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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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It depends on the client.  It seems like a crap ton of time. Between attending inspections and all of the follow up and follow through ... a lot of time. Mostly it is time on the phone.  

Sep 15, 2016 12:35 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not much, but  there are some exceptions

Sep 15, 2016 12:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It varies quite a bit. There have been some that I have hardly seen once we were under contract, other than that inspection, until the walkthrough, but with lots of emailing, texts and call.  A couple of recent ones I have spent several hours with in person. So overall lots of contact but in different ways

Sep 15, 2016 12:13 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
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I am in constant contact with my buyer clients.  

Sep 15, 2016 12:08 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Depends - I have a few clients who continue to be friends after closing

Sep 15, 2016 12:04 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Depends how "needy" they are.  I attend the inspection with them and then stay in weekly contact re: what to expect next.  Every once in awhile there is that one who is texting, emailing, and calling what seems like incessantly....

Sep 15, 2016 10:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® what most agents miss is  this period. They are the happiest people on earth and it is the best time to ask for referrals! (What Buffini & Company would say, Duplicating or even triplicating your clients!)

Sep 15, 2016 03:55 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

another good reason to focus on listings!!!! 

Sep 15, 2016 03:04 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, don't do handholding in person. Makes for too needy of a client. I am firmly not their mother but help them at every opportunity. I'm always there to troubleshoot or bounce ideas off of.

At my business maturity level I realized I can't do that.

Sep 15, 2016 01:35 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends on the client.  Obviously some require more than others.   The home inspection and follow-up is likely to be face-to-face but other "meetings" may be by phone or even email.  It's definitely not one-size-fits-all.  

Sep 15, 2016 12:31 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Almost none, as almost all of our clients are either out of state or out of the country. We do everything that needs to be done pretty much without them.

However, next month we are going on our third vacation with a danish couple that are former clients who have become our close friends.

Eve

Sep 15, 2016 12:30 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It varies from client to client.  

Sep 15, 2016 12:18 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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It depends on the buyers and the circumstances; however, as much as necessary.

Sep 15, 2016 12:10 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It depends on the transaction, it depends if they are local or relocating. There is no "average" time spent.

Sep 14, 2016 11:57 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
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As much time as it takes to get through the home inspection and the settlement.

Sep 17, 2016 01:16 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Whatever is necessary and comfortable, since remember, that client is a super referral source!

Sep 16, 2016 11:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends.

Sep 16, 2016 10:03 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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I'm always at the home inspection and final walk through.  I'll also encourage them to call me if they want to see the home again during escrow to measure or show family members.  I'll see them to hand them the keys too.

Sep 16, 2016 09:29 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Depends if it is the first home for them.  More time with them. for sure!

Sep 16, 2016 03:35 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Quarterly contact, invitation to lunch or coffee... at least a phone conversation to see how they are.

    Of course, some clients have evolved into true friends, we spend a lot of time together.

Sep 15, 2016 11:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It depends on the client and the circumstances. Some require more attention than others.

Sep 15, 2016 09:16 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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very circumstancial.  First time buyers need some hand holding.  Seasoned buyers I see at the inspections if they attend, at the walk though and cloing.  We either chat, text or email other things.

Sep 15, 2016 02:00 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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We talk back and forth as necessary, do a final walk thru and that sort of thing.  Sometimes meet if an amendment is required, but not always, sometimes they are busy and just want to docusign.

Sep 15, 2016 01:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Sometimes it seems like there is a ton of time between the final inspection and the final walk-through!  So, I typically check in with them by phone routinely.  If they need to go back by the house to measure, meet a decorator, etc. I always make myself available to them.

Sep 15, 2016 12:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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As much as needed

Sep 15, 2016 11:27 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

As much as needed! it does vary.

Sep 15, 2016 09:39 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I check in often but rarely meet unless it is to reshow the house, meet the inspector, etc. But we talk, text, email a lot all the way to closing.

Sep 15, 2016 07:28 AM
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Hind HATOUM
Keller Williams Realty Landmark - Bayside, NY
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As much time as my buyer needs me to spend with. You never know what comes up and if buyer needs your guidance and assistance, be there for them. There is never a limit on time for me.  

Sep 15, 2016 06:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Every client is different and every project is different.

Some clients call daily, some only communicate when one of us has something to talk about.

Some projects require data or updates daily, others we just submit the report at the end.

I am not real big on calling them just to tell them that I don't have any news to tell them. 

My time and theirs is too valuable for that kind of handholding.

Sep 15, 2016 06:06 AM
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Each client is different.

Sep 15, 2016 05:59 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

It's not a meet-up once a week, but we are in contact with them and are available when they need us...

Sep 15, 2016 05:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All my majority of time (generous) is spent upfront. Minor updates after that with doc requests etc.

Sep 15, 2016 03:47 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 will check in with them weekly and update them with any thing that has progressed.

Sep 15, 2016 03:21 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depends on the customer. Some require more and some practically none.

Sep 15, 2016 02:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® I stay constantly in contact with them. I provide them with updates, status reports, questions, etc. through the closing. Clients like to keep abreast of the situation and it also gives them a warm and fuzzy you are holding their hand. At least once a week unless something comes up.

Sep 15, 2016 01:20 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Once it does under contract and a flurry of formal loan application, inspection and appraisal, it goes to more email and phone call updates. 

Sep 15, 2016 12:51 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

whatever is sufficient for the circumstances

Sep 15, 2016 12:24 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

At least once a week.

Sep 15, 2016 12:19 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Some want a lot of hand holding while many don't need a thing. It depends how well I've educated them in the process.

Sep 15, 2016 12:17 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

A lot more than before they are in contract.  This is NY and a host of people enter into the fray after contract.

Sep 15, 2016 12:04 AM