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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do notify other agents as it's the polite thing to do... I let them decide if they still want to show for back-up. Overall, not a big issue here as most contracts are ratified within 24 hours or less of acceptance. Once the contract is signed, I leave it up to the sellers to decide if they want to continue accepting showing requests.

May 24, 2018 04:14 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

'Pending Contingent Continue to Show' until no contingencies remain.
It may not get shown because it's perceived to be sold (though it's not til it is).
But, you know how people are. As soon as the house is UC, pokey buyers suddenly despair that they lost out. Kind of a reverse feeding frenzy. LOL
No matter. Even w no contingency, is there 100% certainty buyer won't bail? They may leave $, but it has been known to happen.
Show and write me a backup.

May 24, 2018 04:03 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers


If the offer is signed by both parties, it is pending...under contract...not available to purchase.  

Why take a buyer to show them what they cannot buy? Why give them FALSE hope that the first deal will die?

My job as an exclusive buyer broker is to find a good home that the buyer can actually make an offer on.  I don't know any good buyers agent that will show a property that is already under contract.

Luckily, our MLS requires signed contract to be put in pending status within 48 hours. 




May 24, 2018 04:55 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

It depends...I do inform the agent....if the house is vacant much easier...if there is a family, they most likely do not want to prepare the home for showings etc....

May 24, 2018 03:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There is a mls requirement to report status change and that is followed. Showings are decided by a discssiion with the seller. Typically showings continue until contingencies are removed but over the years I have found that the number decreases/ stops after the status is changed to the property having an accepted offer.

May 23, 2018 11:48 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Depends on what the seller prefers.  I find most sellers are relieved to stop showings.  

May 24, 2018 12:04 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I agree with Michael Jacobs , Nina Hollander and Candice A. Donofrio 

May 24, 2018 09:01 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I inform the other agents the property is now under contract.

May 24, 2018 05:42 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Update the MLS appropriately and follow the instructions of your Seller

May 24, 2018 04:34 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It all depends on the offer.  In the end, it is up to my client

May 24, 2018 04:04 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

It depends on the situation, maybe.. 

May 24, 2018 03:36 AM
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

We inform other Agents that there is an accepted offer, and we continue to show until we are in Full Contract.

May 24, 2018 03:16 AM
Merv Edinger & Associates
Remax Nova - Halifax, NS

I leave that decision up to my seller. If I have any inkling that the offer may have a reason to fall, I recommend they continue with showings. Ultimately, it is the sellers' time & home so it is up to them.

May 24, 2018 03:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I add a comment to the "agent remarks" section of MLS that indicates there is an accepted offer, and notify anyone who wants to make an appointment. I do suggest to my sellers that they continue to show until a contract is signed. Here, the actual MLS status doesn't change until there is a contract in place which could take weeks.

May 24, 2018 03:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Inform other agents. 

May 24, 2018 02:55 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes. Professional courtesy. 

May 24, 2018 10:25 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We let the other agents know, but encourage more showings.  A backup offer is always appreciated.

May 24, 2018 10:03 AM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Depends on what the owners want. I have to change status within 24 hours, but if it's vacant, I might wait longer than if it's occupied and the owner doesn't want the inconvenience.  If I'm contacted directly, I would let a buyers agent know we've just accepted an offer. 

May 24, 2018 09:32 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Marked as "Contingent" in MLS.   Reasons for contingency stated in MLS (usually home inspection and loan approval).

  Keep showing it!   Take backup offers if they are acceptable.  Sometimes deals fall through.

May 24, 2018 08:11 AM
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

I discuss the issue with the seller.  If they wish to continue showings and accept back up offers, then that's what I'll do.  I do advise the agents that we are under contract and any offers presented now are back up offers.

May 24, 2018 08:03 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Any more we will immediately move to a backup scenario if the Seller wishes to do so.

May 24, 2018 07:56 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Once it's on "backup" on the MLS, I let agents determine what they want to do. If there are any scheduled already, I would let them know.  However, if there are some scheduled and we have an offer in, at that stage I let the agents know in case they want to speed up making an offer before seller accepts one. I want my seller to get as much money as possible, and it doesn't make sense to rush the seller to accept an offer if others could be coming in.

May 24, 2018 07:55 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Encourage continued showings and backup offers. -K

May 24, 2018 07:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It depends on what the seller wants. The first thing I do after an offer is accepted is change the status in the MLS. We do not have a showing service in my area. MLS provides instructions.  

May 24, 2018 07:22 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I inform the other showing agents, so they can decide whether to show of a backup offer or not. Other than that I let the sellers decide what they want to do.

May 24, 2018 06:54 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

inform yes, but do not cancel.

May 24, 2018 06:10 AM
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Yes as long as everything is Executed

May 24, 2018 06:05 AM
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

Up to seller when occupied.

Vacant house, no. I let them show and I let them know.

