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

We hae tried several different companies for lead sources.  We have done the pay per click deal and a few other sites hat you pay per lead.  We have found that the best sources out there are Agent Pronto, Estately, and Homelight all of which give you leads and you pay a referral fee on them, which is the best way to do business.  We are also firm believers in Zillow, Trulia and Yelp.  When you Googel Real Estate in a specific city, what pops up?  Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and a few paid for spots.  What we have learned is you need to be at the top of those sites.  So go out there get a ton of reviews and pay for a little it of advertising on each site but be very speciic to an area, so you will pull at the top of the list when someone is looking for an agent in that city.  Best of luck.  

Aug 22, 2015 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID
Owner,Broker

I have only used Agent Pronto and recommend them.  There is no upfront fees of any kind, just a 25% referral upon successful closing.  You will still have to compete with the lead as it is not exclusive, but if your are good you will get the listing/buyer and close the transaction.

Apr 16, 2015 04:33 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do NOT pay for any kind of leads.  I don't use any kind of 3rd party sight to generate leads. (Except for this one).  Get out and talk with people...civic groups, church, PTA Volunteer.  Tell everyone you know that you are an agent.  Then next week tell them again.  Tell them until they start telling you.  There is not magic bullet out there except hard work.

Jan 23, 2015 11:34 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Online presence so the buyers, sellers come to you. The blogging, video, testimonials, local community involvement online all over those front page search indexes means the buyers, sellers can not help but bump into you. Grow your own leads, plant the seeds that last if you weed, feed, water them. Not coin operated leads, throwing money at tired old stale lists. The buyers and sellers don't want third party round them up but if the agent, broker is missing you give them no choice.

Jan 23, 2015 09:46 PM
Rainer
279,548
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No.

Jun 03, 2018 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
526,160
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Most of these systems that sell leads are startups that quickly disappear from the marketplace

Mar 03, 2018 07:27 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

No.

Jan 23, 2018 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Sorry, have never used them.

Nov 10, 2017 06:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,067,302
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

None of the above...

May 22, 2017 05:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have not used any of those but can tell you the ones I have were a waste of money.

Jan 09, 2017 06:02 PM
Rainer
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Brenda Thompson
Special Finds, Inc. - Raleigh, NC
Brenda Thompson

I'm considering signing up with a lead referral service to post buyer leads that contact my company. I've looked at Agent Pronto, the Referral Network and here, on the Referral Exchange.  My leads (mostly higher-end) are looking primarilly in NC from the Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville areas.  It seems that the leads on the Referral Exchange are older leads.  Has anyone had experience using the Referral Exchange?  Thanks!!

Feb 02, 2016 02:09 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Christine Richard you heard from few experts here. There are two ways to stay on top on Internet. Organic and paid! You have a choice. May be, mix and match?

Jan 24, 2015 12:36 PM
Rainmaker
5,001,850
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Christine,

I really like what Andrew Mooers said.  The online leads have not panned out for several clients.  What works best is getting out in the community and meeting with people.  And definitely blogging...Wishing you a great weekend. A

Jan 24, 2015 03:13 AM
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Christine Richard
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty - Estero, FL

I think I have the majority of the online stuff covered. If my name is googled, I show up on the majority of the first 3 pages aside from a realtor in Canada with the same name. Lol I'm just an antsy person and I like everything right now! Being super busy is such a rush!

Jan 23, 2015 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,563,503
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

The only one I've ever used of the the ones you mentioned is House Hunt and I cancelled the subscription.

Jan 23, 2015 09:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not used any of these. Thank you for the question.

Jan 23, 2015 08:48 PM