Peter Mohylsky.   Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN (Miramar Beach, Florida )

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Shayne Stone
Champion Real Estate Group - Missouri City, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

Sorry to say, they don't teach Courtesy, Politeness, Respect, Good Manners, Consideration, Thoughtfulness, Tact, or Diplomacy in Real Estate School... LOL

Sep 20, 2021 08:43 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

I would be hard pressed to even come up with 10 homes that would fit a buyer in the current for sale market to even think about stringing together an itinerary that long. 

For the bulk of buyers, my observation is 8 seems to be the magic number for keeping homes straight.  Any session longer than that and it seems the homes just become a blur and buyer fatigue sets in.

Back in the days when we could do that, I'd factor in whether a home was vacant or not and space them in the schedule in case I needed to flex timing to respect the sellers of an occupied home.

With our online ShowingTime app, there's no excuse to not send out notices/reschedule if needed.  I've found most buyers understand we have schedules to keep and a little prompting keeps us on track. 

30 minutes after an appointment was supposed to have started is not the time to realize...ooops, we're running late!  That fact should have been apparent long before.

Sep 20, 2021 08:42 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

as far as I know, they do not teach "respect" or showing "manners" in real estate school. if scheduled and not shown, agent should have cancelled showing request. doesn't cost anything to be polite and show respect to homeowners.

Sep 20, 2021 08:06 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I love it when you get feedback on the house when you know for certain they didn't showup, lol   This is why I prefer dogs!

Sep 20, 2021 09:00 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I just recently had the same.  I was meeting the agent at my listing.  Come 10:30 (when she was supposed to arrive)... I send a text saying "I'm inside when you arrive... come on in."  No response.  10:45 "What is your ETA?  I"m here.".. no response.  At 11:00 I leave.

I send emails, leave voicemails and send texts for the next day... finally, the following day she picks up.  "Oh", she says "We never got to your listing... we ran out of time."

"I would have appreciated a call... as I was waiting for you."... all she says was "oh".

What are they teaching in real estate school these days?

Sep 20, 2021 08:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Well now, my take is that if a showing was scheduled and the agent "ran out of time" and did not show it, the courteous and professional thing to do would be to cancel the showing.  Oh, but wait ... there was no more time to do that!

As for the number of showings planned ... seems the plan failed. 

Sep 20, 2021 08:09 AM
Ken Jones, Commercial Real Estate
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Toms River, NJ
Serving Central & Northern New Jersey Since 1971

Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY Yes.

It's called the Uber School of Real Estate.

Be their taxi driver until you run out of daylight and hope they either find something they like or hope they come back to see another dozen.

What a total absurdity.

Sep 20, 2021 11:06 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm amazed that any market had 11 homes to show!

Sep 20, 2021 09:16 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I've showed a bunch to a client that was in town for a short period of time, but never 11 in a day. I think my highest was 8. It just gets to be too much for most absorb after about 4, I think. After too many they all just run together, and get confusing.

Sep 20, 2021 10:45 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Peter they're teaching the same stuff here that they taught 35 years ago - and it wasn't professional courtesty or planning properly to run a business.

Sep 20, 2021 10:04 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Showing 11 houses for 1 buyer - It's been YEARS since I've had that luxury!

Courtesy is not taught in real estate school and the longer I'm in the business, I am convinced that a good number of agents sleep through their ethics classes.

Sep 20, 2021 09:46 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

In the relatively small but very upscale market of Carmel and Pebble Beach, that is the kiss of death for agents who are not "polite" in this fashion.  But then, I can't imagine trying to show that many luxury homes in one day.  However, did have a lot of condos on my list when I show San Francisco.  But there it can be relatively easy:  most of them have "open houses" and you target them for viewing during those times, putting out no one.  The ones that aren't "open", I schedule them on even hours (11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4 ) and make sure THOSE we go to and on time.  This is important, because most of the time, someone from the listing office has to be there to open the door. 

Sep 20, 2021 08:44 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

They teach NOTHING in RE school, just how to pass the test and add up commissions. LOL

Sep 20, 2021 05:10 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Even on my best day when it was a buyer market, it would have been difficult to do more than six!

I would have been out of gas both physically and vehicle-wise!

Between this kind of behavior and ethics, we all are in trouble.

Sep 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Common tactic or SOP for a buyer agent to show their stuff to their clients. I have heard buyers tell their agents enough already no more and call it a day

Sep 20, 2021 08:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Courtesy is not something that is taught in real estate school, and honestly, I don't think that's where it should come from anyway. Courtesy is something we learn growing up. If someone is not going to make an appointment, of any kind, or if they're going to be late, it is incumbent upon them to make a phone call.  It's polite, and professional. Many agents DO know that. But then there are the others....

Sep 20, 2021 02:47 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

The agent and clients were over-optimistic in their expectations of how many houses they could see in one day.

Or...perhaps the buyers found the house that they just have to have before they got to your listing.

Sep 20, 2021 01:53 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

It seems to be a new or newer agent on a learning curve in which they don't have the nerves or knowledge to inform their client that they really can't see more than seven homes in one day.  Listings will run into each other and it's best to learn home and neighborhoods to make future showing have more quality.  A new agent needs to learn that "we" are the professional.

Sep 20, 2021 11:47 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

How did she find that many? I would never do that because a buyer can't remember them all. This reminds me of the agent who's motto is 'the buyers will die or buy in my car'.

I always call if I can't make it. Our showing time app makes that super easy.

Sep 20, 2021 10:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this experience. Courtesy is not always at the top of mind for some.

Sep 20, 2021 08:29 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

11 houses?   No.  You narrow it down to 2 or 3 properties to physically preview.   Then you keep your appointments!

Sep 20, 2021 06:18 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Seems some agents like to schedule 11 showing so they can go to the office or coffee shop or home and say, "I'm slammed."
Just flag that agent in your data base incase they are still in business in a few years. Then I/You can say "Past performance DOES indicate future performance. Call me when you and your buyer are at the curb and I'll come by and unlock the door."
I still think sending a bill to the BROKER when an agent is a no show without noitification on a staffed showing appointment. $250 seems about right.

Sep 21, 2021 05:03 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Many agents don't know the definition of professional, or courtesy.

Sep 21, 2021 04:35 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I doubt that anyone has the energy to see that many homes in one day.  I think that Susan Emo 's  answer is perfect.   A

Sep 20, 2021 04:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

With the crazy market, courtesy has gone out the window with some agents, and so sad to see this.

Sep 21, 2021 05:07 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

She failed on numerous levels...  planning, setting expectations, basic manners, and professionalism to name a few.   Some things can't be taught in school.  

Sep 21, 2021 04:33 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Courtesy is not common today! Ken Jones defined it!

Sep 21, 2021 04:12 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Needs to learn to vet the properties that fit the profile. That agent will burn out very fast.

Sep 21, 2021 04:01 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Working with buyers is where most agents get their start, I expect a few miss steps in these new agents and try to be patient with them as long as they remember to lock the door when they leave.

Sep 20, 2021 06:15 PM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

11 showings in one day at different properties??? 

Sep 21, 2021 10:53 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

An agent asked me to meet her at the property, she did not have access to an electronic lockbox, over half an hour, no response to texts or phone calls. I left, of course, she never showed up. 

Sep 21, 2021 05:58 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I would ask if there is a reason she didn't notify the sellers, agent, showing service, etc. 

Sep 23, 2021 05:24 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Real estate school taught me NOTHING about appointments or showing property, but my broker would chew my butt up and spit it out if I didn't keep or cancel an appointment.

Sep 21, 2021 11:39 AM