Dear Agent: Don't email me every time you get a price reduction, a new listing, or your seller decides to offer a selling agent bonus (unless--maybe--if it's enough to finance a family vacation).
I pay MLS dues. That means I get updated information through MLS. Your email notices to me are spam, and they clog up my email. The MLS HotSheet works just fine for me. During this very busy end of the year, holiday time, I received the following email announcements today from local agents:
Hello fellow Realtors,We have a new price on our listing ...... Great home, great location on nearly 1.5 acres..lots of updates and space.If you have a buyer looking for style and land this home could be it. NOW $273,900 They are ready to move.Happy New Year
Of course, that email inspired another agent to mass email everyone. She, however, just did a "Reply all" to the first message, and then added her own sales pitch without having to type all those pesky email addresses:
I have a listing getting ready to come on the market - 13 acres plus a pond - 4000 sq ft home. 365K. Jackson schools. 3-4 years old.
Then there was the New Year's e-greeting that I received from a fellow agent, obviously the one he sent to all of his clients, thanking me for choosing him as my "REALTOR for life."
It's past closing time now on Dec. 30, and the holiday weekend has officially started. Hopefully, the other 253 agents in MLS are too distracted by the impending New Year to send out such meaningless mass email updates on their listings.
Come to think of it, I'm still working. I have 22 active listings right now. One of them just listed today. Several of them have had changes in the past week. I also have several pre-lists in the works. Maybe I should get busy with my own mass email! It would be so easy to just "Reply All" again, following the lead of the second agent. Or maybe I should just send 22 emails to the three offenders...
PS: If you are interested in either of the two properties mentioned above or in receiving information about Cape Girardeau area listings and/or foreclosures, please feel free to contact me. I promise that I won't SPAM you, but I will be happy to be your "REALTOR for life!"