Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com)

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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I think everything we put in writing should be carefully considered with the assumption that in the future, this document may be part of a lawsuit. 

Jan 07, 2017 05:00 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jerry - I am not familiar with this app and based on your description, I can't see myself using it.  

Jan 07, 2017 06:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am not Jerry Newman 

Jan 08, 2017 10:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not text my clients with any type of confidential information.  Texting is not use for that kind of communication in my business.  

Jan 08, 2017 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'm using iMessage

Jan 08, 2017 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never heard of this app, Jerry. Then again, I also don't text highly confidential, critical information. I don't consider that something that should be texted.

Jan 08, 2017 02:32 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't know about this app! Thanks! I will be checking on this!

I think it's important to let clients know about the risks of sharing personal information either by email or text! Some things need to be verbal, or secure in some other way!

Jan 07, 2017 10:35 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't heard of this app. 

Jan 07, 2017 08:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I haven't heard of this article and as far as I know in CA texts are not accepted as evidence in court....

Jan 07, 2017 07:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not and do very very little texting.

Jan 07, 2017 05:59 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Jan 07, 2017 05:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No we are not.  

Jan 07, 2017 04:47 PM
Rainer
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Samuel Steve Martin
PalmerHouse Properties - Winder, GA
Associate Real Estate Broker

Texting is just like email in that any sensitive or personally identifiable information needs to be protected and encrypted by the sender. This is an area where more education needs to be done to protect agents and their clients. I'll be writing a blog post soon about information security as it relates to texting/emails and why it's important to be able to archive both and have them ready for e-discovery if you end up in court. Even though texting may not be acceptable in some states to create a binding agreement, that dooes not relieve us of the responsibility to protect and produce our communications when it counts.

Jan 14, 2017 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,130
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Lynnea Miller wrote.

Jan 09, 2017 09:26 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

I'm not familiar with the app and I would be hesitant to use it.

Jan 08, 2017 07:14 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  Yes, that was always a big concern in the corporate world.  I have some wonderful war stories from when I worked in the hospital space.

Jan 08, 2017 07:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Jerry, I'm not familiar with that particular app, but I am careful about all of my electronic communications.

Jan 08, 2017 03:54 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  New to me.  I only use text for general messaging. 

Jan 08, 2017 03:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jerry Newman - I use standard text message app that came with my phone.

Got to check this....

Jan 08, 2017 02:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just like Hillary's emails....

Jan 08, 2017 12:20 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I text more this past year then any other time.

 

Jan 08, 2017 09:15 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use Whatsapp a lot but have not heard of this.

Jan 08, 2017 08:36 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Haven't heard of the app. Anything that one writes or texts should be given careful consideration before hitting the send button.

Jan 08, 2017 07:27 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do not use it! Better that way for me!

Jan 08, 2017 07:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not heard of it.

Jan 08, 2017 06:48 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope, yet another app I don't need

Jan 08, 2017 05:53 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

not me

Jan 08, 2017 05:31 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Never heard of it. The common sense rule is if you do not want anyone else to see it, do not type it, whether in text or email. 

Jan 08, 2017 05:07 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

You can never be too careful when it comes to confidential information.

Jan 07, 2017 09:13 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

What do you do with email, twitter, facebook, or face-to-face communication? The only thing we can do is educate.

Jan 07, 2017 08:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I've not heard of that app but, definitely look foward to reading your findings!  As Lynnea Miller said, simply be careful in all that you do as you never know when your word will be used against you, Jerry Newman!

Jan 07, 2017 06:45 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We use Google voice for our texting.

Jan 07, 2017 05:46 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have not heard of this app!

Jan 07, 2017 05:45 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Lynnea Miller comment is so true!

Jan 07, 2017 05:35 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, we need to be careful.  Though, I don't know what the Telemessage App is or does.

Jan 07, 2017 05:13 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Wechat

Jan 07, 2017 05:08 PM
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

This was the article that I just read that prompt me to ask this question.

Does Your Team Practice Safe Texting?

Jan 07, 2017 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jan 07, 2017 04:47 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I've not heard about this ... looking forward to your article.

Jan 07, 2017 04:40 PM