Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

There are plenty of people who want to call, not email. The phone number should be obvious...and please pick up when people call!

Mar 02, 2016 02:20 AM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I'm not one of those.   My phone number, address, email etc., etc. is everywhere.   That's how I meet a large number of my clients; they contact me.   I've even been told I overdo it sometimes but they need my help and I need their business.   Hello, can we talk ?

Mar 02, 2016 09:55 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That has been the biggest issue now days trying to find a phone number of someone to call

Mar 02, 2016 03:15 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I too find it frustrating but it is definitely easier to find a phone number for a business.

Mar 02, 2016 03:05 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

<Raising hand>

It is very irritating to only have email to communicate through, or worse yet, the most frequently q & a's. If you can't find an answer there you are stuck.

Mar 02, 2016 01:56 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Phone numbers should be private.  UNLESS they are for a business, or for a business person.  Why would that business make it difficult to find their phone number?

Mar 08, 2016 12:04 PM
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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 think many are now removing their phone numbers and direct email, and going thru a form, so no one has it.  It is frustrating!  

Mar 04, 2016 01:40 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I find it extremely frustrating.  It's a bit like saying "I want your business but I want it on my terms."

Mar 03, 2016 03:47 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes. Even if you do find the number, say for customer service, good luck getting through. Finding prospect names can be a challenge. I often feel like a little detective.

Mar 02, 2016 10:32 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

frustrating how most websites do not allow anyway to contact other than filling in a form, and many of them compound the issue by making you fill in a captcha form.

I like those with an email address and a phone number.

Mar 02, 2016 06:34 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jack. It can be a paid in the ass, but easier to find when I make that part of my search request.

Mar 02, 2016 06:11 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 It's always best to make your phone number obvious on all marketing.

Mar 02, 2016 05:53 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

818.516.4393  Call Me.  Send Me A Text.  

Mar 02, 2016 04:48 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I usually don't have trouble finding phone numbers for people. But it is more common for me to search through pages on the web to get the number for customer service in companies. Frustrating!

Mar 02, 2016 04:10 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never had problems to find a phone, but often have troubles to reach a live person by calling it. 

Mar 02, 2016 03:17 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

this is the worst and most common mistake of any website.

Mar 02, 2016 02:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - phone is still my #1 choice for contacting a person. (And for lead generation, too.)

Mar 02, 2016 12:59 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I only call people who have invited me to call or my friends.  I don't have to find those numbers.

Mar 02, 2016 12:29 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

So many web sites don't even have phone numbers! 

Mar 02, 2016 12:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It is very difficult most days to find someone's phone number or email.  Makes it easier for me to get their leads!

Mar 02, 2016 10:44 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am also frustrated with that and find more and more pages just want you to email and then wait for a call.

Mar 02, 2016 10:08 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I agree with you

Mar 02, 2016 09:58 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

If it does not show up in Google it's not there.

Mar 02, 2016 08:40 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I swear they bury the phone on purpose.  I prefer to phone also but have a very hard time finding the phone number or sometimes impossible to find.

Mar 02, 2016 07:31 AM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

I never find the phone numbers I need. . .

Mar 02, 2016 06:49 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jack Lewitz This is very good question.

Mar 02, 2016 06:35 AM
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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

I had that problem just yesterday... trying to find a phone number.  They hide behind a contact form, requesting my number but won't display theirs.  What's that all about?    Ugh!

Mar 02, 2016 04:29 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

It's easier to send them an email asking them to call you.  

Mar 02, 2016 03:34 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's very hard these days to track down a phone number.

Mar 02, 2016 03:31 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some site operators don't want you to contact them by phone.

Mar 02, 2016 03:27 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

It really bothers me when it a service i pay for and they hide their phone number.

Mar 02, 2016 01:55 AM