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I have seen so much $$$ being wasted on Zillow. A
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
Nope, if you were an early adopter and got the best zip codes, and the majority of the slots, but not the scraps they have left now.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
You pay, but you don't get any leads. Don't do it....
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I think there are more effective ways to use that same money with a better return
I wouldn't purchase Zillow leads.
I have had good luck with them
Michael J. Perry
San Jose, CA
I will never pay for Zillow leads. I have a colleague that pasy $345 a month for 10,000 impressions in his selected town. He has received two viable leads so far. All Zillow does is take our listings, sales stats,other publically available info, corner the market with their big bucks spending on SEO etc, and sell everything they attract back to us.
You will have better results when you generate your own leads.
No.is the short answer.
No way, market youself instead !!
They are for zillow, but most agents that I have spoken to find them a way to throw away hard earned money that they cannot afford to spend.
A few do like them though.
Stevens Point, WI
was looking for a response from David Barr
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
No, I have heard a lot of horror stories from agents who pay them.
I've never purchased leads from Zillow or anyone else.
A realtor friend signed up for leads and it cost him about $400.00/mo. on a six month contract. Nothing. A total waste of money for him.
I've occasionally heard agents say they've had success buying Zillow leads, but I don't hear it very often.
Pay, pay, pay >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
No, I would not pay for them. Now if they guaranteed exclusive leads it might be something to consider...
Not worth it , work you sphere
***yawn*** seriously, another Zillow question.
Instead of asking folk on here who most likely have little to no experience with Zillow, why don't you check out the agents in zip codes that you service and see how they are doing with it.
I think they are expensive for what you receive.
From what I've heard, no. I've gotten a couple free ones which were ok but won't turn into anythin.
From what I have heard, "NO". I wouldn't waste my money on it.
Not according to me they're not.
I unfortunately got sucked in by a phone sales person at Zillow by the name of Maxwell Mirman. I was told I would get 12,500 impressions on Zillow and a bonus of being on Facebook. Sounded great until I got the onboarding call, explaining that it is up to Zillow on how they divide the impressions which are somehow split between Facebook and Zillow. Not what I was told/sold by Maxwell, and Maxwell actually told me in my next call with him that "he takes responsibility" for the error and I could just have my impressions on Zillow. How about just honoring what I was sold on the phone? There is also NO proof of the number of impressions. Beware of this guy if he calls you so you don't get scammed like I did. Next stop, Attorney General.
Oak Island, NC
I have no use for Z.
No no and no, when too many leads go to too many people and most either already have an agent or are just looking again no. I am against any business model that takes the leads on our listings and they sell them back to us and other agents. NO OTHER agents should be listed on my listings
Like an form of dealing with the public they are the needle in the haystack
Good morning Tom. It is not worth paying for any lead generation at all. Build your referral base one client at a time or one referral partner at a time.
As in everything, some folks swear at them some folks swear by them.
Tom Bailey - It's a personal choice. All lead generation methods bring some results - including Zillow.
If you can justify return on this investment, why not?
No. If you are staying in touch with your past client, encouraging your current clients to tell their family and friends about you, and responding to all call and inquiries ... why would you need Zillow? Why pay for your own listings? Alot of wasted time with Zillow leads who are also talking with 5 other agents.
totally depends on your market. when I started with zillow in 2010 I was one of two people doing a zip code in my market. Now there are dozens.
To make a nationwide statement one way or another would be fair. I think you should go on there and see who your competition is. Keep in mind you have to have past sales and reviews or for sure it won't work.
Zillow does not offer leads in our great nation.
There are alot of mixed review on zillow leads. My conclusion is it is not worth the intial investment
A REALTORS around here have paid ( A LOT ) and saw next to nothing in return.
I never did. If you are a big agent with deep pockets ~ it works great.
I despise Zillow, their lead selling, and their zestimates. That said, one of the top producers in our office swears by it. He sells more than I do so who knows? I prefer to grow my business year after year by referrals and working my database of past clients.
Why do you want to deal with a non-professional company that takes your listings, grabs the interested parties and then sells them to you? They are your potential clients already!
Tom Bailey Zillow is the only one making any money off of these leads.
If your real estate business is designed to chase vapors, that is what a Internet lead amounts to, vapor, then handing dollars to the dark side can prove beneficial.
A solo operator whose business structure is 'value/realationship' based will find it extremely difficult to benefit from vapors.
However, Internet leads and the leads you can generate on-line are entirely different. Why? The leads YOU generate on-line are citizens who have self-selected. This is the type of lead the solo operator, who has limited bandwidth, can fully support.
Advise: if you jump into the 'internet lead' buying arena, you will need an assistant who does not have telephone calling phobia.
Do I support the dark side by sending them my money? NO!
my daughter has been paying for them for a year and has had two good leads that resulted in one buyer side closing....and one deal with a buyer side closing and took their listing many towns away.... they liked her and made it easy for her to list the home... I THINK SHE WAS VERY FORTUNATE WITH THOSE LEADS.... most people get junk.... must have been her pretty face!!!!!
Not in my opinion!
I don't think so, but you need to decide for yourself.
You can sign up for a basic profile paying $10-20/month so people can find you. Top agents wanting a presence buy 2 or 3 zip codes as premiere agent to get leads or block other premiere agents on your owner listing. Coldwell B. does that. They have 90,000 premiere agents paying on the average of $465 per mo nationwide.
There are agents getting listing from Z. Most leads are people months away needing hand holding as buyers.