At what point can a realtor stop showing a house?

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

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Amy Liu, Agent, Flushing, NY
Sun Jul 22, 2012
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
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri May 20, 2011
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.
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Therese L Ko…, Agent, Bayside NY 11361, NY
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.
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John Pinard, Agent, Rosedale, NY
Fri May 20, 2011
A realtor should stop showing once a formal contract is in effect.
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Shanna Rogers, Agent, Murrieta, CA
Thu May 19, 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
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