Remember when Alec Bladwin's unfortunate voice mail to his daughter made it to prime time? What a mess right? Can you imagine waking up one morning knowing your private voice mail message is all over the internet? My friend and fellow trainer Gary leaves me crazy messages all the time and I leave him crazy ones back. Nothing shameful, just goofy, yet probably embarrassing if they got out into the open. In fact, I've joked one day that I was saving them all in case I ever needed to blackmail him.
Getting a message off of a voice mail system has been just cumbersome enough that unless it's an A-Lister that someone could make money off of, no one has really ever bothered going to the trouble. But I predict that's all about to change thanks to Google. Google turned on my GoogleVoice account the other week and I've been playing with it a little. So far I haven't switched over to it fully and am just experimenting, but see that "Tip" at the top of this post - it was on my Voice dashboard today. So if someone calls and leaves me a voice mail and I'm using the Google system, I can now post that very easily wherever I wanted (just like I did below)!
Have you ever heard an agent in your office get a little emotional and leave a heated message? It usually happens when a person gets really frustrated with a co-op agent on a transaction. Uh oh. We've all hopefully learned that the web has a very long memory and that whatever is in an email or text message will eventually get out, apparently now the same could be true for your voice message. Who will be the first Realtor embarrassed by this? Time will tell I guess but it hopefully won't be any of my readers!