Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Things like this generally depend on your attitude and expections. 

Some can make it a productive day, others will sit around whining about forced floor time.


Sep 22, 2016 05:58 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I get at least a few sales a year from it.

Sep 22, 2016 05:41 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In the old days, it was a great way to save on the expense of a secretary!  Now days, why even have a store front?

Sep 22, 2016 03:30 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Very passive way to generate business.  I would take those 2 hours and make phone calls or send out hand written notes. (IMHO)

Sep 22, 2016 03:29 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not compelled to answer since I won't do it anymore

Sep 23, 2016 12:49 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

My very first closing came from floor duty.  That's the only real success I recall other than having some focused time to address some projects. 

Sep 22, 2016 09:30 PM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

It's part of the training for new agents.  Forces them to come to work.  It's what you make of it.

Sep 22, 2016 12:34 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We have an amazing location as well for floor. We get a number of calls, but often the best floor is walk-ins. The most we have been told in our typical 3 hour shifts have been 5 distinct clients from whom we have gotten names and contact information.  We close floor leads all the time.

Sep 22, 2016 09:23 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

In the old days it was fantastic. My entire career launched as the result of a spectacular floor call. Then cell phones came along and that was the end of that! I never do it anymore.

Sep 22, 2016 03:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My company has no floor duty. Our agents are busy selling homes and taking care of clients.... we don't waste their time. And we don't have any real walk-in business either.

Sep 22, 2016 03:30 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

When I was actively doing floor time I would be happy with 4 leads in 2 hours! I used to generate 5-7 buyer sales a year when I did floor time (a 2-hour stint each week). Now I give the majority of my buyer leads to my assistant so she does all my floor time. Her results the last 2 years have been similar to what I used to get.

Sep 23, 2016 10:47 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Floor duty provides some real opportunities in my office.  Some of the calls are about rentals, but certainly not all of them!

Sep 23, 2016 07:53 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I stopped doing it long ago and now have my own firm. When I did do it, results were poor, although I did get some clients that way. Generally, I think it could be a waste of time, but I always found productive things to do when in the office.

Sep 23, 2016 06:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Our office sent the calls to the agents sign now.


Sep 23, 2016 04:00 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Ok, not answering - but I want the ponts :)

Sep 23, 2016 01:07 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Most offices today forward calls to the listing agent. If they do, you are free labor!

Sep 22, 2016 11:41 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Since we do not have a physical retail location it is a non-issue. Many years ago when I was with Re/Max, I did have walk-ins, but that was when the public depended more on agents for information. Today? FORGETABOUTIT!

Sep 22, 2016 11:26 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My office does not have any floor duty. I think, in my area, most offices do not have it anymore. 

Sep 22, 2016 04:57 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I have never done floor duty! And I am okay with that.

Sep 22, 2016 04:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Our floor duty is not traditional. We can be on floor from anymore and don't sit in the office. I get calls and respond. I have gotten leads and sales on several occasions and don't regret having accepted floor duty...

Sep 22, 2016 03:10 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My office has a high volume of walk in traffic. I do take floor time. 

Sep 22, 2016 02:07 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

We have a whole group of newer agents in our office I leave the floor for them and I do not take it, haven't for years.

Sep 22, 2016 01:26 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

in my office floor duty is an 8 hour day.  Agents get drive in traffic, they get all internet leads for the day and all calls.  I would say an agent get 3 sales a month from floor duty in my office on average.

Sep 22, 2016 12:38 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We have it in our office and the results are 2 calls in a 2-2.5 hour slot, with 80% chance that they are rental calls. As for walk-in traffic we may have 1 every 3-4 weeks.

Sep 22, 2016 12:15 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't maintain an office as no one wants to sit in it for any period because not many people walk in.

WE rotate the office phone to all the agents and any call that comes in not assking for a certain person is taken as a floor call

Sep 22, 2016 12:05 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In resort areas or second home areas it probably works. We bought a condo in Jupiter Florida becasue someone was on duty.

Sep 22, 2016 08:28 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

When I started 10+ years ago, it was the best way to get new business. Today it would say it's not worth the time.

Sep 22, 2016 08:05 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We now do rotation calls only Annette. We don't have as many agents as you but we have a roster that the secretaries go down the list. If you refuse a rental or can't help someone for whatever reason you are bumped & go to the bottom of the pile. Lose your turn.

We have lots of support staff that does stuff so no need for us to be in office.

No one wants to just sit there & answer phones or be trapped in the office being unproductive.

Sep 22, 2016 04:00 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think floor duty and generic calls give newly licensed agents business....nothing wrong with it....

Sep 22, 2016 03:59 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

One call, right time, right place and it could be your ship. You never know. Would I do it? Unless I am in that situation, the answer remains unknown

Sep 22, 2016 03:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

4 leads, 2 hours, heck yeah!

Sep 22, 2016 01:12 AM