Dan Capra, Listing/Buyer Agent (LAER Realty Partners)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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This is discussed before showings start so we all are on the same page regarding appointment and everything else. 

Apr 03, 2018 09:37 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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That depends on the seller. Some would prefer to show in the late afternoon or early evening and it gets dark late now, then to be disturbed at 8 in the morning. Generally, I think as long as it's light outside it's okay. Some people need to view properties after they get off work. And this is a 24-hour casino resort area, so everybody has different workweeks.

Apr 03, 2018 08:37 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I schedule all showings through a showing company and they call the seller directly for approval.

Apr 03, 2018 03:22 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The seller sets the limits.

Apr 03, 2018 10:22 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It depends on the seller and the children. Some are flexible, some are not.

Apr 03, 2018 10:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The seller calls the ball on this...

Apr 03, 2018 09:51 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sellers choice.

Apr 03, 2018 09:31 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I would ask the seller and will follow their instructions.

Apr 03, 2018 03:32 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Whatever the seller decides is what I put into the MLS private remarks. 

Apr 03, 2018 09:15 AM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

Definitely depends on the seller. I'd venture to say 7, but if they have little kids, that's dinner, bath, and bedtime time.

Apr 03, 2018 08:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the seller.  I usually let the agents call them to schedule unless the seller wants me to be the go between.  Was the go between on a super hot listing a couple years ago.  Seller was so glad when it went under contract because she was tired of me calling every few mintues with a new showing request (after the first half a day I started calling once every hour because I was using up her phone battery).  She joked about it with me, to which I responded "Just be glad I was the go-between, I had 4 to 8 calls for every call I made to you."  She really saw the value in having professional representation.  :-)

Apr 03, 2018 08:43 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't confirm showings... our Showing Service does it. And they have multiple ways of confirming showings -- by phone, text, email. Up to the seller. As for how late to show... again up to the seller.

Apr 03, 2018 02:53 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

That is a lifestyle decision that is discussed with the sellers at the time the listing is taken and there is no one size fits all answer. If you allow the sellers to stay for the the showing, they may agree to a later time than if they have to leave. Not easy answer on this one. 

Apr 03, 2018 02:42 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 6:00PM, the showing agent needs to be out by 7:00PM.

  But it's the Seller's call, not mine.

Apr 03, 2018 02:06 PM
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Todd & Devona Garrigus
Garrigus Real Estate - Beaumont, CA
Broker / REALTORS®

Its all up to the seller. Be clear though that the more available the home is to show, the better chance of getting a fast and top dollar offer.

Apr 03, 2018 11:16 AM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
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Great question - based on the comments here (including my own opinion), methinks it's rather unanimous: the seller calls the shots. - Tim

Apr 03, 2018 11:01 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I almost always ask for a 2-hour window. If they don't have kiddos, they work from home and need time to make arrangements to work elsewhere, remotely.

Apr 03, 2018 10:32 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

In the summer, when it stays 'light out' I cut off most showings at 8 or 9. In the winter it tends to wrap up earlier. It really is all depending on the seller but with toddlers in the house I would think 7pm would even be late. Once the kiddos are down you don't want that doorbell ringing!

Apr 03, 2018 09:34 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Just like with any seller, ask! You can try and bunch showings into time blocks convenient for the sellers. 

Apr 03, 2018 09:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a conversation you have at the listing appointment.... the seller will dictate the time range for showings, especially with small children in the home.... always around nap times....

Apr 03, 2018 09:29 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Shortly before dusk, otherwise they can't see the exterior in the dark!

Apr 03, 2018 08:45 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

There's no set rule however these issues should be discussed at the time of the listing. What my Seller is willing to put up with are my boundaries.

Apr 03, 2018 12:19 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Ask the sellers what they want.

Apr 03, 2018 12:01 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It is up to the seller but arrange that time at the time of listing

Apr 03, 2018 11:24 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

The Seller sets the time, so I would assume about a half hour before the childrens' bedtimes (would be when they want to be back in the house)  

 

Apr 03, 2018 03:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dan,

Our clients schedule the best times to allow for the kids.  A

Apr 03, 2018 02:29 PM
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Sarah Neben
BHA Real Estate - Lexington, NE
Real estate agent specializing in historic homes

I would try to give at least four to five hours notice...I am a mom of five children and I know it takes time to clean up toys, get kids ready to go, etc. 24 hours would be ideal, but that doesn't seem to happen very often--when buyers want to see a home, they want to see it NOW.

Apr 03, 2018 02:13 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

6:30 pm now since the time change. In case people are late they will be out of there by 7pm.

Apr 03, 2018 01:32 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It's there call and should be set up before the first showing.

Apr 03, 2018 11:19 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

That decision should come from them. If they need to have cut off at 6pm, so this is the cut off for all showings. Same with the morning. 

Apr 03, 2018 10:59 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I advise the client we need to make it as easy to show as possible.  The rest is up to them.  If they are motivated usually it is not a problem.

 

Apr 03, 2018 10:56 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

That is up to the seller and thier needs. Most don't want to show past 6 or 7 at night.

Apr 03, 2018 05:59 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
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whatever time your client tell you is the latest they will allow showings

Apr 03, 2018 10:42 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You ask your sellers their desires I don't allow or NOT they do :-)

Apr 09, 2018 05:01 PM
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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

When they are filling out the forms to list the property, that is one of my questions - who gets contacted, and what are the preferred times.

Apr 06, 2018 10:25 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Let the Sellers decide

Apr 04, 2018 06:22 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

I ask the sellers about what time they prefer me to stop calling.

Apr 04, 2018 05:41 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ask the seller 

Apr 04, 2018 05:41 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is something i discuss with my seller when listing, it is up to them what is acceptable to them. I like to wrap up showings by 8pm. For those with babies, it could be 7pm

Apr 04, 2018 05:39 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

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Apr 04, 2018 05:28 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!

That is a decsion the Seller makes depending on what is best for their family so as not to disrupt the young children's sleeping habits.  I usually confirm this when taking the listing and ensure it is included in the showing instructions.

Apr 04, 2018 05:19 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dan Capra - I'd suggest check with the sellers and find out how convenient it is to them.

The best thing is - we can always request the buyer's agent to schedule the appointments a day before.

Apr 03, 2018 10:58 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

That is 100% up to your sellers and decided before you list it.

Apr 03, 2018 06:14 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Let them decide.

Apr 03, 2018 06:14 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Whenever the seller tells me not to show the property. They are the ones wanting to move, not me, so they "run" the show on the timeframe for showings.

Apr 03, 2018 05:06 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Whatever the seller agrees to accept.

Apr 03, 2018 04:58 PM