Alan May, A moving experience! (Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As you said, it's like Z, T & R - OUR CLIENTS ARE USING THEIR SITES! They have a mac-daddy search with tons of local information.

If you want to spend the big bucks and have a site just like theirs, you probably still won't keep your peeps on your site. They search on multiple sites - period - whether we like it or not!

Feb 01, 2020 10:27 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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As a commercial broker, I do not care about Redfin.

I hate that I must similarly care about OUR Zillow . . . Loopnet/Costar. 

But I do for the same reason. Consumers do.

Feb 01, 2020 01:57 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Redfin has become a key factor in real estate for listings and sales and an omnipresent online force.  Ignore them at your peril.

Feb 01, 2020 11:05 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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People "care" about a lot of things.  Does their "caring" matter to me?  It depends.  And yes, that's an "it depends" answer that qualifies as a valid one in my opinion just as "I don't know" does too.  

Feb 01, 2020 11:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Excellent point. I also check in on their blog posts.

Feb 01, 2020 10:40 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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Redfin has become a favorite of many buyers in this area. Im betting that soon many agents won't even care about idx.

Feb 01, 2020 12:31 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Feb 01, 2020 10:16 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Redfin is a force to be reckoned with in this changing field of Real Estate. 

Feb 01, 2020 02:50 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Alan ~ Know thy Competitor/enemy.  If you choose not to, then you do it at your own risk.

Feb 01, 2020 12:41 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

If my client cares, I care. Whether it's Redfin or Zillow or property taxes or the number of motorcycles in the neighbor's driveway.

Feb 01, 2020 12:39 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Redfinites...care

Feb 01, 2020 11:19 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Redfin was never on my radar and of course even less so now that I've retired from selling real estate.

Feb 01, 2020 10:33 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Alan,

That IS why we should care.

And let's not belittle the fact the consumer does.

 

Feb 01, 2020 10:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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While they are not everywhere, they are in my market.  One of their agents showed one of my listings today and I did bring a buyer to one of their listings.  While I'm not a fan of their business model (8-5 agents, days off, etc.), they do have a nice searching site.  Although I do have to say that the overwhelming majority of my open house traffic comes from Zillow, followed by signs, then Realtor and then Redfin.

Feb 01, 2020 06:49 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Alan,

whatever floats your boat, and I am glad you care about this.  A

Feb 01, 2020 12:06 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Because real estate is considerably cheaper in my area than others in the country, we see a lot of companies other than the regular brokerage.  Redfin, Zillow, Perch, OpenDoor, Knock, you name it and they are all here.  

Feb 01, 2020 03:30 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you for answering the question for us Alan. Know we know why anyone would care about RF.

Feb 01, 2020 11:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I focus on what I can do and let others worry about all those disruptors.

Feb 02, 2020 01:36 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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I love it when Redfin agents show my listings. I love it when anyone shows my properties.

Feb 01, 2020 09:53 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They send me about 5 emails aday on what is available in Jupiter Florida. It is annoying but I don't delete it because it is everything in Jupiter Florida.

Feb 01, 2020 03:40 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I saw that also but I think it could be a regional thing. They would want to be in our market before someone out in the boonies. All my clients have told me that it's the best & easiest one to use. They really like it.

Feb 01, 2020 03:39 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nuff said. Time to pay attention!

Feb 02, 2020 05:17 AM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

If the consumer cares you have to, but they really are not in my market.

Feb 03, 2020 01:49 PM
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

I have noticed some buyers using them for the rebate commission, not many sellers though around here

Feb 03, 2020 03:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they are of no consequence in my area.... might be two offices near us....

Feb 02, 2020 12:09 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This business is about the consumers and yes, they love RedFin and Zillow.  Like it or not, they have made products that buyers, and sellers, click on first and sometimes exclusively..even when they are working with us.

Just like you, I have found myself there when the MLS doesn't respond quickly when someone wants to know about "that house over there."  The sites work quickly and are mobile friendly.

Feb 02, 2020 09:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Okay ... I've not had one client mention that company.  I am aware they exist.  

Feb 02, 2020 08:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I felt the same way. Now I see more listings out in my neighborhood. 1% listing fee, gave kick back to buyers. Now 30% of home sellers think 1% is too high. We got some 0.9, 0.8%. A fair amount of home sellers (30%) feel they do fine w/o any realtors.  The next best technology real estate brokerage is COMPASS. They bought many high end brokerage financed by Softbank plan to go IPO as the next best tech realtor. 

Feb 02, 2020 07:39 AM