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Rainmaker
1,056,954
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Both! Agents are our customers. Everyone is our customer!

Jul 31, 2019 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

always best to have a buyer's agent show your listings.... we prefer to cooperate with buyer agents....it's a clean deal with everyone having proper representation.... we are listing agents and will always represent the seller....no dual agency...ever....

I market to buyer agents and to buyers.... in many of my coming soon posts, I direct the post to buyer agents and advise buyers to alert their agents and begin their due diligence.... 

homeowners appreciate that.... other potential sellers ARE WATCHING!!!!! DON'T THINK THEY ARE NOT.

Jul 31, 2019 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Both - a multi-tiered marketing approach catches more fish.

Jul 31, 2019 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,582,884
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

What is best for your client?

Jul 31, 2019 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,400,979
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

With the exception of Realtors tours I've never marketed to other agents Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. 

Jul 31, 2019 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,593
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Both, we believe in leaving no stones unturned.  A

Jul 31, 2019 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,506,313
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Both.  Marketing through other agents via the MLS has a greater chance of succeeding though.

Jul 31, 2019 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,553,856
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I do both, I've never considered only focusing on one group vs. the other. Although I market the property differently to agents...ergo: no fluff.

Jul 31, 2019 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
4,902,992
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Why not both?

Jul 31, 2019 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
913,568
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Market it to everyone. ( unless seller provides other written instructions)

Jul 31, 2019 12:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,847,201
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I think it's both actually as you want the agent to show your listing when they are picking things out for the buyer. Find a buyer direct with advertising. 

I will say that's why I don't do broker opens, you have a buyer, show up & I'll mail you a sandwich (gift card).

Jul 31, 2019 10:11 AM
Rainer
291,107
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Which is doing the best for your seller? because that is your main goal, your personal efforts to find a buyer yourself needs to take a back seat in the efforts to do what is best for your seller

Jul 31, 2019 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,323,964
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Since our obligation to our seller is supreme we market directly to agents (mls comes to mind) and we market through other means.

Jul 31, 2019 05:36 PM
Ambassador
3,139,498
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I do both Peter because doing only one or the other limits getting a property under contract and SOLD is the goal.

Jul 31, 2019 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
5,113,771
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Does it have to be a binary choice? When I do my listing presentation, I explain to prospective sellers exactly how I market to each of these constituencies.

Jul 31, 2019 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

When we sign the contract we are stating we will market the property to get it sold!

So both.

Jul 31, 2019 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
759,635
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Luckily I can do both without issue, ideally I'd want to market to both. If I had to answer 1 or the other, I think putting it on MLS is what gets the biggest draw so "market to Agents".

Jul 31, 2019 02:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,624,953
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Both, we rise by lifting others. 

Jul 31, 2019 12:15 PM
Rainer
16,607
Ian Flannigan
North Texas Real Estate Team - Plano, TX
Expansion Team Builder - Investing Consultant

I think both are equally as effective and I do prefer to have another agent to co-op with on my listings. 

Jul 31, 2019 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,784,876
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As a buyer of anything I always looked first for what I was buying not a person to help me as a good rule to follow. On things I did not know about finding someone who did was a good start as well

Jul 31, 2019 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,201,887
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think there is room for both

Aug 01, 2019 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
547,527
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I spend my money on buyers, not agents.

Jul 31, 2019 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,794
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Use of MLS somewhat confirms the first question Peter. And although it doesn't happen as frequently as it once did my efforts strive to capture both sides of the transaction. Having listings is always the best way to find Buyers therefore marketing is considered two-fold in that regard. 

Aug 01, 2019 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
5,241,102
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I prefer broker coops from an agency issue. Every once in a while dual agency, by whatever name, does have a purpose.

Aug 01, 2019 04:04 AM
Ambassador
6,420,225
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Market the property, and buyers and other agents will show up.

Aug 01, 2019 02:31 AM
Ambassador
5,255,335
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Both. Period!

Jul 31, 2019 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,728,356
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Our marketing focuses on both

Aug 01, 2019 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
5,878,261
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

All of the above, plus social media, etc.  I want to send the message to as many that will possibly want my new listing! 

Aug 12, 2019 04:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,962,530
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say BOTH!!!!

 

Aug 03, 2019 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
7,865,208
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have always marketed to prospective purchasers. 

Aug 02, 2019 12:22 PM
Ambassador
3,349,804
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Both and I echo Barbara Todaro 

Aug 01, 2019 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

Both.

Aug 01, 2019 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,241,979
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If there are very limited inventory buyers only approach listing agents to have an edge. If there are more properties on the market listing agent needs the help from other agents to bring in offers.

You do what it takes to get it sold. 

Aug 01, 2019 07:47 AM