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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

That usually backfires for me ! They fall in love with something they can not have !

Feb 11, 2016 12:18 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This has happened to me lately, and called the listing agent, and did get in.

Feb 12, 2016 09:46 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

If my clients wants to I will ask but not until my client understands all the ins and outs of doing so

Feb 11, 2016 10:48 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have to agree with Michael Perry on this one!

Feb 11, 2016 08:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela it all depends on the interest the buyers have in this property.

Feb 11, 2016 03:20 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if it's pending no I don't show it.  If it's expired I always try to go ahead and show it.  "off market" can mean different things.

Feb 11, 2016 01:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, while there is other interest in the property my negotiating position is rather poor.  I have bought some after the original deal fell through, but I did not get interested until the right time.

Feb 11, 2016 12:43 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes. I call the listing agent and ask about the offer and what they can tell me. If it's one my buyers really want, I would show it and educate my buyers about the situation. It's up to the buyers whether they want to make a backup offer. 

Feb 11, 2016 11:37 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There is plenty of inventory in my market so most buyers do not want to bother with back up offers and want ot move on. I let the buyer make the call.

Feb 11, 2016 10:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. I would not do that.  I would tell my client that I will email the LA and ask them to let me know if they foresee any issues with transaction ... then we write a backup if my clients have not found something else.

Feb 11, 2016 10:20 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No.  I don't think it's a good thing to play with my buyer's emotions.  

Feb 11, 2016 09:27 AM
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

Definitely - just showed 2 this afternoon. I still want to walk through w/my buyer, if it's perfect, then I know exactly what to look for. Or put in a backup. Deals fall through all the time...

Feb 11, 2016 09:08 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I'd ask the buyer if they are still interested in seeing it.  If so, I'd show it if possible.

Feb 11, 2016 08:56 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


That is how I purchased the house in which I currently live.

The listing agent should recognize this as the BEST way to keep the primary buyer from doing something stupid.

Feb 11, 2016 07:58 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No, I dont show properties that are Active Contingent and no longer available.  I also dont show houses that are not for sale, not built yet, etc...If the client "loved" it, then we should have got in there sooner.   In rare cases I have shown, it fell thru and we made an offer.  Not a big fan of back up offers either, if it falls thru, come back with an offer and get the best deal I can for the buyer I represent.

Feb 11, 2016 05:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I would definitely talk to the listing agent, and see if they are taking back up offers.  A

Feb 11, 2016 05:39 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I would call to find out what is going on and act accordingly. 

Feb 11, 2016 04:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would speak to the listing agent and depending on the circumstances I might.

Feb 11, 2016 04:14 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends if my buyer is really interested I would contact agent and offer a back up contract once my client understood the situation.  

Feb 11, 2016 03:17 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Depends on how much my clients want that property. If they want to make a backup offer then yes, I call.

Feb 11, 2016 02:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  If it's off the market with a real offer, then there is no point in showing it.  I'd call the agent and feel them out about the offer.  I've had people show my listings after calling me and being told the offer is solid.  So much to the point where I took the keysafe off!  It was stupid and I filed them under "idiot" in my rolodex.

Feb 11, 2016 02:05 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Sounds like it has an accepted offer and all contingencies have been removed so I would move on.

Feb 11, 2016 01:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'd explain the situation and if buyers REALLY are interested I would inquire about the status of the contract. Some agents, especially if escrow seems shaky, and sellers says OK, will allow showings. But it might simply better to move on

Feb 11, 2016 01:52 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela As long as the buyer's understand they may not get the property.

Feb 11, 2016 01:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. Move on to another property.

Feb 11, 2016 01:35 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends on why it went off the market. Is it no longer for sale? or did it go under contract?

Feb 11, 2016 01:29 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

That's up to my Buyers but I will always ask if they're willing to see it. You never know how the transaction might head if you do't give it a try.

Feb 11, 2016 01:14 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

listing agents like backup offers....if I were a buyer's agent, I'd be on to the next showings....

Feb 11, 2016 01:04 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Men fall in love with some women who are just married to another person.

I get yelled at properties they did not want to see until it is gone. How come you did not show me this and that.  Go away! 

Feb 11, 2016 12:50 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I would make the call to the listing agent. 

Feb 11, 2016 12:47 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would call the agent to find out why it was taken off the market - either they decided not to move, or they have an accepted purchase agreement.  That would determine if it was available to show, to begin with . . . William Feela

Feb 11, 2016 12:03 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Only if our buyers really wanted to see it...

Feb 10, 2016 11:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I try and often do for comparison and back up possibilities

Feb 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Sure! Deals fall out all the time, and a backup in place is good for all. I would not stop looking, though - and don't forget to withdraw the backup if you go UC with another home.

Feb 10, 2016 11:36 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Move on to the next home.

Feb 10, 2016 11:34 PM