Tip to Save Money

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792

Cell PhoneWhile showing homes for sale in Sacramento and waiting for the home buyer to meet me at the house I found some information that will save you some money if you call 411 and get charged for those information calls.

Google has a nationwide information source that is absolutely FREE. It works on cell phones and landline phones.

Program it into your phones and save some money...we all need to save as much as we can and every little bit helps.

1-800-466-4411

or

1-800-goog411

Now, if I could only find FREE Starbucks!

Now, Twitter  that one...

Do you have any free items to share with everyone during this troubled time in the economy?

Every little bit help!

Comments (71)

Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hey Gena - I had read about this on another post some time ago but had forgotten all about it.  I now have it programmed in my cell phone - thanks for the reminder!

Ann

Feb 19, 2009 11:10 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

I love this feature too . . . what I really like about it is that it will connect you to the number as well for no charge.  I use it all the time while in the car as it really saves on writing/dialing!  Good for you for passing on the news!

Feb 19, 2009 11:15 PM
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Hi, Thanks for sharing I just added to my phone book. I also would like to recommend Google maps on your pda phones. I don't have GPS and my provider charges additional so with google you can map your current location and also if you need help with driving directions.

Feb 20, 2009 01:21 AM
Jerry Gray
Wilkinson ERA Real Estate - Winston-Salem, NC
Serving the Triad Since 1980

Hi Gena,

Thank you for sharing. AWESOME !!!!

Jerry Gray CRB,CRS...Prudential Carolinas Realty

 

 

Feb 20, 2009 05:36 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Another good reason to send Google some love!

Feb 20, 2009 08:54 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Tamara, you are most welcome...always glad to be someone's hero!

Feb 20, 2009 02:42 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Tona & Steve, good, I think putting it in your e-newsletter is a GREAT idea...thanks to William.

Feb 20, 2009 02:43 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Marian, your horse friend was certainly up on things!  Gotta love a friend like that!

Feb 20, 2009 02:45 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Ann, glad to be of service.

Feb 20, 2009 02:45 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Margaret, yes that feature is terrific.  Something that I have in my car that I find useful is on the visor and it's a white board with a pen attached and an attached mechanism that when moved left to right erases what I write. A good thing to have while driving to jot down an MLS # someone calls about etc.

Feb 20, 2009 02:48 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Ritu, that's a good tip for those who don't have GPS in their cars. Thanks.

Feb 20, 2009 02:50 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Jerry, your welcome. Now, just remember that you have it in your phone next time you need it!

Feb 20, 2009 02:51 PM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Norma, ah yes...we all love Google for soooo many reasons!

Feb 20, 2009 02:52 PM
Deb Clifton
Coldwell Banker Advantage - Clayton, NC
Broker/Realtor, e-PRO, CNS

I did not know that. I will add it to my phone now! Thanks!!

Feb 21, 2009 09:47 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

I use Goog-411 fairly frequently. Sometimes it can be frustrating and sometimes it is funny when the computer comes up with a listing completely unrelated to your query. It saves me a lot of money though, which is a good thing.

Feb 24, 2009 05:25 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Debbie, enjoy and SAVE!

Feb 26, 2009 04:07 AM
Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699

Michelle, I know what you mean, it is funny!  But, always good to SAVE where and when you can in this economy!

Feb 26, 2009 04:08 AM
Mike Henderson
Your complete source for buying HUD homes - Littleton, CO
HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848

Awesome post.  I'm always on the lookout for free tools.

Mar 29, 2009 04:58 PM
Cynthia Sulamo
Sulamo Appraisal Service - Folsom, CA

This is a terrific service and it amazes me how it seems to be a "best kept secret" for so many.  Love your blog!

Aug 23, 2009 03:32 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

Thank you - it is in my phone!  I can't remember how many times I have called 411, got the wrong number, called them back to tell them and got charged again!  And still had the wrong number - go figure!

Nov 26, 2009 05:24 PM