Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

15 minutes, unless there are reasons for it that we know off.  I would communicate that via text, phone, etc.. A

Apr 16, 2015 08:02 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have no patience for that and never did....that's why I have always been a listing no show was all I needed....

Apr 16, 2015 05:02 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Paul - it depends.  Are we meeting at the office or at a property?  First time or subsequent meeting?   Are they habitually late(likely not someone who will be a good fit for me in the long term).    

Short answer would be 15 minutes.  But it depends.   

Apr 17, 2015 01:22 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

15 minutes.  I tell my clients I understand that things happen, but then CALL ME!!!

Apr 16, 2015 01:05 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Fifteen minutes, if they don't answer I am leaving. This has rarely happened to me.

Apr 16, 2015 12:11 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I wait about 15 minutes before I call and ask whether they got delayed or need directions. ;-)  If I can't reach them I may wait another few minutes before I will leave. I usually meet people at the office so I can do other things.

Apr 16, 2015 10:26 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Usually 15 minutes. I have a few times waitied 20 minutes if I don't have another appointment.

Apr 16, 2015 07:55 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson I have the same policy. If they don't answer the courtesy call with a good excuse, 15 minutes is my limit for waiting.

Apr 16, 2015 07:06 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

15 minutes given that there are not weather or traffic conditions which may contribute to not being punctual.

Apr 16, 2015 06:29 AM
Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

I'll wait 15 minutes, then I'll leave a voicemail along with a text saying we will need to reschedule. 

Apr 16, 2015 06:24 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If I don't know them well, I would do the same as you.  If I know them and have worked with them for a while, I might hang around for up to a 1/2 hour, but no longer.

Apr 16, 2015 06:11 AM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

10 to 15 minutes. I usually call before heading out to confirm, but sometimes I still get stood up!

Apr 16, 2015 05:54 AM
Matthew Sturkie, CRS, GRI 909-969-3805
Action Realty - Apple Valley, CA
CRS, GRI 909-969-3805

I will wait 10-15 minutes and then call. If no answer, I will try a couple of times and leave a message. If still nothing, then I will leave.

Apr 16, 2015 05:42 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

I usually wait around 15-20 minutes. Depending on how far they are traveling from, and considering traffic, etc...But yes, usually 15-20 minutes.

Apr 16, 2015 05:17 AM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Like you, Paul, I wait until they're around 5 minutes late before calling (and/or texting) them.  If I get no answer, I wait about 10 more minutes and try again.  If still no answer/reply, I call and/or text again saying that I'm sorry they missed our appointment and to please call to reschedule.  On rare occasions (and depending on the person), I may wait as long as 20-30 minutes but that is the max unless they've called to say they're only a few minutes from arriving.  In the meantime, I try to use my 'wait' time to do other things (calls, return emails, etc.).

Apr 16, 2015 05:10 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

10-15 minutes, and then I will wait at least 10 more minutes depending on the circumstances. There are parts of our island where some cell services don't have good coverage so people can't always call right away if they're delayed.

Apr 16, 2015 04:54 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

Typically, I give the client 10 minutes before I call and/or text them if they are running late to an appointment. I will generally wait up to 30 minutes if they are caught in traffic, etc... if it is further out in my territory. 

Apr 16, 2015 04:46 AM
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I think that I would wait for the 15 minutes as well. Of course there are many disruptive situations that could occur, but I would expect a telephone call if they were not able to meet at the suggested time.

Apr 16, 2015 04:36 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I call and text 5 minutes after the scheduled appointment.  Depending on the circumstance, I may wait or reschedule.  Poor weather conditions and traffic can play a role for those coming a long distance.

Apr 16, 2015 04:03 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

They called me to make the appointment. At that time I advised to call if they are unable to meet the ETA.

I call the agent the morning of the appointment to verify the still have a buyer and that they will be on time. At that time I advise I must be gone 30 minutes past appointment time.

When the call comes, they are invited to attend the next scheduled open house.

"When is the open house?" they ask.

"It is not scheduled yet." 

Silence for 15 seconds.

It is at this moment the true weight of their disrespectful action is realized.

"Call again in a day or two and see what we can work out."

Apr 16, 2015 03:49 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

15 minutes is my limit but usually will also call and try to see if the prospect is coming. They usually don't answer so I leave a message and then move on and don't consider this a serious prospect. They can call me next.

Mar 04, 2017 07:22 PM