San Diego Real Estate - How Often Do You Check Your E-Mail
I find it fascinating and a more than bit irritating trying to reach agents with offers or inquiries to even be able to write them. They don’t seem to return phone calls nor do they respond to even having received offers.
There are a few agents that seem to be able to get away with Bankers hours. Nor do they work weekends. It doesn’t take that long to return a phone or even answer an e-mail. But not to even acknowledge the contact, drives me up a wall. For you visual types, that ain't purrrdy.
I have noticed in our ActiveRain network, that people are engaged at all hours. Why should it is earlier for me to reach an agent in Hawaii than it is here in own home town of San Diego?
I must be becoming impatient or something and the real stress for me in this industry is not being able to reach my colleagues. If a client wants me to write an offer and I have it is ready by 7PM in the evening, I find it a bit disconcerting that when I call and identify why I am calling, I may not hear back untill late the next day or even later. I understand people have a life and mine happens to be real estate but they don’t seem to even check their e-mail.
I think this is a question that a Seller should ask when listing their property. When are you available? When do you return calls to us and others that are making inquiries on my property. How often do you check your e-mail and do you respond when you do check it?
I don’t know about you but 5:30PM is not after hours for me and I resent it when the agent says they don’t return calls till between 11:00 and noon and between 4:00 and 5:00 each day. And they don’t return calls or e-mails on weekends at all. If they don’t want to be bothered, they need to hire someone to do that for them. In my view, this is just plain arrogance. In my estimation they are not fit to even be in business much less an industry that requires a certain level of responsiveness.
And when we do reach them, we have to be so damn polite about it, lest we damage our potential relationship during the transaction. Pardon my rant, I know here in the Rain, I am preaching to the Choir.