Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't... often it's too loud and distracting. And then there's the issue of taste in music and how does one guess what a prospective buyer likes?

Jun 01, 2016 09:38 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

For me it's a distraction and I prefer no distractions when I show

Jun 01, 2016 09:04 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Not at a showing and not on video either.

Jun 01, 2016 11:55 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I am not a fan of it, I do not want it to be a distraction, rather have them focus on the house, but what do I know, Endre

Jun 01, 2016 03:37 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

it annoys me, but it's not near as bad as scented stuff (like candles or plug ins)

Jun 01, 2016 03:23 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It can make a very nice experience if done tastefully.

I like slow Jazz.  

Jun 01, 2016 10:26 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
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I have not noticed this in my area.  I don't generally put on any tunes at my open houses.  

Jun 01, 2016 08:27 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

No, I often find it annoying.  You never know what the musical preference of the prospect is.  Why take a chance?  

Jun 01, 2016 02:29 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I love music but not during showings, too distracting, especially if it's not to the client's taste.

 

Jun 01, 2016 01:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Something baroque - a trio in a nice happy major key!

Jun 01, 2016 01:44 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i do like something very low...very.. elevator type music..or better yet sounds of the ocean types

Jun 01, 2016 01:43 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I have mixed feelings about it. I believe it can be distracting.

Oct 07, 2016 03:13 AM
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Steve McRory
Pro Option Mtg. 888-662-4404 - Tampa, FL
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I say let the music play!  Anything to get buyers to remember your property. 

If you know the age range of the potiential buyers coming to view property, adjust the volume and station.

EXAMPLE:  

Beach Front or Condo-  (40 to 70) station to cover all is 70s music.  (Over 70 ) Classical or 50s music  

Mountain Home -  download some John Dever  or counrty music

Etc.  

Aug 29, 2016 11:12 PM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Jeff,

I recently showed a home, music and candles were on. It is not the "IN" now, but it was nice:)

Jun 06, 2016 01:09 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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If they ride with me there will be music playing in my car but not so loud to disturb the conversation but loud enough to follow along in your head. It can actually help them relax.

Jun 02, 2016 12:01 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It can be nice and create a good vibe if done right.  Has to be music that is fitting with the feel of the house, not too loud and something people won't be turned off by.  Classical, easy listening, jazz, Sinatra, Billy Joel, Ottis Redding, Beach Boys... those types seem good.

Jun 02, 2016 08:42 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

No - I find it distracting. 

Jun 02, 2016 07:49 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I think music playing in a home is a distraction....  I do, however, like music playing while I'm online marketing!!!!

Jun 02, 2016 07:37 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

As long as it is backround music and not to loud.

Jun 02, 2016 05:53 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I prefer no music.  If it is playing it needs to be ever so softly playing and not interfering. Side note:  I've been in restaurants where the music was so loud I could not stay and eat there. I can see that at a sports bar or a bar ... but not a restaurant.  

Jun 02, 2016 03:41 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I love music, so yes, I enjoy it.  However, it can be distracting to the buyers.

Jun 02, 2016 02:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

Susan Emo has said exactly what I was going to say.  I have seen videos of homes with the most outlandish music on them that were a total distraction! A

Jun 02, 2016 01:14 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I would find it to be very distracting.

Jun 02, 2016 01:13 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It is interfering as most buyers want to hear just how quiet the home is. Road traffic, barking dogs, etc.

Jun 02, 2016 12:12 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Only if it is soft, gentle checkbook type music with love one another choruses

Jun 01, 2016 11:47 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

I've never heard music during a model home showing.  It would be distracting though.

Jun 01, 2016 11:41 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS I guess I never paid any attention to it.

Jun 01, 2016 11:22 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

No and also when you click on photo's on the net and it starts playing.

If I want elevator music I'll go to the Doctor or Dentist!

Jun 01, 2016 11:11 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

no

Jun 01, 2016 11:02 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.   It shouldn't be a distraction and probably instrumental.  

Jun 01, 2016 10:52 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Soft music is nice.

Jun 01, 2016 10:50 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I love music

Jun 01, 2016 10:49 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it is a distraction more than a help

Jun 01, 2016 10:29 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not experienced it in resales. Very common in new construction! Not a big fan of music even in new construction!

Jun 01, 2016 10:19 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

If it is soft and soothing..nothing loud or distracting.

Jun 01, 2016 10:16 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

If it's covering up the traffic noise - yes.

Jun 01, 2016 09:55 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I like classical, preferably piano music, flowing softly through the whole house sound system. Most agent do also, since I observe sound tracts accompany all those slide shows the provide for their online tours.

Better still, connect your MP3 to the sound system and play the house tour sound track that actually reveals the features, benefits and privilege of living there. Don't leave out those who are hosting with you.

Obviously, this applies to open houses.

For the typical showing, 80% of the time the listing agent is MIA. For the few who do what they were hired to do, 10% will defer showing responsibility to the buyer agent who knows NOTHING about the house. So for the 10% who this pertains to,  only one voice should be heard.

 

 

Jun 01, 2016 09:52 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jun 01, 2016 09:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It makes no difference.

Jun 01, 2016 09:16 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I like soft music that doesn't interfere with discussions. I'd much rather that than a TV left on. 

Jun 01, 2016 08:07 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends.

Jun 01, 2016 05:52 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

always.  i like to live my life by a sound track

Jun 01, 2016 03:53 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

If it is soft soothing music I'm Ok with it.

Jun 01, 2016 03:33 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I think music at the right volume and the right choice of music enhances the tour of the home.  A good smelling home and lots of light helps too.  By all means "toilet seats down"

Jun 01, 2016 03:31 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Absolutely, it gives you a sense of Home-Sweet-Home!

Jun 01, 2016 03:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS - I heard Soft Rock touches the auditory sense.

(Works well in high-end homes.)

Jun 01, 2016 03:00 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I am totally fine with it, as long as it does not dominate a conversation, and possibly older folks might not even hear it, as it's background music.  I  like it for atmosphere Jeff Dowler CRS.  Any preferences for 'style' would be my own.  For Open Houses we always have our own music, and it's Easy Listening. 

Jun 01, 2016 02:47 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I think it can be distracting although I like music. I think most people want silence. They may think smells or music are taking their mind off the decision at hand.

Jeff you and I could rock out to 60's and early 70's tunes and reminisce.

Jun 01, 2016 01:52 PM