Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv, 28+ years serving Investors Banks Buyers-sellers (Surf City Realty 714-968-6767)

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When the lead companies call I tell them I don't buy leads but gladly pay a referral fee at time of closing. End of call.

May 02, 2015 10:06 AM
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Ajay Pandya
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Work on all leads, leads will work for you.

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Tamra Lee Ulmer
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Doyle, I don't think it's Ethical or Legal.

May 07, 2015 07:02 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Just got one lead today from a site. I found out I have to pay subscription. I will not be suprised it is one of those SFBO from you know who.

May 01, 2015 12:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have used a couple of companies to buy leads and found that they were so cold that it was a total waste of time. I contacted each one I had and they were usually totaly surprised I called and were not in the market for a house. I wouldn't have cared if they called them to verify theirquality. Mine were crap and I paid good money. When I terminated I decided never again.

May 01, 2015 11:19 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv Check the terms of service agreement. In a lot of cases you're buying cold leads generated by their web site.

May 01, 2015 08:14 AM
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Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv
Surf City Realty 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
28+ years serving Investors Banks Buyers-sellers

EDITED: Actually it's a marketing company that you pay a montly fee. They build you a website http://www.tustinfoothills-realestate.com/  they have a back end drip system which everybody does these days and it's suppose to bring in my own lead source.

What I did not know was they were calling my leads behind my back and when I questioned it, they said they were verifiying the info.  

It took me 27 years to build my company name and reputation and don't need some non licensed person calling them and plugging me as spam.

Annette: They measure assessment by putting the lead info in - intelius.com  secondly they use feedback from broker/agents.

May 01, 2015 06:01 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't know if it's legal or not, I guess it would depend on the terms of service.  Though, I have never signed up to pay for leads from anyone.

May 01, 2015 05:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Doyle,

Is it legal for you to sign up on a website to look at homes for some reason or other, and if you wished, you could use an alias.  Then, you are considered a lead by these companies, whether or not you are a real lead is not an issue, they are selling leads.

The lead sellers are not willing to make sure the leads are bona fide.  One of my friends challenged one of those telling them she would pay only for genuine leads...there weren't any!  A

May 01, 2015 05:55 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As you know LEGAL questions can only be answered by an attorney.

But I think what you are asking is "Can a lead selling company check if your assessment of the quality of their product is proper?" 

Of course they can and should, but it must be a call regarding quality assurance, not whether Doyle responded in a timely manner, with proper data, regarding the issues that concerned the citizen in a manner that was acceptable to the citizen.  All of these, however, are important to understand when QUALITY is what is being assessed.

How do you suggest the vendor measure the value of your assessement?

May 01, 2015 05:53 AM