Stop it! *And I mean NOW!*

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO

Dear Agent: Don't email me every time you get a price reduction, a new listing, or your seller decides to offer a selling agent bonus (unless--maybe--if it's enough to finance a family vacation).

I  pay MLS dues. That means I get updated information through MLS. Your email notices to me are spam, and they clog up my email. The MLS HotSheet works just fine for me. During this very busy end of the year, holiday time, I received the following email announcements today from local agents:

Hello fellow Realtors,
 
We have a new price on our listing ...... Great home, great location on nearly 1.5 acres..lots of updates and space.
If you have a buyer looking for style and land this home could be it. NOW $273,900 They are ready to move.
Happy New Year

Of course, that email inspired another agent to mass email everyone. She, however, just did a "Reply all" to the first message, and then added her own sales pitch without having to type all those pesky email addresses:

I have a listing getting ready to come on the market - 13 acres plus a pond - 4000 sq ft home. 365K. Jackson schools. 3-4 years old.

Then there wacensorships the New Year's e-greeting that I received from a fellow agent, obviously the one he sent to all of his clients, thanking me for choosing him as my "REALTOR for life." 

It's past closing time now on Dec. 30, and the holiday weekend has officially started. Hopefully, the other 253 agents in MLS are too distracted by the impending New Year to send out such meaningless mass email updates on their listings.

Come to think of it, I'm still working. I have 22 active listings right now. One of them just listed today. Several of them have had changes in the past week. I also have several pre-lists in the works. Maybe I should get busy with my own mass email! It would be so easy to just "Reply All" again, following the lead of the second agent. Or maybe I should just send 22 emails to the three offenders...



PS: If you are interested in either of the two properties mentioned above or in receiving information about Cape Girardeau area listings and/or foreclosures, please feel free to contact me. I promise that I won't SPAM you, but I will be happy to be your "REALTOR for life!"

 

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Rainmaker
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Liz, I understand your chagrin. I delete these e-flyers and announcements without ever opening them. 

Have a Happy New Year.

Dec 30, 2011 09:25 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Rob D. Shepherd
Coldwell Banker Coast - Florence, OR
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I have experienced the same" Ultimate Pisstivity" that you are talking about.

Dec 30, 2011 10:28 PM #2
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Elva~I have threatened to block some agents. Usually when I contact them and inform them that I am thinking of blocking their email address, they stop.

Dec 30, 2011 10:53 PM #3
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
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Rob~Good one!

Dec 30, 2011 10:56 PM #4
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Doug Rogers
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One of my pet peeves as well. Even as a rookie I thought this was a silly exercise.

Dec 31, 2011 05:03 PM #5
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Liz Lockhart
Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - Cape Girardeau, MO
GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate

Yep, and I got three more of them today.

Happy New Year, Doug!

Dec 31, 2011 06:12 PM #6
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