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Offline Johnny 5

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Agents who use Query Manager and never reply
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:35:29 AM »
If an agent used QM to manage all their queries, and states they are open and looking for submissions, I would imagine they wouldn't leave submissions in their queue unless there was a reason for it. It would create such a backlog otherwise, and be impossible to manage. And if they removed/deleted the query, it would send a message or at least show in the tracker that it was rejected (at least I think that's how it works).

What are your thoughts? I have some queries I want to CNR but as they were sent via QM, I am not sure if I should give up just yet.

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Re: Agents who use Query Manager and never reply
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 09:55:44 AM »
Hi Jonny,

I like querying via QM as I like the structure. However, while I have not compiled the stats (and they would be subject to the vagaries of small sample size anyhow), I get the feeling that I receive a greater proportion of fast declines via QM. In fact, I think all eleven of my requests for submission have come via email queries and responses.

Another reason I prefer email querying is that it gives me a chance to try to turn a decline into an R&R, which I have been fortunate enough to have done twice now via email correspondence with the agent. In contrast, when an agent replies via QM, the email always notes not to reply the response will go to an unmonitored email.

Still, I like the quickness of submitting and hearing back, even if they involve rejections. As you alluded to in another chat group, closure is good even if it's not a favorable outcome. It's like when you're dating...much better to know the girl has truly broken up with you rather than just fading out and leaving you hanging...