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Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes it does.  Much like when you read in mls "no showing until 4/16/15" and it is now 10/2/15.

Oct 01, 2015 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,352,935
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Nah, I just laugh and move on.  It is a waste of my time to get bugged. I would rather throw a ball to my cat to retrieve.  A

Oct 01, 2015 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,482,186
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, at least you know what is going on. It is bugging me more when i call again and again and the agent returns ( if ever) call in one week with no explanation of the delay.

Oct 01, 2015 04:51 PM
Rainer
144,903
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

Maybe they wanted to stay so much longer out of town

Oct 01, 2015 04:36 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Paul, why yes!  And I usually include a little nudge in whatever message I leave.

Oct 01, 2015 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
633,946
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No but it is a sloppy business practice. I usually mention the out-of-date message in my VM because it is easy to forget we didn't update it after a vacation.

Oct 01, 2015 12:51 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is a bit annoying but I don't dwell on it and realize they have gotten back to work and are probably swamped.

Oct 01, 2015 10:43 AM
Rainer
86,414
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I resemble that remark! Or how about the Realtor who states in the MLS listing, "All offers to be presented by September 15th" and here it is Oct 1st!!

Oct 01, 2015 08:51 AM
Rainer
454,804
Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
The Forestland Experts!

People make mistakes, and that first week back at work is generally a busy one.

Mar 27, 2019 03:52 PM
Rainer
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Peggy Kelbel
Integrity Realty - Madison, WI
Specializing in residential and income properties

It makes me wonder if they were in a car accident, or extended their vacation an extra week.  I usually include in my message that their voicemail needs an update in case it is a detail they have forgotten about.

Oct 02, 2015 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
728,805
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I've encountered those and similar ones. Usually, I mention that in my voice mail.

Oct 02, 2015 08:52 AM
Rainer
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Jo Thorpe
Cook Realty - Sacramento, CA
YOUR Realtor; YOUR home specialist.

Or a couple of months or more?  Absolutely.  Don't record time specific announcements if you aren't committed to updating!

Oct 02, 2015 08:41 AM
Rainer
507,109
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Yes it absolutely does. I see that every once in a while, not many times

Oct 02, 2015 08:35 AM
Rainer
4,200
Anjanette White
Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Co LLC - Summerville, SC
Real estate agent serving the Lowcountry of SC.

Yes, especially when the date has passed and their voicemail is full. 

Oct 02, 2015 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,268,216
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are many things that bug me.   This is certainly telling of that person's attention to details.  I see evidence of this in the mls remarks as well such as "offers will be reviewed on July 24" or "no showings until August 1" and it's October.   Details.  Details.  

Oct 02, 2015 02:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,369,777
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Yes, and the emails bug me too!

Oct 01, 2015 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,274
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.  I have better things to do.

Oct 01, 2015 10:00 PM
Ambassador
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Friday morning Paul. I can understand your frustration. Folks are for they are. If they are too lazy to change a voicemail what else are they lazy at?

Oct 01, 2015 06:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes it does a bit, but I just move on and call their cell or send an email.

Oct 01, 2015 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

YES!!! 

Oct 01, 2015 12:20 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

on a cell phone not so much.  a business line (desk) it does.

Oct 01, 2015 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

no. Call the office finding out what the agent is up to.

Oct 01, 2015 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

of course, if they are on top of their own stuff how can you trust them with yours?

 

Oct 01, 2015 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,434,443
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If one is going to use voice messaging...then be good at it. That's all I know

Oct 01, 2015 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,219,247
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Absolutely!  Why go through the hassle of making the vacation message if you don't change it back?  I'll report it to people the day they return.

Oct 01, 2015 10:05 AM
Rainmaker
797,359
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - Yes that does bug me, and I have had that happen a few times.

Oct 01, 2015 09:25 AM