The Plan to Save Real Estate with BuyerHunt.com

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Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476
https://activerain.com/droplet/59Z6

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Greg Hague originally started the STOP ZILLOW campaign that evolved into The Plan To Save Real Estate, which we crowd funded into Buyer Hunt; taking back ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate.

 BuyerHunt.com Stop Zillow

 

"People crack me up (and scare me with how literal they are), they don't seem to understand the power of a great subject line or tag-line. Do we need to save real estate? Not really, but we do need to recover the ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate. Why would you let someone take them from you, then sell them back to you and 12 of your competitors? We are the experts so why aren't we educating the public? Why have we allowed non-real estate entities to speak inaccurately (but effectively) for us?" TJN

 

Greg visited our Mail-Right Podcast in 2017: CHECK IT OUT HERE: 

PODCAST #117: The Plan To Save Real Estate 

 

 

"The Plan to Save Real Estate has progressed further and faster than we imagined. The website and agent/consumer smart phone app launched February 19, 2018.

I believe you'll find it to be the most effective, least expensive tool ever for attracting quality buyers." Greg Hague.
 
 
What we're doing has nothing to do with the MLS or its rules. Our first notification advantage to attract buyers to agents does not require or suggest agents delay submitting homes to MLS beyond the suggested time, usually 48 hours from listing. 
 
 
Buyer Hunt
 
Checkout the creativity, technology, and power of this model to help agents attract more buyers, sell listings faster, and end our dependence on third party websites like Zillow. 
 
 
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Jason E. Gordon  

Greg Hague is an ActiveRain

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 For a free brochure emailed to you, please simply contact me through my ActiveRain Profile.

 

STOP ZILLOW

CHECK OUT:  THE PLAN TO SAVE REAL ESTATE

      & THE HISTORY BEHIND "STOP ZILLOW"

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Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Thanks for spreading the news!  I'm really looking forward to this app & site and removing my listings from the other portals!

Feb 22, 2018 08:26 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I love this, Thomas - keep up the good work!

As I mentioned, my team was impressed as we deal with this every day - calls from buyers who did a search ZTorR and have been inundated with other agents phoning them. I feel so sorry for the ones who don't have agents, who are searching for information and are offered erroneous information.

You couldn't be more right with your comment, "Do we need to save real estate? Not really, but we do need to recover the ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate."

Feb 22, 2018 09:28 PM #2
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Thomas,

The site would probably be a Godsend, except for the greedy ones and the fact that many do not update their listings.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Feb 23, 2018 03:53 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Now this is exciting and I am quite intriqued. 

How do you overcome the objection sellers net more if exposed to a larger market, particularly in a fast moving, sellers' market where properties sell almost immediately?  And, if homes are sold off MLS, so to speak, how is the offer of compensation handled?  PS  Will listen to the podcast in a few moments.

Feb 23, 2018 05:52 AM #4
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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

Don't get me wrong becuase I hate Zillow but I am not sure the image above is necessarily accurate. To suggest that homes do not get into the MLS for 48 hours is ridiculous and then another 24 before appearing online? I enter a new listing in my MLS and it's all over the internet in less than 15 minutes! I will check out the website and information you have provided.

Feb 23, 2018 08:49 AM #5
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Thomas,

Not a bad idea, although the name is a bit unfortunate. The general public may get a weird image in their head or worse, not associate it with real estate.

Feb 24, 2018 06:59 PM #6
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Unfortunately, there are many real estate brokers and agents who haven't a clue about optimizing their business or comprehending the value of their assets.

The listing agents own the listing but because they post their listing on the MLS, they abdicate their ownership and thus lose control over their listing. So, now comes along companies like Zillow who SELLS the MLS to add their listings to the Zillow website with or without any compensation because I don't know.

However, had the MLS rented the listing to Zillow for a fee, paid daily, they could have compensated the broker and agent for their proprietary property which could have been used to reduce the cost of the transaction or provided funding for additional marketing costs, like staging or repairs.  

Perhaps as our industry evolves, brokers and agents will discover the value of their assets and monetize it, optimize it and utilize it to its maximum value. That's just my perspective, however, if I'm wrong, I'd appreciate your response. 

Feb 25, 2018 01:29 AM #7
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Doug Cook
Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors - O'Fallon, IL
Better Service, Better RESULTS!

Interesting concept.  Great job with the commercial.

Feb 25, 2018 06:02 AM #8
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Lindsay Reagan, Realtor
Wellington, FL

Love the idea!  In my area to get 10% of Zillow share it has gone to over $1,000.  Sickening!  But there are people fighting to buy these spots

Feb 25, 2018 03:55 PM #9
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John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

There are numerous threats to real estate in the works.

Your concept is one that may help.

I will be interested to hear how it is working.

Feb 26, 2018 06:52 PM #10
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Wow, how did I miss your post, Thomas? Sounds intriguing - will have to listen to the podcast!

Jeff

Feb 27, 2018 07:44 AM #11
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Bill Hays

The name "Buyerhunt" has been around awhile. Here is a post from 2006.

http://www.phoenixrealestateguy.com/buyerhunt-released-matching-sellers-to-buyers/

and some more perspective from a post by an agent Greg actually had a marketing event with in 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/search/str/jason+cassity+inman+coast+to+coast/keywords_search

I think Jason and several agents bring up some valid points in this post....the 2017 marketing event with Jason is one of the reasons I couldn't continue down the SZ campaign road...

We shall see!!

Feb 27, 2018 01:48 PM #12
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

I'd have to know more details but my initial response is why not give every potential buyer equal access to new listings at the same time?

Feb 27, 2018 08:20 PM #13
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Drew Meyers
Geek Estate - Seattle, WA
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How do you get buyers to find this new app? How do you get listing agents to upload a listing within 60 minutes of a listing agreement? Massive, massive chicken and egg challenge to the value proposition on both sides.

Mar 12, 2018 10:40 PM #14
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

I gave an hour talk to a room of "pre-licensing" students taking a California "principles" class. They asked what they could be doing now that would help their business in the future. Since they are all unlicensed I told them they could do any manner of things. Start following and reading our stories here on "AR" but I also told them to start compiling their data-base. I asked how many came from the area and 80% raised their hands. I told them they all went through school here in the County, grew up, family, friends, etc. Let EVERYONE know you become licensed as SOON as it happens. If they know what company they will be going with then starting planning notes, cards, stationary, postcards on a massive scale. Then always remember, "You list to last!" in our business. 

Apr 16, 2018 06:12 PM #15
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HOMEiZ.COM HOMEiZGROUP
HOMEiZ.COM - Los Angeles, CA
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In platforms like, Zillow, Realtor.com Redfin, Homesnap and now this app buyerhunter.com ,there is absolutely nothing personal to the agent about these platforms that gives the consumer a feel for local knowledge and expertise.The ability to build relationship with an agent over time is where the real estate industry is going.It makes the process upside down and makes the agent more important to the buying & selling process, than just having 3 million listings on a portal.

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