Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
3,830,605
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have received some odd texts recently.   Not much surprises me.  

Oct 18, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,590,864
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes...delete & repeat

Oct 19, 2016 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,948,905
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not sure it is new ... however I get spam text as well. I respond with STOP THE SPAMMING TEXTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 18, 2016 11:56 PM
Ambassador
4,309,924
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - I'd suggest to block them. (Yes, I can do it on my Android phone)

Oct 19, 2016 03:40 PM
Ambassador
3,722,026
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have too, and it pisses me off!

Oct 19, 2016 03:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,434,894
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

When I get one of those I block them!

Oct 19, 2016 11:47 AM
Ambassador
3,986,094
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I am getting a few of those too and don't like them. So far it is not a huge problem but as the word gets out this will increase.

Oct 19, 2016 11:34 AM
Ambassador
2,216,158
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hmmm...I guess I wasn't invited to this spam party. 

Oct 19, 2016 11:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have gotten them also

Oct 19, 2016 10:57 AM
Ambassador
3,167,533
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I bet a few from time to time - just got one today. I ignore them all unless they keep doing it then I ask them to removed me from their list.

Oct 19, 2016 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,265,063
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have been getting them too, i do my best to then block them but some just change their numbers

Oct 19, 2016 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,610,441
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I get a few and am able to block them on my iphones.

Oct 19, 2016 04:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,724,207
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A few.  I'm sure we will all be getting more and more.

Oct 19, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,413
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not (knock on wood), but nothing surprises me anymore either.  It's only a matter of time.

Oct 19, 2016 02:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,539,519
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, and I hope it remains that way!!!!

Oct 19, 2016 02:12 AM
Ambassador
1,706,936
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes and just delete them, never open them.

Oct 19, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
6,167,000
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thankfully, I have not received many. However, I have never advertised my cell phone number. When you advertise your number, you invite spam.

Oct 19, 2016 01:36 AM
Ambassador
3,503,850
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Seldom, what a pain!

Oct 19, 2016 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
2,797,114
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It's not new.  But, it was and is still annoying.

Oct 19, 2016 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
813,213
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I get 2 or 3 a week sometimes, and just delete them.

Oct 19, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,662,363
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No but I've noticed in my newest VM upgrade on my phone it has block phone #'s & block texts so I've been doing both.

Oct 19, 2016 12:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,176,409
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

We have been spared and you can block them.  A

Oct 18, 2016 11:54 PM
Ambassador
4,391,712
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Definitely seeing more - got 2 yesterday

Oct 18, 2016 11:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,318
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Got one yesterday. Ignored!!

Oct 18, 2016 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,662,006
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am getting them also, must be

 

Oct 20, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,283
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Oct 20, 2016 02:28 AM
Rainmaker
899,502
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not new happens all the time

Oct 20, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,725,459
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes and I block them immediately. Some use a name like GoDaddy to get your attention to click on a link, but GoDaddy does not use texts,

Oct 19, 2016 05:34 PM
Ambassador
1,615,844
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Yes it is new way to get to us

Oct 19, 2016 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,298
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Thank goodness. No spam texts. I'm sure I'll be getting them soon though.

Oct 19, 2016 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,524,868
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thankfully, no.

Oct 19, 2016 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I usually block them immediately ( via iphone), so it does not bother me much. 

Oct 19, 2016 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I rarely get such messages.  This form of marketing has been around for a long time.

Oct 19, 2016 02:53 AM
Rainmaker
864,177
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. I been lucky so far. . . knocking on wood.

Oct 19, 2016 01:47 AM
Rainer
17,015
Mary Hamilton
North Beach, NJ

Fortunately, I haven't received them either. I  hope I won't get them in future as well. 

Oct 19, 2016 01:09 AM
Ambassador
5,035,934
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get these when I adverise on CL, doubt that it will spread much though since these are easy to block.

Oct 19, 2016 12:48 AM
Rainmaker
439,812
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

No, not yet.

Oct 19, 2016 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, just calls.

Oct 19, 2016 12:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,120,222
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I.m sure it is, I have not received one yet. I still get a spam fax on my eFax once in a while...really?

Oct 18, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

not yet

Oct 18, 2016 11:40 PM