A clean inbox is a happy inbox

Real Estate Agent with The Virtual Real Estate Team 104556

I use two different email addresses, one is with Cox which I have had for over a decade and the other is Gmail which I have had for awhile also. Cox does not do a good job of filtering spam so when I check the morning emails a ton of spam dominates it. This is when I decided to make Gmail my default business account and Cox the account for all others, and if business came into it I converted it. I also forwarded my longtime virtual email address to Gmail.

This is where Unroll.me steps in to make it a happy inbox. There may be other free applications that will work for organization but for over two years I have been happy with it overall. I am always hesitant to unsubscribe directly becasue first, they know I am there, and second I may be a bit paranoid that this may cause malware. With Unroll.met you have three choices: I can click to keep it in the inbox, second it can unsubscribe for me, or third it puts it into an organized and categorized "rollup" in a magazine format I get once a day. For instance, all the comments on Active Rain go together in the Rollup since that is not directly involved with contracts or business details. 

The easiest way to miss business to to have a sloppy inbox and even with Unroll.met I need the discipline to not only make a judgement about the pertinence of the message, but also to put it into a designated folder. Email is for me and I suspect a lot of real estate professionals, extremely important, and written correspondence is also required by our state commission to be kept, and I don't want to miss a thing. Unroll.me works on other types of email servers like Yahoo and Hotmail so check to see if yours is compatible. Unroll.met is not perfect, but what is, but overall it has made a difference in my business. Check it out or find something else that works. Don't forget that sometimes the best things in life are free. Below is a picture of what I have done with Unroll.me.




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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 look into it. Happy thanksgiving 

Nov 24, 2016 05:27 AM #8
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Email is am important tool in communication, so I love a clean inbox as well Joe Pryor 

Nov 26, 2016 02:28 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Joe- I need this because I keep unsubscribing and they seem to still be there. 

Nov 26, 2016 05:38 PM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                                Thank you Joe Pryor 

Nov 26, 2016 05:44 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Joe.  Were you aware that you could use gmail to receive and send your Cox emails as well?  And, they would then be filtered by the gmail servers as well.

Nov 27, 2016 05:14 AM #12
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Joe. Will have to check it out to see if it can make my life easier. Enjoy your day!

Nov 27, 2016 05:34 AM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Joe, I've used the same email address for a bunch of years, and it's now totally clogged every morning with listing spam.  And I'm afraid I'll miss something really important.  

Nov 27, 2016 06:02 AM #14
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Joe Pryor ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Good to know. I've never heard of  Unroll.met. Thanks for sharing your experience!

Nov 27, 2016 06:07 AM #15
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thanks for the inspiration! I need to do this!

Nov 27, 2016 07:07 AM #16
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post this week!

Nov 27, 2016 07:35 AM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Joe

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Keeping up with the inbox, and all the unwanted stuff keeps getting harder and harder. I will check this out. I feel like I am unsubscribing all the time.


Nov 27, 2016 09:23 AM #18
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joe Pryor Unroll.me is a good 'app' - used it for a while and forgot all about it.

The ZERO INBOX is what one should target - and I know it is most difficult thing to achieve.

Nov 27, 2016 09:57 PM #19
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Joe Pryor "The easiest way to miss business to to have a sloppy inbox...Email is... extremely important, and written correspondence is also required by our state commission to be kept..."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Nov 28, 2016 05:56 AM #20
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joe Pryor - I went to unroll.me and realized it is not geared for Apple Mail. My G-mail account is clean so I thank you for the spark to check for an Apple Mail app. 

Nov 28, 2016 06:24 AM #21
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I will have to check this program out. I try to make it a point to unsubscribe three to five reoccurring emails a day. I too am old school and want to see who is sending me what. 

Nov 28, 2016 08:19 AM #22
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Joe, I never heard of unroll.me, will definitely check it. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 29, 2016 05:58 AM #23
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Joe, I as well am a clean inbox type. I will check out unroll.me. Thanks for sharing. 

Dec 26, 2016 06:10 PM #24
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am not a clean inbox type so I can use unroll.me - thanks for sharing! I need all the help I can get. 

Dec 26, 2016 08:16 PM #25
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Mine is sloppy and I am constantly checking it over and over.  I use spam but still get junk.  This is for me for the new year.  Getting organized is on my list .

Dec 26, 2016 09:09 PM #26
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I tried that once Joe... lasted a day or so. I use multiple emails accounts/addresses and get hundreds of emails per day. So it ended up being an impossible task... for me. I learned to  'let go'....

Dec 26, 2016 10:06 PM #27
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