What I do know is that some agents abuse the phone and will call other agents for dumb reasons. I've often received calls from agents who can't be bothered to look up information themsevles and instead interrupt my day.
I do believe ultimately though is that Realtors should interact with one another, and that if a phone call is needed - it should be possilbe to have one. I've gone as far as calling an agent's broker if I've spend days trying to contact an agent and can't get ahold of them.
Talking to one another - it's part of our job. Realtors need to treat one another like we treat our clients.
I really don't care about what the agent prefers or how they state it in the listing. As long as they respond!
Great question! I will text them, and ask for a quick phone call. If that doesn't work, then I will call their managing broker to see if they can help answer the question. If it is a multiple offer scenario, the managing broker should know about it and be overseeing the transaction.
Still is, I guess.
But the new protocal is that you can carry a deal, from start to finish, LISTING to CLOSING, without ever meeting or talking to anyone!
You can get more done this way; you can "handle" 20 deals at a time.
This way of conducting business was fomented by the tidal wave of REOs from banks, to certain Realtors who developed "teams" of specialists: They could safely say that they are "selling" 100 houses a month.
I guess, you get what you create!
It is a individual situation. But personally thing a Realtors asset is availability. Meaning being available via telephone, text and email. Realtor should always give quick responses.
Gail Mercedes Cole
EXP Realty Marina del Rey