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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Zero. Zippo. Nadda. None.  

Buyers must have preapproval and proof of funds.  We do not start looking until they are ready, willing and able to purchase.  

Jan 20, 2017 08:17 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

One trip...and that is after I am comfortable about who they are and what they do for income.

Eve

Jan 20, 2017 08:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I will go out one time and show several, but that depends on the buyer. If the sense is they are not really serious about getting preapproved and there are red flags, no go.

Jan 20, 2017 07:47 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I have not previously done business with them zero.  No buyer rep and no pre approval no show

Jan 20, 2017 07:29 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

3 & then deadline time. I don't worry about because they weren't a serious buyer then.

Jan 20, 2017 07:17 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 The knee-jerk answer is ZERO.

 However, there may be exceptions.  Such as, first meeting with a potential buyer, or perhaps a grad student who just got their degree, or someone in a new job who does not yet have enough W-2's or paycheck stubs to impress an underwriter, or as Greg Cremia points out, a doctor or high-end wage earner.

Jan 20, 2017 07:45 AM
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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

ZERO!!!

They have to pre-approved or a referral from an A+ and in the process and I spoke to the lender or they are using my lender Jason E. Gordon .

Some of my wealthy repeat clients get flexibility from me, but typically that's because we have history.

Jan 20, 2017 07:04 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not until they have talked and pre-approved by a lender.

Jan 20, 2017 05:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Let's get you pre-approved and dialed in to your comfort level before we explore what may not be possible!

Jan 20, 2017 02:53 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends on the client.  On the source of the client and connections, if any, that may exist.   Typically it is no more than a couple of properties in a single showing tour.   

Jan 20, 2017 10:28 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the number is ZERO....

Jan 20, 2017 09:23 AM
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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

$$ earners can also be $$ spenders! And super rich people can be very flaky about paying bills which we then find out when the lenders have a problem preapproving them. So if they're not paying cash and they need to get financing we need to at least start on that process. We can do a recon mission to see if we like each other before that happens but not more than one. In my experience it's been the people who say "Oh, it won't be a problem!" that are usually a problem.

Jan 20, 2017 08:07 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

No cash no preapproval equals no showings.

Jan 20, 2017 07:50 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It depends on the buyer. Low end buyers get treated differently than doctors, lawyers, airline pilots etc.

Jan 20, 2017 07:40 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends, but usually 2 or 3 if I don't know them. We talk along the way so I can verify their seriousness. Sometimes only require one showing.

Jan 20, 2017 07:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - about 5.

Jan 20, 2017 10:32 PM
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Jason E. Gordon
CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE

At the risk of sounding self-serving, I agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS on this topic. Even if you only show 1 home, there is a possibility you will end up writing an offer on that home. If no pre-Approval letter accompanies your offer, you risk unfavorable consideration from the Seller & Listing Agent.

Jan 20, 2017 08:04 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

If I do a preliminary prequalification I will show a few until I get the official word. I choose to work with only ready, willing and able buyers.

Jan 20, 2017 05:57 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

One trip and 1-3 houses but only close together

Jan 20, 2017 05:01 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I might take them out once, but usually sort of by default. I had a client come to see houses once; they promised to bring paperwork but they didn't. I took them out that day but then insisted they provide their preapproval before we went out again.

Jan 20, 2017 04:38 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Many times zero, unless i know them, sold to them before or they are referred..... i want a pre qual to go show homes. 

Jan 20, 2017 12:18 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Meet once, talk and go from there. Only making one trip before pre approval.  

Jan 20, 2017 11:57 AM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

All depends if they are a referral, I will take them out once to show a few places. Otherwise I am not going waste my time showing homes that they may not even qualify for.

Jan 20, 2017 10:33 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski None

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

William,

In commercial real estate, we would talk to them on the phone and get a sense as to whether or not they were qualified.  We would meet with them and go from there.  One is dealing with business people!  A

Jan 20, 2017 08:55 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 do not make it a habit of showing any properties to Buyers who have not yet been pre-approved.  What's the point?  You could be showing them homes that are beyond their budget.. and a waste of your time, and theirs.. 

Jan 20, 2017 08:44 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

No showings. Lets get approved first. And of course, keep the relationship going.

