LPCAR to launch Text Messaging System


The La Porte County Association of REALTORS® will be launching a new text messaging system to keep our members up to date about important issues, events and news. It will also serve as a safety alert text-system that notifies members that an incident has occurred that may pose a threat to the safety and well-being of other REALTORS® in the area.

We hope with this new form of communication, members can stay on top of all the information not only from the local board, but from the state and national associations as well. As our cell phones become a more powerful resource, the distinction between texting and email is becoming less defined.

Texts are delivered immediately and directly to a device that most of us have with us at all times. Not as many of us are checking email on such a regular basis -- even if someone owns a phone capable of sending and receiving email, there's no guarantee email is being checked as regularly as text messages. Text messages have more of a sense of urgency, whereas email tends to be seen as information that can be responded to at a later date. With cell numbers typically more closely guarded than email addresses, a text message also represents a more personal and intimate connection.

This system will allow any member to opt-in by signing up via this link: https://mobile-text-alerts.com/lpcar (members must opt-in/sign up...we will not add members with out their consent). Any member that has opted in may at any time opt-out by texting the word "Stop".

We will continue to communicate via email, website and our social media outlets (Facebook/Twitter) but now members will have another option to receive important updates.

As with all text messaging systems, messages & data rates may apply depending on your provider and cell phone plan. (Expected amount of text messages = 2-4 messages/month)

Please contact the board office with any questions or for more information.

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