Texting is Changing How Real Estate Transacts | Dotloop

11 Eye-Opening Stats About Text Messaging Every Real Estate Agent Should Know

Texting has become the most powerful channel of communication between real estate agents and their clients. This free infographic shows why texting speeds up real estate transactions.

How Texting Accelerates Real Estate Transactions

Texting is not only one of the preferred methods of communication for many home buyers and sellers but it also accelerates real estate transactions and saves deals - specially in a market where homes sell in a matter of hours. The numbers speak for themselves... Take a Look:


#1 Texting – the #1 cell phone activity in the U.S.




23 hours/wk. – average time adults spend texting


67 texts/day – average exchanged by millennials


heavy text users

50+ texts/day – avg. usage per frequent texter


98% average text open rate vs…

texting vs email open rate


20% average email open rate


90 minutes, the average email response time

email is slow


text is fast

90 seconds, the average text response time


45% average response rate of texts vs…


Low open rate

6% average response rate of emails


5 seconds – average time in which text messages are read

fast reponse rate



dotloop internal usage metrics | Pew Research | USA Today | Business Insider | Mobile Marketing Watch | SlickText | CTIA | Velocify

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