Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We tried them, but for us; it is not about the cost as much as user experience. We wrote our own site with much better results.

Oct 07, 2016 11:10 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

I tried it for a few months, but in the end decided that you just get what you pay for and that you don't get very much for $10 a month (which is what I was paying).  I dropped it and went another direction.

Oct 07, 2016 02:30 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Never used it... I would be moving on to another service.

Oct 07, 2016 02:01 PM
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James Call
RealtyCandy.com - Saint George, UT
RealtyCandy - IDX Broker WordPress Lead Nurturing

Lyn, 

I am a little shocked by this.  We just lost a great client who decided they wanted to use Placester.  I was under the impression they had a nice product.  

Have you contacted their tech support?  I was in touch with them 2-3 years ago about some things and they seemed like great people.  I am sure they will do what they can to take care of you. 

Oct 07, 2016 10:28 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Lyn,

I just tried to start the free website, I had to close the site because it would not allow me to log out. It took too long to even get started.

Dec 18, 2017 04:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lyn Sims - in fact, I still have a problem setting up my 'free' KW Placester site!

Oct 07, 2016 04:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sorry to hear this Lyn, time to move to a company that can perform.

Oct 07, 2016 02:11 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't have any advice for you. I'm not familar with this company. 

Oct 07, 2016 01:58 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I would get tired real fast if I pay for something that doesn't work right

Oct 07, 2016 10:12 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not had this issue.

Oct 07, 2016 09:34 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I have never had a Placester site and really happy with RealGeeks!

Oct 07, 2016 09:24 AM
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Robert Newman
Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C. - Buffalo, WY
Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results

Lyn Sims I wanted to let you (and everyone else) know that I used and referenced this thread when I wrote my recent (and detailed) user and pricing review for Placster. I decided not to link to this thread instead opting to link to review platforms. I did a ton of research and ended up writing a kind of company expose with some facts that didn't make it into my company blog here on Active Rain. This won't be comforting, but my research indicated that most realtors have an experience they are happy with. The ones that DO need to contact customer service have challenges. If anyone is still looking to gather the information I also published a video looking at the back end of Placester. To my knowledge, it is the only one of it's kind. You can find that in the University section of my website.

Mar 25, 2017 10:02 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

They have been  one of my suppliers for my team and I for the last 2 years. I find them to be great to deal with. Of course, we have had a few issues here and there, but we had no issues with the IDX system. Feel free to call me Lyn if I can help any.

Nov 06, 2016 10:35 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sorry, can't help here.  Don't have an IDX for now.

Oct 08, 2016 07:37 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

not at this time

Oct 08, 2016 06:55 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, Lynn.  I don't use them.

Oct 08, 2016 04:43 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I'm with Fred. 

Oct 08, 2016 02:28 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No help here Lyn Sims - I do not use Placester.  I sure hope you get it resolved. I don't like paying for things that don't work or for crappy service. 

Oct 08, 2016 02:20 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sounds like it's time to move on - in 10 years, I've had no issues that were not solved with urgency from my web company

Oct 08, 2016 01:14 AM
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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

Have not had that problem...yet

Oct 07, 2016 11:53 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never used it, but sounds like it may be best to avoid it!

Oct 07, 2016 11:44 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not used them.

Oct 07, 2016 11:22 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry, Lyn... can't help as I have no experience with Placester.

Oct 07, 2016 11:20 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used this.

Oct 07, 2016 10:16 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Real Estate Webmasters does my site, and the IDX is working well.

Oct 07, 2016 12:53 PM
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Elizabeth Murphree
Elizabeth Murphree @ Ikon Realty of Ashburn 5 - Fairfax, VA
Helping Baby Boomers Boom in Northern Virginia!

They email every day soliciting, should they focus on their clients retention? I appreciate you sharing this information. Keep us posted.

Oct 07, 2016 11:45 AM