Peter Mohylsky.   The  Santa Rosa Beach Expert, THE BEACH IS OPEN (PrimeSouth Properties)

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

I wish them much success in their home search or sale.

May 27, 2020 10:13 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Image may contain: 1 person, meme, text that says 'FRIEND: HEY WE'RE CLOSING ON OUR NEW HOME NEXT WEEK, YOU NEED TO COME TO OUR HOUSE WARMING PARTY! AND SORRY WE DIDN'T USE YOU! @UNDERPAIDREALTOR ME: OH THAT'S OKAY, YOU SHOULD REALLY GO GET A NEW CAR THIS WEEK TO CELEBRATE!'

May 27, 2020 10:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

May all go well with you...

May 27, 2020 09:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wish them good luck.

May 27, 2020 10:18 AM
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Ron Climer
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners - Tryon, NC

Have they shown you anything that you liked?  

 

May 27, 2020 11:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I do about the same. I probably know them is really true as I've been around in the area for some years now. Hate it when noobs say that lol.

 

May 27, 2020 11:01 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

If somebody says that it would be someone I just met at a meeting or event and that wouldn't be any big deal.  Wish them well and that's that.

May 27, 2020 10:35 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

I would just say:  "Good for you, and we wish you all the best!"  A

May 27, 2020 10:23 AM
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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

What would the circumstance be in your question?

Because I never get that statement from my database of referrals and repeats.

I can see that happening in an open house, but there is another reason why I don't waste time on them.

May 27, 2020 09:54 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       It's a great conversation starter.  Like you, I ask them "Who are you working with?"

      Many of those people are not really working with an agent at all (especially at an Open House, where they don't want to "get sold").   Or, they have no exclusive buyer broker agreement, or no exclusive right of sale listing contract, or no single agent notice, or any other document that legally binds them to another broker... which makes them fair game.  

May 27, 2020 05:10 PM
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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

If they contact me about a listing?

"Have your agent call me, I'll be happy to provide any information to them."

May 27, 2020 11:57 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

"Fantastic.  Then they should be able to help you with your inquiry.  Best wishes for a successful house hunt". 

May 28, 2020 05:11 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I say, Good for you! Then I ask who it is they are contracted to.

May 28, 2020 04:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Good for you, that's the smart thing to do. I hope it's going well for you.

May 27, 2020 08:30 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I would expect to get that news early on and not after I have shown several homes to that someone. That is why we have an agreement that we expect out buyers to sign.

With that announcement being delivered to me, I would wish them well and ask that them keep me in mind in case things do not work out with that agent. I remind them that all agents are not the same and let it go at that.

May 27, 2020 11:42 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I sometimes say " then why are you calling me? ". Surprising how many lazy agents tell their clients to call other agents to show them houses, then if they find something they like, to come back to them and they'll write the offer.

May 28, 2020 07:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It depends on many factors.  I vet all buyers upfront and decide if we are a good fit working together.  I need lender approval, proof of funds, and more before I engage with buyers and start showing properties. 

May 28, 2020 07:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

With a quick piece of advice: "good luck"!

May 28, 2020 05:31 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Most of us say something polite. 

Most of us will think:" What ... Why do you call me?"

May 28, 2020 08:56 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

" Great, ask your agent to call me" - my answer.

May 28, 2020 08:45 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Thank you for letting me know, glad you found someone you want to work with, let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future. 

I may ask who their agent is just to see if they actually have one and know his/her name. Other than that, I would not comment on another agents abilities or qualifications. 

May 28, 2020 05:38 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

If you send them on your way you are missing out on a lot! Most of them say they are working with an agent as a self defense mechanism against pushy agents. Keep talking to them and ask questions. Simply asking who their agent is can tell you a lot.

May 28, 2020 05:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wish them well and be there should they need you.

May 28, 2020 08:46 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Asking can backfire, especially if its someone not on your favorite list. And you don't want to trash someone's choice of agents. So, I agree with other comments here, I just wish them well on their sale. That doesn't stop me from mentioning some past sales of my own.  You never know, they might have second thoughts and hire me if the other one doesn't work out.

May 27, 2020 04:29 PM
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Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

Most times, they cannot tell you "their" agents name or company. This happened over this holiday weekend. Be professional, ask how you can help and let the conversation develop. In our local area, a Buyers Exclusive Agency is not common, so buyers are free to choose or switch agents at will and they do. 20 Questions about them & their situation will often lead to a new client. Do not STEAL a client from another agent, but be open to catching a new client with kindness and professionalism.

May 28, 2020 12:39 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I ask who.

May 28, 2020 09:04 AM