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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

The habit (bad!)?

Jun 09, 2018 10:38 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I'm not sure if you are referring to agents who cancel showings or a prospective seller, but if you are on the market and agents cancel showings, often it is at the directive of the buyer, who has decided they didn't like the location, the neighborhood, the neighbors' houses, any number of reasons why they no longer had any interest in viewing the property.  While it is unfortunate, it is often unavoidable.  

If you are a prospective buyer or seller meeting with agents who cancel at the last minute, I would rethink working with them!  

 

Jan 29, 2015 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

It's not clear to me if you are another agent or a home buyer or seller. If you are a listing agent,  it does happen that I'm showing homes and my clients find one they want to write an offer on and ask me to cancel the next planned appointments.

Jan 29, 2015 08:58 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

If on a rare occasion I do I use a contingency plan in place with a team member or partner to cover.

Jan 29, 2015 05:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One of the most difficult aspects of the real estate business is dealing with some of the agents.

Jan 29, 2015 07:21 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There could be a number of reasons but in my opinion they should know more than 10 min. ahead of time that they can't make it.   I seldom cancel and I give as much notice as I can if I am running late.

Jan 29, 2015 06:44 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

Except for real emergencies I do not cancel my appointments.  Either you have been very unlucky or have not selected the best agents to work with.

Jan 29, 2015 05:59 AM
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Kermit Johnson
Long and Foster - Moneta, VA
Kermit Works Wonders

Life does get in the way, so does unexpected traffic.  Sometimes I have tight appointments to accommodate others schedules.  I think appointments will take an hour and they take an hour and a half, or more.  This leads to back ups that seem to multiply.  I always give my next appointment a heads up.  It is not because I have forgotten or "blown them off".  I treat each appointment and person equally.

Jan 29, 2015 02:56 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sometimes, life gets in the way of appointments.  

Jan 29, 2015 02:43 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Wow, I'm really surprised to hear this. I've never cancelled an appointment in my life. You clearly have had some bad luck! Trust me, not all Realtors are like that.

Jan 29, 2015 01:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Buyers are fickle.

Sep 26, 2019 10:02 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

By habit?

Jan 27, 2018 08:49 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, they hope that their clients will show up! Wish we could control what our buyers do!

Sep 09, 2017 10:14 PM
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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

hmmm

May 29, 2017 05:11 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is an unusual practice and doesn't happen that way in my area.

Jan 09, 2017 06:00 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

When I make an appointment, my intention is to keep it. Rarely have I ever had to reschedule an appointment. I always allow enough time to meet with people, even if that leaves me with some downtime between appointments. I think it's bad form to cancel an appointment. Everyone's business is important to me, and so is their time, and I want to show them that. 

Jan 29, 2015 04:36 AM