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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Nobody wants to drive with me. I don't want to drive with me.

Dec 27, 2015 08:43 PM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

Always want the decision maker with me, lots to talk about between houses such as areas, school districts, etc, and bonding. If its a family with kids, they can drive but i have the husband and wife take turns driving with me.

Dec 27, 2015 10:57 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I usually prefer to drive the buyer in my car.  Occasionally they follow me, but that is not my preference.  It is more relaxing for me to discuss their likes and dislikes after viewing each home.

Dec 27, 2015 08:06 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Whatever works.  If they have kids with them, they drive their own car.

Dec 27, 2015 07:57 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

It really varies. Some clients want to drive their own car. If it's tough to get there, they might climb into mine. Often we just meet there. No hard and fast rule. Sometimes I preview, like today, and no one else shows up.

Dec 27, 2015 01:33 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I like to get them in my car and talk in between houses Fred.

Dec 27, 2015 12:17 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I meet them then they can follow. Once I had buyers ride with me only because they were friends of a friend. I like riding with them and talking about their likes, dislikes and different areas but I'm more comfortable just meeting.

Dec 27, 2015 11:43 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No I don't put buyers in my car - I have them follow me - 

Dec 27, 2015 11:43 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

yes Fred Griffin we drive them more control.  my partner drives and I focus on where we are going and the questions firing from the back seat.

Dec 27, 2015 11:04 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 have done it all three ways, but if I get any bad feelings in my gut, I don't get into their car.

Dec 27, 2015 10:57 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do all of the above depending on the buyer. Most buyers however like riding in their own cars and following me.

Dec 27, 2015 10:56 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

They meet me or follow me to the location.  No riding allowed.  It is an accepted method around here.

Dec 27, 2015 10:47 AM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Fred, what ever best suits the ocassion.  Seems we can tell what the clients preferences are and what will work best for all.  Mark

Dec 27, 2015 10:42 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The more time spent together, the more time i have to make it happen.

Dec 27, 2015 09:01 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I never let them drive, that will never happen. Most buyers drive their own car, unless they are relocation client.

Dec 27, 2015 08:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to drive my own car. 

Dec 27, 2015 08:51 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Whether I put a buyer in my car depends on the situation. Sometimes I have them in my car and others following me at the same time. I can't remember the last time I was in a buyer's car, however. If they are relocation clients, they mostly ride with me so we can talk about their move, the city, neighborhoods, etc.

Dec 27, 2015 08:22 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have always preferred to have prospects in my car unless they have children with them.

Dec 27, 2015 08:07 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I have seen agents do it both ways. Sometimes the agents ride in their car.

Dec 27, 2015 05:37 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Meet at the houses of mutual interest.

Dec 27, 2015 01:26 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Flexible, but mainly meet at the properties in separte vehicles.

Dec 27, 2015 11:28 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Only once have I ridden with the buyers.  They had a great big 4 wheel drive vehicle on a snowy day.  99.9% of the time, the buyers follow me in their vehicle.  They seem to like having alone time to talk about what they've seen.

Dec 27, 2015 11:20 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

No and No. I let the buyers follow me to listings. To much liability now a days. 

Dec 27, 2015 10:43 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

I'd say 90% of the time they follow me. I find that it helps them discuss without pressure what they really thought of the house and by the next home we either can let it go or keep it. 

Jan 04, 2016 02:46 AM
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Adam Elswick
Keller Williams Premier Ohio Sales Team - Brunswick, OH
Just call Adam

I never do any of the above. We all take our own separate vehicles, it's too much of a liability. Additionally, safety is my biggest concern. You never know who you are truly getting in the vehicle with and their driving habits or standards. Last thing I want is to have to sue someone or worse, get sued, when I could have avoided the situation in the first place. I also like them to feel the pain of having to drive from showing to showing, they seem to appreciate my hard work even more.

Dec 30, 2015 08:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not even remember when I was driving a buyer in my car. Only if the parking is an issue, otherwise, they follow me.

Dec 28, 2015 04:00 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin rarely, I have been in buyer's car (shows how close I am to my referrals!).

Barring few, they drive their cars to the location - and I do mine!

Dec 28, 2015 03:46 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have let buyers show me around. I will get in their car. But mainly these days, I end up meeting buyers and we are in our own cars. I like that. Although I will take buyers around, too. I kind of enjoy playing tour guide. 

Dec 28, 2015 03:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have done some of all

Dec 28, 2015 12:50 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I let buyers ride or follow and I would NEVER get in the car with buyers

Dec 28, 2015 12:30 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Generally we take our own vehicles, unless it is a real backcountry property and then I will ride on one of their atv's.

