Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends.  Typically I don't call back numbers when someone doesn't leave a voicemail or text.  There might be lost opportunities

Nov 18, 2016 05:04 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, don't worry about it at all. Not anything worthwhile if they don't leave a message.

Nov 18, 2016 06:33 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No message, no call back.

Nov 18, 2016 06:17 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Most of my clients are out of state and the problem is the sheer number of spam calls, so if Id on't recognize the number I don't call back.

 

Nov 18, 2016 05:04 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I agree with Richard WeeksJeff Dowler and most of the answers given; however I have pre-written text messages, so I can text them immediately with one click (no interruption) and my message says: "I'm in a meeting or on another call, leave a message or text me and I'll call you back as a priority as soon as I'm done." I honor my  clients time, I think it's rude to take a call when with another person in person or on the line.

I know guys that will put me on hold; it deducts points from their credibility in my world.

Nov 18, 2016 09:56 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I don not Paul. If it wasn't important enough to leave a message then it's not important. 

Nov 18, 2016 07:52 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I do an internet search for the number.  If it is Zillow or Angie's List, I delete it.

Nov 18, 2016 06:55 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I search unknown phone numbers online.  They're overwhelmingly junk.  On very rare occasions, I'll call back if there were no results online and the caller has not left a message.  

Nov 18, 2016 06:24 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I rarely call back numbers that don't leave a message.  They are usually someone trying to sell me something.

Nov 18, 2016 05:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, they're always trying to sell me something...but that's how I operate!!!

the agents for whom I market call back every missed call....

Nov 18, 2016 04:56 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If it's not important enough to leave a message... it's not important enough for me to care about.

Nov 18, 2016 11:13 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

If no message is left I will often call the number back. I do what you do...I don't interrupt a call to take another. 

Nov 18, 2016 09:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Many people don't leave a message and if I recognize the number I will call back. Sometimes I call the number regardless but many times it is a solicitor.

Nov 18, 2016 08:19 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No message, no call back is my policy

Nov 18, 2016 08:14 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I check the numbers then decide. Normally no message, no call back. If I can, I check quickly when the phone is ringing if at my desk  - got a call the other day I thought was a robocall but in checking Google I saw it wasn't so I picked it up. Glad I did

Nov 18, 2016 08:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

On occasion.  There is a handy tool on smartphones where you can quickly send a text saying you are on another call.  No message, we do not call back.  A

Nov 18, 2016 07:14 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Michael Jacobs ... there may be lost opportunities ... yet I am not interested in chasing people down. 

Nov 19, 2016 03:25 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Typically, if they don't leave a message, I don't call back. Sometimes it depends on how busy I am. My experience is that more often than not those who don't leave a message are looking to sell me something.

Nov 18, 2016 08:59 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 many of them are telemarketers. If they don't leave the message, I usually forget them - unless I have  time.

Nov 18, 2016 03:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I call all of them back, you never know and it has paid off

Nov 18, 2016 11:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on how busy I am, generally I wait for them to call back.

Nov 18, 2016 07:41 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No. I Google the number to verify if it is a scammer first. -If so, I block the number

Nov 18, 2016 07:31 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I do call backs, especially if they leave messages. 

Nov 18, 2016 06:32 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I know what I do when I call for information or help and the number goes to voice mail and how I respond when a REAL business person responds to my abandoned call.

Becuase of that I ALWAYS call back the abandoned numbers.

Nov 18, 2016 04:49 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

If they don't leave a voice mail, I don't call back. Mostly I get solicitors.

Nov 23, 2016 03:34 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

No voice mail, I will call them back.

Nov 21, 2016 12:46 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 try to look up the number to see who called.  Though, lately, I rarely call back if I don't recognize the caller.

Nov 19, 2016 01:10 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

If it is not a local area code and they don't leave a message, they do not get a call back

Nov 18, 2016 11:38 PM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Sometimes I call them back and when I find they are selling something, I jack with them.  But that's mostly for fun. 

Nov 18, 2016 11:02 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yes, I always call back even if they did not leave a message

This year alone I received 5 referrals that way - many agents when attempting to find an agent for a referral will not leave a message when calling an agent that doesn't answer!

Nov 18, 2016 10:56 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

If they don't leave a message I don't call them back.

Nov 18, 2016 10:03 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do

Nov 18, 2016 10:03 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Richard Weeks nailed this one!

Nov 18, 2016 09:39 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sometimes.

Nov 18, 2016 09:39 PM
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

I call back all missed calls ASAP, message or not. The good part is that if its a marketing call it gives me the option of hitting #1 to be placed on their do not call list. Then I block the number anyway.

Nov 18, 2016 08:16 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Great question, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington! If I'm able to, I will hit the call-back button but, not always.  I too, have gotten some leads by doing that and often wonder if I should do it all the time!!   

Nov 18, 2016 12:27 PM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

It sounds like you followed your gut and got a payoff, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington.  Following your hunches is probably the better rule than whether to return every call, lol.

Nov 18, 2016 11:58 AM