Spam prevention
Rainmaker
470,034
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Very rare.

Dec 07, 2017 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
749,895
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, every 2-3 days I get 1 or 2 spam texts.

Dec 07, 2017 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,543,960
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There just seems like more & more is hitting my cell. I've got that block feature which also works for text.

Dec 07, 2017 12:47 PM
Ambassador
1,649,473
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

only occassionally.  I haven't found it overwhelming, yet.  But it is annoying.

Dec 07, 2017 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
408,897
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am getting these - and can't stand it!

Dec 07, 2017 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,362,705
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

On occasion...not any more than I have noticed in the recent past, Paul   

Dec 07, 2017 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,038,902
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

not yet....let's hope it stays that way.... 

Dec 07, 2017 03:27 PM
Ambassador
2,358,241
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

On the increase.  Not a good thing.

Dec 07, 2017 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,082,252
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do, but you can type UNSUBSCRIBE as a response and you will be removed from that list.

Dec 07, 2017 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,304,014
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not so far, but suspect it my be coming!

Dec 07, 2017 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
4,491,740
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, just Verizon, and I told them to stop

Dec 07, 2017 12:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,379,217
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, I've only received a couple of spam text messages. The phone calls are starting to get annoying though.

Dec 07, 2017 12:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,425,530
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not yet.

Dec 07, 2017 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,133,661
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes... it's not a flood of them as yet, but just enough to be annoying. I just block and delete.

Dec 07, 2017 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,554,127
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Paul, it has become a daily event. It's a bit irritating 

Dec 07, 2017 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
526,283
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Yes, and I absolutely hate it.  Maybe because I'm used to spam calls and emails that I can deal with those but when I get a spam text, I really get ticked off.      

Dec 07, 2017 04:52 PM
Rainer
151,692
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

1-2 every week now

 

Dec 07, 2017 11:22 AM
Ambassador
1,644,770
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I use Hiya, a free app that employs artificial intelligence to alert you to spam and phishing expeditions.

Dec 07, 2017 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,946,147
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

no sir

Dec 07, 2017 10:10 AM
Ambassador
3,355,182
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Daily and it's SO annoying! I have blocked SO many people on my phone for spamming me.

Like you, Paul, I don't want to see texting go the spammy way of email but, it's sure looking like it's going that way.

Dec 07, 2017 08:22 PM
Rainmaker
737,900
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

 Yes and they are unwelcome. Don't give out your phone number to retailers; there are enough ways of finding it!

Dec 07, 2017 07:59 PM
Ambassador
3,983,177
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Yes, I am getting a few and wonder where they have gotten my information. 

Dec 07, 2017 07:44 PM
Ambassador
4,269,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I block anything like that.

Dec 07, 2017 07:37 PM
Rainer
16,680
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

Sometimes if I'm cranky or bored, I text back multiple times. I rarely get them so I guess it worked:)

Dec 07, 2017 06:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,315
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

4-5 a week

Dec 07, 2017 03:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,467
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Once in a while.  I report and block.

Dec 08, 2017 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
565,713
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, but I sure get a lot of sales calls even though my phone is on the do-not-call list.

Dec 08, 2017 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,495,772
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I block any number who tries to spam me and do not get too many of them. I do the same with emaIl removing all spams opting out( that mostly comes from other realtors and vendors I never tried).

Dec 07, 2017 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,704,856
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Not yet Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, (and I hope I haven't just jinxed myself) but I have several colleagues that have mentioned this happening to them.

Dec 07, 2017 09:26 PM
Ambassador
4,013,808
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep and it's getting worse

Dec 07, 2017 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,329,198
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, it's happening and I tell them to STOP.

Dec 07, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
540,788
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Yes, I do get unsolicited texts sometimes.  

Dec 11, 2017 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,107,212
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do get an occasional spam text, and block them.

Dec 10, 2017 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,800,266
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Only occassionally.  

Dec 08, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,473
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I get some.

Dec 08, 2017 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Very rarely

Dec 08, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,021,883
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Perhaps 2-3 a day every day, then add the 2-3 cals to get my website at top of Google and i scream

Dec 08, 2017 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,204,332
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It is happening way to much now.

Dec 11, 2017 09:49 AM