Businesses Benefit From Toll-Free Numbers and Call Forwarding Services

Innovative uses of toll-free phone numbers can help increase business through marketing strategies

Getting a toll-free phone number for your business is beneficial in a variety of ways. Your customers can reach you more easily, potential customers are more likely to choose a toll-free phone number to inquire about services, and it makes good business sense. However, there are also creative ways to use call forwarding numbers that you might not have thought of in order to help increase sales.

At least that’s what Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. realized when they decided to offer a toll-free phone number to its brokers and correspondents. The whole point of the offering was to help them get leads for home-purchase loans.

As reported in American Banker, here’s how it works: the Ocala, Fla., wholesale lender provides three numbers to an originator, which in turn gives two of them to real estate agents that supply it with leads. It keeps the third to market properties that are for sale by the owner.

The realty agents and the originator are able to display the numbers in all their advertising. The phone numbers of prospective homebuyers who call the line and the extension in the ads are immediately sent to the real estate agent or originator.

The service is free for the first four months, after which it costs $2 a day. Cheri Galvan, Taylor Bean’s Western regional manager, said it is offering the service so that originators “refer” customers to her company for their mortgages.

The results? In a recent press release, the wholesaler said early adaptors of the system have had increases of over 400% in closed sales in just the first few months. With results like that, creative ways to use toll-free numbers can mean big sales for small businesses.

Toll free phone numbers can elevate your business to the next level, increase business and attract more clients

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Perception is reality.” Whether we like to believe it or not, in many cases this seems to be true. Millions of books can be sold with a slick cover and carefully used fonts, regardless of the content. And how many professionals have we met that were indeed competent, but really could have used a makeover for a better first impression?

When it comes to your business and the image you portray, you have to look the part, whether you’re a one-person show operating out of your basement, or a small group of entrepreneurs who are trying to obtain financing. Toll free phone numbers are one way you can help your business appear professional and competent. If you haven’t gotten a number yet, here are some reasons for considering it:

Research shows that these numbers attract more responses from potential customers.

Toll free numbers allow a broad range of advertising markets. You can reach who you want to reach without fear that you’ll appear “too far away,” or “out of reach,” if you just have a local number.

Toll free phone numbers help your company look professional and established.

Toll free numbers encourage communication with your customers, which is always a good business practice.

If you are looking for a way to increase your professionalism and sales of your business, now is the time to “go toll free” with a call forwarding service. It will help take your business to the next level.

Source by Kevin A. Clarke

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