box and you ended up there at the same time?

Aug 02, 2015 04:30 AM