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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Lord knows I try not to. Everyone communicates through text these days and I don't like relating to anyone that way.

Jul 21, 2015 11:13 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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 Good Wednesday morning Daniel. That's stupid! Texting has its purposes. Texting is not for real estate transactions.

Jul 21, 2015 07:06 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I text all the time, but never to negotiate. That calls for paperwork.

Jul 21, 2015 12:48 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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No those things drive me nuts.

 

Jul 21, 2015 12:40 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

Jul 21, 2015 12:28 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I don't use text messages to negotiate.  Stuff like that needs to be on the correct forms and signed by the parties.  My client may tell me at what price they want to counter in a text, but I'll put it on the form for signature.

Jul 21, 2015 11:27 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Daniel Hayes - nothing wrong in it, as long as you can come to final agreement after negotiations - and as long as it is a two-way communication.

Jul 22, 2015 02:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Daniel Hayes I agree, i don't think texting is a place for negotiating a deal.

Jul 21, 2015 11:28 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It seems with the younger generation it is becoming more and more; thankfully now it can be printed or a picture and printed for the records.

Jul 21, 2015 11:17 PM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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NO. To important. 

Jul 21, 2015 10:49 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You are taking this conduct (texting) out of context.

Moving the negotiation forward via text messages is not uncommon. However, every professional knows, both buyer and seller, if it is not on paper it is not real. Texting simply serves the purpose of getting the paper correct.

Now, without a doubt, there are serpents wearing real estate agent suits and you should verify it the agent is on 'your list' before allowing text to be used by them. Any convenience courtesy extended to 'them' will come back to bite you.

Jul 21, 2015 10:11 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Absolutely not. I might text that I've emailed an offer or counter-offer. And if I get one by text, I ask that they resend via email. Often I will re-iterate a texted counter-offer in an email confirming receipt of their text.

Jul 21, 2015 09:52 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I'm not a big fan; however it is now the prefered method of communication for the majority.

Jul 21, 2015 09:45 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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I do, and i dont mind. once you confer on terms , it is put to writing. In california anyway texts are a legal method. i assume you mean agents with other agents. they are not unknowns. and they would only follow a written offer. i assume that as well

Jul 21, 2015 11:40 AM