Time is Money… Are You Rich or Poor?

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Real Estate Broker with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Some condominiums in Daytona Beach Shores do not allow lockboxes of any type. To show a condo there you have to arrange with a listing agent to come and open it for you, or go to the Listing office and get the key. But agents are not average Joes and they can make a simple task a challenge.

I am in a dual role today. I am showing units in Towers Grande in Daytona Beach Shores, which are our listings, and we are also showing someone else’s unit there to our prospective Buyer.

First, getting a key. The office is about 25-minute drive, which is far by Daytona standards. Calling the office to make sure they have the key. Yes, Time is moneythey have the key. Just come and grab…

25- minute drive, inside, the girl smiles, goes for the keys… “sorry, they key is not here. Another agent took it, and I did not know that”.

Well, another agent took it BEFORE I called.

For some reason it is not unusual. And when you insist they make sure that the key is really there, they confirm… without checking the key box, just by checking the book where they register the keys.

OK, so that was wasted time. But how can you go wrong and waste time when you have the keys because these are your listings?

On Tuesday I received a call from the agent who wanted to show my listings in Towers Grande about noon on Wednesday. I am less than 10-minute drive from Towers Grande, so I ask the agent to call me when he is on his way, giving me 20-30 minutes.

He calls at 12:15 and asks me to be there at 1 PM. So, I am there at 1 PM. At 1:11 PM he calls and says he is a bit late. He finally shows up at 1:50 PM.

- Sorry, brother…

Jon ZolskyIf time is money, why am I surprised that I am far from being rich? 

I think I am closer to being poor…

If time is money, are you rich or poor?

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Christine - that would even be a bigger disaster. I had a few times, but there were only 3-4 lockboxes

November 12, 2010 12:27 AM
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Jon Zolsky
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Jack - that seems to be true. In my case I told him to call me when he will be approacing, but he asked me to come at 1 PM and then had me sitting there for 50 min. If he would call me 10 before 1 PM and told me he would be coming late, I wouldl stay in office and keep working, but he called 11 minutes after 1 PM.

It is a total disrepsect for other people's time

November 12, 2010 12:30 AM
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Nicholas Goglucci
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I flagged this post for a feature - I am called a master at calling featured posts - hello

November 12, 2010 12:47 AM
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Jon

Some people say that this is Florida. That everyone is more relax and often more sloppy. Maybe this is true?

November 12, 2010 01:09 AM
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Mike Saunders
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Jon - I used to work in San Francisco. I then started going to Hawaii once a month for work. There is something called Hawaiian time. It will drive you crazy. And maybe poor also.

November 12, 2010 09:35 AM
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