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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No and No. 

Apr 26, 2015 11:38 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Good morning, Gita -- I'm still laughing at the first part of your question.  Like to receive calls from telemarketers?  Really?   Unless someone is trying to achieve success in a career of heckling - I can't imagine anyone liking to receive calls from that group.

I don't cold call. It doesn't fit me.   When I was new to the business, I tried it...and I suggest to those who are struggling to find that best fit...to try lots of lead generation activities...you may not know what will work best for you.  

Apr 27, 2015 01:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I'm a Buffini Realtor so no cold calls, no door knocking. I do receive 5-10 solicitations per week and 50% are calls. If I have 2 minutes I take them, I'm always interested in their technique-it's a free seminar. If they are cliche' or "suck" I wish them a great day and hang up. If they are good, I steal the nuggget and compliment them, then I wish them a great day and hang up :)

Apr 27, 2015 12:44 AM
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Takia C. Walker
United Real Estate Columbia - Columbia, SC
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I despise telemarketer calls and have never cold called because of that reason! It's very annoying to receive and I would not want someone to feel that way about me!

Apr 27, 2015 12:34 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I do not like to receive calls from telemarketers, therefore I do not cold call

Apr 26, 2015 11:49 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Most of the things I buy is because a business person had the common sense to call. 

Do I call others? You bet.  I may be calling YOU soon.

Do I talk to them in person? You bet.

Do I forbid myself AND THEM the opportunity to acquire solutions to issues they have? NO.

Are there people afflicted with small thinking out there? You bet.

 

 

Apr 26, 2015 11:41 PM
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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
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I enjoy cold calls if I'm not busy - I'll listen to a sales pitch and learn from it when I can.  What amazes me is how many telemarketers are not good at phone sales.  I wonder how much money is lost due to nothing other than poor training.  I occasionally cold call, not often though.

Apr 27, 2015 04:21 PM
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Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
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I despise telemarker calls. I don't make calls like a telemarketer because I dont want to be like a telemarketer. lol

Apr 27, 2015 09:42 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I don't cold call and I do not like to receive telemarketers' calls....

Apr 27, 2015 07:36 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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I use a phone app named MrNumber that blocks telemarketing calls automatically.  If anyone gets thru, I ask them to put my number on their do not call list.  If they call again, that is harassment.  My phone keeps a call log.

I don't make cold calls.

Colorado law requires telemarketers to register with the Attorney General, but most violate the law.

Apr 27, 2015 07:06 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually do not answer my home phone because it usually is telemarketors, and if they call me on the cell, it is not a long conversation.  I have not done cold calls since the first few months in the business. 

Apr 27, 2015 06:47 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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No. just got one from some dingbat who said " This is Ralph from the loan dept...." Click. No to 2nd question as well.

Apr 27, 2015 03:45 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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No and No Gita!

Apr 27, 2015 02:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not like, however the wrost thing you can do is be rude becasue they will put you on the definitely call back list. respond politely by saying thank you but please put me on your do not call back list and get an affirmation. REALTORS® should take this to heart in how homeowners repond to unsolicited calls.

Apr 27, 2015 02:03 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gita Bantwal I do not like receiving calls from telemarketers and I do not cold call for business.

Apr 27, 2015 01:52 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
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I take calls from telemarketers up until 9 pm, as I do cold call myself. However, I do not answer my business phone after 9 pm unless it is one of my clients. 

Apr 27, 2015 01:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No and no.

Oct 26, 2018 06:41 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I tell them I'm on the do not call list and I will report them for the $10,000 fine.

May 01, 2015 07:16 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard of Mr Number. I will check it out. Thanks for all the comments.

Apr 27, 2015 10:22 PM