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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We meet at the office, go over the listings and paperwork, then drive separately.

Mar 10, 2019 12:40 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I have not put clients in my car for years and years. And I never will. Think about risk management and the liability.

There is a case out there of an agent who got involved in an accident which resulted in his client's nine year-old daughter getting killed, and everyone else survived.

Think about all the distractions that go on in your car nowadays as you drive. Your phone is ringing, people are texting you, your GPS is talking to you, you check the MLS listing sheet as you look for the listing for sale, and add passengers that may be talking to you at the same time, while watching the traffic and driving....

Mar 10, 2019 06:36 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Depends, some want to drive and meet me at the listing, others want to drive with me.

Mar 10, 2019 05:16 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

We meet at the listing, most people don't like to ride with me.  Old habits are hard to break.  

Mar 10, 2019 03:44 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Meet me at the listing please; my car is my place to be me -- not entertain & make small talk.  ;0

Mar 10, 2019 06:16 AM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Will have met at the office first then they will drive their vehicle

Mar 10, 2019 05:21 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Meet somewhere it is convenient but try to travel together and to build the relationship.n

Mar 10, 2019 05:10 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Majority of the time, meet at property, but depends on the Buyer & situation.

Mar 10, 2019 05:06 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I can't remember the last time a buyer met me at the office. Either they drive themselves from where ever they are starting or I'm picking them up somewhere (usually a hotel for relo buyers).

Mar 10, 2019 04:50 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

We meet in a public or office setting for an initial consultation.  After they are preapproved for a mortgage or provide proof of funds, we arrange showings.  We meet at the first property.  

I don't drive buyers around.  There are many reasons.  Liability.  Enough said about that.  Having buyers in their car lets them talk between showings without me being present.  We meet at the next property, talk about the previous property and rank it with others we looked at.  It works very well.  

Mar 10, 2019 03:09 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

The older I get, the more I want to meet them there. There is something stressful about having them in the car, especially when I am showing houses in unfamiliar areas.

Last week I had a scientist buyer who insisted he and his wife ride with me. "Why are you turning here? You should go down three blocks." "The speed limit here is 45. You're doing 47." "I don't even want to get out of the car to look. The next door neighbor has three cars in the driveway." 

That may speak more to the buyer, but it was a stressful day. 

Mar 10, 2019 07:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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This question has been asked so many times I could answer it for each person here. LOL

Mar 10, 2019 07:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no one rides in the agents' cars in our area.... they meet at the home or at the office to follow the agent...

Mar 10, 2019 06:30 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Either or. Most of the time we meet there at the house.

Mar 10, 2019 06:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It varies and it depends. On the client and on the situation.

Mar 10, 2019 06:01 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My preference, when active, was to meet at the office and go from there in my car!

Mar 10, 2019 05:40 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I usually meet them at the property... 

Mar 10, 2019 07:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Meet you there...

Mar 10, 2019 06:23 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

Some of each depending on the situation.

Mar 10, 2019 07:58 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS this question was asked just last week. My answer is still... seperate cars.

Mar 10, 2019 07:48 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Both - most of the time I prefer to meet at the office and ride together. When that is not logistically practical for the client, we meet at the property.

I pretty much do what works best for the clients. I these days of car seats,  or pets,  or "control"  or worries about liability and safety, some  prefer to take their own car. I don't insist on any.

I enjoy riding together so we can talk as we go.

Mar 10, 2019 06:44 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I meet buyers at the listing.  I had not had anyone in my vehicle in years, until recently.  If it is the first time I am meeting with them, I usually get there early and always let someone know where I am - then check in so they know I am safe.

Mar 11, 2019 06:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends.  Usually at the listing, if it's one of mine.  If it's a buyer I'm working with (as opposed to a sign call) then we typically follow each other or ride in the same vehicle, if appropriate.

Mar 10, 2019 03:09 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Usually at the listing

Mar 10, 2019 02:58 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I rarely have buyers in my car anymore. Bonding time spent in the car is lacking now. Everyone has GPS so no need to rely on the agent to find the property with the map book.

Mar 10, 2019 10:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The office is my preference for the first appointment.

Mar 10, 2019 10:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It depends. I have done both. 

Mar 10, 2019 09:46 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Both

Mar 11, 2019 09:03 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We always meet at either the office or a public place for the initial conference then drive separately. I can't remember the last time I had buyers in my car.

For years I had them ride with me but the last straw was when I had out of state buyers here a few years ago. One brought a portable GPS and would put in the address of each listing then proceed to tell me "turn here, go there". It drove me crazy since I knew better routes to take and made for a long day. That may have been the last time I had buyers in my car!      

Mar 11, 2019 08:30 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!

Both - if they are local and are just meeting me after work to tour one or two homes, we typically both drive - sometimes both spouses and me in 3 separate cars.

If they are relocating and her for the week or weekend, they ride with me unless they have two or more kids - then they follow me.

Mar 11, 2019 06:43 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Up to the owner. Mostly at the house.

RE offices here are the place to pick up the check. Few gives a hoot where your office is.

Mar 10, 2019 11:23 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

It really depended, each situation is different.  A

Mar 10, 2019 08:26 AM