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Gia Freer, sounds like that other agent may have been preoccupied with something else. Perhaps she was putting out a "fire" of sorts and wasn't in a position to be chatty? Either way, sounds like you handled it like a pro and just went with the flow. Sometimes we can't predict the personalities of the colleagues we come across.
Working in a metropolitan area, it is common practice for me to lock the door upon entering the property with my clients and then again when I leave - regardless of whether there is another agent waiting to show it. I am never offended to reopen a lockbox or wait until the previous agent is done - whether an electronic one or combination. I give them the same respect I expect from them - time to show the property to my clients to thoughtfully consider it. I trust the agent leaving is looking out for her safety and understands she is held accountable for showing the property and leaving it secure when she/he leaves. It takes all of 5 seconds to open so I'm not entirely sure what the problem was? She was responsible for showing the property to her clients and then securing the property before leaving. Period. I'm not at all sure why you were offended by that unless her being on the phone seemed rude?
My protocol is to get a preapproval lender from one of MY approved lenders....I give them at least 5 different local, trusted institutions to choose from. Until I get the go-ahead from them, in writing, I do nothing more than send them a buyer profile which I send to all of my prospects. There isn't much contact unless I know they are serious buyers. I can see this as a problem for agents working desk duty or even open houses! Yikes!! Those days are over for me, thank goodness.
If you guys are worried about my previous comment being misconstrued as offensive or even irreverent, then I'll gladly delete it. My point was to use an exaggerated and extreme example of what NOT to say relative to fair housing issues, to ANYBODY, and as usual that was my demented sense of humor coming out. But again, if Michael or Angie would like me to delete it, then say the word.
Hi Jack - think of Constant Contact as "do it yourself" - you have to write everything, decide when to send it, who to send it to and how often you should send it. These are the major pain points experienced with all DIY email marketing tools. At Happy Grasshopper, we do all the writing (you just approve or edit and approve before we send), we send once every three weeks and we write messages that are designed to go to everyone in your database. There have been dozens of threads in this group and the What Should I Spend My Money On group about the results people are getting with our service. Here's a few links that might help you.... http://www.facebook.com/groups/298329163552548/permalink/326340487418082/ http://www.facebook.com/groups/298329163552548/298891240163007/ If you've got any questions or if there's anything I can do to help, please just let me know. :)
I lock the door behind me when I leave a property. If I've had to register the showing in a key LB then the next agent needs to do the same. If it's a combo LB I ask for their business card before I hand over the key. I will also say when I go into a house I lock the door behind me so no one else can walk in. Safety is my first concern.