 

Dec 28, 2015 10:44 AM
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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

Fred,

I think mine is answer 53 and counting. I’m with Joan Dickie, I want the buyers to follow me so:

# 1 They have time to talk plainly without me overhearing.

 

# 2 I have time to return calls to other clients, lenders, title companies, etc.

Dec 28, 2015 09:31 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Unless they want to drive by themselves I prefer they ride with me.

Dec 28, 2015 05:40 AM
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Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Unless the buyer does not have a car, I will let him/her ride with me. 

Dec 28, 2015 05:14 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Most of the time I let them take their own vehicle.  It just depends on the buyer and the situation.  I usually don't ever ride with them.  

Dec 28, 2015 03:45 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still put them in my car that I can talk to them and get closer to what they are thinking.

Dec 28, 2015 03:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I rarely will go into the buyers car, but I do like them coming with me in my car.

Dec 28, 2015 03:17 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I drive, if possible.  I know where we are going and can spend time talking to my buyers while we are looking at homes. Good for relationship building!

Dec 28, 2015 03:16 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It is easier to sell someone when they are in your car, but I wouldn't put a stranger in my car unless I had a second person.  If they have kids, pets, child seats... they follow in their car.  I have to know and trust them before getting in their car (and to some extent with my car too).

Dec 28, 2015 01:42 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Depends on the situation!  1-3 houses they follow.  More than that I usually will drive unless there is not a starting and ending point that makes sense.

Dec 28, 2015 12:03 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.  Typically, the first time they are seeing properties with me or they are relocating and only in the area for a limited time.

Most times - especially if we are only seeing one or two properties.

I have riden along with buyers.  This would likely occur when they have a young child and special seating is required.  

Dec 27, 2015 11:49 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Generally let them decide. About 50/50.

Dec 27, 2015 11:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Buyer in my car is my preference. With people with kids and car seats, sometimes you have to ride with them

Dec 27, 2015 11:15 PM
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Charity Timmens
Keller Williams - Arvada, CO
First time home buyers, sellers, Veterans

I take buyers in my car alot.  If they prefer to drive, then that is their right.  I never get into their car.  Besides being a safety issue, I like to be in control, since I am the one showing the houses.

Dec 27, 2015 11:10 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I want them in my car.  I want to know what they have to say.  I want to ask question and hear their answers.

Dec 27, 2015 10:42 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I prefer to have the buyers in my car, so I know where their preferences are with the homes shown.   If they have kids and car seats, they may follow, and have gotten into their car a few times.

Dec 27, 2015 10:30 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Fred Griffin ...if I am after intimacy to build rapport, they ride with me. If it is all biz, I will meet them there

Dec 27, 2015 10:28 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

Separate vehicles.

Dec 27, 2015 10:23 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

well fred, i have a habit of passing gas a lot.... so i like to break wind in my own car..no one wants to ride with me lol.... my opinion is take your own ride...but there are circumstances where not possible or needed..

Dec 27, 2015 10:11 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would prefer they ride with me -- it's more efficient than following. Otherwise, they can follow. I will NEVER get in a buyer's car and let them drive. A local couple did that and the buyer freaked out and kicked them out of the car at an intersection. Besides that, I'm a terrible passenger. :D

Dec 27, 2015 09:58 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I prefer to meet buyers at a home however if they are from out of a town, a relocation buyer or even an older person or couple who doesnt drive i will drive them.

Dec 27, 2015 09:57 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Seems like more and more drivers are preferring to drive their own cars. Yesterday I showed a buyer with 2 kids a few townhouses. They drove. I don't keep car seats in my car. Also, my car insurance would need to be upgraded to cover carrying passengers on a regular basis for business related driving. It can also depend on location of property buyers want to see and where they live. I actually had to tell a buyer I couldn't help him because he lived 15 minutes S of me. The property he wanted to see was 5 minutes from his house. Yet he wanted me to meet him at our office in McLean which is over 1 hour East. Then take him back to show him a house he could have walked to.

Dec 27, 2015 09:56 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

These days everyone is on their own. Unless it is a buyer on the beach with no car and they want me to take them around.

Dec 27, 2015 09:39 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have had a major shift take place during the years. Now it is rare for a consumer to be in my car.

Dec 27, 2015 09:32 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

my agents have them take their own car..... unless it's a transferee and then they drive them around.... however, it rarely happens, since we are listing agents....

Dec 27, 2015 09:32 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

The buyers I work with now are looking in the communities I market..always meet them at the listing..never see more than a few at a time.

Dec 27, 2015 09:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Prefer buyer rides with me.

If they have an entourage or kids, the travel in their own ride.

Have never ridden with the buyer. That requires too many tools to be left in the car and my mobile security, Sasquatch. does not advise such action either.

Dec 27, 2015 09:09 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

No.

Yes.

Never...

Dec 27, 2015 09:06 PM
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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

I usually have them follow in their car, it gives us a bread in between showings.

Dec 27, 2015 12:29 PM