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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I leave my card but only with the intention of it being a curtsy to the home owner letting them know who was walking around their house.

Mar 23, 2016 11:46 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, I leave a card if I have them with me. I usually write on back time arrived and time left so owner will know when we were in house. i don't expect to get any listings from it, and never have.

Mar 23, 2016 10:16 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I will leave one when showing instructions ask me to; however I have never received a listing because I left a card.

Mar 23, 2016 09:55 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I leave my business card behind, but I never had a listing from that. Usually cards are collected by a Listing agent.

Mar 23, 2016 06:44 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I still do as a courtesy. I would say that I probably did pick up a listing or 2 to be honest.

Mar 23, 2016 11:57 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We do leave a business card in the homes we show. And, yes I have picked up a listing or two afterwards but usually because I had shown the homes several times and provided feedback the Sellers appreciated.  It is not my intent to solicit a listing, but to bring the Buyer and provide the Seller the courtesy of knowing I've come and gone.

Mar 23, 2016 11:55 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It is customary here to do so and most agents do. I have never gotten a listing from doing so, though.


Mar 23, 2016 11:41 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I leave my card because it's the protocol.  This has never led to a listing for me. 

Mar 23, 2016 11:35 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

In our market place it is expected that the agent leaves a card to let the seller know your actually showed up. That has never produced a listing for me. How ever I did leave positive feed back on CSS that inspired a Seller to call after their listing expired

Mar 23, 2016 11:32 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This used to mean something. Now, I hand them out accordingly

Mar 23, 2016 11:42 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Only if requested by the Listing Agent in the MLS.


Mar 23, 2016 11:38 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not leave card.

And as a results no calls from homeowner.

Since the listing agent is notified by the Supra System of entry and exit, the listing agent can carry the ball. Actually the listing agent should have been present to actually do what they were hired to do. 

I will turn the lights out so the homeowner will know the appointment was kept.

Mar 23, 2016 10:55 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We are expected to leave our card in my market area so i do. 

Mar 23, 2016 09:27 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I leave a card to let the listing agent know I was there. Once, I got a listing because I showed the home often. I think that is rare. As a listing agent I collect the cards often!

Mar 23, 2016 09:26 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes and yes.

Mar 23, 2016 06:52 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. It certainly makes sense to do for many reasons, but can certainly mean a future opportunity.

Mar 23, 2016 06:52 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Never led to more business.....

Mar 23, 2016 03:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds rarely.

And not received the business from this either.

Mar 23, 2016 03:29 PM
Toronto, ON

It is customary to leave a business card in my area.

Mar 23, 2016 01:48 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not unless it's requested in the instructions.

Mar 23, 2016 01:33 PM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

That was the standard practice in my hometown of Roanoke, VA, but is highly shunned in my current home of Durham, NC.

It never brought me any expired listings in Roanoke, although I alawys hoped that it might. The lsiting agents might do a sweep of these cards after they have registerd those who visited.

Mar 23, 2016 12:46 PM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Yes I do. I have gotten awkward calls from the sellers . I now am ordering cards that just say basically thank you for letting me show, name and logo. 

Mar 23, 2016 12:40 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I always leave a card, but it has never gotten me a listing that expired.  I just know how upset my sellers are when they don't know if a showing actually happened.  It's a professional courtesy, in my opinion, to let someone know you've been in their home.

Mar 23, 2016 12:04 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I always leave a business card and sign their notebook Debbie Reynolds.  Some of these homes are vacant so the Seller does not see the cards, only their agent sees them.  The homes that are occupied usually do not have the Seller present, and I have never gotten the listing after it expired.   

Mar 23, 2016 11:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I leave cards in occupied houses, or in houses where the listing agent has instructed to leave cards.  In vacant houses, foreclosures, no.

Mar 23, 2016 11:54 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't usually leave my business card, espceially if there is an electronic lockbox on the door.  I never leave on at a vacant house.  I'll leave a card most often if the home is being shown by appointment only with the owner.

