Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,526,848
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I've used it when a "no caller id" caller kept calling me. I used Trapcall to unlock that phone number and then I called the caller with a blocked number. Other than that, I don't block my number.

Dec 14, 2017 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,487,680
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

No, I see no reason to. 

Dec 14, 2017 07:54 PM
Ambassador
3,043,293
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I really have nothing to hide so blocking my ID is  just not me Fred Griffin 

Dec 14, 2017 07:30 PM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not but am aware that those are available.

Dec 14, 2017 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,827,837
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, never have.  If I get a call with the number blocked it goes to voice-mail as I will not answer it

Dec 15, 2017 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,424,404
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Blocking & voice mail awaits all spammers & policeman balls ticket sellers

Dec 14, 2017 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
911,232
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No...I just block robo-callers every day. One day they'll run out of phone numbers.

Dec 14, 2017 05:51 PM
Rainer
16,680
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

I don't. I dont like it when companies do that to me so I wont do it to others

Dec 14, 2017 05:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,477,956
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I do not ever use that. I do not spam/scam people, no reason to hide. 

Dec 14, 2017 11:03 PM
Ambassador
3,914,865
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No never. But I block lots of incoming numbers and don't answer "unknown" calls

Dec 14, 2017 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,024,297
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Dec 14, 2017 09:19 PM
Ambassador
4,056,502
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont and any numbers that show with a blocked ID get automatically blocked on our phones.

Dec 14, 2017 08:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,870,261
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

NO, NO and NO...

Dec 14, 2017 05:29 PM
Rainmaker
2,975,373
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't block my number from showing and I don't use any of those codes... who has time to remember them. I just dial and hope to get through to someone. Spam calls I block after the fact.

Dec 15, 2017 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
692,822
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ok... here comes the truth... confession... I have used Slydial.... on people I know that if I call them and they answer, despite my telling them I only have a few minutes, they'll go on for ever and ever.... 

Dec 14, 2017 08:38 PM
Ambassador
3,185,986
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No and when someone does it to me, they go straight to voicemail!

Dec 14, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not use any

Dec 14, 2017 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
350,586
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks for your question, Fred Griffin ! I don't and I don't pick up phone that block their number.  It is always a sales call (I was picking it up in the past) and eventhough I'm registered in do not call list, they still call anyway.

Dec 15, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
733,341
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Can't say that I do Fred Griffin 

Dec 15, 2017 07:41 AM
Rainmaker
2,763,845
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not.  

Dec 15, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,927
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I blocked my Caller ID on my iPhone and found out no one was answering my calls. Caller ID was coming up as 'Private' and people weren't answering it.

Dec 15, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't.  I had to use google to find out what verticle codes are!  

Dec 15, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
557,646
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I don't use any of these tools and didn't even know about *60 or *77.

Dec 15, 2017 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,134
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nevr knew about this "feature."  Not sure if I would ever do it.

Dec 15, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,942,238
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Every now and then, there is a person i need to call who i do not want to have my number, or do not want them to know it is me from calling. I wish there was a code to block ALL telemarketers as it is up from 1-2 to 4-5 a day. 

Dec 15, 2017 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
743,757
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course. That's the only way I can get SIS and my cat to answer my calls.

Dec 15, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,168,563
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Easy answer is I do not!

Dec 15, 2017 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
2,896,224
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not use those features.

Dec 15, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
576,873
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No, I have never blocked my cell phone from any number... If it's a sales call, I get rid of them pretty quickly, but it also could be a Buyer or Seller!

Dec 15, 2017 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,935,438
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No. My tin can and string is pretty basic. Pull it tighter for better reception and speak clearly into the can man. The string can get awfully long and entanglement is a bone of contention though Fred Griffin !

Dec 15, 2017 04:05 AM
Ambassador
1,612,049
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Apple let's you block calls with the phone without doing this.

Dec 15, 2017 03:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,314,373
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No

Dec 15, 2017 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
724,394
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have not, but there are times when it's appropriate.

Dec 15, 2017 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
984,759
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hate to get a call with no ID. 

Dec 15, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Beth Atalay nailed this one!

Dec 15, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,884
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I need to know some of these codes.

 

Dec 17, 2017 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,021,091
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I make a call, I hope they know it is me.   Have not used these!  

Dec 17, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,211,164
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hadn't known about that one.  Pretty cool, but my number is all over the place anyways.  Could be useful for rescue stuff though.

Dec 15, 2017 04:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,278,487
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

No.  I figure if I don't want them to know who is calling, I shouldn't be calling them.  That's the way I feel about unidentified numbers calling me.  If they don't want me to know who they are, they shouldn't be calling me and I don't answer. 

Dec 15, 2017 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
5,264,594
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Dec 15, 2017 11:09 AM
Rainer
149,606
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I didn't know that it did that though I don't think that I would have reason to use it.

I know that many marketing companies are using local numbers to call me to sell real estate services, Google upgrades, etc. 

Dec 15, 2017 09:38 AM