Closing an Email with an 'Openness'...Carlisle, PA.

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams of Central PA RS334568

I can imagine that some of you may have read the title of this blog and rolled your eyes, wondered if it was a typo, or perhaps glanced at your email inbox and felt overwhelmed my the 199 new emails that require your attention.


Think about the 'closing' words you email to clients or other business relationships.  Of course it is important to keep the interaction professional yet non-robotic.  Emails can lack emotion.  Yet, there is a tenderness that hangs in the balance between utmost professionalism and sincerity and it's in that 'space' where we have the opportunity to extend graciousness.

Have you ever given much thought to your closing words in your emails?
Pause and consider the following:
Cordially,
Sincerely,
Regards,
How do these words make you feel?
I'm guessing that you feel neutral or perhaps are so accustomed to seeing them that you glaze over them and feel absolutely nothing. Yet these are the last words your reader sees...

Do you value your clients and business relationships?  Of course you do, and therefore, consider your 'closing' as an invitation into an 'openness' of expressing your value for them and the relationship. 

With Appreciation,
With Gratitude,
With Thanks,
Maria 



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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Donna Quinlan - The key is to keep it 'real' and 'sincere' - and then choose the best word that fits the situation as well as your personality.  Thank you for your comment.

Oct 17, 2017 08:09 AM #72
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

John Oman - Thank you for alerting me...Perhaps a glitch had occurred?  I just tried it and it worked for me.  
www.mariasapio.com    If you continue to have difficulty opening it, please advise me so I can check further.

Oct 17, 2017 08:11 AM #73
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - You've touched on something so important - the value of the 'pause' and finding the words that best express what we are hoping to convey.  Thank you for sharing.

Oct 17, 2017 08:15 AM #74
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Ron Aguilar - I think above all, most people read through the words but authenticity shines through...  Thank you for stopping by to read, and offer your thoughts.

Oct 17, 2017 08:16 AM #75
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Youree Lundy
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty - Orlando, FL
Your Realtor For Life

I love making a difference to the people who work with me on their transaction so this small but very large tweak makes so much sense.  Thank you Maria Sapio for sharing your piece with this incredible community.

Oct 17, 2017 08:43 AM #76
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Youree Lundy - Thank you so very much for reading my thoughts and sharing how it touched you...I am so honored to walk in the RAIN and to exchange ideas and share thoughts with others such as yourself that truly want to "make a difference."  

Oct 17, 2017 08:48 AM #77
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks, for calling our attention to the closing of our emails.

I like your suggestions and will make some adjustments to what I use.

 

Oct 17, 2017 12:38 PM #78
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Kathryn Messina
Real Estate 360 Now - Lynnfield, MA
Real estate agent in the greater New England area

Great insight! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 17, 2017 12:44 PM #79
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

John Wiley - I so appreciate you taking the time to read my thoughts and ponder if/how you may choose to implement them ...  

Oct 17, 2017 01:13 PM #80
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Kathryn Messina for reading this blog post and offering your comment - it is greatly appreciated!

Oct 17, 2017 01:14 PM #81
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Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

I try to mix it up, but it never pays to sound like a robot

Oct 17, 2017 01:16 PM #82
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Luke Acree for stopping by to read my thoughts and share your perspective - 

Oct 17, 2017 02:02 PM #83
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Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

Well, you sure got me rethinking my emails.  Thanks for the great suggestions.

With Gratitude,

Michael

        

Oct 18, 2017 06:21 PM #84
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Michael Eisenberg - Thank you for stopping by to read my thoughts and for your gracious comment - it is appreciated!

Oct 19, 2017 04:02 AM #85
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Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

Hi Maria,

 

I enjoyed reading your post. We vacationed in Carlisle in the early 1960's when my uncle was stationed nearby. 

 

Talk soon,

Dan

Oct 19, 2017 07:15 AM #86
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Dan Derito - Carlisle still holds the old-town charm that you may remember with plenty of new construction too!  Thank you for reading my post - !!

Oct 19, 2017 07:18 AM #87
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am going to try this and see what feedback I receive Maria Sapio 

Oct 24, 2017 08:52 PM #88
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - Thank you for pondering my words and let me know if you receive feedback - I would be interested to hear...

Oct 25, 2017 03:25 AM #89
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You're right. Icy formality.

I'm not too formal . . . just 'C'.

And invariably, the next communique from the client starts with "Hi, C" and some kind of 'smile'  . . . I am now a juice drink, belly up and I'll pour. 

Objective achieved. 

Nov 13, 2017 05:05 AM #90
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Candice A. Donofrio  - Love it C...!!  Your personality and friendly demeanor shine through - that's authenticity at it's finest!

Nov 13, 2017 05:16 AM #91
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