We know people are more and more impatient.
Google says to give a topic 1000 or more words, and time after time I see people here in the Rain say they won't read anything more than 200-300 words (I'm obviously DOOMED to a low readership on that count alone).
A video shouldn't be more than 2 to 3 minutes long or "we'll lose the viewers' attention".
And while many people prefer text over voice, voice still has its place.
I'll leave voicemails and I'll listen to them.
But at times, are we putting up barriers?
Today I returned a call to another agent and the pre-voicemail message was long. Like REALLY long.
With the usual "sorry I missed your call" but that was just for the kickoff.
Then the "try texting me for a quicker response".
And then "and if urgent call ___________ on my team at 123-456-7890.
And even after that, there was more, another number to call.
And then some more.
I did eventually get to the point where I could leave a message (I know all of this falls into FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS), but I had to wonder, how many people just punt instead of leaving a message?
When a buyer or seller has 6000+ other agents to contact in the Greater Cincinnati market, how much tolerance are they going to have for a long message? Because unless you've got something unique to offer them, they're already mentally ready to move on the next agent when you don't answer, so beyond an upbeat, brief message and a promise to return their call, is the rest needed?
Just my two cents on a Saturday night.
And under 300 words, so obviously my blog has been hijacked.
Bill (or maybe the unBill).