Maryland Blogger: Does your voice mail greeting need a spring update?

Does your voice mail greeting need a spring update?

Does your voice mail greeting need a spring update?


During a normal business day, we listen to a lot of voice mail greetings as we wait to leave our own messages. Some of those greetings fail to make a very good impression. You have to wonder about the reactions of prospects and clients.

Spring has arrived and spring cleaning is on our minds. It may be a good time to record a fresh voice mail greeting for your phones. The first impression that you create for others may be your voice mail greeting.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsRoy Kelley • March 21 2018 06:39PM


Roy Kelley  That may be an excellent idea

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 12 months ago

I just polished mine up about three months ago. Maybe I can make it last another three.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 12 months ago

That's a good idea. It never hurts to change it up a bit. Thanks Roy. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 12 months ago

Roy- an excellent reminder!!! In fact, I'll bet many (including myself) haven't listened to their outgoing message in a while. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 12 months ago

Roy, I was just thinking about that today when I heard two refreshing voice mail greetings.  Yep, time to do a little Spring Cleaning...Put the Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias aside and bring in the Lilacs, Daffodils, and Lilies of the Field.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) 12 months ago

Good idea, Roy.  If I could only change my voice.  That would help make my greeting better.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 months ago

Great advice my friend, I don't think I have updated my voicemail greeting in a long time, so I should look into doing this.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 12 months ago

Hello Roy, I think I need to do this and put some spring in voice plus on my videos,  (Still trying to get better at them).


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 12 months ago

Good morning Roy Kelley,

What a great tip! I called my hairdresser to reschedule an appointment and their greeting still l said they were celebrating this January their 30 years in business!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 12 months ago

Good morning Roy. You are absolutely right, spring or not. Listen to your own message and see how you feel.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago

Can't believe I missed this post a couple of weeks ago, Roy. Great suggestion... I am always "greeting" by messages that our totally out of date.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 12 months ago

Hi Roy - this is good advice and one that should periodically be "addressed".

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 12 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 months ago