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Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I was going to say 90 years.  But, I guess you meant something else by your question LOL.

Apr 06, 2016 09:58 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

For maximum first impression glory...right away. For professionalism, soon after and to stay in the credibility game within a 1/2 day to the same day

Apr 06, 2016 08:51 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My expectations are low, and I won't thrash about if I get a response that day or the next business day unless it's about a showing, which needs to be 'that morning', 'that afternoon'  . . . consumers do not have my expectations, though . . . and to fail to respond within a few minutes to an hour and they're gone!

Apr 06, 2016 08:38 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on the situation. That business day could be fine, or within 24 hours, or I might be more impatient if I don't have a response in a few hours

Apr 06, 2016 09:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I reached out to a contractor I've been working with and asked if he had the time to take on a remodel for a client of mine.  4 days passed before he responded.  Too late. No response is a response and when he did not respond I referred another contractor.  

Apr 06, 2016 09:03 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

         If it's a showing request, 4 to 6 hours max, excepting weekends and holidays. 

     If it is a potential lead or a sign call, you better be on it right away.

Apr 06, 2016 08:57 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When you stop caring about what you are doing and just go through the motions

Apr 06, 2016 08:41 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Somethings need a quick response. If I am writing an offer and need information from th elisting agent I want a response in hours not days. But other things can wait a day or two. 

Apr 06, 2016 06:40 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Ha ha, I thought you meant "be" in business and I was going to answer "they have to drag me out kicking and screaming". But responding to a message? If I ask, I'd like to have an answer within an hour. That's where texting is good. Unless they left their phone at home, they should get my message right away and it is common courtesy to at least text back that they received it--within an hour. We are in business, and it flows fast.

Apr 06, 2016 04:27 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Daniels - sometimes 5 minutes is too long and sometimes, couple of days are okay. It all depends on what it is for and if there is any expiry to that query.

Best to pick up the phone...(and I know I have been there, seen that...)

Apr 06, 2016 03:43 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Response time is likely in proportion to the amount of competition and how long you want to stay in business.

Apr 06, 2016 02:48 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I expect to hear back from someone within the hour...

Apr 06, 2016 02:07 PM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

First I thought your question pertained to how long is too long to be in business.  That would be until one is ready to quit.  Too long for someone or even us to respond to a call or inquiry would depend on the day of the week, time of day or holiday. The response to this question has so many variables it's tough to answer.  I know I alway try to respond as quickly as I can but find that's not the situation too often with others.  

Apr 06, 2016 02:00 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

When texting I expect a message quicker, couple of hours.  Phone calls or emails hopefully within a few hours.  I reply with something as soon as possible.  

Apr 06, 2016 01:42 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I like a rapid response. I don't want to wait hours, but sometimes do just that. 

Apr 06, 2016 01:08 PM
Diana L Faulkner
Romanoff Realty - Alamo Heights, TX
Alamo Heights Homes for Sale - Concierge Service

For general purposes, 24 hours during the week and on Monday if inquiry on the weekends.  For real estate purposes, where time is of the essence, it becomes same business days when possible.

Apr 06, 2016 11:27 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

It depends on the situation.  I give contractors a little more leeway than, say, an agent on a transaction. But, still not more than the next day.  

Apr 06, 2016 09:50 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I have a client who is buying a mobile home and she wanted to speak with a lender.  I got a referral to a lender who works with this type of loan.  I left a message last last week and received a phone call yesterday.  Um, no thanks. 

Apr 06, 2016 09:12 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I also agree that it depends on the situation. If I'm trying to give someone business, I expect to hear from them within a reasonable amount of time, which could be hours to the next day.

Apr 07, 2016 12:52 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Kathleen, Depending on the urgency of the request, I expect NLT next day to at least acknowledge and tell me they're working on it.  For me, whenever possible I'd trying for a matter of hours to get back to people, or I'll promise next day and then try to make it happen by that same day's evening.  I want things off my plate as quickly as possible.  Bill


Apr 07, 2016 12:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For messages/inquiries received before 3PM - I would hope by the end of the day.   Received after 3PM, the next day by 12PM.   Obviously circumstances can influence my answer -- do does my mood and my patience.  

An acknowledgment is always nice if an answer can't be immediately given.

Apr 06, 2016 11:28 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For things urgent I expect the other to pick up the phone and call, which is what I do.

All others will be responded to in the exact manner my voice mail states.

My expectations are that a Plan B will have been communicated in my message and that is what will happen. "Please call back by 3PM otherwise this issue will be consider resolved as indicated."

Apr 06, 2016 11:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

An hour no more than two and I'm off to someone else.  

Apr 06, 2016 09:47 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depends on the situation. From Immediately to 24 hours comes to mind!

Apr 06, 2016 09:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I try to respond within 30-60 minutes in one form or another if I can't do it immediately. I personally don't expect such a quick response, however. I'm not all that into instant gratification the way so much of our societ seems to be.

Apr 06, 2016 09:38 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kathleen. I'm not sure, I don't have any goal as to how long I will be in business. They will have to carry me off the field.

Apr 06, 2016 06:07 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I guess, I'll find out eventually, since I"m not going anywhere now.

Apr 06, 2016 04:12 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Until you are addled.  

Apr 06, 2016 03:10 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I prefer within 4 to 5 hours, but I expect within 24.  I will say in my market agents are pretty good.

Apr 06, 2016 03:07 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

In general, by COB or within 24 hours but, depending on the specific situation, could be sooner. If I am in a meeting or appointment, I will either text or email at the first break to say I received your message and will respond after the meeting or appointment.


Apr 06, 2016 02:47 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i dont think there is a rule....the faster they do and the more intelligent the response the better guide there is to the other side. we cannot expect the same level that we give from others

Apr 06, 2016 02:08 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

When you forget who you are and what your doing.

Apr 06, 2016 12:05 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

24 hours unless there is a good reason otherwise

Apr 06, 2016 11:50 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Impossible answer.

Apr 06, 2016 09:11 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

It depends, but I usually give them 24 hours.

Apr 07, 2016 10:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Within 2-4 hours, depending on the nature of the initial communication.  Some take longer if involving a bank or lender.

Apr 07, 2016 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

52 years was long enough for me.

Apr 07, 2016 12:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

At first i would say when business becomes a job but in reality, too long is when you no longer like what you do and are no longer doing it well becuase of that

Apr 06, 2016 10:33 PM