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Praful Thakkar, Metro Boston Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Scary the stalking that goes on in marketing these days.

Oct 04, 2017 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

My ipPhone indicate if a message is delivered and sometimes indicates read! 

Oct 04, 2017 09:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I don't know.  I do know it was read when somone responds. 

Oct 04, 2017 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

There are a few products on the market that allow and enable this

One example:

http://hellospy.com/track-phone-text-message.aspx

Just search "track sms msg"

Oct 04, 2017 08:19 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Praful, there are a lot of services that allow you to track emails. 

As for the text messages, "delivered" is something that will let you know if a message has landed in someones text message but, "read" is something that each phone owner opts in or out of. You can't control that from the sending end - only the recipient's end.

Oct 04, 2017 06:05 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You started by asking if we can track email and end up asking about text messages. I use a program that tracks each of my emails to see if it's been opened, $10/month is a reasonable cost if you ask me.

Oct 04, 2017 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

I agree with Bob Crane on this one, and like Wayne Martin I know if someone has received and read...A

Oct 04, 2017 10:28 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I am going to be of no help at all.  I'm so behind the curve, that I thought that Boomerang and BombBomb must be new rock bands or the latest sitcoms.

Oct 04, 2017 09:09 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Jennifer Mackay and Theo Shaw have good answers.

Oct 04, 2017 08:24 AM
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Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

That's a good question.  I googled the question, and it seems you can do it on iOS, but not on Androids.

Oct 04, 2017 08:11 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good answers on your question..I agree with Bob Crane and Wayne Martin !

Oct 05, 2017 10:05 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Call them to ask them if they got the text, LOL

Oct 05, 2017 09:28 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I know there are options available but I don't use any of them.

Oct 05, 2017 06:07 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good question, don't know.

Oct 05, 2017 04:43 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have no idea Praful Thakkar 

Oct 05, 2017 04:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

There's an app for that. Our association uses a text program to notify about programs and classes and it has tracking.

Oct 04, 2017 05:59 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Sorry Praful, that is above my pay grade.

Oct 04, 2017 05:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 What Nina Hollander said.

Oct 04, 2017 04:07 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I open and delate text messages all the time that I didn't read because i knew they were spam, or some other bs. Just because a person clicks " View" doesn't mean they actually read your text.

Oct 04, 2017 02:07 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I know on my iphone when a message is delivered but that seems to be it. I often ask for confirmation of receipt if that's important, as I do with email.

Oct 04, 2017 12:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know.

Oct 04, 2017 12:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but you all have to be using the same service.  Examples: Tiger Text, WhatsApp, FB Messenger.  The key here is that these are third party services.  Text messaging by itself actually runs on the carrier signal your phone uses to check in with the towers.  It was designed with NO quality of service or guarantee of service.  Therefore no text messages are EVER guaranteed to be received by the recipient, texts can take MONTHS to be sent and there is no way to track them.

Oct 04, 2017 10:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

iphones are good about this.... 

Oct 04, 2017 09:13 AM
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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Lakeland, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

Only if they have "send read receipts" enabled in their settings. 

Nov 03, 2017 06:07 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

My phone has if it is delivered.

 

Oct 09, 2017 12:19 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I use Constant Contact, and can tell who opens the emails and who clicks on the links.

Oct 08, 2017 07:48 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm testing Lion Desk and they track any activities results. 

Also, I believe that usually most texts are read if they are able to receive your text, even if they do not answer. 

Oct 06, 2017 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes there is

Oct 06, 2017 08:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Haven't thought of that since I don't use text for marketing.

Oct 05, 2017 11:53 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If you use a web-based app to send your text messages it is possible.

Oct 05, 2017 06:08 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Wayne Martin nailed this one!

Oct 05, 2017 05:31 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If so I have never heard of it.

Oct 04, 2017 07:19 PM
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J.R. Schloemer
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Lots of good answers here. I have noticed some of my friends have turned off their "Read Receipt" on iOS, so it just says delivered and never switches to Read.

Oct 04, 2017 07:18 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ask them to acknowledge text or email.

Oct 04, 2017 04:29 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Another text asking to confirm is my approach or a request upfront

Oct 04, 2017 11:52 AM