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I'd Love to Help You , but...........

 It's the call we all wait for.

"I saw your listing, at 123 Main Street and would like some
more information about it.   Please call me at fawtwonineohfawehto."phone message

Now. I do understand - really.  It's your phone number, you've repeated it at least a thousand times and you know it really well.  But, I have no idea who you are.  You haven't left your name.  My caller ID is coming up "Name Unknown"  and your phone number, pronounced as a single word, was spoken at the speed of light.

Usually, after playing back the message six or seven times, I can discern all the numbers.  However, it would be a lot easier if you just slowed down, when leaving your phone number.

I wonder how many calls have not been returned, simply because the phone number could not be deciphered.

Next time you leave your number, pretend you are speaking to someone who has just learned the language.  Slow down and enunciate!  You just may get that call-back.

 

 

 

Marilyn Katz

      Marilyn Katz

    Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services New England Properties    
     203-429-1041
  Servings Westport, CT
  and the surrounding communities  

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Comment balloon 8 commentsMarilyn Katz • May 21 2008 07:38PM

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Slow down...enunciate...and repeat that phone number, please!

Yes, it's happened to all of us!

Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Don- It always amazes me.  The caller is so careful to leave a crystal clear message and then flies through the phone number.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Were you listening to MY voicemail? LOL. I actually had to tell one of my assistants this the other day after hearing her w5o247r924jrf  our phone # on a voicemail. I said, "please say our # twice and really slow" I'd rather hear it so slow you wonder what is wrong with the person than so fast you can't decifer it.

Posted by Susan Milner, Cape Coral Real Estate Broker, FloridaFutureAgents (Florida Future Realty, Inc.) over 10 years ago

How about the ones who repeat their number twice very clearly and when you call it is a non-working number or the wrong number. I had great fun with my mortgage broker today who pre-qualified a cutomer who gave us all the same, but wrong, contact number to call them back at. Now we have to wait for them to call us to ask why we didn't call them... :)

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Susan- You're not alone.  What really surprises me, is how many agents haven't learned to slow down, when leaving their number.

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Carolyn- I sometimes get company internet leads.  More than once, they've left a  phone number, with one number inverted.  Typo? or they just don't want to be called?

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

This is so true!  Its happened enough times to be really annoying!  Even my first A/R call..........and that happened!  I thought it was a prank, I mean it seams bizarre in this day and age that people wouldn't do that.......Or they leave you a long detailed message and NO phone number!

Posted by Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor over 10 years ago

Liz- I do my best to track down someone's phone number, but if they don't want to be called, what's the point?

Posted by Marilyn Katz, ABR, e-PRO - WestportCTProperties.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

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