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Rainmaker
3,433,676
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are those who say a fool and his money are soon parted.  Is this a foolish thought or something quite profound? 

Oct 24, 2019 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
845,033
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't buy leads...prefer to generate my own.

 

Oct 23, 2019 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,661,038
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

John Brady , I believe the most frequently asked questions in this section are about lead generators and if you go back through them you will find that successful agents totally steer clear of all of them. They are a huge waste of your time and money, the last two things a new agent can afford to loose. Get out in your community and shake hands. Make a name for yourself by helping out and making your community a better place.

Oct 24, 2019 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
548,367
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Years ago, I used them...

Until I found out that despite that fact that I was paying for exclusive leads, the leads were going to several agents.

Eve

Oct 24, 2019 06:10 AM
Ambassador
2,242,326
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Is relator.com another offshoot in place of Realtor.com John? I'd stop my subscription if I was you.

Oct 24, 2019 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,220,898
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Nope... I stopped talking to all these lead sellers years ago... same old, same old and the quality of the leads don't change and your money is badly spent.

Oct 24, 2019 04:05 AM
Ambassador
4,378,500
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Are any leads worth the money?

Oct 23, 2019 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,582,504
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

One of our clients did very well the first year Zurple started, by the second the price went up and the leads were not great, and that was that for them.  I think you could do better generating you own.  A

Oct 24, 2019 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,559,444
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope, haven't heard things either way on them. 

Oct 24, 2019 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,120,198
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never heard of Zurple and further more, I do not pay for leads. 

Oct 24, 2019 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,055,917
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My infamous advice is do not pay for leads, generate your own

Oct 24, 2019 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
351,362
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

My agents like them ... I don’t

Oct 24, 2019 02:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,265,802
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I did not hear about that one. 

Oct 24, 2019 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,501,042
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never heard of them... maybe because i'm blocking every marketer? 

Oct 23, 2019 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
575,581
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have not used Zurple but I would steer clear of paying for leads. 

Oct 24, 2019 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
759,552
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Spend your money on mailing post cards instead.

Oct 24, 2019 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,037,049
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Used to get free leads from Realtor soliciting on very low customers.  Zurple, Purple never heard of them.

Oct 24, 2019 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,132,499
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never used them

Oct 24, 2019 05:42 AM
Ambassador
1,667,032
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I don't have any specific experience with Nurple leads, but in my experience I've found 'paying for leads' less than valuable.

Oct 24, 2019 05:40 AM
Rainmaker
620,429
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Don’t pay for leads.  

Oct 24, 2019 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
429,779
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

If agents stop paying third parties to get in between us and the public, Realtors may once again be the group the public goes to for real estate information and advice. We had the position once and foolishly paid third parties to knock us out of that position. Spend your money on marketing yourself or simply hand out $20 bills with you biz card stapled to them. You'll get more biz than paying Zurple, Zillow or any other such vampire (tis the season).

Oct 24, 2019 08:30 AM
Ambassador
4,075,965
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would focus on generating your own.

Oct 24, 2019 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,828,396
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

None.  I do not buy leads. 

Oct 24, 2019 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,373,361
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan of purchasing leads, especially when they tend to be sold multiple times!

Oct 24, 2019 04:18 AM
Rainer
5,080
John Brady
Saunders & Associates - East Hampton, NY
John Brady

Yeah just a thought as numbers become more difficult to find.

Oct 23, 2019 09:48 PM
Ambassador
3,452,029
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No sorry!

Oct 24, 2019 09:44 AM
Ambassador
2,915,083
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

John I do think you'll be better off in the long run if you work on staying in touch consistenly with your sphere of influence. Building a referral business will do well for you over many years. Leads....from some company, not so much.  Good luck!

Oct 24, 2019 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
5,128,941
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you're a smart man..... don't make the same mistake twice.

Oct 24, 2019 12:16 PM
Rainmaker
2,654,934
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The only experience I have had with them is that they call me way too much, haha.

Oct 24, 2019 10:15 AM
Rainmaker
714,764
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We do not use Zurple.

Oct 24, 2019 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,265,872
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've never had good experiences with paid leads.

Oct 24, 2019 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,165,938
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have never bought leads, I generate them from my web site/blogs and past clients.

Oct 29, 2019 07:55 AM