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Old 05-31-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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So my niece is in the market for a house and invited me to go with her to a few showings. Well the agent got there and said "I really prefer if you didn't bring friends along". WHAT!! Did I break a protocol. some one else I know got the same line.

What's the reasoning behind it. I always brought a good friend with me (lol, I've only purchased 2 houses in my life) when looking.

I'm going to be in the market for a beach house and I darn sure will be bringing a friend or one of my kids with me.

Is there a good reason for this?
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:49 AM
 
Location: El paso,tx
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No.
I'd find a new realtor.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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No.
I'd find a new realtor.
thanks, that's what I thought, I just wanted to run in by this forum. I know a lot of folks here are professionals.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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So my niece is in the market for a house ...
Is there a good reason for this?
Niece should chat with the BROKER at that agents office about this absurdity
and DEMAND to be released from any representation agreement she signed.

Keep looking for a buyers agent who understands reality better.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: northern va
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thats absurd, get a new agent
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Florida -
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There is likely another side to this story.

For example, did this house viewing turn into a 'social event' with the lookers focused more on a decorating (or other) critique of the home or seller?

Otherwise, it's hard to imagine how/why a realtor would object to multiple lookers seriously evaluating a home for a potential purchase by a qualified buyer.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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Ask the agent why.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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There is likely another side to this story.

For example, did this house viewing turn into a 'social event' with the lookers focused more on a decorating (or other) critique of the home or seller?

Otherwise, it's hard to imagine how/why a realtor would object to multiple lookers seriously evaluating a home for a potential purchase by a qualified buyer.
That is what I was thinking, too.

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Ask the agent why.
Yes.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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There is likely another side to this story.

For example, did this house viewing turn into a 'social event' with the lookers focused more on a decorating (or other) critique of the home or seller?

Otherwise, it's hard to imagine how/why a realtor would object to multiple lookers seriously evaluating a home for a potential purchase by a qualified buyer.
Maybe?
We had not even began the showing. We met her at the house and that was the first thing she said after being introduced. I just said I was her Aunt not a friend and kept it moving.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:11 AM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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That's ridiculous. I've never heard of anything like this. I'd get a different realtor.
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