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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School you are so right about it! There are some loopholes in the system - so even if you think you are registered, THEY have a way out! Not heard of anyone penalized for this, yet.

Aug 23, 2015 09:34 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

For many years it was. Now I'm starting to get these google calls, and it's pissing me off. 

Aug 22, 2015 10:58 AM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

I will not.

Nov 23, 2018 04:42 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

I think the do not call list is a communist plot to destroy honest businesses while allowing fake non profits, politicians and other criminals to continue to call me 3000 times a day!

Aug 22, 2015 02:38 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It seems to work for awhile and then it doesn't. I resort to blocking the numbers.

Mar 19, 2017 05:47 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Not effective for me either.  It is very annoying!

Aug 24, 2015 02:02 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There are always exceptions, but I have seen a big drop in sales calls since this was instituted. I have also let go of my home phone which is the best way to get rid of these calls.

Aug 23, 2015 11:11 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Well because I'm a business I think that's why they're allowed to call us here.

Aug 23, 2015 10:21 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Same. Every time I pick up a phone I ask who is calling. After that I add the name and line ''do not answer''.

Aug 23, 2015 05:03 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have read that adding your number to the DNC list is a great way to get spam calls because some out-of-country callers apparently use it on that basis to find numbers to call.

Aug 22, 2015 09:42 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Me either; however once we got rid of our land line I hardly get telemarketing calls on my cell phone.

Aug 22, 2015 09:37 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

Captain Wayne - I do think calls stopped for a short while, but they are certainly back in full force now.

Aug 22, 2015 04:36 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I have not tried it, so I don't know.

Aug 22, 2015 02:46 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I agree it has not been effective.  I added my cell # also and that has not slowed down solicitors from calling me.  I just block them on my cell so I do not receive calls, emails or text from them,

Aug 22, 2015 10:13 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Tammy Lankford makes a good point. I find most of the unwanted calls we get are in the exempt category. IMO it is much too broad.

Aug 22, 2015 08:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It is no longer effective for our home phone number. On some days, I am tempted to change the number we have used for many years.

Aug 22, 2015 05:58 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NNO...but I am afraid of losing customer calls.

Aug 22, 2015 04:43 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

As soon as I have an inkling of it being a sale call, I blurt out, "this is a do not call number.." and they will either hang up or apologize and generally do not call back.

Aug 22, 2015 04:40 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

No, not any more.  It used to work better years ago.

Aug 22, 2015 04:00 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

So many people are "exempt", surveyors, politicians, people you have done business with.  It's not supposed to be used for business lines.  I finally turned off my phone number because that's all we ever got.

Aug 22, 2015 03:38 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Still get calls.  

Aug 22, 2015 02:50 AM
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Johnny Davis
Florida Realty Investments - Clermont, FL
Where SOLD Happens!

Nope, they still call!

Aug 22, 2015 02:04 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I don't think it has ever been effective, then again with our business who knows how we get on some call lists. It's never ending!

Aug 22, 2015 02:01 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School I'm getting more calls than ever. Telemarketers have devised a way to spoof cell phone number. I'm sure they are very difficult to trace. My call blocker is working overtime. I still turn them to to the Do Not Call list. Hopefully, they are still following up on these.

Aug 22, 2015 02:01 AM
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Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
BobHaywood.com

If you use your cell phone as your business line, adding it to the do not call list doesn't work.  But on an Iphone, you can block spam numbers forever and never, ever have to hear from them again.  Not sure about Androids.

Aug 22, 2015 01:18 AM