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

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Those laws are only designed to harm honest businesses.

Politicians, non profits and other crooks are immune to these laws.

Feb 06, 2017 10:23 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't know but it certainly seems so. 

Feb 07, 2017 05:31 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think a big part of the problem is how hard is it to turn someone in.

Feb 07, 2017 04:05 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

It has always been our understanding that the do not call law applies to private parties.  As a business, we all can be called.  We have a live answering service that connect us with real calls. That eliminates those robo calls, except for those who call one number after another and get our cell phones.  A

Feb 06, 2017 09:14 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I have to agree that it is out of control. There is no one that truly enforces it.

Feb 07, 2017 05:04 AM
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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

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Feb 07, 2017 04:53 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Same here, Paul. My phone automatically blocks many of these, but it's really gotten out of hand recently.

Feb 07, 2017 04:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I was wondering about the same thing.

Feb 07, 2017 03:44 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
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We get these calls also on house and cell phones. The "do not call" list is pretty much ignored by many.

Feb 07, 2017 03:17 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

LOL I was wondering the same thing yesterday.  I market 3 on my phone as spam yesterday.

Feb 07, 2017 12:14 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not to my knowledge but I think it applies to private parties. Not sure it really does any good.

Feb 06, 2017 10:37 PM
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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

I block and move on.

Feb 06, 2017 10:31 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I get them daily.  I block the number - they just call from another. 

Feb 06, 2017 09:46 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Same here, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - it really has gotten out of hand!  Jeff Dowler just suggested a fix - NoMoRobo.com.  

Feb 06, 2017 09:01 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You can go to the donotcall.gov and report the company that called you, they can be fine up to $16,000.00 per call.

Read Consumer Information from the Federal Trade Commission about companies violating this law and what you can do to protect yourself. 

CLICK HERE:

Feb 07, 2017 05:40 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I love my iPhone. I do have more 'blocked' numbers than legitimate ones.

Feb 07, 2017 05:34 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I wish it would work better than it does now.

Feb 07, 2017 05:19 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I probably got 3 yesterday, as with most days.  It's certainly annoying.

Feb 07, 2017 05:19 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My phone rings off the hook with these calls, seemingly same companies changing their numbers they call from. I was reporting all of them but as it is not doing any good, i just block the numbers on my phone. If i am alone n the car and bored, often i have some fun with the callers. 

Feb 07, 2017 04:41 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We all are confirming the constant spam

Feb 07, 2017 04:40 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

It is against the law here Paul, and I am on the "do not call" register, but I too continue to receive calls daily.  The problem is, these companies are now located offshore with untraceable numbers...

Feb 07, 2017 04:38 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The laws still exist. However, they have become filled with exceptions.

Here is much of the problem as I observe it in the Tampa Bay Area.

Based on agent behavior on AR, some express great distress at being compelled to click a link, I can imagine them also unwilling to listen to the call to the end where pressing  #1 or #2 will remove them from the call list.

Which, by the way, is the requirement of the law. I no longer get 'student loan' relief calls, debt consolidation calls, but those of the PETA persuasion are relentless in the guises they use.

Feb 07, 2017 04:18 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You have to keep renewing your registration, but you'll probably still get calls.

Feb 07, 2017 04:01 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not heard of any expiry of this law in our great nation.

Feb 07, 2017 12:04 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington you are right! People perhaps stopped complaining about them so...

Feb 06, 2017 09:26 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

They always find ways around it I have received inbound calls showing my OWN phone number as the CALLER LOL

Dec 07, 2017 09:47 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too get many a day and sure does seem like it does not matter anymore! 

Feb 09, 2017 03:37 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I don't know what the deal is. My phone is blowing up too!

Feb 08, 2017 12:19 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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They keep finding new ways to skirt the law.

Feb 08, 2017 03:34 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Like Peter Testa said, I am starting to get a lot more texts too, not just calls. It's a good reminder of how we should act/be with phone calls and following the law ourselves as well.

Feb 07, 2017 10:11 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I get calls all the time and its so annoying!!

Feb 07, 2017 06:51 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I believe it is so hard to manage that there is no way to be completely free from getting these calls. I have been blocking them for a year and now don't get more than one a day.

Feb 07, 2017 06:21 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Do not call lists never did slow down the calls

Feb 07, 2017 05:22 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Apparently they have.  We get at least 20 a day - annoying.

Feb 07, 2017 04:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What good rules, laws & regs if not enforced? The Do Not Call mocks us all

Feb 07, 2017 03:13 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would like a 1 year Government contract to go after violators in my state and I am sure I could get 49 of you to work your state. Just think if you could get a bounty for each company who waste our time...

Feb 07, 2017 01:38 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I get the so many calls that I dod not unstand what is going on.

 

Feb 07, 2017 12:48 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

DNC is next to worthless.

Feb 07, 2017 12:33 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Amazing isn't it - where's Ralph Nader when we need him!!!

Feb 07, 2017 11:45 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I think there are a lot of loopholes, and many of these companies rely on the fact that it takes effort to file a lawsuit (and you've got to find them first), so they break the rules hoping no one goes through the effort of calling them on it

Feb 07, 2017 11:20 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

I too receive several solicitation calls a day on my cell even though I've enrolled on the "do not call list" several times over.

Feb 07, 2017 10:22 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It has not sunsetted, but it is only sparsely enforced.  The FCC does not have the money to enforce it (per their own statement) against everyone.  They can only pursue 20-30 cases per year, so they choose to pursue only the big fish like pharmaceutical sales, stock fraud, etc.  The likelihood of the "Attention Business Owners" robo call that rang me at 930 this morning ever being prosecuted is nil.  I submitted a complaint against ADT and was given the brush off by the FCC in response.

 

In addition, the law was written with many loopholes such as "prior business relationship" or "conducting a survey" which allowed people with half a brain to be able to get around the law.  "When we talked last month" is a popular start to calls I get now.  Real Estate coaches used to teach "I'm conducting a real estate survey" as the start of their scripts.

Feb 07, 2017 10:22 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one would never know there is a well defined rule...

Feb 07, 2017 08:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The "law" is a joke. I get 5 calls on average a day. ALL of my numbers are on the registry.  And what about all of the political email spam that just wont stop. Even more now with the administration.  No way to unsubscribe ... they just keep sending their crap!

Feb 07, 2017 08:18 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I also receive these calls every day.

Feb 07, 2017 07:14 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

The law is still there.  Unfortunately, it needs some enforcement.

Feb 07, 2017 06:58 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

That is what triggers the do not call. I doubt it stays that long. I am sure Donald's hot line gets it all the time also.

 

Feb 07, 2017 06:33 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I get calls constantly and repeatedly from website & SEO companies that I have to block.

I just saw an ad for attorneys on tv that said they represent people who are getting unwanted calls from creditors and that it is a $1500 fine. So someone must be making money off of unwanted calls.

Feb 07, 2017 06:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If one is adept at the exceptions, it becomes a numbers game! Actually, if you know the rules, the list can be a source of phone numbers to call!

Feb 07, 2017 06:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Business people do not understand that if they publish a telephone number for business, it is not covered by the do not call registry.

Feb 07, 2017 06:07 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'll never understand what kind of sales are generated by making ice-cold-calls. I also noticed spammers will text you from an email address, rather than a phone #, making it pretty hard to block the messages. 

Feb 07, 2017 05:39 AM