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3,917,785
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have been on GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar as an attendee multiple times and they seem pretty comparable

Apr 04, 2016 06:22 AM
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4,063,508
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I attend a lot of the gotowebinar meetings, works well, some of the others fight with firefox too much.

I would really prefer that most of these were just posted on a reliable simple platform like Youtube though.

Apr 04, 2016 06:01 AM
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881,581
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I don't have any recommendations for alternatives, but I've always had good experiences with gotomeeting, as an attendee and a host.

Apr 04, 2016 05:15 AM
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2,665,843
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I am a speaker as a guest on a lot of gotowebinar webinars. I use gotowebinar to host my own webinars. They have issues but have gotten better over the years. I always had hoped for a good competitor to come into the marketplace but no one has been better as of yet. The pros are that they are most reliable and less wonky than others. The cons are you can have tech issues especially recording and it is expensive. But Google hangouts is horrific! So you get what you pay for. I can't recommend alternatiives unless I know what your goal is in the use of the platform. If it is just calling and a couple of people, then Skype is the best alternative. On my mac I found a call screen recorder for Skype. So you can record both video and audio calls and both. Katerina 

Apr 04, 2016 07:06 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Both have worked fine for me and also have no preference.

Apr 04, 2016 05:34 AM
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1,507,666
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

They are one(GotoWebinar) of the top, why do you want an alternative?

Never had any problems. Some people like going G Hangouts just for a visual conference call type of thing.

Apr 04, 2016 08:45 AM
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1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've been on the attendee side of Gotomeeting & webinar.  Seemed to work fine for me.  I've been on a couple others over the years, but I can't remember who they were.  Best bet would be to google "best platform to host a webinar"

Apr 04, 2016 08:28 AM
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2,765,363
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I think gotowebinar and gotomeeting are comparable.  

Apr 04, 2016 07:44 AM
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558,405
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I have been an "attendee is listen only mode."  LOL.  I honestly don't know if there are any advantages/disadvantages to any of them.

Apr 04, 2016 07:06 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

I've attended several GoToWebinar events.  Never had any problems.  

Apr 04, 2016 05:25 AM
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1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I listen to some kind of webinar almost every day. I never had any issues, even if I listen on my iphone during driving. 

Apr 04, 2016 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Have used them both as an attendee and have no preference with either platform.

Apr 04, 2016 05:13 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have used these and think they work well. I have een the presenter and attendee. The cost is so reasonable. I think there are other ways to engage too depending what you are trying to do. I tend to like Periscope if you want interaction and a question and answer type session.

Apr 04, 2016 05:10 AM
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2,901,863
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I once worked for a virtual brokerage.  We conducted all our sales meetings with GoToMeeting.

Apr 04, 2016 05:08 AM
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4,023,952
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our webinars coming from the Colorado Assn. of REALTORS uses this platform, and works very well.

Apr 05, 2016 11:31 PM
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724,785
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have been part of GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting as participant; worked fine most of the time; have not organized myself.

Apr 04, 2016 11:04 PM
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2,980,542
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've used both as an attendee, Fred. I know I got hooked up to gotowebinar when I was a speaker on a webinar once. Not aware of any alternatives. Those seem to be the big boys in this end of the business.

Apr 04, 2016 10:19 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I have used GoToMeeting before. I attended as an attendee. Worked fine.

Apr 04, 2016 07:32 PM
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633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I've used both and find them comparable. For small conferences Skype conferencing with screen shots for any presentations can work well.

Apr 04, 2016 06:50 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 Fred. I have been on Go to Meeting  a few times as part of a meeting. It worked very well.

Apr 04, 2016 05:41 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin have been an attandee many times.

Alternate - MeetingBurner and many more, I am sure...

Apr 04, 2016 04:39 PM
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1,769,715
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes I have used it many times for webinars I watch Fred, it works great.

Apr 04, 2016 01:53 PM
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2,850,827
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have never sit it up myself, but I have been an attendee and a speaker.

Apr 04, 2016 12:39 PM
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2,704,398
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Our board uses this(Go To Meeting) for our committee meetings so that you can attend online - it works beautifully!

Apr 04, 2016 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,648,883
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I was always an attendee in listen mode!

Apr 04, 2016 12:24 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I've attended quite a few webinars on both platforms and GoTtoWebinar seems more stable to me...but never a major problem with either. It has been a while since I've done a webinar so things may have changed...

 

Apr 04, 2016 11:47 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I have attended numerous seminars using these platforms but I've never initiated them myself.

Apr 04, 2016 10:58 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I have attended several webinars and most through GotoWebinar. No problems and found it an easy way to take a class or learn something online.

Apr 04, 2016 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I use whatever platform the speaker is requiring us to use.  I have never researched the platforms.

Apr 04, 2016 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No, they don't interest me

Apr 04, 2016 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have been on both sides: attendee and speaker.  Whoever is running either one needs to be an expert in making this function perfectly. 

Apr 04, 2016 06:12 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes. If you want to be a speaker there got to be reasons people want to sign up...

Giving away listings like reo you get more audience.

Apr 04, 2016 05:49 AM