Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker 954-2489149, No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients! (K1 Realty Group)

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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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Yes...but only the licensed one.  

May 05, 2018 07:07 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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No!

However, during the recession, I would get a lot of web buyers and once I took my college-aged son with me to meet an 'unknown' buyer! It was after office hours and I was not going to meet him in a vacant home alone.

My son is 6'4" and is a fairly intimidating guy. As it happened, the man I was meeting was as kind as could be and eventually wound up buying a home from me. We laughed at the 'security guard' that I brought with me on our first visit!

May 05, 2018 08:42 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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My first broker said someday she would write a book called 'Candice Doesn't Do Children'.
I kept my knees pressed together for a very long time to make sure, LOL. But I digress.

Truly, it seems unprofessional. However, everything is interdependent, and perhaps it may be okay in some situations.
Some would say having Lunapie with me is inappropriate. It might be absolutely unthinkable with some clients, or might be requested by others. At times it would be for my protection.

Overall, in general, I think it's a disservice to your client to have any kind of distraction that takes your attention away from their needs.

May 05, 2018 08:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I don't have children so this is not a question I have asked myself. I'm keepingsilent on how other agents project their professionalism or specific business practice unless it has a direct impact on me.  I choose the right to change my mind....

May 05, 2018 09:37 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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   No.  That would be a major distraction!

   

May 05, 2018 08:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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NO.... NEVER.... But I know of agents who do.... they bring toddlers!!!!!!

May 05, 2018 06:56 AM
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Bob Crane
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Sure, especially for forestland properties, my youngest son (28) is also a Forester.

 

May 05, 2018 09:07 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Personally I would not (if I had small children).  My kids are adults and both have been Realtors ... when I was training them we went together for only a few times and they just introduced me as "their Realtor Mom" and the buyers liked that I was there and giving my 2 cents worth.  But although I would not I totally can see that there are times when a young Mother/Father who is a Realtor may be in a position where they have to bring the kids ... but I would let the client know before showing up.  Kids can be distracting.  Now I have brought my fur-babies but they stayed in the car.   IMHO 

May 05, 2018 04:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Absolutely not.

May 05, 2018 01:31 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I bring my daughter but she is a licensed Broker. 

May 05, 2018 12:46 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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My first broker would take her young children when no alternative was available. She would even take the customers to her home and feed them lunch along with the children. She was highly successful.

Personally, I would not do it!

May 05, 2018 10:37 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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I would have to borrow some children. Hoping for some grandchildren soon. Then I will just to get back at all the others that did it too me over the years.

May 05, 2018 09:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Wait, I have children!?!?  Who's the mother?  I want a DNA test!

 

If I did have kids I would not bring them along unless there was no other option.  Then they would be told they had to act like a proper adult and be neither seen nor heard or there would be serious consequences.

May 05, 2018 08:51 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No way! (Nor my grandchildren, although the youngest is now 19.)

May 05, 2018 07:01 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Karen,

I don't think that this is a good practice.  Sometimes, there are extenuating circumstances.  A

May 05, 2018 06:57 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No ma'ma nota chance

May 05, 2018 06:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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NO

May 05, 2018 07:35 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I would love to have my kids ride along, in fact they could drive. That would give me time to make calls on the way and do some work. Most of my clients meet me at the house. I don't think my kids would want to go in the house since they are 35, 40, 43 and 45.

May 05, 2018 07:04 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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No. 

May 05, 2018 04:18 PM
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Kevin J. May
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NO

May 05, 2018 10:50 AM
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Michael J. Perry
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Very rare back in the day 

May 05, 2018 09:27 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
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I don't have kids but I don't think this is a good idea.  If it was the only way, and you made that fact clear to both the listing agent and the client, maybe.

May 05, 2018 08:40 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, that would be unprofessional and distracting to me as a buyer. But I also concede to Ron and Alexandra Seigel's point too.

May 05, 2018 08:35 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

My children are furkids, so , probably not!
However , Syd, my Australian  Shepherd is one of my Ad peeps this year as it is Year of the Dog.. and he scouts out neighborhoods for dog friendly things!

 

May 05, 2018 07:49 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Of course, not....

But I did once.... my 26 year-old at the time, I was trying to get him to come work with me, and wanted to show him a day in the business.

("No way Dad, not for me")

May 05, 2018 07:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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If my son were licensed, yet, I would.  

Otherwise, there is no place for my children when showing properties. 

May 05, 2018 07:12 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes, I have before. I used to bring my infant all the time when she was in a carseat and asleep most of the time. We only brought toddlers when absolutely necessary and first we would explain to our client that we could either show with the kid at the time they requested or it would have to be another time when we could be without kids. Our clients always agreed that bringing the kid(s) was okay. Sometimes, being parents who are both agents with young children we do what we have to do. My children are well behaved, but I realize it's still not the most professional practice. Now ask me if I want my clients to bring THEIR children. Lol. Just kidding. Sort of. -Kasey

May 05, 2018 07:08 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Yes, necessity is the mother of invention.

May 06, 2018 11:59 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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That would probably be a last resort for most agents. 

May 05, 2018 08:05 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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Not as a rule, but if there was a situation where a client absolutely insisted they see a home NOW, and they insisted I bring my child when I explained the situation, then I'd do it. Never say never. Of course, my "children" are 24 and up so this wouldn't happen but if they were young and I had to work, and I didn't have another way to do what I had to do, I'd do it.

 

May 05, 2018 04:43 PM
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Eve Alexander
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no, no and hell no...

Eve

May 05, 2018 02:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Absolutely not unless they are licensed and in training.

May 05, 2018 02:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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If they were well-behaved why not?

May 05, 2018 08:34 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

May 05, 2018 06:33 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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Once, in a pinch, when I was showing a home to family friends, I brought our daughter.

May 06, 2018 07:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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My kids are grown up - no need for that Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker

May 05, 2018 10:49 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker 

This is how realtors receive most complaints. Want to get written up on Yelp  guarantee to ruin your reputation. You need not to mix business with personal life.  

May 05, 2018 05:37 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you mean my poodle then yes. He is much better behaved than human children.

May 05, 2018 03:46 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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No

May 06, 2018 07:20 PM
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Jon K. Judd
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No... however, they are all adults now... 

 

May 06, 2018 07:43 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I don't have any to take but would avoid it if I did.

May 06, 2018 06:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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No.  Would  you like your doctor to bring their child into the operating room?

May 06, 2018 05:44 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

No, but I don't have children.  I do, however, have an Alzheimer's mom.  If I had her with me, I would try to get another agent to show the house for me.  It's unprofessional to bring your family along.

May 07, 2018 08:59 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
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I do not have any, but i'm kinds and pets friendly!

May 06, 2018 11:37 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Depends on the children and their age. My kids did not like going with me, so  I tried not to take them.

May 06, 2018 10:55 PM
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John Juarez
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No! My children are older tha you are. My grandchildren would be bored.

May 06, 2018 08:54 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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No

May 06, 2018 05:47 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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I saw it a few times. In general better not. 

Dec 02, 2018 05:58 PM
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Valeria Mola
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I'd rather not. 

Dec 02, 2018 05:16 PM
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Joan Cox
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No - this isn't daycare - be professional.

May 08, 2018 09:04 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
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No, not at all I feel it would be unfair to my buyer as I would pay more attention to my kid.

May 07, 2018 06:20 PM