Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Praful takes care of this - I just help him.

Jul 23, 2018 09:47 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I showed 5 homes and we made an offer, we lost. The next day I showed 17 houses starting 9 in the morning until 8 that night and the very last house we bought and the client has lived there for 12 years.

I had some long term clients who had bought and sold 3 homes with me over 5 years. I knew them! He was an Army Ranger and was transferred to Georgia and I thought that that was the end.

They called and told me, GUESS WHAT we are coming back find us a home. I sent them some listings and they told me. We trust you, we want the house on Central, get it done! 

I did the home inspection; all of the repairs and one month later I met them at the house with the keys and a bottle of champagne. Thanks for the Happy memory!

Mar 13, 2015 02:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Unless they are ready to buy today I refer them.

Dec 14, 2019 07:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, I may have a record going on - written 20 offers and must have shown 100+ homes!

Jul 26, 2018 09:04 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have sold ones sight unseen.  I've also lost count of the most, but it took around three years (not constantly showing though).

Jun 10, 2018 06:34 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Jeff, my personal record is 82 showings within a six month period to very delightful, first time home buyers.  They just love their new home!!!

Mar 15, 2015 05:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff -- as long as they buy -- I typically don't count.  When I show lots and there is no sale --- I wish I could forget the number.  

I have had some clients take more than a year to buy.  Of course, they are not out looking every day --- very specialized search typically.

The least number is two.  But I have told a story of a client who bought the first house I showed him but he needed to see about 30 or so more before he made the decision to buy --- obviously, that was in more of a buyers' market than in our current extreme sellers' market.

I have not yet sold a property without the buyer seeing it --- I have heard reports that it has happened.   

Mar 14, 2015 04:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Evelyn Johnston  - ha ha, sounds like it.

Debbie Reynolds  - that's another good story. Don't you hate wasting time like that?


Mar 14, 2015 10:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Noah Seidenberg - Ha ha. Yep that does happen. You just never know. Some people seem so committed and really aren't and some flaky people can move right along. What I don;t get is people who months or more looking at houses and going to Opens and never buy. Professional lookers I guess

Jill Murty, Realtor  - oh, my, that is an unpleasant story. What a waste of time


Mar 14, 2015 09:42 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Paul Henderson  - you have had quite a range of experiences!

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  - my longest is about 3 years from out of state. No sight unseen - I agree, it would make me a bit nervous

Patricia Kennedy - I have had 3 people buy the first home we saw, one being my daughter (and no, Dad did not influence LOL). Most is around 75 over 1.5 years during the short sale/REO heyday.


Mar 14, 2015 09:39 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Still showing one client from 4 years ago.  Out of state and obviously in no hurry.  Has become a good friend so time spent looking around the same as having a dinner together etc.  I have sold one home sight unseen.  Felt a lot of extra pressure.  Not from client but for my own concious and worry that I had not shown everything that would help him make sight unseen decision.  Much more work on my part...created by myself not his request.  Mark

Mar 14, 2015 05:42 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jeff, the least was 1.  That I remember because it happened once!

The most?  Let's just say it was more than the 3 homes that HouseHunters gives buyers to look at!  But I don't think I've hit one in the triple digits yet.

Mar 14, 2015 03:49 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

What is the sign for infinity Jeff Dowler CRS You show a bunch of house and learn that the person is not committed. You show more and feel like quitting only to think that the day you fire that buyer they buy something from someone else on the first showing. I wish I could physic out this game.

Mar 13, 2015 02:30 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When I first started out, a couple ran me around like crazy.  I showed them dozens and dozens of houses.  They'd ask me a million questions about each property even though it was out of the question for either husband or wife.

It was happening again.  The wife hated the property, but questions were flying at me.  

I stopped them and asked if they planned on living together.  What?!  They said of course they were.  I said "She ain't living there.  She hates that place!"  That solved that problem.  

We eventually found the house they both loved.  We opened escrow.  They told their financial planner, who talked them out of buying the house and instead investing more money with him.  And that's what they did. 

Mar 13, 2015 01:26 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, never sight unseen, but the first one on more than one occassion. I would say my longest serious search was about six months.  I was more serious than they were.

Mar 13, 2015 12:43 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I once showed a couple about 60 homes over several weeks. They never bought and I realized they probably never would buy when they lived out of a camper for 8 weeks and said they were very comfortable and actually liked it.

Mar 13, 2015 12:30 PM