Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Rainer
300,773
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

I have a title company and a real estate company.  I can set both company phone numbers to ring to my cell phone when I am out.  They have different ring tones so I know which company the caller is trying to reach and I how I should answer the call.

Sep 27, 2017 01:19 PM
Rainmaker
5,043,804
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

one number is all I need and for that I'm thankful.....  

Sep 27, 2017 02:16 PM
Rainer
237,272
Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I carried two cell phones during a time in my life when my Mom was critically ill and living in my home and I had teens at home. We called the one phone the bat phone as only family had the number. Mom's better and children in college so carrying the second box didn't make sense. I think you can use another number that you advertise and have it ring to your phone with a different ring tone to avoid carrying the extra box

Sep 27, 2017 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
724,518
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'd use one just for consumer listing inquiries.

Sep 27, 2017 01:56 PM
Ambassador
3,359,003
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Very nice for those who don't want to pay for 2 phones (muchless carry them). I like the idea and would probably use it for marketing, just as you suggested. 

I wonder, if you're using it for two different businesses, if each number carries a separate voicemail message?  I'll take a look. Thanks for sharing, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041

Sep 27, 2017 07:16 PM
Ambassador
4,273,654
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Already have several numbers going into my cell for Free with GVoice.

Sep 27, 2017 06:41 PM
Rainmaker
933,531
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Easy, attach it to a promotion and track the results.

Sep 27, 2017 05:56 PM
Ambassador
3,983,324
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

You can label the number to the business so you can identify the type of call as it is ringing in. My husband uses this through Google voice for his multiple businesses.

Sep 27, 2017 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,495,943
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

One number is enough.

Sep 27, 2017 03:40 PM
Ambassador
4,016,709
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

For me personally I don't see a need for more than 1 number

Sep 27, 2017 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
526,225
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I can see a MAIN OFFICE number that can be forwarded to various agents who are on duty at certain times.

Right now I have THREE PHONES:

1. iPhone 7 one: is my Northern California number which is on yard signs. Someone local answers that one.

2. iPhone 7 two primary, is one mostly used on advertising, Internet.

3. iPhone4 three, is a local Hawaii number since I am a broker in Hawaii too.

4. Yep, I can see me getting an 800 for general enquiries but it would ring on one of my existing 3 phones.

 

Sep 27, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,379,517
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041  I don't see a need for two numbers.

Sep 27, 2017 03:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,425
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It could be used for new client calls

Sep 27, 2017 02:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,554,562
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I'd follow your lead and use one for active clients and family and friend, and I'd use line two for incoming new clients. 

Sep 27, 2017 02:14 PM
Rainmaker
525,654
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Carrying two phones is a better idea.

Sep 27, 2017 02:02 PM
Ambassador
1,650,677
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

very clever.

Sep 27, 2017 01:58 PM
Ambassador
2,358,751
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Convenient for people who want a second number, without having to carry a second phone.

Sep 27, 2017 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
738,540
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sounds like a good idea, but might get confusing as you are switching from "one phone to another". I would need to learn more.

Sep 27, 2017 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,428,675
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

One number is enough for me.

Sep 27, 2017 01:13 PM
Ambassador
1,645,360
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not for me but it could help others.

Sep 27, 2017 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,465,749
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Interesting question that depends on the business and marketing plan. One line would be answered one way and the other another way. This I know

Sep 27, 2017 01:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,039,798
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Well I actually already have multiple numbers going to my phone and another that can text me to the same phone...costs nothing extra and does come in handy for lots of things.

Jan 06, 2018 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
1,496,407
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I guess many providers offer additional number. My database offer a customized number for about $3/m. I guess it is for separating business calls/texts from personal. I like the idea. 

Oct 02, 2017 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
3,206,067
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow thanks for the information.

 

Oct 01, 2017 08:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,110,151
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

One number is all I would need.

Sep 30, 2017 07:18 AM
Ambassador
4,300,642
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I can't even manage one effectively......

Sep 28, 2017 10:51 PM
Rainer
303,464
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have a gvoice number with different ring. Free  & works well. 

Sep 28, 2017 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,677,257
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

You can already do this for free w/ google voice.

Sep 28, 2017 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,248,547
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I was working heavily in a different area code, I'd get one in that area code to appear more "local."  I'm about 5 minutes from where the 805 becomes the 818.

Sep 28, 2017 09:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,550,070
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This is great; I will check it out today! I already carry two cell phones; one for California and one for Florida business, but I have other needs.

Sep 28, 2017 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,528
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is an interesting idea that I could probably use.

Sep 28, 2017 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,022,347
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had a second number trying to separate calls from existing clients to those calling out of the blue. my thought was to try to get the tons of unsolicited sales calls from taking up so much time, it didnt work and i am sticking with 1 number. I just block all those sales calls asking me to be on page 1 of google or offering 100 leads for 100 bucks

Sep 28, 2017 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you,

Sep 28, 2017 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
565,913
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I also know people that set up Google Voice numbers for free. For example, I know investors that will set up a separate number for every house they flip or a separate number for every mailer they send out. Callers go right to voicemail and then the agent calls them back at a more convenient time. This enables them to track how many calls they get for a particular listing or mailer. It takes a little work to set up but can be very handy.

Sep 28, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Sep 28, 2017 03:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,138,752
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I wouldn't. I had two phone numbers and took it back down to one.

Sep 28, 2017 12:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,655
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I think David M. Dwares has a great way of handling it.

Sep 27, 2017 09:57 PM