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Free group texting tool for real estate teams or clients

Imagine being able to text everyone on your team or being able to text one message to your client, his wife, their lender and your assistant with one text message. Imagine anyone in the group being able to message everyone else back in return. What a time saver.

This isn’t science fiction, you guys, it’s real and it is FREE, so you don’t have to hunt for expensive options and vet vendors. Enter GroupMe which assigns a unique phone number to each group you create and even allows you to conference call with your group.

It’s currently in Alpha stage (which means it’s not even in beta yet), so it might be buggy, but it is a really useful solution to group communicating on the fly without someone having to know what “the Twitter” is!

What uses can you think of for GroupMe?

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. James Chai

    September 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Neat tool (app). Better question is will Real Estate professionals use it? There are a great many resources available and it seems as though only a small fraction are actually using them.

    • Lani Rosales

      September 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

      I think there will be a group of people that are between the tech inefficient and tech savvy that will use it heavily.

  2. Rob McCance

    September 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Pretty cool and very useful for updating groups in real time. I can see updating my baseball team with this during tournaments, etc.

    Funny how a big breakthrough in texting is basically just making it more like boring ole email. But now days almost everyone can text and email is becoming more scarce.

    I recently heard one of my sons 13 year old friends picking on him because he sent some one an email. He laughs “you sent an e-mail?!”

    I interjected, “what wrong with email?” He replies, “it’s too slow, duh!”

    What’s next, no limit on the character count in a text message…then adding HTML support….hey email all over again!!

    But one big difference….it pushes.

    • Lani Rosales

      September 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I know, right!? I swear that’s what I was thinking when I saw this… one step forward, two steps back and it all ends up converging in the end. Should be a fun five years!

  3. Nick Nymark

    September 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Sounds Interesting and I could see it being a really useful tool for the business.

    • Lani Rosales

      September 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

      Let us know if you find a use for it, Nick! We’d love to hear about what you like and don’t like about the service.

  4. Chris

    September 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I’m not sure why you need this when you can create groups to text in many smart phones all ready.

    • Lani Rosales

      September 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

      That relies on all recipients to have smart phones as well to be able to reply and it go to all recipients. Smart phones are dominant in America, but a large segment still operates via 2001 flip phone, just walk around any mall and see what people are blabbing on.

  5. Missy Caulk

    September 15, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Lani, I set this up a few days ago and I have to tell you it is fantastic. My team loves it, all 11 of us can get a message out in a few minutes. What neat technology, thanks for a great find.

    • Lani Rosales

      September 15, 2010 at 10:04 pm

      Missy, that is fabulous, thank you so much for coming back and letting us know!! 🙂

  6. Karen Goodman

    October 4, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I can’t wait to try this out. I’ve got another use for this…a big group attending a conference or a broker who wants to get out a message to all the agents.

    We had about 70 people go to Keller Williams MegaCamp with my office last month, and there were a couple of times when plans changed and the travel coordinator wanted to let everyone know where to go for lunch. A group text would have been perfect…assuming that you trained everyone not to ‘reply all’ unless they really needed to.

    I definitely will try this out with my newly expanded team, and if it works well, we’ll be using it for Family Reunion in February!

    Thanks Lani!

    • Lani Rosales

      October 4, 2010 at 11:49 am

      Oooh good call! Conferences can get confusing and Twitter isn’t effective in all cases.

      Also, why didn’t we see you at KWMC? We totally were around!

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