Wanted to give any AR members that didn't see this a chance to sound off!
Just curious AR members, I would like to use this blog as a sounding post for so many of us that have tried 'paid' referral companies with no success, and those who maybe did. There must be 'some' companies out there that will help you get legitimate, qualified leads, but I as of yet, I haven't found one. Last company I checked gets paid $99 'per lead', good or bad. If it's a lousy one, they will replace it with a new one for free. The catch is, you've now blown through a couple thousand dollars, and if the leads haven't been good, (i.e, the buyer says they don't already have an agent but they really do...) then you have nothing to show for it except your 'free replacement leads', and who knows how long it might take you to get one actual live body to work with. Now we all know buyers often don't understand how agents' get paid on a commission basis. Are there referral companies out there that will go beyond the luke warm internet lead and truely qualify them? Who's got a story to tell, good or bad? Now's your chance!