Love the phone calls I have been getting lately! Voice message from yesterday sounded like this:
"Ummm....(talking in background to someone about something) oh, ummm, what was I calling ... oh ... OK - so you have this house .. it's over by - well, I can't remember the street name (background talking ..."stop there for something to eat") ... anyways ... (slurping drink sounds) could you ... (muffled noise sound) ... my number is (laughing sound) ... 67.9926."
Alright then. Enough said.
Tips for leaving a good impression on voicemail so that your call is - or can be - returned:
Say your name and your phone number - first. ESPECIALLY if the number you are calling from isn't the number you want someone to call you back at.
Know what you are calling about - i.e., the address and then give the address. If you only have part of the address - make sure it's the street name - or at least the general area you are in.
Focus your conversation on the voice-mail - not with everyone else who is in the car, or with you at that moment.
Reduce muffled noises that come from things such as phone too close to your face, multi-tasking while you are trying to talk, external inferences (wind, street noise, background music, etc.) - if you hear it - then it will be heard on the message - more often than not - those noises will be louder than what you are saying.
Be detailed with your message about what you need or want to know.
Please, don't talk if your mouth is full of food or if you are taking a drink - especially through a straw.
Last, leave your name and phone number - again.
Whether you are calling about a house for sale, for rent, or just need to leave information regarding a transaction, it's important to talk clearly and without distractions so that the person receiving your message can better help you!
This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions. Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2014. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: KGCProperties@gmail.com .