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100 Better Alternatives To “I Look Forward To Hearing From You”

Mihaela Cicvaric
LAST UPDATED
May 21, 2024
READING TIME
7 min.

Your email sign-off is your last chance - make it count!

Relying on the tired 'I look forward to hearing from you' could be tanking your response rates. It's overplayed, impersonal, and passively leaves you waiting.

How can we improve them? 

100 Aalternatives to “I look forward to hearing from you”

A . Express anticipation

  1. “Keen to hear from you,”
  2. “Talk soon,”
  3. “I’d appreciate your response,”
  4. Excited to hear from you,”
  5. Can't wait to receive your input,”
  6. I’d love to hear from you,”
  7. Excited to hear your perspective,”
  8. Thrilled to take things further.”
  9. Awaiting your valued feedback,”
  10. Really looking forward to what you have to say,”

When to use: Ideal for follow-up emails where you want to express enthusiasm and keep the conversation engaging and forward-moving.

  • Choose energetic words like “eager”, “excited” and “thrilled”.
  • Prove your excitement: Clearly mention what you're looking forward to, such as a specific event or response.
  • Blend warmth with professionalism: Don't be too cold, but also keep a safe distance

B. Encourage a response

  1. "Fingers crossed I'll hear from you soon,"
  2. "Can't wait to hear your thoughts – drop me a line when you can,"
  3. "Eager to know what you think, so a quick note back would be great,"
  4. "Hope you can zip back a reply soon,"
  5. "Looking forward to your reply, whenever it's convenient,"
  6. "If you get a chance, I’d appreciate your thoughts,"
  7. "Whenever you're ready - I’m all ears,"
  8. "Let's pick this up soon,"
  9. "Patiently awaiting your input,"
  10. "Can’t wait to continue this conversation,"

When to use: Perfect for follow-up emails where you're expecting a response, be it for feedback, confirmation, or the next steps in a discussion.

  • Show eagerness without pressure: Phrases like "Eager to hear your thoughts" convey interest without seeming demanding.
  • Open-ended yet expectant: Use lines like "Whenever you're ready – I’m all ears" to show patience while still expecting a response.

C. Indicate flexibility

  1. "Hit me up when it suits you,"
  2. "Ready when you are,"
  3. "At your earliest convenience,"
  4. "Always happy to hear from you,"
  5. "Reply when you can - no rush,"
  6. "Your thoughts, on your time – I'm around,"
  7. "Whenever you’re free,"
  8. "No rush – get back when you get the chance,"
  9. "On your clock – bye for now,"
  10. "Whenever you’re set - drop me a line,"

When to use: Ideal when you want to give the recipient the freedom to respond at their convenience, showing respect for their time and schedule.

  • Offer open-ended options to emphasize their comfort.
  • Use relaxed language to convey a laid-back approach.
  • Highlight your availability without pressure.

D. Be friendly and informal

  1. "Can't wait to catch up,"
  2. "Catch you on the flip side,"
  3. "Hyped for our next chat,"
  4. "Stay awesome – chat soon,"
  5. "I’m all ears,"
  6. "On standby for our next awesome exchange,"
  7. "Keep shining - see you soon,"
  8. "Till our next epic convo,"
  9. "Until we spin tales again,"
  10. "Later gator - ‘til our next chatter,"

When to use: Great for emails to friends, close colleagues, or in less formal work environments where you have a rapport.

  • Use casual and upbeat language.
  • Convey warmth and friendliness.
  • Add a personal touch to show familiarity and closeness.

E. Be professional and formal

  1. "Eagerly awaiting your valued insights,"
  2. "Keen to hear your thoughts,"
  3. "Looking forward to your expert perspective,"
  4. "Anticipating your savvy input,"
  5. "Ready for your valuable feedback,"
  6. "Excited to receive your professional opinion,"
  7. "Counting on your insightful response,"
  8. "Valuing and awaiting your seasoned viewpoint,"
  9. "Anxiously waiting for your authoritative take,"
  10. "Eager to see your business insights,"

When to use: Suitable for formal business settings or with new clients or leads.

