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Education & Training with Real Estate Base Camp

Week # 5.         Change Your Phone Message

The goal is to build a large database. In order to do that, you'll want to collect as many emails as possible. This next tip is so obvious you'll laugh and think to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Change the message on your voice mail to ask for email addresses.

Your Voice Mail Script: "Hi, this is ____. I am sorry I am unable to answer the phone. Please feel free to leave a message, your name, phone number and email address. I'll get back to you as soon as possible." 

Leave a Message Script: "Hi, this is____. I am sorry I missed you. Please feel free to call me back or email me at"  Make sure you say your email slowly and enunciate clearly.

woman on the phone

Many people are just as comfortable emailing you. They don't want to call you late at night. Often they are online at 11:30 pm, just like you. You have just made it easy for them to communicate with you.

Pretty simple, isn't it? How many of you are going to change your voice mail message? 

Comments (2)

Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

I like it, if they've already called, they do want to make contact right!  To give them more options is great.

Oct 29, 2010 04:35 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

My VM tells people to email me, but it's still less than 50% who actually do. Soemtimes, the messages aren't that clear and I can't spell a name or hear the number correctly and the email is great to clear things up.

Oct 29, 2010 10:54 AM