Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

800-123-4567

Mar 17, 2017 06:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dashes, but I think you took a photo of my old phone!

Mar 17, 2017 12:13 PM
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6,350,068
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dashes or  Parentheses

Mar 17, 2017 09:57 AM
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1,046,023
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

You mean when I'm Googling to find out who the hell it is? Dashes. It's only way they recognize a phone number.

Mar 17, 2017 09:43 AM
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1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never do periods.

Mar 17, 2017 07:30 PM
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897,438
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Dashes for me; hate periods; no need for paretheses.

Mar 17, 2017 05:31 PM
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4,970,436
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I always use dashes

Mar 17, 2017 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
674,544
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

Dashes, with no parentheses.

Answer with : "hello, is this the party with whom I'm speaking?"

Mar 17, 2017 02:28 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Lily Tomlin as the telephone lady knows.  Love the photo you posted, I use ( ) and dash.  European numbers, we just dial them and don't worry about it.  A

Mar 17, 2017 02:15 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I personally use and like the period it looks cleaner. No parentheses.

Mar 17, 2017 11:40 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

 

My phone number, on my card, has dashes but I also also own my phone number as a  .com.

You can google my number with dots, dashes or neither.

Mar 17, 2017 11:20 AM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, 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 usually list numbers with periods

Mar 17, 2017 11:15 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am a dash-man and favor parenthesis too

Mar 17, 2017 10:24 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer this: (800)123-4567

Mar 17, 2017 10:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Periods on my business card but I tend to be more traditional in emailing when citing telephone numbers, using a ( ) and hyphen (123) 456-7890. Guess I really don't have a strong preference

Mar 17, 2017 09:45 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

Our business cards and the signature at the bottom of my blog are periods. I think it is cleaner and easier to read. But I noticed that within actual blog posts I sometimes inconsistently use dashes. I don't often use parentheses.-Kasey

Mar 17, 2017 09:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - parenthesis around the area code and a dash after 3 digits.

(123) 456-7890.

For a non-USA number,  the format will be as per that country.

Example for India (91 being country code) - +91 xxxxx xxxxx.

Mar 17, 2017 10:43 PM
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3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I always use a dash

Mar 17, 2017 07:47 PM
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3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I prefer dashes or the parentheses with dashes. 

Mar 17, 2017 04:12 PM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Well one thing is for sure I like that yellow phone!  I like dots myself but whatever makes the phone ring is fine by me!

Mar 17, 2017 03:28 PM
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1,839,526
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

My mom won't let me call overseas so I don't. 

I like both with dots as my website offers & then on other things I just do the old fashioned way with the brackets.

Mar 17, 2017 01:16 PM
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706,622
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Dashes!

Mar 17, 2017 10:23 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Either way as long as the numbers are BIG.

Eve

Mar 17, 2017 10:00 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just dashes.....

Mar 17, 2017 09:54 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I got in the habit of using periods. No experiene with International phone numbers.

Mar 17, 2017 09:03 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Using periods is very European. I don't care one way or another, so long as the number is correct.

Mar 18, 2017 06:06 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Fred,

I prefer the 123-456-7890, it is easier to dial if I forward to my cell number.

The periods are neat but they appear as IP addressees.

Mar 18, 2017 04:49 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

555.555.5555 is my preference.  

Mar 18, 2017 04:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Dashes or parentheses (for the phone linkability) - people can't click on phone numbers with dots and make a call just with a click - they have to type in the number instead.

Mar 17, 2017 10:57 PM
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321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I like the look with periods. I use dashes for business.

Mar 17, 2017 09:31 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

111-111-1111 I know this one will be tapable.

Mar 17, 2017 09:21 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm with Jeff Dowler on this one, Fred. LOVE the retro phone photo you posted with this Question. 

Mar 17, 2017 08:39 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I like all 3, but for typing I use - sometimes . rarely ().

Mar 17, 2017 06:12 PM
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352,976
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Periods....clearer and easier to read in most cases.  

Mar 17, 2017 03:45 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

I like the look of the period, but don't really care if it's a period or dash as long as they can reach me and my number is clickable when seen from a mobile device.   

Mar 17, 2017 12:19 PM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

I like the look with the periods. It looks more modern.

 

Mar 17, 2017 12:09 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm in the habit of using dashes, but could certainly change if there was a reason for it.

Mar 17, 2017 09:41 AM
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969,248
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

I prefer the periods.

Mar 17, 2017 09:30 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It would be wise to treat published telephone numbers the same as email addresses. Realize that on some media formats, bots are able to identify and scrape the data. Emails, SS# and telephone number all have a specific format that make them targets.

I would recommend the dot and a space for numbers appearing on line. Unfortunately, some templated websites have  a preformatted tele field making my recommended number two places too long.

123. 456. 7890

It is highly likely the reader will be calling from a mobile device. This opens the possibilities to alternatives to human readable numbers.

Of course there are those who fear clicking a link whose destination they are unsure of. These folks will fear methods that are not human readable also, although much of what they do on line is cloaked from thier view. Go figure.

Mar 17, 2017 09:11 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

No preference, they all work.

Mar 18, 2017 05:56 AM
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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

Bob Crane nailed this one!

Mar 18, 2017 05:27 AM
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986,652
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not sure if I prefer, but I use dashes and Parens all the time - my husband the I.T. guy uses dots all the time

He's been international a lot long than I and perhaps that's why?

Mar 18, 2017 05:16 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I use dshe

Mar 17, 2017 09:48 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on where it is being used.

Mar 17, 2017 12:26 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

some banks prefer 123456789

what can I say?

Mar 17, 2017 09:46 AM
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908,238
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I use all three formats.

Mar 17, 2017 09:08 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 use both.

Mar 20, 2017 10:24 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Still dashes

 

Mar 20, 2017 09:56 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I'm old-school with the parantheses.

Mar 19, 2017 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Fred - I use the dashes so smart phones can read it.

Mar 19, 2017 12:22 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Dashes - I get a little annoyed by the periods - seems to be a new thing that has come into my brokerage.  I prefer the dashes....

Mar 18, 2017 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

make the call

Mar 18, 2017 03:29 PM
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1,954,750
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I use them all but lean toward dashes. 

Mar 18, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,848
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm a huge fan of the period.  Been using it since 97 or 98.  Looks better on a website for some reason, maybe because URLs and emails have periods too.

Mar 18, 2017 12:08 PM
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3,338,624
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I use both.  One of my business cards as a period and the other a dash. No parentheses around the area code. 

Mar 18, 2017 10:01 AM
Rainmaker
7,785,759
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I use dashes.

Mar 18, 2017 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,426
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I like the periods.

Mar 18, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Dashes. 908-917-4189.

Mar 18, 2017 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
5,189,410
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am a dash man, but like the look of periods!

Mar 18, 2017 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like putting dots such as 603.555.5555 it is easier than -

Mar 18, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Preference for a DASH but do you know the reason why the numbers are supposed to be separated in the first place?

Feb 22, 2018 06:12 PM