Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties)

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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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We stopped using a showing service and the office years ago.  If you want to see my listing, you call me.

May 23, 2015 10:28 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Just another reason I don't work for a big box.

May 23, 2015 11:04 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Can they transfer the phones to an agent? That might help!

May 23, 2015 01:37 PM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

In the Las Vegas market, buyer's agents schedule showings directly with the occupant or listing agent depending on the instructions in the MLS. If an agent wants to show a property bad enough, they'll find a way whether or not there's someone to schedule an appointment. Let the staff enjoy the weekend and come back energized for summer.

May 23, 2015 12:37 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would complain about that. It's important to have someone there. 

May 23, 2015 12:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Debbie -- was it announced prior to Saturday's closing?  If not, I would think a discussion should take place.  If it was discussed - you should have adapted.   

That's the reason why many agents even in offices with receptionists choose a showing service or have selling agents contact the listing agent or seller directly. With proper planning, it doesn't have to be a disaster.    

For me -- I want any communication with a seller to come from me so I want to coordinate showings for my listings.  

May 24, 2015 12:56 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Perhaps you can have the showing telephone number forwarded to your number? Just think of the leads you may get!!!!!

May 23, 2015 11:58 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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All our calls go straight to us. We have control!

May 23, 2015 06:31 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Agents can temporarily change the MLS listing to have calls come to them over the holiday weekend.  It does not seem unreasonable for paid staff to get a holiday off work.  The one/two day inconvenience is not such a big deal. 

May 23, 2015 02:38 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I wouldn't have appreciated this Debbie.  At the least possibly offer to let some agents staff the office to handle calls and possibly some new business.

May 24, 2015 05:08 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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We use a national showing service which works virtually 24/7 so it's not an issue for us. Our office is open only until 5pm and not on weekends, ever. As we are in an office building we really don't get walk-in traffic. But in your case, I'd probably not complain but offer suggestions for future such weekends on how to staff the office.

May 24, 2015 03:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Debbie Reynolds The broker should have had a back up plan to handle these calls.

May 23, 2015 11:30 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

When the public is off, is when we are the busiest. I use a showing service as well as a receptionist. I worked a full day yesterday, working just this morning and am taking the afternoon and evening off. But come Monday, ill be back ready to sell.

May 23, 2015 10:17 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Your broker dropped the ball.

Let your broker understand 'you're not feel'n the love' when unilateral decisions such as this will have gigantic financial consequences for the agents.

The advise your BH broker that REMAX is looking better everyday.

 

May 23, 2015 09:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I am sure some sellers will be annoyed . I am sure most offices are closed on Monday.

May 23, 2015 09:28 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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That doesn't sound like a good system. Most agents here have their cell# and home# listed with MRIS, and also have their Cell# on yard signs.

May 23, 2015 08:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds - now that's little tricky! 

Our market center uses third party services for scheduling - so it is working fine.

If that's what the broker has decided, I don't know if you want to complain about it.

May 23, 2015 02:45 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I'm surprised the Broker didn't have a system in place for the agents to get calls and answer them.

May 23, 2015 01:54 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I would bring up the issue with your broker. Holiday weekends are hot times for showings.

May 23, 2015 01:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think maybe a showing service may be in order if this happens again. I almost missed 4 showings on my listings and that is not good for my sellers.

May 23, 2015 01:03 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Broker should have a Plan B in place

Jan 15, 2018 08:45 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Get your own showing company...Showing Time or Centralized Showing...better feedback and more reliable.

May 25, 2015 10:48 PM
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Laura Filip
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No why would one complain about taking a few days off. Set up your own appointments 

May 24, 2015 08:38 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As a small broker we have everyone on a Google number that rings us all, that way we don't miss calls. I would gauge my answer on what the broker charges me in that situation. Does the value proposition of that brokerage require a receptionist?

May 24, 2015 08:20 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

This drives me nuts. I see brokers all the time that fit the schedule to their needs vs the publics. 

May 24, 2015 07:15 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Is it possible for you to schedule your own? Might work if it's just this one day. In my experience, during a holiday week-end there are more tire-kickers than real buyers, but one never knows...

May 24, 2015 05:14 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your office should be open this weekend. Your manager has some lessons to learn. 

In our market, most of the agents use a showing service and do not rely on office assistance to schedule appointments.

May 24, 2015 04:39 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You complaint would probably fall on deaf hears.  We use a company (Centralized Showing Service) who schedules all our showings.  I would change instructions in mls for the agent to call me for a showing.

May 24, 2015 12:07 AM