Well, I found that this was a well written article. I thought I would try to re-blog this posting to others can also learn something on this topic as well.
Some things just don't make sense to me. Like when I hear downtown retail owners complain about lack of business and then close up shop at 5pm when everyone is getting out of work. Same in real estate. Why would you not work when everyone is out looking for properties? I get the whole 'need a day to myself" thing but you wouldn't sell umbrella's on a sunny day so why would you take the days off when people are most apt to be looking. In all honesty, I would say that 15 of my sales last year picked me because of my tag line "Yes...I work Weekends". It is personal preference and I appreciate your NOT working as I get those calls but if you are wondering where your business went look on Saturday and you might find them.
Even if you choose to take weekends off, WHY do you make it so hard for the rest of us to sell your listings on the weekends? Really, do you tell your sellers their home is only for sale during the week days? Take your weekend and go enjoy yourself but make arrangements for getting lockbox codes to those of us who do work everyday. How great would it be for you to enjoy yourself at the lake while I go sell your properties? But I can if you won't answer your phone and give me a lockbox. Sometimes you need 24hrs notice but there are a lot of vacant properties that will not be shown because you don't want to take three minutes out of your weekend to answer the phone and give a code to get in.
Bottom line we can't sell what we can't get into so if you choose not to work weekends (leave them my number) at least find a way to get lockbox codes to those who do and we will ALL make more money and that is why we are in business right?
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