Douglas Trudeau, MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate (Tierra Antigua Realty)

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Douglas Trudeau
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate

Looks like this one opened a can of worms. I personally feel that if you send me a lead, it's good and I close on that lead you should get paid. I don't believe in paying for leads to nowhere. Trulia, Zillow, and all charge us for the information we provide to the MLS. I'd rather pay a fellow Realtor for a lead than a corporation that is charging us for the information we already provide.

Apr 27, 2015 09:06 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's up to you.

Oct 27, 2018 06:41 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

We cannot control few things.

May 03, 2018 10:45 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Oct 12, 2017 05:39 AM
Chuck Willman
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I live in a nondisclosure state. It's difficult for the bigname entities to gather information without it coming from an agent. Since our MLS doesn't provide information it's up to the brokerages to make that decision and some agents choose their brokerage on that basis.

Apr 27, 2015 11:07 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well Douglas looks like you have struck a nerve.  No I would not do that 

Apr 27, 2015 09:53 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I do not think so.  I would rather our Board of REALTOR(r) Assocciations across the country would discontinue this practice.  It is undermining our industry.

Apr 27, 2015 01:18 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Apr 27, 2015 11:30 AM
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Stay true to your companies business model and you will do the right thing for your business. Always be truthful in your work and the rest takes care of itself.

Apr 27, 2015 10:30 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Douglas Trudeau not done that - however I do not see anything wrong in doing so. Eventually, it's your publicity on the sites that public trust - so why not?

Apr 27, 2015 09:47 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Do you think you have a choice?

Are you overt in action regarding directing consumers away from Trulia and Zillow.

Have you actually made effort to protect your seller by NOT snydicating the listing?

If you have done none of those, you are asleep at the wheel.

It is clear you are unawre of how very little your particiapation, my partipation ot the participation of others matter, some stat about you is going to be published with or without your cooperation or consent. You will be zestimated. 

When the consumer has only one venue for real estate informaion, which  is zillow group. you are....well I think you know.  You are trying to close the barn door after the horses have escaped. 

You need to be creating lists of agents you see on Trulia, AR, and Zillow. You WILL need that list shortly. 

Apr 27, 2015 08:57 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Before Trulia changed their business model to charge agents for the leads from their own listing, it was beneficial to be active om Trulia, then they got greedy, stopped working to eliminate spam and let the scammers take over their rental sections.  The public has lost faith in that web site along with most agents. I hoped a merger would elminiate the problems, but the spam and scams remain. 

Apr 27, 2015 08:37 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Not unless they will give us their leads for free! 

Apr 27, 2015 08:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO..;.Trulia like most sites draw our clients away form us using our info and sell those leads back to us or others who geel the need to pay for leads.  It is a no win.

Apr 27, 2015 08:35 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Douglas Trudeau No, I don't believe we should.

Apr 27, 2015 08:35 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I'm with Ron and Alexandra Seigel on this one. Do what's right for your business and forget the rest.

Apr 27, 2015 08:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We all do what is right for us and what makes us feel good.  A

Apr 27, 2015 08:13 AM