Buyer's agents...please preview or have buyers preview the properties.
Ask questions before your scheduled meeting time.
Very frustrating when an appointment is made several days ahead, confirmed and then 10 minutes before the scheduled time...a call or text comes in saying we have decided not to see this property.
Why: the buyer just did the numbers and they cannot afford this home.
By this time the house is show ready, the owner has readied the house, taken out the pets, turned on the lights, disappeared and is waiting to be notified when to return with the three sick children.
We have all had this happen or even worse they don't call and they don't cancel and when you do a follow up...they say something like...buyers just drove by the house and they don't like the neighborhood.
Do your research along with the buyer. Can they qualify for the house, is it in a 55+ neighborhood, is it in their preferred school district?
Do they need accessibility and the house is a split level, They want a large yard for a playground and this one is on a wooded lot.
You get the idea.
By checking tax records, prior listings, photos on all the various sites...you can decide what to drop and what to keep on the list. You can do this only if you know what the buyers need.
As a listing agent we prepare our sellers that these situations can and do happen.
Some of these time wasters are preventable.