What Does Your Email Name Say About You?
Back in the day, when I first started on line with the old "chat room" style of getting used to the internet, I paid particular attention to what a person was trying to say with their email moniker.
That old habit of paying attention to the name sent the red flags up today! I received an email request for information on a rental property I have listed at 51 Hewes Street in Cumberland RI. It came from ...... SueMe@blahblahblah.com
In reality, I didn't actually pay much attention to the name until I copied and pasted it into the address line of my email.
I thought, are you kidding me right now? really? This can't be. Some one is really pulling my leg and you know what? I don't want to go there. Who would want to show this person a house???
What's an agent to do? In this case, I responded to the email in a very professional way, asking "SueMe" to call if they are interested in the property. I don't suspect I will get a call back.
But what if the email moniker was more, well, freaky. Would I respond? Would you?
I have to protect myself and the people I represent. I need you to talk to me... not just email... and if you do, consider the story your email or name tells.
Moral to the Story. While it is cute and fun to have an off beat name, when responding to and expecting a response to an on line inquiry, one might want to think what subliminal message your email name gives off. Sure, it is always fun to be quirky and cute, but if you are applying for a job or an apartment or answering a house ad, anything serious, you might want to consider that your email address is not just your best foot forward, it's your ONLY foot forward!
Be cutesy after the fact... but get in the door. People do not get in the door by scaring people!
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Carol-Ann Palmieri is a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with her partner Al Mussi have helped literally hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.
A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA... is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities. She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education.
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