Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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LOL, I actually had someone about a year ago do that to me. Then, a week later, call me up and ask to reschedule. I told her no way-- there are 1200 agents in our association and the property has a lockbox, pick another one.

Apr 18, 2017 06:46 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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There's little  excuse for such a lack of courtesy... and the next question that arises is, should they eventually show up and opt to write an offer, how challenging will it be to continue to communicate? 

Apr 18, 2017 06:50 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Why are you meeting them at the home and not at the office?

I have found that when folks miss a meeting and dont repond to calls that they never will respond.  Make a note to watch for their name and number and dont schedule any wasted time with them again until they have paid their retainer.

Apr 18, 2017 06:36 AM
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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

You left out "attempted entry". 

I leave after checking doors and windows, after all, I had an appointment, it's not breaking and entry. 

No answer? I leave after my attempts and move on to the next house.

Apr 18, 2017 07:07 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I would wait 15 minutes.

Apr 18, 2017 06:55 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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If you're talking about a buyer, I tell them upfront when we first meet that my time frame for waiting if they are late and don't notify me of that fact is 15 minutes. After that I'm gone. They know "the rules of the game" upfront.

Apr 18, 2017 07:45 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

If they are new and you don't know them they have no relationship with you they probably don't care. 15 minutes maximum.

 

We meet clients at the office to either have them meet with a lender or to bring their current pre approval.  After they show they qualify is when we discuss their upcoming home purchase which includes properties that they will be shown based on their wants, needs and ability to buy.  We call them the day before to confirm the showing appointment and have never had a no show. 

If someone is so rude as to not show up they need to find another agent.  Things do happen so the excuse had better be a good one if they no show.

Apr 18, 2017 07:35 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Depends on my relationship with the client.  I might wait as long as 30 minutes... (grumbling under my breath most of the time)... but prepared to smile when they drive up with the "my cell battery died, and the baby had an explosion" excuse.

Apr 18, 2017 07:23 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

In our part of the country there may not be cell service so I wait 30 minutes and then lock it up.  A 30 minute wait is reasonable to me, since I had a flat tire on the way to a showing it took me 30 minutes to get it fixed and on my way.  Fortunately the buyers waited and understood the delay upon my arrival.

Apr 18, 2017 07:22 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Text or call letting them know if I don't hear anything from them by 1:15 I will be leaving. -Kasey

Apr 18, 2017 07:20 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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15 minutes is the grace given

Apr 18, 2017 07:18 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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 In the cell phone age?   10 or 15 minutes.

Apr 18, 2017 07:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I'd wait 15 minutes

Apr 18, 2017 06:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

15 minutes. This is a good reason to meet everyone at your office.

Apr 18, 2017 06:48 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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15 minutes,

Apr 18, 2017 06:48 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Nathan Gesner I would wait until 1:15 p.m.

Apr 18, 2017 06:30 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
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15 minutes!

Apr 18, 2017 06:22 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Normally 15 minutes then i am off. I like to call and confirm the day of an appointment for any made in advance. 

Apr 18, 2017 06:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Nathan,

15mns.

Apr 18, 2017 06:18 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

If they don't respond to a call or text, I'm gone!  No excuse in this day and age.

Apr 18, 2017 11:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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15 minutes is the old college rule.

Apr 18, 2017 09:13 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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10 mins unless you know there has been a crash in the area. 

Apr 18, 2017 08:22 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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10 minutes is all I wait for anyone without a response.  I don't even wait for my doctor or dentist beyond 10 minutes. 

Apr 18, 2017 07:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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15 minutes and then a voice mail to reschedule! This time meet me at the office and we will ride together to save time!

Apr 18, 2017 07:44 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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15 minutes normally.

Apr 18, 2017 07:15 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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It depends. 15-30 minutes. If I have something I can work on while i'm waiting, I might wait a little longer.

Apr 18, 2017 07:12 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Traffic can be a bear here during season and between bridge openings and the train a 2 mile trip can take an extra half hour at times. I'll give them at least that much and always bring a tablet to keep busy while in wait mode.

Apr 18, 2017 07:01 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yep, 15 mintues of absolute silence is the limit.

I then follow that with sending a bill to the broker. $250 fee for failure to cancel. 

Apr 18, 2017 06:30 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
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15 minutes tops. I'm not hanging around waiting for somebody that doesn't show respect for our time.

Apr 18, 2017 08:07 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
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15 minutes.

