Middy Matthews

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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

I aree with the others--do not buy leads. Better to learn to generate your own. I'm one of the few loan jockeys that does not solicit (annoy) realtors for leads. I manage to generate virtually all of my business by people finding me online--then reseaching who I am and then contacting me first. Very often, I then refer them out to agents that I trust for the home search.

Invest in yourself--not a lead generating company. Learn how online marketing can benefit you--quite inexpensively. You can make yourself as visible as AT&T if you work at it hard enough, and on a shoestring budgt.

 

Remember this though: Don't view yourself as a salesperson, a real estate agent or anything other than a problem solver. People out there have problems that need to be solved (e.g. finding the perfect home for them and their family). Make yourself visible so that they can find you and see your message as someone who can make the probem vanish and you'll have more clients than you can hande--which can create a problem for you.

Can't help you with that one though...

Jan 01, 2016 05:27 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Middy,

We usually don't recommend buying leads.  Let us know how this works for you.  A

Jan 01, 2016 02:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always a new company coming along to collect a marketing fee from the agents.

Jan 29, 2017 05:26 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am hesitant to get into any lead buying programs. The best leads are the ones you generate.

Sep 04, 2016 08:27 AM
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Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

never heard of them

Jan 02, 2016 03:06 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not heard of them.

Jan 01, 2016 09:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Middy Matthews please share your experience on how it worked out for you.

I do have Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com accounts for leads - though not as much, now.

Jan 01, 2016 01:16 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Not a fan of any buying lead service.

Jan 01, 2016 12:57 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

did you google them first and look for reviews?  a quick search lead me to some "it's a scam" reviews about them.

Jan 01, 2016 11:42 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Be careful about that free $100. It could be like what candy is to a kid, except they want to molest your credit card.

Jan 01, 2016 11:26 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Good luck with that, most of the times they take your money and the leads are not good.  Not this company in particular, all companies I have heard of.

Jan 01, 2016 11:00 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I've resisted buying leads.  It's easier to do my own prospecting.

Jan 01, 2016 09:45 AM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Haven't heard of Buyer Link. As to buying leads, you have to make the determination on whether or not that's cost effective for you. This includes both the quality of the leads, and the time and/or expense you would incur to generate them yourself.

Jan 01, 2016 09:31 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I think it is better to generate your own leads than waste money buying them. I have not found a company with genuine leads that are not send to multiple agents

Jan 01, 2016 07:49 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I would proceed with caution, but remember that it's not just the quality of the lead, it's also the quality of the conversion. I'm all for an outside lead source IF the ROI is there.

Jan 01, 2016 07:32 AM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Middy Matthews lots of negativity on here re: buying leads. I broke into the luxury market here after moving out of state from online leads. I believe in them 100%. But try googling company first. Put complaint, rip off report, and reviews before the company name. If they are complete scoundrels there will be online evidence.

Jan 01, 2016 05:27 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Middy, the general consensus of AR is to not buy leads, although one or two people do it with Zillow and have great results.  I'm personally skeptical of any company that claims to have leads and charges you for them.  Big sites like Realtor and Zillow get the traffic for leads.  Smaller sites like this one, I'd be shocked if they weren't making up leads.  Ask them "how do you get these leads?"  Judge them by their response and it's detail.  See how easy it is to find them to become a lead.

Jan 01, 2016 03:49 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Buyer leads-a complete waste of time chasing people not even serious.....

Seller-used one briefly, suspect it was bogus sellers mostly..... Canceled.

Jan 01, 2016 03:23 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with that service.

Jan 01, 2016 03:22 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

No way would I use this or any other lead generation service.  Work your sphere and use social media, realtor.com and company/agent website.

Jan 01, 2016 03:16 AM