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Rainmaker
4,875,991
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I always needed to be the one with control.... 

Apr 07, 2017 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,489
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Based upon the clients preference ... if left up to me ... email, phone, text. That may change depending on the urgency of any given situation.

Apr 07, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,037,744
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Some clients are better with certain forms of communication than others. That being said to explain something I prefer to use prerecorded videos that explain processes and what to expect. Emails are good for fairly brief reminders, texts are fast but more awkward for some and a phone call is the best way to interact.

Dec 14, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,482
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Depends on the client and their preference for communication. 

Apr 07, 2017 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,942
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

A combination of all three, and weighed to match the client.  A

Apr 07, 2017 11:19 AM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No two clients are the same nor are situations and circumstances the same. You have to evaluate and deliver what is needed at the moment.

Apr 07, 2017 08:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,207,567
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Depends on their preference.  If you were communicating with my mother you better call her.  No cell phone, no email.

Apr 07, 2017 02:58 PM
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4,064,616
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the situation and the client.

I like to be in control, but simplicity is important too.

 

Apr 07, 2017 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
681,904
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Forgive me Annette, but I'm not sure I follow. Is this a multiple choice, pick one? Or is this the method for communicating each?

Apr 07, 2017 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
823,688
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Depends on my client - I still get clients with no email or text msging

Apr 07, 2017 11:50 AM
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2,802,595
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

They all want something different now - text, email, video chat and rarely phone calls.

Apr 07, 2017 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
212,325
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

We have a discussion on their preferred contact method and how often they would like updates. I find most want text messages, but email is also common. Even for leads that aren't clients yet text seem to be the best way to get replies and built a relationship.

Apr 07, 2017 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Phone and email

Apr 07, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
89,759
Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Email, phone calls, and text. Seems to work well for me! 

Apr 07, 2017 07:44 AM
Rainer
302,079
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Depends on the client. Working with one now that loves to text.  It's like getting a short story every time.  I prefer the phone, but whatever works best for my client.. I will adapt. 

Apr 09, 2017 08:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,073,534
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I give them a choice of what they like.  phone, text, email.

Apr 09, 2017 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,246,374
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's a combination of all three although not equal in all situations.  

Apr 09, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
558,423
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I just have to tailor my communication to the individual. 

Apr 08, 2017 09:17 PM
Ambassador
2,345,039
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

They sense it when they meet me.

Apr 08, 2017 08:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,212,459
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is way above my head!

Apr 08, 2017 07:44 PM
Ambassador
2,850,927
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Depends on the client.  I prefer email, but when I have a client that doesn't I can adjust and respect that.  I have had clients with no computer or smart phone, while it's a challenge it's not like I can make them get one.

Apr 08, 2017 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,083
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends

Apr 08, 2017 08:20 AM
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1,613,518
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

email and text

Apr 08, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,269,926
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Whatever works best.

Apr 08, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Effectively is my goal.

Apr 08, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kathleen Daniels nailed this one!

Apr 08, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,981,409
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes to all three and all depends on the situation and the client. Maybe all three with one client.

Apr 08, 2017 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,818,056
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

all ways

Apr 08, 2017 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
443,796
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I usually ask my clients what is the best way to communicate and how late into the evening will a call/text be acceptable.

I find most clients will prefer email or text unless it would take more than a few sentences to communicate a message -- then a phone call would be best.

Apr 08, 2017 12:58 AM
Ambassador
4,298,296
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 simply by saying - we are together in this - and it is all about you!

Apr 07, 2017 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

text

Apr 07, 2017 08:15 PM
Ambassador
1,614,359
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Looks good.

Apr 07, 2017 06:35 PM
Ambassador
3,918,070
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends on what has to be communicated, and their preference.

Apr 07, 2017 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,426,359
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Text when we have to communicate with phone calls for the important stuff

Apr 07, 2017 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,491
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Email, texts and phone calls all have there place based on a customer's preference!

Apr 07, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,132
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is those attributes as well as and more importantly, accurate information answering their questions. Email does it for me with a follow-up call to discuss

Apr 07, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
912,387
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Method cover all three: it is their choice typically: phone, text or email.

 

 

Apr 07, 2017 06:58 AM