John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I call them!  I tell them I noticed they had called my text line and could I direct them to the property information they were looking for?

Usually, we end up chatting and I get their name, their email address and am able to set up a showing.

I love this feature of RealBird and I don't blame the public if they call rather than text:  some people just cannot follow directions to save their life!!! 

Sep 15, 2015 12:48 AM
Toronto, ON

RealBird has the ability to connect people who send text messages to specific webpages.  You need to setup the configuration within RealBird.  You can setup many text numbers to go to different pages.  There are help pages on the RealBird website, they have regular webinars and are easily accessible to help you setup everything.

Sep 14, 2015 07:16 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - I would do as Ryan Huggins suggested and just give them a call. It's not going to hurt anything.

Sep 14, 2015 03:49 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Why not contact them and say "Hi, I got an alert that you were interested in one of my listings, but it didn't say which one.  How can I help you?"


Worth a shot.  I've gotten a couple "John is interested in your listing on ____" emails recently from some of the services I use.  They have yet to respond to emails and phone calls.

Sep 14, 2015 03:14 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Sorry, I dont know this system.

Jan 30, 2019 09:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I text back and ask for real contact info.

Aug 12, 2018 11:48 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd follow Susan Emo and do as she suggests.....

Sep 15, 2015 01:02 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Doesn't hurt to call, but sounds like a scam

Sep 15, 2015 12:14 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Each property has a seperate SMS number. 

What more do you need to know?

Call the number and set the meetup time. Make sure they bring their pre-approaval papers.


Sep 14, 2015 10:23 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

so call the number

Sep 14, 2015 09:30 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning John. It doesn't hurt to make a call, what is the worst that can happen? You can quickly get off, it it is not worth your time.

Sep 14, 2015 06:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Tuesday morning John. What's it going to hurt? Give them a call. You can always hang up.

Sep 14, 2015 06:23 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

The text code is probably assigned by RealBird.  It would be a good idea to see if RealBird has a tutorial or someone to walk you through how text codes are used.

I have a different service that assigns a text code to each property.  I go in and customize the code, but that's a choice.  Whatever the code, as soon as the consumer texts it, they receive an automated response.  The service I use sends the mobile property website that goes with the code.

You should text the code just as a consumer does so you can see what the consumer receives.  

Sep 14, 2015 02:29 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

im either showing my ignorance or my age, but i dont see the real value. dont you just want them to call you directly

Sep 14, 2015 02:16 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

You can text a link to your site to them with a note that they can contact you and if it's a text number you can also call and talk or leave a voice mail 

Sep 14, 2015 02:11 PM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Thanks to all of you for answering my question. I know that Realbird can do more for me if I use it right. My biggest gripe with Realbird is that it is not set up for agents with a lot of listings. I have around 80 listings. To do all the data entry for 80 listings is an overwhelming job.

My "new" strategy is to work first with my best listings and the ones that are most likely to sell.


Sep 16, 2015 05:05 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Give them a call and pre-qualify them just like anyone else. It is a potential lead so add them to any followup system you have.

Sep 15, 2015 04:30 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Why not just call them and go for it.

Sep 15, 2015 02:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why not contact them?

Sep 15, 2015 01:34 AM