Posted by RobertR CO on February 09, 2000 at 19:26:36:
Another technique I learned from Lonnie or someone on this site works especially well for appointments made several hours or a day or more ahead of time. Ask the prospective buyer to phone you one hour before the appointment just to confirm they can make it. I tell them to leave a message on voice mail if they do not get me. (My voice mail pages me to let me know as soon as a message is left. I do not tell them about the paging part.)
Let them know you want a call either way but if you do not hear from them confirming the appointment you will assume something came up and they cannot make it. This eliminates most no shows. Then depending on what I thought of the buyer and my motivation I may even call them to confirm even if they do not call at the appointed time.