Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have found this type of activity rare.   Unfortunately rudeness happens.  

May 30, 2017 01:32 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I haven't had that complaint Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, BUT agents that use "Coming Soon" signs have reported uninvited visitors

May 29, 2017 08:53 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It seems to happen more frequently. People just feeling free to walk around a house just because a has a sign out front. I instruct all my sellers not to let anyone in under no circumstances and tell them to call the Realtor. Rarely do actually do it. 

May 30, 2017 04:30 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm not aware that people peep into the windows of my listings. Whether it says appointment only or not, they should have an appointment or they are trespassing.

May 30, 2017 03:13 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Not yet.

May 29, 2017 09:24 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

My guess would be that it differs in various markets.  Personally, it would be poor manners to do that.  Privacy should be respected.  A

May 29, 2017 09:15 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Not around here.  Most would be looking at the business end of a shotgun

May 30, 2017 04:22 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Have not come across this in our market. 

May 30, 2017 03:27 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

May 30, 2017 02:05 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not experienced that Paul

May 30, 2017 06:51 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

OMG... that's never happened.... and it had better stay that way....

May 30, 2017 06:08 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

You can't imagine what I've seen over the years & recently I've sold a home I was in & it was awful. People just drive up & do the 'I was in the area' stuff or go to the back of the house & start looking in windows. Tracks in the snow verify that.

I guess they think it's a department store window?

May 30, 2017 04:43 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It's happened, and I know of cases where the the peekers will think twice before they ever do it again. No, a sign is not an open invitation, but some people think it is. If a seller is having propblems, add a few of these scary peepers on the inside, and put a scarewolf rug on the front porch. http://www.scarypeeper.com/

May 30, 2017 03:54 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, those habits.... die hard!

May 29, 2017 09:47 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 have not had this issue, but have heard others have experienced it.

Jun 01, 2017 06:02 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never been aware of this kind of activity.

May 31, 2017 11:26 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Haven't seemed to have trouble with it much, but I know it happens.  -Kasey

May 30, 2017 09:16 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I have not heard that being a problem. I do have one bold client that will go kock on doors.

May 30, 2017 09:08 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't usually see this occur but like Michael Jacobs said there is always rudeness.

May 30, 2017 07:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did with one listing and...Appointment only...means absolutley nothing

May 30, 2017 06:47 PM
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shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

At least once a day I have to ask "what is wrong with people"!!! lol

Why do they think this is even ok?????

May 30, 2017 06:02 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

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

May 30, 2017 10:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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people are always curious

May 30, 2017 09:40 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never seen this. 

May 30, 2017 09:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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I can't say it has happened lately. That take some real chutzpa

May 30, 2017 08:01 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It happens occasionally, more on vacant homes than occupied. Neighbors usually call me to complain more than homeowners.

May 30, 2017 07:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I hear of people doing that, that is just wrong.

 

May 30, 2017 07:08 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have peeped with my cash buyer...

May 30, 2017 06:43 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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In many areas For Sale signs are an invitation for thieves!

May 30, 2017 06:16 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, No issues here.

May 30, 2017 06:08 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No, not really! 

May 30, 2017 05:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No, It is not. However, we cannot fix stupid or rude.

May 30, 2017 05:40 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 have in the past, but not that often.

May 30, 2017 05:26 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is rare, but does happen. I let all my sellers know that potential buyers could knock, could peep or just stop and stare.

May 30, 2017 05:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have not experienced this problem; however, would not surprise me.

May 30, 2017 05:07 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Some years ago, for a very short time, worked with buyers from NJ.

A for sale sign, for them, was an invitation to walk around the house, check out the back yard, then decide if they want to go inside...............

.......without an appointment.

To my knowledge, there have been no reports of such behavior from others over the following years.

May 30, 2017 04:57 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

If it has happened to any of my occupied listings, I am unaware, but it would not surprise me in the least.  It used to happen frequently during the REO days, as if no one owned the properties.

May 30, 2017 04:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That never has been a problem in Oklahoma City.

May 30, 2017 04:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

That is a rare occurance.

May 30, 2017 04:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have that problem a lot with a rural listing

May 29, 2017 09:43 PM