May 24, 2018 06:05 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Ours is posted pending continue to show.  It is the sellers decision to make but I encourage it.   I do let agents that call know hat I have an accepted contract.   

I don't think I have ever had one shown after a contract. I do not show because I don't want to show and clients fall in love with the home and have no chance to get it.  

May 24, 2018 05:12 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I encourage ongoing showings until we get through attorney approval & do notify the other agents as to what is on the table.  Of course, it's all up to the seller. 

May 24, 2018 04:49 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

as Nina Hollander  said , let the agents know and up to them whether to show.

May 24, 2018 04:47 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

If the offer is Conditional, we continue with the showings.. It's not a firm sale until condtions have been met.

May 24, 2018 04:47 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

In our MLS, the listing shows up as pending, so most agents don't request showings.

May 24, 2018 01:34 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The listing is marked pending and out of courtesy to my peers, schedule showings are notified of the possibility of placing a back-up offer.

May 24, 2018 01:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of the agents in our area use the centralized showing service.

May 24, 2018 01:19 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I suggest tha the seller honor scheduled showings and change the MLS to indicate that all showings come through me.  I'll relocate the lockbox and only let the selling agent know where it is.  I tell my clients that we should price the home right, get a sign up and allow as many showings early and get into escrow so the intrusions can be stopped quickest. This is a good listing tool to get the best price and terms.

May 24, 2018 10:18 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we don't cancel showings unless the seller wants it that way.... we put it contingent in mls under a p/s is signed....

May 24, 2018 09:46 AM
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

depends on the strength of the offer accepted..if I know the buyers are qualified and serious I would suggest to the sellers to cancel the showings

May 24, 2018 08:57 AM
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

I inform the other agent, and usually they decide to cancel.

May 24, 2018 08:22 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often there are several  backup offers. You put PENDING STATUS and infor those NOT accepted by eMail not calling. They are devastated.  Oh, I spent all that time writing the contract showing....  Why did you do that to me because my offer is low?

May 24, 2018 08:11 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I inform the agents and they will usually (if not always) cancel the showing themselves.  No sense showing a home under contract.

May 24, 2018 07:45 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Notify and let agents decide if they want to show. Showings stop when all contingencies satisfied.

May 24, 2018 07:30 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When my vetting is done...were done here

May 24, 2018 06:48 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

This falls on the seller to make that decision but pending sales need to follow MLS guidelines.

May 24, 2018 06:28 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I let other agents know we have a conract pending and, if or if not, the seller is accepting back-ups!

May 24, 2018 06:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I inform others.  If it's occupied and the seller wants to cancel other showings, I will also do that.

May 24, 2018 05:52 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Whatever the seller wants to do.

May 24, 2018 05:08 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Our MLS requires a status change, Under Contract- Showing or Under Contract-Not Showing. The seller decides.

Jul 03, 2018 07:56 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I cancel the showing or tell them taking back ups


May 29, 2018 05:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is up to the home owner, but normally stop all chows

May 28, 2018 06:14 PM
bud crane
Remax ofCherry Hill NJ - Cherry Hill, NJ
smooth tansactions, Serving Southern NJ since 1985

we in New Jersey have:

NJ State Law, MLS Rules, Realtor Code of Ethics and

Real Estate Commission Rules (which are not necessarily law either)

we are the only State i know of that has a 3 day "Attorney Review Period", where either party's attorney  can cancel a sales agreement within 3 business days (excluding holidays) after last party receives a fully signed contract. The attorney does not even have to give a reason.


Realtor Code of Ethics require us to notify brokers seeking cooperation of the existence of an accepted offer. So, yes it is the TIMING of that notice that is most annoying.

May 28, 2018 12:52 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 alert all agents showing once I have offers, there are offers "on the table", and let everyone know when offers will be presented.   Call and/or email all agents to let them know home went under contract.

May 28, 2018 12:07 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I appreciate when the listing agent tells they have an accepted offer. So little time for my buyers and myself. 

May 25, 2018 07:27 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Most of my sellers usually want me to stop the showings. 

May 25, 2018 07:03 AM
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Depends on the principal request. If it a vacant, anyone can see it till the COE day.

May 25, 2018 12:10 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

If the property is occupied, I would suspect the sellers would not want to continue showings. If Vacant, I would advise agents that the property is pending and let them decide whether to show or not. With such low inventory in the S.F. Bay Area putting a property back on the property if a sale falls through simple means more showing will follow.

May 24, 2018 03:13 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Agents in our area are notorious for not notifying until 24-48 hours AFTER they are under Contract! It just boggles the mind that one could be so rude as to think it's okay to waste everyone's time. 

However, some agents want to show for a back-up and I advise my sellers to allow them to do so. I prefer having a back-up Offer in place with each listing. It's more work but, if buyer #1 gets cold feet or we experience an issue, it's nice to have someone ready, willing and able to slide right into the first position!

May 24, 2018 02:06 PM