Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am personally offended by very few things, but that is one of them. You better have a damn good reason to keep me any more than a few minutes after meeting time without letting me know. And if you do it 2x, the meeting will never take place again. A guy wanted to buy a piece of musical equipment that I had. He kept me waiting an hour past the meeting time. I told him under no circumstances would I sell it to him at any price. And then I went down to the Goodwill and donated it.

Dec 06, 2017 10:09 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

15 minutes if I never hear from them.

Dec 06, 2017 08:56 AM
Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
... a small office, delivering big service!

I am a patient person.... 900 seconds.

Dec 06, 2017 08:54 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Not longer than 15 mins. I really hate that, pet peeve.

Dec 06, 2017 10:00 AM
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

As a general rule - 15 minutes and I will usually send a text or call. 
If someone doesn't call/text or respond to mine within the 15 minutes, then either they are dealing with an emergency situation or have no respect for my time (and life is too precious to disrespect time).

Dec 06, 2017 09:28 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fifteen minutes.  No excuse these days for no courtesy call unless one is on their way to the hospital or dead.  A

Dec 06, 2017 11:02 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

15 minutes... aka "The college rule"

Dec 06, 2017 10:00 AM
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  15 maybe 20 minutes.

Dec 06, 2017 08:59 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

15 minutes.  In today's world everyone has a cell phone.  Use it.

Dec 06, 2017 10:18 AM
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

15 minutes... 

Dec 06, 2017 09:39 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

10-15 minutes.  Then I call. Mostly likely at that point I am looking for a new vendor ... 

Dec 06, 2017 09:16 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

10-15 minutes, then I would call, and/or send a text to try to get their ETA.

Dec 06, 2017 09:05 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

If they are over the time by 10 - 15 minutes, I call them, since they have not given me a Courtesy Call.  If they are not in the area, and my schedule will let me wait a few extra minutes, I'm good.  If not, we reschedule Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,

Dec 06, 2017 08:55 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

15 minutes and then we would have to re schedule. 

Dec 06, 2017 12:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It depends on the person.  Really it does.

Is it a first time meeting?  Is this person traditionally on time?  Lots of questions I ask myself.  These included.  


Dec 06, 2017 11:03 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I have a 15 minute rule. I will wait 15 minutes and try to contact them. No response and I am gone.

Dec 06, 2017 10:51 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends on the nature and time of the next appointment. If the 2nd is put at risk because of the 1st, they get the 'On time IS late," action.

I hate to reward tardiness. There is not greater sign of prevailing disrespect than to waste the time of another. 

Now, I will confess, if they are delivering the ONLY solution to be found I must measure my reaction. 

However, an agent incapable of managing their buyer will find no one home after 30 minutes.

Dec 06, 2017 10:47 AM
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Daytona Beach, FL
Two Decades Of Experience Selling Luxury Homes...

I'm patient but dislike rude discourteous people. If they haven’t called or responded then we will need to reschedule. I won’t wait more than about 15-20 mins 

Dec 06, 2017 10:40 AM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Fifteen minutes, then I will call them to find out if we got our wires crossed. 


Dec 06, 2017 09:55 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

Typically wait for 5 to 10 minutes then I call ... text or both.. if no response, and then in another 5 to 10 minutes I leave.

Dec 06, 2017 11:53 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

15 minutes is my normal go to.

Dec 06, 2017 11:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

15 minutes.... I assure you, I would be there 15 miutes early!!!

Dec 06, 2017 11:12 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

If no other appointments are in the queue I may wait up to an hour. There are always things to do without customers at my side.

Dec 06, 2017 09:46 AM
Mike & Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

If it is someone that I don't have a history with, I make them call me an hour before the appt to confirm that they will show up.

Otherwise I do not put my shoes on...


Dec 06, 2017 02:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is why I meet with people at the office. If they are late, I have other things to do.

Dec 06, 2017 12:26 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

15-30 minutes, not a second later

Dec 06, 2017 11:57 AM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtor - New Colony - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

My practice 

- day before a txt/email as a reminder asking for confirmation

- 15 minutes late, a phone call to a cell phone if I have a number and explain I will wait only 15 minutes more.

- 30 minutes and I am gone


Dec 06, 2017 11:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Usually 15 minutes and you can bet I will be on the phone

Dec 06, 2017 11:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

15 minutes - I have waited 30 minutes but, worked while I was sitting there waiting!

Dec 06, 2017 04:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Waiting is not one of my strong areas, but it does depend on what I have going on.

Dec 06, 2017 01:38 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

15 minutes, no more!

Dec 06, 2017 12:58 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

depends on where the meeting is.  Mostly I have people meet at my office where if they are running late I am still productively working. At a home with no call about 20 minutes is it.  However I always try to call and confirm about an hour prior to meeting to be assured they are going to show.  And I never meet buyers at home for the first meeting. 

