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

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff --- HMM....shortest is a turnaround once stepping inside and I've had clients who have spent an hour in a house.  That initial time out looking at homes with buyers can be a real eye-opener --- if inventory allows I like to include some easy-to-see and/or vacant homes in the mix.   

May 18, 2015 06:35 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

approximately an hour and a half.  And a nano second.  We opened the door and clients took one step in as I held the door and spun around on the their heels and came right back out.  They proclaimed "it stinks" and we left.  The hour and half buyers made an offer the next day.

May 18, 2015 03:06 PM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

i dont know about the longest maybe 20 min, the shortest was less than 10 seconds i think we could of died of the smell of the home .

May 18, 2015 01:42 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

About one hour, provided the showing schedule allowed it.


The shortest; as fast as it took me to drive by without stopping.

May 19, 2015 12:51 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It varies.  If they're serious buyers it can take a while.  IF they're not serious I try to get them out ASAP. 

May 19, 2015 12:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

oh, how I hate those memories but I'm thankful working buyers didn't last long for me.... there was one bank owned property that was a massive contemporary on 15 acres of land.... I could have had two meals there one day!!!!

May 18, 2015 09:43 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I see I'm traveling with a similar group of people. NEXT!

May 18, 2015 09:18 PM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

Longest was 1.5 hrs and the shortest was driving pulling up to the home and the client not even getting out of the car and saying "let's pass on this one". 

May 18, 2015 08:49 PM
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

An hour for longest and quickest they never got out of the car. LOL.  Goes to show curb appeal lol

May 18, 2015 03:37 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

About an hour - at the end of it, Jeff Dowler CRS the buyer said, I knew I did not like it!

On the other hand, recently, we just looked the home from outside and the buyers decided not to even venture to go in!

May 18, 2015 03:29 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

3 1/2 hours and never got out of the car.

May 18, 2015 11:42 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Longest time is probably 30 minutes; shortest is about 30 seconds.

May 18, 2015 11:34 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

31 minutes for the longest 1st visit.

The shortest is a decision that the inside most likely would be equivalent to the outside so 'Next' was the response.

May 18, 2015 09:32 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

An hour and a half and about 10 seconds....  

May 18, 2015 09:30 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Well over an hour for a home they kept saying wasn't going to work for them.  

And, for those where we opened the door, just one peek without stepping inside and saying no.

Dec 18, 2018 06:45 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

45 minutes

1 minute

Dec 21, 2017 07:26 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I match Tammy Lankford on this one, Jeff. My hour-and-a-half clients made an offer the following day (closed in 30 days) and my nano-second buyers just said "no way!" so I called the listing agent with an excuse and we left.

May 25, 2015 06:29 AM
Victor Quiroz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DTLA Regional Office - Los Angeles, CA
Top of the line service, bottom line results!

The longest period of time a buyer of mine has spent in a home they saw for the first time was around 40 minutes. The buyer really liked the home but he spent most of the time in the house taking pictures and drawing out how he would remodel the property. Long showing but no deal came of it. Turns out we helped him buy a home that didnt need any remodeling.

The shortest time a buyer has spent in a home with me was a family who had stressed the importance of finding a fixer upper because the wanted a steal of a deal. These buyers were HGTV fanatics but had never flipped or flopped in their lives. I took them to a few major fixers and one home in particular looked like kids and/or transients had thrown a Project X party and completely destroyed the home.... And worst part it smelled like feces. I opened the door, took a peek inside, saw the disaster, unfortunately inhaled the rancid air and decided to wait on the front porch. The buyers went in and came out in less than 30 seconds. #TrueStory

May 22, 2015 02:11 AM
David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

I think we did about 1.5 hours on one.  That was tough on me.

Shortest - we pull up and the wife says, NO, lets go to the next one.  

May 19, 2015 05:38 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Close to 2 hours, the shortest would be "keep driving" as we are preparing to stop to view a property.

May 19, 2015 04:05 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never timed those long showings but I have encouraged them to move along to get to the next property on the schedule.

The shortest time is when they did not want to enter the house.


May 19, 2015 02:29 AM
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

Longest about 45 minutes & shortest was 30 seconds because the buyer didn't even want to go in by judging the outside

May 19, 2015 02:06 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Longest 45 minutes and shortest 10 minutes

May 19, 2015 01:58 AM