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Often I do preview to make sure the home is indeed just what my clients are looking for, rather than wasting their time. Photos can lie just as much as a listing agent.
Oro Valley, AZ
There are times when I preview properties. Sometimes there is no time for that!
Some times. Nost often i preview homes for buyers with little time and specific wants or needs. I do have other buyers who love looking and learn what they want, need or dont like by seeing homes.
If it's one of those hot-cake markets we all know you have to be first.
So, "YES" I will see is as soon as possible, often without the buyer.
Just this past Friday, while the swamp pictures were in progress, executed a purchase agreement on a 'hot-cake' house because I was at the head of the line for my buyer.
The good stuff goes FAST.
For the most part, I previewed every new listing as it came on the market so I didn't have to scramble to preview prior to showings. It's what made me a market expert. I realize this isn't realistic in bigger markets.
Whenever possible. In our current market, the first time it will be available to see may be an open house event or broker tour(with the public invited).
Sometimes - depends if/when my client is coming - but yes for all my out of state customers
Panama City, FL
Sometimes, but it's not that often.
Very rarely and only for out-of-town clients under specific circumstances.
Only when our buyer lives a distance away, and if we know EXACTLY what they are looking for.
Nina Hollander, Broker
Should really consider the intrusion factor of every agent in the area doing extra previews before showing their clients. Would you want that many extra people trailing through your home.
Generally there isn't enough time.
Our homes go too quickly to preview, the buyers need to be available as soon as a listing comes on the market. For the higher end, absolutely.
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Yes, whenever possible I try to do a walk through and get the statistics concerning the property. On short notice, however, I cannot always get to the home to see the inside before showing to the client. Here in Huntington Beach, California, the best properties are swept up by cash buyers rather swiftly. It is important to have my buyers ready for the deals that come and go before they even hit Zillow or Trulia.
Peter Mohylsky online, yes. In person - very rarely.
Usually I do quick previews before showing.
Sometimes but not always. Many showings are spontaneous and do not allow for this preparation but I do try to routinely review what is on the market.
Sometimes I do when it makes sense to do so. Properties are moving quickly here in my area. Buyers need to see right away or it is a lost opportunity.
I know my market pretty well. I do most of my previews during the week for new listings that I am unfamiliar with.
I'll look at the photos online first. If the buyer has very unique needs and the photos aren't helpful, then I might preview. Generally that doesn't happen anymore.
Only on rare occasions and typically for more high end clients.
Not routinely, but if I have an opportunity, yes.
Use to but the market is to fast now, I need them to go along or they may not get it.
Yes, if we have scheduled a client around Home Showings for a date and time. If we are 'out and about' and showing one home, and they see another that catches their eye, we are checking the Remarks section to see if it is vacant or occupied, with a CC to the Listing Agent. So in that case, we have not previewed Peter Mohylsky.
We always did, it made us so much better informed. A
I don't think that's done anymore....sad but true....I can remember previewing every home that hit the market.... knowing the product, sells the product....today, it's made easy with online marketing...video and slide shows.... virtual tours on mls....
Hell no, deciding against a property is not your job - it's the buyers job. I show them everything so they can see a good opportunity vs the others.
Anything that comes under my radar is examined by me
Not in our current market. No time for that.
No sir not yet
not usually - unless they are out of town and coming to look at a "short list"
Market moving to fast here for anything like that, usually go under contract on same day of listing.
Unless it is in an area I will be in no.
Yes, if I have the time and I think it is something that will fit their needs.
Not on a regular basis.
I used to, but I cover such a large area it got to be too time consuming. So for the most part I don't - although I do occasionally do previews for out of town buyers.