How many Email Addresses do you Use?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

 

I have a REALTOR friend that hates her email, and much prefers texting, because she cannot get a handle on the sheer amount of "crap" that comes in, so she avoids it on occasion.  She is truly DROWNING in emails!    WHAT???  What happens when a client emails, and you don't get back for a couple of days?    To me, that is not good business!

 

Several years ago, I decided on THREE different emails.

 

One is for business, CURRENT business and unsubscribe or block emails that come in that aren't.   (or send a polite email asking for my email address to be changed, depending on the person/company)   I get a fair amount of emails that ARE needed, and don't want to hear the dinging all day long for unneeded emails.

 

One if for my leads on my web site, and do come to my phone, just to be sure a lead doesn't need something right away.  If/when they become current clients, I move them to my #1 email.

 

One is for the rest of the junk that comes in.    Builders, title companies, class info, Facebook, AR, LinkedIn, and all the emails that can wait until I get in front of my computer again.    Every once in a while I do get emails that I have to move to CURRENT business, like builders.    Do not need all the new inventory for each and every development on my phone all day long.

 

There are days when you look at all 3 emails, and see the amount that came in, and if it all came to the same email address, could you have missed something important?     This may not work for everyone, but it does for me.   Helps with the managing of emails, and time spent where we need to spend it.   My clients love when I respond quickly, and don't want to miss something important!

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

Joan--i have started to block some senders so it saves having to delete them.

Dec 13, 2018 07:53 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I have just one that I use all the time. If I have to give my address somewhere that I know will result in a new flood of junk, I use my gmail account. Then I go there every week or two (or four) and delete everything.

I get plenty of junk, but it doesn't take long to hit delete. My biggest problem is forgetting to check the junk mail each day before I turn the computer off. Junk mail doesn't go there very often, but once in a while real mail does.

Dec 13, 2018 10:54 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL

I agree. Have one that gets hundreds of spam emails from people vying for our business. The other is for my clients who want to reach me immediately. And it is important to always check junk mail. What did we do before e-mail?

Dec 13, 2018 11:29 PM #35
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, that DOES sound like way too many emails!  

Dec 14, 2018 02:58 PM #36
Rainmaker
4,019,978
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, that sounds very manageable.

Dec 14, 2018 02:58 PM #37
Rainmaker
4,019,978
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy Streib I too give the same email for those sites needing an email, my junk mail.

Dec 14, 2018 02:59 PM #38
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jane Peters that is totally embarrassing when you text the wrong person.   I do set up files in Outlook for clients, making their emails easier to locate.

Dec 14, 2018 02:59 PM #39
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA I do block them, but still need to delete out of the spam folder.

Dec 14, 2018 03:01 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Marte, the amount of junk we get on a daily basis is ridiculous.

Dec 14, 2018 03:01 PM #41
Rainmaker
4,019,978
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP and now that our market has cooled, I get 5+ emails from new lenders asking for a "coffee time".  UGH! 

Dec 14, 2018 03:02 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Joan.  I have about six emails.  Including some similar uses that you use, I also have one that is only personal and some I use for shopping and searching for miscellaneous web stuff.

Dec 16, 2018 05:32 AM #43
Rainer
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Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Excellent post, I have been using 4 emails addresses for many years. This helps me to focus on the important ones first.

Dec 16, 2018 07:41 AM #44
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sounds like we are pretty similar Gabe.

Dec 16, 2018 10:34 AM #45
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ron Aguilar I find the different emails work for me.  Some it wouldn't, but we have to do what helps us stay organized and in control of our email.

Dec 16, 2018 10:35 AM #46
Rainmaker
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

I have two Joan, but for work only one.

Dec 16, 2018 11:05 AM #47
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ricardo, we have to use whatever works for us.  Good job.

Dec 16, 2018 11:20 AM #48
Rainmaker
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I find some of the younger agents do not want to use email and that is a bit frustrating. I can't stand texts that go on for 4, 5, 6 paragraphs!  Use the phone or email!  Sometimes I will text a client or agent to say 'check your email, too much to text' so that they know correspondance is waiting

Dec 17, 2018 01:52 PM #49
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR I so agree, the message gets truncated so much, it is hard to follow a text when its too long.    I type fast, and would much prefer to do a longer message via email.

Dec 18, 2018 07:42 AM #50
Rainmaker
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Alyse "Aly" Sands
Village Real Estate Services - Nashville, TN

I have two: one for business and one for personal and personal shopping but, unfortunately, vendors get our business emails from our MLS rosters and our websites.  I use business suite for Gmail and, like gmail, it defaults to primary, social and promotions tabs and still has a junk folder. It's easily trainable.

You can try unroll.me which is a free service that allows you to more easily manage your newsletters, etc. It provides all of your regular senders to a list so you can decide if you want to unsubscribe, keep in your inbox or put in your rollup. If you want to keep some regular emails, the rollup puts them all together into a daily or weekly email.

Dec 18, 2018 08:53 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Aly, great information, and sounds like you have a very good handle on your email.

Dec 19, 2018 07:18 AM #52
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