David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Rainmaker
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Open, I did a lot of A/B split testing on this and found that you get a lot more sign ups with real emails, phone numbers etc. if you let them contact you on their terms.

Jul 02, 2015 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I allow three searches and ask for a registration.  After another three it's register or leave.  I get far more leads with this than with an open system.

Jul 02, 2015 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The system is set up that they can check out 3 properties but after that they have to sign up. I am totally okay with that balance. 

Jul 02, 2015 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

David,

"forcing" is not a good word.  You can click away to another site and get the same info without being forced.  A

Jul 02, 2015 12:54 AM
Rainmaker
699,277
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I let people search openly with no tracking.  I want them to stay on my site for a long time and continue to return to it.

Jul 02, 2015 12:51 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I allow them to experience success! If they want success that will prove to be more meaningful, they need to register.

For access to the invisible inventory, they give email and telephone.

For strategy data, they will give email. tele and address.

In essence, demonstrate you have what they want, but since this is a business for you and not a hobby, something will be required of them. They then are able to make a decision based on the VALUE you represent.

Jul 02, 2015 04:18 AM
Rainer
45,957
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

I let them browse as much as they like.  When they are ready then they will create an account or request info with a real email address.  I look at it the same way I am as a consumer on a site.  If I am required to create an account or supply my email address I just go to another site.

Jul 02, 2015 03:05 AM
Ambassador
3,160,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I offer both.  People can look at homes on my site until their eyes fall out or they can give me their email address and get the benefit of "saving their search, getting new homes in their selected search and asking questions and getting an agent assigned to help them"  That being said about 90% opt for the later.

Jul 03, 2015 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
The Reverse Mortgage Speciailist

I hate those sites and steer clear. I'm a reverse mortgage loan originator. I don't have access to MLS and rely on websites that don't make me input my info. I also work with seniors who refuse to do this. 

Jul 02, 2015 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
175,614
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No.  Course, I dont have a website. 

Jul 02, 2015 12:56 PM
Rainer
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Drew Ducros
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices RealtyCenter - Hixson, TN

Right now mine is set up to let people search properties but they need to register to view property details. I'm waiting a little longer before I decide if that's working for me. Someone please correct me if I'm not looking at this the right way but the way I see it is I pay good money for accurate MLS details, I don't think it's unreasonable for them to register on my site to view those details.

Jul 02, 2015 04:46 AM