Ever asked a FSBO to let you show the property?

Asked by Debra B Albert PA, Port St Lucie, FL Sat Jun 11, 2011

I have, it is a good segway to a listing appointment!

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MJ Olsen, Agent, Rockport, TX
Sat Jun 11, 2011
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Yes, absolutely... I introduce myself and hand my card to the FSBO and ask if I may tour their home. I even give a couple of staging tips... I ask what the showing requirements would be and IF I were to bring a buyer would they consider paying a realtor commission. I am gracious, I thank them... and leave. I have sold several FSBO's, I have been called back to a FSBO to list.... a FSBO for me is a FOR SALE By OPPORTUNITY....
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Tammy Hayes, Agent, Port Charlotte, FL
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Yes, I also asked about commission in case my buyer did want to purchase the property. I brought a commission agreement with me to have the seller sign, which they did. I showed the home, but my buyer was not interested.
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Phyllis McAr…, Agent, San mateo, CA
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Yes! I showed a home in San Mateo, about 5 years ago, It was "interesting" the owners must have just got back from a hunting trip and had 3 huge rifles laying on the couch! My buyer is a shooter, and wasn't offended. I too wasn't offended. The home was in less than tidy condition, and it was clear that they hadn't had any idea how poorly the home showed.
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Andrew Kacha…, Agent, Lakeville, NY
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Always! Just like knocking on doors.....OUR job is to meet the needs of the BUYER CLIENT! If that means cold calling or FSBO property...then that's what we do....Especially when all available listings have been reviewed.. Early bird gets the proverbial "worm"- Eventually, the FSBO will run out of time, patience or money!!
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Carrie Heath, , Eau Claire, WI
Mon Jun 13, 2011
Not only do I do that, giving full disclosure of agency of course, but I also stop at FSBO Open Houses to introduce myself and familiarize myself with the property, features and the sellers. I have gotten 2 listings by stopping at opens - I am very up front about the fact that I do NOT have a client at this time for this property but like to see the "competition" - and have gotten to broker some single-party contracts when an FSBO actually gets a buyer and they take a look at the legal paperwork involved!
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allan erps,A…, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Sat Jun 11, 2011
Agree, do not do it often but if I feel it is something my client may be interested in......
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Absolutely. As a result I've had some turn into my listings.
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Christopher…, Agent, Englewood, CO
Wed Oct 23, 2013
Agree - if it's something my client is interested in, then absolutely. Basically only good can come out of finding your client the right home, no matter what the listing circumstances are.
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Amanda Chris…, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Only if I really do have a buyer that is interested in that particular property. Otherwise I don't try to get the listing with FSBOs. Lower hanging fruit out there.
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Valerie Litt…, Agent, Lake Ozark, MO
Tue Oct 22, 2013
Absolutely! I have even been so lucky to show a FSBO in a condo complex my Buyers were interested in and list and sell the unit that day. If the property is in the right location, price & suites your clients needs, there should never be a hesitation and as stated previously, a great opportunity for a listing.
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Lonnie Conran, Agent, Fort Pierce, FL
Tue Oct 22, 2013
If the customer wants to see the property, you really don't have an option, if you don't your customer is likely call the FSBO on their own. Even if the FSBO won't pay a commission at all, at least you'll probably still get referrals from your customer.
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Carmen Brode…, Agent, Scottsdale, AZ
Mon Jun 13, 2011
No I haven't. No client has ever asked to see one.
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