Gary  Meek, (916) 995-9385 (NewVision Realty Group)

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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Gabe Sanders has provided some good advice. Get out there and generate your own leads. Follow Joe Petrowsky for tips from a master of referrals.

Jan 02, 2015 04:35 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

My husband used to.

May 15, 2018 09:24 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have gotten rid of zillow, trulia, realtor.com over the years. I use Market Leader--convert enough of these to pay the ML bill annually at a minimum.

Jan 02, 2015 09:27 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Gary,

We do not advise our clients to use leads generating systems such as the ones you mentioned.  You can definitely get a lot of leads, but quantity has nothing to do with quality.  One of my friends made a deal that she would only pay for qualified leads (if the company prequalified them), and after several months, there were none.

Jan 02, 2015 06:40 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

In 1996 we stopped all buying of leads and advertising and moved to a 100% referral based business, we've never looked back.

My blogging has brought in over a hundred new mortgage loans in 2014 and have been at it for three and a half years.

Best advice, don't buy and leads.

Jan 02, 2015 04:39 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Most of the online leads through Trulia and Zillow or garbage. Usually you get somebody who isn't qualified, is just looking, or has called multiple agents. I used to subscribe to Zillow, try them for a year and got rid of them. Then I tried Trulia for about a year and did the same thing

Jan 02, 2015 03:08 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
REALTY ONE GROUP - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

hello Gary , i used  trulia , zillow and a few other so far they just don't work for me, i just keep reaching out to my data base and that works for me.

Jan 02, 2015 12:03 AM
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James Meda
Actionitude - New York, NY

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Jul 26, 2018 09:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

CINC, Zillow

Jul 05, 2018 06:44 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I do - and the results are great.

Jan 06, 2018 11:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Why would I pay for leads when I am doing such a great job of generating my own for free?

Oct 25, 2017 10:14 PM
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Jules Yates
Re/Max Bayshore Properties - Traverse City, MI
I Guarantee Results

I use Zillow and generate a lot of business from it.  I have found that you need to hve a majority of a market to get steady leads.  10% of a zip code will not do it.  I run a team and love the new permiere agent team setup for routing leads.  I still hat being extorted by Zillow but they make me money.... simple as that. 

Jun 28, 2016 09:35 AM
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Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Gary Meek check out househunt.  You can get a large amount of testimonials online.

Jan 10, 2016 10:01 AM
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Deedar Ghatehorde
RE/MAX Performance Realty Inc. - Mississauga, ON
SELL your Home Fast and for Top Dollars

I have generated leads online and have made over $50,000 in 2014.  It works.  Buying leads is different,  Most leads that websites sell are very low quality.

Mar 27, 2015 09:21 AM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I use Market Leader also.  I have converted more than enough to pay for it. 

Jan 04, 2015 12:27 AM
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RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

Did Trulia for a bit - only one buy sell over 6 months, most all the remainder of the leads were lousy - lots of rental inquiries. Currently doing Zillow, and only 4-5 contacts in 10 months. Currently doing marketleader - getting leads, but they are not going anywhere.

Jan 02, 2015 11:04 AM
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Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings
The Cummings Company - Mobile, AL
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!

I do on Trulia and Zillow. Zillow has resulted in more closed transaction and a better ROI. Most calls and inquiries though are for rentals. 

Jan 02, 2015 10:06 AM
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Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

I am trying out Trulia right now. So far it has not been working out very well. I only get about 2 leads a month and the cost is $55 per month, but the worst part is those 2 leads are not qualified at all. The few that I have actually spoken with were inquiring about really old listings (when prices were much lower).

Jan 02, 2015 08:18 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Although I do 'invest' in Internet lead generation through Trulia, Zillow. Realtor.com etc etc, the best leads are always Sphere of Influence and referrals.

Boomtown or Tigerleads are good if you have a team that can handle the volume.

Jan 02, 2015 06:12 AM
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Gary Meek
NewVision Realty Group - Roseville, CA
(916) 995-9385

France Karr, I checked out Flipt and it looks like they are being sued right now.  Better double check yourself so you are not tossing money away.  I also looked at Adwerx and it seems they are both very similar.  

Jan 02, 2015 05:19 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I  have never paid for leads. 

Jan 02, 2015 05:16 AM
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FRANCE KARR
ENGEL & VOLKERS - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ever hear of FLIPT?  I recently signed up with them to advertise on verified homeowners (versus keyword search) in certain zip codes; they advertise on desk top and mobile phones; I'll let you know if it's working in another 5 months from now...check it out!

Jan 02, 2015 04:32 AM
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Tabitha Rector-Richardson
Premier Homes Realty - Owings Mills, MD
Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215

I use Realtor.com and I am pretty satified with them.  I've closed quiet a few leads I've received from them.  I just signed up with Zillow.com and hopefully I'll have some success with them too.

Jan 02, 2015 04:15 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I've always found that spending money on advertising leads to more quality leads, than buying leads from companies that supposedly generate leads. most of those companies sell the same leads and zip codes to more than one agent. Many are old leads that are worthless.

Jan 02, 2015 03:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When you pay these lead generators for leads, all you do is get sketchy internet leads and keep these folks in business.  Much better to use this money to market yourself and generate your own leads.

Jan 02, 2015 02:39 AM
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Nope, it never seems to be worth it.  I have heard of a few agents rave about Tiger Leads.  But honestly, my own website generates my leads, so all I pay for is my web hosting.

Jan 02, 2015 01:48 AM
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Hank Dugie
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX
Mr. League City

My brokerage uses trulia and has seen some closings through their leads.

Jan 01, 2015 11:57 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am not currently paying for leads but have used Realtor.com and some other sources. I never have been satisfied with the quality of the leads and it proved a waste of tiem.

Jan 01, 2015 11:55 PM