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Yes, I have a idea for a fantastic voice mail greeting.
What I have discoverd is the 'fantastic voice mail greeting' is not the hard thing to come up with. It is having the COURAGE to use a fantastic voice mail greeting that presents to problem.
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
Short and sweet is what I go with - if you're looking for something witty, I would search the internet - not something I would do, but hey more power to ya!
Panama City, FL
Keep it short. I know I don't like to hear all that about leave the time you called, nature of your message, what you are doing and why you can't answer and how much you look forward to getting back with me and how you hope I have a great day. Short and sweet will get you more names to call back.
Write down what you want to say and read it.
Keep it short and be clear when you are speaking.
Identify yourself, maybe your specialty and your company.
Also give an indication of when you will return the call.
I think one that makes people laugh is always a winner. The more unique and showing of your personality the better. Have fun with it and change it often.
My advice is to speak slowly and clearly. Too many times I have to listen to a message again because people rattle off their phone number or other information.
You're call is important to us.... not. There are companies that will do that for you if you don't want a computer generated message. Here are some examples at http://www.voicemail-greetings.com/
It is all in the tone of the voice. Keep out background sound distractions and have a professional, yet warm/enthusiastic tone. Good luck!
Short and sweet. "Hey it's me, I missed your call, leave your name and number and the reason for the call and I'll get back to you asap"
Are you looking for something other than "Please lease a message at the beep"? - I've got nothing
I have studied this over the decades...short & succinct works best. No sugar!
Hi, this is Donna Ciccarelli from Realty Austin. Sorry I missed you. I may be in a closing or assisting another client. Please leave a message or even text for a quicker response. Thanks!
Short and sweet. See the answer by Debbie Reynolds too.
I'm with Donna Foerster and keep it short..hate those long drawn out messages!
Just speak from your heart with no annoying background music, but make it short and sweet
No but keep it short P L E A S E.
Keep it short .
Martina Erdmeier - very good advice from some of the members.
Good reminder, I will read the answers and update mine soon.
In addition to the other great advice:
1. Sound like a real (genuine, approachable, professional) person, not a perfect person
2. Speak from your heart. This is an opportunity to create relationship.
3. Speak clearly and at a pace for those whose English may be a bit weak. They buy houses too.
Short and direct giving them an idea of when your returning a call or ask them to text for quicker response.
Be clear, precise and do not speak too fast. Record using a good quality microphone.
I do not, but keepis short and sweet
I look forward to reading some of the comments ..
I like one that lets me know when I can expect a call back. It also helps to establish boundaries with your clients and peers.
One that expresses who you are, brokerage and when you will return calls.
Don't over think it. Be yourself and the outcome will be natural.
Don't make it "over the top"; can be annoying.
Make usre it is not too long, that really bugs me. Also change it periodically to fit where you are or what you are doing, i.e. I will be in a meeting from 2-4 today but will call back promptly after the meeting. If you hum and haw or say ers then start over.
mine's the standard .... nothing special....