I recently had the opportunity to go to the Mike Ferry Superstar retreat in Vegas, it was great, had a good time and Mike was better than ever.
I signed up to a service by Landvoice, who promissed to deliver "expired and FSBO" leads like RedX, but these guys offered "mobile phone" numbers for an additional $200 a month.
I thought it was expensive, but would be worth if I could actually get a hold of the expired owner.
I paid my $280 bucks, because to get that one, you have to get the "usual" service...(that is how it started)
Then I made it very clear that in San Diego, most of the expired listings are actually short sales, which have expired because the banks take so damn long to approve them, but they actually are not expireds, the sellers are still happy with their realtors. They told me that they filtered those and I would not get them.
The first 3 or 4 days, I tested the product, I noticed that 80% of the list was actually short sales (as I feared), only 1 out of 30 names would have a mobile number (including the short sales, meaning 1 out of 100 non short sales would have a mobile number).
I called customer service, I spoke with a very rude "supervisor" her name is Amy (extension 100) that basically told me there was nobody else to complain to, the owner is Jake Sackrell, but was unavailable, and that I was the only person that has ever complained, that San Diego's MLS did not have the capacity of distinguishing short sales and it was not their fault, if I wanted to filter them and send the expireds to their system, they would provide the numbers.
I complained that they should have disclosed that before taking my money, and how were they expecting to charge me so much and ask me to do the work......to make story short, this #$%^&*() ended up trying to educate me on how "everything was my fault and that of the San Diego MLS"....and they would not and did not reimburse my money..... BE VERY AWARE OF THIS COMPANY!!!