One way to deal with telemarketer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

First time ever I got the telemarketer to hang up on me.

"Hello, this is Jack calling about a problem you're having with your computer." "Okay", I answer. And Jack wants to know if I'm the owner of the computer in our house. "No", I say. "Then I'd like to speak with the owner." Again I tell him no. "Why not", Jack is persistent. I continue to repeat no to anything he asks me. "Why do you continue to say no when you don't even know what I want?" I broke into a loud crazy laugh and told him, "You're crazy, Jack. You can't talk to her because she's dead. I KILLED HER!" To which Jack answered, "You're the crazy one!" And in a hushed whisper I say, "Jack, you're right." Jack hung up on me. I'm quite sure another Jack will call me again tomorrow from another number in another country but just for today I hung up smiling.

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

LOL...I love your response, James. It's very clever and you shut Jack down. 

Nov 17, 2016 10:30 AM #1
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good evening James Dray ,  I will have to remember that one, the next time I get one of those call.  I Love it!

Nov 17, 2016 10:35 AM #2
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Love it! So tired of the scamming telemarketers.

Nov 17, 2016 03:32 PM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

On the other hand it you tell them politely to please take me on your call list they are obligated by federal rules to comply. If they don't get it the first time I just keep repeating the request.

Nov 17, 2016 09:07 PM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi James... I don't know which is funnier... this post or the one you did today. Thanks so much for the great laugh.

Nov 18, 2016 03:46 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Joe Pryor ~ but, Joe... where is the fun in that? And I have politely requested and been ignored!

Nov 18, 2016 03:47 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - LOL!  Wouldn't it be great to be a fly on the wall of that scammers cubicle?  !!

Nov 18, 2016 06:19 AM #7
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, somewhere in there I couldn't help of thinking of the number of outgoing real estate calls I do make.  Will double check phone numbers to make sure I do not call you   (that's a wink).    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Nov 18, 2016 11:45 AM #8
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James

That's a good one and these people are scared to call Vegas Bob

Nov 18, 2016 12:56 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- this was hysterical!!!!  Wonder what he told his co-workers. 

Nov 19, 2016 03:41 AM #10
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

ROFL James Dray - that's a great way to deal with them!

Nov 20, 2016 08:22 PM #11
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