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Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Perhaps, the buyers decided on another house. Plus, whenever buyers mark several homes as interested, a sharp agent will always narrow down the search by asking more specific questions for their needs.

Jan 24, 2017 07:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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May be not the property for them.

Jan 24, 2017 05:01 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Jack,

Ask those agents, they have the answers. A

Jan 24, 2017 07:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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How do you know they are interested? Did they "heart" the listing? Or did they just look at it? 

Jan 25, 2017 03:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think that it could be many of the answers below.

Jan 24, 2017 04:19 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Even though a buyer marked "interested" that does not mean they still are after talking with their agent or driving by the property and finding that the area is not quite what they are looking for.  There are many reasons.  I guess it would be best to just call the agent and ask.

Jan 24, 2017 01:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good question Jack.  I do preview homes and if I know it is not what they want I would not show it to them.

 

Jan 24, 2017 10:56 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jack Lewitz You're not looking at your listing from a buyer's prospective. There is a difference between potential interest and rationale for viewing the listing.

Jan 24, 2017 10:46 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Because it not not really fit the criteria the buyer requested.

Eve

Jan 24, 2017 10:06 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they're waiting for their buyers to call you directly from your marketing!!!

Jan 24, 2017 07:47 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel answered this one for you and perhaps these 'buyers' have been determined to not be Real buyers!

Jan 26, 2017 06:46 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is why I don't use reverse prospecting.  The gold nuggets looking for me concept never worked for me.

Jan 25, 2017 10:25 AM
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Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
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I stopped for the information being shared,

Thank you 

Jan 25, 2017 06:24 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh there are many reasons of which are too numerous to list here, but a few:

  • Over priced?
  • Buyers are interested? How do you know? Reverse prospecting is not a good method of judgement
  • Did you "PO" anyone?
  • Is there something wrong with the property?
  • Does the listing have decent pics and description?

Do I need to go on?

 

Jan 25, 2017 05:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

There may be a reason.

Jan 25, 2017 05:16 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

Jerry Newman nailed this one!

Jan 25, 2017 04:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Maybe your marketing efforts are not effective.

Jan 25, 2017 04:35 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't set anything for reverse prospecting. Search criteria might be set in more general terms and then it's up to me to determine if the criteria really meet my clients' needs. I've seen buyers check everything that is sent to them as a favorite and they have no idea why they did so. Instead of reverse prospecting, I set up all of my clients on concierge mode so I can review what gets sent to them first.

Jan 25, 2017 04:32 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - now they want to make money for sure. So even I wonder why!

Jan 24, 2017 10:55 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Is this just one particular listing, or is happening to several listings?

Jan 24, 2017 07:00 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Maybe there's a lot of competition out there. Maybe it meets some general parameters but, upon further review, is not the home for them.

Jan 24, 2017 06:52 PM
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Bob Crane
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Maybe the buyer is lying to you, or they need a new agent.

Jan 24, 2017 05:55 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
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NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I would notify those agents..they may not realize those buyers are interested or think they are interested.

Jan 24, 2017 05:33 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Maybe they are interested online but not ready to ser it in person yet? Or are you finding prospects that tell you their agent won't show it?

Jan 24, 2017 04:47 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There are a lot of lazy agents out there or the reverse entries might be old.

Jan 24, 2017 02:48 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Low commission? They want to show their own listing? Just speculations.

Jan 24, 2017 01:02 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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Selling office commissions on some Seattle homes ($800k) are in some cases only $500 to $1000. Homes are selling like hotcakes for above asking price. I don't know if the buyer is paying the commission difference or not...

Jan 24, 2017 12:31 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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Have you reached out to the agents to determine why?

Jan 24, 2017 11:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Agents may be sitting back and waiting for the buyers to let them know they want to see it. I have heard a tale that some agents are just lazy.  Don't know if that is true ... but that is what I heard.

Jan 24, 2017 08:54 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is a buyers agents job to inspire and ask buyers to see homes they like. If they are not pushing the buyer gently they are missing out. 

Jan 24, 2017 08:22 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Perhaps their Buyer Representation Agreement or Buyer Customer Service Agreement does not cover that property.

Jan 24, 2017 08:15 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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they are too busy on Facebook

Jan 24, 2017 08:14 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Lazy

Jan 24, 2017 07:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is a revealing question that if/when answered...is very telling. Caution

Jan 24, 2017 07:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Lack of communication? How do you know they are interested vs. your listing just showing up in a search? Just asking....

Jan 24, 2017 07:20 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Your criteria does not match the other agent's!

Jan 24, 2017 07:18 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't a clue.

Jan 24, 2017 07:14 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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Like Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 stated, there are many reasons. Buyers may have already found a place, they may not be in the area, the list goes on and on.

, did you reach out to the agents and let them know?

Jan 24, 2017 07:09 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are many reasons.

They range from a not motivated buyer to history with listing agent and everything in between. Use the tool to send a message to the agent and assess their response.

Jan 24, 2017 07:04 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not sure since we work on commission.

Jan 24, 2017 07:01 AM
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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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Is this an isolated case?  It could be that particular agent has some apprehension.  I'd probably contact the agent and indicate their buyers showed interest and wondering if they have any questions.  Or, it could be the buyers are looking but not really qualified to buy.

Jan 24, 2017 06:57 AM