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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've seen one showing and an offer written !!  always my favorite, and I like being the listing agent.... I'll leave the buying side to others...

Jul 20, 2016 09:28 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It could go from 1 hour to 50. Depends on the buyer. WIth a shortage of homes for sale, many do their homework before so when we see a home, they already know they love the area and the exterior. I write many offers on the first showing. 

Jul 20, 2016 09:40 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When I am in buying mode we will spend about 5 hours out checking out the prospects then head back to my  office to write up a few offers.

I suspect that others are more selective, take more time and write less offers.

But for me it is always a business transaction, and I don't like to waste my time or my agent's time.


Jul 20, 2016 06:38 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - working smartly, it has come down from about 50 hours to 15 (and then, rest of the time during the transaction.)

Jul 20, 2016 03:37 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Mine are all over the map - and with the inventory shortage things get skewed.

Jul 20, 2016 03:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Couldn't give you an average. I have had a couple of buyers write after less than 2 hours, but others where it's been dozens

Jul 20, 2016 03:22 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

There are some who look at 2 homes and make an offer and get to closing in 6 weeks and there are others who look at dozens of homes and never make an offer. Some buyers will spend 40 minutes in a house and others will spend 4. Some buyers need to see the house 2 or 3 times before they make an offer. 

Too many variables to give you a real answer. Sorry!

Jul 20, 2016 10:02 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

All over the map. Sometimes quick, sometimes an arduous task!

Jul 20, 2016 10:01 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No such number... I've sold property to people to whom I've shown two homes; I've sold property to people to whom I've shown one home; and then I've sold property to people to whom I've shown two dozen homes over a longer period of time.

Jul 20, 2016 09:42 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Jul 20, 2016 09:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know the average. Our contract is very long.

Jul 20, 2016 09:23 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Depends. First home buyer can take many hours before they are ready.

With internet, price etc. often the clients say I think I will to make an offer and wanted to see the neighborhood..

Jul 20, 2016 02:51 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There is no stock answer. Some buyers look at only two or three homes then make an offer and others look for weeks and still haven't found the right home. 

Jul 21, 2016 02:26 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes it can be a few hours with one trip and I have had those that went 4 years before it all worked out

Jul 21, 2016 08:11 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

0.5 to 3 is my range.  0.5 is from people who want to see one of my listings and write on it with me.

Jul 21, 2016 06:59 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It varies by buyers.  Some may take years.  I like the ones where it's one day and we write an offer.

Jul 21, 2016 03:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have never calculated an overall average but I do think it depends on the market and the buyer.   As long as I feel there is a good chance that a buyer will write a contract that can be accepted and can close, I'm in until a Rubensque lady or man is still singing.  

Jul 21, 2016 02:21 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Too Darn Many. I spend on average 4-5 hours when I am showing property to buyers. That does not necessarily equate to an offer ... or an offer being accepted.  It is why, buyers are not my thing these days. 

Jul 20, 2016 11:58 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

That is a great question. I would say on average 4-6 hours.

Jul 20, 2016 11:50 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hard to answer that,  If I preview because I know what they want not long.

Jul 20, 2016 11:47 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It varies and there is no set time allotment rule.

Jul 20, 2016 11:17 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Takes me about 1-2 usually but I've done my homework before I show

Jul 20, 2016 11:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Boy..I'd say it depends. With our inventory shortage the time is less (as long as they are willing to accept what is on the market at a given time).

Jul 20, 2016 10:31 PM
Toronto, ON

Each buyer is different.  Accordingly, I have not never calculated such a metric.

Jul 20, 2016 10:22 PM