5 Phone Tips for that Special Phone Caller

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Right Realty


1. The Psychic Hotline Caller
Have you ever received a call from a person you spoke with one or two times? They didn't identify who they were or leave their name but assume you know who they are Call your local phone company and charge them $2.99 for the first five seconds and $3.99 for each additional second thereafter.
    State your name when calling or leaving a message.

2. The Charlie Brown Caller
We've all received this call. Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa. Sounds like an auctioneer on the other end of the Charlie Brown phone. Slow it down Road Runner, Wild E. Coyote took a ACME lunch break.
   Be sure to talk slowly and clearly.

3. The Dissertation Caller 
Although we may have free nights and weekends, voicemails do have a time limit. Have brevity and please wait until there are two pulses on the line to explain "The Difference in Comparables of Properties in Latitudes of 50 Degrees or more with Children that do and do not Watch Barney".
   Be brief and to the point.

4. The Woke Up On The Wrong Side Caller
We're all really sorry you didn't have your triple espresso latte this morning but hey, you dialed wrong number so why the bad attitude. Yes I'm sure this is my number. 
   Be polite, especially if you dialed the wrong number. 

5.  The Court Reporter Caller
The most important one one of all. Due to the demand shortage for shorthand courses it may be beneficial to state your phone number twice at the end of your message.
    State your phone number twice.


LaMont Price
Investor / Realtor

Comments (5)

Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
The biggest problem I have is rude sales people calling. They are usually pushing their number one in google results or some credit card. They call on numbers that do not show on my cell.
Jul 11, 2007 05:47 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Cute post. You nailed them. :-)
Jul 11, 2007 05:48 PM
Dawn Workman
Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC - Camas, WA
Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
Love it.  I don't mind telemarketers, and I go out of my way to be nice, but can't stand when they won't let me off the phone :)
Jul 11, 2007 06:30 PM
John Lockwood
Lockwood Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Hillarious stuff -- thanks for a laugh.
Jul 11, 2007 06:30 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy LaMont

Congrats on a funny and helpful post here.

Have a good one

Jul 12, 2007 10:16 AM