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Bijou2012, Home Buyer in 53182

I went with my agent to see a condo but the listing agent refuses to show unless he is present. Can he do that?

Asked by Bijou2012, 53182 Sun Jun 3, 2012

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It seems a bit unusual for a Fannie Mae property, but so what, just go along with it.
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He certainly can do that. Not all will bit usually there is a specific reason, have your agent find out what it is. It should be no big deal if they are present as your agent is working for you anyway. If that is what it takes to get in, just do it.
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Most certainly if it is occupied!
Definitely, if this is the first time the agent has visited the condo.
There may be pets to be crated otherwise they bolt out the door.
The residence may be an antiques haven.
**Hazards may exist for which the agent must make visitors aware.
Utilities off - meaning DON"T USE THE FACILITIES!
Traditional access not available. (agent not part of MLS)
There are many, many valid reasons.

After all, the agent makes a commitment to the owner that their property will only be shown to qualified buyers. Having the opportunity to see the buyer presents opportunity to respond to questions and identify issues for which a resolution may be needed. Rather than depend on the buyer's agent to convey the community benefits and tangible assets, the responsible agent would realize they are in the best position to make the buyer aware of this units value in regards to tangible and intangible assets.

Looking at homes on Trulia is entertainment, but going into someone's place of residence should be taken seriously.The listing agent in this case, understands that. They are fulfilling their responsibility to the seller. It does not seem to be very inconvenient to place this condo on the showing schedule at the appropriate time. But, as always, there is much we do not know about this situation.

Tell us, did you make an appointment and see the condo?
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Love the fact that you put so much time and effort into this answer. Very nice job,, Thanks,
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Hi Bijou2012,

Yes, the listing agent can do this. The seller must have instructed the listing agent this is the way they want the property shown. The listing agent has to follow the seller's instructions.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Yes. Typically this is not the listing agnets choice, but rather a requirement of their seller.
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yep.....the seller can dictate whatever he likes to his agent......and those are the RULES.......unless they are illegal rules, i.e......racial discrimination, religious discrimination, etc.........
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In answer to your question ... absolutely the answer is YES. However, in most real estate showings the Buyer's Agent calls the Listing Agency to advise of date and time as well as Last Name of Buyer (for procurement) ... and waits for the Listing Agency to give them PERMISSION to show the property and at that time give the Buyer's Agent the Access Code (or instructions for getting into the property). The Buyer's Agent then shows you the property. However there are times that the Seller requires the Listing Agency to have someone (either the Listing Agent or an Agent from their Agency) to be present for all showings. Usually this is because the Seller is nervous, or does not trust the "other agents" to give the prospective buyers all the information the Seller feels is necessary ... there are many reasons a seller may make this a requirement ... but to be honest, it is rare in our area. But for the most part ... just go with the flow ... no harm (plus that agent might have an answer to a question you may have that your Agent may not have had privy to .., so ... just be happy! Especially if it's the one you LIKE decide to buy!
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It depends on the listing agreement between the listing broker & the owner of the condo.
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But what if the seller is Fannie Mae? I'd understand if the unit was a million dollar mansion.
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