John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)

Spam prevention
Ambassador
2,893,332
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Those always get the blocked status from me, John!

No, you're not alone - I get enough legitimate text messages! I don't like spam messages at ALL!

Nov 29, 2018 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,046,098
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I dislike it, and I would not do what I dislike to others.  

Nov 29, 2018 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
625,148
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If you text me with ads, I. Will. Find. YOU!

Nov 29, 2018 03:56 PM
Rainmaker
728,733
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

I don't like it. If I don't know the sender, I block them...easy to do on iPhone. If it's someone I know, I don't like it but tolerate it (for the most part).

 

Nov 29, 2018 05:26 PM
Rainmaker
3,044,545
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Whether it's a Black Friday "unbelievable value" or the state real estate association touting a special health care program, I don't like and wouldn't support such marketing in my own business or in my private life. STOP.

Nov 29, 2018 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

I do not like text marketing John Meussner 

Nov 29, 2018 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,695,743
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I am not a fan. I do not like receiving marketing texts and would never send one. I would never do business with anyone who spam texted me a marketing message. 

Nov 29, 2018 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,822,713
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I HATE getting random texts. SO many marketers are using it. It leads me to believe people would hate if i did it. I text those i know, those who hire me and those who ask me to text with any updates. 

Nov 29, 2018 04:41 PM
Rainmaker
803,380
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't like them.  

Nov 29, 2018 04:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not popular in my world, I block everyone who sends me cold text.

Nov 29, 2018 11:59 PM
Ambassador
2,812,009
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no, no and big fat NO.  like you I hate it.  And like "door knocking"  ... I would NEVER do to someone something I dislike.    Do I ever send texts that might be "considered" advertising?  Yes.  But it's likely to be a holiday greeting, not an advertisement of any kind and they are in my CRM because we HAVE a relationship.  There is zero as not NOT ONE, chance I'd ever text random people.  I block those numbers as fast as those texts occur.

Nov 29, 2018 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I don't like it. I block those numbers.

Nov 29, 2018 06:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I hate receiving them. So...

Nov 29, 2018 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You better know me and have something of value to say!

Nov 29, 2018 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
699,505
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I'm open to it, have not used straight SMS/text marketing to a group yet. I would use it once in a blue moon (4 times a year MAX) with my warm data base on a valuable offering or event. I would also include a simple opt-out process. 

Nov 29, 2018 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Personally, I block the numbers that do that to me. I don't market that way. I communicate with text as and when appropriate, but that's it. We have enough spam in our email boxes, do we really need to add to it on phones?

Nov 30, 2018 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

A much hated practice.

Nov 29, 2018 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

An unsolicited marketing text message is the kiss of death in my book.  I report them!

Nov 29, 2018 05:22 PM
Ambassador
2,285,739
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I block those numbers.

Nov 29, 2018 05:17 PM
Ambassador
3,725,590
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I feel the same way, and have blocked a few numbers for this.

Nov 29, 2018 03:56 PM
Rainer
212,157
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I received a lot of texts around election time. It REALLY irritates me as I had not signed up to receive anything. I don't mind coupon texts from stores that I have given my information to but feel it is an intrusion if it is unsolicited. 

Nov 29, 2018 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
654,098
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I do not like text marketing at all. 

Nov 30, 2018 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Texting is almost as annoying as spam calls.  I hate being marketed to in any form I guess... Baa Humbug!

Nov 30, 2018 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
973,683
Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate
Joyce Marsh Real Estate - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Area Coastal Homes and Lifestyles

I do not like them. 

Nov 29, 2018 08:16 PM
Ambassador
3,784,857
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I really dislike it and would not do that to others. And it's getting more frequent!

Nov 29, 2018 07:28 PM
Rainer
195,846
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do not like it. 

Nov 29, 2018 06:33 PM
Ambassador
1,512,628
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not my thing.

Nov 29, 2018 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
699,659
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yawn....

Don't like junk mail, robo call or spam. The list of things I don't like increases daily. It aligns with folks that complain, "I don't go to Disney because there are so many people there." Reality is that is how you know where the good stuff is....that where you find the crowds.

SMS works. But be aware, such marketing is looking for that sliver of the population that their message will resonate. Everyone else just needs to get over it.

Many AR agents look down their noses at agents who use the telephone for cold calling. The FACTS are cold calling on the telephone works for those who work it.

SMS, spam, junk mail, robo-calls, cold calling and door knocking work. But there are a gazillion companies ready to take agents money to provide an easier, gentler, less bold method.

SMS as a component of 'inbound' is highly effective.

Nov 30, 2018 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,313,757
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with you.

Nov 29, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
589,720
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I get spam phone calls, spam emails and spam texts.

Just deal with it!

Nov 29, 2018 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
659,250
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I agree, I don't like it either. "I don't know" text messages get to be labeled as spam by my phone and the message will never show up again.

Nov 30, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,675,726
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not a fan.

Nov 30, 2018 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
612,818
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I think you are in the majority on this one. Way too spammy.

Nov 30, 2018 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
467,726
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't like receiving ads in my text messages so I don't market to anyone by text. As a function for my business, I love communicating by text with clients who I have met & spoken to allready, its fast & easy. 

Nov 30, 2018 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,611,187
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Hate it.

Nov 30, 2018 06:44 AM
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

I am not a fan of any type of text marketing.

Nov 30, 2018 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,653
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I don't like it. 

I don't want it.

Nov 30, 2018 06:21 PM
Rainmaker
918,872
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No, I don't use it.

Nov 30, 2018 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
404,489
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I would never purchase anything or use any vendor that sends unsolicited SMS messages. I always reply with STOP to remove myself from future unsolicited garbage texts.

Nov 30, 2018 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,602,212
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I hate those type of text messages.... 

Nov 30, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,155,636
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I strongly dislike it.  I block and report everyone who sends one.  Especially the 16 ADT people that call whenever you have a closing.

Nov 30, 2018 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
966,893
Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Home Buyer Advocate

They annoy the heck out of me so I wont do it. I know it's becoming popular but it's back to the 1-2% rule, thats alot of folks to annoy before one responds! No thanks.

Nov 30, 2018 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
2,353,980
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Never! Texts remain personal and to the many, if violated doesn't go well for the violator

Nov 30, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
2,846,901
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Seems lots of people are doing it now for business.

Dec 04, 2018 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,829,398
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too receive LOTS of spam emails, and block them.

Dec 03, 2018 04:23 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not a fan of texting or any other non verbal communication

Dec 02, 2018 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,449,345
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

tacky, over reach.

Dec 01, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,043,309
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Nov 30, 2018 07:33 AM