Spam prevention
Rainmaker
678,558
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
907,978
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
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

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
2,044,966
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

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

Dec 07, 2017 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
706,392
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
4,550,027
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

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

Dec 07, 2017 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

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

Dec 07, 2017 03:27 PM
Ambassador
2,678,399
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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
2,219,617
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
5,187,910
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
5,772,353
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
1,466,207
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
7,783,544
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Not yet.

Dec 07, 2017 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte 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
1,749,467
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
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
554,600
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
286,557
Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

1-2 every week now

 

Dec 07, 2017 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
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
3,626,424
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

no sir

Dec 07, 2017 10:10 AM
Ambassador
5,198,146
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

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
897,138
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
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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

Dec 07, 2017 07:44 PM
Ambassador
6,348,261
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I block anything like that.

Dec 07, 2017 07:37 PM
Rainer
16,880
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
3,986,196
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
1,497,548
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
599,124
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
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • 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
2,707,721
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
5,030,458
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yep and it's getting worse

Dec 07, 2017 08:48 PM
Ambassador
2,158,955
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

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

Dec 07, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
542,913
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
5,846,708
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
Ambassador
3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Only occassionally.  

Dec 08, 2017 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes.

Dec 08, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
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
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Very rarely

Dec 08, 2017 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
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
4,894,510
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