Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The vast majority of agents in my area use showing services that answer the phone 7 days a week, 12 hours a day.  Thanks goodness. We can also go online and schedule.

Jul 17, 2016 11:41 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We use showing time so acknowledgment isn't really done except when there is a problem. 

Jul 17, 2016 09:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you must be talking about sellers not responding???  yikes....that's training that happens at a listing appointment before they sign the agreement....

Jul 17, 2016 09:30 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I can read the frustration in your question, Paul.   Common courtesy is definitely not as common as it should be.  

Jul 18, 2016 05:03 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Paul, "I'll be showing your listing at 1pm today.  Call me by noon if that will not work."  No phone call back equals implied consent.  That's how we roll in So Cal.

Jul 18, 2016 03:21 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is a general disrespect for others within the World today.

Jul 18, 2016 12:36 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You are assuming some know how to read!

Jul 17, 2016 11:56 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I hear ya - I don't use a showing service myself and have had problems with a few of the ones agents do use.

Jul 17, 2016 10:30 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think it is a mix of a lack of effort, too busy, not caring or just want to sell it themselves and make it harder for everyone else. 

Jul 17, 2016 10:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We have    ' showing time'   services.

Jul 17, 2016 09:30 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We follow the MLS instructions.  If a response is "promised" - and not forthcoming - we don't show...

Jul 17, 2016 09:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We use a showing service in our market.

Jul 17, 2016 09:26 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

We use a centralized showing service and it's simple...if we don't get an approval to show we assume there is none.

Jul 17, 2016 09:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - well, I had similar incidence - and that too with my client....so nervous about it, only to realize that he had no service at all where he was for few days!

Some agents do it intentionally - and yes, that's... ARG!

Jul 17, 2016 03:42 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some are overwhelmed, some have another agenda, and some are just lacking in the area of competence.

Jul 17, 2016 01:30 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

There are many lazy and part time Realtors Paul. It is sad.

Jul 17, 2016 12:46 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good lord I have no idea..I agree with Barbara Todaro that's listing training 101!

Jul 17, 2016 11:57 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't understand unprofessional behavior. I don't have an answer to your question. 

Jul 17, 2016 11:47 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have a new strategy...I change the sellers an appointment fee of $250.  If they are prompt on makeing the appointments when I call, they get the money back...even if the home doesn't sell.  I just started this and so far so good.

Jul 17, 2016 11:32 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am with you on this one.

Jul 17, 2016 10:55 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

It is very frustrating when you cant get ahold of someone to do their job.

 

Jul 17, 2016 10:50 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Humans are the only ones that do this....Unacceptable behavior. I poo poo it

Jul 17, 2016 10:07 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A lot of agents do not clear these msgs  VM completely constipated.

Jul 17, 2016 09:48 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

So frustrating.  I wish I had an answer for the why ... it just does not make sense. I feel it is rude and unprofessional. 

Jul 17, 2016 09:36 AM