Do You Record Your Own Voice Mail Messages?
I’ve often wondered why some people don’t record their own voice mail messages, especially in our business. It just strikes me as odd. But maybe that’s just me.
I’ve called 2 agents in the last day for appointments and it was clear it was not them in the recording, not just from the voice (a female voice for a make agent in one case) but also the message itself – “so and so is not available but if you will leave her a message…”
Is it laziness?
Is it wanting to sound more important by having an assistant or office reception record the message?
Could it be company practice for the brokerage office?
Is it because they can’t figure out what to say or how to do it?
Do they not like the sound of their voice?
Then there are those who don’t state whose voice mail it is that you’ve reached, but just ask you to leave a message. Hellooooo – who IS this I am talking to??!!
Not very businesslike or helpful, IMO. But again, maybe it’s just a personal pet peeve. But given our business is US...
Any thoughts on voice mail (apart from those that have them but don’t return those messages)?