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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Only in the Q&A members only section here.  To my bride in text all the time.

Sep 02, 2015 10:37 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Except here on Active Rain or the occassional one for personal correspondence, I do not use these for professional purposes.

Sep 02, 2015 08:56 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I don't...as it's often not professional and not all phones can read and some get confused by them.

Sep 02, 2015 08:33 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I see nothing wrong with them when used sparingly.  When words don't adequately express humour for example.    Much of the text lingo is now deemed old fashioned and used only by Grandparents!   LOL for example has been replaced with Ha Ha  (the # of ha's dependent on how funny something is considered!)

Sep 02, 2015 08:16 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Praful. On a rare occasion would I ever use them.

Sep 02, 2015 05:27 PM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Use them often on Facebook

Dec 23, 2018 01:34 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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When I have the time or feel the need I use them.

Jul 01, 2018 09:24 PM
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Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

I commonly use :-) with client emails and since I also handle social media, it's common practice for me 

Sep 03, 2015 04:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a smiley face on occasion....

Sep 03, 2015 01:30 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Seldom if ever. I think it is kind of silly to use these in business.

Sep 02, 2015 11:59 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not use them.

Sep 02, 2015 11:11 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

EVERYTIME my sister 'unfriends' me. 

That would be 4 times a week.

Sep 02, 2015 10:38 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never, nor do I lol or roflmao,

Sep 02, 2015 10:02 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

texts to my daughter and occasionally to clients - usually the blushing smile 

Sep 02, 2015 09:52 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Thursday morning Praful. rarely, if ever.

Sep 02, 2015 07:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I don't use them very often but have some friends that use them instead of words.

Sep 08, 2016 11:02 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I have not much used it - though I do use it sometimes - in my Whats App chat!

Oct 19, 2015 01:54 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I rarely use them.

Sep 03, 2015 11:33 AM