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
Entry for the April 2017 GET REAL AR Contest