Jan 20, 2017 08:35 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That depends. I received two leads from investors. One was a rude one. Gave a phone # that was blocked. He wants to know what pocket listings I have. I responded that we need to meet and unblock his phone. Other I can approach him but we have not had a dialog.

I got one from Trulia that I do not have any ads. Just my profile. I have showed one and represent him on another. He is going to pay cash and need to get his HELOC approved.  Until his pof or dream property is accepted I can keep the relationship.

Often I sell my listings and if someone is serious I am not looking for these C or D clients.....

Jan 20, 2017 08:19 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I will have a meeting with them to get an idea of what they can qualify for but getting online with a lender and getting a basic pre-qualification is pretty simple and quick so I prefer to wait until that time.

Jan 20, 2017 08:09 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Pre-approval before any showings.

Jan 20, 2017 07:53 AM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

My practice is 'No Pre-Approval, No Showings'

I do construct an autosearch on a weekly bases and keep it going for a month.

Feb 19, 2017 02:01 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

A brand new client - none

A past client that I KNOW can purchase - just a few in one day.

Jan 23, 2017 10:40 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Usually a maximum of seven listings and whether or not they have a loan in place is not a concern to me.  I want to let people know that I am customer service driven not pocketbook driven.  No one cares what you know until they know that you care.

Jan 22, 2017 05:08 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I generally draw the line at two properties. We also have a serious discussion about getting pre approved. If they don't make an effort to talk with a lender within a few days of talking with me...I'm done showing them property. I might stay in touch. It depends on the situation. 

Jan 21, 2017 07:44 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

William Piotrowski I show one or two properties as courtesy. Then, I ask for pre-approval letter.

Jan 21, 2017 11:08 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

ZERO.  Why waste their and your time!  Why show them $700,000 homes if they can only qualify for $600,000 or conversly they qualify for $900,000?  Total waste of time.  Plus if they find the right house, the market is so hot out here you need to be able to pull that trigger immediately.  Not wait a week for a lender to get back to you!

Jan 21, 2017 10:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Maybe one.

Jan 21, 2017 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

It depends on the buyer.

Jan 21, 2017 05:38 AM
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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

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Jan 21, 2017 05:27 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I go out with them one time.

Jan 21, 2017 04:44 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on the situation and how well I know a buyer. If it's a repeat former client I pretty well know what's what.

Jan 21, 2017 04:07 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

each buyer is different when it comes to preapproval

Jan 21, 2017 03:57 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

0 unless they are a previous client

Jan 20, 2017 06:36 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Drive them to the bank instead, why waste their time and yours when they are not ready to buy.

Jan 20, 2017 05:27 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If someone cannot qualify, they need to dream more & then put legs on those dreams...An agent will take it from there

Jan 20, 2017 04:41 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I only show homes to Ready, Willing and ABLE Buyers...
It's unfair to a seller to prepare the home for a showing and have someone walk through that may not be able to purchase...

Jan 20, 2017 04:18 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

zero!

Jan 20, 2017 04:00 PM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I do not show property to buyers who are not pre-approved.  I don't have that kind of time to waste and it's not fair to me, the sellers and listing agents nor to the buyers.  

I have never had a serious buyer balk at the process once explained to them.  We are the professional that they come to so we can guide them through the process.  

 

Jan 20, 2017 03:23 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

None.  Time is money and I'm going to waste my time or theirs.  If they want to call me after they have been pre-approved, then we can start the ball rolling...

Jan 20, 2017 02:46 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It can be a waste of everyone's time to show property to a client who does not have an approval. Sometimes just a tour of the town and showing various areas based on an initial interview works fine. But serious looking should have an approval in place.

Jan 20, 2017 12:26 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I keep the relationship going but I tell them on our first meeting this is a requirement for our ongoing relationship...

Jan 20, 2017 12:03 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

One day.

At the end of that day, we take a seat the the nearest Starbucks.

We really need to know if we are shopping the right real estate I advise.

I let them use my Pro machine to enter the data needed into Rocket Mortgage.

They can use any lender they prefer, but we do need to get one lined up otherwise great disappointment lies in our future. The good one may get away or your ratio may be out of balance. We need to be READY.

Jan 20, 2017 11:25 AM