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Jeff and Kaye…, Real Estate Pro in 80132

As an experienced agent who just doesn't have enough time - have you ever used another licensed agent as a "showing agent"?

Asked by Jeff and Kaye Piggot, 80132 Mon Feb 18, 2013

We are looking to have another agent work with some of our buyers to show them properties. We will then step in and review their final choices and write the contract etc. Have any of you done this and how did it work for you?

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You took the words right out of my mouth.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Yes. Although I do want to show my listings myself, and show my buyers the homes they want to see when they want to see them, it would sometimes require me to be in 2 places at once! So in those rare cases, I do ask another trusted agent to do that for me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 26, 2015
Of course, all the time, I don't how it is in Colorado but here in South Florida we have had record breaking showing requests in some of our bank owned properties. As long as commission arrangements are made either verbally or in writing depending on the level of trust you will be glad you made that choice.

Keep in mind those little-wonderful things money can't buy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
This is how teams work, and, I am not a fan.

For several years, I used to make an annual trip to Harry Rosen's in Vancouver, where an excellent sales person helped me with my wardrobe. One year, I showed up while he was on vacation, and I just didn't feel that the new rep "got" me. I wound up buying about a quarter of what I'd usually buy, and after that, I learned to call ahead and set up an appointment.

My point being: our real service to buyers is in educating them and listening to them; I think the most valuable thing we do for buyers is to show them property.

Teams might provide better service if the agents reversed the roles - had the veteran agents do the showing and selling, and have the "assistants" write up the contract.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Hi Jeff

The short answer is yes...As an Independent Broker who owns my own company I've worked several times with other Independent Brokers I trust both on the giving and receiving end.

I am friends with one of the most respected Brokers in the Pikes Peak Colorado for that matter...and we help each other when one of us has to go out of town or is otherwise unable to assist a client due to other obligations.

I would highly recommend that if you decide to make this kind of arrangement that it be with someone whom you trust implicitly and have absolutely no doubt would treat your clients as you would.

Brian L. A. Wess
Realtor®, Broker Owner
Military Relocation, Residential & Investment Specialist
Infinite Horizons Realty - Metro Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO
Direct: 719-528-6672
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 18, 2013
Why not hire a licensed assistant? Or, find more agents to work for you (let them work with the clients and you take a split)? Or refer the leads out to someone, and get a referral fee?

Personally, I usually go by the old adage, "if you want something done right, then do it yourself." Plus, I wouldn't feel right letting someone else deal with my clients showing properties, and then me casually stepping in at the end to write the contract. Makes me look like a pompous you know what. Plus, I like getting to know my clients, their wants/needs, and I actually enjoy the "difficult" part of hunting for that perfect home. And you develop a better relationship with your clients that way. And then they give you referrals because you cared so much about finding them the perfect home! It's about quality, not quantity.
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