Ramblings of a Baltimore area Realtor: The Importance of Punctuality

The Importance of Punctuality

The Importance of Punctuality

Have you ever been late for an appointment?  I'm sure this has happened to all of us from time to time.  However, as professionals our punctuality can be perceived as a reflection on our professionalism.  If you are going to be later than the appointed time at least call and let them know that you are running late, apologize profusely and ask if it is still convenient or would they like to reschedule the appointment for a better time.  But, not to call at all and just show up is extremely unprofessional and sometimes even an imposition on your client/customers time. 

As professionals we need to remember that everyone's time is valuable and to make sure that when we are scheduling appointments to be sure to leave enough time in between appointments for run overs and contingencies like traffic.  If real estate agents are to improve the general public's impression of us as a profession we need to be more mindful of other people's time.

Implement the 5 P plan, which simply means Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.  We are judged not only by our knowledge, our appearance, our planning but also by our punctuality.

If you are thinking of buying or selling an home in  Maryland give us a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling. If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone is worth the plunge into todays market.  Remax New Beginnings and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Long & Foster Hampden

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June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comment balloon 5 commentsJune Piper-Brandon • June 01 2007 09:38AM



I am late for a meeting because I was reading your post.  It is your fault. 

Posted by Ronnie Roach (PrimePay Business Services) about 12 years ago

I thought is was 'Prior PERFECT Planning Prevents P*SS Poor Performance'.

Anyway, I'm the guy  that is sitting there 15 minutes early for the meeting, or driving twice around the neighborhood because I'm WAY TOO EARLY.


Posted by Don Horn, ABR, CRS, GRI, CNE (Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago


It is, but I was trying to be politically correct!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) about 12 years ago

June, good post. Whether or not you were there on time is the first impression that the client will have.


Posted by Leon Austin, Colorado Springs Mobile Notary (Mobile Notary Services) about 12 years ago


Many years ago, I was taught by one of my first mentors that tardiness was the height of arrogance.  Yours is a timely post espousing a timeless message.  Thank you. 

Posted by Ed Rybczynski, Your Source for Local Real Estate (Integrity Real Estate) about 12 years ago

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