Monica, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA

How are the Realtor showing the house?

Asked by Monica, Los Angeles, CA Wed Mar 26, 2008

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Fred Glick, Agent, Mountain View, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Walking to them or by car usually.
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L.A. Real Es…, , Los Angeles, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hi Monica,
With today's technology available to realtors, there are several ways to "show" a house. Our office, LA Real Estate Group. There are lock boxes (digital ones that record time of entry/exit etc), there are virtual tours, photo slide shows, drive bys, and of course the best by far, open houses and appointments to view the house. Open houses are great for a general viewing and once you know you like the place, you can schedule a revisit appointment and take a more personal and detailed tour.
Often times, we try to "give" our potential buyers a feeling of ownership and try to arrange and hour of "down" time in the house. This helps a lot of buyers transition from a house to a home!
Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment at a particular location you are interested in, or for general listings. We offer full service real estate professionals and can help in a variety of ways.
Good Luck to you,
Lou & Alex
LA Real Estate Group
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Ed Torrez, Agent, City of Industry, CA
Thu Mar 27, 2008

The question is a little vague, but I will do my best to answer the question. As Licensed Real Estate Agents we have "Showing Instructions" as defined by the Multiple Listing Service.

The 15 Showing Instructions are:
1) Appointment Only
2) Call First
3) Call Listing Agent
4) Call Listing Office
5) Call Occupant
6) Do Not Contact Occupants
7) Drive By Only
8) Gate Pass
9) Go Direct
10) Key Box
11) Key in Listing Office
12) Restricted Access--Call Listing Agent
13) See Remarks
14) Subject To Inspection
15) Vacant

These showing instructions are used by the Listing Party (Seller) as a courtesy and form of maintaining control of your property listing. Any combinations of these instructions are the norm which real estate agents are familiar for showing properties. Depending on your Selling situation that you discussed with your Licensed Agent, who is taking your listing, you will determine the best and most convenient way to show your property to prospective Buyers.

If the question you are asking is, “How are Realtors marketing the house?” This is very lengthy answer and several other contributors have mentioned ways of marketing the house.

Good Luck,

Ed Torrez
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Hi, , Virginia
Wed Mar 26, 2008
they use the internet mostly
then if the buyer is interested
maybe they visit the house


good luck
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Dot Chance, Agent, Burbank, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hi, Monica. Is there a particular house that you are inquiring about?
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Monique & Joe…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Wed Mar 26, 2008
Hello Monica,

What house are you talking about? Please let me know what house you are trying to see and I'll let you know. Or if you have a house that you would like to sell and you would like to know how agents show it, usually an agent will sent an appointment with the client by phone or email or if the house is vacant, they will and may put it on a lockbox so other people can show it.

I hope this is helpful.


Monique Carrabba
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