Showing Instructions

By
Real Estate Agent with K.Ann Outten

As a "Full time"  Realtor I am frustrated with the lack of showing instructions, and worst of all no call back??  After some digging I find the listing agent is in real estate "Part Time"  and punching a clock for a full time job.  No problem, what ever it takes to pay the bills.  

I have some suggestions to help us all.  *Leave full showing instructions in your office or on showing desk, *Enter full showing instructions in listing, include gate codes, lock box codes, and alarm codes.  There is a secure showing instructions section.  *Co Broke with a full timer.  Some of something is better than nothing.  *Refer the lead, Let the full timer give the service and you collect a reduced commission. 

The market requires us to give 110% to all!  We can help each other!

Comments (10)

Julie Chapman
DR Horton - Ormond Beach, FL
New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be

If you dial our number, a Realtor will answer the phone - day or night - and will meet you with little or no notice....there needs to be more professionals in our profession. 

Nov 13, 2008 09:50 PM
Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

Im a fraid we all are seeing this. I just hope im not one of them. The bottom line hasnt been this skinny in a while. But I will still leave great showing instructions! Lol

Nov 13, 2008 09:53 PM
Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

I love the ones that say in the MLS - call office - then the office says call agent - then the agent says call Seller. THAT'S WHEN I SAY _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ !!!!!!!!

Nov 13, 2008 10:19 PM
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

I think this market is going to weed out the part time agents, they are not going to be able to survive!!! More business for the true professionals!

Nov 13, 2008 10:38 PM
Tess Brannagan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Katonah, NY

We need more professional conscience among us professionals in this field. I don't believe it has anything to do with being a part-time or full-time. Because I meet more full-timers who are under your lists. We have to go back to basics - time management! If you think you can do more -- with full efficiency -- do so. Like if you want to be a part-timer RE agent, make sure you have TIME for it. If you think you can handle more and more Listings -- do so, but do not forget, full time or part, you have a full duty and responsibilty to your clients!! Aim to serve them - than sell - because all the good service you give will result to SOLD!

Nov 13, 2008 10:42 PM
Scott Guay
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Ocean Pines, MD
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD

Part time or full time getting some agents to answer their phone or email is almost a wasted effort.  Sure makes the job harder then it should be.

Nov 13, 2008 10:44 PM
Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

I feel your frustration.  We want the property to be shown so we always include listing instructions and if it says call listing office and the seller needs to be contacted, our office will call the seller and call you right back.  It should take no more than 2 minutes to set up a showing appointment but you are right some agents just aren't available and then you may be unable to show the property because you haven't heard if it is ready to show or not.  Their loss and unfortunately, their seller's loss.

Nov 13, 2008 11:00 PM
Darin Haughie
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. (EWM) - Pinecrest, FL

It is frustrating and I use to get crazy over it. Now I see the times Florida has to face and I know A lot of good agents MUST get part time work. But they should team up with a full timer you will never get a home sold if it can't be shown.

Nov 13, 2008 11:04 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We have tried to contact listings agents that are part-time and who cannot talk on the phone at thier "other"  jobs.  and do not return calls in the evenings. When you call their office, the secetary says "I can't reach them either"

Nov 13, 2008 11:20 PM
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Well I agree with many of the comments above. If you are n=blessed enough to havbe qualified buyer you will do all possibel to make the journey smooth. Bad showing instructions are a no no

Nov 13, 2008 11:26 PM