much less thrive in this business, when you can't even answer the phone??
Granted, I understand in real estate, especially now as we're in Spring and heading into Summer, we as agents get busy and can't always answer the phone. We're in meetings, showing houses, in the middle of negotiations, etc. But what's the excuse for not returning a phone call? If your seller or buyer only knew!
I called 5 listings agents yesterday, "Hi, I have someone who is potentially interested in your listing located at xyz but he has a couple of questions; can you give me a call when you get a chance? I would very much appreciate it!" Of these 5 agents, only 1 actually answered and 1 other called me back. Still no word from the remaining 3. If the seller only knew!
In real estate it is our business and our responsibility to represent our client's best interest. I will never understand how you can represent your client to the best of your ability if you can't even return a simple phone call. No wonder so many people have nothing but negative feelings towards real estate agents. I take it as a personal challenge to change people's minds about Realtors, one buyer and/or seller at a time!