When I started in the real estate business in Collingwood about 19 years ago, we didnâ€™t use fax machines.Â We didnâ€™t have colour printers, computers used DOS programs, we used carbon paper and typewritersâ€¦ my oh my, how times have changed.Â Iâ€™ll bet you know exactly what I mean.
I have this fear that some day I wonâ€™t be smarter than my kids.Â Actually, maybe that has happened already.Â They use social networking sites, iphones, ipods andÂ Â igetitbutmymomdoesnthaha gadgets with ease.Â When my son contacts me from college, itâ€™s not by phone or email anymore but rather, he texts me.Â I know what â€œSD$â€ means now.Â
The new generation of real estate buyers and sellers communicates in different ways than in the past.Â For example, advertising in print media used to be the norm however, today, advertising on the internet generates far more enquiries.Â Today, when I list a property for sale, sellers have the option of getting feedback via the Homefeedback programÂ or by phone.Â Buyers no longer ask for the old real estate MLSÂ® books since they search online at sites like www.mls.ca.Â
When I start working with a new buyer or seller today, I always ask if they prefer to communicate by landline, cell, email or text.Â While email is still the most common response, texting is definitely increasingly in popularity.Â So, this old dog is still learning new tricks.Â Every day.Â CUL8R.
How do you communicate?Â Do you text?
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