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

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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 never done this, as if I have a weird feeling around this person, I just do not show.

May 20, 2015 12:39 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Actually I rarely do as most of my clients are referrals or past clients. I wouldn't want to insult the referrals but I do want to be safe. It is a fine balance.

May 20, 2015 11:34 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I take photo's of licesne plates and E-Mail them right away.

May 20, 2015 01:15 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good idea.  I worked in Los Angeles, and we did not do that.  We usually met our clients at office buildings, or stores, or in their offices.  The only "iffy" places where we had a listing was in Venice as it was being gentrified.  I always made sure that either Ron with me, or our 3rd degree black belt Taikwondo agent, to show the property.  We worked in the luxury arena, so danger was not on our minds.  A

May 20, 2015 08:51 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No, I don't.

But I do bring along Sam, by Sasquatch personal protection system.

May 20, 2015 10:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know they say we should, but I never go out with "strangers" so I don't in general.

May 20, 2015 09:14 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

No, but I certainly trust my intuition after meeting them to consider whether I would like to work with them.

May 20, 2015 10:26 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No...but from recent posts, I'm learning that perhaps I should!

May 20, 2015 10:11 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

No I do not.  Usually I have a relationship with the person I am going out with to show property. 

May 21, 2015 09:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't done that but without a pre-qualification with a lender of my approval I don't work with them. FYI, I have a buyers agent who takes over the showings.

May 21, 2015 12:47 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, but I am going to have them come to the office first before we start looking.  I want to pre approve them emotionally.

May 21, 2015 12:39 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I take photos of their photo ID  as part of the mortgage application process, but not aware that any of my Realtor partners do that.

May 20, 2015 07:10 PM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

great question Paul , no i dont but 90 percent of my clients are referals from past clients and lenders , the rest i created by talking to them some place ;less than 1 pecent come to me from other sources. but i dont show homes if dont know the client . maybe i should ; have a great day

May 20, 2015 03:41 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor - no, I don't do that.

I work with and by referrals most of the time - and very rarely I have to work with strangers!

May 20, 2015 01:34 PM
Tina Comstock
La Rosa Realty - Jacksonville, FL

Our brokerage firm suggest we do this. However, nowadays, we just meet on site. It's difficult to ask for the ID at this point. Wondering how we could do this prior to entering the house.

May 20, 2015 12:53 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor Smart move!!

May 20, 2015 11:00 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Check it, Xerox it and have another person in the office come out to meet them.  Haven't gotten into pictures yet but I'm sure down the road that will come.

May 21, 2015 08:22 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

The revised ABR class talks a lot about this since safety is a huge concern.  Here in Idaho, I have never checked ID to show property.  If they hop in my vehicle, it is impossible to miss the 30-06 bullet hole through the inside of the passenger seat.  I just tell them the last buyer didn't buy from me. . . Great way to discuss agency, loyalty, etc., LOL

May 21, 2015 06:21 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No, I dont.  I  do ask to see if they have been pre-approved with a lender before we start viewing properties.   Here in AZ we need a signed pre-qual when submitting an offer, something they will need plus it is just a good idea to have that conversation before they start looking.

May 21, 2015 05:32 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Have never done this. If it were a normal thing I would have no issues with it.

May 21, 2015 02:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul -- I haven't but I understand there are those who do.  

May 21, 2015 01:35 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not usually, but maybe I should.

Dec 21, 2018 06:25 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Most of my clients are referrals. 

May 21, 2015 10:39 AM