Apr 18, 2017 08:05 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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15-20 minutes...

Apr 18, 2017 07:52 PM
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shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

I'll wait 15 minutes

Apr 18, 2017 07:31 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I call beforehand about a half hour to an hour to confirm and follow up with a text saying confirming our showing time and saying I need to hear back or I will assume we are not meeting. If they are still meeting me I hear back. This save a bundle of time and frustration.

Apr 18, 2017 07:29 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wait 20 min. if I have the time.  Then they better have a great reason if they call back

Apr 18, 2017 06:01 PM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I agree with the majority  15 minutes.  If thye have not contacted you, then they probably just went another direction.   IF they call and say they are running 30 minutes late, I accomodate if I dont have another appointmetn schedules elsewhere.   I usally text after 5 -10 minutes, saying I'll wait another 5.  Many clients are late when they have little kids etc, but most are courteous enough to call/ text. 

Apr 18, 2017 03:30 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Is this your first showing with this buyer, Nathan Gesner ? If yes, I will wait 15 minutes and that's it. I've dealt with quite a few no show for leasing and I will not tolerate anyone who is irresponsible. At least a courtesy phone call to let your agent know that they change their mind or running late. 

Apr 18, 2017 03:12 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would not set another appointment for them in the future.  There is no excuse for lack of communication.

Apr 18, 2017 02:54 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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15 min past scheduled time without a reply.  However, I would text and advise agent that I am leaving property and they will have to reschedule.

Apr 18, 2017 12:25 PM
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John Meussner
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15 minutes, then I'm out.

Apr 18, 2017 11:04 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Having been in this position in the past, I leave after 10 minutes.

Apr 18, 2017 09:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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I'd give it 15 minutes and then I'm pissed....

Apr 18, 2017 08:20 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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I try to meet at the office.  And I would never meet at a house first time.  Have to sort the lookers from the buyers.

Apr 18, 2017 08:06 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Didn't you meet them first? This hasn't happened to me in years

Apr 19, 2017 05:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.

On the client.  

Do I know them?  First time "out"?   Is it my listing? 

On me.

How much time do I have.  How's my mood that day?  Is it my listing?   

 

Apr 19, 2017 12:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Nathan Gesner - I usually call ahead to make sure they are on time. If not, maybe 15-20 minutes? Though I'd expect them to contact me if they are running late.

Apr 18, 2017 09:24 PM
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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!

It would depend on my relationship with the Buyer, but in this day and age where nearly everyone has a cell phone, I would wait 15-20 minutes and leave.

Apr 18, 2017 04:46 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Never had it happen Nathan Gesner I account for no shows and last minute cancelations in my buyer agent agreement.  I also like Candice A. Donofrio answer 

Mar 27, 2018 08:31 PM
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

Just leave. If they don't have the courtesy to answer their phone, call or text you to say they're running late, you certainly don't want to be selling them a house.

Aug 04, 2017 07:57 PM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
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When I get there and they are not there I call them and let them know I'm there and I wait 15 minutes and if I find something to do and I wait another 15 minutes and after that I am gone you have to respect my time my time is important

Apr 22, 2017 06:14 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

Sounds like you have to be at the showing.  I would only wait 15 minutes, especially if you tried calling/texting.  RUDE!

Apr 20, 2017 10:07 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I wait 10 minutes and move on

Apr 20, 2017 06:36 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

15 Minutes !!

Apr 20, 2017 12:33 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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If there's no response, don't waste your time. There may be legitimate delays, but no excuse for not communicating.

Apr 19, 2017 06:50 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

max 15 mins.

 

Apr 19, 2017 05:39 PM
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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

Typically 15 minutes, unless there are some extenuating circumstances.

Apr 19, 2017 07:25 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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It depends on a few things- how busy I am, how well I know the people (1st time meeting them/higher default rate), if they answered the call/text I sent before the appointment & the one after asking if they were still coming. Wash, Rinse, & don't Repeat.

Apr 19, 2017 06:05 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

After 10 minutes - text to advise leaving in another 5 minutes if no response...

Apr 19, 2017 05:46 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

15 or 20 minutes. 

At 5 minutes after, I call to see where they are. If the call goes to voice mail, I leave a message that I'm at the property and to please call me back with their ETA. I text also. Then I call one more time to check and let them know I'll need to leave if I don't hear from them asap. Then I leave.

If they call me at some point with a valid reason, I'll give them another shot.

Apr 19, 2017 03:21 AM