Dont You Just Hate Telemarketers... They All Can Put You on The Front Page of Google

Real Estate Broker/Owner with McKinney Realty Group
Don't you hate those telemarketers that want to put you on the front page of Google??

It is getting to the point that I second guess answering my phone! UGH I hate that!! I have looked into option on how to block them from calling me....
#1 I have a iPhone through Verizon
#2 I do NOT want to jail break my phone so that I can install a third party app
#3 Verizon will let you have five blocked numbers at a time but they expire in 90 days

That got me thinking... If I take the last one I got, today, and put the number in my contacts under a name of Spam callers, Junk, something that will “mark” them so I would know when NOT to answer the phone.  

Now I know what you are thinking.... that you don't want to do that each time I get a call from one of the many! Well you don't have to... Most of the phones today, at least the ones all agents should have, have the option, on a number not in your address book, to tap the number and it will say add to address book.  Then to narrow it will say add to existing contact or add new? Now your thinking! That's right just add to existing “junk” or whatever you called it.

Eventually I will have them all in there..... Go ahead dial me! ~wink~

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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Yes, can't stand those calls!  I find myself often NOT answering the phone when I see an 888 or 866 number calling in.  I like your idea though!

Jan 27, 2012 05:28 AM #1
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Catherine ~ I don't answer those 800 either but now most of them come from a regular area code. I am in military town so I get calls from all of them... Gets to be very aggravating when it is one of them!!

Jan 27, 2012 05:58 AM #2
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

I'm SO with you on this one, Melissa.  I had a call the other day from one who said they wanted to get me to the first page of google to help me with my business.  So, I asked him how he found me - he said google - WELL DUH!!!  Then, I asked him what business I was in.  He said that he didn't know but his program is good for all businesses.  CLICK!!!!  I'm saving this one for the next call to see if I have that junk feature on the phone.  Couldn't find it from just regular contact screen. 

Jan 27, 2012 07:51 AM #3
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Great tip...I have been using "DNA" for years - Do Not Answer.  It has a special ringtone, too...

Jan 27, 2012 09:25 AM #4
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL, OMG that is so funny.  Love it.

Jan 27, 2012 10:35 AM #5
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
I love the DNA idea as well! Put the two together and you have VHA (very happy agents)!
Jan 28, 2012 02:22 AM #6
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I have a spam folder on my phone and I use it all the time. It is up to about 24 numbers now and it used at least once a week. 

Jan 29, 2012 04:25 PM #7
First Priority Financial
First Priority Financial - Apex, NC
Mortgage Loans

I don't get mad.  I love these calls!  I ask them things like, okay so if you get me on the first page of Google then what?  They try to explain that I'll get more business.  Then I ask them if they will guarantee more business or 100% of my money back in writing and allow me to pay with credit card.  Nobody has agreed yet.  Sometimes I say sure!  How about we meet?  I'll listen while you tell me about SEO and then I get to tell you all about Amway.  Of course I am not involved with Amway but they don;t know that.  That is the best way to get them to leave you alone.  Pretend to sell them Amway!

Feb 02, 2012 12:59 PM #8
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nice meeting you at KEFR, Melissa.

Sometimes I take such calls and test their selling skills for couple of hours...(true! I do that

Feb 15, 2012 07:10 AM #9
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

I put my number on the do not call list and that has stopped a lot of those calls.

Feb 16, 2012 02:28 PM #10
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I can't tell you the word I have "those" callers stored under on my cell phone. LOL

Feb 20, 2012 01:08 AM #11
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