A couple of days ago someone who was standing in front of one of my listings decided to call the phone number next to my name on the for sale sign. I answered his call on the second ring. He was surprised.
I can not always answer that quickly and sometimes callers end up getting a voice mail message but it is very rare that anyone waits even an hour to have his or her phone call returned. If I am with clients I won’t answer the phone but as soon as I get back into my car I am returning calls.
My business phone is a cell phone number. It isn’t answered by a receptionist who puts callers into my voice mail if I don’t answer. There isn’t some electronic mail box I need to check for messages.
Answering the phone has become pretty rare in business but I still do it and if I were looking for a real estate agent to work with I think I would choose one who answers the phone. Phone calls are still a vital part of the home buying and selling process.