Mar 23, 2016 11:50 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I usually do leave my cards and have had sellers call me for feedback. It was very awkward. Years ago I did get a listing after the home expired and had been off the market.

Mar 23, 2016 11:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes, always (unless on those rare occasions I ran out) and no. I have seen agents leave THEIR business card, and more, in multiple places in a house. I even saw one agent leave several brochures.  Tacky IMO. And maybe an ethics problem?

Mar 23, 2016 11:42 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes I leave cards and it has gotten me some phone calls uring and after the listing.

Mar 23, 2016 11:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is normal and cosidered good anners to leave as are so the home owner that someone was there

Mar 24, 2016 03:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It is required in my market to leave a business card while showing and is meant as a courtesy to the seller to show you were there.   


Mar 24, 2016 02:26 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I always leave a card unless is banked owned.  As far as I know it has not brought me a seller. 

Mar 24, 2016 02:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Leaving a card in the home listed for sale is protocol.  I cannot imagine receiving a call from the seller ... or how leaving a card would result in an eventual listing.  Maybe I am not understanding the question.

Mar 24, 2016 01:36 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds It is customary to leave a business card in my area.

Mar 24, 2016 12:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes and no.

Mar 24, 2016 12:14 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not a habit, but I have done it as a courtesy, especially when there are no sign-in sheets, to show sellers who was in their home. I usually write "thank you" on my card and "nice home" (if appropriate, lol).

Mar 23, 2016 11:07 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

If it's occupied, yes.  I once showed a home that was a rental property.  The renter was moving and recognized my name from the business card.  He called me and I helped him buy, and last year I helped him sell that same home.  That's the only success story I have.  

Mar 23, 2016 11:05 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Yes, as a courtesy to the sellers that I entered their home and showed the property. I have had sellers call me directly for feedback and usually refer them back to their agents, to whom I provide my feedback.

Mar 23, 2016 10:57 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

It's common practice in our area to leave a card. Let's homeowners know we were there (which they'll know when we provide feedback but in the interim it helps them be confident that the showing happened).  I don't waste them on vacant homes though.

Mar 23, 2016 10:43 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We are asked to leave a card after showing so that the seller knows we actually came into the house. We don't necessarily leave cards in a vacant home. I've gotten my share of listings after one has expired as a result of leaving my card.

Mar 23, 2016 10:28 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont like when agents leave cards at my listings and ask them not to in the showing instructions. One agent left a sheet with how they can sell the home better.

Mar 23, 2016 10:21 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I do not leave a card. I should leave out the tent cards that I used to because I did get inspections from it.

Mar 23, 2016 07:28 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Actually, NO!  But it tells the seller that we actually entered the home.  I had a buyer that saw the surroundings and decided they did not want to live there.  I told them I had to go in and leave a card.  They followed me in and said it was not as bad as they thought.  They still didn't put in an offer.  As a matter of fact, they are still looking.  The Listing agent put it in the listing that they wanted the agents to leave a card inside.

Mar 23, 2016 01:18 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Showed 6 homes today. Left my card because I've heard it could lead to a listing.  

Mar 23, 2016 12:56 PM
Desmond Neoh
Weichert, Realtors - North Bethesda, MD
Your Area Specialist, Multilingual

I leave a card but only call from agent requesting feedback.

Mar 23, 2016 12:04 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Tends to be the going practice here.  Never had someone other than a realtor call from it though.

Mar 24, 2016 06:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems kind of un ethical to be soliciting the selling agents client, yet agents do this every day.

Jun 19, 2019 08:26 PM
Stan Jackson
Real Estate Stan Jackson - Fort Pierce, FL
Selling Saint Lucie Foreclosures!

Yes, I would leave a business card, if the MLS instructions asks.  No, I wouldn't want that call.

Mar 27, 2016 07:11 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

If the showing instructions don’t mention card or not, I ask. 

Mar 26, 2016 01:40 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We are instructed to leave a business card, and have had the seller call.    I always ask them to call their agent.    I did get a referral listing from a seller that was unhappy with their agent.

Mar 25, 2016 03:57 AM