PropertyManagementMaven: Text Me! Maybe....thank you Taylor Swift!

Text Me! Maybe....thank you Taylor Swift!

I am moving my office in the fall. One of the JOYS of being in THE CLOUD is being able to be mobile and at my new office-share situation, I will not have a business land phone line....just wireless internet access.

So I am changing all of my contact information to my cel phone number - I'm notifying clients and residents via my e-mail signature and advising them to change their records for my new contact phone number.

With using my cel phone, they can now TEXT ME which is one of the joys of using a smartyphone.

I'm not sure that this is an option available to larger real estate and property management firms who want to keep control of their agents'/employees' communications; however, I have MightyText on my laptops/smartyphone and tablet so I can TEXT ANYTIME!

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 15 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • May 07 2013 04:59AM

Comments

A techie trend....best wishes for a smooth transition to your new office home.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

You are just lovin' your smartyphone Wallace.  Kudos to you for embracing the technology available to us.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

The question is, how many prospective customers/client will be lost by the conversion to high-tech access???

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 6 years ago

My current land phone line forwards to my cel # and has for the last 3 years...when I change, there just won't be the click of the forwarding when someone calls me.....Many of my clients already have my cel # and I am in the process of changing my signs to the new #....going smoother than I thought it would

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Most of my work exists in the cloud as I am a virtual assistant and work for clients all over the United States.  I am only able to do this with the wonderful advancements in technology and also by staying on top of the latest and best trends.

Good Luck with your rmove!!

Posted by Tracy Moses, Virtual Solutions by Tracy (Virtual Solutions by Tracy) over 6 years ago
Wallace, congrats on the step forward. I don't think that we will be able to entirely cut the cord like you are, as much as I'd like to. Our volume is such that our 3 land lines to the office are nearly constantly ringing. I couldn't imagine handling that via a single cell.
Posted by Mark Delgado, Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h (houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove) over 6 years ago
Wallace - technology is wonderful isn't it? I've had my cell number on my marketing for years rather than an office number.
Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 6 years ago

In our area, most of the offices encourage the agents to use their cell phone number as their primary contact.  In fact, recent studies show that land lines may soon be non-existant.

I still use my landline number, but forward to my cell whenever I'm out of the office.  The primary reason is that I have an 800 number, and until recently, those could not be forwarded to a cell.  Also, I have a lot of printed material with the landline number ... so transitioning will take time.

The most important thing to remember is to always keep your phone charged.  Its often plugged in when sitting on my desk, so if I grab and go, I never have to worry about a dead connection.

 

Posted by Tim Stone, Tim4Homes (Evergreen Realty) over 6 years ago

You have definitely embarrassed the new technology. Once you have make this decision the rest is much easier.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

You seem to have quite a grasp on the new technology and how it can benefit a property manager Wallace. I hope that others can see this and use it to their advantage.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago

Hi Wallace,

Great post and technology seems to get better and better all the time. I am sure your move to a new office will go smoothly and I also wanted to stop by and say congrats on passing the 1,000,000 mark. Go girl!

congrats on 1,000,000 points

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

My new Sprint Galaxy Siii allows for a text SIGNATURE - my name and website goes on each text

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 6 years ago

Wallace, that is so awesome that you are ahead of the tech curve. Its great to be mobile and accessible, good for you!

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" over 6 years ago

Here is a link to the MightyText app.  You can use it free or upgrade to their PRO version for about $40 a year for additional features.  http://mightytext.net/RDoOJtg

Posted by Jim Paulson, Owner,Broker (Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info) over 4 years ago

I LOVE MightyText.....I can text and use my phone at the same time I am on my computer...

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 4 years ago

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