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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have no problem rescheduling.  I've found people are perfectly capable of understanding the human condition and that there really are no emergencies in real estate!

Sep 15, 2016 11:35 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I hardly ever get sick but if I do I call and reschedule.

Sep 15, 2016 12:34 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Rarely get sick.  Once in blue moon appointments were rescheduled because clients were sick.

Sep 15, 2016 11:51 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depends on how sick I am... sometimes I just power through it. Other times I reschedule... people understand.

Sep 15, 2016 09:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Esther,

If you are working with the right clients, they understand.  But since we are a duo, we can switch and make it happen.  A

Sep 15, 2016 01:11 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Just had this happen the other day. I asked my husband to call the person to let them know I wasn't feeling well and couldn't make the appointment. My allergies sometimes cause me to have vertigo and I haven't had it happen for about 6 months. Emailed the person later in the evening and rescheduled. Most people are pretty understanding.

 

Sep 15, 2016 11:56 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

it depends on what the appointment is for and who it is with

Sep 15, 2016 12:46 PM
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679,104
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

If I am unable to attend a showing my husband is my fill-in.  But I do not get sick real often so it's not been a big problem for me.  I also have a part-time Agent who I can call upon if my schedule is too booked to handle the extra work.

Sep 15, 2016 02:41 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Either Larry or one of my Agents would jump in.

Sep 15, 2016 01:04 PM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I too am rarely sick.  As a stager, though, I find it pays to call ahead and inform the client I have a cold.  I give them the option of rescheduling or not.

Sep 15, 2016 12:44 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's rare that I am sick but I have rescheduled with little problem. And in a coupld of cases the appointment was best kept for the client and I had help from a colleague

Sep 15, 2016 12:43 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I've never missed appointments because of a sickness, but if I did I would call another agent in the office and pay them a referral fee.

Sep 15, 2016 12:32 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Clients usually understand when you give them the reason that you are sick. No one wants to catch something. On the other hand, if it is a "time is of the essence" kind of thing, definitely have a team member step in or work it out in some other manner. How about Skype?

Sep 30, 2016 03:06 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

I do have REALTOR colleagues that will help, but usually tell my client that I am sick, and they usually do not want to see me.   Luckily I don't get sick often.

Sep 21, 2016 07:48 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Esther Preston fortunately for me, few of my colleagues take care of it.

Sep 16, 2016 03:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

One of. My agents Will do my showings.  As I will do for them

Sep 16, 2016 12:20 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Esther! Most people are understanding and will reschedule.

Sep 16, 2016 12:13 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

In my office we help each other out. So I would see if another agent would help.

Sep 16, 2016 12:05 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I do whatever is needed to get the job done.  I don't like to hand off my clients but will if needed.  We can hold most clients off if needed but for those that need immediate attention there are go to people.

Sep 16, 2016 09:22 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I am part of a team and they step up.  When I was with KW I called a friend

who took a client because of a death in my family.

Sep 16, 2016 07:38 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I do have a support team that helps me out but I also will reschedule if need be .....

Sep 16, 2016 06:53 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends how much you sick. I usually try to reschedule. 

Sep 16, 2016 06:38 AM
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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

When I was an active agent, If it was a showing, I'd get someone to do it. Other appointments, I rescheduled.  Now, as a one woman show, it's all me or nothing.  LOL

Sep 16, 2016 06:28 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I have several agents to depend upon.

Sep 16, 2016 05:28 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Most times I have to reschedule

Sep 16, 2016 03:48 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Our office works in teams we never reschedule set appointments.

Sep 16, 2016 03:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I suck it up and go to the appointment.  The only exception to that would be if I were vomiting or had issues with the other end.  Appointments should never turn into crap shoots.  Sorry ... could not help myself. 

Sep 16, 2016 03:10 AM
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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

I call some other agents to help me out, unless re-scheduling would be a better option.

Sep 16, 2016 02:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I was always a listing agent and was rarely sick....once every 5 or 6 years.... but when I was, I'd call the homeowner and relay that I was sick but mobile and gave them the opportunity to reschedule or welcome me in their home.... especially if they had children....they needed to know.... one young couple told me to come to list and they didn't care if I came in my pajamas....WELL, I kept my pajama bottoms on.... I had a fever of 101....

Sep 16, 2016 02:31 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

If I'm contagious I cancel.

Sep 16, 2016 01:29 AM
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

We have a team just for this reason - not being sick but being able to help eachother

Sep 16, 2016 12:31 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do some of both. It totally depends on the client and what needs doing for the day.

Sep 16, 2016 12:21 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have a team member stand in - another benefit of having a team

Sep 16, 2016 12:18 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I find it is more likely for the need to reschedule due to a client's needs than mine.  Most people understand that "stuff" happens.

Sep 15, 2016 11:39 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am not allowed to get sick and ...my body is buying this so far...

Sep 15, 2016 11:26 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Reschedule is first choice!

Sep 15, 2016 11:04 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've canceled or postponed. I've been sick with pneumonia and bacterial lungs infections since Sept 1rst and couldn't be around anyone. They can wait till I'm better, or get another agent.

Sep 15, 2016 10:29 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most often it is get better fast to do it unless i cant move, than it is postponing

Sep 15, 2016 10:29 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It depends--I do have a team.

Sep 15, 2016 10:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have paid someone (an agent) to show houses.

Sep 15, 2016 10:13 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It's just me, I reschedule & sound as sick as possible.

Sep 15, 2016 10:08 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have colleagues I could call on.

Sep 15, 2016 09:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Susan Emo ..perfect answer!

Sep 15, 2016 09:47 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have an associate cover for you.

One time I was out for seven months after a fall on the ice. We still had a very productive year.

Sep 15, 2016 09:00 PM
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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

Susan Emo nailed this one!

Sep 15, 2016 08:52 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the specific appointment.  In many cases, it is a straightforward exercise to reschedule.

Sep 15, 2016 05:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on what the appmt is and with whom.  I try to keep my people in the loop and ready to carry on without me if needed.

Sep 15, 2016 03:00 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

It depends on what the appointment is for and with whom Esther Preston.  If it's doing an Open House and we are doing it as a Team, I can do it independently.  If it's meeting a contractor at a house for an Estimate or repair work, I can do that myself.  If it's showing homes I can do that myself, but if it's a First-Time Client Meeting I would be rescheduling, as that is a Presentation where Roger is totally involved.

Sep 15, 2016 02:15 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

This happens so rarely but, when I am on vacation, the rest of my team takes over for me and my clients know they can reach out to any of them to tour homes at any time.  In our market, we can't afford to re-schedule so, one of us has to be available at all times!

Sep 15, 2016 12:07 PM