You are in my BUSINESS!!! The benefits of catch all Emails...

Real Estate Agent with BPO Realty LLC 


Many years back, I found out that the settings can be changed in the way you receive your email, or you can request the settings be changed by your ISP(Internet Service Provider) This is how I started STAGING my emails.


I set my email up to receive emails in a catch all format so that no matter what comes in; I get it.  At first people were telling me that I was crazy (which I already know I am, and wouldn’t want to be any other way). Even the ISP told me that it wasn’t a good Idea, because they didn’t know what I was planning to do with it. I did it any ways.


Once it was set up, less than 5 minutes later. I tested it by sending myself an email to  and from that moment on this is what I started doing:


If I am working with  buyer  John Doe  and I want to give him my email address I tell him to email me at , if I am working with a Vendor the email will be



 The great part about this is that it opens up the “How do you do that” and you look like you are very savvy, and they will ask; “ but that is my name”, how is my name your email address?” To which you reply that your system is set up to separate their name from the rest and create a folder for them that will alert you every time they send you an email.    


This system serves for multiple purposes:

·      Your customers will feel extra-special. And they are after all your bread and butter.

·      You will stand out and make an impact.

·      You will easily sort through the emails that are important for you to read soon, from junk you don’t need. You can create rules on what to do with the incoming emails and how to process them.

·      If you visit a website that you are not sure about and you have that feeling that you will be spammed, you will know where the spam came from. When you enter your email address in such sites you can say your email address is:  or  then with out a doubt you will know where the junk came from and who has been selling your name.

·      From a marketing stand point you are associating them to you and your site.

·      From a subliminal stand point the same.

·      It will be hard for them to forget your email address when it starts with their name.

·      Remember you are selling yourself and everything you do to promote your business in a positive way helps your business grow.

·      Or you can email me at Phone numbers work also and so do street addresses:

·      Or you can email me at

·      Or you can email me at


·      Or you can email me at

      Or you can email me at


·      Or you can email me at


 I am sure you get the point.


A lot of my Commercial Customers have learned from me how to do this, and some of my Residential customers are starting to do it to. The yonger ones think this is "Way COOL!"

Let me know if you find this tip to be useful?  If you have tips or ideas on how you do things in a unique, creative way you are at the right place to share. Keep your Eyes OPEN! I have more ideas, I will show you mine if you show me yours…        

It is also a great way to separate your junkmail from the rest. When I know that the site I am looking at will be sending me junk mail like the sites that offer you a trial product. I set my email account to be and I know that that will be my junk email so I pre-set outlook to send all emails going to to go into the Junk or delete folder. Works great to clear up clutter.                                                                               

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David Blair, Viking Realty
Very interesting concept, I plan to forward it to my internet savy Broker.
Nov 06, 2006 01:23 PM #1
Suzanne Marriott
Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Anthem, AZ
Associate Broker, CLHMS, e-PRO
How useful have you found the CIPS designation to be, and how much does the internet play a role in that success?
Nov 06, 2006 09:20 PM #2

I found CIPS to be extremely useful because there are a lot of customers that come to Florida from different parts of the world and they come with different expectations on how to do a transaction, once you know how it is done in other countries you can explain the way things work out here with out getting them frustrated. It has been a great source of referral from agents that I have meet at conferences or from the Network site. They are willing to send the buyers and we use the referral form; available to members. As the market keeps expanding globally I have also been involved in sending customers to other countries and feel better about it if they are working with a CIPS.


Internet plays a very important role in my business; I couldn’t picture my business with out it, even though it is in constant change and movement, to not stay in the loop costs more long term that to stay in it. I find that the internet has reduced dramatically the expenses, and lets you be as creative as you want, connect to whom ever where ever, now even using Voice over IP, to communicate. The internet definitely keeps us more involved in every aspect of our business.


Nov 06, 2006 10:10 PM #3
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL

Wow, you great marketing expert you!  I will have to try it and will let you know if it worked.  Does it matter who the e-mail provider is?  Don't they call those aliases and there's a limit for them?


Nov 07, 2006 06:05 AM #4
John Willis
None - Versailles, IN
What a great idea.  I can already see my clients eyes lighting up as they see the potential time savings.
Nov 07, 2006 05:04 PM #5
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904
This is a great idea!  Thanks for sharing
Nov 13, 2006 09:26 PM #6
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