Post # 1
Hey bees, need some input.
I feel like I’m always bugging our realtor with email. While I don’t email her often, when I do, it’s a slew of emails back and forth. Sometimes I don’t think I receive her emails either and end up not hearing from her for a long time.
We’ve been back and forth with her for such a long time as we’re hoping to get into a subdivision she’s developing and we’ve been contacting her for the past couple years about it since we had to put hunting on hold a couple of times.
Should I call or text her instead? Our emails just don’t seem compatible sometimes. Since we’ve been in contact for so long and haven’t purchased I feel like she thinks I’m stringing her along. Am I being paraniod?
Thanks, sorry for the rushed post!
Post # 3
I would continue to e-mail her with little questions that pop up here and there, but if there is something really eating away at your mind I would just call her. They don’t answer e-mails back very well I have found, so I just call.
Post # 4
I think email is the least intrusive, as it can be answered when convienent and in a variety of forms (phone, computer, etc). Some people are better than others in communicating via email.
Why is there the back and forth? Does one answer bring up another question? If so, I think that’s pretty typical.
If it’s because things are misunderstood the first time, it might help to break up your points with numbers or bullet points.
As for missing emails, maybe set up a folder where all the emails from her go straight into that one. You can quickly review the last few before sending one yourself and double check that all the email addresses she uses (I would hope it’s just one!) are not going into your junk/spam folder.
I doubt you’re bugging her, it’s her job to answer your questions! You might not be at the top of her priority list, but you should still get a response within a few days.
Post # 5
Since you are not currently purchasing a home with her she might just have you lower on her priority list. She probably has clients who are making offers and touring homes that she needs to deal with first. Also, an email says “it is not critical that you get back to me ASAP.” If you need a response right away I would give her a call, but also note that if you call or text her all the time that may get tiring if you are not committing to purchasing a home from her in the near future. For now, I think emails are perfect. When you have a question, shoot her an email. I think you may be over annalyzing this.
Post # 6
Some professionals prefer email over phone, and vice versa. Maybe they are more into phone calls? We specifically sought out an agent that prefers email, and typically responded within 5-10 minutes, basically around the clock.
If you aren’t actively in the process of looking/buying, it’s also likely that you are lower on their priority list. If you’ve put the search on hold several times, they are even more likely to take you less seriously, and thus prioritize other clients above you.
Post # 7
Thanks for your input, it really put me at ease. I feel like the phone can be too urgent especially when she’s busy.
I’m waiting to hear back from our broker before I contact her again.