Monday, May 28, 2007

Redesigners and Home Stagers: Use Email and an Email Signature

According to a survey, 44% of real estate professionals communicate with their clients by e-mail more than 50% of the time. To me, this is not surprising. I am in contact with my clients by email at even a higher rate. Of course, I always check to be sure that they use their email frequently - at least once per day - and ask if contacting them through email is ok with them.

This brought to mind the idea of having a signature on your email. It is really important to have a standard signature that gives not only your name, but your company's name, and all the contact information. Be sure to have your website there as well. And if you have a tagline, use it!

If you don't use a signature, here are two examples to give you an idea.

My friend Mary Larsen, a redesigner, uses this one:
-Mary Larsen
Mary Larsen Designs, Inc.
Because every home has a story to tell™
Designing Your Business, Designing Your Life™

3340 Langston Circle
Apex, NC 27539

When I am working as an author, I use this one:

Teri B. Clark

Author of
301 Simple Things You Can Do To Sell Your Home Now
Private Mortgage Investing