Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Rainmaker
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Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

I have used for years especially with overseas clients. Lately, some of them have created a group on Whatsapp when buying or selling their home. I back up these chats by emailing to my gmail account. 

Apr 26, 2018 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never heard of WhatsApp.  I prefer a phone call.

Apr 26, 2018 05:16 AM
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emily millercs
Free lancer - Adams, IL
Belive you can and you're halfway there!

Hi Praful, I never go with social communication with clients I use normal text messages to them or Email to text. Basically, I thought its professional way to communicate with clients. 

Apr 25, 2018 11:00 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Never. If they are out of the country, I may reinstall it to be able to communicate with them, but it is not on my phone currently.

Apr 26, 2018 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

What's Whatapp? Actually I have heard of it from ther teenagers on my softball team but i have never checked it out

Apr 26, 2018 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Never

Apr 26, 2018 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Never

Apr 26, 2018 04:38 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Never. I don't have WhatsApp. I haven't needed it, actually, I don't even know what it is, so I'm assuming I don't need it.

Apr 26, 2018 04:08 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Praful

I didn't know that app existed until last week.  I have it on my phone now.  I have one client who uses it all the time

Apr 26, 2018 03:12 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I only use it for my international clients.

Apr 27, 2018 05:22 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not me...

Apr 26, 2018 07:38 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Have not used it. 

Apr 26, 2018 02:14 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

I don't think any of the real estate professionals we work with use WhatsApp. I'm curious to read more about it, though. - Tim

Apr 26, 2018 12:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If a client insisted on this I would refer them to someone who is willing to play that game.

Apr 26, 2018 09:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't.  I prefer Signal for encrypted communications.  Source code is reviewable and it's been given the blessing by several privacy and security people I follow and trust from my days in that field.

Apr 26, 2018 08:52 AM
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Always ask clients what they prefer. Overseas clients might mention whats app but not many US clients.

Apr 26, 2018 07:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Have never used it. And I have gotten by just fine.

Apr 26, 2018 07:06 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Never have. -K

Apr 26, 2018 06:54 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Never - yet...

Apr 26, 2018 06:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Never

Apr 26, 2018 06:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Never. 

Apr 26, 2018 06:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never used it.

Apr 26, 2018 05:48 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was active, I used the phone....  and only with active clients....  I never spent time chasing old ones....if they didn't return, their loss....most returned for another round!!

Apr 26, 2018 05:45 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have(had) an account but haven't used it in years(or so it seems).

Apr 26, 2018 05:32 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not yet. Only with friends so far

Apr 26, 2018 04:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Like never!

Apr 26, 2018 04:00 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Never.

Apr 26, 2018 10:51 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!

Never!

Apr 26, 2018 09:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Rarely. Most of my clients text.

Apr 26, 2018 06:49 PM
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Elaine Green
Keller Williams Gold Coast Real Estate - Manhasset, NY
Real Estate Sales

I have just begun to start this program. I will probably reach out to people on a weekly basis, however, it will depend on each and every client. The needs of the client will be my priority. If a client would need information on a particular property, I would answer these questions promptly. 

Apr 26, 2018 04:32 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

i have 2 out of country investors that use this all the time with me...great app!

Apr 26, 2018 11:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We don't.

Apr 26, 2018 08:44 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Never, I had not even heard of it Praful Thakkar 

Apr 26, 2018 07:45 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I use it all the time.

Apr 26, 2018 06:06 AM
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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

Never.

Apr 26, 2018 05:57 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is a great app when your client (or yourself) leaves the country.  Have used it for years.

Apr 29, 2018 06:36 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never heard of it so definitely never used it!

Apr 28, 2018 04:01 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I do have that app. I have not had occasion to use it to communicate with clients. Only used it to communicate with family when they were traveling abroad.

Apr 28, 2018 02:16 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If they are out of the country then close to 100%.

Apr 27, 2018 06:36 PM