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I tried to contact a listing agent about a property that the agent had listed for rent.

First I texted, then I emailed, and then I called and left a message.  No reply.  Similar to the instructions on a bottle of shampoo, I then repeated the process.  No reply.

Later that day, I saw a little boy who told me that he sees dead people and that they don't know that they are dead.

Suddenly, as if my life was passing before my eyes, I remembered:

the time that a seller for a listing of mine did not show up to settlement;

the time that I made an appointment to show a prospective buyer one of my listings, but they did not show up;

the time that a lead service sent me a lead, with whom I could never make contact;

the time that I left a decent tip on my credit card at a restaurant and noticed that the tip did not show up on my records (oh well, it was good service);

the time . . . . . . . . . . NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Wait a minute.  I am not dead. I am alive and doing well.

These unresponsive people who do not know how to respectfully live in a society are the dead ones.

If you are looking to get into the real estate market and would like lively, vibrant, and respectful service, then feel free to give me a call at 410-935-5844.

I will promptly answer your call.

Ron Trzcinski

Sachs Realty

443-318-4514 Office

410-935-5844 Direct


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Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD


In today's impersonal world, just answering the phone makes you lively.

Feb 25, 2024 01:29 PM
Kathryn Sparks
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD


One would think that being promptly responsive in the fast paced world of today would be an essential business skill.

Feb 25, 2024 01:32 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's unfortunate how many times people just don't bother to respond. As for people not showing up for showings, I remember one buyer years ago who was very late for one appointment but I allowed him another shot on another day. We scheduled a showing, and I confirmed that morning. It was a gorgeous Sunday where I'd much rather have been doing something fun, but I drove the 40 minutes to the appointment, opened the house, turned on the lights, and waited. About 10 minutes after the appointment time I called him and he said something like, "oh yeah, I decided not to come today". I said "you're fired." At least he answered the phone that time.


Feb 26, 2024 05:04 AM
Carol Williams

How rude, Kat Palmiotti ... him, not you! 

Feb 26, 2024 07:19 AM
Kathy Streib

Kat Palmiotti that is unthinkable!!! 

Feb 26, 2024 07:43 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Ron,
Some people ARE dead and don't even know it. Sad that they waste other people's time while they sleep.

Feb 26, 2024 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ron- people who fail to cancel or show up are short on emotional intelligence. You're better off not working with them. 

Feb 26, 2024 07:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Ron - real estate like everyday life, offers continuing education in patience management.  Venting and Frustration could certainly be one (maybe, two) addition to the curriculum.  

Mar 02, 2024 04:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ron,

I'm so glad that Carol Williams featured your post in her Second Chance Saturday Series. It's such a shame we have so many DEAD people functioning (if that is what you call it) in our society. Totally unacceptable to be so inconsiderate of others and their time.

Mar 02, 2024 04:22 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

A little boy seeing dead people is quite a scary thing, haha.  Sadly, it's difficult at times to communicate with some agents.

Mar 02, 2024 04:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ron. Zig Ziglar used to refer to brain dead people as "dead at 35, buried at 65." So many brain dead people out there. Enjoy your day.

Mar 02, 2024 05:18 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There are people in this business that really consider themselves so much above anyone else and in reality, are among the walking dead, and in their best efforts may not even equal the work done by the person making that call.

Mar 02, 2024 12:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ron:

It's a shame there are so many non-responsive people around, and not just in our business. Are they clueless or just don't care about the rudeness?!


Mar 02, 2024 02:07 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Yes answering the phone does make a difference.

Mar 03, 2024 07:09 AM