Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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

5 years. LOL!

May 28, 2018 05:30 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I remember many years ago a buyer that was interviewing a few Exclusive Buyer Agents.

She and the husband spent 2 hours grilling me.  A few days later they called to let me know that they decided to work with me.

I rejected them.  I told them that if they analyzed the house like they did me, they would never get around to actually buying...

Eve

 

May 28, 2018 04:06 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Normally is about an hour, but a couple of weeks ago, i too spent 3 hours at a home. It was worth it. I was grilled but asked lots of questins back. They were impressed becuase no other agents they interviewed asked what i asked. I got the listing

May 28, 2018 06:12 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

My longest listing was probably for about two hours but the actual listing presentation was over..The client wanted my ear and I let her hold it for the extra time..

May 28, 2018 05:21 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Most of the day.

It was a home being sold by an out-of-state daughter due to the passing of her mother. She was in town for a limited time. We talked as she also admisistered to other necessities.

Mom had cages with several chimpanzee monkeys. The were kept in one bedroom and in the garage. The daughter worked with an animal sanctuary to relocate the monkeys. The sanctuary people were on site picking up the monkeys at the same time that the owner and I were discussing listing details.

That was my first listing! 

May 28, 2018 06:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sometimes fifteen minutes feels like an eternity while a couple hours just flies  by ... I try to stay focused without being a clock-watcher but still mindful of reality.

May 27, 2018 11:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I sure would not be there for three hours.

May 28, 2018 06:38 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I would say 2.5 hours & I had had enough. Are they questions or mostly chit chat? 

May 28, 2018 06:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a listing appointment shouldn't go beyond one hour +/-

May 28, 2018 06:07 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

an hour.

May 28, 2018 08:29 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

We have always known right away!  Our reputation preceded us, so to speak.  A

May 28, 2018 07:27 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

5 hours.  

 

May 28, 2018 07:24 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I have to agree with Candice A. Donofrio. When each associate failed to perform I eventually get the nod. Never give up!

May 28, 2018 07:00 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm sure we've spent 4-5 hours over 2-3 days helping calm the nerves of sellers who were afraid to pull the trigger.

May 28, 2018 05:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

My listing marathon would be more accurately described as going directly into step two and three. When I left the sign was in the front yard.

When those prospects pull out that 'LIST OF 711 Questions YOU MUST ASK YOUR AGENT BEFORE HIRING THEM,"  they downloaded from some agents website, I have to smile. 

Agents sure know how to generate the BS. Of course we know it all about THE AGENTS  Success Theater, Vanity Metrics and Surrogate Endpoints.

May 28, 2018 04:49 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Maybe an hour. Three hours! After all that time, I hope they hired you!

May 28, 2018 02:56 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Three hours

May 27, 2018 11:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Too long! Think it was between two and three hours!

May 28, 2018 05:31 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Guessing 2.5 hours

May 28, 2018 04:23 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Over two hours.

May 28, 2018 03:54 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

One hour.

May 28, 2018 03:00 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Presentation, one hour.   Yak yak and chat after getting the signatures, maybe an additional hour.

May 28, 2018 09:49 AM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

About an hour...

May 28, 2018 09:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Mine was three hours.  Had the contract signed in under 30 mintues and spent the rest of the time giving them advice on fix-up, upgrades, staging, etc.

May 28, 2018 09:27 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have had many 3 hour appointments - most of those were because I was reviewing listing documents - they were signing the docs then and there. Then we tour the home, reviewing prep items together, making their to-do list. 

May 28, 2018 08:57 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have spent several hours at listing appointments.  The shortest one was when I had barely seen the house and a couple from another company came in for their appointment.

May 28, 2018 08:41 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

3, 4 hours but I will stick around & talk til I get it or it's clear that they are not signing. 

May 28, 2018 08:08 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

My goal is 1 hour but I recently went on an appointment that lasted for almost two hours.  I was honored to be chosen as their listing agent!

May 28, 2018 07:40 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Maybe 2 hours. Usually 1 -1.5 hours

May 28, 2018 07:29 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've had some over an hour, maybe an hour and a half.

May 28, 2018 05:52 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never that long.

May 28, 2018 03:57 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

3 hours, catching up with a past client I really enjoy being around.

May 31, 2018 07:23 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

90 mins

May 30, 2018 04:59 PM
Rainer
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

As long as it takes, I do not rush my sellers, but usually, we are fast and efficient. 

May 30, 2018 12:13 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I’ve probably had a few that went that long. I like to interview the sellers as much as they’re interviewing me.  

May 29, 2018 07:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

About 4 1/2 hours...large farm.

May 29, 2018 03:02 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

About 3 hours.

May 29, 2018 04:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Two hours

May 28, 2018 07:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I remember one being 3 1/2 hours but mostly because the children kept needing attention and interrupting.

May 28, 2018 05:54 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I would guess that my longest one was about an hour and a half.  It was more general conversation than nuts and bolts about the listing.

May 28, 2018 03:26 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I don't remember any that were particularly long.  Most were around an hour.

May 28, 2018 01:35 PM
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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

3.5 hours (divorce).

May 28, 2018 12:49 PM