Dec 06, 2017 12:58 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

10 minutes.

Dec 06, 2017 12:49 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

15 minutes if no boo or ha. One excpetion: If my gut says otherwise

Dec 06, 2017 12:48 PM
Nuschka van Kleeff
Remax House of Real Estate - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Agent selling the Florida beaches

I would wait 30 minutes

Dec 06, 2017 12:06 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Not a big fan of lateness, even less so of no-shows. If it's a 1st time meet I'll make a call or send a text, wait about 15-20 tops & then I'm out like trout. Established clients I will wait awhile for. 

Dec 07, 2017 07:33 AM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I find this behavior (not calling if running late) extremely irritating. If someone hasn't arrived by about 5-10 minutes after they are expected, I call them. If it goes to voice mail (it usually does), I tell them I'm at the appointed location, our appointment was at x o'clock, and it's currently 10 after. I also tell them that if I haven't heard from them in 5 minutes, I'm going to pack up and leave.

One guy was late the first time we met. So the second time, I called him about an hour ahead of time to make sure he was coming. Yes, yes, of course. So I went to the appointment. Beautiful Sunday. I didn't want to be running around with clients. Drove 1/2 hour or so to the appointment. Opened the house up, turned on the lights, and sat in a wonderful spot in the garden area, waiting for him. Thinking, this is "THE" house! it's perfect...  You guessed it, he was late. So I called. He answered. And said, "Oh, gee, I changed my mind." I told him to find a new realtor. Adios.

And then there was the guy who showed up an hour late and wanted to know where I was. Haha. Home buddy. Where do you think I am? And no, I'm not coming back.


Dec 07, 2017 03:38 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I call before the appointment and if I don't get a verification, I don't go.

Dec 06, 2017 10:09 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

15 mins = then they get a call to reschedule - my time is worth money also

Dec 06, 2017 05:33 PM
Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

I am a stickler for time..I am there on time 99 percent of the time but I will normally give someone 15 to 30 minutes - it all depends on what I have on my schedule..

Dec 06, 2017 05:15 PM
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

Depends on the client. For one of my beloved clients 15-30 minutes 

For a new client 10-15 minutes.

Dec 06, 2017 04:59 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

For a client the answer would be depends how well I know them. For a vendor it is a very bad idea to be late. I believe all my vendors usually come few minutes earlier. 

Dec 06, 2017 04:06 PM
Ryan Barnett
Barnett Group LLC - Germantown, TN
Note Buyer of 1st, 2nd NON- Performing Liens, S.F.

Usually about 15 minutes. I will call, text them to ask if they are still coming. If it will make me late for next appointment I will wait longer, because delays happen in life.

Dec 06, 2017 03:23 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I wait 15 minutes. I do like to always get there 15 min early and will call say at 9am right at appointment time if they are not there on time. 

Dec 06, 2017 02:11 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

30 mins buti will call them at that point.


Dec 11, 2017 09:30 AM
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I will call after 5 minutes late, to be sure they have the correct address or directions.   No answer, or return call I leave in 15 min.

Dec 10, 2017 03:39 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

About 10 minutes. If a client, I will then try to reach them, but if a vendor trying to court my business, they just lost me. 

Dec 08, 2017 07:05 AM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

15 minutes. If they haven't contacted me by then, I will reach out to make sure that I have the date/time correct.

Dec 07, 2017 12:34 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

About 15 minutes and then I'm hitting the road, Jack!

Dec 07, 2017 06:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Depends on the importance of the appointment.

Dec 07, 2017 05:24 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I have them meet me at the office so if they are late, no big deal, I am working along like a little beaver. Or I take cell calls to make and whip out the to do list, so again, I am not held up and still productive. People are late, they don't value your time. Just the way it is these days dealing with John Q and Jane Doe Public.

Dec 07, 2017 04:22 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

15 minutes if at a location other than my office

Dec 07, 2017 04:19 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

15 to 20 minutes / before cell phones & pagers maybe a little longer

Dec 07, 2017 04:02 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Dec 07, 2017 02:34 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

If it’s a new client I leave after 10 minutes if it’s a repeat client I’ll attempt to call them and leave them a message saying that I’m leaving in five minutes which that point would be waiting 15 minutes

By the way when they show up late the appointment still ends on time my other appointments are not going to be late because they poorly planned.

Dec 06, 2017 08:58 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i always text or call a few min before to check and see if they are on time etc. i am usually early, if i dont get an answer, i give 15 ish min. after the set time 

Dec 06, 2017 08:34 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If it is a handy man they are 100% unreliable. Call, text all at large. 

Dec 06, 2017 06:08 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

15 minutes. -Kasey

Dec 06, 2017 06:01 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the client but 15-20

Dec 06, 2017 05:42 PM