Realtor to Realtor Common Courtesy ~ Do You Use It? Or, is it DEAD?

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Real Estate Agent with MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542 BRE 01235311

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I think we can ALL agree that REALTORS work in a fast paced business. "Time is of the Essence" is key in Real Estate,  another thing we can agree on. But even though these two statements are extremely important, should we all practice REALTOR TO REALTOR COMMON COURTESY? Or is it DEAD?

The reason for my post is because of a recent situation. I was representing a buyer trying to purchase a property, along with many other Realtors and their buyers; a Multiple Offer ordeal. This property is a Bank Owned and I understand how busy a REPO listing agent can get dealing with MANY offers and the bank he/she is representing. However, is it okay to get so busy that you don't call a colleague (or at least have your assistant if you have one) to alert the other Realtor that a fax has been sent and to confirm the receiving Realtor got it?

Is it me or have people forgotten plain and simple "Common Courtesy?" I know when I am in negotiations with another Realtor, I ALWAYS call to make sure they've received: A. The offer.  B. The Counter  C. The Acceptance.  D. ANY fax I've sent.  I feel taking an extra 60 seconds out of my working day is VITAL in Real Estate. 

Maybe I am just plain "old school" when it comes to manners, common courtesy and etiquette.  If that IS the case, well, then, I apologize ahead of time, because if I am in negotiations with YOU, you're going to hear from me...the "old fashioned" way, via phone.  Even though I have all the other "bells and whistles" and "tools of the trade" in this industry, I believe there is just no replacement for person to person contact.

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Kay Van Kampen
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Kat, along with calling the agent, I make sure my offers are emailed and faxed.  If there are multiple offers, I believe the agents should be kept in the loop.  I've seen other agents never respond.

April 05, 2010 08:54 PM
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Kat DeLong
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Kay: Same here: email and fax AND call. Takes a few minutes but well worth the time.

April 05, 2010 09:02 PM
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Kat, you are so right.  And thanks for the reminder.  Sometimes we do get so bogged down we don't have time to call everyone.  But you are right it is something we have to work on.  But I'm still old fashioned in that whoever holds the paper (originals) walks the paper - but that seems to have been forgotten as well. 

April 06, 2010 06:49 AM
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Pamela:  I like your "walking the papers" term... never heard of it. Thanks for teaching me something new. :-)

April 06, 2010 08:46 AM
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I want to THANK ALL of you who stop by to read ALL my posts!  :-)

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