Why you should be cautious about what you write in texts and emails

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04/12/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Do you really want to type that? That’s the question you should ask yourself before sending emails and text messages, since they could be used against you in a lawsuit.

Gary L. Pate, partner with Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, LLP, in Houston, says it’s not uncommon during the discovery process of a lawsuit for lawyers to seek out text and emails between buyers’ and sellers’ REALTORS® or a REALTOR® and his or her client.

Read more about the value of these communications and how they can be used against in you in Pate’s article in the April 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine.

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Candy Cargill on 04/12/2016

Want to get it off of your chest…GO FOR IT…type away, tell them exactly what you think about that horrible situation, tell them how it should have worked, how absolutely stupid they are…go on and on and on…
Read that e mail or text…the next part is important…breathe, you’ve had your hissy fit, now delete the darn thing before you send something you know you’ll be sorry for as soon as you hit the SEND button.

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