Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

Spam prevention
Ambassador
4,258,081
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We JUST got rid of ours and I hate not having it!

My hubby turns his ringer on silent at night and then forgets to turn it on. If he's not looking at his phone, he doesn't catch my calls when I'm out! He ALWAYS answered the home phone because we had a phone in every room! Yes, I miss my home phone!

Oct 14, 2018 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
556,758
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We got rid of ours at least 5 years ago.  My parents still have theirs - but they are 91 and 89 and have no idea how to handle modern technology.  How I wish we still had "dumb" TVs for them as I have had to run to their home many, many times to help get their movies going and then get the television back to regular viewing. 

Oct 14, 2018 12:11 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

Don't have it. 

Oct 14, 2018 02:22 PM
Ambassador
2,570,942
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  The same people who write checks at the grocery store.

Oct 14, 2018 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
701,772
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We do, my elderly in-laws live with us. The population here has a high number of seniors so I would say 50-60% here in Kelowna. None of my friends or kids do, some of my family does.

Oct 14, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,115
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Don't really know but I think it's way over 10 years I gave it up for me.

Oct 14, 2018 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not many people in my sphere, except my brother who lives in rural Texas panhandle, near Amarillo.

Oct 14, 2018 12:12 PM
Ambassador
3,039,280
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

in my circle of friends and family I'd say 50%, but we live in rural america where cell signal isn't what it is in the city.

Oct 14, 2018 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
4,100,111
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don't know. 

Oct 14, 2018 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
2,062,534
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No idea. 

Oct 14, 2018 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We still have one. I run our DSL internet and fax through it. Mostly use cell phones for basic calling and texting. And, if a cell tower goes down, which they do now and then, and we lose cell service, land line comes in handy.

 I plan on switching to satellite internet soon from a company in Frederick MD, and get rid of the DSL, but we'll probably still keep a landline.

Oct 14, 2018 01:45 PM
Ambassador
2,605,976
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Those who have not completely embraced technology may still have one. We gave ours up a year ago. We only got sales calls on it anyway!

Oct 14, 2018 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,118,298
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No clue... haven't had one for years and years myself.

Oct 15, 2018 06:37 AM
Ambassador
4,864,514
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Will- we gave ours up years ago when I realized that everyone called us on your cell phones. 

Oct 14, 2018 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
910,991
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Fewer each day. Yet...we still have one.

Neither of our daughters have a land line.

We communicate with our granddaughters by text, face time, instagram, and cell.

Oct 14, 2018 02:03 PM
Rainmaker
808,847
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We don't even have a landline plumbed into our house, so we couldn't have one even if we wanted to. I just found our old phone in a box when cleaning out the closet and put it in the donation pile yesterday. -Kasey

Oct 14, 2018 01:31 PM
Ambassador
1,821,266
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

3

Oct 14, 2018 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
5,588,321
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Have no idea!  A

Oct 14, 2018 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
684,765
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have a land line & I am not ready to cut the cord yet. For one, it's good when your cell phones not cooperating. Also I work with a lot of people that still use a fax to send me things. When I work on short sales (which I do quite often) larger institutions like Wells Fargo & many Servicers require documents faxed in. I do however block incoming calls on my land line. All calls come to my cell. 

Oct 15, 2018 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
710,004
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Have not had one in at least 4 to 5 years now.... 

Oct 15, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,044,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew.  Personally I have not had a land line for years.

Oct 15, 2018 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
454,779
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I cut the cord about 5 years ago. I would say about 30% of Baby Boomers or older still have one in my sphere

Oct 15, 2018 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
889,027
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I think it the same number that own a 'real' camera.

Oct 15, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,736,888
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

Not me.  If you can't reach me on my cell phone I don't want to be found.   

In answer to your question, I'd say less than 50% of households have a landline... and it continues to dwindle.

Oct 14, 2018 07:36 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,268
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Will Hamm I would think the number has dropped to probably less than half the households.  It would be interesting to know the number!

Oct 14, 2018 06:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,641,802
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My wife refuses to let go of her landline. Her cell is for emergencies only

Oct 14, 2018 05:01 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,723
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no idea.

Oct 14, 2018 03:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,922,214
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Have no idea Will 

Oct 14, 2018 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I DO have a landline, but I have all the phones unplugged....the tel # came with the cable package.... and it's good to have a backup system in case it's needed....

Oct 14, 2018 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

< 20% ???

Oct 14, 2018 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do, it is the only number my mon calls me on. No one else seems to call on it. But the package was cheaper with it than with out it

Oct 15, 2018 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
259,017
Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

guilty, I like my land line, and its bundled in with my cable and internet so cost is 10 month. If I only had 2 of the 3 , my bill is 18 more a month. I figure having a land lind saves me $$$! go figure!

Oct 15, 2018 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
611,146
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Still have a land line for home office phone, plus 5 extensions in the other rooms. I am not ready to give that up.

The clarity of speaking with someone out of the area, is worth the cost.

Eve

Oct 15, 2018 05:33 AM
Ambassador
2,074,337
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

We still have the "land line" phone although we learned it is no longer a true land line like they used to be, routed through computer modem now. Tried to get rid of it and the cable company told us we wouldn't be able to get some of our channels, I think it's a ruse. 

Oct 15, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
542,909
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I would guess less than 20%.

Oct 15, 2018 04:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,616,999
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Depends on if you count businesses, if you don't less than 5%

Oct 15, 2018 02:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,519,251
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most elder homeowners. Just a habit. 

Oct 14, 2018 11:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Digital now connected to fiberglas line.

I think they added booster in the area.

Oct 14, 2018 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,216,884
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

My husband insists on having one as a backup so we still do. Not sure if it ever gets used. But it is there just in case. 

Oct 14, 2018 06:35 PM
Ambassador
5,409,680
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I still have one, keep resolving to cut the cord, yet here it is right next to my desk.

Oct 14, 2018 06:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,210,670
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have not had a land line in 4+ years!

Oct 15, 2018 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am sure there ios a stat somewhere on this. Been a while for us.

Oct 15, 2018 06:54 AM
Ambassador
3,056,557
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have no clue.  

I know that I still have one and love it ... and the ability to talk hands-free with a good quality connection that never drops off! 

Oct 15, 2018 09:10 AM
Ambassador
952,922
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

The only people I know are the in-laws. 

Oct 15, 2018 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,002
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 have two, one in each office (home office & professional office).

Oct 15, 2018 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,939,658
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do, but rarely get a call REALLY for me on it.

Oct 17, 2018 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
622,421
The Villages Realty
The Villages Realty - San Jose, CA
"Our Performance Will Move You!"

I'm I'm guessing it is around 10-20%.  Don't have data to back it up though.

Oct 15, 2018 09:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,875
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have one and many people I know have one. Still more reliable than the cell during a storm and dead spots in my area

Oct 15, 2018 08:08 PM
Rainer
92,032
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

With the price of string and Cambell's Soup cans, I had to give mine up...

Oct 15, 2018 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,387,343
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I wish I still had the old POTS land line that'll work in a power failure.  I have a VoIP landline as do my parents and a few other people I know.  Sometimes cell phone reception is bad, but most importantly if you're in need of emergency services, they won't be able to find you on your cell phone without a lot of work and there is no guarantee they'll get accurate coordinates.  A land line immediately tells them your address.

Oct 15, 2018 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
129,638
sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

I still do and I use it mainly for my fax maching. . . . . 

Oct 15, 2018 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have one.  When the power is out and the cell towers are down (or busy) the old copper wires still work like a charm.

Oct 15, 2018 06:53 AM