Your Thoughts..Is This Spam ?

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I consider this spam if you've previously asked to be removed from their recruiting list. I understand the torn feelings, especially if it's an agent you like and have worked with in the past. Sometimes the best response (before they get too far along) is, "Which listing are you calling about?" If it isn't a listing, simply tell them to place you on their do-not-call-for-recruitment list and you look forward to talking them about actual real estate business next time. 

Original content by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 311291

 

We all know many of the signs and are aware of spam and robocalls. We recognize the ‘you’ve won a zillion dollars '' emails, the phony Microsoft phone calls, the "you’ve been sent a HUD attachment," and  “ your wiring instructions have changed."

 

Spam to me is unwanted calls, unwanted emails or any other unwanted communication.

It is pretty easy to delete an email, ignore a text, block a call and throw away a piece of snail mail.

 

SPAM

 

But how do you deal with another company whose main goal is to recruit you?

They have been well-trained. In the beginning it may be an invitation to a seminar or  'I have really missed you let's get together for lunch.'

But then the emails and phone calls follow, usually from various agents from the organization. These are people you know, done deals with and they show your properties. So when you see their number you are assuming  they want to talk about one of your listings.

But they really want to tell you about all the benefits of changing companies and how much more you can make. When they realize I'm a solo broker, they ask "what is your exit strategy?"

They have great scripts, they bring you into a conversation. By the time you realize their motive and gently say no thank you...it starts to get a bit uncomfortable.

 

 Our own industry is now doing to us what we fought so hard to get rid of...just another type of spam.

Your thoughts?

 

Margaret Rome

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Kenneth Edelstein
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I send this, it works:

 

 

Unsubscribe

Please remove me from your mailing list and do not send any additional email to my email address.

 

The email address to remove is:  kene@pobox.com AND any other address you used to send email to me.

 

Wondering why I did not click the "unsubscribe" link?

It's way too dangerous to click links in unsolicited email.

It's much safer to just reply email - hence this unsubscribe request.

 

The National Can-Spam Act REQUIRES you to remove my email address and not send email to me again after this notice.

 

Violations WILL be tracked and reported to Federal Authorities who LOVE to issue violation fines.

 

Nov 26, 2017 06:14 PM #1
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 

Thanks for the reblog. 

 

Nov 26, 2017 06:25 PM #2
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Nina Hollander
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I think I take a different approach to the issue of recruitment... I've learned over the past almost 50 decades of working that nothing is forever... so I always keep my eyes and ears open... besides, it doesn't take much to delete and it isn't hard to politely tell someone you're not looking for a change right now.

Nov 27, 2017 03:51 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michelle. I like Kenneth's idea and will try it. Good re-blog.

Nov 27, 2017 05:11 AM #4
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Michelle,

 Great re-blog! I hope you have a wonderful week and get ready for the rest of the Holidays that will be upon us shortly!

Nov 27, 2017 12:51 PM #5
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Thank you all for the comments, and thanks to Margaret Rome for the original.

Nov 27, 2017 11:17 PM #6
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What a wonderful reblog of Margaret’s post Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 

Nov 28, 2017 07:50 AM #7
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Paul Henderson, thank you for your kind words, please comment on original, too.

Nov 28, 2017 11:54 AM #8
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Michelle,

 Just stopped by to say hello and see if you had posted anything new!  I hope you have a great day!

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