Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

Spam prevention
Rainer
97,766
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I just answer with one "Hello?" and then I say NOTHING.  If the line is silent, it's a robo-call waiting for me to say anything else.  I hang up.  If the line has a live person, it is unfortunately a duct cleaner or the "computer technical support", trying to fix my not broken computer.  I don't engage, only thank them for calling and hang up immediately. Annoying, yes, but minimal time gets wasted.

Feb 06, 2017 08:01 PM
Rainmaker
5,767,466
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

I just hesitate to download more stuff.  I am happy to just block them.  And since we have changed everything from our phone number to emails, peace has reigned.  A

Feb 06, 2017 05:07 PM
Rainer
353,712
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

These crooks are crafty, they change the number with each call so a blocking of the number won't effectively stop the annoyance. Because we are sales people we pick up even numbers from weird locations. As soon as they talk press 9

Feb 06, 2017 04:39 PM
Ambassador
4,316,215
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler - not heard of them. Though using TrueCaller etc app, we know who is calling.

Feb 06, 2017 09:29 PM
Rainer
358,339
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I started to answer the phone in a different language when I am not sure of the number. They told me..."I'm sorry I have the wrong number. I'll remove your number right away."...in English!

Feb 06, 2017 07:05 PM
Ambassador
3,158,645
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Jeff, I average at least 5 calls a day.  It drive me bat bonkers.  I do not know of anything that will actually stop them. 

Feb 06, 2017 06:49 PM
Ambassador
3,987,010
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have been blocking them when a new number comes in for about a year now and have it down to a controlable level. 

Feb 06, 2017 06:11 PM
Ambassador
2,608,648
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 The off button on my phone.

Feb 06, 2017 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler No, I use Verizon's blocking feature. Unfortunately, they only block 100 numbers and that fills up quickly.

Feb 06, 2017 04:00 PM
Rainmaker
4,264,565
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I receive a robocall.  

I hang up.

I mark the call as Do Not Answer.  

That's my system.  

 

Feb 07, 2017 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Nomorobo is well known and appreciated by some members of certain online communities.

Feb 06, 2017 06:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I hate those calls....

Feb 06, 2017 06:11 PM
Rainmaker
4,352,493
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No, but interested in what others recomment.

Feb 06, 2017 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,430,521
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Privacy Star/Call Detector worked pretty good.  Google now identifies suspected spam callers and you can block them.

Feb 06, 2017 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,155,202
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

donotcall.gov 

Feb 06, 2017 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,388,243
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No I don't..they are so annoying!

Feb 06, 2017 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,672,315
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Thanks, Jeff Dowler I will check it out.

Feb 07, 2017 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My problem is most of my calls are from out of state.

Feb 07, 2017 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
846,375
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No but I need one!

Feb 07, 2017 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,790
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not know of any software, i block the numbers after i get a call, but then they change the number and area code. I have started playing with these fools when they call and i am alone and usually driving. Yes i answer through my car so i am jands free. You can really get these people and a good laugh with some thought

Feb 07, 2017 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
915,898
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

#1 and #2 work best.

At the end of the message the option is presented. At least here in the Tampa Bay area I have been successful in eliminating the repeat offenders.

Feb 07, 2017 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,492,665
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'll check it out, Jeff. I've used Hiya for a while and they are good about identifying and blocking spam and robocalls.

Feb 07, 2017 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
598,824
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It's a minor annoyance I've learned to deal with.

Feb 06, 2017 08:56 PM
Ambassador
4,553,992
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I wind up blocking them after a call but, am curious what you find out about Nomorobo.com, Jeff Dowler.

Feb 06, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,950
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have a software to block calls that have a number. With smart phone I do not ans out of the area code calls. Each time I get on 800-   and file my experience. If I can an out of town calls the legit callers will leave a VM.

 

I have not got any solicitation calls from these 3rd party sites in a long time. All blocked...

Feb 06, 2017 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
695,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Spam for phones, that's a thought.  If they just had a "do not call" list.

Feb 06, 2017 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
142,746
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No, I don't.

Feb 06, 2017 07:47 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I didn't know this was a technology that existed.  If I am by a computer I usually google the number before I answer it to see if there is anything I ought to know, but otherwise I get wise to areas that tend to be spam area codes and ignore them.

Feb 06, 2017 07:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,358,111
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, Verizon allows me to block numbers online and on my phone and Time Warner has an online service too (now Spectrum). My home # now rings once and poof! with all robocalls and most of the repeat offender live cold callers. I rarely get a call at home anymore that's not a human that I want to chat with. Cell is a constant battle, but less and less anyhow.

Feb 06, 2017 05:19 PM
Ambassador
5,754,403
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for the tip Jeff.

Feb 06, 2017 04:09 PM
Ambassador
1,616,454
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I keep getting out of state calls that are robocalls ugh

Feb 06, 2017 03:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When I last looked at nomorobo it wasn't available for copper land lines only VOIP.  

Feb 07, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,569,338
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I just block the ones that come regularly on my phone. You will never get them all. They use the "do not call" list as their source!

Feb 07, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes - I invoke Sam!! 

Feb 07, 2017 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know of any.

Feb 07, 2017 03:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,658
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, I can easily block each call from my iphone and since I already marked or blocked many, i do not receive too many calls. Also mind, the many appointment remindings, your banks, my kids schools, etc. use auto robo-calls to remind you staff, so I would not use a service that automatically block calls for me. 

Feb 07, 2017 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Feb 06, 2017 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No my method is as soon as I receive one I block the number.. I seldom get more than 1 or 2 a month 

Feb 04, 2018 07:23 PM
Ambassador
3,403,019
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes my assistant!

Feb 07, 2017 04:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,335,993
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow did not know that the was a service to block them.

Feb 07, 2017 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
945,623
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Yah. It's called my finger pressing on the discommect button LOL

Feb 07, 2017 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
7,038,403
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I would love to eliminate these calls.

Feb 07, 2017 07:26 AM