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Rainmaker
816,835
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.

Oct 13, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
877,269
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

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!

Oct 13, 2016 11:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

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.

Oct 13, 2016 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,279,428
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

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.

Oct 13, 2016 12:33 PM
Ambassador
920,990
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

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. 

Oct 13, 2016 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
37,866
Marie Shafer
Realty One Group - Peoria, AZ
Your dedicated, full-time full-service RE Agent.

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. 

Oct 13, 2016 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
784,661
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

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/

Oct 13, 2016 05:03 AM
Rainer
211,513
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

It is all in the tone of the voice.  Keep out background sound distractions and have a professional, yet warm/enthusiastic tone.  Good luck!

Oct 13, 2016 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,301,232
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

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"

Oct 14, 2016 08:15 AM
Rainer
229,778
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Are you looking for something other than "Please lease a message at the beep"? - I've got nothing

Oct 13, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,551,473
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have studied this over the decades...short & succinct works best. No sugar!

Oct 13, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainer
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Donna Ciccarelli
Max Avenue - Austin, TX

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!

Oct 13, 2016 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
3,649,285
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Short and sweet.   See the answer by Debbie Reynolds too.

Oct 13, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,940,475
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Donna Foerster  and keep it short..hate those long drawn out messages!

Oct 13, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just speak from your heart with no annoying background music, but make it short and sweet

Oct 13, 2016 10:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,610,692
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No but keep it short P L E A S E.

Oct 13, 2016 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Keep it short .

Oct 13, 2016 09:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Martina Erdmeier - very good advice from some of the members.

Oct 13, 2016 03:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good reminder, I will read the answers and update mine soon.

Oct 13, 2016 02:57 PM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

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.

Oct 13, 2016 02:04 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Short and direct giving them an idea of when your returning a call or ask them to text for quicker response.

Oct 13, 2016 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Be clear, precise and do not speak too fast.  Record using a good quality microphone.

Oct 13, 2016 01:03 PM
Rainer
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Martina Erdmeier
Keller Williams - Fayetteville, NC
Broker/REALTOR, MRP, ePro

Thanks to all of you for your comments-very helpful! I will let you kow how it turned out.

Oct 13, 2016 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not, but keepis short and sweet

Oct 13, 2016 09:33 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I look forward to reading some of the comments ..

Oct 13, 2016 07:56 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

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.

Oct 13, 2016 07:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

One that expresses who you are, brokerage and when you will return calls.

Oct 13, 2016 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Don't over think it. Be yourself and the outcome will be natural. 

Oct 13, 2016 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
772,372
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Don't make it "over the top"; can be annoying. 

Oct 13, 2016 05:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

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.

Oct 13, 2016 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

mine's the standard .... nothing special.... 

Oct 13, 2016 04:56 AM