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
"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.
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.