Too Much Information

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TMI

 

 

'In An Appointment'...

 

Enough Said!

 

 

We all schedule and set up appointments for the numerous tasks a busy Realtor® manages daily. We put our important dates in first, many written in stone...family and personal functions, settlements, vacations, well maybe not right now. Then everything else fits around your "big rocks." 

It is not necessary to let the world know what is going on in your life. 

 

Do we really NEED to know why you are not available?

 

Some time ago these recent examples were given by real estate professionals.

 

           1- I am in the chair getting my hair done.

2-I am prepping for a colonoscopy. 

 

 

TMI

 

I do not need to know that. No matter what is on your schedule, there is a professional way to handle the situation. 

Here are some easy responses.

 

-That is not a convenient time. How about 2 or 3?

- I am booked at that time.

-I have back to back appointments this morning, would this afternoon or tomorrow morning work for you? 

-12-1 Pm Sunday is not possible. Is there another time that would be convenient?

 

 Or just say:

 

 

'In An Appointment'...

 

Enough Said!

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good afternoon Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ,

Somehow I missed this post so am so glad that Kathy Streib featured it in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I so agree with you! A busy Realtor has appointments and clients understand..you don't have to go into detail. Many of your answers I routinely say!

Jan 24, 2021 10:32 AM #25
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Hannah Williams
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  I am with you as you are so wise TMI is not necessary so glad this has been featured in so many places as I missed it 

Jan 24, 2021 12:56 PM #26
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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MARGARET I would have missed this post if it was not for our friend Kathy Streib so glad she shared it but I almost feel like I was here before she brought it to my attention:)) either way it is good to be back and reread a great post, Endre

Jan 24, 2021 11:57 PM #27
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Haha just kidding I could not help it, it was such a great post and it is worth adding the two or three comments to your post to generate more SEO:))Endre

Jan 24, 2021 11:58 PM #28
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Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
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Yes and Amen to this post! I tell my agents to just say you are in an appointment. We do have lives.

Jan 25, 2021 07:54 AM #29
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR It is wonderful to be featured in  Kathy Streib 's weekly series. And always good to see you.!

Jan 25, 2021 10:18 AM #30
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Hannah Williams There are times we have to smile at the reason for being busy, other times, we just shake our heads and keep moving forward.

Jan 25, 2021 10:20 AM #31
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Endre Barath, Jr. And I feel you have been here a time or two. The more the merrier. Always a pleasure to see you!

Jan 25, 2021 10:21 AM #32
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In an appointment is all the information needed most times. Paula McDonald, Ph.D. 

Jan 25, 2021 10:23 AM #33
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Sonja Adams
Keller Williams Realty - Purcellville, VA

I think people think they need to justify their reasons for not being available when they really don't.  The other person doesn't know if you are doing something personal or have a listing appointment or what.

Jan 25, 2021 01:34 PM #34
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Sharon Tara
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"Enough said".

It is amazing just how much information some people are willing to spill out...and then at other times, when you really need details, not so much. LOL

Jan 25, 2021 01:57 PM #35
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Sonja Adams

It's good to see you and so true. No one needs to know your schedule but you!

Jan 25, 2021 03:58 PM #36
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Sharon Tara

Love your comment. You have me smiling!

Jan 25, 2021 04:00 PM #37
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Oh this is funny!  I don't think detailed info on why you aren't available is necessary--just state what needs to be said and then suggest another time.

Jan 26, 2021 02:54 PM #38
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
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I would have changed the verbiage on the colonoscopy to "I am dealing with some serious crap right now, I'll have to call you back when I am done." :)

Jan 27, 2021 07:36 AM #39
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Lyn Sims
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agree! I've also heard TMI over the years. Worse yet when they leave a VM for you & you hear toilets flushing in the background.

Jan 27, 2021 01:12 PM #40
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Jan Green
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Wow!  I'll get right back to you as soon as I can sounds better. 

Jan 29, 2021 04:54 PM #41
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Jim Paulson,

That's got to be the best comment!!

Jan 29, 2021 10:39 PM #42
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS
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LOl! Amen to that.  The worst are the medical explanations! Really feel bad about your upcoming "procedure", but don't really need to know.

Feb 12, 2021 12:05 PM #43
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Marti Steele Kilby, CRS, I love your name!

YOu are so right  "...but don't really need to know."

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