Hello! You have a cell phone, but do you use it?

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Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

I am so irritated with agents that don't return phone calls!  I had a buyer from the UK email me 2 days ago wanting room measurements for a listing I sent him from the MLS.  Of course the agent didn't take the time to add them in the MLS, so I called the agent to see if I could get them. 

I called yesterday and no answer.  So I left a voicemail asking the agent to please call me and let me know if they had the room measurements.  Yesterday passed and no phone call back.  So I called again this morning first thing.  Don't you know it's 9:03 pm here and still NO PHONE CALL!!!

I just emailed my buyer to let them know this and to also let them know that I will go there tomorrow MYSELF and get the measurements for them!

I challenge anyone that has a listing with an agent to have a friend or someone you know call and request some info about your home as if you were an interested person and see if they even bother to call you back.  You might also want to ask your agent for a copy of the MLS printout to see if they even bothered adding in all the info about your home!

And a note to agents....if you have a cell phone....USE ITReturn people's calls for pete's sake!  There is this little thingy-ma-bob on your phone known as an "icon" that shows you have voicemails you have yet to pick up!  It's there for a reason!!  Pick them up and then return the calls!

Comments (1)

Lisa Ryan
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty - Montgomery, NJ
Selling Princeton,West Windsor and Montgomery Town

Wow, how lazy!  I can't imagine not fully completing a listing in the MLS.  Very strange that they haven't returned your call.

Jun 19, 2008 01:28 PM