unsolicited sales calls.

By
Real Estate Agent with Mann & Sons Inc. Rehoboth Beach

I just had a call from someone who claimed they were from active rain who wanted to sell me some buyer leads.

I receive a dozen or so such calls from other companies every day and I'm usually rather busy when they call and ask them for their home number so I can call them with an annoying sales pitch of my own.

In this case she seemed extremely annoyed that I did not wish to purchase her leads and that she was going to blog negative things about me here on Active Rain.

This post is a preemptive blog to reprimand telephone solicitors.

If Active Rain is truly selling buyer leads with unsolicited telephone calls they should be ashamed of themselves and if this was just someone claiming they worked for Active rain they should be tracked down and stopped.

 

The phone number the call came from was 406 329 7652

 

Comments (4)

Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Michael~ I would not think that they were from ActiveRain.  It probably was a sale ploy.  I don't ever buy leads, so they would be wasting their time if they called me too!

Aug 17, 2009 03:40 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Interesting method - extortion! Did you do a reverse search on the number? Does not sound like AR!

Aug 17, 2009 03:40 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I never pay for leads! I am happy to pay a referral for a closed deal, but it they aren't comfortable with that, then forget it. I do somethings think selling them could be profitable :)

Aug 17, 2009 03:46 AM
Michael Brown
Mann & Sons Inc. Rehoboth Beach - Rehoboth Beach, DE

I'm happy to accept leads from another licensed Realtor and pay out a refferral IF the lead generates a transaction. Paying for a lead with no guarantees is a huge gamble and in my opinion a waste of money.

I post the number so AR can go after them if they wish. I don't realy have the time for it.

 

Aug 17, 2009 03:50 AM