Atlanta Buckhead - Let's Get Real - R E S P E C T - Not Just A Song

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...

Atlanta Buckhead - Let's Get Real -
R E S P E C T - Not Just A Song

 

 

 

No matter how much money a person has,
no one has more than 24 hours in a day.

Let's take that as a given - no one has more than 24 hours in a day. So how does one use that time? Focus on family and friends should come first but often in the real estate profession, our work demands we ask them to wait.

And they do make sacrifices for our career choice. I prefer to write about the majority of my Clients - the amazing wonderful things about them. BUT ...


When do people want to explore information about homes? When do people want to go see homes?

Buyers want to explore when they are not working-- at Dinner time or on those days called "week-ends".

 

So we ask our family and friends to be patient with us, we re-arrange our schedules to meet the times requested for seeing homes and we show up.

 

So many choices for a topic here. My focus is on TIME THIEVES.

 

They are the same people mentioned with great style in John Meussner's post about the Mortgage process. Also in Scott Godzyk's post about Pet Peeves; Nina Hollander's comments about agents who don't read listing comments; Michael Jacob's funny review of his choices; Dusty Rhoton's comments on Listing Photos; Lauren Selinsky on Agents not returning documents on time; and, Gabe Sanders on Communication Skills.

Check out the complete list at Kathleen Daniels' post - No Fooling Around.

 

One story from our experiences - Call comes at 6:00 pm.
"Can we see such-and-such a condo tomorrow at 8:30 am?"
Answer - will check to see if it is open that early and get back to you.

"OK - we'll look for an answer in the morning to see if you have arranged it."

Leave a text that evening and send an email verifying that we can go at 8:30 am.

They respond that they will be there  -  I arrive at 8:25 am and wait. 

After 20 minutes, I text to see if they are stuck in traffic or?

"Oh, we got there at 8:15 and decided we didn't like the outside so we left."

 

Did they call you to say they had driven away? No? Didn't call me either!

 

So much time stolen -
My time arranging visit - Other agent's time arranging visit -

My time driving there - My time calling other agent afterwards

 

 

These TIME THIEVES really can be annoying. What is my consolation?

That I found out early on so fortunately I didn't waste more time on them!!!!

 

R E S P E C T others --- a valuable behavior to remember...

All the best - Lynn

 

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Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I ain't gonna do you wrong 'cause I don't wanna. All I'm asking is for a little respect when you get home.

Apr 28, 2017 08:43 PM #1
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Your story is so true, Lynn B. Friedman .  I think every agent has a similar story of lack of respect received by clients. I doubt they would treat their attorney this way, but they seem to think they can always get away with this with their realtor - most likely because we allow it. 

Apr 28, 2017 08:49 PM #2
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
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Kevin J. May 
Hi there! Glad you stopped by.
All the best - Lynn

Apr 28, 2017 09:18 PM #3
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Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
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Lynnea Miller 
Or is it because they don't have to pay up front for any of our services?
Difficult to understand why some people think we want to work for free ...
Lynn

Apr 28, 2017 09:19 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I am a brutal "pre screener" you have to go through many gates before you become my client and it saves TIME in the long run Lynn....

Apr 28, 2017 11:43 PM #5
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Lynn,  I am with Endre Barath, Jr. on the brutal pre-screening.  The only exception is if a prospect is referred to me by another agent or past client. Those random calls and emails from people need to run the gauntlet before I will show them properties.  

Thank you for participating in the contest! 

Apr 29, 2017 09:08 AM #6
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh! Been there, too.  So frustrating, but most of us are still in the business.

Apr 29, 2017 02:15 PM #7
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Boy, that really is true. It's like some people were raised by wolves & have no manners. What's worse is, they don't even know they don't have manners. Do wolves believe in karma ya suppose?

Apr 30, 2017 11:28 AM #8
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I agree with both of you Lyn/n's.  In your example, Lynn, why in the world would nobody think to call to say that they were leaving and no longer interested?  Of course you will be showing up to wait for them.  The very sad thing is these types of things happen, and I am always surprised but feel like I know longer should be surprised because it is becoming commonplace.  Sad. -Kasey

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