Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I swing between San Diego and Sarasota. I guess the 'World in my Onion'?

Jun 18, 2016 11:11 PM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

It's my understanding that with my NC license I can list and sell anywhere in NC -- but the compensation offered in the MLS only applies to members of the same MLS.   So it makes no sense to list or sell in an area outside my own MLS.  And it would be disservice to my client anyway, because I'm not familiar with other areas.

Jun 18, 2016 10:36 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't go outside my area and I don't buy into the "Local" thing either!  It's not local - it's world wide - I may sell locally, but I refer customers all over the world and have sold to customers from all over the world - I don't see how that is Local!

Jun 18, 2016 09:31 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

nope, nope and nope.  I do what I know well and I refer out the rest. Even half an hour from me on our sister lake although many there cross over I do not.

Jun 18, 2016 05:06 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Unless there are some very good reasons, I would prefer to refer out. There are some logistical problems such as lockbox access and lack of area familiarity to consider that make it impractical to serve customers too far outside your market place even if it would be possible in theory. 

Jun 18, 2016 04:20 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Fred, I've sold pretty far outside of DC (I'm also licensed in Maryland and Virginia).  But I usually do a referral, especially for listings. But great technology and access to a lot of local information on our MRIS system makes it a lot easier to work as a buyer broker.  I think my limit is about 30-miles.

Jun 18, 2016 02:20 PM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

No. I stay in Mesquite, do not even work the area that borders it.  I love my little oyster shell.

Jun 19, 2016 07:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No, I do not go outside my area. Just because I can does not mean it is the right thing to do. 

Jun 19, 2016 06:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Just because I can doesn't mean I will(or should).  Depending on the client, I have travelled beyond my primary market area but with limitations.  

Jun 19, 2016 02:40 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

We're not into "neighbourhoods" up here like you are in the US. Many of our "towns" are smaller than your development tracts! I travel quite a distance for my clients and am still able to provide local expertise.

Jun 18, 2016 11:30 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

COE Article 11 (2nd paragraph) speaks to a REALTOR practicing only within their areas of real estate competency . 

Jun 18, 2016 11:16 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I list and sell anywhere in my state that i am knowledgeable about. Most often within an hour which includes all the larger cities in NH and major spots like the Seacoast and Lakes region. 

Jun 18, 2016 10:49 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We remain within the bounds of the area covered by our MLS.

Jun 18, 2016 10:32 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of us stay within our local markets.

Jun 18, 2016 10:25 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I sell in about a 100 mile radius now since I am licensed in DC, MD and VA

Jun 18, 2016 10:20 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Our state is divided into island counties and most agents market only their county. Local knowledge is critical for many deals here.

Jun 18, 2016 05:35 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Real estate is local and the technology/internet have made real estate almost borderless. I can and will go out of my basic area if needed but prefer to stay within my area for many reasons. Having the license be statewide is nice since you never know when an opportunity will arise to work in another part of the state or even move to a different area.


Jun 18, 2016 03:47 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My area is large as it is rural and I need to cover a large area to meet my goals

Jun 18, 2016 02:55 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Sometimes Fred, if I can't handle it I refer it out.

Jun 18, 2016 02:16 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Like I like my steak - rare.

Jun 18, 2016 02:15 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We have always preached, be the google of your marketplace...A

Jun 18, 2016 02:04 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Within 55 miles radius.  I can go further but almost all want a local agent.

Rec'd a listing in Catalina Island off Long Beach, CA.  Do open house on an ocean going boat?


Jun 18, 2016 01:59 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

It is local. We don't venture out of our area very much. Practices change when you go too far in any direction.

Oct 11, 2016 11:03 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My niche covers a lot of territory.

Jun 19, 2016 09:29 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The net and tech have definitely broken down barriers.  I do not operate outside of my area because I do not feel that I would provide a valued service.  Just because I can take a listing in Pasadena, San Diego, San Jose areas does not mean I can give them the level of service that a local agent can.  So don't worry Michael JacobsSandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI and Kathleen Daniels, any leads out that way are going to you!

Jun 19, 2016 06:43 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I would be doing my customers a disservice by going outside of my area.

Jun 19, 2016 05:30 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

our business is LOCAL, except when we have tracts of land....we will go to any town where I market for land.... we have subdivisions going through approvals in several surrounding towns....

Jun 19, 2016 03:53 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have developed a real estate network within my state to receive a referral fee.

Jun 19, 2016 01:00 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I do not. I feel that you should pick a territory & know like the back of your hand. I do not sell northern Illinois!  Many people disagree with that.

Jun 19, 2016 12:40 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Best knowledge is local, however I feel that practices, rules and documents should be national to make it easier and smoother for all. Would refer out of my "comfort zone".

Jun 19, 2016 12:16 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin No, I stick to an area where I know I can easily servcice my clients.

Jun 19, 2016 12:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Still makes sense to remain local. Have seen listings where the listing agent is 100 miles away. Someone is getting little service!

Jun 18, 2016 11:18 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I already cover a pretty big area--about 60 miles around Charlotte, which puts me into South Carolina, as well and into multiple NC counties. That's more than enough, although Carolina MLS also includes the mountain region--don't know enough about those areas to sell with confidence.

Jun 18, 2016 11:18 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes to doing what my license says I can do. How? Where? This will be known at the time

Jun 18, 2016 11:17 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Fred, I feel that the Code of Ethics precludes going to areas I have no expertise in, and as a practical matter, how can I advise a client properly?

Jun 18, 2016 10:49 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin one day, I will write a post - Real Estate is NOT Local!

Jun 18, 2016 04:20 PM
Toronto, ON

1)  Yes

2)  Yes

3)  The legislature determined that this was appropriate.  I do not have any issues.

Jun 18, 2016 02:48 PM