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As someone who works for an answering service, and as someone who tries to explain to other people (aka my grandmother) what it is that I do, it was brought to my attention that not everyone knows what an answering service actually is. "What?!" I proclaimed. "How could you not know what…

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The first couple of days (or weeks) after hiring an answering service can be a challenge. Not only do you have a new communication channel to keep track of, but you also have a whole new team of virtual employees who are answering your calls - which of course you want to…

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Answering services are great resources for real estate agencies! They can make sure you aren't missing calls from your listings, handle your calls while you're on a showing, provide lock box codes to your properties, transfer calls to any agent on your real estate team, and schedule appointments. If your real estate firm…

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The Office is a mockumentary that follows the employees of Dunder Mifflin around to document their daily activities. I know this show well as I've been binge watching it for the last few weeks. In between bathroom breaks and heating up hot-pockets, I came to a realization - all of their troubles…

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Villains are a staple of any great cinematic experience. They go against the norm in every way possible, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat waiting to see what they'll do next. But what happens behind the scenes when the hero eventually catches up with them? They get fingerprinted…

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Millennials are trending! The 75.3 million or so population of millennials communicate way differently than the Baby Boomer generation before them. While your mom loves to talk on the phone and dish about her back and knee pain, millennials aren't huge fans of phones (SMH), but do love texting. When your dad…

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Voicemail is a digitally recorded message stored in a digital mailbox - a best friend to all people who screen their calls and actively avoid their friends and family. If you call anyone, one of two things are going to happen: the call will be answered by a human being, or you'll…

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Great customer service is the best! It's like playing with a puppy while eating a marshmallow only box of Lucky Charms while falling asleep on your grandmothers lap - yeah, it's that good. So we thought it would be fun to put together a list of customer service all stars from film…

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The most constant aspect of life is that it's always changing, and when things change, you have to adapt right along with it. Ironic, isn't it? Most of the time, change happens for the better, but it does come with some stipulations. If you're a medical professional, then you're well aware of HIPAA…

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As an answering service, we're obviously way into phones and the technology behind how they work. Since Super Bowl LII (go birds!) is coming up, we tried to see how we could incorporate phones with football. We thought about the technology that allows the quarterback to talk to the coach via his…

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