Why Do Buyers & Buying Agents Think Texting is acceptable?
Not a week goes by that I don't get a text from someone about a property for sale or rent. I know texting can be very convenient at times.
But here is my question:
1. Do you text your CPA to find out what you owe or get back on your taxes?
2. Do you text your plumber to find out why your toilet is leaking?
3. Do you text your Dr. to find out why your foot is swollen?
4. Do you text your lawyer to ask a question?
I am going to say NO you don't text any of the above professionals. So, then WHY are you texting me, a real estate agent, about one of the BIGGEST investments of your life?
I get texts at all times of the day and night. Last night a text came in from someone that I don't know at 11pm that said, "Sorry for the late message, but I wanted to ask a question regarding..." Like most people, I was in bed. Did their late night message get answered last night? No it didn't because I do NOT work 24/7!
I also get texts from agents. The last text I got was one of the best ones. The person calls me before 8 am on a weekend! They don't leave a message! Then they text me, "I want to show your listing today." Well, that is nice that you want to show my listing. I am ecstatic about that! But WHO are you and WHAT listing do you want to show?
When did texting become so popular to conduct business? Maybe I missed the memo but I don't understand.
Now, don't get me wrong, I don't think texting is bad. I just question how professional texting is and why it is acceptable in some business forums and not others?