I JUST got Google voice (I feel like I hit the lottery!!) NOW WHAT????

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Asiyah Ali, Broker/Owner Live the Good Life!

I recall a couple of months ago hearing about this "Google Voice" in the midst of my regular day full of phone calls, showings, and other random ramblings as a Realtor in Virginia Beach, VA.  I immediately said to myself, "here we go, another program that I'll have to purchase (and learn, ugh) to stay competitive."  Gosh, can I take anymore??? 

Currently I have everything from Top Producer, Top Producer websites (www.AsiyahAli.comwww.VaHomeConnect.com), fees for the local MLS, local and national Realtor associations (NAR,VAR,HRRA) and every gadget, websites, widgets, blogs, gadgets or latest new "thingy" thats supposed to enhance business.  I was so over the technological and business over load that it almost led me to run off the edge of the steepest cliff on Mt. Kilaminjaro and leave no note behind!!!  (Ok, that's visual AND extreme but you get my point!)

Ok, I digress!  With the roll out of Google Voice, here are the features as noted on their website besides being FREE (YES FREE, I'LL SAY IT AGAIN, FRRREEEEEEEEE):

One number for all your calls and SMS

Voicemail as easy as email, with transcripts

You wouldn't believe the level of excitement I am experiencing!  Google Voice will definetly change the way I do business as I move toward having a more mobile office.  The ability to choose your own number in almost any area code, (note how I chose a number local to Atlanta, GA for kicks and giggles!). Voice transcription feature (turning your voice mail into an email or SMS), as well as many of the other calling features like the call routing will serve any Real Estate professional very well.  Oh, and did I tell you that it was FREE? 

Ok, here's the kicker!  (it's always something right?). The only thing is, you can't just sign up, you must get INVITED! (OK, here's where we all should fee so special!)  Check out the website for Google Voice http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html for further information and don't forget to click on "get an invite at the top of the page!

What are your ideas on this service?  Feel free to post your comments, short cuts and other uses here!  We'd love to hear your voices Active Rainers!!!  In the meantime, feel free to call or text me via my new Google Voice number 404.939-4890 or online www.AsiyahAli.com.  

CIAO from Virginia Beach!!!

Asiyah I. Ali, Realtor - Keller Williams Realty - www.VaHomeConnect.com - www.AsiyahAli.com - http://www.trulia.com/blog/asiyah_ali/ - http://www.zillow.com/profile/Asiyah_Ali/ - www.Twitter.com/AsiyahAli

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A strong entrepreneurial spirit and customer service drive have always been instrumental forces behind the success of Asiyah Ali's diverse real estate business ventures. Upon building a portfolio of personal investment properties in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Asiyah put her own business sense, organizational skills and interpersonal savvy to work to help grow her real estate business and establish clients around the country.  "Handling the details is what I do best, and I have countless clients in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the surrounding cities who call this area home that can prove it!!!" 

 

 

Comments (4)

Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

Good luck with your new Google Voice Service- I am still waiting for my invitation and have requested one. I think overall this is a great service and certainly will aid in your marketing.

Jul 21, 2009 02:12 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Arc Home LLC - Shrewsbury, MA
Relationship Manager/Mortgage Loan Originator

Asiyah, congratulations.  I like your summary of the service.  I just got my invitation, and am trying to come up with a clever number.  This could be an all-day project.  Thanks for sharing your excitement!

Jul 30, 2009 12:07 AM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Thanks for the information. I think I will try the service soon.  Also, thanks for the link to the page for the invite.

Jul 31, 2009 03:57 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Asyiah - Thanks for explaining a little about google voice.  I had never heard of it, but will request an invite now.

Sep 09, 2009 07:10 AM