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Rainmaker
1,027,435
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

It depends on the client and their preferences.  

Dec 30, 2014 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,431,798
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Whatever is the most comfortable format for them. I am an iPad junkie so email is fast way to reach Mel 

Dec 30, 2014 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,601
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It really depends on what the client likes.  Though my preference is a personal call.

Dec 31, 2014 01:34 AM
Ambassador
2,078,617
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Personally, I prefer email but it really depends on the customer.  Some of mine do not have a computer or are not that comfortable with it so calling is best.  

Dec 31, 2014 12:29 AM
Rainmaker
581,130
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

I usually respond in the method they contacted me as their prefered method, when confirming appointments or anything that could be miscomunicated I make sure its not just verbal, prefer text or email for papertrail.

Dec 30, 2014 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
2,808,406
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I prefer phone, but I use email for proposals and text sometimes for quick follow up q's and simple items.

Dec 30, 2014 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I prefer email as it is easy to access and also I can categorize the emails.

Dec 30, 2014 12:12 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I prefer emails - however, I have not received the response from them sometimes, just to find out they would have preferred a call from me!

Dec 30, 2014 11:08 AM
Ambassador
5,462,621
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Calls, emails and texts.

Aug 31, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,134
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dipti nailed this one!

 

Jul 01, 2018 07:59 AM
Rainer
279,648
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

The way 'they' want.

May 13, 2018 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Whatever they like - you know how I work!

Jan 04, 2018 06:20 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Angelica, emails are good for documentation.

Jan 13, 2015 12:06 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gita, do as what our clients want!

Jan 13, 2015 12:06 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie, emails are good for documentation purpose. Phones I think should be still the best way to connect.

Jan 13, 2015 12:05 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sybil, sometimes emails go to spam folders....and we all know that.

Jan 13, 2015 12:04 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

You are right, Michael - text is getting more popular now-a-days.

Jan 13, 2015 12:03 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Susan, clients win - always. So we should do what they want.

Jan 13, 2015 12:02 PM
Ambassador
4,314,288
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cheryl, makes sense. Whatever they like is what we should do.

Jan 13, 2015 12:02 PM
Rainer
87,383
Christina Botteri
REeBroker - Roseville, CA

I'll ask them how they prefer to communicate. Anymore, it's:

  1. texing
  2. phone calling
  3. emailing

Totally out: faxing 

Jan 03, 2015 06:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,178,049
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Calls, email, text... it depends on the client and how they prefer to communicate. But if it's items relating to contracts, I want emails so I can save the flow of communication in the file.

Jan 02, 2015 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
5,649,276
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It is not my preferred, it is their preferred way of communicating.

Dec 31, 2014 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,997,179
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Praful Thakkar from the day I start working with a client, I ask THEIR preferred method of communication, and notate it in their folder.    I have all their numbers and emails, but communicate they way they would prefer.

Dec 31, 2014 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
6,674,613
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A combination of emails and phone calls always worked for me.

Dec 31, 2014 02:21 AM
Rainer
66,049
Chris Webb
Nova Home Loans - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's Social Media Expert

I use Facebook.

When I teach workshops on social media I ask agents if they remember a time when they would ask leads "what is the best way to contact you phone or email?" Then came "... phone, email, or text?" pretty soon agents will say "are you on Twitter? I'll tweet you more information about any listings that come up, would that be alright?" 

This is a great way to brand yourself online, because Twitter is not only sent to your clients it is also viewed by their followers too. This increases your online reach and can be a great tool for your future brand. 

Dec 31, 2014 01:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,505
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Any method is fine with me as long as it's consistent. Communication can be diminished by using too many sources and sometimes this may be intentional. Email is my preference from an organizational standpoint.   

Dec 30, 2014 10:35 PM
Rainer
358,000
Blatt + Cutino
Coldwell Banker Realty - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

I prefer email because it is trackable and we can always refer back to it if there seems to be any confusion about a particular topic.

Dec 30, 2014 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,753
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Most clients prefer text messages so I  am forced to text. I prefer emails. 

Dec 30, 2014 08:52 PM
Ambassador
3,044,146
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I prefer telephone, but I always am willing to accomodate my clients.

Dec 30, 2014 01:15 PM
Rainer
80,093
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Praful Thakkar Text is getting more and more popular with my folks. email a second method, and phone reserved when real interaction needs to occur or it's very important.

Dec 30, 2014 12:10 PM