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At Least He Said Sorry

 At Least He Said Sorry


Sorry Margaret Rome


Today was scheduled with back to back appointments...11:45, 1 and 2. As always, I called to confirm.  Well I didn't call the 11:45 since that appointment was just made, and acknowledged by text, last night at 10:47

Ariving at 11:30AM to turn on lights, open know the routine....I waited.

At 12 noon I  sent a text to the agent: 

"In the lobby and waiting."

He sent this text back:

"Hi I left an early morning message on your voice mail that my client was sick and canceled for the day. Sorry you didn't get it." 


Hmmmm the appointment was set up and confirmed via text.  I checked and there was no VM but...


At Least He Said Sorry


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Comment balloon 15 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • August 22 2015 08:35PM


Still Margaret I think it stinks. Why did you not get a message last night or first thing this morning.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

Noah Seidenberg The appointment was made after 10:30 at night! And it was made and confirmed by text..why didn't he cancel by text?

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago

I know Margaret it inconvenienced you.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

Noah Seidenberg It's part of being in the business. It would have been nice to have those few hours this morning.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 5 years ago

Margaret funny how the technology looses voice mails sometimes:))) must have been Verizon....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 5 years ago

For all the technological wonders available, we still sometimes have a failure to communicate!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 5 years ago

 Good Sunday morning Margaret. Technology! We either swear by it or we swear at it.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Rude and inconsiderate are two words that come to mind.....well at least two that I would leave in the comment section! 

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 5 years ago

I guess there is a good lesson here. Even if the appointment is confirmed the day before it doesn't hurt to check one more time. Where do those phantom voicemails go?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 5 years ago

Very suspicious Margaret, like you say.  Not an agent I would look at favorably in the future.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 5 years ago

Annoying, but sometimes people leave massages on my cell #, and the message might not come through until 1-2 days later sometimes. But agent should have sent text, even if it said " just left u a VM"

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 5 years ago

That's why I don't do business after 7 p.m. We would have fresher info in the morning to work or not work with. People do get sick in the night,

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) almost 5 years ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Don't sweat the small stuff. It happens. Better for us not to get upset about what others do, or don't do, as in this case.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

That is a bummer, like you, I would think that if text message was the form of communication being used, that is how the appointment should have been cancelled.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 5 years ago

I went round and round with an agent today about a showing I had scheduled for Sunday (today.)  They were insistent I had scheduled for Monday.  Nonetheless, no one ever confirmed it, like the listing agent said they did, so I am calling B.S.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 5 years ago