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

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2,881,716
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It depends on the situation.  I have only one car but not only one alternative. 

May 15, 2018 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
191,606
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

No back ups.. AAA is my co pilot

May 15, 2018 04:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,390,635
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't run late, ever... not in my dna. Have never had a car that has broken down; flat tire, yes a couple of times. There's always my husband's car to use if mine would be out of commission for any reason.

May 15, 2018 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,825
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

There is no back up mode. Like a bike or a horse? Nope.

May 15, 2018 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
406,390
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

My wife's car, which is actually nicer than mine anyway!

May 15, 2018 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,454,954
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

My wife's car.

May 15, 2018 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
453,924
Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Always my truck, it's also my non-client and windsurf session vehicle.

May 15, 2018 02:09 AM
Ambassador
2,528,776
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

My hubby's vehicle - in fact, I had to drive it a few weeks ago! The dealership gave me a loaner and I wasn't fond of that car so, I parked it in the garage and took hubby's car!

May 15, 2018 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,638,921
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I take the back up car

May 15, 2018 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,647,948
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Only have one car. So if a cab is not available, Uber or bust!

May 15, 2018 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,175,005
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I guess it depends on where it happens.

In front of the house I'm hoping to list? Quick call to AAA and then run in to take care of my meeting.

In front of my house? Take someone else's vehicle.

On the way? I'd probably have to call, explain the situation and reschedule. Life happens.

May 15, 2018 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,866,463
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I own a farm and have pickup, other vehicles that can be whipped into the transportation pool but jeeps I use don't stop ticking as a rule. In the small town I service, it is easy to hoof two blocks to show. Carrying signs, all the camera equipment for a listing ... not done so much.

May 15, 2018 03:08 AM
Rainer
149,610
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Flat tire, I am changing it myself. Breaks down, maybe the wrecker can drop me off at they tow my car to the shop. Other than that, maybe drop off my wife and take her vehicle, or I have to cancel for the day.

May 15, 2018 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
113,278
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

I had a flat on a saturday afternoon after showing properties.  Of course I had another showing lined up for first thing in the morning the next Sunday.  Luckily, I was able to find a shop open late on a Saturday night that went out of their way to get the right tires for my vehicle.  My alternate plan was to pick up a rental for the day.

May 15, 2018 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,929,022
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Plan B of course!

May 15, 2018 05:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,665
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

2 cars ?

May 15, 2018 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
532,226
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I first a call my client to notify them of my issue and ask if we could reschedule our appointment... or call a colleague to see if they can meet with them.. and then call CAA...

May 15, 2018 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
394,118
Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

I used to have two but no back up now.  

May 15, 2018 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
83,146
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Vette

May 15, 2018 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
594,031
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I lease so I don't have to worry about the car breaking down, when I have a flat tire, I call Mercedes Benz and they pick up my car and I get a loaner car until mine is fixed.

May 15, 2018 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,585,429
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

The dealership also gives me a loaner car.  

Flat tire - AAA Roadsevvice

Dead Battery - AAA Roadservice

Thankfully, these issues have not interfered with appointments. 

May 15, 2018 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,726,034
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

One could use Uber or Lyft.  That being said, it has not ever happened to me. One time Ron was badly rear-ended, and I gave him my car.  Then drove his to the body shop, and they set up a rental of a similar car for me.  That is the only instance in 20 years of practice.  A

May 15, 2018 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
601,932
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Car #2.

May 15, 2018 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
727,026
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Fortunately, OLD RED  is very dependable and would never break down!  ^_~

 

May 15, 2018 07:06 AM
Rainer
32,646
Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

i have a lot of friends..borrow a car...last resort..UBER

May 15, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
946,112
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

My other vehicle.

May 15, 2018 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,250,517
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Uber or a friend.

May 15, 2018 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
13,691
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Broker

Uber

May 20, 2018 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,522,733
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 have two cars. 

May 17, 2018 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,586,294
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have 2 vans, 2 pickups and if need be a tractor!

May 16, 2018 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,485,534
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

If my hubby isn't at work, I'd take his vehicle.  Fortunately his work schedule doesn't change.

May 16, 2018 08:12 AM
Ambassador
2,690,646
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I have my car mechanic on speed dial and responds faster than AAA. He understands the importance and keeps both my cars in tip top shape.  I am probably his best client.. constantly sending him new customers. I am well cared for! 

 And if necessary I call my daughter.

May 15, 2018 11:45 PM
Rainmaker
478,622
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I have a few friends that would help me out if my wife's car weren't available.

May 15, 2018 11:42 PM
Ambassador
3,996,478
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, usually, AAA!

May 15, 2018 10:52 PM
Ambassador
3,664,587
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My second car.

May 15, 2018 07:48 PM
Ambassador
3,393,285
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

AAA gets us out a few jams.

May 15, 2018 06:56 PM
Ambassador
1,364,055
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Uber or national Car rental

May 15, 2018 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
286,435
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My husband!!!

May 15, 2018 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,346,759
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Easy here: uber or lift.

May 15, 2018 02:57 PM
Ambassador
2,707,196
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

One of my clients just bought a car with no spare and had to call the dealer for roadside assistance; this took about an hour to respond...

May 15, 2018 02:26 PM
Ambassador
2,714,289
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have a work car and personal truck.  I can use the truck if need be.

May 15, 2018 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,424,355
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Honesty with a phone call to the intended party and Sandy for a ride

May 15, 2018 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,374,917
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I do have a second car but if I can't get to it, what good would that do? AAA to the rescue but once, I got stuck in sand and it took them over two hours to get to me. Yes, we have rural areas. I've never been late to a listing appointment for any reason, give myself plenty of time just in case.

May 15, 2018 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
929,537
Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

I would call a son to switch cars. Never had one but did have a flat battery once. My client had jump leads and his little Honda powered my Tahoe enough for me to get home. 

May 15, 2018 10:23 AM
Rainer
71,145
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Borrow another agent from the office to drive me, or my mountain bike or hybrid road-bike... Uber, or Enterprise Car Rental.

May 15, 2018 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,998,204
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not had to have a back up but can think of other choices depending on the situation

May 15, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,268,169
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My miata is kept in perfect running order for Real Estate. My Honda CRV backs that up

May 15, 2018 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,264,795
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Tammy would just call me or another team member... of course, she would always call the homeowner and explain the delay and reschedule the time....

May 15, 2018 08:01 AM
Ambassador
2,053,473
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Flat tire can be changed out in 10 minutes, so that's not an issue.  A major breakdown; I would call a cab.

   I have the phone numbers of the local Taxi companies in my smartphone contacts.  I keep a couple of hundred in $5's and $10's in my glovebox.  If I just had to be somewhere immediately, I'd call a taxi, and pay them in cash.

   AAA is also in my contacts, if the car needs towing.

May 15, 2018 07:42 AM