YouMail.com should be called YouWOW!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc

This is a MUST HAVE. So Don't think "Will I" instead think "How do I sign up?"

(This is not a paid advertisement, though I should get paid.)

YouMail.com Rocks. It is like the ShamWOW of the world of voicemail.

(This is not a paid advertisement, though I should get paid.)

YouMail.com does two main things. One for free and one for $7 a mo.

(Before I get started, the basics of Youmail is you have your unanswered calls forward to Youmail's special number, so it acts as your voicemail)

1) FREE:

Customized voicemails PER incoming caller ID number. So you have a greeting customized for that client. "Yo Bill, sorry I can't make the call, cuz you know I'd run across a busy highway to get your call if I could." THEY LOVE IT.

Also If you put in an offer for a house and are expecting a call... but also heading into a meeting. Change the voicemail for JUST that agent to hear, but make it sound like you changed ALL outgoing voicemail for them. For example "Hello, you have reached XYZ, please leav... oh and if this is Sally, I really wanted to get your call, but I stepped into a meeting, please Sally, leave a message." So Sally will think you she was important enough for you to change all of your outgoing voicemail greetings.

2) $7/MO Transcribe

Your voicemails then get transcribed by live humans. I think what they do is use speech to text and then have live humans spot check it for accuracy. It works great. I went 2 years without voicemail, I used AnswerConnect.com and AppleTreeAnswers.com / Apple Tree Answering Service / which use live operators to answer your missed calls... but it just didn't work well enough. The operators didn't get when my wife called and said "It is his wife" that the operator probably didn't need to ask for her name and email and phone number.

Anyhow, so Google Voice also has the first free custom voicemail, but their second part was not spot checked my a human. Does this matter? Yes. I have Google Voice and vs Youmail it sucks. I got a transcribed Voicemail that really made me think my wife was in a car accident. No joke, it was that bad. 

So Youmail.com is a no brainer. It also has an iphone app. It also will email you and text you the transcribed VM and of course let you hear the VM if you are so inclined (why bother).

Frank

P.s. I gave this idea to a banker. Wow, he loved it. All of his clients felt like roaylty with a custom greeting.

P.s.s. Due to the feature, and the replies, I decided to make the link an affiliate link. Now I will get a couple bucks off my plan, hope you don't mind.

Update: Here is a message from Google Voice:

Hi, This message is for and through those. My name is matty and Harry me in a and I, H, E K A R R E N line at 703623488895, up on my distinctly located on at 96 or 3 George. Sounds like you've been great. Box listed now at 3.285 2 friends. If you don't mind to give me a call and I have. I just wanted a lot. Thank you again.

Note that I did not edit the # of digits.

Here is Youmail

Hey Frank, It is 5:15. I'm just leaving school now. I'm exhausted, getting ready for back to school night. Anyway, I think you finish at 5:00 today, so I was wondering if you were on your way home. Let me know your status. Was wondering how your stomach is feeling. Bye.

Again, Google voice sucks (at least now it does).

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
New Hampshire Home Stager
Sharon Tara Transformations

Although I'm a Sprint customer, I'm excited to give this a try for  my Blackberry when Sprint changes their policy.  Thanks for sharing.  I will sign up and wait to hear on an update to Sprint's policy.

September 19, 2009 02:35 PM
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Erica Ramus
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Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA

My brain is already thinking 100 miles an hour on this one, how i Can use it!

September 19, 2009 03:30 PM
Rainer
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Steven Angelil
London Realty Corp.

Shoot, Frank I just signed up today and now that I go back to your post I see you had an affiliate link.  Don't worry others that I tell I'll send them this post and ask them to sign up via the link at the bottom.  Have a good weekend!

September 19, 2009 06:22 PM
Rainmaker
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Cathy Lee
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA
CL Design Services Home Staging

WOW! This is good stuff Frank!!  Thanks!!  

September 19, 2009 08:07 PM
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Julie Martin
Realtor, Broker - Gulf Coast Real Estate
Port City Realty

I'm not even at the expo yet and here's something it looks like I just have to have!

September 19, 2009 09:45 PM
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Lottie Kendall
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
Today | Sotheby's International Realty

Frank, I hadn't heard about YouMail before your blog--it really does sound exciting, so I'm off to check it out. Many thanks.

September 20, 2009 08:15 AM
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Burt Steingraeber

Frank, sounds interesting. Didn't know this service was out there. Will certainly give it a try.

September 20, 2009 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
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John Novak
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace

Great way to use technology to add a touch of personal service to our clients while helping us save time. Thanks for the tip, Frank!

September 20, 2009 04:43 PM
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Tony Favata
First Class Properties

Thats a pretty sweet idea. I am going to check into that, and have my team sign up as well! Great!

September 21, 2009 09:49 AM
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Carol Judd
Vernal Utah Real Estate
Patriot Real Estate

Sounds good. I will have to check into the information.

September 22, 2009 10:40 PM
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Ritu Desai
Northern Virginia Realtor - Fairfax/Loudoun/PW - 7
Samson Properties

Thanks for sharing Frank!!! And also thanks for your email reminder to register & vote

September 24, 2009 09:35 AM
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Jonelle Simons
Windermere Real Estate

Interesting.. I'll check mine too. Thanks for sharing Frank! It's cool.

September 24, 2009 01:33 PM
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FRANK LL0SA Esq.- Northern Virginia Broker .:. FranklyRealty.com
Northern Virginia Homes - FRANKLY REAL ESTATE Inc

Just updated this post with an actual example of GOogle Voice transcribing gone wrong!

Here is a message from Google Voice:

Hi, This message is for and through those. My name is matty and Harry me in a and I, H, E K A R R E N line at 703623488895, up on my distinctly located on at 96 or 3 George. Sounds like you've been great. Box listed now at 3.285 2 friends. If you don't mind to give me a call and I have. I just wanted a lot. Thank you again.

Note that I did not edit the # of digits.

Here is Youmail

Hey Frank, It is 5:15. I'm just leaving school now. I'm exhausted, getting ready for back to school night. Anyway, I think you finish at 5:00 today, so I was wondering if you were on your way home. Let me know your status. Was wondering how your stomach is feeling. Bye.

September 28, 2009 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Natalie Langford
Winchester, VA Real Estate
Realty Negotiations

Frank, fab post.  This is the kind of stuff you could bring to NVAR to help each individual in the association improve their business.  You're always giving, and they'd be lucky to have you...Good luck...Clicking on the affiliate link now...

September 28, 2009 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert L. Brown
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com

Sounds great Frank, will have to go and check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

November 26, 2009 06:18 PM
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Monique Hailer
CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Thanks Frank ~ Bookmarked and sign up tomorrow. Love it!

November 29, 2009 10:12 PM
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Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty

Hello Frank,

Thank you for the information!  I will definitely check it out!  Again, thank you!

Rita

 

November 30, 2009 03:53 PM
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Angelica Blatt
Selling the Monterey Peninsula over 15 years!
DeLuca Real Estate

YouMail sounds great! Especially the transcription part. Does it give you a new number. What I like about GoogleVoice is the mask number.

December 09, 2009 07:43 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

I signed up for youmail about a week ago and don't like it so well.  I think I need to go back and see what I am doing wrong, since everyone else loves it so much.  I was acutally looking for the post where I signed up with it to see how I can unsubscribe and found this instead.  Let me rethink...

January 08, 2010 08:18 AM
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I am so disappointed! I am trying to use the youmail, I set up greetings and more, but METRO PCS isn't able to be used and at 45.00 a month for unlimited internet, texting and minutes all over the country, I cannot change it.

February 19, 2010 09:20 AM
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