I Always Answer My Phone Except ...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

For those who follow me, you know I always answer my phone.

 Always!  Well except

for the times I use this special feature on my iPhone that allows me to

 

Respond With Text.

 

iPhone text Margaret Rome

 

 There are three messages to choose, just click the appropriate one.  You can easily change them to suit your needs. 

Would like to know if there is a way to add more than three.

 

When in a situation that just won't allow my live voice to respond, I have the ability to use the built in reply message.  Since people  seem reluctant to leave a message, it is better than having the caller go to voice mail.

So simple, so efficient and such a time saver.

These messages come preset but you can customize them.

Do you use this feature on your phone?

 

Margaret Rome 410-530-2400

 

 

Comments (16)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Karen Hellier Thanks for stopping by. Happy New Year.

Jan 02, 2017 07:30 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Learned not to pick up out of the area calls. I do check my VM or eMail and call back......

Jan 02, 2017 07:49 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Sam Shueh No out of area calls. Guess you would not take a call from me.

Jan 02, 2017 08:00 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Margaret

I use this feature as well, and have edited the responses. Yes, there are times I do not or cannot answer  but getting a response to the caller, other than a telemarketer, is important. I have sent a few short videos via text in a few cases.

Jeff

Jan 02, 2017 07:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler Do you know if there is a way to set up more than three responses?  What videos are you sending via text?

Jan 02, 2017 08:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  - I tried but could not find a way to add more than 3.


I have recorded a couple of short videos (Hi, thanks for calling...sorry I am tied up with clients, or having fun with my family...) and then text them to the callers. I have to say I have not done this often. And of course the caller has to call in on a mobile #

Jan 02, 2017 08:16 PM
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

Yes, I have four on my iPhone. My favorite is "Can't talk now, please text if urgent."

Jan 02, 2017 08:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

How did you get four? Mine will only allow three.

Jan 03, 2017 08:29 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I use it only if I'm SURE the call originates from a cell phone.  Otherwise they never that get message.

Jan 02, 2017 10:10 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am so relieved, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland that you have answered your telephone when I have called you; WHEW!

Jan 03, 2017 03:36 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 The reason I answer...It might be you!!!

Jan 04, 2017 05:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've had people use this when I contact them, usually with a "I'm driving right now" response. From the caller perspective, I like them because I know the person is there and will get back to me shortly.

Jan 03, 2017 04:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

I like the "I'm driving right now."

Jan 04, 2017 09:23 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Wish I could too but you can go to settings and change the messages to what you want them to say.

Jan 03, 2017 07:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Margaret -- Yes, I have used this feature on occasion but admit I have never told anyone(yet) that I will answer the phone when I'm in the bathroom.   

Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Michael Jacobs I haven't told anyone that!

Jan 04, 2017 09:24 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Margaret - Mary and I use that feature often, since we won't answer the phone when we're meeting with clients. They're easy to edit - just click the box and type the new message you want.

Jan 03, 2017 03:20 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Glad to hear that you are using this simple tool.

Jan 04, 2017 09:25 PM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

Happy New Year, Margaret!  I don't use that feature, but I can see that it would be useful.  

Jan 03, 2017 07:17 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dianne Goode I find it very useful. Never go a day without useing it a few times.

Jan 04, 2017 09:26 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland Yes, I use these messages.  Have also edited them, but they can be useful at times.

Feb 02, 2017 02:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Elyse Berman Always good to see you!

Feb 02, 2017 02:26 PM