This not usual practice anywhere that I know of in staten island agents call a central number to schedule appts for there showings for there buyers, now I have heard some incidents but I would not let anybody into your home without an agent and if a buyer shows up without the agent then I would get there agent name and broker where they work and follow up with your listing agent to se what course of action you have. Also be advise there have been bold buyers that have gone to homes on there own and just say that there agent send them there either way try to get an agent name and don't on any circumstances let them into your home
There is so much scamming going on out there that people need to resort to common sense and good judgment. If it doesn't feel right, question it and decline.......
I understand your concern. First Rule: If an appointment has not been made through pre-established information, DO NOT LET ANYONE IN. It may not be the Realtor at blame, but the potential buyers.
NO ONE should be permitted into your home EVER without a Realtor present.
NO BODY should show up at your door without an appointment.
Hand them your agents card, and tell them to go way or you will be calling 911.
This is serious.
Those claiming their agent 'sent' them, should provide you the name and/or card of their agent. Failure to do so is a indication their is no agent. Call 911
Don't want to call 911? OK, take their picture. They'll evaporate.
If you do get the name and/or card, contact your agent IMMEDIATELY! Bring to bear all resources possible to ensure this agent gets the message regarding 'sending' people to an address. It is very likely the 'agent' in question is either not licensed or not a REALTOR and does not have access to the MLS. Your agents broker may be needed in this case.
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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