Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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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

Short and sweet, just like me;

or at least, that's what my husband says !

Mar 18, 2016 07:21 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Niver a default anything in my auto-responses whether by phone, text, or email. But my message is not 4 minutes long, either.

Mar 17, 2016 11:40 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

Short and to the point...

Mar 17, 2016 11:39 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I record my own.

Mar 17, 2016 10:10 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yikes!   Short...not so sure about sweet.    Name.  Thanks.  Leave message.

Mar 17, 2016 06:55 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Short and sweet. Four minutes is too long. I would think it would discourage leaving a message.

Mar 17, 2016 11:22 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Mine is short; too bad we cannot have a fast forward for their's!

Mar 17, 2016 10:56 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I used to have a long one until i called myself and now it is short and sweet

Mar 17, 2016 10:31 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

It always concerns me when the VM doesn't verify the user's name !

Mar 17, 2016 10:29 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The person who does not know to hit * or # gets to hear the whole message.

I do mention chocolate....does that make it a sweet message?

Four minutes. And you did it twice! 

I can not think of anything I need that bad.  Some one believes the caller does not have a choice. That could be a mistake.

Mar 17, 2016 10:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have a short message.

Mar 17, 2016 09:59 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I have my own msg and it has alternative phone # to call if I'm not available.  Mine might be a bit too long, but it's not 4 mins.

Mar 17, 2016 09:34 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Short and sometimes not so sweet....  

Mar 17, 2016 09:26 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

4 minutes. Really? Eternity. I worked in radio--you'd be amazed what can be accomplished during a 4 minute song. HA! 3:)
Mine are set for 30 sec. I get my cell and Carmen's cell #s in there as well as instruction to leave phone number first, then message--or text us.

Mar 17, 2016 09:17 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Mine, short, sweet and to the point.

Mar 17, 2016 08:44 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 Paul. It is a short and sweet message, thanking whoever for calling and when I will return my calls.

Mar 17, 2016 06:41 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Short and professional.

Mar 17, 2016 06:31 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Never default message. A 4 minute greeting is foolish...

Mar 17, 2016 06:02 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the application for the voicemail.

Mar 17, 2016 05:53 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

To the point...as are most of my calls.

Mar 17, 2016 04:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - short message for sure.

Sweet? I'll have to ask my clients...

Mar 17, 2016 04:00 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

Some are so long, you just want to know what to press to get to leave a  message!

Mar 18, 2016 11:41 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I listened to a voicemail yesterday that I thought was incredibly long. Short, concise and society is the way to go.

Mar 18, 2016 06:45 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

My message is fairly long but I don't think it's 4 minutes. I might have to time it now to be sure.  It's pretty detailed.

Mar 18, 2016 01:52 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 is my message and my voice and always has been.

Mar 18, 2016 01:23 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, this is Fred.  Please leave a message, thank you.

Mar 18, 2016 12:22 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a short "can't come to the phone, leave a message" outgoing message.  Can't stand the phone number ones that don't identify the person, or the services that add in the "press # for more options..."

Mar 18, 2016 10:28 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Short and sweet.  Otherwise the caller may hang up.

Mar 18, 2016 10:21 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

Those with the 4 min message get few call backs, not worth the time.

Mar 18, 2016 09:56 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Short and sweet

Mar 18, 2016 06:47 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

Can't stand the default.  Changed mine to a short one.

Mar 18, 2016 05:42 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I went for short and sweet and funny.  Works pretty well.

Mar 18, 2016 04:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I use a personalized message and should probably change it more often.

Mar 18, 2016 02:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Mine is abrupt but effective. It took me years to get it just right. It works!

Mar 18, 2016 02:17 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

My voice ... personalized message.  I don't know how long it is ... maybe 30 seconds.  

Mar 18, 2016 02:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Our main number is answered by a live person (24/7), this person then routes the call to either one of us depending on who the caller asks for.  If someone calls on our cell, the message is short and sweet.  A

Mar 18, 2016 01:43 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Short and sweet rules!

Mar 18, 2016 01:39 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I record my own message, and change it as needed and appropriate. 4 minutes is ridiculous.

Mar 18, 2016 01:26 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

terse to the point msg.

Mar 18, 2016 01:15 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Might be a record for the longest vm! 

Mar 18, 2016 01:02 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I follow the principle, if it irritates me then chances are it irritates others also. So my message is short and sweet and not time consuming.

Mar 18, 2016 12:29 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We record our own messages.

Mar 17, 2016 11:54 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Short and sweet msg 

Mar 17, 2016 11:47 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have recorded my own greeting but it is not long: it has only the essential information.

Mar 17, 2016 11:41 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that reminds me that I need to change the message that I have....we just changed our phone system and I need to record a new one...

Mar 17, 2016 11:41 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Mine is my name & that's it. 4 minutes is AGONIZING .......

Mar 17, 2016 10:27 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Right now it is a default, since I just changed it, but usually it is very short and sweet.

Mar 17, 2016 06:05 PM