Posted by John J. on April 08, 1999 at 24:08:48:
I get several calls per month on my 800# from people who dial the wrong number - so they are on my nickel. I don’t advertise the number, but give it to my tenants in houses out of town, as a customer service and so they won’t have an excuse not to call me. I don’t think that people who want to sell their house would mind paying for a long distance call. I found a cell phone to be a much better investment. I advertise my home-office number, but forward my calls to the cell phone when I am on the road. It is important that people can get through to you on their first try. Many people won’t leave a voice mail or try to call back a second time - 800# or not - they’ll just call the next person.