Don't Change Your Email address!

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Real Estate Agent with Dan Edward Phillips

Last Friday evening, having dinner out with my wife, I received an email on my Blackberry from a client that had purchased property through me many years ago. 

After all those years he still had my email address and I had not changed it.

He had moved several times and he had changed his email address each time he moved.  I had lost tract of him due to the changes.

The moral; don't change your email address!  When you enter the real estate business, buy a domain and an email address and keep it.  If your brokerage insists that you use their email address, have the email forwarded to your permanent email address.

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A very good lesson here for us all! Having a single permanent email address that others feed into and keeping it for years is important!

July 19, 2011 07:18 AM
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
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Dan,

Excellent comment as I changed Brokers in Jan. and my old E-Mail  address obviously was gone . I have a MSN account for real estate now but I am thing about the buying a domain and address as you suggested. I have already had a coupler of my old clients think that I was no longer in the business as their E-Mail to me bounced..

July 19, 2011 01:49 PM
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
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Dan, I tried to re-blog  this blog of yours yesterday but AR system  would not work. It seems they made a data base update to cure IE9 problems the night before but that created problems with Google Chrome. They put a blog out today bragging about fixing the problem but I tried to use IE 9 to put a picture on my blog from yesterday and it did not work. I am not sure what to use now. 

July 22, 2011 11:58 AM
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Dan.   Got your post in a re-blog from Bob.  You couldn't be more right!   Purchase a domain and use it for email as well!     It is also well advised to keep a consistant phone number.   Learned the hard way when our office switched vmail accounts.   Lost many a call to the agent that got the number I had used for years.   Lesson learned.    Keep a consistant email and phone.     Good post!

July 24, 2011 06:15 PM
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Dan Edward Phillips
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Dan Edward Phillips, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, CA

Keeping the same email address is very important to keeping in touch with clients.

July 31, 2011 12:08 AM
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