Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Don't forget the part where they start insulting you and telling you how much you suck at your Google placement and being found on the Internet. It is a great way to win new business, right?

Oct 02, 2018 02:17 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I do not like it in a box,
I do not like it with a fox.
I do not like it on a train, on a boat nor Active Rain.

I do not like it, Dan, I said.
I do not like them inside my head.

I really wish that they were...
not calling me so often.

Oct 02, 2018 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,606
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I don't believe them. 

The best my mom answers:" I speak with accent and my customers are Russian speaking"

Boy, you would hear how they reply 

- Your English is very good, I understand you very well. 

Oct 02, 2018 05:46 PM
Ambassador
3,058,497
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not love it.  

I got a call from a company responding to my interest ... "we know you expressed interest in [blank] ...."  

Bull-Crappy ... I expressed no such interest ... let's just get to the lies right out of the gate!  So much deception.  

No, I do not love it 

Oct 02, 2018 05:10 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, NO, definitely not, Dan!

I'm with Debbie Reynolds - I always give them a smart a$$ answer - "Well, that's strange...you and over a dozen other people trying to sell me something after finding me online, call me each and every week. What search engine are you using?" 

Oct 02, 2018 06:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I don't remember that happening to me but I've never subscribed to either devil (T or Z) Dan Tabit .

Oct 02, 2018 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Don't love it...

Oct 02, 2018 04:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dan,

We just say, thank you, we are not your customer, don't waste your time with us.  If they persist, we hang up.  A

Oct 02, 2018 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have learned to disconnect from untruthfulness as appropriate. 

Oct 02, 2018 05:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Good my phone shows these calls as a Spam Call. 

I don't answer.

Oct 02, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,705
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

It doesn't happen all that often but it does. I find it annoying as if you turned it around - how would they like it? Last one was a LO, I should have thought to go to his site, pasted what he wrote me & sent it as a lead.

 

Oct 02, 2018 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Nope...I don't 'love it' either -

Oct 02, 2018 02:41 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I put myself in their shoes. When I do it hits me. Change professions!

Oct 02, 2018 02:03 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Everyone is selling someone something. I'm fine with it (whether it's legit or not, I'm interested in the techniques of some marketers), bought $2,000 worth of ad stickers for business from a legit telemarketer who called me out of the blue recently. I think it'll more than pay for itself (non real estate business).

As for telemarketing itself, it's a very effective and efficient way in achieving results. With a data base or leads (I do buy leads for a non real estate business) I'm off making sales and appointments...AND beating my competition royally.

Oct 02, 2018 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

That has not happened to me (yet?)! Wow. I'd be totally po'd over that approach.

Oct 02, 2018 10:21 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm pretty good at getting off the phone quickly. I love their opening lines!

Oct 02, 2018 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

I can hang up so quickly.

Oct 02, 2018 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

My assistant is excellent at fending off these calls. I just don't talk to them.

Oct 02, 2018 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Time to hang up.

Oct 02, 2018 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have this happen with people registering on our website as well. -Kasey

Oct 02, 2018 03:24 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Obviously they can't sell if they have to be "sneaky" about it.  I'm with you on the frustration level!

Oct 02, 2018 03:21 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

haven't had that happen

Oct 02, 2018 03:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, no thanks!

Oct 02, 2018 02:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Had one today who was dishonest.  I hung up on him.

Oct 02, 2018 08:42 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I do not typically get them trying to be so sly. I am sick and tired of the "I'm called real estate agents that purchase their own insurance."

Oct 02, 2018 05:08 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  No.

Oct 02, 2018 04:34 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I agree! It’s very disruptive and frustrating. 

Oct 02, 2018 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I've never bought anything from a telemarketer & never will. That's just not how I shop. They get a "I'm not interested" & hung up on.

Oct 03, 2018 04:27 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

yes, it's like my favorite.

Oct 02, 2018 09:39 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, I deliberately talk to them when I have 2 minutes, I'm always amused when they do; just today, one asked me for advice on how he could do better.

Oct 02, 2018 09:22 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

They have never tried to sell me anything, they must read my comments here and know it is a waste of time.

