Stay in compliance with the Do Not Call Registry rules
As of Jan. 1, 2005, telemarketers and sellers (including Realtors) are required to search the registry at least once every 31 days and drop from their call lists the phone numbers of consumers who have registered.
Five area codes will be provided at no charge and additional ones will cost $54.00 per area code, up to a maximum annual fee of $14,850 for access to the entire list.
These charges will give the telemarketer access to the area codes they select for one year. Exemptions for complying with the Do Not Call Registry rules include informational calls, survey or political calls, calls promoting a political party or candidate, business-to-business calls, solicitations for charitable contributions, calls involving an established prior business relationship within 18 months preceding a call and calls to consumers who have given written permission to call.
FSBO’s and expired listings are not exempted from the application of the federal Do Not Call rules. Access the National Do Not Call Registry here.
Since it takes time for Florida to upload its list into the federal registry, real estate licensees should also check Florida’s Do Not Call list. Find more information by visiting the Florida Do Not Call Program website here.