When To Use Your Phone sometimes we forget that

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Advantage

That's so right. We are in the peoPoe business and nothing beats a real conversation between individuals. You get so many more verbal clues that you just cannot from an email or text.  We need not to forget to actually talk not text or email with people

Original content by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind

"It takes to much effort to talk."  That's what a friend's daughter once said when I asked why she responded only to text messages and not phone calls. 

Now that's lazy.

Made me think of a recent closing where the other agent had a few requests of things needed before closing.  Evidently, he emailed- but I never got them.  

One day, I get a text: "Respond to my emails."  So - I call him.  No answer.  I didn't leave a message.  But did text back "Pick up the phone please".  He called back the next day and barely gave me an opportunity to tell him that I never got his emails.  Turns out - the first few emails ended up in the spam folder. The rest - the agent was over his cell phone data limit and emails just weren't sent.

Anyway, the agent spent two weeks emailing me - but he never called to ask: Did you get my email?  

Some friendly tips:

Don't let the convenience of email and text make you not use your phone ... as a phone.  

Don't assume that just because you pressed send, the other person actually got your email.

Don't wait for someone to call you - if you need something - call them.

Don't assume that people scroll through their spam mail looking for "not spam" mail.  I don't.

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This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions.    Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2011. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: TucsonsRealEstate@gmail.com.

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Peter Matyko Realtor®
Keller Williams Realty
1351 Alafaya Trail, Suite 100
Oviedo, Fl 32765
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Comments (3)

Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Saw that today first hand from a TITLE COMPANY that wont get any Sept business from me. 

We were ready to close today when the sellers tell me they never got their docs via email on MOnday because they changed email address and the title company emailed their package and never called to ask why it had not came back. 

NOw it closes Tuesday.

Sorry that will cost them a month of business for punishment.  Maybe this will give them a chance to think about why this closed late.

Aug 31, 2012 01:36 PM
Bob Usey
Bob Usey Properties - Gulfport, MS

Great advice. Nothing like the "good old fashion" way of following up an email with a telephone call for confirmaiton.

Bob Usey Properties

Mississippi Gulf Coast



Sep 01, 2012 05:23 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


I am missing your posts at ActiveRain.  Please hurry back.  I hope that all is well in your world.  Happy Thanksgiving.


Nov 21, 2012 03:03 AM