Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)

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John McCormack, CRS
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Last week.  DC buyers flew in and bought a luxury home day one! 

May 23, 2015 11:21 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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Agents here do not put anyone in their vehicles unless they are close friends....they follow or meet at home...

May 23, 2015 06:45 AM
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Charles "Jason" Bechtold
Weichert Realtors - Delran, NJ
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I'd prefer not to have a client in my car but can do it if requested.  I'd much rather have them follow me around.

May 23, 2015 03:44 AM
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Sam Shueh
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often go separate ways to allow flexibility. I often view it after the client likes it

not too many people want to be driven around town anymore.

May 23, 2015 02:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Almost never

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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I don't like to drive people around but it seems they like me to! I suggest caravaning or sometimes they will offer to drive.

May 23, 2015 04:05 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Susan Emo I think we all are changing for good.

Our area is similar to yours - as far as this practice goes.

May 23, 2015 02:58 PM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
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I do not chauffer clients.  I have never had a client troubled by it. 

May 23, 2015 02:42 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yesterday. But it isn't a common thing for us. Often people want to drive their own car.

May 23, 2015 02:21 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I always caravan around.

May 23, 2015 02:09 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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It has been awhile but usually my out of towners without children do want to ride with me.

May 23, 2015 01:14 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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It's been quite a while. Months actually. I'm also showing property to an investor client I have. It's two counties away. This is a rural area and we do cover a broad range of territory, and I use to live in the area, so I'm comfortable there. Anyway...my clients is offering to drive. Isn't that a great twist on things? I think so. How nice of him and his wife to do that. 

May 23, 2015 12:27 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Most often I do put buyers in my car, but not when there is a larger family or when they have small kids. 

May 23, 2015 11:44 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Susan - I don't know if this is more of a personal preference of the agent, an age thing, or if its based on where one lives and works.

I wouldn't mind it either way, but all the buyers I have worked with over the years have always wanted to drive themselves.

May 23, 2015 10:48 AM
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Haaziq Forney
Johns Creek, GA
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I prefer to have the buyers in the car with me.  I can gauge their interest as we go to the next property as well as get to know them a little more.  You have to outline a schedule of what properties you're visiting to give them some guidelines so they don't all of a sudden want to ride around town all day.  

May 23, 2015 08:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I always want them in my car.  I want to know what they are saying and thinking.

May 23, 2015 05:25 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 still put clients in my car whenever possible.  I find it to be a much more effective and personal way to bond and understand their needs.

May 23, 2015 04:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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I prefer the client ride with me. Much of what needs to be covered regarding location, attractions, schools and area amenities are covered in transit. Often, this time is useful in qualifying or disqualifying the home last visited. 

By utilizing this normally wasted windshield time, I am able to stay on schedule and keep the buyer on task, This eliminates the 'VonTrap Goodbye' sequence you see of agent and buyer loitering on the drive way trying to take care of business while the owner circles the block waiting for that agent and the buyer to go away. This is all about managing your business and client. 

As a listing agent I know I am one of the few who possesses this ability as agent after agent after agent has a river of non-sense excuses why the are not on time.

Now, if they have a toddler, then caravan is the best option with frequent down time built in for ...... all that baby/kid stuff.

May 23, 2015 04:18 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I just had clients in my car yesterday. I've also caravaned with buyers. It really comes down to what the buyer is most comfortable with.

May 23, 2015 03:33 AM