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Lord knows I try not to. Everyone communicates through text these days and I don't like relating to anyone that way.
TENNESSEE HOME TEAM
Good Wednesday morning Daniel. That's stupid! Texting has its purposes. Texting is not for real estate transactions.
I text all the time, but never to negotiate. That calls for paperwork.
No those things drive me nuts.
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.
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.
Daniel Hayes I agree, i don't think texting is a place for negotiating a deal.
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.
NO. To important.
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.
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.
I'm not a big fan; however it is now the prefered method of communication for the majority.
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