Oct 02, 2018 09:03 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I get these must sell my home from past clients also. It really disturb me it really wants to get my attention. They did it again. 

I told them they need to contact their buyer agent since I was not involved with that transaction. Very slick people not very sincere people.....

Oct 02, 2018 06:36 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Me neither, but we all have to make a living somehow.

Oct 02, 2018 04:16 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's all part of doing business with 3rd party sites - which of course I do not do

Oct 02, 2018 03:14 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Love it?"

That not what comes to mind first.

Now, if a business person calls, and THEY are the provider of a tangible service, and they may even be the owner, that is ok with me. I'll listen and encourage them to keep at the grind. Calling is effective.

Unlike so many who will respond, I do not begrudge a business owner the option of doing what real estate agents are often to timid to do, but agents don't describe it that way.

However, those computer generated voices cause in increase in blood temperature. I have played along and then when someone showed up at my door, there was a 'come to Jesus' meeting.

The stage is set right when you open the door and take the picture without saying a word. They know this will not end well for them.

PS: You modified your question since I posted the above response. With the new information I believe you are getting EXACTLY WHAT YOU DESERVE for playing patty-cake with the Evil Empire.

Agents hire the Evil Empire to misrepresent on their behalf. It is good to know it's a double edged sword.  You could choose to rise above and run a business that does not support organization of evil intent.

Oct 02, 2018 02:04 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I usually don't answer my phone unless the caller ID comes up from my contacts list. 95% don't leave a message, and that's OK with me. Of those who do leave a message, most are "press 1 for English" or similar...

No i don't love these calls. I don't even like them.
Bruce

 

Oct 02, 2018 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I rarely answer those calls now that I have the Hiya app on my phone. It flags suspicious calls as spam or telemarketer and I let those go to voicemail...most don't leave a voicemail then I use the block caller feature on my iPhone.

Oct 02, 2018 09:10 PM
Rainer
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I tell them I am so so so busy that I could not possible think about paying for referrals at this time. 

Oct 03, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I cut them off quickly 

Oct 03, 2018 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Apparently, anyone who is in any industry is a lead for somebody selling into that industry. I seem to be a lead for every helpful insurance agent who is concerned about my health coverage. I receive around ten canned calls per week. So no, not a big fan of this. :-)

Oct 03, 2018 06:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It happens every day. When in the car alone i like to "play" with them hoping they remove my number but the next day they cal again. Asking them to stop has not worked

Oct 03, 2018 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
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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

I politely tell them I'm not interested.  If they persist, I hang up on them.

Oct 03, 2018 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,047,526
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Another reason I don't answer unless I know who is calling.

Oct 03, 2018 04:42 AM
Rainer
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Its very annoying, I started getting them as soon as I started marketing.

Oct 03, 2018 01:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Got one for a home stager via realtor.com   Glad I don't pay for them.

Oct 03, 2018 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Nice... to sucker you into taking the call.

Oct 03, 2018 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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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 agree, and they go through my web site all the time! 

Oct 06, 2018 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

My iPhone has more blocked numbers than saved ones. Sad comentary on our business today. So many vultures that prey on the unsuspecting agetns to steal their hard-earned money

Oct 06, 2018 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
197,490
Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I received a call yesterday from a new telemarketing firm I hadn't heard of before. They had a lead for me! The cost of the lead was only $97. And if it didn't work out with this particular buyer, they would replace it with another buyer. OK.... not sounding tooo toooo bad. Oh but wait.... Here's the catch. In order for me to get the lead I had to agree to purchase a bundled package of 12 leads at $97 each in advance. HAHAHAHAHA. OMG THAT'S A GOOD ONE! I which these scammers would just give it up. It's so exhausting dealing with the industry on top of weeding through the BS.

Oct 04, 2018 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree

Oct 04, 2018 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,222,116
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Drives me nuts.  I get about 20 spam robocalls a day.

Oct 04, 2018 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Working and paying from those non-professional sites will bleed you dry.  Get smart and start marketing yourself

Oct 03, 2018 05:42 PM