Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My max wait time is 15 minutes after I've waited 15 minutes and tried to contact them. 

Jun 04, 2016 11:04 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My meetings are spelled out so there can be no misunderstandings on the MEET. Then, in this day & age, inexcusable that a phone call or text is not done. Lastly, if their phone went dead or the car kaput...what can I say? I allow 15 minutes grace then I skedaddle if no contact made. Bye, so long

Jun 04, 2016 10:00 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I certainly do - if I can't get in touch with them I only wait 15 mins to half hour - I have things to do

Jun 04, 2016 09:32 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I will wait 15 minutes.  I once was stood up by a Buyer and I said in jest "he'd better have been in an accident because not calling or texting me is inexcusable!"   

I never heard from him again til a year later.  He WAS in an accident and had been in the hospital and rehab, etc all this time!!!   Talk about feeling like a jerk

Jun 04, 2016 11:32 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

If I can't get in touch, I leave a message stating what time I will leave. 20 minutes is it.

Jun 04, 2016 08:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

15 minutes.  It's "The College Rule"

Jun 04, 2016 07:43 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Diana - If it's a client I know and have been working with, I'll wait at least 30 minutes. If it's a lead, they get 15-20, depending on how good my cell reception is.

Jun 04, 2016 10:29 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

15 to 20 minutes, then leave.

Jun 04, 2016 09:14 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I will wait 20 minutes and my text and voicemail while waiting on them says this and to call me when they want to reschedule. 

Jun 04, 2016 08:53 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If they don't call and I can't reach them, I won't wait more than 15 minutes unless there are some extenuating circumstances.

Jun 04, 2016 07:43 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

20 minutes, and then b'bye!  At least for a new possible client.  The rest I have pretty well trained.

Jun 04, 2016 07:29 AM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

20 minutes here if I can't get a hold of them and hear different.

Jun 04, 2016 07:13 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

15 minutes

Jun 04, 2016 07:06 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Depends on the client. 

Someone we've never met before - I might wait 10-15 minutes without hearing from them. Someone we have worked with before or know well - I'd probably wait a lot longer.

Incidentally, if I'm going to be 15 minutes late for an appointment with my hairdresser or my doctor or whoever, I call.

Jun 05, 2016 09:58 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If you can't get a hold of them and they aren't current clients, I would cancel the showing after 15 minutes, maybe 20.

Jun 05, 2016 01:30 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Diana Dahlberg It looks like you are being stood up. I do have a set time. I wait fifteen minutes and will try to contact them. If I do not hear from them, I will leave. If they don't have the courtesy to call and let me know they are on the way, they probably aren't.

Jun 05, 2016 12:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hate when that happens!

I call buyers if they are 5 minutes late and hadn't called to let me know they'd be late. If they don't answer, I leave them a message that I am at the house and hope to see them soon. If they are not there 5 minutes later I call again and leave a message that I"m leaving in 10 minutes. And then I do.

If someone is going to be late, they need to call. 


Jun 04, 2016 10:33 PM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I'm not as generous - 15 mins tops - I've got a business to run

Jun 04, 2016 09:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Typically 15 minutes but it could also depend on the client.  

Jun 04, 2016 09:26 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The time frame for waiting relates to the circumstances. I would usually not wait more than 20 minutes.

Jun 04, 2016 07:44 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

15-20 minutes is my limit. If I know traffic is bad I might wait longer.

Jun 04, 2016 06:45 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Diana Dahlberg - I call the buyer before I start - to make sure he/she will be on time.

Jun 04, 2016 03:03 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

15 minutes then call the LA to cancel the showing. Reschedule if you hear from them after that.


Jun 04, 2016 02:45 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

15 minutes and then AMF. If they called or texted and said they were running late I would probably wait.

Jun 04, 2016 01:42 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I usually wait 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the weather and if I am able to get ahold of the Buyer.

Jun 04, 2016 01:09 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

30 minutes if I'm in a good mood Diana Dahlberg 

Jun 04, 2016 12:00 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It really depends...but 15 to 20 minutes.  30 if I have nothing else planned

Jun 04, 2016 11:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

15 - 20 minutes and I am off, after leaving messages

Jun 04, 2016 10:23 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Yes, I do set a timeframe Diana Dahlberg.  I would do what you have done also, as in trying to contact them in more than one manner.  My Wait Time is 15 - 20 minutes and then I attempt another call/text.  Hopefully nothing happened to them, where they could not call, especially if they are not clients you are meeting for the first time . . .  after this happens one time, I do let them know that I would appreciate 'that call' so that you can reschedule, as I only wait 'XYZ minutes'!  Good Luck . . . 

Jun 04, 2016 10:18 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

15 minutes.

Jun 04, 2016 08:34 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Just 10 minutes.

Jun 04, 2016 08:21 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In grad school, we gave the professor 15 mns to show up.  If not we left.  With today's gadgets and communication possibilities, it is inexcusable. A

Jun 04, 2016 08:09 AM
Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Normally 15 minutes.

Jun 04, 2016 07:35 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I give them 15 minutes unless I hear from them. Your time is money and they are squandering it.

Jun 04, 2016 06:49 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

15 minutes.

Jun 05, 2016 10:10 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I will sometimes call at the time of appointment if they are not there, For new cleints i may even call hours ahead to confirm. After 15 minutes being late, if no answer or call, i may be out of there

Jun 05, 2016 09:47 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It depends. If I already met this client and know what to expect, I'll act accordingly. With our L.A. traffics most of us always late. 

Jun 05, 2016 05:18 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Sorry this happened to you Diana, did they ever show up?

Jun 05, 2016 12:44 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I would say if they are more than half an hour late, I would call the agent or seller and cancel the showing.

Jun 05, 2016 10:42 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes. 10 minutes. If I have not heard from them and cannot reach them ... I'm moving on. 

Jun 05, 2016 09:46 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I've waited up to a half hour, but that would be with notification. For no text, no call people 15-20 minutes seems sufficient.

Jun 05, 2016 04:49 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would not give it more than 15 minutes.... there's no need of any potential client exhibiting that type of behavior....it's only going to go downhill from there.... cancel and leave.

Jun 05, 2016 02:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I've been in that situation way too many times Diana.
Those people were abducted by aliens you never hear from them again

Jun 05, 2016 12:40 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on where they are coming from . If it is a long distance during rush hour I give them more time.

Jun 05, 2016 12:10 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I give them probably 20 mins unless I know they are always late then maybe 30 minutes.  Always have a book in the car while waiting  lol.

Jun 05, 2016 12:06 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

15 minutes

Jun 04, 2016 11:07 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We now do not wait any longer than 20 minutes. I wrote a blog post a while back and will never wait that long again.Did they ever show up and how long did you wait?

Jun 04, 2016 02:52 PM
Toronto, ON

It depends.  It is against the law to be using a cell phone while driving.

Jun 04, 2016 12:16 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I make sure they are prequalified and that we're on the same page before the first showing.  The only time buyers haven't shown up is back in the day when I'd take an appointment without any prequalification.  

Jun 04, 2016 09:18 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Depends. At school 15 minutes. If it took you long getting there, one hour and I will leave a note on the door that you have left.  Good luck.

Sam Shueh

Jun 04, 2016 06:49 AM