Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome (Fairfax Realty)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

And so it goes, the flow of humanity and its habits...we just deal with it and move on...and the more we focus our attention on those who please us, the more of those we get and the converse is true.  A

Jun 28, 2018 12:46 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say it's any worse. I'm just glad to get a call back! If I just missed the call I call right back - sometimes the message is still in process!

Jun 28, 2018 03:06 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I do that, especially if I'm driving and have limited access to the control of my phone. If I miss a call I can redial the number hands free where going to VM takes steps that violate local law.  

Jun 28, 2018 12:38 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I will 99% of the time listen to the VM before returning the call.

IF I already know why you called, I may hit the redial button. I may interrupt you while you're leaving me a VM to save you time.

But it's just like having the file out before you answer the question so you can answer the question and not waste the other person's time fishing around in the file. It takes a lot less time to do it right in the beginning. So I feel your pain.

It's even worse when an agent hasn't read the MLS listing that they're calling to ask you questions about, that are answered in the listing.

Wherever you go, there they are. LMAO

Jun 28, 2018 12:12 PM
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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers - Miami Beach, FL
Waterway Realtors, Miami Notary 786-229-7999

I usually do not listen to voice messages at all. I'll just redial or call/text and bypass the listening to a message.

Jun 28, 2018 12:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

What do you expect from real estate agents?  We have thousands of unqualified agents.

Jun 28, 2018 01:11 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not to be flippant... but that's life... it happens all the time and I've learned not to stress over stuff like this.

Jun 28, 2018 12:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.

Jun 28, 2018 12:23 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm often guilty if i just missed a call 

Jun 28, 2018 12:20 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Happens all the time

Jun 28, 2018 12:09 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

It makes sense to me that if I'm working with a high quality Realtor that they will call back before listening to the message.  This means that they are not screening their calls to see if it is worth calling back.  This means that they care enough to get back as quickly as possible.

Jun 28, 2018 12:54 PM
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I hate voice mail--TEXT me! What drives me crazy is an agent who calls and says, "Hey Mike, got a question on your next listing on Grace Drive. Give me a call." How about LEAVING THE QUESTION! Because I know what's going to happen. You call back and get THEIR VM! If it's a cell phone I text them and tell them to next time LEAVE me the question. 

Jun 28, 2018 06:39 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Been that way for a while.

Jun 28, 2018 04:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some are professional and some are not!

Jun 28, 2018 03:48 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmm, 

One responder cites 'raise the bar' while another indicates this is the sign of a great agent.

I say hit dial and get the conversation stated, most certainly if the message if really, really fresh...like a few minutes old.

Jun 28, 2018 02:39 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Jun 28, 2018 09:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Happens frequently proving people want people to people contact

Jun 28, 2018 02:10 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Another one of those situations where other agents are making US look good :)

Jun 28, 2018 02:07 PM
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

I admit I do that. But that's only if the person called like less than 30 mins ago.

Jul 28, 2018 08:45 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Good thing - they call you back.

Jul 21, 2018 04:57 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

All the time.

Jul 03, 2018 07:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am finding the vast majority of all people are not bothering to listen to their messages. They just call back.

Jul 01, 2018 01:50 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Jul 01, 2018 08:10 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes.  And recently I said politely "just listen to your voicemail" click.

Jun 30, 2018 09:01 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

At this point in life, I'm just grateful for the return call! SOOOO many agents ignore calls from other agents and that is one thing that drives me crazier than them not listening to my vm!!

Jun 29, 2018 11:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I have had this happen

Jun 29, 2018 09:53 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Oh so many times....

"I'm sorry, but the person you are trying to reach has not set up their voice mail, good bye".

Jun 29, 2018 05:12 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh yes...this is not specific to real estate agents.  More and more people do this (myself included) and it especially happens with younger generations.  takes too much time to listen to a vm message.  text is more efficient and then call to respond if needed.

Jun 29, 2018 03:08 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happen all the time

 

Jun 29, 2018 09:16 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Rarely

Jun 29, 2018 05:47 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Right. Takes too much effort and time.

Jun 29, 2018 05:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It happens.  Sometimes, I do it.  I return a missed call and the other party just left the voice message and hasn't come through on my phone.

Jun 29, 2018 05:41 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

All the time!!  but I can't let those annoyances ruin my day... don't sweat the small stuff!

Jun 29, 2018 05:10 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

The other day I saw a call came in while I was on another call, so I just hit redial and they said, "Oh, I left you a v/mail." I do usually listen to them first, but I hadn't even received it yet. Oh well.

Jun 29, 2018 03:12 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Yes, I often call missed calls as soon as I'm free instead of wasting time and listening. We also have often an awful connection, so it is better get directly to the source. 

Jun 28, 2018 11:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Martin (703) 585-4687 - I got to admit - sometimes I get a call while I am another call. After completing the first call, I immediately call the one I missed - mostly without checking the voice message.

Jun 28, 2018 09:03 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I am partially guilty of this. My voicemail is dictated to my email and text, so I read the voicemail before calling. 

Jun 28, 2018 07:59 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not an increase....but it certainly does happen....LAZY....

Jun 28, 2018 06:28 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happens all the time, especially with young folks.

Jun 28, 2018 05:59 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

If a VM message is left, I will listen to it prior to making a call.... Many times there is no need to call after hearing the message.  I also am not returning spam calls.  

Jun 28, 2018 05:25 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Happens a lot and I suppose I am guilty of just calling back before listening to the message. That is just not a rub for me.  At least it hasn't been.  Who knows, tomorrow it may bother me 

Jun 28, 2018 05:24 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes and to avoid it, I do not answer my phone if they reply "too soon" after I leave the message as I know they didn't listen.

Yet some call back hours later on the missed call not on the message. If they are going to be rude like that, I'm going to have some fun at their expense and I may torture them a bit. But that's strangers, friends I just give some $#!+ and move on.

 

Jun 28, 2018 04:57 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Yes, this happens very often.

Jun 28, 2018 04:22 PM