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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

So true.

May 24, 2018 11:05 PM
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

Yes, no longer of significance.

Oct 23, 2017 07:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

800 numbers died when cell phones became the norm.

Oct 13, 2017 11:17 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Annette nailed this one!

May 08, 2017 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Annette Lawrence a well thought out and concise answer.  Thank you.  And yes my decision was made based on my results and area.  I was interested in knowing or getting a gleam of more than just my area.  Thank you again for the time in your answer.  Mark

Jan 14, 2015 03:45 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint you may be right - in fact, now is the time for TEXTing! (And people know 800# is a call capture!)

Jan 14, 2015 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,725,575
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I cancelled mine so long ago it has to be more than 10 years. My company provides me this service for free and I use it, but I don't find it particularly effective. It's a listing sales tool and it doesn't cost me anything.

Jan 13, 2015 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
813,243
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I only use toll free # on my sign riders. It has a 24 hour recorded message that takes the place of flier box.

Jan 13, 2015 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Mark, you are actually the one who can answer this question.

Did anyone call your 800 #? No, that is why you are ending the service.

But...you should ask yourself, is anyone calling the telephone number on your yard sign? If the answer is still no, then your decision may be well founded.

In my area of FLORIDA, many folks are trolling the streets looking for For Sale signs who are from In,, Ohio, Pa, Iowa, NY, VA, KY, WV, MI, VT, MA, who have no plug in to the local market so they DO call those numbers.

However, as expert in marketing, we must be aware if we are guiding the consumer to take the action we want. If I provide an 800# AND a qr code AND a flier, AND a 'talking house," the consumer will have all the info they believe they need. The result is, because of MY action, I interfered with the consumer and prevented them from doing what I wanted and to be frank, what they wanted to do.

Now there are legions who will say some established practices are DOA, such as cold calling, door knocking, fliers, door hangers, open houses, direct mail, the list goes on and on (800#s), but this conclusion is false. They all still work, are very low cost, but must be adapted to the existing market place. 

Conclusion: Using an 800# to provide home information to an audience swamped in information and mobility enabled would be an invalid application of that resource.

Jan 13, 2015 09:40 PM
Rainer
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Most definately. I think local area codes are becoming a thing of he past, as are landlines.

Jan 13, 2015 06:10 PM