John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That sounds more like an interrogation. If I am working as buyers agent absolutely I will give them all the information. If it is just a prospect I will explain that by being their agent I can give them everything they need to know and work for them. Then they have ot make a decision.

Jan 08, 2016 11:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

If they want all this information a meeting is required and a relationship entered into with a commitment to use me as their agent.

Jan 08, 2016 10:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Mosier - my first question to a buyer on my listing is - are  they working with any agent or not. If they are working with another agent, I an off the hook!

If not, let's meet - discuss how I can help them buy the home. Are they pre-approved or not.

And then comes the answers to such questions....

Jan 09, 2016 03:12 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't know the questions to some of them however I know how to get them or where to refer them to for the answers they are seeking.

Jan 08, 2016 12:12 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have properties like that. I will send an info packet via e-mail with FAQs and expert resources. What requires 'experts' I mark 'contact the expert' The Qs you have there would almost all require an 'expert' and they can make those inquiries for themself--or I will assist as their buyer agent during a transaction.
PS. Do you get 'em asking for city sewer and water on some of those bugout lots? Those Californians! HA

Jan 08, 2016 10:01 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

some of these questions are not ones we should be answering. 

Jan 08, 2016 09:48 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Some of these are easy to defer to the listing agent and can be researched beyond that during escrow due diligence.  

Jan 08, 2016 09:45 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes best to point them toward the sources of the answers rather than directly answering some of these.

Mar 26, 2019 08:15 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - I can see your predicament. It sounds like you guide most people to your website for many of the answers in your FAQ section. I think that is a good idea, and would probably weed out many who really are not that serious. After that, I would think that you should be asking them a few questions as well. If they are open and answer your questions, then you are building a relationship, and can answer some additional questions of theirs. Eventually you will reach a point where you know they are serious, and they will be trusting enough of you to probably sign an agency agreement.

Jan 10, 2016 02:33 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The typical questions I get are around HOAs, what work was done, beds/baths/price and basic stuff.  They don't always see the online site, sometimes they're right infront of the house calling from the sign.


I answer what I can.  If I can't I advise them to contact someone more approrpriate.  For example the shooting question, that I'd refer to a lawyer (cops don't always know).

Jan 09, 2016 11:38 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Ask on!  I'll do my best to answer any and all questions.  A good answer sometimes is "I don't know"

Jan 09, 2016 03:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes ... as long as I know that buyer is committed to working with me and not just milking me of my time and knowledge.

Jan 09, 2016 02:44 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

ALL is like Always or Never.   

So I would say It Depends.

Jan 09, 2016 02:24 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I tell them I can't transfer 3rd party information but I will send them in the direction where to look and provide phone numbers.  AS soon as we give them incorrect information we become liable.

Jan 09, 2016 02:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Several of your questions do not come up in our urban market.

Jan 09, 2016 12:22 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Debbie Reynolds nailed this one.

Jan 08, 2016 11:53 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

That is why I don’t deal in dirt. I don’t envy you.

Jan 08, 2016 11:22 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Mosier Let's meet and I will be happy to go over and answer all of your questions.

Jan 08, 2016 10:54 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes you just have to be the source for the source and leave it at that!

Jan 08, 2016 09:17 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will provide resources for some answers.

Jan 08, 2016 09:02 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Be the source for the source - not the source - unless you already know the answer (for certain) or it's within the scope of the license...

Jan 08, 2016 08:56 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I answer all I can, if I don't know I find out.

Jan 08, 2016 07:28 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. I will answer any questions that I am certain that I know, otherwise I let them know, I'll get them an answer if I can.

Jan 08, 2016 06:09 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Yes. I also address them in the report if they are pertinent.

Jan 08, 2016 05:43 PM
Toronto, ON

Some questions are better referred to other types of people such as lawyers, home inspectors, the municipality, etc.

Jan 08, 2016 05:38 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We always try and do a Buyers Consultation Session BEFORE viewing homes with them !

Jan 08, 2016 03:32 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Nop......Read the disclosures.....

If you want to submit an offer have buyer sign all of them by next Wed....

We have 0.3-.5 month inventory here in sunny CA. Mostly buyers few sellers. It has been this way on and off for many years.... No land or lots left either.....


Jan 08, 2016 01:25 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If I have the answers, I do.  If I don't, I'll send them to someone who knows.

Jan 08, 2016 01:08 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have had serious and joke "buyers". If they are for real I try and answer their questions.

Jan 08, 2016 12:56 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Many times I say, "that's not a Tammy Question", but let me tell you who you will call to find out.

Jan 08, 2016 11:19 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

No, I wouldn't answer all of those questions.  It stresses me just thinking about them. 

Jan 08, 2016 11:09 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

A competent listing agent should have all those questions already pre-answered. Those are common sense questions for anybody looking for rural properties. I'd also be asking about native grasses, soil makeup, and how many animal units per acre will the land support.

Jan 08, 2016 10:58 AM
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

Many of those questions I would not answer for fear of the liability. You have to be so careful these days, you would hate to possibly mis-lead or mis-represent.

Jan 08, 2016 10:53 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't answer all the questions. I give the buyer the resource to get his/her own answer. 

Jan 08, 2016 10:34 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...sometimes I tell the client here to find the answer

Jan 08, 2016 10:16 AM