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When I see an area code that is not local it gives me hope that someone will be relocating to my community and needs a Realtor.
Debbie Reynolds usually, I let it go to voice message - and then check afterward online if it is a call from telemarketer or not.
However, I did pick up a call yesterday from Wisconsin - knowing that it was from one of AR member and yes it was, from my dear friend Bob Crane .
I do answer calls from New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Rhode Island as I get many referrals from these states.
Sandy Padula & Norm Pa...
More and more people don’t change their number, especially military families. I answer it.
I always answer.
I can never tell if it is a telemarketer so I answer my phone.
Answer it. We do a nice relocation business so you never know...
We get lots of calls that are not local area codes...people who have or are moving and have not changed their number....we always answer every call.
I still answer because I do business with a lot of out of town buyers and sellers.
It happens more and more that when people move they dont change their number so sometimes its hard to tell if that call is out of area. The 800 numbers go to voicemail but I try to answer all others
I will answer an area code if I am able to, but not an obvious 800 or 888 type number.
I let it go to voicemail if it is an 800 or 866 number.
Let it go to voicemail. I do not need to answer every call. It is good for a prospet to know that you are sometimes busy.
Sandy Padula & Norm Pa...
I let it go to voice mail. If someone is just dialing for agents, willing to work with whomever answers their phone call first, they are welcome to do that. If they are serious buyers who want to talk to me, they will leave a message. I'm busy and don't need every buyer out there; besides, a serious person will leave a message and do their due diligence as to what kind of agent they are calling.
It depends unless I have already "flagged" the number, I will answer if I am available. I prefer not to answer private numbers or toll-free. I don't have a problem --- saying hello and no, thank you.
There are so many people who move to our area yet keep their "home" cell phone numbers.
Good question. I always answer even if I KNOW it's a telemarketer. Those guys never give up, so I tell them to call me next month. But those are the ones I THINK I might do business with. The others? "No thank you." I also signed up for the cell phone "no call" list and I think it's working.
For me it will go to voice mail and check out the number for spam when I can if they do not leave a voicemail. I think from now on I will use that little button that says I cannot talk now!
Debbie Reynolds I always let it go to voice mail. It the person calling is serious they will leave a message and I will call back.
If I am busy, AND the originating number has some form of an 800 number, I will let it roll to VM.
Also, calls from Mountain View and Seattle, unless I really want to talk to Zillow (not a chance).
Answer it unless I recognise it as a common spam # that has called several times before.
No, I generally don't because more often than not it is spam. Most people in the area/looking to move here call my main number not my cell. This is one of the many benefits of having an asst.
Yes, yes. Furthermore I check the source and POST it as a SPAM. 99% spammer.
Hesitant to answer local numbers too these days.
If I have time, I answer, but if they are masking their number as a local number then they just get a lecture on honesty from me.
I've done both. More and more though, I am letting calls like this go to voicemail.
I tend to answer all of them and some do turn out to be marketers but many others are potential clients.
Known telemarketers and spammers are blocked by an app on my phone. For the rest, yes I ignore out of area numbers. If it doesn't start with 805, 818 or 310 it goes to voicemail, unless I'm expecting a random number call. If caller ID puts it out of state, it definitely goes to voicemail. If it is not important enough for someone to leave a message, it's not important enough for me to answer in the first place.
I kill it, google the telephone number and if legit, call it right back