  • Show respect and anticipation: "Anticipating your savvy input."
  • Use formal acknowledgements where appropriate - don’t overdo it.
  • Convey appreciation for their expertise.
  • Make sure you have a quality email signature!

F. Collaborative tone

  1. "Thrilled to start our collab,"
  2. "Eager for this adventure,"
  3. "Can't wait to merge our creativity,"
  4. "Pumped to team up and innovate,"
  5. "Set to synergize and strategize,"
  6. "Anticipating the magic of our teamwork,"
  7. "Excited to blend our talents,"
  8. "Looking forward to our meeting of minds,"
  9. "Ready for our co-creation quest,"
  10. "Geared up for our collaborative success,"

When to use: For team projects or collaborative efforts.

  • Emphasize mutual involvement.
  • Showcase enthusiasm.

G. Seek specific information or action

  1. "Awaiting your pinpoint guidance,"
  2. "Ready for your in-depth insights,"
  3. "Keenly waiting for your targeted advice,"
  4. "Anticipating your focused thoughts,"
  5. "Eager for your nuanced perspectives,"
  6. "Looking forward to your specialized feedback,"
  7. "Ready to absorb your detailed viewpoints,"
  8. "Waiting on your specific strategies,"
  9. "Eager for your expert recommendations,"
  10. “Eager to see your detailed analysis.”

When to use: When detailed input or action is needed.

  • Request precise information.

H. Encourage creativity or innovation

  1. "Buzzing to see your creative spark,"
  2. "Eager for a peek at your innovations,"
  3. "Can't wait for your artistic flair,"
  4. "Ready for your imagination to wow me,"
  5. "Excited to see your inventive magic,"
  6. "Anticipating your creative genius,"
  7. "Keen to witness your vision,"
  8. "Awaiting your novel flair,"
  9. "Eager for your unique artistry,"
  10. "Looking forward to your groundbreaking concepts,"

When to Use: In brainstorming or idea-generation contexts.

  • Feel free to be light, playful and showcase appreciation for their contributions.

I. Acknowledge their expertise

  1. "Eager to glean from your wisdom,"
  2. "Looking forward to your sage advice,"
  3. "Awaiting your expert insights,"
  4. "Keen to learn from your mastery,"
  5. "Eager for your seasoned viewpoint,"
  6. "Anticipating your professional prowess,"
  7. "Excited to absorb your expertise,"
  8. "Ready for your skilled input,"
  9. "Awaiting your authoritative counsel,"
  10. "Eagerly awaiting your guiding wisdom,"

When to use: Reaching out to experts or senior professionals.

  • Show you value their knowledge and their time.

J. Short and sweet

  1. "Cheers,"
  2. "Talk soon,"
  3. "Until next time,"
  4. "Catch you later,"
  5. "Best wishes,"
  6. "See you around,"
  7. "Stay in touch,"
  8. "Warm regards,"
  9. "Looking forward,"
  10. "Keep well,"

When to use: For quick, informal sign-offs.

  • Keep it concise, warm (bonus points if it's unique!)

5 Quick Tips to increase your email replies:

  1. Match your sign-off to your email's tone (like asking for feedback after sharing tips).
  2. Echo your prospect's style (go casual with 'talk soon' if they do).
  3. Encourage a chat, not just a meeting – it's friendlier, lays off the pressure and ups response rates.
  4. Don't shy away from sending that follow-up email. Boost your chances with these powerful, proven Cold Email Follow-up Templates designed specifically for sales success.
  5. Consider cultural nuances; a phrase warmly received in one culture might be misunderstood or less appreciated in another.

P.S. Dominate conversion rates with our free cold email eBook.

If you still have more doubt on how to end your emails, check this video to learn how to do your CTAs just right! 

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