The world has changed dramatically in the past decade in so many ways and communication methods have played a huge part in it.
In today's world, almost everyone has a cellular phone. More and more people are using the more advanced type of cell phones called "smart phones".Smart phones are like a mini computer on steroids. You can send and receive emails, text messages and even videos to your friends and family. You can even watch your favorite TV show on a smart phone.
Many smart phones have better digital cameras installed than a lot of the traditional type cameras on the market today. They come in very handy when you are out and about and spot something that is photo worthy.
Since you probably never leave home without your phone, you've always got your email, camera and video recorder on your side.
How do smart phones come into play with my real estate practice? The answer is quite simple.
I take great pride with my excellent communication skills and prompt replies to client inquiries. Without my smart phone, I'd be lost!
I'm always checking my phone for any new emails from clients or friends, exchanging photos and especially utilizing the text messaging feature on my phone.
I might not be a teenager any more, but I will stack myself up against the best of them. I like to consider myself as being very tech savvy and able to compete technology wise against my younger peers in today's world.
There are some things that I take into consideration when communicating with my clients. I keep an eye on the clock and do not send messages late at night or too early in the morning. The last thing I want to do is upset a client because his or her cell phone woke them up in the middle of the night with a message from me. I'm sure they wouldn't appreciate that very much, so I refrain.
However, if my client says, "I work 3rd shift and if you are up late and need to send me anything, feel free to do so." So, yes, there can be some exceptions to my own rule.
I recently read an interesting article published by the California Association of Realtors in their 2013 Home Buyer Survey. In part of the article, it says, "Only 17 percent of buyers prefer to communicate with their agents by telephone, yet they reported that 51 percent of agents communicated by telephone. There is a similar gap in text message communication; 29 percent of buyers claimed they prefer this method of communication, but only five percent of agents communicated by text message."
Another interesting excerpt in the survey says; "Clients are more demanding when it comes to response time. The percentage of buyers who expect an instant response from their agents has more than quadrupled from 10 percent in 2007 to 44 percent this year."
After reading the survey, I am confident that I am on the right path with my levels of communication.
I would love to demonstrate my excellent communication abilities to you and yours send me a text today!
Juanita Limes - Your Greater Dayton Area Ohio Realtor - Give me a shout for all your real estate needs,
937-776-6903 or just email me.