As A Maine Real Estate Broker, When Talking With Buyers, Often The Request For An Email Gets A Varied Response.
Some folks looking for Maine real estate let you know up front loud and clear that they are "not computer people". You can tell they have been asked before for an email and they are slightly annoyed when the question is poised. For example, when we are talking with the husband in a couple, when the question comes up about his email address, suddenly, fear on the other end starts, stuttering, sometimes a pregnant pause, and then ..."oh..let me give you to my wife..she handles the email/computer questions". Or neither is on line and they figure they are too old to start now.
Often we suggest getting their grandchild to help set up an email account if they have a computer but have not made the leap to being able to receive video links and more real estate information. As a broker, even though 85% of folks go on line to find property, have to be sensitive that not everyone is on line and do not ever make the caller feel inadequate or on the spot if they are not on line by choice or fear. Brochures printed up to showcase property still needed for handouts and tourist information centers. Direct mail the customer these flyers but in a nice way help them get on line or figure out who they know that has an email address to ping them some property propaganda! Being on line makes it alot easy to search for anything, and to get blogs, videos, podcast and details quickly.