Another Quiet Saturday on Floor Duty

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Southern Shores

At our company, the receptionist is off on the weekends and there are two agents assigned to floor duty at a time.  On Saturdays there are two shifts, from 8:30-1 and from 1-5:30 and I prefer the earlier shift (which is good for me because I ended up with it two Saturdays in a row this month).  Last Saturday it was quiet but there were more people in and out, but this weekend it's nearly dead.  Halfway into our shift we have only had two calls and they have both been commercial calls which has its own agent on duty. 

I don't mind it being quiet because I can catch up on my ActiveRain and e-mails and check MLS for any hot new listings or price changes to send to clients, but the time goes much quicker and it's also nice to hear the phone ringing and see people in and out of the office more - both agents and clients.  So more activity would be preferable but I have heard from other agents that the holidays are usually a very quiet time for real estate.

Ok, so January 1st, I expect to see a stampede!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and survived Black Friday!

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Laura Giannotta
Your Realtor Down the Shore!
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

Jenn, the last place I worked had floor time, I didn't care for it.  As for clients, I'm seeing an activity increase and that's a good thing!!

Laura G 

December 02, 2008 07:22 AM
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Back when I was a Realtor, I loved floor duty, probably because no one else did, which really puzzled me because all my business came from Open Houses (also which no one liked) and floor duty.

December 03, 2008 03:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Teri Deane
Central Maryland Realtor, ABR, CDPE, CRS, SFR
RE/MAX 100

Our RE/MAX brokerage structures this differently.  We have receptionists all hours that the office is open.  Agents are assigned 2-hour time slots for "Opportunity Time" to take calls that cannot be handled by the front desk (general property calls, etc.).  This time is totally voluntary and isn't viewed as a "duty."  I have picked up buyers and sellers this way. . .but lately there are way fewer calls and the ones that do come in are not high quality.  Still. . .we all are hoping for a call from the million dollar buyer!

December 10, 2008 07:40 AM
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Jenn Neumann Deer
Surfside Beach Real Estate
RE/MAX Southern Shores

Teri - Yes, it is called prospecting time in our office but we all know what it means.  I have had a few walk-ins on floor duty and people get listings quite frequently while on floor time.  When it's busy, it's great and when it's quiet it's fine too because I can get some much needed housekeeping done.

December 10, 2008 10:44 AM
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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
HomeSmart Realty West

We don't have floor duty at my office because we're up on the third floor, meaning few walk-ins, and we have a full-time receptionist.

December 14, 2008 06:15 AM
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