Scott's Weekly Column

You can’t beat a phone call

One of the most important roles of an agent is communicating well with their owners. If you are an owner who is selling a property you need your agent to update you personally with important information. Unfortunately in the new “digital age” many agents see e-mails and text messaging as a substitute for a proper conversation with their owners. As we all know it is very difficult to get an important message across unless there is a voice at the end of the line and as the following story shows a wrong text message can be disastrous!   

A man received the following text from his neighbour:

I am so sorry Bob. I've been riddled with guilt and I must confess, I have been tapping your wife, day and night when you're not around. In fact, more than you. I do not get any at home, but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't happen again.
Bob, feeling anguished and betrayed, smashed his phone, went into his bedroom, packed his bags, and without a word, left the house and his wife never to return!
A few moments later, a second text came in:

Damn autocorrect!   I meant "wifi", not "wife"

Phone someone you care about today and,

Have a great weekend.