Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards said it best, "You can't always get what you want, But if you try sometime, You'll find, You get what you need." My point is I don't have time to sweat the small stuff Praful, I've already moved on. 

Apr 20, 2018 09:27 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

That's why I utilize a showing service - I program the service to notify me the way I prefer and they do!

Some agents just can't read...

Apr 20, 2018 10:54 PM
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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

Set up the showing and tell him to text you with a follow-up. Some people are too stupid to follow directions. LOL! We have to work with them anyway. For our client.

Apr 20, 2018 08:44 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There is a reason it only takes 6 weeks to become a real estate professional!

Apr 20, 2018 11:31 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Not everyone texts. Definitely not everyone reads the MLS notes.

I've stopped trying to police the world; their lack of ability to follow simple instructions doesn't bode well for my desire to work with them should they submit an offer...but I'll let them know that through my harsher counter.

Apr 21, 2018 06:59 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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I just move on!

Apr 20, 2018 09:26 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 As long as they bring buyers to my listing, I don't care.

Apr 20, 2018 09:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I am happy when people use Showingtime.

Apr 20, 2018 09:02 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I try not to limit the ways people can contact me to schedule to show my listings.

Apr 20, 2018 10:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You can't fix stupid, or maybe they have one of them old timey flip phones and texting isn't easy...

Apr 21, 2018 09:42 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'd say "Sell it please" and Thank you.

Apr 21, 2018 08:25 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Why make an issue of it.

Take care of the homeowner and schedule the showing. However, put the buyer's agent on a short leash. This person is not going to read ANYTHING.

Apr 21, 2018 08:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

I don't worry about it, do what Candice A. Donofrio said.

Apr 21, 2018 07:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not use text for showing instructions.  I see no issues with using email. We all have access to both modes of technology at our fingertips - right. 

I'd send the instructions so the home can be shown. 

Apr 21, 2018 06:23 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Many ways to proceed. At all times we must honor our focus not distraction

Apr 21, 2018 05:56 AM
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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 would reply to the email with the showing instructions.

Apr 21, 2018 05:56 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There definately is a problem with technology on their part. Give them a call I guess in spite of what you said.

Apr 21, 2018 05:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Candice A. Donofrio puts it succinctly!

Apr 21, 2018 05:11 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hopefully, the email arrived in time to set up the showing. Do it and get on with business of the day. 

Apr 21, 2018 05:09 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have no clue... this has never happened to me. As a listing agent no showing instruction requests are texted to me... all my showing requests go through Showing Time. That way I can ensure there are no hiccups in getting my listings shown.

Apr 21, 2018 04:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Respond, set up the appointment, and move on. The important thing is that someone wants to see the house and the process to do so needs to be as easy as possible.

Apr 21, 2018 03:59 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would do what is best for the client and let them show it.  Also maybe they have a flip phone and don't text.

Apr 23, 2018 06:44 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do whatever it takes to reach that agent, but sometimes it is just impossible.

Apr 22, 2018 06:14 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WEll, there are a few people who are not up on the technology.  I want to get my clients home sold so I try not to restrict agents in any way

Apr 21, 2018 09:06 PM
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I make arrangements to get that BA in to see the property no matter how they communicate!

Apr 21, 2018 08:46 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we don't have those issues....we use a showing service.... very efficient.... 

Apr 21, 2018 09:00 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Agents here never book their own showings.. the buyer's agent calls the listing brokerage to request an appointment and it is recorded in their  system.  The listing brokerage then calls the Seller to inform them there has been a request to show their home and get a confirmation from the Seller.  The listing office then calls the Buyer agent's office with a confirmation to show, and that is recorded in their system.  If I am the listing agent, I receive a notification of the request, and the confirmation to show.  Everything is memorialized and saved for future reference... and it has come in handy to refer back to this information on several occassions.

Apr 21, 2018 08:18 AM
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Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I set up the showing.  The purpose (I imagine) of asking for a text is to allow a quicker response time.  Once I've seen the email, I'm going to respond.  No harm, no foul.

Apr 21, 2018 06:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Apr 21, 2018 06:06 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of the agents in our area use a showing service.

Apr 21, 2018 04:34 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I just accept it. 

Apr 21, 2018 03:25 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We generally see call CSS for showings around here.

Apr 24, 2018 11:29 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Arrange the showing. 

Apr 24, 2018 09:55 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Email back:  'TEXT agent-number for showing request' 

Apr 23, 2018 11:21 AM