Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I was on hold the other day with a local brokerage.  They had a radio station playing while on hold and it was playing a commercial for a rival local office -  pretty funny!

Jul 18, 2016 11:47 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I never call my office - no need. I work at home and anyone I need to call in the office, like my broker, I contact directly. But it's an interesting question...wonder what callers hear?

Jul 18, 2016 03:12 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If you were calling me, it would be my cell and there is no music or hold in there. In my office there is no music as well.

Jul 18, 2016 05:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - it's a great day at Keller Williams... A great affirmation every time someone calls....

Jul 18, 2016 03:57 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I don't think we even have background music at my office!  I'll have to listen next time I call.

Jul 19, 2016 03:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I know what you mean on these in our office.

Jul 19, 2016 05:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would prefer not to record any of these or listen to them, best to go straight to a person or voicemail.

Jul 19, 2016 05:09 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My office line is my cell phone.  No music.

Jul 19, 2016 04:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No hold here ... no music.  I answer or they get voice mail ... and I do return calls. 

Jul 19, 2016 04:23 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    We went to an upscale restaurant the other day, they were playing rap music.  I am thinking, "the manager is not here today".   I asked the hostess about changing it; she said it was Pandora, she didn't know how to change it (yeah, sure).  We walked out and went somewhere else for lunch.

Jul 19, 2016 03:59 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not a big fan of music or advertising when on hold.  And, not a big fan of being on hold either.

Jul 19, 2016 03:11 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I believe that our managing broker does that.

Jul 19, 2016 02:41 AM
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Scott W. Johnson
Marindependent Insurance Services LLC - Mill Valley, CA
Insurance Broker-Agent

i do

Jul 19, 2016 01:34 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No one calls my office when looking for me - they just call my cell which has no music. I don't think my office has music either but I don't remember being placed on hold so maybe they do.

Jul 19, 2016 01:31 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

We have a receptionist who checks to see if there are any overnight voicemail messages but I haven't received one of those in years. I'm sure the "hold" music comes from corporate - never thought about it.   I have a direct line on my desk which is forwarded to my cell.   

Jul 19, 2016 01:17 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I hate it, and the worst offender in town in our cable provider, Cox.  You are on hold annoyed that the Internet is fluctuating, and they are trying to sell you HBO for $5 a month as a special.  Music is not a favorite either, but I will take it over as long as it is no seasonal stuff or rap over commercials.  A

Jul 19, 2016 12:02 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You know I never really noticed LOL

Jul 18, 2016 11:46 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO music while holding is my current take. No holding is my primary point and messages in this day and age are questionable. Contact is in...not out

Jul 18, 2016 11:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

one would get directed to the agent for whom the message was for and/or leave a general message....

Jul 18, 2016 11:13 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not have to deal with these distractions.

Jul 18, 2016 11:08 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never a fan of music on hold! Too loud, too soft and mostly bad selections!

Jul 18, 2016 10:56 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We have this serivce outsourced.  They change the music on a regular basis.  We also received an email when there is a new message.

Jul 18, 2016 10:53 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

All calls go to me, i answer most and when online or busy , there is no music just straight to voice mail where i answer when free. 

Jul 18, 2016 10:41 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

You just made me remember that it sounds awful ..... thanks.

Jul 18, 2016 10:00 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The music on hold does need to be checked on a regular basis.

Jul 18, 2016 09:52 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Praful Thakkar nailed this one...

Jul 18, 2016 09:30 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

No VM other going to cell phone. Virtually phone less big office. The phones are VOIP type.

Jul 18, 2016 09:27 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I guess the manager selects the music.

Jul 18, 2016 09:27 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If anyone calls the office direct and the phone isn't picked up by the receptionist, it goes to voice mail, which she checks anytime she comes back to her desk. All calls to agents are transferred to agents' cell phones and I don't know that I've had a call transferred to me more than 3 times this year. The only number I have on my cards, signs, ads, marketing, etc. is my cell phone.

Jul 18, 2016 09:03 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I personally like smooth jazz music in the office.

Jul 18, 2016 08:29 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The office staff that have been delegated this task.

Jul 18, 2016 07:34 PM