Google Voice--YOU NEED THIS TOOL!

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Mortgage and Lending with Blue Water Home Loans NMLS# 166527

Google Voice

 

About two months ago I discovered Google Voice.  I was introduced to it by a Realtor friend of mine.  I am hear to tell you that I do not know how I managed my business without it for so long.  This is a terrific tool that helps you save time and become more efficient.  Check out the link at the end of this blog for a tour of Google Voice.  However, I have highlighted some features that I love:

 

1.  Call Screening- Yes, just like an old answering machine you can intercept a call as someone is leaving a voice mail.  

2.  Voice mail Transcription- Google voice will deliver to you a text or email transcript of your voice mail.  It also lists who the message is from.  This gives you the opportunity to see what the message is about and return a call with out listening to the message.  While the transcription is not perfect, I find that it is mostly adequate in relaying the gist of the message. 

3. Message Toggling-Gone are the days of listening to eleven messages just to hear the one important message in your voice mail inbox.  Google voice allows you to see who left you messages and select the important messages and you can come back the the rest later.

4.  Access to Voice Mail Anywhere- Google voice allows you to access your voice mail any where any time from any computer.  You just need internet.

5.  Permanently Save Messages-This tool gives you the ability to permanently save voice mails and text messages and come back to them later.

6. Share Voice Messages- With Google voice you can forward your voice mail in an email, text or MP3 so others can listen to it.  They do not need a Google voice account to listen to it in the email.

7.  Forward all Voice Mails- This feature gives you the option to have your home, office and cell phone voice mails in one place.

 

These are a few that I find very helpful.  However there are many more features. Be sure to check out the link below.

 

http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html

Comments (10)

Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp
To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
"Home"work, I have the Answers!
I will have to look into google voice. Thanks for sharing!
Oct 15, 2011 04:16 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Google Voice looks great, Lester. I notice that it mentions the Android, how is it with iPhones?

Oct 15, 2011 04:18 AM
Hasan cse

i want to sell  google voice number with old gmail-$2.5

Mar 17, 2019 04:45 AM
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

Sounds like a great tool.   Google has some many ahead of the curve tools to use and the list grows.

Oct 15, 2011 04:24 AM
Hasan cse

i want to sell  google voice number with old gmail-$2.5

Mar 17, 2019 04:45 AM
Ken Brandon
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC) - Jacksonville, NC
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC

Thanks for providing this information. I am adding this to the list of things I've learned on AR to, at the very least, check out to see if it is something that would benefit me.

Oct 15, 2011 05:07 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Love tutorial posts...thanks for the tips!

Oct 15, 2011 05:45 AM
Hasan cse

i want to sell  google voice number with old gmail-$2.5

Mar 17, 2019 04:45 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Hmmm - never heard of this but love some of the features you've mentioned and will check it out!  Thanks!

 

Oct 15, 2011 06:40 AM
John M. Scott
BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - San Francisco, CA
Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area

Lester, I've heard about this but never took the time to look in to it. Thanks for the link!

Oct 15, 2011 06:46 AM
Lester Wilkins
Blue Water Home Loans NMLS# 166527 - Port Huron, MI

It works great with the Android.  It also works with the Blackberry.  I have an Adroid tablet and Blackberry phone.  I use it on both.

Oct 15, 2011 02:35 PM
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Bob, I live and die by Google 'stuff' but have never checked out Google voice - thanks for the prompt!  You give compelling reasons as to why I should!

Pamela 

Oct 16, 2011 04:18 AM
Lester Wilkins
Blue Water Home Loans NMLS# 166527 - Port Huron, MI

Pamela,

You will absolutely love it!

Oct 26, 2011 02:16 PM