If you have business with one of your professional advisors (attorney/stock broker/accountant), always call mid-morning, say 9:30 -10:00. That is when they are most likely to have time to talk. They have arrived at the office, read e-mail, put together their to-do list. If they are too busy to talk right then, no worries, because it is early in the day you make it on to their to-do list and you will hear back from them sooner rather than later. Most professionals like to return their calls on the day they are received. Because you called early your name is at the top of the list.