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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Troy Erickson and Nina Hollander  you are both absolutely right. I did call them back when you do it says the google voice user.. blah blah blah. It forces you to leave a message not person has yet to answer.

 

Jan 23, 2015 11:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Thankfully not, so far. It will be interesting to see what happens. Legally, if a home is listed with one agent, other agents have no right to "speak" with that seller unless the seller initiates the contact.

Jan 23, 2015 09:51 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not see other agents using it but have seen scammers using it. Both on my sellers and myself. Now just another warning to add to the list

Jan 23, 2015 09:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Many agents in my area are using Google Voice. They use it primarily to screen their calls.

Jan 23, 2015 01:12 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Vera - I'm not sure how using Google Voice allows agents the right to contact a seller who is already represented by an agent. This would still be a violation either way, and all one would have to to is call that Google Voice number to see who answers.

Jan 23, 2015 09:33 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Gabe Sanders absolutely 2 of my sellers were savvy enough to let them know it was unacceptable. 

Jan 23, 2015 07:53 AM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I know how that works, but in our area, once a person is signed with a realtor, that is an issue for the Board.

Jan 23, 2015 07:53 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

Lots of agents as well as businesses are using Google Voice these days.  Though, that's no excuse to call someone that's represented by a Realtor.

Jan 23, 2015 07:36 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not experienced it with my clients. Atleast I have not heard about it.

Jan 23, 2015 06:48 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Nope, and I don't know how you would know whether it was google voice or not.  As you can tell I don't have one of those numbers...

Jan 23, 2015 05:31 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Not that I know of.

Sep 15, 2019 09:56 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No.

Jun 02, 2018 10:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

No.

Jan 28, 2018 10:11 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not my sellers.

Jan 22, 2018 08:38 PM
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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

Does it matter whether it's Google Voice or another provider?

May 21, 2017 05:59 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Debbie Reynolds that is what it was intended for business wise. Plus you could call for free, keeping down minutes etc. 

Scott Godzyk that is terrible, sorry that happened to you. Sadly it is one more thing to have to keep up with. 

 

Jan 23, 2015 11:56 PM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Suzanne McLaughlin it is here too. I was quite surprised. Their wording was to keep them in mind. 

Jan 23, 2015 07:55 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
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Evelyn Johnston  when you call the number back it automatically tells you it is a google voice number.

Gita Bantwal It is a pretty new tactic. So your name does not come up on caller ID.

Jan 23, 2015 07:49 AM