Just finished reading a post It Should Be Taught In Real Estate School by Karen Kruschka. Boy did that hit home as evidenced by the comments. It is sad but true that the classes folks take to get a Real Estate License prepares you to pass the test not succeed in the craft. Manners, courtesy and professionalism at sometimes lacking in some of the folks who practice in out industry.
I joke that is our business like others someone must have graduated at the bottom of the class. It's just that some days we seem to run into too many of them. And their bad practice is what people remember.
The basics of good manners, courtesy to others, promptness do not go out of style. They will however set you apart from others who don't use them. Time and economic challenges will usually weed out some of the sloppy, the inconsiderate and the inept. Hopefully their clients will edit out the rest.