Spam prevention
Rainmaker
1,709,099
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I've used it when a "no caller id" caller kept calling me. I used Trapcall to unlock that phone number and then I called the caller with a blocked number. Other than that, I don't block my number.

Dec 14, 2017 06:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,668,802
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

No, I see no reason to. 

Dec 14, 2017 07:54 PM
Ambassador
3,991,856
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really have nothing to hide so blocking my ID is  just not me Fred Griffin 

Dec 14, 2017 07:30 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 do not but am aware that those are available.

Dec 14, 2017 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,622,957
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, never have.  If I get a call with the number blocked it goes to voice-mail as I will not answer it

Dec 15, 2017 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,692,684
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Blocking & voice mail awaits all spammers & policeman balls ticket sellers

Dec 14, 2017 07:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,361,634
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

No...I just block robo-callers every day. One day they'll run out of phone numbers.

Dec 14, 2017 05:51 PM
Rainer
16,880
Tyra Hatcher Mitchell
Alliance Realty - Portland, ME
Southern Maine Realtor

I don't. I dont like it when companies do that to me so I wont do it to others

Dec 14, 2017 05:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,559,528
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I do not ever use that. I do not spam/scam people, no reason to hide. 

Dec 14, 2017 11:03 PM
Ambassador
4,747,139
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No never. But I block lots of incoming numbers and don't answer "unknown" calls

Dec 14, 2017 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,164,970
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not.

Dec 14, 2017 09:19 PM
Ambassador
5,763,029
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont and any numbers that show with a blocked ID get automatically blocked on our phones.

Dec 14, 2017 08:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,580,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NO, NO and NO...

Dec 14, 2017 05:29 PM
Rainmaker
4,503,851
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't block my number from showing and I don't use any of those codes... who has time to remember them. I just dial and hope to get through to someone. Spam calls I block after the fact.

Dec 15, 2017 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
711,944
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Ok... here comes the truth... confession... I have used Slydial.... on people I know that if I call them and they answer, despite my telling them I only have a few minutes, they'll go on for ever and ever.... 

Dec 14, 2017 08:38 PM
Ambassador
4,569,288
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

No and when someone does it to me, they go straight to voicemail!

Dec 14, 2017 08:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not use any

Dec 14, 2017 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
508,854
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Thanks for your question, Fred Griffin ! I don't and I don't pick up phone that block their number.  It is always a sales call (I was picking it up in the past) and eventhough I'm registered in do not call list, they still call anyway.

Dec 15, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,058,150
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Can't say that I do Fred Griffin 

Dec 15, 2017 07:41 AM
Ambassador
3,162,655
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not.  

Dec 15, 2017 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I blocked my Caller ID on my iPhone and found out no one was answering my calls. Caller ID was coming up as 'Private' and people weren't answering it.

Dec 15, 2017 06:23 AM
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

I don't.  I had to use google to find out what verticle codes are!  

Dec 15, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
598,824
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I don't use any of these tools and didn't even know about *60 or *77.

Dec 15, 2017 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,574,499
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nevr knew about this "feature."  Not sure if I would ever do it.

Dec 15, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,386,212
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Every now and then, there is a person i need to call who i do not want to have my number, or do not want them to know it is me from calling. I wish there was a code to block ALL telemarketers as it is up from 1-2 to 4-5 a day. 

Dec 15, 2017 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
916,348
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course. That's the only way I can get SIS and my cat to answer my calls.

Dec 15, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
4,578,377
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Easy answer is I do not!

Dec 15, 2017 05:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,360,976
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I do not use those features.

Dec 15, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
577,339
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No, I have never blocked my cell phone from any number... If it's a sales call, I get rid of them pretty quickly, but it also could be a Buyer or Seller!

Dec 15, 2017 04:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,134,123
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

No. My tin can and string is pretty basic. Pull it tighter for better reception and speak clearly into the can man. The string can get awfully long and entanglement is a bone of contention though Fred Griffin !

Dec 15, 2017 04:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Apple let's you block calls with the phone without doing this.

Dec 15, 2017 03:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,126
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No

Dec 15, 2017 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
850,322
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have not, but there are times when it's appropriate.

Dec 15, 2017 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,185,039
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hate to get a call with no ID. 

Dec 15, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Beth Atalay nailed this one!

Dec 15, 2017 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,346,564
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, I need to know some of these codes.

 

Dec 17, 2017 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,337,059
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I make a call, I hope they know it is me.   Have not used these!  

Dec 17, 2017 08:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,431,711
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hadn't known about that one.  Pretty cool, but my number is all over the place anyways.  Could be useful for rescue stuff though.

Dec 15, 2017 04:58 PM
Ambassador
1,905,567
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No.  I figure if I don't want them to know who is calling, I shouldn't be calling them.  That's the way I feel about unidentified numbers calling me.  If they don't want me to know who they are, they shouldn't be calling me and I don't answer. 

Dec 15, 2017 11:22 AM
Rainmaker
7,051,058
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Dec 15, 2017 11:09 AM
Rainer
150,216
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I didn't know that it did that though I don't think that I would have reason to use it.

I know that many marketing companies are using local numbers to call me to sell real estate services, Google upgrades, etc. 

Dec 15, 2017 09:38 AM