Okay I Will Accept Your Text…. But, there are Basic Requirements.

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Have you ever received an anonymous text from someone? Have you ever send a text but never received a response?

In this blog post some basic text rules are outlined and we couldn't agree more with them. Share with us any other rules you would like to add. 

Original content by Bob Crane #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Okay I Will Accept Your Text…. But, there are Basic Requirements.

One of my most frustrating issues in dealing with rentals is the amount of people who have opted to take a huge step back in communications to the old telegraph machine.

Instead of picking up the modern telephone, or answering the phone in their pocket, they instead insist on typing in a cryptic message and then waiting a day or so to check for a response from their bewildered victim.

I can’t tell you how many bewildering and infuriating texts I get in a week with vague messages like “is the house available”.

What the heck does that mean anyway?, and who are you?, and which house are you referring to?, and do you want to look at it?, and when are you needing a home?, and? , and? and? and? and?!?!?!?!

I do not have the time or patience to type all of the needed questions into my tiny phone keypad for the dozen telegraphers who will send me vague texts this morning.

And I also do not want to waste that much time when I know that most of these returned texts will be ignored for several days only to have that same phone number send me another text next week asking the same vague question.

We have all sorts of modern communication devices including email where you can type in a decent message, and even better yet a telephone where you can have a two way communication. Why resort to something that was popular in the late 1800’s and was quickly replaced with something much better called the telephone.

Email is great for getting lots of facts across, but again you do need to provide the basics and a decent question, and above all, be ready to respond when the respondent responds, don’t just post and run.

So here are the rules of texting and emailing, if you insist on avoiding the telephone.

  1. Start with your name, your full name.
  2. Which home are you interested in?
  3. When do you need the home by?
  4. Any SPECIFIC questions, don’t ask me to tell you about it, that is why I posted an add with all of the details.
  5. When do you want to view the home?
  6. And above all, DON’T LEAVE ME HANGING HERE WAITING FOR A RESPONSE!!!!, nothing more frustrating than putting a message in a bottle throwing it in the ocean and wondering when you will get a reply, or if you just wasted your time and thumbs sending the message.

So though I despise texts and would rather use a tin can and a string, I will accept them, but only if you follow basic protocols and courtesies.


Fail to do so and don’t be surprised to find your number blocked.





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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Lina - I usually don't get too many anonymous texts, but I have texted other agents asking about availability of their listing, and they never responded.

These are the same agents who, when you call, will never answer their phone, and will never return your call.

How do these agents stay in business if they are not helping their sellers sell their home.

Sep 19, 2015 10:13 AM #1
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Texts are a great way to communicate, but should not be the only way. My thing with texting is to always keep it professional, no shortcuts or any of that!

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