Text Messaging – Love it or Hate it

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC

Text Messaging – Love it or Hate it

 

textingMany of you younger folks may not know this, but we haven’t always had text messaging.  In fact, I remember when the first cell phones came out.  I had one and boy was it heavy.  It was a big black leather case with a brick in it that was the actually phone.  It still had a curly cord attached to the base, but I could take it anywhere and I was so proud. 

 

Today, there are so many choices with cell phones and technology.  I have a Blackberry which I have had for just over a year.  The buttons are looking a little lopsided from texting so darn much.  I told my husband that I need a new iPhone, but he says I must wait until February.  I will muddle through until then.

 

My husband just bought a new Droid and is so impressed with all of the functionality.  He was showing me how you can use a voice program to dictate your text messages in to the phone.  Color me NOT impressed. 

 

I told him if he was going to dictate the text message, then just call the person.  I know that is so yesterday, but really? 

 

He mentioned that I am the queen of texting and can usually text without looking at the screen.  I told him no one wants to talk on the phone all day and this was a simple way for me to communicate.

 

I have to admit, it is invasive when people text you non-stop and want to know what you are doing at any given time.  It makes it hard to just exhale at night and relax at times.  It is times like this I select the SILENT button on my phone so I can check text messages when I feel like it.

 

Apparently my car has a feature where it will read the text messages to you while you are driving.  Not loving it!  Nothing can be that urgent on a text message.  I would rather enjoy my Sirius radio and get to the text when I feel like it.

 

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Rainmaker
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David Gibson
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Belinda I make it a point not to text with friends, clients yes, but not friends. That keeps the texting sane. It is great to have the text or call option for clients. It is nice to be able to do a quick text while buyers are looking at property without having to call.

August 29, 2011 03:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Belinda Spillman
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Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC

Michael, Texting while driving is a death sentence.  Never a good idea.

Jill,  You are right it is sometimes very annoying.

David, Seems like a good guideline.  My daughter texts me non-stop!

August 29, 2011 04:29 PM
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Gabrielle Jeans
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Texts come in when calls do not go through i find. I still believe text messages are useful to an extent. The fact that you can have it read out to you while driving is amazing in my opinion.

September 06, 2011 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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I have some clients who I text only...others like email others like phone calls!  you just never know!!!  I will do what they prefer!!   I know that texting is a lot faster! 

September 06, 2011 05:21 PM
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Dorie Dillard
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Good afternoon Belinda,

I have many clients who really like to text..especially with questions that requires a quick answer:). I don't want all our conversations to be texted but it's amazing how many can work just fine :).

September 06, 2011 05:42 PM
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