Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate )

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I haven't had that happen

Apr 26, 2019 09:47 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, they have called several times asking me for my clients contact information.  You know that's not happening....

Apr 26, 2019 11:17 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Just by ADT... and they don't take no for an answer!

Apr 26, 2019 09:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, and the answer is always the same, "no thanks"!

Apr 26, 2019 12:09 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It seems like some marketing person has a checklist of sorts that makes these solicitations become more common. They seem to occur in waves. Almost the same script. 

Apr 26, 2019 10:59 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Jeff Dowler, CRS this question was asked fairly recently and I was really surprised by the whole thing. It doesn't surprise me that they are doing this as I think these comanies are going the way of VHS rental stores. With home improvement stores selling good security products and on line stores like www.SimpliSafe.com who needs these over priced companies?

Apr 26, 2019 10:56 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not yet Jeff. Thanks for the warning!

Apr 26, 2019 09:43 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

ADT is apparently paying someone to access the buyer agent information on closings in our market.  Otherwise there's no public information availability for them to have the info.

And if they're willing to do shady things to get my contact, there's no way I'm helping them with their business.  And I definitely don't want any referral fees.

Apr 26, 2019 11:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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No, but I suspect the listing agent in my current home sold my info to one of these, I was plagued by those companies from the day I moved in, had to get Nomorobo to stop them.

Apr 26, 2019 11:02 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Yes, I have been getting them for years.  I too, do not give out the buyers info.

Apr 26, 2019 10:05 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes for years now actually. I'm not sure how they find out the listing or selling agents though. 

Apr 26, 2019 01:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  I usually get three or four ADT reps contacting me everytime a home sells (regardless of whom I represent).  It's always fun when they say "our records show there is an existing system in place" and you know that to be 100% bullshit.

 

I've blocked enough of their numbers that they've stopped calling.  I have their emails set to go to spam as well.

Apr 26, 2019 01:39 PM
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Yes, I get them every time a close a buyer deal. Actually getting tired of hearing from them. 

Apr 26, 2019 10:32 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Yes, and i get 5 emails from the same company ADT but from different employees all offering different deals 

Apr 26, 2019 10:13 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

Yes, numerous times but not so much lately, very annoying. 

Apr 26, 2019 12:19 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nope. Seems like the security companies ( if legit) could just contact the new owners directly.

Apr 26, 2019 10:16 AM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Yes, I ignore them.

Apr 26, 2019 10:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, that's not happened here... 

Apr 26, 2019 09:58 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Not for some time but I remember the offer paid a monthly residual for the life of the contract...

I didn't apply!

Apr 26, 2019 08:04 PM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Yes I have Jeff Dowler, CRS  I will not get involved in this type of solicitation I let them know and they begin to disagree with me -- and give me a hard time to me this is already a bad sign - I thank them for the call and opportunity and say GOOD -Bye 

Apr 26, 2019 06:21 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

All the time, Jeff Dowler, CRS and they are always from ADT.  I don't give them my client's contact.  

Apr 26, 2019 03:50 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Apr 26, 2019 02:58 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

ADT and some local agent is giving them the data.

Apr 26, 2019 02:32 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

Someone on Q&A mentioned that they were doing that.  And my stance, like yours, it is not happening.  I recently bought something from Pottery Barn on line, they spread my email to every company that is under the same parent.  I had to unsuscribe to all twice and twice to Pottery Barn...A

Apr 26, 2019 12:54 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

No I have not had this happen.

Apr 26, 2019 11:10 AM
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Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

Haven't had that yet! If they are reaching out via email just filter them to spam and be done.

Apr 26, 2019 10:30 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not lately but it is a time honored approach

Apr 26, 2019 10:22 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Yes , and I tell them I never give out Buyer's info with out their permission

Apr 27, 2019 04:53 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Not at all. Like termite inspectors, any security system companies would go broke in small rural area where doors are not locked ... keys are left in cars. 

Apr 27, 2019 04:20 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Like you wrote, won't happen

Apr 27, 2019 03:08 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Hasn't happened to me but I am solicited non stop to no avail.

Apr 26, 2019 09:41 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Yes, and thankfully my iPhone has a call blocking feature

Apr 26, 2019 06:52 PM
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I get asked, I simply deny and say contact them yourself by mail.

Apr 26, 2019 05:19 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Yes I have. Really annoying and kind of shady business if you ask me. 

Apr 26, 2019 04:21 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

ADT is the one. After every closing I am contacted the next day.  Sometimes by more than one representative.

Apr 26, 2019 03:53 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

not yet.

Apr 26, 2019 01:00 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

Yes! Of course I'm not going to share my clients contact info nor accept a referral as it isn't allowed. I'm happy to share the company's info but, they call too much.

May 26, 2019 06:21 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have them calling me all the time after coming now.

 

Apr 30, 2019 01:50 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

It has been quite a while. I have had such solicitations. I am not a lead generation company.

Apr 29, 2019 06:06 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jeff ~ It happens on a regular basis, but I can't remember if it is just ADT or includes other vendors.  No matter who it is, they aren't getting any client information.

Apr 29, 2019 09:12 AM
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Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I know I've gotten bombarded by ADT at times. The one client who accepted their service and special offer was disappointed with the install and the final bill was radically higher than the estimate. He had them remove the equipment right after the install. I don't accept their calls or offers any longer.

Apr 29, 2019 08:06 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes. Do we? No.

Apr 29, 2019 06:34 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If a "human" calls I can put a stop to it and thus far security companies have humans calling.  But after I explain to them in polite, but specific terms that I'm not emailing my clients their info or giving my clients information to them they don't call.  One local company did ask if he could leave some brochures at my office.  I said yes and I include one in my closing package. I certainly get people trying to get business, but there is a right way and wrong way.  A car dealership lost my business last week because I said "you may text or email, but DO NOT call me"  They called 20 minutes after I walked out the door. Buh bye.

Apr 28, 2019 02:31 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

Yes, for years ADT pounces on all my closings.

Apr 27, 2019 06:54 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I get that too Jeff.  I've never been offered $$$ but the answer is always the same.  No deal. 

Apr 27, 2019 12:06 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Yes and I simply tell them the sellers already chose a provider.

Apr 27, 2019 11:30 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

OMG, all the time.

Apr 27, 2019 07:54 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

ADT is vigilant in this pursuit here.

Apr 27, 2019 06:11 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thankfully no, but many others give it a try

Apr 27, 2019 05:55 AM