Real Estate agent call back time?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

That’s way too long.  Our realtor usually got back to us that day.  The next day at the latest.

It only takes a day or 2 for a house to go from active to pending sometimes.


Post # 4
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@FutureMrsMeinhardt:  ANY business should respond within 24 hours IMO.  Our realtor was a bit on the slow side, but he would TEXT, not professional to me.  Take it as a sign and find someone else.

Post # 5
2657 posts
Sugar bee

Agree with PP – almost 1 week is way too long to hear back.  You need to follow up with the realtor or look for a new one.  Mine would usually respond the same day.  I don’t think we ever had to wait longer than 24 hours for a response from him.

Post # 6
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

Nonono!  Not good!  Your agent should really be calling you back within the day, unless you know she’s on vacation or is waiting for an answer from the listing agent or something.

Post # 8
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Definitely finds someone else. Our first agent was like that and by the time appointments would get set up half the places were no longer available. My husband is nice to a fault and thought my expectations were too high, but I dumped that realtor anyway. Within a few days of working with our next realtor we’d found our house and made an offer. Our house had only been on the market one day when we looked at it and it was priced super competitively, so I know we would have missed out on it with our old realtor. He wouldn’t have gotten us in on time. Things move too fast to have such a long turnaround time.

Post # 10
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

With the way the market it in LA/San Fran/etc she needs to be getting back to you within the minutes to hours time frame. Multiple days is totally unacceptable. You’ll definitely lose out on houses if you go with such an unresponsive agent. Most properties worth buying here are off the market within 5-7 days. If you spend 3-4 of those waiting on her to look at the home first, you will never be an early enough bidder, and you’ll not get to buy.

Post # 11
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I’d say 1 – 2 days tops is normal. We also had a realtor string us along, taking a week or sometimes TWO. We dumped him.

Any longer, and you’re right, the house may close. Our house was up on the market for 4 days before we got it.

Post # 12
6959 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our guy would get us in to see the house the same day usually.

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