What you said about cell phone etiquette

In last week’s RESPECT poll, we asked for your opinion on situations where your smartphone may interrupt your business or social life, and what you think is acceptable cellphone etiquette.

Almost 100 per cent of our poll takers concurred that when they’re with clients, or are nearby others who are working, the smartphone should be put on silent.  Brief interruptions in a meeting to take an important call are acceptable, as long as it is done politely.

Most people did not agree that it’s okay to sneak texts during a PDP course or to take calls during a showing with another client.

To read about smartphone addiction and ways to track and manage the time you devote to your mobile devices, check out this week’s article on smartphone addiction and the apps that claim to help control it on NewsReal.

Visit the RESPECT website for more articles and videos or to send in kudos about an awesome Realtor.