Allen Stout, Realtor you can trust (Allen at OklaHomes Realty, Inc.)

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Richard Weeks
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We have abandoned a phone system.  Everyone uses their cell phone.

Dec 23, 2015 06:50 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Allen Stout - for office......wish I could suggest.

Most of the agents have their direct contact number listed on the listings.

Dec 23, 2015 03:26 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The thing I love about the one in my office is that, if I don't answer at my desk, the call goes right to my mobile phone. 

Dec 23, 2015 11:29 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

This is the VOIP system I have myself, not my office, but what I like about it is that I have an app on my phone so if I am not at the physical phone I can still take all the calls on that number while on the go.

Dec 23, 2015 06:39 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Transfer calls to my cell.

Dec 23, 2015 05:53 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

All calls for me to my cell phone, that would be all I want. However our signage here already only has our cell numbers, no office number, so it is rare I get a call at the office anyway.

Dec 23, 2015 03:40 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For me it would be the ability to transfer all calls coming to me to my cell phone.

Dec 23, 2015 03:24 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Very reliable network and providers with reasonable rates.

Dec 23, 2015 02:31 AM
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Sam Shueh
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 I just converted home office to VOIP, $19.95/mo. Quality is very clear. No time limit, no out of the area cost same price in Canada, Guam, 50 states and US territories. I think you need to maintain a land line for FAX..... Not aware of any new digital fax machine accepting.

Let me know if there is a VOIP digital fax machine....

Sam Shueh

Dec 23, 2015 02:29 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Over 12 years I use Vonage. Works for me.

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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Vonage. 

We use it for over 12 years

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Bob Crane
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Reliability, we use Gvoice.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Depends on the size of the office.  Have you checked Ooma?  We use it for our home office.  Excellent quality.

Dec 25, 2015 10:17 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I have no idea. I only ever use my cell phone for business and if they should happen to call my brokerage, they are immediately transferred to my cell.

Dec 23, 2015 10:07 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Alan. The only downside of VoIP is if the Internet goes down, so does your phone service.

Dec 23, 2015 05:24 PM
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Allen Stout
Allen at OklaHomes Realty, Inc. - Claremore, OK
Realtor you can trust

Maybe I didn't make myself clear.  Some companies have hosted systems where they charge you 20 to 30 dollars a month per phone or they will sell you a server and you have to buy each key set.  Some key sets have an enormous amount of features but they can cost between 500 and 700 dollars.  They have call video conference and GPS mapping to see where the caller is.  

My question is:  are these features that an agent would want or do they just use the office phone to call forward they calls to their cell phone?

If I buy my own server, there is a big cost savings for service but if I go with a hosted system, the cost is about the same as I am paying now but out of pocket up front is much less.  Surely some broker has gone through this process recently who can give me guidance.

Dec 23, 2015 03:32 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Redundancy and latency. You want a robust and realiable network with the shortest hops possible.

Dec 23, 2015 01:53 AM