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Real Estate Agent with Real Living | At Home DC / MD / VA

I received an email this afternoon, as a response to an email I'd sent.

"ps: you may want to add a space after your cellphone number in your signature - my phone won't let me click on the number and call it from the email b/c it doesn't recognize it as a number. Just a suggestion!"

Now...do I think of that as rude?  Nope, not at all.  I appreciate that she took an extra leap of faith and trusted that I would accept the message as a gentle note of help.

When I looked at my own signature on my phone, I could click and dial, and so, I'm not sure why she can't. That just means I've got to figure it out now for why she can't and I can.

 

But please, fellow AR'ers and the world, if you have a helpful suggestion for someone....make it.  They'll usually appreciate it.

 

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

Real Living | At Home
11 Dupont Circle #650
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-8781 bus / (703) 868-7774 mobile
claude@labbe.com

 

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Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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Great tip I do the same thank those who give us tips not think it is rude. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 13, 2014 05:34 AM #1
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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Claude, I just sent you a text to a product (free) that I use to send clients my contact info.  It's been received very well.

Oct 13, 2014 06:16 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/www.talk-to-Tanya.com - St Thomas, VI
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Email, and texts messages can be tricky because you can't gauge tone when it's written in short messages unless you know the person. I can see how someone would take ti the wrong way but if its going to help my business and someone has an issue with calling my number because of  spaces in my signature. I will change it just in case and thank them for the tip! Good post!

Oct 13, 2014 07:18 AM #3
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Pat Champion My expectations are that only strong people can accept suggestions, just as only strong people can give them without fear.

Tammy Lankford I'm going to go play with that tool, thank you.

Tanya Van Blake-Coleman Fully on board with you; regardless of my being a newbie or a veteran, there are always opportunities for me to learn.  I'd never say 'no'.

Oct 13, 2014 12:53 PM #4
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Later in the evening update... on Androids and Blackberry's, there are no issues.  The issue my colleague suggested only seems to occur on Iphones.

Does this mean there isn't a problem?  Heck no, but now I don't feel so foolish for never having noticed on my phone.

Oct 13, 2014 01:00 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Hi Claude,

I agree wholeheartedly!  This morning I was at a networking meeting (we all know each other) but we had some first timers.  One of them said that when each of you talk you need to specify what you do so new people know.  I applauded his suggestion.

Oct 14, 2014 07:43 AM #6
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Claude Labbe Thanks for returning my call and for the delightful conversation today.

Tammy Lankford I would like to know about that contact product..please share.

Oct 18, 2014 06:37 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl Right...people suggesting or re-inforcing what we do, those people are gold.

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland that was a good call, even as we were working.

I'll let Tammy spill the goods, if she's quiet for a day or two, I'll be back with the intel.

Oct 18, 2014 07:17 AM #8
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Claude Labbe Just want you to know that  Tammy Lankford 

 has already called and emailed me the information. 

Oct 18, 2014 07:42 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Tammy Lankford and Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Of course Tammy did....she's on the ball like that !!

Oct 18, 2014 07:48 AM #10
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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English is not my first language and even I try very hard, I do mistakes in my emails, blog posts, etc. I do appreciate a private email with a correction/suggestion  or a call:)

 

Oct 18, 2014 03:18 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I always appreciate suggestions and I especially appreciate notifications on typos or incorrect wording.

Oct 19, 2014 10:32 PM #12
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Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Inna Ivchenko having English not be the first language makes it even easier for someone to feel better about suggestions.

Roy Kelley exactly.  do unto others as you'd like them to do for you.

Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM #13
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

It's looking out for your best interests and also assuming you're here to stay.

Oct 24, 2014 06:29 AM #14
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