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The answering service industry’s top experts offer tips for successful outsourcing, advice, how-tos, case studies, best practices, and Specialty Answering Service product news – all to help you level-up and get the most from the virtual receptionists answering your phones.

Whether you've just started using an answering service, or you've had one for years, you should be aware of the 5 most common mistakes businesses make that will result in an outsourcing epic fail. 1. Your Procedures are Too Complicated Every company wants their customers to be happy, and a factor in…

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At Specialty Answering Service, we often get asked many questions regarding the ins and outs of how answering services work, what they do, and how much they cost - among other things. We thought it would be a great idea to consolidate our most frequently asked questions to help out readers like…

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We've all been there. By "there," I mean the void between calling a business to get help and being stuck on hold. For an eternity. Then having the phone just hang up. Like, really, that just happened? Yeah, it did. Bottom line: holds stink. Whether you're trying to make an appointment with…

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How you answer the phone in your office versus how your answering service answers may not always be the same. While it's important that both you and your answering service are on the same page, what works in your office may not always work in a call center environment. For example, you…

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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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