In this day of hackers and scammers, it is important to remember that many, if not most, real estate agents have spam blocker software/apps on their devices. I pay for one that grabs ‘suspect’ calls and runs them through the test. That means that if you call me and your number is not in my contact list, or particularly not local or known to be spam, you won’t get through to me.
That doesn’t mean I don’t want to talk with you. In fact, just the opposite. I welcome calls from potential clients, of course. But I may miss you if the spam blocker grabs you before I do.
So a way around that is to text me, and say, “My name is _________; I would like to speak with you about listing my home” or buying. That way, I can save you as a contact and I WILL call you back. I PROMISE I will not bug you with sales or prospecting calls. That’s not how I roll.
If I don’t have a spam blocker activated, I can get as many as 6 spam calls in a 15 minute period, and in my business, that’s a lot of wasted time.
There are scammers who use text messages as well, but those people usually give up their dishonesty in the wording of the text. If it smells like a rat, it’ll just be deleted.
So if you’ve called and didn’t get through, please try a text message. I’d love to talk with you. And remember the spam blocker thing. That’s probably the reason you didn’t get through…to me or any other agent.
Have a fantastic day!
Brenda Briggs, Realtor/Broker
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