Growth Leader - Week 3 Update

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Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA DRE #01490977

This week's summary is short.

READ WEEK 1 and WEEK 2 SUMMARY

I continue to explore the features offers by Growth Leader and have created some new response templates that I can use with leads as I need to in the future. Easy to do - you type the text, give it a name (e.g., 1st follow-up inquiry), and save it. Anytime I have a request that calls for this response I can easily send it to the prospect with a little customizing to make it personal. I always try to include some helpful information in each email so the buyer is getting something they don't expect (e.g., links to posts or a specific blog - you cannot include HTML for a true link but they can cut and paste the link into their browser).

I have followed up with a number of leads and it looks like there will be some showings when I return from my Philadelphia trip. I like being able to see when clients have come back to the website and to check on what they did, such as saving a new listing.

 

  • Growth Leader provides a place for notes and it is helpful to keep track of what you are doing with each prospect
  • The system will also save the emails you receive and send for each prospect which is handy so you have a complete record of communication via email
  • Another neat feature is that you can see is a particular prospect is currently on-line, which can be a good time to send a quick note, or call.

Growth Leader logo and linkI have received a number of emails asking for additional information on certain listings. I use this as an opportunity to send a full listing page and supplemental information. As is typical with these IDX solutions, the info that consumers get on a specific property is somewhat limited, and sending a full listing page direct from the MLS gives them what they need. A call is also helpful to share additional information, ask questions, etc. (about 1/3 of the folks have not provided phone numbers).

I'm curious - is anyone else having significant periods of time where you are not getting leads? Things started off with a bang but we are now on Day 11 without any new leads. I find this kind of surprising, and disheartening. Am I unrealistic?

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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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Jeff - My first 3 weeks were very productive in producing leads. Towards my 4th week, it did looked like it wasn't as active and this lasted for about 10 days or so. Then it looks like it had picked back up again towards the latter part of my 5th week.

I'm wondering if it had anything to do with budgets and the PPC campaigns. Your thoughts?

Jan 25, 2009 02:41 AM #1
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Cindy Edwards
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Thanks for this- going to link and trying it out

Jan 25, 2009 02:58 AM #2
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Kent Simpson
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Jeff - I just went online w/Growth leader this past week & have received 4 leads (no response from calls or emails yet, but that's how it goes sometimes with internet leads).  I'm enjoying watching the comments from others about the product.

Jan 25, 2009 03:22 AM #3
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
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I will keep you posted as I am just starting it up!

Jan 25, 2009 03:23 AM #4
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Sharon Paxson
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Initially I received leads almost every day. And it has slowed down for me as well. The latest lead I received was from one of my clients who I asked to sign up. I look forward to following your progress.

Sharon

Jan 25, 2009 03:31 AM #5
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Larry Ulfig
RE/MAX Professionals South - Plainfield, IL
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I am very excited to hear that there is a glimmer of hope with Growth Leader since I am about to start up account. Keep us posted on your endevors.

Jan 25, 2009 03:37 AM #6
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Connie Harvey
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Jeff, as I was following another person's post about GL it appears that it's a budget thing. When the money runs out, so do the leads. It should pick back up next week if I understand it correctly. I hope to go live with it next week and will understand more then. In the meantime, I'm trying to see how others are doing.

Jan 25, 2009 04:58 AM #7
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Englewood, CO
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Jeff - we are rounding up week one - need to write about it. But there is still confusion as to our area. So, for the incorrect areas we received 3 leads the first 3 days or so. Haven't checked today. ~Rita

Jan 25, 2009 06:41 AM #8
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Jennifer Lew
DocuSign, Inc. - Seattle, WA

Hi Jeff, thank you for the update. What you're seeing could very well be what both Loreena and Connie are speaking to.  Although 11 days is a bit of a stretch to not receive any new prospects. Let me have our advertising look into that for you. I'll let you know what we find.

Jan 25, 2009 06:34 PM #9
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Courtney Cooper
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My leads budgt usually runs out in the last week so I am surprised that yours would be gone on day 11.  Maybe a slow day?  I had an inspection this weekend from a Growth Leader buyer:)

Jan 26, 2009 07:02 AM #10
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Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Thanks for all the comments and feedback, and the interest. I did get a response to my question about the leads dropping off, as others have mentioned.  Yes, it does tie into the sponsored ads and the # of clicks/impressions that are the monthyl commitment.

Jeff

Jan 29, 2009 02:28 AM #11
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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Jeff - I ran into the same problem. I just spoke to Will and he's sending me a report.

Jan 30, 2009 03:57 AM #12
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Leslyn Joseph
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Hi all, I signed up for GL last Thursday and is excited to get on the ball with it. I am waiting for my website to be completed but in the mean time I am enjoying your posts and is learning what I can expect as well.

Leslyn 

Mar 03, 2009 02:24 AM #13
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Everard Korthals
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Jeff any updates? 

Mar 03, 2009 08:01 AM #14
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