Use Texting to Snare Young Home Buyers

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Services for Real Estate Pros with dddd

 According to a recent survey by the Wireless Association, Americans send about 75 billion text messages a month. That's an increase of 160% over last year. We're so crazy about text messaging it's affecting the way we write. College professors complain about receiving papers typed completely in lower case with no punctuation from text-obsessed collegiates. For the future home buyers of America, texting is the preferred mode of communication.

 

Young people in their teens and 20s use their cell phones more for texting than for verbal communication. A growing majority of 20 and 30 somethings don't even have landlines. They rely strictly on cell phones to communicate. Text messaging has become such an ubiquitous part of American life that cell phone manufacturers are racing to develop text-centric phones with full QWERTY keyboards which have greater appeal among more mature texters than the T9 number pads favored by teens.

 

Texting is the fastest way to reach people. Most people carry their cell phones with them at all times which means your message is received immediately. Your message isn't lost in a jumble of unchecked e-mails or languishing on an answering machine while the recipient is out and about. When you text, your message is received instantly, no matter where the person is or what he's doing.

 

Savvy business people are tuning in to the immediacy, speed and reliability of texting. Texting is being used to confirm meetings, notify clients of document/package delivery, pass along last minute instructions, communicate with sales reps at trade shows, and even sell houses. Using TxT2Sell, potential home buyers can punch a number into their cell phone and instantly receive detailed listing information and multiple photos of houses for sale.

 

Visit the TxT2Sell website to find out how texting can both increase your sales leads and help you close the sale

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Comments (6)

Nick Good
The Good Home Team with eXp Realty - McKinney, TX
www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com

A lot of my client's text because it allow's them to stay busy at work and still let me know when they want to see houses and such.

Oct 12, 2008 04:29 AM
Mike Butson
The Davis Company - Austin, TX
Realtor & Sales Trainer

Well timed message. I have been resistant to texting, but since my daughter started using it to send messages and photos, I have crossed in to the territory. We have not begun to see the growth in that type of communication.

Oct 12, 2008 07:01 AM
Rock Klam - Houston, TX
RE/MAX Galleria Associates - Houston, TX

I have to admit, texting is fast becoming a valid means of communication. I have clients who text because its quick and straight to the point. I have no opposition to using text messages in our business.

Oct 15, 2008 09:01 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

At first I was a little reluctant but now most of my clients really like text messages --- and so do I.

Oct 23, 2008 12:35 PM
Nick Good
The Good Home Team with eXp Realty - McKinney, TX
www.TheGoodHomeTeam.com

my clients text me all the time so I will definitely look into this.

Oct 29, 2008 12:50 PM
Carol VanAusdal, Search Santa Cruz Homes for Sale, Capitola & Aptos
LivingInSantaCruz.com-Keller Williams Realty - Santa Cruz, CA

Just heard about this at a WCR technology workshop in Santa Cruz featuring Amy Chorew. Great new tool, I look forward to using it.

Nov 01, 2008 08:18 AM