Advisors: drop what you’re doing right now and call back that millionaire who just left you a voicemail.
That’s the advice to advisors from a new report showing that 40% of millionaires expect a callback within two hours—with 14% wanting to hear from their advisors within the hour.
Altogether, 72% of investors with a net worth of $1 million to $5 million, not including primary residence, want to hear back from their advisors within 12 hours of their initial call, according to “Millionaire Investor 2010,” a report released Tuesday by Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm specializing in the affluent and retirement markets that has been studying investors for the past 20 years.
Not returning calls in a timely manner ranked as the No. 1 reason for changing advisors, cited by 73% of millionaires. In contrast, 57% said not providing good ideas and advice was a key reason for changing advisors.