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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I want to be first if at all possible. I even offer to cancel all their other appointments after they sign.

Dec 03, 2015 10:55 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington When I first got into real estate, my broker always said to be the last one interviewed for a listing. It had some merit.

Dec 03, 2015 10:30 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I think it does.

Dec 03, 2015 10:20 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Impressive Debbie Reynolds

Dec 03, 2015 09:50 PM
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Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

if they are interviewing an agent, I  would want to be last.... the information you share with them will be freshest in their minds

Dec 03, 2015 03:06 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

There are all kinds of theories on this.  If you are first and have a great presentation, why would they not hire you?  And as Debbie Reynolds said they should cancel the rest of the appts.  A

Dec 03, 2015 02:06 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
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I don't think it matters unless they are only talking to one agent.

Dec 03, 2015 11:05 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not seen an advantage one way or another

Dec 03, 2015 09:00 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the answer by Candice A. Donofrio 

Dec 03, 2015 08:59 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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if you have a "top shelf" presentation, it doesn't matter....if we're first, everyone else needs to meet or beat us.... if we're last, they had better have had a strong presentation.... that's the bottom line.... just be strong.

Dec 03, 2015 10:25 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I've heard that also.  Personally I don't think it makes a difference.

Dec 03, 2015 09:23 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not think it matters.

Dec 03, 2015 08:45 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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I would think that statistically like many things in life, that being first is best.

Dec 03, 2015 05:37 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Paul,
What we do is different enough and compelling enough that I want to be first. If they do talk to one or two traditional listing appointments they call me back and list.

Dec 03, 2015 11:46 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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If the seller is going to interview more than one, I would like to be last.  I feel they would have the opportunity to ask me any questions they had from all the interviews and I will be the most helpful.  

Other than that I just do my best to secure the listing.  

I've only been on three appointments and got each. I'm sure the day will come where I get overlooked.. 

Dec 03, 2015 11:38 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

The majority of the times, it depends on who gets there first.

Dec 03, 2015 10:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Paul, I really do not think it matters. If we make the connection and trust is there ... it's there no matter when we get to the seller.

Dec 03, 2015 10:29 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

You know not to sound conceited but when they call me and I walk in and do my presentation it's a wrap

Dec 03, 2015 09:52 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Rarely is any other Realtor invited.  I'm pretty much guaranteed the listing when they call me.

Dec 03, 2015 09:40 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Hard to say. Sometimes it's the first and only one who gets the deal in that the seller decides the agent appears to be a safe bet.

Dec 03, 2015 09:06 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Or to follow up on that great conversation of the other day ( Roger D. Mucci ), it depends.

Dec 04, 2015 03:02 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Does it really matter?

How one got to the dining room table is more important than when they got there.  

If the appointment was the result of some 'out of the blue' real estate by accident, I would want to be first.

For those you have previous association, it really a matter of 'your listing to lose' than a first or last issue.

Dec 03, 2015 10:57 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

Supposedly

Dec 03, 2015 10:52 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Paul. I think first come first serve in most cases.

Dec 03, 2015 06:06 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

If you get there first you have an opportunity, anyone that follows may not get a chance.

Dec 03, 2015 11:45 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually I'm the only one they call so I really can't say if being first matters.

Dec 03, 2015 11:41 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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I don't know.  I go on listing appointments to leave with the listing.

Dec 03, 2015 10:06 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Personally,  when I was a client it was all in how the agent presented himself/herself regardless of if they were first or last.  

Dec 03, 2015 09:16 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
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I am not sure. I think it depends onthe seller and the connection made by the first real estate professional.

Dec 03, 2015 09:10 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think it is more important to be honest and let them know your work ethic.

Dec 03, 2015 09:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It depends on the seller, some times i am the first agent in and leave with a signed contract. Other sellers want to talk to 6 agents. Then whether 1st or last, your presentation needs to stand out

Dec 03, 2015 08:59 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Sometimes, being the LAST one is best. If I really wanted the listing and knew there would be others . . . I'd ask to be last.

Dec 03, 2015 08:46 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I believe that being first is probably the best, but I have no facts to back that up.

Sep 04, 2016 03:35 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Paul - Considering most data shows that sellers will only interview one agent, I would say that being first is critical to getting the listing. If you know the seller is interviewing several agents, I would say it is best to be either first or last, as both have their advantages over being in any other position.

Dec 05, 2015 02:42 PM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

if you are hired on your merits it shouldn't matter

Dec 04, 2015 12:36 PM
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Bob Crane
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Based on a webinar that I watched with Verl Workman this week, it does matter, and matters a lot.

Dec 04, 2015 06:35 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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In my experience the listings I have gotten, I got there first.  Usually the seller seems to decide with the first one they meet.

Dec 04, 2015 06:30 AM