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One of the worst things invented was the answering service.

You know, where you  are greeted by a phony voice.

Then  you are instructed to listen to options.

Then y ou can hopefully pick the right one for you

only to be put on hold for an extended time.


Meanwhile the operator is most likely sitting right there filing her nails!


Sorry, this started out as a bit of humor...

Comment balloon 15 commentsWilliam Feela • January 13 2019 02:41PM


Good morning again Will. Nothing gets me more frustrating than this.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 4 months ago

Wow William, I am glad I do not use them and will not use them after reading your blog.  Make it a great day!.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 4 months ago

here is a question Bill, how many times to you get a message left on your phone answering machine and it says..."please press one for..." 

I now hate this more than all the other garbage  :)

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) 4 months ago

I detest this as well - I especially loathe the interactive voice systems where I have to talk to a computer to receive any form of service!

Posted by Linda Piper (Planatek Financial, Inc.) 4 months ago

We just have to cope with those voice mail messages.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Just the other day I was put into one of those systems.  Once finally making it to what I hoped would be a live person, the line went dead!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Totally agree. While I understand the importance of robo-answering services, I much prefer a person.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) 4 months ago

HI William Feela - All I can say is don't get me started...Just had a major issue with Suddenlink.  6 calls in one day for internet AND cable.  YIKES!  

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

Can be more than a little irritating

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 4 months ago

It's only going to get worse William. Soon there won't be any warm blooded bodies taking calls. It will all be done by artificial intelligence.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 4 months ago

We are becoming less human everyday and our communication skills are suffering William Feela 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 4 months ago

Hi Bill,  These answering services may be useful to accomplish simple phone tasks, but when you really need to talk to someone to solve a problem, it takes an awfully long time.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 4 months ago

Morning William.

Yes sir, I'm with you on this one.  Most irritating

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 4 months ago

I personally hate this type of answering service.   I wil take my business to any store that doesn't have this system!!!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 4 months ago

Good morning William - sometimes it is downright hilarious.  I love the fact that almost all start with please listen carefully because our options have changed.  Haven't made them any better.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 4 months ago