Spam prevention
Rainmaker
559,444
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I setup a profile on there. It appeared like it might be a good place to find agents in other states & exchange referrals but all I got was spammed with unwanted email after email from them. When I hit the unsubscribe link it didn't stop them. Several attempts to unsubscribe & then I just blocked them all together. No meaningful interactions on the site either. 

Sep 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Rainmaker
768,903
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ideal estate.  yes, THEY TELL ME i HAVE 86 UNREAD NOTIFICATIONS AWAITING MY RESPONSE!!! i NEED TO SIGN UP TO GET THE CONTACT DATA!!!!

$39.99 mo WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE GOING PRICE OF SHINY THINGS.

Now, lets get real. I have attempted to unsubcribe over a dozen times...yet they are in my mailbox greeting me every morning.

At this point they are a t&^%( that won't flush.

Please share this post with the IdealEstate representative.

Did you visit their website and searched property? Two pictures of every listing.  I wish them the best. Where ever they go it will be without my money.

 

Sep 17, 2019 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,248,547
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I regularly get emails from them telling me that various names such as "Jennie O.", "Susie Q." or "Jesus C." has recently viewed my listing.  The times I created the free account and checked on the details, it was "someone" on the other side of the country from being a buyer.

 

I have a strong suspicion that these are fake views and I treat their emails as spam.

Sep 17, 2019 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,623,873
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Dana Hollish Hill I believe this question gets asked weekly so to get all the answers do a search for it to get the full scoop BUT all these companies are money leaches and your best off just getting active in your community, shake hands, get involved and people will flock to you.

Sep 17, 2019 01:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,544,865
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No Dana I have not heard of them.

Sep 17, 2019 05:01 PM
Ambassador
1,978,066
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I get emails from them telling me that someone has viewed my listings. I responded to a few in the beginning without any responses. I need to find out how to delete myself from that site.

Sep 17, 2019 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,365,487
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There is a local real estate brokerage by that name but I am sure you are asking about  a lead generation company or some other real estate venture I don't know. It seems a similar question was asked some time ago with no positive responses as I recall. If it sounds too good to be true, it's likely not "ideal".

Sep 17, 2019 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
933,551
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

There is a plethora of online companies suckling on the teat of real estate these days, I'll have to say no to them, never heard of them.

Sep 17, 2019 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,171,101
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No. Always get e-mail from them.

Sep 17, 2019 06:25 PM
Ambassador
3,359,009
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have not - sorry, Dana!

Sep 17, 2019 05:59 PM
Ambassador
4,273,749
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks to all who shared their words of warning here.

Sep 17, 2019 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,496,207
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dana,

The word "Ideal"  is a turn off for me.  And I have heard about the spam it spawned as a result!

Sep 17, 2019 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
5,044,319
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Haven't heard of IdealEstate.....

Sep 17, 2019 02:51 PM
Ambassador
3,112,682
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am sorry I am not familiar with the company or service...

Sep 17, 2019 02:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,139,183
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry... never heard of them. I would guess they are selling you leads? Spend that money instead on generating your own leads.

Sep 18, 2019 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
638,602
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I reportedly have 50+ unread messages from them & they're so nice to let me know every day.  Just another company seeking access to our wallets...! 

Sep 18, 2019 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,022,347
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I get dozens of emails a day, but not sure what more i should or should not do with them. 

Sep 17, 2019 03:55 PM
Ambassador
1,645,360
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I can't keep up with the names.

Sep 17, 2019 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
418,773
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Never heard of it but for $40/mo it's fairly inexpensive experiment.

Sep 17, 2019 01:18 PM
Rainmaker
1,550,080
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

New to us; do tell

Sep 18, 2019 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,060,041
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry no experience with Ideal Estate.

Sep 18, 2019 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,308,089
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Another one I luckily missed! 

Sep 18, 2019 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,605,180
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No, so many e-mails from that company, block it.

Sep 17, 2019 07:43 PM
Rainmaker
5,428,717
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Sep 17, 2019 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
777,315
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I haven't, what do they do?

Sep 18, 2019 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,801,366
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have not. Never heard of the company. 

Sep 18, 2019 08:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,023,184
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have multiple eMails from them. Forget the pw and have not found it is even effective.

Sep 18, 2019 07:00 AM
Rainer
352,476
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Never heard of that 

Sep 17, 2019 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
234,960
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Never heard of them. Now going to check them out. 

Sep 17, 2019 06:52 PM
Rainmaker
691,326
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have not dealt with that company. After reading the posts here, I will not deal with them in the future, either.

Sep 22, 2019 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,110,805
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sorry, have not heard of them.

Oct 05, 2019 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,809,296
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Dana Hollish Hill I haven't worked with IdealEstate yet.

Sep 18, 2019 01:35 PM
Rainer
2,833
Thuy Nguyen Thi
SEO Mũ Cối - Coffee City, TX

I have never worked with her

Sep 18, 2019 09:43 AM