Peter Mohylsky.   Broker -BRIX REALTY, BRIX REALTY -DESTIN (Miramar Beach, Florida )

Spam prevention
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The list is alive and well.  However, it appears many don't care about it, honor it, or respect it. That is why 90% of the calls I receive are spam, robo callers that annoy the crap outt me.

I do not call.  I am a permission marketer.  The Internet works for me. People who need my help ... call me. 

Jul 17, 2020 06:39 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Regrettably, there is almost no enforcement of this law, or any enforcement of the additional law in Florida that prohibits robocalls and spam telemarketers.

Jul 17, 2020 07:05 AM
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893,747
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Only ONE company, since the invention of the DNC list has been held accountable. That was an ORLANDO bassed robo-calling giant.

Now, one really should explore what happens when a complaint is filed. I am serious. You are MORE LIKELY to be the next PowerBall winner.

What do I do?  I would tell you, but then I'd have to .......you know.

Jul 17, 2020 06:49 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There are loopholes to that law and spam calling is so rampant where would they even start to enforce it?

Jul 17, 2020 06:40 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What Kathleen Daniels said. I don't worry about who is or isn't on the list, as I don't cold call strangers... ever. I don't do to other people what I don't want done to me.

Jul 17, 2020 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
927,755
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Those who telemarket are encouraged regularly by our broker to pay attention to the Do Not Call List.

Jul 17, 2020 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I abide by it but do not think anyone else does as i get 4-8 calls a day every day

Jul 17, 2020 06:48 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

The list is not dead but I believe most people wish that those who ignore it would be.  Personally, I only practice permission calling.

Jul 17, 2020 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anyone soliciting me is wasting their time and getting blocked. Even if they offered me something for free I would refuse it! Why? They are intrusive

Jul 17, 2020 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

And who inforces this law?

Jul 17, 2020 08:01 AM
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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 call anyone that gave me their number willingly, I call into my database monthly.

Jul 17, 2020 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
998,389
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't cold call

Jul 18, 2020 07:18 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I do not cold call.

Jul 17, 2020 12:59 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I don't call unless they call me or contact me in another way first. I don't do cold calling. 

Jul 17, 2020 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't hear much talk about them these days, but I don't make cold calls. I suppose violators can still be fined.

Jul 17, 2020 09:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It is a sham, punishes legitimate businesses and allows politicians, fake charities, and other scammers to prosper.

Jul 19, 2020 11:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The do not call list is riddled with exceptions and difficult to enforce. Many spammers use it to get numbers to solicit.

Jul 18, 2020 07:09 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The agency charged with enforcing this went after Coldwell Banker's parent company and a software dialer service for not scrubbing lists against the DNC list.  CWB was giving agents lists of numbers to call which is why they got named.  There is more to it (as there always is), but that's the "Executive Overview" verison.  The case was filed in Florida's courts.

Jul 17, 2020 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
652,609
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I think the "do not call" list is not affective and irrelevant.  The reasons include the never ending calls we receive and the multiple reasons to call someone on the list without it being an unsolicited call.  If we, as Realtors, call you and you are on the do not call list, we do have a legitimate reason to call you.  People that are sticklers to the rules and money hungry are making a living of suing though.

Jul 17, 2020 02:17 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

the list is alive & well like Kathleen said.

I'm more interested in the idiots that send email with no removal/unsubscribe section.

Jul 17, 2020 01:11 PM
Rainer
331,552
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I've looked for the list, but never seen one in real life. I halfway believe it is a myth; especially with the number of calls I receive even though I am supposedly on the "list."

Jul 19, 2020 09:00 PM