Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, I reach out personally.  If I did use an autoresponder it would only be to acknowledge that the message was received and that someone would be with them soon.

Nov 14, 2017 09:06 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nope. 

Nov 14, 2017 07:29 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have a quick email auto-response on my website but also get back to people asap in a more personal way. No texts, no voicemail as auto responders... hate getting those and assume that other people do, as well.

Nov 14, 2017 07:23 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kevin,

We are big fans of the personal touch.

Nov 14, 2017 07:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not us them. I prefer a more personal and intimate way of doing business. 

Nov 14, 2017 07:32 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I do not - I look forward to the opportunity to personally reach back to every inquiry - 

Nov 14, 2017 07:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Not a fan of auto response for the reasons you put forth.

Nov 14, 2017 07:16 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When someone inquires on my website my CRM sends them a note and sends me one.

Nov 15, 2017 12:11 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes I do, but only between the hours of 9 pm and 9 am and it's an email.

Nov 14, 2017 09:41 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

Nov 14, 2017 06:32 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No.

Nov 14, 2017 04:56 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes I do as well as other methods

Nov 14, 2017 03:39 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah, no. Did that back in the day, it's too messy. There's definitely a place for it, just not the way I do things. I also hate getting auto-responders every. Single. Time. I reply. Set those things properly folks.

Nov 14, 2017 09:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

no...no auto response.... I respond.... only organic responses....

Nov 14, 2017 08:04 AM
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington, a Luxury, Country Suburban Lifestyle.

No, not ever. I take the time to be one to one.

Nov 14, 2017 08:01 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Double opt-in makes auto-response mandatory.

Such options also serve to separate the kickers from those who are seeking what you are offering.

Instead of chasing every vapor, use responders to 'squeeze' by upping the game and the quality of the lead you will chase.

Be aware, an auto-response can contain information to condition the recipient to what you will do next. Very often a response stating, "I will drop by Saturday at 1PM" will get them to call you. Doesn't get any better than that if one has any telephone skills.

Nov 14, 2017 07:48 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

No, I don't.

Nov 14, 2017 07:27 AM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Most of the time I am the auto-responder.

Nov 15, 2017 12:07 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do, but I try to make it relevant. 

Nov 15, 2017 06:29 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Yes, we do. But we must always back the technology up with human touch. 

Facebook messenger bots are amazing and very effective. 

I just came back from a week long conference on marketing funnel automations and the response to bots has been nothing short of hugely successful when done correctly.  

In fact, one of the business owners there said they programmed their bot to even say: " Hey, I'm Suzy -a robot- if you would rather talk to a human I will get you one right now, but I am actually much funnier." 90% of all the people connecting with the bot say they want to talk to the bot! 

There is such amazing data out there on all this AI. 

AI is here to stay. I will choose to embrace it and find it extremely exciting!!! 

Nov 14, 2017 05:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Nov 14, 2017 04:48 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I quit the auto reponders a long time ago.

Nov 14, 2017 04:16 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No and I find them irritating when I get them as a response.

Nov 14, 2017 03:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 14, 2017 02:46 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I answer the majority of inquiries with: Will respond or actually respond

Nov 14, 2017 01:17 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The auto response we utilize is for those who register on our company website. If unclaimed, the next agent on rotation gets the lead in 15 minutes, so the agents are motivated to claim them.  However, the follow up is personal and persistent and consistent and can lead to a new client.

Nov 14, 2017 12:57 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh, I have had same problem with local real estate sites, too.

Nov 14, 2017 12:20 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kevin J. May No, I do not.

Nov 14, 2017 11:29 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do have auto responses on my website but they sound like I noticed them and just sent them.

Nov 14, 2017 10:14 AM
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Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I do the responding most of the time!  With today's online leads, if you aren't responding in a minute or so, they are responded to by another agent.  We know they are likely on multiple sites.

Dec 14, 2017 06:39 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do have an auto-responder on my web site, but that is all.

Nov 16, 2017 03:36 PM