Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Barrington Realty Company)

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Rainmaker
2,815,285
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is just the seller version of buyers sitting around looking at houses... I call it real estate porn! The only internet seller leads I consider somewhat viable are those who say they plan to sell in one year or less.

Jan 14, 2019 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,702,746
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

OMG.... I continue to be thankful that I have my marketing in search of fresh listings down to a main routine with direct mail marketing every month...once a month to the entire town of single family homes...7,700...

Jan 14, 2019 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,721,125
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Leads - Online - Chasing a Tail .... or a Tale if they are being sold or even given away.  

What else can be said about this?  I'll stop here. 

Jan 14, 2019 08:52 AM
Rainmaker
508,766
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

The word 'lead' has so many definitions - to some a lead is anyone that clicks a real estate website - for others, it's someone that had expressed committed interest in buying or selling within a difinitive time frame ... I definitely fall into the latter category for my definition.

Jan 14, 2019 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,125,658
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Worth chasing? Interesting question that prompts additional inquiries. 

Jan 14, 2019 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,469,660
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm going with NO! I counted on my leads coming from my involvement in the community and that was always enough to keep me very busy Corinne Guest . I didn't need to light up every little corner of the Internet to seek out business.

Jan 14, 2019 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
873,140
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I agree with Nina Hollander 

Jan 14, 2019 12:36 PM
Ambassador
3,008,287
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

521 per state? Yeah, I'll get my own seller leads, thank you very much!

Now, I do have a page that I use to promote finding out your home's value (specific, targeted area) but, I use that link all over the place - postcards, other blog posts, social media, etc.

I get seller leads from it but, they are ALWAYS from another source or a direct hit (someone typed the url into their browser), NEVER from a search engine.

Jan 14, 2019 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,485,450
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I can think of better ways to scrub the internet for leads

Jan 14, 2019 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
4,145,120
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

 I have seen this type of stuff promoted to agents.  We laugh!

Jan 14, 2019 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
501,088
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Expert
Gulf Place @ 30A - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

List to live from the comfort of your office as opposed to driving buyer around town.

Jan 15, 2019 03:15 AM
Ambassador
3,841,775
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Any keyword that leads to a client is fine by me.

Jan 14, 2019 11:21 AM
Rainmaker
610,648
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

You are not asking a question. You are providing us with your opinion. O. K. Different strokes for different folks.

Jan 14, 2019 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
685,164
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I really don't work the internet leads companies for leads. I'm kinda old fashioned and like to work within my area and sphere

Jan 15, 2019 01:57 PM
Ambassador
1,947,426
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

It's a bit like having 5 million chances to win the lottery it's still not enough!

Jan 15, 2019 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,178,847
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Agreed.

Jan 14, 2019 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,843
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes I agree. I saw your answer when you bounced the numbers around during the week. Makes you wonder how much a lead really costs paying 'xyz' to Z or others.

Excellent numbers crunching.

Jan 14, 2019 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,073,811
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The number to count is the number of prospects who have met with you.

Jan 14, 2019 10:59 AM
Rainmaker
650,588
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

My Valuation page on my websites is basically 'let's talk' . . .

I need to decide if I want that property before I will provide more than a basic quick range. Then they need to decide whether that suits them.

No chasie. Catch me if you can!

 

Jan 14, 2019 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
975,912
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Interestiug information.

Jan 20, 2019 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,401,968
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

NO.

Jan 20, 2019 07:28 AM
Ambassador
1,561,932
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I like what Nina said.

Jan 15, 2019 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,751,594
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not worth it for me.

Jan 15, 2019 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,410,938
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 15, 2019 03:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,027,339
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Your analysis speaks for itself! There are other better ways to spend your time.

Jan 14, 2019 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
939,870
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It will not last long when the algorithm changes which is often.

Jan 14, 2019 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
718,211
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is worth plugging into your reaper system but absolutely NOT worth chasing with your money.

If I knew I had a compelling message about moving to FL, (and they come here from EVERYWHERE) I could anticipate 3% of 27100 raising their hand.  (NOTE: Of that 3% only 20% will actually close. That is still over 100 potential closings in Florida. How many folks in Bismark can I encourage to move to Palm Harbor?)My challenge would be finding the competent agent in their state who can get that home sold while my offer remains valid.

Those agents NOT in a universally attractive destination may not see similar potential.

I however have no interest in the deal mentioned.

Jan 14, 2019 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
184,983
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

This is true, but wouldn't a little bit of time doing a few long tail posts be worth potentially capturing one, one day?

Jan 24, 2019 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
360,853
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I look at the leads pertinent to my market rather than general to the nation. I know what makes the phone ring and the SEO kick up locally.

Jan 20, 2019 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,612,622
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am taking a total break from buying leads this year!  if they aren't organic - I'm not doing it! 

Jan 20, 2019 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,772
Randell Brooks
Southwest Realty Advisors, LLC - Weatherford, TX
Serving North Texas and Parker County since 2010.

That is interesting. 

As I ponder this, I realized that most people who want to know the value of their home probably jump on Zillow and check out their Zestimate.  Isn't that what their famous for?   

I offer a home value links in email and on my website doesn't really cost anything, and the results are poor even though there is little effort on my part.  I have never creatively marketed it.  I were to actively market it, my results would not show up in those stats because they click my link instead of searching for "home value".

I am in a rural area with fewer comps.  I do not subscribe to the instant home value reports because they can be so far out in left field they make Zestimates actually look good.

It will be interesting to here other's thoughts on this subject.

Feb 05, 2019 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,937,750
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Pesonally I don't think so

Jan 17, 2019 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
3,931,372
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have some key words in my web site about home values in different neighborhoods, but mostly I get buyers.

Jan 17, 2019 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,931,570
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I agree with Kathleen, this is chasing a tail.

 

Jan 15, 2019 02:45 PM