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Caller ID'ing Your Callers
This isn't about real estate, rather just something that hit me while I was driving today in the rain -- when my phone rang. This post involved my cell phone and a car. I'm guessing most real estate folks have these things -- so there's my relevance.
The caller ID thing on cell phones suck! I pay for caller ID each month, but my cell phone only seems to know the number, never the name associated with it -- unless of course I have them in my phone address book. Seeing ten digits flash on a tiny screen, that's not caller ID.
I don't like hitting REDIAL just because someone called me. There are too many telemarketers just holding their breath I do just that to validate that I'm a live consumer willing to respond to a simple missed call.
I started with Google but that doesn't always work as phone tracking is not their biz. There are lots of others that hold data about unknown calls with direct experiences of call receivers. It's a simple premise: Allow people to create topics as phone numbers, then let anyone post about that number. Telemarketers will quickly have their intentions known to ... more
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