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Homegain.com or Reply.com?

Real Estate Agent with WEM PACIFIC Investments, Inc. 01055679

I have been thinking of getting ways to maximize my leads generation. I would like to ask the experts in lead generation if they have tried signing up with 3rd party leads provider like Homegain.com or Reply.com.

I have seen blog posts in activerain regarding these providers but it seems like I am seeing a lot of negative rather than positive feedbacks. Everybody is trying to sell me something over the internet and a day will not passed without me getting a solicitation from these leads provider. Everyone is saying they can provide short sale leads, buyer leads, seller leads, etc. 

A lot of poor realtors are  in the mercy of these companies and fall prey to their promises which they can't deliver.  

Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

I do not use either and will revisit to see if you get some comments that we both can use.

Jan 21, 2010 02:44 PM
Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

I've never used either one but, like you, most of the comments I've heard from other agents have been negative.

Jan 22, 2010 01:02 AM
Freddie Gonzales
WEM PACIFIC Investments, Inc. - Daly City, CA

Hi Rosemary,

Any update on homegain or reply?


Anything new? Are you planning to try either of them?

Jan 31, 2010 08:04 AM
Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

Homegain has had some good results.  I did not like Reply.  The sales person mis-lead me.  Fortunately, an admin person helped me get out the program.

Mar 05, 2013 04:51 AM
Beth Brittenbach
Schutjer Realty, Inc. - Vallejo, CA

I have been with HomeGain since its inception in 1998 (I think). Since they were bought by Reply the business model has changed and the results are very disappointing. Prior to Reply, HomeGain Agent Evaluator was set up so that the consumer could remain anonymous and receive proposals from as many agents as were signed up to work in their ZIP codes of interest (whether buyers or sellers). Also, the site was set up to direct real potential clients to request proposals. If I submitted a proposal I knew there was about a 75% chance that it would be read by the consumer. Now, especially on the seller side, most of the leads are tire kickers. Of the last 15 or so proposals I submitted, only one was viewed by the potential seller and that was after I called him. The system no longer is structured to give some strength to the leads--they are just folks browsing the real estate sites. Where seller leads once were people actually intending to sell, now at best the consumers are trying to decide about re-financing. We never had to answer the question of "curious about the value of my home." Now, that's about all we get. Providing the contact information for the seller is not helpful since it is often bogus and overall the changes Reply has made to HomeGain have reduced the site to just another lead generator. Very sad. It was a unique and excellent program before Reply got ahold of it. 

Apr 15, 2014 09:04 AM