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Wanda Bond
Weichert, Realtors® - Brockwell & Portwood - Chester, VA
1st Choice for Selling Chesterfield & Central VA

We have floor duty but call it something else -- "Opportunity Time."  I sign up for approx. 8-12 hours a month.  Call it being in the right place at the right time or just plain old luck but in 2014, it resulted in 2 listings and 5 sales.  I'm not going to complain about that! 

Jan 02, 2015 03:10 AM
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Cyndi Stone
Grove City, OH

We do have floor time and sign up for it monthly. When I first started in the business it really helped me get going! Now that I'm more seasoned, there are months that I opt out of it (it's a four hour commitment to be in the office in the morning or afternoon) but I still get good leads from it! I would prefer to have the calls forwarded to my cell as another member mentioned, but it allows for someone to be there for the walk-ins.

Jan 02, 2015 07:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Our company does but I hear agents complain it is a waste of time as most calls go directly to the agents.

Jan 02, 2015 12:36 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
REALTY ONE GROUP - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

Hello Debbie , i only been doing this for about 4 years plus, and the  company i work for does not have floor duty

Jan 02, 2015 12:00 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Our firm does have floor duty, though I don't personally do it.  I know that several people called/walked in to have their homes listed for rent, so it can be an opportunity.

Jan 03, 2015 12:57 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Our office does, but we have a large office in the heart of a thriving office and it is worthwhile to do it, although I personally do not do it.  

Jan 02, 2015 10:48 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I can't remember that we've had it at least in the past 10-12 years. But then we don't really get walk-in traffic. If there's a call to the company, our office receptionist simply sends the call to the next person in line on her list of agents who are willing to field such calls and inquiries.

Jan 02, 2015 09:26 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Keller market centers do not....If the only way an agent can get business is to reactive rather than proactive, they have a lot to learn.

Jan 02, 2015 08:09 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No my present company does not have a floor duty, my previous company did, and even the office was in a great location and great name, we had rarely a walk in client or cold call to buy/sell.

Jan 02, 2015 05:40 PM
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

No floor duty for us. I can't imagine there's much business that comes through floor duty anymore.

Jan 02, 2015 11:02 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Our place does. Out of the 50 agents only about 20 do floor. We are located right as you enter town and while we may not get a lot we do need coverage. I always tell folks what a great time to work on your marketing!

Jan 02, 2015 09:47 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Strictly on a voluntary basis.  We are a HUD broker so the agents who sit do get those leads plus any walk-ins or other calls during "their" time.  Personally, I haven't been doing it for many years.

Jan 02, 2015 09:09 AM
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Barbara Le Pine
Advantage Real Estate, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

I am on floor every other day as we only have 2 agents in my office, plus the Principal Broker. I am OK with it, though sometimes I feel chained to the desk when things are slow! AR comes in handy!

Jan 02, 2015 07:49 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

We do and you have the option of sitting for 2 hours at the office or you can sign up for it and be at home. If you do, the front desk will connect the caller to your cell phone. We have to sign up for it and I have not done it in many years.

Maybe I should try it again?

Jan 02, 2015 05:47 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done floor duty in awhile. 

Jan 02, 2015 05:14 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. An employee answers the phone and connects the caller with the appropriate agent. 

Jan 02, 2015 04:25 AM
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Diane Terry
Windermere Real Estate - Seattle, WA
The Neighbors Are Talking...

No we do not.  We are mostly seasoned agents with thriving books of business. 

Jan 02, 2015 03:35 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

Since our office has a grand total of four agents and when one of us is in the office, we consider that floor duty!  

Jan 02, 2015 02:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Love that question. In fact I did not do it even when it was there.....

Jan 02, 2015 02:27 AM
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

No, most buyer/sign calls seem to go straight to our cell phones.    If they call at, most email!

Jan 02, 2015 01:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We do not

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No, we never wait for anyone to come to us.

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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes, we are lucky enough to be on one of the most traveled locations in the country.  We do have international clients with lots of cash just strolling down the street.  It's an incredible opportunity

Jan 10, 2016 09:59 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We have it at my company but I haven't opted to do it in several years. When I think, I can do it, then something comes up and I am thankful that I don't have that obligation. I guess I will leave it as it is. I just wish any calls that came in on my listings came to me. 

Jan 03, 2015 10:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It seems about 50/50. In small markets it may be worthwhile. Midsize markets maybe not and larger markets the calls could be handled a different way. In my town we rarely have a walk-in and they calls mostly go directly to the agent. 

Jan 03, 2015 01:09 AM