Real estate agents are some of the busiest people in the world!
We study regularly, take classes, go to meetings, make prospective phone calls, meet people, network, write letters and advertising, attend community functions, promote ourselves, and show listings and write and negotiate contracts. The list of daily duties for any agent can be overwhelming.
Yes, we are a busy group of people. Have you ever heard the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?"
It is true and today I want to share this thought with you. How many times do you send a text to another agent and it is never acknowledged? Most of the time when this happens, it is no big deal. We assume the other agent received the text. However, there are those times when that assumption is wrong.
A missed communication can be detrimental in this business. It can mean losing a contract in a matter of minutes. When you work so hard, you want those showings to count. The home your client is considering is available one minute and not the next.
How many times have I texted again to make sure my text was received. Numerous times is not right. Courtesy is replying always. Even when it seems unimportant to reply, at least, send an emoticon. It just lets the other person know the text was received and there is nothing left to say. :)
It takes very little time to text. Courteous agents are the ones everyone wants to work with. You are building your reputation, so make it a good one!
Ricki McCallum CastNet Realty 361-944-2051