Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Julio Vasiu
IXACT Contact - North York, ON
IXACT Contact a ‘next generation’ real estate CRM

Yes, and it makes perfect sense. You can be in class, at work, at a wedding, anywhere really and text. It is fine. Everyone does it. However, picking up the phone requires you have to excuse yourself.  If you are at work, you would have to find a quite/private place. If you do find one, everyone thinks you're on a phone interview for another job.

Jul 26, 2019 12:03 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes.  Once I realize it ... I work the text end for our communications. Whatever works best for them!

Jul 26, 2019 11:24 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there are many who do everything by text.... rarely make a phone call....

Jul 26, 2019 12:37 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

People love the convenience of text messages.
Leads, for example, respond to texts at a much higher rate than anything else.

Jul 26, 2019 12:17 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No. Some may prefer texting, but they still answer their phones. Some prefer not to text.

Jul 26, 2019 11:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, and vice versa

Jul 26, 2019 11:47 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes

Jul 27, 2019 04:46 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes, and it's fine with us. Everyone seems to be so busy and texting can get most questions answered without getting on the phone and saying...hi, how are you...

Jul 27, 2019 04:29 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes. That's the current generation of buyers in our area Will Hamm .

Jul 26, 2019 07:20 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I recently had a seller that would not take phone calls at work, but he would respond to texts. So, yes.

Jul 26, 2019 03:52 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If they're in a place where they can't talk on phone, they'll text. They could be in a class, a meeting, a wedding, a funeral, napping, swimming, etc, etc and can't talk.

Jul 26, 2019 03:31 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

yes....

Jul 26, 2019 02:29 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes & vice versa. Never know how a client likes to make contact so I just go with it.

Jul 26, 2019 01:58 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Tailor-made has certain advantages over "off-the-rack". Communication is just one example. 

Jul 26, 2019 12:40 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, but agents, well, that's another matter

Jul 26, 2019 11:48 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In the past; yes. Weird stuff!

Jul 26, 2019 11:48 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Hell, it is getting like that with agents too!

Jul 26, 2019 11:45 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Seems many people prefer texting

Jul 27, 2019 09:44 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

yes. several

Jul 27, 2019 08:08 AM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

A very high percentage of my millennial clients do that. Most actually.

Jul 27, 2019 06:57 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I used to hate getting/sending texts. What a pain. But now I see the benefit - you can very quickly ask/answer a question, get some details taken care of while doing something else, reach someone who really doesn't want to have a conversation, get work done without anyone overhearing, etc. 

So yes, I know people who text more frequently than talking.

 

Jul 27, 2019 03:18 AM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

yes.

Jul 26, 2019 10:36 PM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

I typically ask clients which form of communication they prefer.  I generally use email for routine status and transaction progress for an easy written record.

Calls are considered a little more invasive now as can be interruptive. Millennials set that standard some 10 years ago - text not call.  I reserve calls for critical or urgent issues followed by a text to confirm.  I agee with Julio, texting is just more convenient.  It's also less invasive and less time consuming, esp. for clients at work who cannot step away for a call.  

Texting doesn't require a password for voicemail and it allows time to think thru your response in advance.  Lots of advantages to text.

Jul 26, 2019 07:19 PM
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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

Yes.

Jul 26, 2019 07:03 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Julio Vasiu nailed the reasoning.

Jul 26, 2019 06:15 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Common of a lot of people. I try to use the appropriate form of communication depending on the message I am delivering & how that other person normally communicates with me. If I can send a text over a phone call & nothing's lacking I will. 

Jul 26, 2019 05:37 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'd rather get a text too. If we need to talk, we'll talk. Most of the time we don't need to.

Jul 26, 2019 04:23 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

... or respond to emails - yes, particularly younger people act that way. It's actually often a lot easier to respond to a text, more convenient and less time-consuming.

Jul 26, 2019 03:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It's the age we live in.

Jul 26, 2019 03:45 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Julio Vasiu makes a great point.  It could be a matter of convenience or preference.  As long as the lines of communication remain open - I'm good. 

Jul 26, 2019 02:38 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

Modes of communication is the first thing we establish with our clients.  They respond if a phone call is needed either way.

Jul 26, 2019 11:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

only on items important to them.

Jul 27, 2019 08:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope! But, it may happen in the future.

Jul 27, 2019 04:50 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Yes.  Sometimes we all can text but not talk.  I also text sometimes when I can't take a call.  

Jul 27, 2019 04:39 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Sometimes the most effective text is "Please call me."

Jul 27, 2019 02:50 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, which is why I always try to get the best form of communication that they prefer.

Jul 27, 2019 02:33 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Yes, when they are at work.

 

Jul 27, 2019 02:31 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, sometimes. 

 

Jul 27, 2019 01:05 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

All the time! Sometimes I'm in a class or conference and can't answer my phone without excusing myself from the class. Texting is must less intrusive/interruptive. 

Jul 27, 2019 10:25 PM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Yes, much higher response rate to text msgs vs. phone calls.  Texting is for sure the "new norm".

Cheers! 

Aug 23, 2019 06:13 AM
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Ray Stockwell
ZipperAgent - Boston, MA
Director of Marketing

YES

Jul 29, 2019 10:41 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes. All the time. My millennial kids do it. There could be different reasons. Sometimes I do that if I'm in a class.

Jul 29, 2019 04:52 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes, I LOVE them and wish I could clone them!

Jul 28, 2019 05:36 PM