They say a missed showing is a missed commission. Your clients expect you to be available 24 hours a day to show their homes. We know that is not possible and thus lock boxes and unassisted showings have helped to solve that problem.
I know I might be saying something that might irk some people but I wanted to have a discussion about availability.
Have you ever tried to set up a showing with an agent that said "I only work Monday-Friday?" or "I do not do weekend showings." I have experienced this and my response is that this is when my client is available to see the property, will this work for you? Most of the time I get the same response above, but a few times I have had the Realtor make an exception and schedule the showing. I thank them for their time and move on.
Are Realtors allowed to have a life? I mean we have families, friends, and activities that we like to do like everyone else. We get sick and have to deal with family issues. I try to make myself available as much as I can, but sometimes I cannot be there.
How do we deal with this? If you work in a friendly and non ultra-competitive office you might have another agent go on the listing for you. If the property sells then you probably will give them a little referral fee. This creates a win-win situation. It allows you to be "available" when you are not, creates some office cohesion and allows another a Realtor a slice of the pie. If not? Try to offer another time you are available so the other agent can schedule a time that works for them.
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