Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
941,425
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, I delete all my spam and junk but set COO-time-blocks aside with the phone off to power through emails a couple times per day. My main point of contact, especially for escrows is email, so mass deletion ain't an option.

Sep 26, 2017 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,214,364
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes... it's very therapeutic. Not quite so as cleaning a closet, but a close second!

Sep 26, 2017 08:37 AM
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4,373,525
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, but I do a triage of it daily, only taking on the important stuff.

Sep 26, 2017 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,367,308
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never thought about it but could possibly be guilty!

Sep 26, 2017 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Sep 27, 2017 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,194
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes or just ignored it more like. I have 500 emails I never looked at in gmail.

I don't even know what nutsedge is?

 

 

Sep 26, 2017 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
418,080
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I dump my trash daily and emails responded to, but only delete the rest of my emails from my phone, never from my computer.

Sep 26, 2017 12:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,369,269
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've gotten to the point a few times where I clear out everything past a certain date.  Every day is a matter of setting priorities, so I'd like to think the "important stuff" is always dealt with.  

Sep 26, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,741
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yes.  Overwhelm may cause us to do that. We feel like we are doing something ... the list will always be there.  Better days ahead.

Sep 26, 2017 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,969
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Nutsedge? Lawn is too wet. 

Sep 26, 2017 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,020,361
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Nutsedge is a battle and you need a plan of attack to win that war. It loves wetness so start there. Tons more information online. For the rest of the bullet points tackle them one at a time and before you know it they're gone.

P.S. You are in command of the email click away as you will. The mouse is not judgmental.  

Sep 26, 2017 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,384,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 Have never just cleared everything out, but have scanned and deleted a bunch.

Sep 26, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,485,567
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

out of sight out of mind does work....

Sep 26, 2017 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
758,867
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

All of those and more are frequently on my list. I don't just delete all emails since I save a lot of stuff in gmail. I do unsubscribe to lots of stuff and try to reduce incoming emails. I start early to get things off my list. This morning I was at a house before 7am waiting for the sun to rise so I could take some photos. I find that the sooner I address emails, the less I worry about them.

Sep 26, 2017 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

When in doubt punt... prioritize..What Do you HAVE to do. everything else is what do I WANT to do. So throw out the rest :-)

Jan 06, 2018 07:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,243,607
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Figure it only happen to me all the time.

 

Sep 29, 2017 12:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,162,047
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, junk is deleted quickly, but may miss an important email.

Sep 28, 2017 05:35 AM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I am sure you know about the priority list....

Sep 27, 2017 10:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love Nina's comment.

Sep 27, 2017 03:50 AM
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3,983,742
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Take it one step at a time. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Deep breaths....

Sep 26, 2017 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have not doing that

Sep 26, 2017 05:19 PM
Rainmaker
854,716
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - all my junk gets auto separated and the rest I delegate

Sep 26, 2017 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,122,993
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no.... I delete the junk and respond to important emails...

Sep 26, 2017 12:03 PM
Ambassador
2,364,110
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   99% of my emails get deleted without ever being opened.  It's a daily routine.

Sep 26, 2017 11:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,508,055
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is very easy to focus our attention on non productive things.

Sep 26, 2017 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,575,716
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Sometimes doing the meaningless (so it seems tasks ) is actually the best thing you can do.  After that things align.  A

Sep 26, 2017 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,264,277
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, but I do end the year with a couple hundred unread emails.  Usually just stuff I said "oh that's an interesting marketing piece, I'll read it later"

Sep 26, 2017 08:54 AM
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3,446,387
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I know you've got a LOT on your plate right now, Annette! I don't believe I would ever mass-delete though - so many important pieces of transactions are conveyed via email! Good luck getting through that without distractions - that seems to be my biggest PITA every day - darned emails! LOL

Sep 26, 2017 07:13 AM