Sorry But I Don't Respond To Anonymous Emails.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

anonymous agent

Good morning folks.

Here’s a little tip for you to make all of our jobs just a tad easier.

TIP: Change the default email signature on your smartphone and add your contact info and who you are!!! Here’s how.

Seems like this would be a no brainer doesn’t it? Well it’s not. In fact, the majority of the emails I receive have ZERO contact info.

I need to know who you are not: Sent from my iPhone OR  Sent from Mike’s iPad

I’m actually thrilled to see you are using technology and are responding promptly BUT please identify yourself and give me the info I need to contact you back.

Or......your email just may be deleted. I’m too busy to deal with anonymous people.

Especially agents who should know better. 

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Rainmaker
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Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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Very valid point indeed,Bryant. Maybe it is the case of the smart phone getting the better of them. However, this ranks right up there with not leaving a voicemail and also not listening to voicemails.

Jan 16, 2013 01:11 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Wika Hutchinson
Eugene, OR
Broker, CRIS, SFR, CDPE
I think it is important to add contact info/email signature especially for business related communications. Besides making it easier for the recipient to contact us back, it is also a good way to remind people who we are. My signature includes full name, real estate designations, telephone number, website, and disclaimer. By the way, love your sunglasses Bryant!
Jan 16, 2013 01:17 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

My  grand daughters "staged" me.

Jan 16, 2013 01:35 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

BB, My pet peeve is anonymous phone calls. If it says "unknown" or "withheld" I don't answer.

Bill Roberts

BTW that "let me google that for you" is pretty cool also.

Jan 16, 2013 01:57 AM #5
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Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

You know Nate, I hadn't even given this thought and I just got a new smart phone. I'll definitely have to take a few minutes today and create a proper email signature so I can make a better impression on those who receive emails for me via my phone.

Jan 16, 2013 02:08 AM #6
Rainer
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Christine Adler
FindAHomeWithMe.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL
SE Palm Beach, Broward & NE Miami-Dade Counties FL

Good post - we all have to stay cognizant of putting our name out there - and as Bryan said, sometimes it's just an oversight when a new phone is purchased. Some of the best marketers out there have their name and contact information on EVERY method of communication. One person I know has their phone number right beside their name so the phone number pops up as part of their name. 

Jan 16, 2013 02:17 AM #7
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Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA
Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST

Thanks, BB, for the info.  I always thought the same signature on my email would send from my phone as well.  I will get right on this!

Jan 16, 2013 03:20 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Do we have permission to use this photo of you as your contact photo?   :)

Thanks Bryan.

Jan 16, 2013 04:23 AM #9
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Rebecca Lee McAnallen
RGS Title, LLC - Culpeper, VA
Big city experience, small town service

Fake names and anonymous emails. Had an affiliate recently saying they had a web site hit from Honey Boo Boo. For starters, she's a minor, so I doubt she's looking to buy a house in Virginia.

 

 

Jan 16, 2013 04:58 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jan 19, 2013 08:32 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Frank Laisch
Orlando, FL
"The Insurance Guy"

Great Picture Bryant! I don't like getting those either. we get a lot of emails like that from our website visitors. signature on an email are important to have, especially if you are a professional

Jan 19, 2013 08:47 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Bryant, there is no question that this picture is one for the ages!  Thanks for the reminder on the signature on IPAD!

Jan 19, 2013 08:57 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Although the glasses are nice they are a bit much...as for a signature that seems like common sense or common courtesy or maybe both!

Jan 19, 2013 09:00 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Fort Worth, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

You have a very unique look about you! Love the glasses!

I have a droid and it's going to take some brain work to figure it out. I tried but I didn't get far. However, I am not going to give up.

Thank you! By way, thanks to Kathy, I have bookmarked this one for further analysis and problem solving.

Jan 19, 2013 10:17 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Bryant,

I missed your post but caught it on Kathy's Ah-ha moments for the week. You are so right on the reminder for the signatures! Love the new look..the glasses are so "hot!!" LOL!!

Jan 19, 2013 10:47 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I saw your post on Kathy's weekly round up summary....glad I didn't miss it. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 19, 2013 11:07 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I LOVE the photo!  Great staging by your grand daughters!

I just got an iPad last month, and it's a learning process.  I followed your instructions and changed my signature.  Turns out I was already covered because I send all mail from my iPad using gmail.  If I ever do use the "ipad mail" though it won't be saying it was sent from my iPad.  Thank you!

Jan 20, 2013 02:37 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Bryant...Great Advice, I'm going to review my Signatures.

Cheers, have a fun and successful day!

Jan 20, 2013 02:39 AM #20
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know how you feel Bryant, every add that I post clearly states that if they dont leave a phone number and name, the email or text will be deleted with the rest of the spam.

 

Jan 22, 2013 10:44 AM #21
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the information. I will check my signature from my Blackberry.

Jan 24, 2013 09:06 PM #22
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