Should real estate agents take their kids to property showings?

Mixing children with work can sometimes benefit everyone, but agents should use discretion
  • Some agents find bringing their children to appointments can be an effective way to juggle client needs with family life.
  • Delegating tasks, like hunting for home defects or setting up for-sale signs, can make the experience fun for everyone, they say.
  • But agents should weigh a client's preferences and their children's behavior before mixing family with work.

When Realtor Darrel Scott brought his son to a showing this year, he set the child loose on the property’s swing set and trampoline.