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Nikki, Home Buyer in Queens, NY

At what point can a realtor stop showing a house?

Asked by Nikki, Queens, NY Thu May 19, 2011

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A realtor can stop showing a property when the house is in a formal contract or the owner asks not to show it for a certain period of time.

Amy Liu
East Coast Realtors, Inc
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 22, 2012
It really depends on the owner, it's not an agent's decision to make; however if a property is in contract, the agreement can't be broken unless both parties are in accordance--therefore ask about back up offers.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 20, 2011
Hi Nikki, depending on the owners instructions of course- I recommend the buyer to do an engineers inspection before contracts are sent out- continue to show (for back up offers)until contracts have been signed and the buyer has put his/her money down. Once the seller's attorney is holding the buyers down payment (escrow)...really is unethical to continue to show a property. My opinion Terry K 718-614-3167 cell or email Therese. Korahais@elliman.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 20, 2011
It is not a matter of can, but a must in some cases.

1. Property went in to contract = house is off the market

2. The seller ask/instruct broker not to show it for some time.

Other then that it sounds like you have a different question that you like to ask

So feel free to contact me for that

Sam 347-510-1616
Web Reference: http://qbhomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 20, 2011
A realtor should stop showing once a formal contract is in effect.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 20, 2011
Hi Nikki,

The seller can instruct their Realtor to stop showing at any time. Also, once an offer has been accepted by the seller and all parties (buyers and sellers) agree to the terms of the purchase contract, the Realtor can stop showing their listing if the house is in Pending.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 19, 2011
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