Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
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That's an interesting approach. I might try it. Normally even with a local call it's typically someone trying to sell me something.

Nov 08, 2015 06:30 PM
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 Good Monday morning Paul. I get several hangup calls a day. I look at it this way, I probably didn't want to talk with them anyway. – LOL

Nov 08, 2015 05:39 PM
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Sandra Graves
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I Google the # first. And when I do, I usually find out it's a telemarketer.

Nov 08, 2015 01:27 PM
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Melissa Jackson
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I return the call and tell them I just missed a call from their number, introduce myself and ask what I can help them with. Usually they respond.

Nov 08, 2015 01:12 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Yes, I do the same. I call back right away. The problem, they not always answer, I still leave a VM who I am ( very short one).

Nov 08, 2015 12:12 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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When I call the number bck, it's usually a telemarketer that has tapped in to our local number system.

Nov 08, 2015 12:04 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I rarely get hang up calls.  And I never call back a missed call number.

Nov 08, 2015 11:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Most of the hang ups are telemarketers. No I do not call back and if I don't leave a message I don't expect a call back either. It amazes me that when I dial a wrong number and realize it before the person answers I almost always get a return call. I tell them who I am, that I made a misdial and we have a conversation about real estate. You never know.

Nov 08, 2015 10:48 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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I nevr thought of doing that.

Nov 08, 2015 07:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Paul,

Good for you, and I don't know if I would had done the same thing.  I will try it next time. A

Nov 08, 2015 07:13 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Without a voice mail I have to admit I don't call back unless I recognize the number. My problem is most of my calls come from out of state so I never know if it is a spam or client call unless I already have them in the database.

Nov 08, 2015 07:05 AM
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Stefan Winter
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I do call them back after a quick google search to make sure they are not some company.

Nov 08, 2015 06:43 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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You never know where your next client is coming from. Great question Paul, you could have written a blog on this experience, we can all learn something here.

Nov 08, 2015 06:22 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing this story. Good luck with the listing.

Yes, I have returned many of these calls. Some have been productive but most have not been worth the effort.

Nov 08, 2015 05:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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If I believe it is a legitimate caller, I definitely return the call.

Nov 08, 2015 08:40 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Most often my attitude is, if they want to talk they will call back!

Nov 08, 2015 08:05 PM
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Bob Crane
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Sometimes I do and it is generally worthwhile.

 

Nov 08, 2015 03:47 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Paul - I don't get hang up calls. It's usually me hanging up on all the telemarketers calling me.

Nov 08, 2015 12:27 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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No but I don't get hang ups.

Nov 08, 2015 11:18 AM
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William Feela
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If I miss a call and there is anumber I do call it back

Nov 08, 2015 09:02 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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That is awesome! My hang up calls are usually people who thought they were calling a apartment comples. I do have the have you ever thought about buying a home instead of renting conversation and some of them do go off to get qualified.

Nov 08, 2015 09:00 AM
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Debbie Gartner
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This is not much of an issue for us, esp as my voicemail provides an alternative number to call and/or text.

 

Nov 08, 2015 07:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Way to go! I haven't been that lucky.

Nov 08, 2015 06:56 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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Every phone call can be an opportunity. Good luck on your listing appoinment.

Nov 08, 2015 06:16 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Paul,
I don’t. But I’m glad you got lucky.

Nov 08, 2015 05:17 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Paul, great approach I find 90 % of the hang up calls are robo calls...Endre

Nov 13, 2015 03:16 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
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Hmmmm interesting. I typically assume they are spam calls. No more. Thanks 

Nov 10, 2015 09:32 AM
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Rob Thomas
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That a great way to look at it ...But I have never called back ....I will take your advice and always call back

Nov 09, 2015 07:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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WOW!  Now, that's a great story.  Let us know what happens.  

Nov 09, 2015 02:57 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
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Yes and it's great when it works out like your appointment has. 

Nov 08, 2015 09:53 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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sometimes - and that is a great script! 

Nov 08, 2015 09:33 PM