is it ok to have an agent from one company come and give you a home evaluation and then meet a walk through a home by a diff agengy & get their?

Asked by Amy, 54956 Thu May 12, 2011

eval? is it ok to do this ethically??or are we stepping on toes???

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Jenny Basant…, Agent, Schaumburg, IL
Fri May 13, 2011
Hi Amy,

Your question is a little confusing because it states you are a home buyer. if you are Selling your home, let the other agents know you are interviewing before you make a decision.

If you are buying: It is "better" if you interview by phone or in person before you go out looking at homes. It is always "nice" that you choose ONE agent. Remember: the agent you choose can help you with any home out there and will look out for your best interest, even a for sale by owner, property.

If you do not want "representation", as a coutesy acknowledge this to the agent beforehand or before they go showing you properties,

I personally like the courtesy.
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Amanda Lauer, Agent, Appleton, WI
Mon Aug 17, 2015
Yes, it is DEFINATELY OK to have more than one Realtor come through your property. In fact, you should always have 2 or 3 Realtors come in and do an evaluation on your property. Realtors know that they are up against competition and they should be doing their best to give you accurate information about the market, a presentation regarding their marketing plan and experience that will help you sell your home. When you have agents come through, don't be afraid to ask the tough questions. If they don't know the answers, it may be time to branch out. Ask them WHY you should pick them? What are they going to be doing to sell your home? What is their marketing plan, and what have their results been? I hope that you find a GREAT Realtor to help you. Feel free to us to sell you home. We are THE HOME TEAM, at Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc.. (920) 766-HOME (4663).
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David Klundt, Home Buyer, Neenah, WI
Tue Feb 12, 2013
Also remember that although agents may appear to be on your side they only get paid if you buy or sell and although they are paid on percentage that is usually insignificant when compared to the percentage lost by the seller.
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Kim Digiorgi…, Agent, Oshkosh, WI
Mon Aug 6, 2012
Certainly, Amy. You can interview as many agents as you like. Three is typical. Once you connect with one, it is good practice to view homes to purchase with only one agent.
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Charlotte Po…, Agent, Ocean City, MD
Fri May 13, 2011
It is perfectly acceptable and smart to interview more than one agent. but don't base your decision on who gives you the highest price. Also, ask about other services, marketing plans and expected communication, etc. before making your choice.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri May 13, 2011
If you are looking to sell, yes, do interview more than agent, and from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best and who has the most to offer.
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Marie Souza…, Agent, Centerville, MA
Fri May 13, 2011
Amy - It is normal & expected for Owners to get meet & get advice from a few Agents while choosing who to represent them in the sale of their property. You are interviewing them for one of the biggest decisions you will make & want the best fit (and best Agent around) for your needs.
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
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Linda S. Cef…, Agent, Franklin, WI
Thu May 12, 2011
It is perfectly fine to interview several agents and if part of that interview consists of a walk through of your home (if that is what you are referring to) and you are telling them that you are interviewing several agents, there should not be a problem.

If you are referring to going through a home to purchase, you would need to check with your real estate board for your state and ask them about agency. Once you get a good understanding of that, you will be able to decide whether or not it is "ethical".
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