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

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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I show them what they say they want, what they think they want in the price range specified.  I also show them what they say and think they want in the price range necessary to hit all their wants and needs. Then I show them some things they don't know they want, based on listening to what they have told me about their needs. 

Feb 27, 2016 01:15 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Rarely have my Buyers purchased anything that they themselves selected. 

Feb 27, 2016 01:01 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We try to show them some departures for cross-checking to make sure that the buyer is precise in what their needs and wants truly are.

Feb 27, 2016 01:02 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I usually let them choose but always recommend the ones based on what they told me.  Buyers sometimes buy nothing like what they tell you.

Feb 27, 2016 01:00 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

These days, they seem to want to see what they picked out on line.  After the initial tour, I will then start showing them what they will like based on their reactions from day 1.

Feb 27, 2016 03:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It depends on their needs, sometimes one has to think outside the box to show them something they will absolutely love.  A

Feb 27, 2016 02:41 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We sit down in the office and view and discuss all the candidates, then narrow down the list before we schedule the showings.

May 29, 2019 10:57 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

some combination Jeff, the customer searches and I show them homes based on my knowledge of the neighborhood.

Feb 29, 2016 01:51 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I send all possibilities to the bueyrs and they select from there.  If I see one they may have missed that I thought would work, I bring it up.

Feb 28, 2016 11:22 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

First three  are what they think they want. Then revisit the situation and show them alternatives.

Feb 27, 2016 09:02 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Feb 27, 2016 08:54 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, I evaluate the buyers and decide what is best. We can waste a lot of time and emotion showing too many properties. Judicial winnowing is a skil agents learn form experience.

Feb 27, 2016 06:42 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Jeff I don't have a dog in the hunt yet.

Feb 27, 2016 05:54 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Combination. We discuss before showing what recommended houses they are interested to look at. 

Feb 27, 2016 04:19 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I believe a little of both at this point.

Feb 27, 2016 03:00 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move


Feb 27, 2016 02:19 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS I do insist on taking a look at some homes for sure. It's still, a combination.

Feb 27, 2016 02:17 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sometimes I'll throw in something that looks nothing like what they've described, and often they buy it!

Feb 27, 2016 11:40 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's really a combination. I do search for listings for my buyers, but often times they already have the properties picked out that they want to see. Oh the power of the web. It's certainly changed the way we do business. 

Feb 27, 2016 11:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I listen carefully and include houses that I think they may like. Many match up with what they said they wanted but I throw in surprises and those often are the ones they buy.

Feb 27, 2016 11:13 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It generally is an evolution of those things.  The longer I work with someone the more they let me choose what homes they see.

Feb 27, 2016 11:04 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

it depends.... ultimately I show them what they want to buy

Feb 27, 2016 10:57 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I listen and we select together. Once I get to know them better, after a few showings, I might suggest a home that I think they might like. You have to know your market well to do that and have a good sense as to what your buyers might fall in love with.

Feb 27, 2016 09:13 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I use their criteria and show them everything that is available, then they can make choices from there.

Feb 27, 2016 08:44 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I find their criteria and expand it slightly but never show them homes above their price range without discussing it with them.  Most often they'll be the ones to ask about a much higher priced home and simply let them know that showing homes above the indicated price is the surest way to lose a client.  I then ask if they would like me to readjust their price range.  At the beginning of our relationship I stress to them to give me the absolute maximum price of the homes they want to see and explain how I work.

Feb 27, 2016 07:10 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I educate them in advance on value and try to show them the best values within their budget.

Feb 27, 2016 06:09 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

They can pick what they want, and if they miss something I think they will like, I will add it. And then buy what I picked because . . . I listen and watch. If they are truthful, I figure them out pretty quickly.

Feb 27, 2016 05:05 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes Jeff it does depend a lot on the buyer, but I usually select the homes and then give them the pros and cons and let them make the final decision.

Feb 27, 2016 03:59 AM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Usually it's a combination.

Feb 27, 2016 03:40 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I most often don't pick out homes for buyers.  They usually find them on the net, then ask me about them.  I will guide them based on what they've shared with me about their wants and needs.  IE if they don't want to be next to a school, I will make sure their choices fall within that want.

Feb 27, 2016 03:25 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

First I need to know why they are buying, when they are buying and where they are buying.  The I determine their wants and needs.  Print off properties that fit and let them chose which ones we will visit.

Feb 27, 2016 03:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

We are looking at the same listing as I set them up on an auto feed..definitely a team effort!

Feb 27, 2016 03:22 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

More of a combo

Feb 27, 2016 03:15 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If they tell me they want a 4+BR and 3+ baths, in X-Y price range and in a specific area, I'd be stupid to show them anything outside of those criteria unless I thought it was a superb home for them.  98% of the time the homes shown are within their criteria.  2% of the time (if even that much) homes shown may not meet one criteria element, but can still work for them. 

Feb 27, 2016 03:11 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Combo - sometimes one home has 1/2 of what they want & another only has a different 1/2. Then I found out priorities.

In my area a raised ranch is considered to have a partial basement but not really what a true basement buyer would want. They don't know that - I do & 'de-select' those homes.

Feb 27, 2016 02:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jeff, mostly homes that come up on their search criteria. There are times buyers will send me a link from ... you know where ... and say they want to see it.  I show them whatever they want to see if it is in their price range.

Feb 27, 2016 02:26 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would say 'some combination', as their original "Wish List" may not be reality in their price range, or in the community they want to live in (age-restricted in my case) Jeff Dowler CRS.

Feb 27, 2016 02:22 AM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Good buyer agent conducts a thorough interview and listens to their clients. Most of my friends rarely show more than 3 or 4 homes before a contract is written.

Feb 27, 2016 01:56 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I show them what they can afford to buy, in their selected location(s) AND comes close to meeting their requirements.

In a short inventory situation, the list is not so long

Feb 27, 2016 01:12 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Each buyer is qualified before or very shortly after the first showing. If a home is above the qualifications then it would become a no show but any others would be shown.

Feb 27, 2016 12:58 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

jeff, any more people are looking on the syndication networks for homes before they get with a REALTOR®. It is more a combo than ever before.

Feb 27, 2016 12:51 AM