Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" (HomeSmart)

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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've had agents request help with showing homes in the past. There are a ton of reasons why someone who has a showing scheduled might all of a sudden need help. Things like illness, a broken ankle, a family emergency, etc.

I don't think anything is new or strange in terms of this.


Apr 15, 2021 07:03 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I will be glad to assist you.  Would you prefer to pay my hourly rate, or would you rather pay me a percentage of the commission at closing?

Apr 15, 2021 07:37 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

People are desperate to visit homes as soon as they come on the market. Waiting until later or tomorrow might be too late.

Apr 15, 2021 07:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have had to ask for help when a family emergency called me out of happens. Lack of planning or laziness is another matter.

Apr 15, 2021 08:04 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If circumstances dictate, I will be happy to assist. If it is a pattern, I would be happy to service the client as my customer, my commission!

Apr 16, 2021 04:14 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes. We use showing agents. Sometimes it isn't even about how busy you are. Getting a time slot to see a house can be challenging. Getting it for a time you're actually available to show the house is even more difficult. I work with a lot of people moving to the area. I also work with sellers. Sometimes, I need help because I have people in town and they overlap other scheduled appointments.

Apr 16, 2021 06:21 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It pays to have a network of agents ready to help with showings when we cannot.

Apr 16, 2021 06:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My agent had a broker ask if she could show her listing, but when the time came, she did get there.   We are seeing some showings being limited to 15 minutes, some 30 minutes.   She was coming from 45 min away.

Apr 16, 2021 06:07 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It really depends on who it is. In real life, you help your friends & they shouldn't think you work for free.

I've often found that the agents that want your help for $50 are usually at the basketball or baseball game. They are not prioritizing their business.  I won't prioritize theirs.

Apr 16, 2021 06:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

According to the local association, the real estate agent business is down nerly 67%.  I imagine there are agents who will do anything to keep the lights on. 
It should be noted that 'hiring' agent is making clear what the value of an agent really is, in their opinion. The agent accepting that 'gig' should come equipped with the appropriate signage.

Apr 16, 2021 06:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In our company which we ran, we were a team, and yes we would show for each other...A

Apr 15, 2021 09:23 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You get a listing and you practically live there until your offer deadline is met.

Apr 16, 2021 09:50 AM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Thanks all for the comments!

And yes it's true must of us will be willing to cover each other. But I'm seeing more and more request on Facebook and other places to asking for help in showing an agent's buyers. In fact I even found a showing service that was recommended by an agent; Showami | Showing Agent Service | Showing Agents on Demand

But I'm wondering were does the agent's (buyer's) fiduciary duty come in to play here!!!


Apr 16, 2021 08:09 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Stuff happens....Life happens 😬

Apr 15, 2021 08:19 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I will show my listings to other agent's buyers if the facts make sense.

Apr 17, 2021 09:13 AM
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

Starnge Times? Only if you've been under a rock with your careeer.

Busy agents always ask for help in our office.

Newer agents love to be busy - so they help and learn.

Not strange. Smart.

Apr 16, 2021 09:19 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I basically do what's in best interest of seller. If a buyer agent can't make it, but buyers can, I'll try to show it.

Apr 16, 2021 03:11 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

If you show you write and collect the paycheck right?

Apr 16, 2021 11:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

With COVID showing protocols in my state - showings are by appointment only and made by the buyer's agent ... appointment is confirmed when the 4 page COVID form is signed and received by the listing agent.  

By default, that means, buyers must be working with an agent willing to show the property. 

Apr 16, 2021 09:54 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Only in the oddest of circumstances has that ever occured in my office and generally a real family emergency situation.

Apr 16, 2021 09:18 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not sure if that is the case.  But I will assist someone if they need it.


Apr 16, 2021 08:33 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

As far as I have seen, agents often help each other out that way.

Apr 15, 2021 08:44 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's happened to me over the years.  Rare, but it does happen.

Apr 16, 2021 04:16 PM
Matt Kuchar
LoKation Real Estate - Fort Myers, FL
Licensed Broker in Florida and Colorado

Agent's showing homes for each other has been happening since the beginning of time.  I've helped agents and received help from others ever since getting into the business.  Paying an agent for their time makes the most sense.  Trading off showings is okay but is rarely equal since some agents are busier than others.  And sharing a commission for an hour's work is hardly fair to the agent who needs help.  I love the idea of a faster and easier way to get help when needed.  

Jun 10, 2022 12:20 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We have a lot of agents from other areas coming to our market and don't have the access to our electronic lockboxes yet...  They always need the listing agent's assistance for access.  

Apr 19, 2021 04:52 AM