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Springtime is busy time for real estate, with a rush of homes hitting the market in the coming weeks. After all, no one wants to pack up all their belongings and carry them out to a moving truck in snow and below-freezing wind chills. But sooner or later, the sun reappears and so do the “for sale” signs in neighborhoods everywhere. Before those signs go up, however, many telephone calls are made to realtors. Ensure you’re ready for the boost in calls by...

Warmer weather is coming. For HVAC companies, the arrival of spring and summer means a shift from heating to air conditioning work. As those AC units start firing up, so will the service calls. How The Answer Network Helps The Answer Network is here to help you meet increased demand, ready to handle the telephone customer service part of your business while you tend to the work out in the field. Our team of customer service professionals serve as your 24-7 virtual receptionists,...

After a long winter, spring is finally coming. For landscaping and lawn care businesses, that means the busy season is coming as well, with people paying attention to their yards again. Equipment needs to be purchased or tested. Employees need to be hired or trained. And phone calls need to be answered. Maximize your time by hiring The Answer Network to answer incoming calls and handle all your appointment scheduling. Our 24-hour services give you the freedom to prepare for the blooming...

Fall is a busy time for contractors. Regardless of the industry you’re in, it seems customers are looking for services prior to the long, cold months of winter. HVAC customers want furnace checks and repairs completed before the frigid temperatures arrive. Landscapers are yielding calls from customers in need of leaf pickup, fall planting, fertilizing and soil aeration. Roofing contractors are in demand to clean gutters and make any necessary roof repairs before they’re covered in snow and ice. To help you respond...

Schedules are busy enough during the three months of summer, but September brings with it a whole new level of frantic time management for parents who are also trying to run businesses. Kids’ extra-curricular schedules can go into overdrive in the fall, regardless of their age. Getting them to and from school, practices, clubs, daycare, babysitters – not to mention making sure they’re being fed, bathed, and doing their homework is a full-time job on top of your other full-time job...

With the number of real estate and property management choices out there, you want to give potential clients every reason to hire you. The first reason to hire you may very well be because you answered their first call. If you’re showing a home, meeting with another client or closing a sale, you may not only miss a phone call – you may miss the only chance you’ll get to earn their business. Using an answering service like The Answer Network eliminates...

As a small business owner, you know how time tends to get eaten up by scheduling crews, troubleshooting, traveling back and forth from job sites and actually doing the work for customers. Finding time to answer the phone can easily shift down the priority list. That’s where a 24/7/365 complete phone answering service like The Answer Network comes into play. We can take care of the telephone customer service experience part of your business, so you can focus on the painting...

When your HVAC business is at its best, you’re out in the field, keeping customers comfortable by taking care of their heating and air conditioning needs. However, for your business to be as robust as possible, you also need to ensure that new and existing customers are satisfied with the response they receive when calling you. You need to be efficient and consistent with your handling of their needs – an answering service can help you accomplish this. Enter The Answer Network....

The arrival of spring is prime time for busy landscaping, lawn care, and tree service companies to consider whether hiring an answering service would help them reach and retain the business of more customers. The Answer Network does more than answer phone calls for your business. We can serve as a virtual office assistant; scheduling appointments, notifying you of important calls and most importantly, giving you the freedom to do your job serving customers in a timely manner. Answer the call Does your...

Whether you’re thinking about long-term accomplishments or your daily to-do list, listing out your goals is the best way to accomplish them. Here are some items to consider when developing your business goals: Make sure they’re realistic and relevant If you make your goals too lofty you’re less likely to accomplish them. For that reason, make sure your goals are attainable. Even reaching small goals while in route to your larger objective can give you a big boost of confidence. Set an end date...