Communications Bonanza Day 32 of 90 in a Realtors® life.

Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group MA# 9517963

Communications Bonanza Day 32 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Call, text, email, facebook, pinterest, instagram, snapchat, whatchamacallit and somethingelse today's means of communications is a bonanza and can be overwhelming. To be a good listener you need to understand how someone best communicates.  We all know that face to face, in person conversation is the most direct and sometimes that is not possible. We all have our choices for what goes next, personally I don't like email. As an agent my contact information must be available to the public, this also means the marketers and that means lots and lots of spam.  Text is going that way too and here is the thing. It doesn't matter what form of communication I like, it matters how best my clients prefer to communicate.  I wasn't an early adopter of texting and one of my first clients would only text, he would not respond to phone messages, or emails.  I learned, it took me a week or so.

Private messages and links to properties, or information, or contracts can go through electronic means as well although there are still some old school Banks and many attorneys who don't like methods like encrypted DotLoop or it's ilk.  Again, it doesn't matter to the professional, use whatever method that works for the people you are working with and talk to.  Being rigid is not a communications skill. Being careful to remember that Tweets and comments don't carry the true sense of your intention with them when posted perhaps push pause before hitting the return or post option

With so many ways to reach out and capture attention, communicate ideas, share thoughts prospecting for new clients should be easier. The key is how you use the system which, as indicated above, is often dictated by the people you are communicating with. There certainly is a Communications Bonanza Day 32 of 90 in a Realtors® life.

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Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer


Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459, 617-774-8292

Comments (5)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry. The most effective communicator adapts to the preference of those he is commnicating with! Enjoy your day even if you don't endorse their preference.

May 22, 2018 05:30 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day. 

May 22, 2018 05:32 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Wayne Martin I am not looking for friends out there, I am looking to get something done for my clients and with my co-broks, you are so right.

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM this is the exact same comment you have left with other of my posts, hmmm. I do appreciate you checking in though and I am not complaining, just observing.

May 22, 2018 05:47 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Larry.

I have an agent who uses text as their preferred way to communicate.  Of course they send me a text while I'm driving, then wonder why I didn't immediately respond 

May 23, 2018 01:47 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

James Dray It is a problem for any agent who trys to dictate to others how they should communicate. Good agents find out the best way that the person they are communicating with prefer. Personally I truly dislike Facebook private messaging, but I have several clients who send me properties to review for them this way.  I do it, because it is the way the communicate.


May 23, 2018 02:51 AM