David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I HAVE no competition except in the mirror. Quality over quantity. Now, if all our esteemed colleagues would stop feeding the beasts . . .

Feb 28, 2016 10:54 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

MY CRM out performs any online lead site. Confident is where I reside with my network.

Feb 28, 2016 11:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

100%

Feb 28, 2016 10:14 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Zig Ziglar taught me -

    That competence and confidence go up at the same time !

Feb 28, 2016 10:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't pay for leads! 

Feb 29, 2016 09:47 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

http://www.davidbarrhomes.com/  Very pretty and fresh like Venice FL sunshine colors and tons of information. (off topic thanks for the Lennar plug on Gran Paradiso) 

Does Warren Buffet care that you aren't using the burgundy logo?

Do you use a Berkshire one too?

What are the topic points and key words you find push drive and draw lookers?

love #localisbetter

love the owner financing-- hey but I can do a loan 1 year after BK short sale or foreclosure with 15% down

How often do you update content?

Words or images are best?

no video yet?

Love 'ya

Feb 29, 2016 03:33 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Always better to do your own SEO or hire someone to show you how, instead of buying leads.  

Feb 29, 2016 02:58 AM
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I don't pay for leads.  If I have the inventory the leads will come.

Feb 29, 2016 12:30 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am confident enough and I am seeing more and more people complaining about these 3rd party sites so I would say I am winning on some level

Feb 28, 2016 11:48 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

All you need to take back the web is to have google invest 10-20 million in your business and then they will have a reason to push it to the top. The serps are not organic anymore, the algorithm only applies to those who are not in the hand picked top places.

Content has nothing to do with how your site shows up in the searches. The search engines can not read and comprehend content, all they can do is match strings of words, and they are not even good at doing that. The phrase 'content is king' is pure FUD.

Feb 28, 2016 11:15 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes it can be done but tough to get ahead of those paying for the top spots.

Feb 28, 2016 10:31 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

Love Corinne Guest, Managing Broker answer.  I second that.  A

Feb 28, 2016 10:18 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Hell Yes. Nuff said.

Feb 28, 2016 10:10 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

They just called me three times yesterday.  I'm good.  

I don't have a huge online presence and don't quite understand enough to beat the big three, but I work my database and thrive with social media.  I only pay for leads with my time and interaction.  

Best of luck to you though!  

Mar 01, 2016 12:37 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I compete for listings on occasion and 70% win the listing.

Feb 29, 2016 11:30 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning David. Actually love to compete, not only with others, but with myself as well.

Feb 29, 2016 06:39 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Sure, why not. The letters have not infiltrated the inspection market - yet!

Feb 29, 2016 05:47 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

And win!

Feb 29, 2016 04:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

David, yes I am but I would consider it foolish to not have my listings on there for free.  I have gotten several good leads from Z/R recently, all for free.  There are tactics that you can do to downplay the paying agents and direct people to you.

What really needs to happen is for NAR to spend our dues money to show the public just how inaccurate zillow is and how so few boards provide data to it.  Not that stupid "this house isn't here" cerebral crap they've tried.  They need something fact based with the "most desireable" male and female persons presenting.

Feb 29, 2016 03:21 AM
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Good job Dave! What are you conversion ratios?

Feb 28, 2016 11:07 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Long ago (sometime in the late 2000s) had a R.com Showcase Listing Account which threw off about 12 leads (no fee) per listing per month.  When it dropped to less than 4 leads per listing, we dropped the Showcase Listing account.  Nothing since then.  Two different brokers I know here use the "letters" extensively - costs about $1,000 plus the time of the team members to "work" hundreds of leads to get 1 transaction.  Not for us thanks.  Will be checking out your website.

Feb 28, 2016 10:58 PM