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

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There is no valid reason, in my opinion, to invite crazy into your life.  

Oct 01, 2019 05:51 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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We live in an age where courtesy is waning. If I had the reason why people cannot call I can it and sell the answer.  It doesn't drive me crazy it really angers me. 

Oct 01, 2019 06:07 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Yes, it’s a pet live of mine. Tell me when you are going to be there or tell me when it’s going to be done, and then do It. Processing a loan has a time to it, so don’t delay. Value your time as much as mine

Oct 01, 2019 06:14 AM
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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

This is one of the things I love about my home office. Go ahead and be late. It won't stop me from getting my stuff done.

NOW, for those who will keep us waiting at a site (and I run into fairly infrequent disrespect) = we have technology and you can let us know or be viewed dimly going forward.

All it takes is a call or text and we'll understand, to a point.

If you chronically perceive your time to be more valuable than mine, well you will find out how quickly you can be replaced!

Oct 01, 2019 06:21 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I won't deal with those people in the future.

Oct 01, 2019 10:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Nothing can drive me crazy without my permission.

Oct 01, 2019 10:25 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I get people driving up to CT from NY & they get stuck in traffic sometimes. If they call, especially if they have a good excuse like that, I don't care- it comes with the territory & I just use the time to return calls & emails.

No shows with no call is what infuriates me- that is just inconsiderant & a waste of someone's valuable time. 

Oct 01, 2019 06:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Contractors...can't do without them. Have to grin and bare it.
Vendors...yeah, just show up late and you'll be meeting with yourself.


Other agents.....listen closely,,,,,the greatest form is disrespect is wasting the time of another.

If an agent is late they better own what they did (disrespect) or suffer the consequences. Those consequences are others have come to know them and schedule meet-ups to adjust for the agents tardiness....then you complain...'Why are others late?"

Funny how many create the cages in which they are confined.

Oct 01, 2019 06:09 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I recommend my client avoid those type service providers.

Oct 01, 2019 06:03 AM
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Brian DeYoung
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ithaca, NY
Brian DeYoung

i only wait 20 minutes.

after they are late once, i tell them, that i only wait 20 minutes, longer than that, they must have had an emergency and cannot make it, so i leave.

 

Oct 01, 2019 11:25 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

It is very irritating.   I am just a phone call away but still sometimes it happens.

Oct 01, 2019 11:10 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, it's rude.  For them I'll often adjust the starting time so their late is closer to on-time.

Oct 01, 2019 08:40 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I am always either on time or early...

If I am meeting someone, they have to confirm with me before I leave the house to meet them, or I will not be there.  

Eve

Oct 01, 2019 08:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I try not to let it bother me but I know several people who are chronically late, and I've had a couple of buyesr that were that way. It was a challenge with showings - how can you just be leaving now to rive 30 minutes when you were supposed to be there 10 minutes ago? Some vendors you just expect given the kind of work they do. And with our traffic, depending on where you are going, extra time has to be part of the planning.

Oct 01, 2019 07:44 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never take tardiness in my stride..... I make sure I'm ALWAYS on time....

Oct 01, 2019 07:11 AM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Moneyledgers Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Owner of Moneyledgers

Almost everyone has a cell phone... not hard to send a short message if running late.. and if it is the exception, not the rule.. all good.. but not the other way around.. then we will need to have a nice little "talk" :)

Oct 01, 2019 06:55 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your questions are impossible to answer, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

The real emphasis is on the need for personal punctuality. If we do not like those who show up late or not at all...it is imperative that we take appointments and time commitments seriously.

Oct 01, 2019 06:46 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I don't let them drive me crazy Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

I REPLACE THEM!

Oct 01, 2019 06:33 AM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

It's a stuggle for me. I have been late my entire life and it is an attribute I work on daily. I have gotten much better than I used to be, but I can still fall back into my old ways. That being said, I try to have some understanding and compassion for people, but there are some that beyond help. I agree with you that a call or text can go a long way. So I try to take it in stride, and I have also learned to pad schedules a bit for these instances.

Oct 01, 2019 06:19 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Those who are consistently late are struck off my list of preferred vendors.Everyone gets one chance... after that it's good-bye. It's very rare that anyone is late for me.

Oct 01, 2019 11:40 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Once again, I agree with Michael Jacobs .  A

Oct 01, 2019 11:39 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Drives me crazy, my time is money.

 

Oct 01, 2019 11:16 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I echo Michael Jacobs comment.  
I will add as others have commented, it is rude and disrespectful. 

Oct 01, 2019 10:23 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

yes, continually rude people make me crazy. Why was a clock invented? It applies to everyone but you? 

 

Oct 01, 2019 09:41 AM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Being late doesn't bother me.  I'm often late - having lived in SoCal and now the Bay area, I know what normally takes 30 minutes can take an hour 30 if the road conditions are just slightly off (a small accident, roadwork, etc).

 

But there's no excuse to not call and be considerate of someone else's time - let them know you're running behind so they can plan accordingly.

Oct 01, 2019 02:14 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

If they call ahead to say they are running xxx minutes late, it's not a problem. It's those who don't have the courtesy to call and say they will be late for whatever reason that drive me crazy. And it depends on how late they will be, 10-15 minutes I can live with if I know to expect the delay but beyond that I reschedule.

 

Oct 01, 2019 12:57 PM
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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

My refrigerator went out while on vacation, and each and every FOUR hour window was late, they never showed up until after the 4 hours were past.  Drives me CRAZY!

Oct 12, 2019 05:59 PM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What bugs me is getting to the Dr appt on time and having to wait half an hour or more.

Oct 02, 2019 01:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Oct 01, 2019 06:27 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Being prompt is a must, otherwise you will lose business. Of course, life events happen that may prevent on time-every time, we are all prone to that!

Oct 01, 2019 04:11 PM
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Jason E. Gordon
AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
Sr. Loan Officer, CMPS, CDLP, RCS-D, CDPE, CMHS

It's a pretty good way for them to assure they will never be called upon again. There are plenty of prompt & accountable professionals out there. We just need to find them and keep them busy.

Oct 01, 2019 02:38 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Late once, your fault! Late twice, my fault! Next!

Oct 07, 2019 04:42 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

nope, I don't let other people bother me

Oct 02, 2019 01:56 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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life is too short to be bothered by things I cannot control.

Oct 02, 2019 12:33 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES. There is no reason anyone late cant call, text or reach out they will be late. 

Oct 02, 2019 06:53 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Oh, those little annoyances in life... How about the "non-responders"? 

Oct 02, 2019 05:04 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Good contractors and vendors are naturally busy and do not work from a desk where they can jump up and leave for an appointment.

Oct 02, 2019 04:52 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

We have a monthly meeting/training, it starts at 10AM.  If you are five minutes late, I won't go over the first five minutes again.  Yes, be on time or miss important information

Oct 02, 2019 01:35 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Throughout the years, I've managed to "train" everybody to be on time. Personally, I always show up 5-10 minutes early which kind of sets the tone...

Oct 01, 2019 07:43 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

If they did not show up and not call - out of my list.

Oct 01, 2019 06:40 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Be cautious about "control" as it is an illusion. Instead learn to navigate through life and where appropriate to rise above...

Oct 01, 2019 06:39 AM