John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852 (Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't want to chase shiny things . . . I want to be a shiny thing. Working on it . . . 3:)

Jul 12, 2016 07:01 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Some time ago I blew $2500 per quarter on Realtor dot com.  I should have flushed that money down the toilet, I would have gotten the same results.

Jul 12, 2016 07:14 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

a silver bullet...

Jul 12, 2016 10:06 PM
Peter Mohylsky 850-517-7098
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Don't bar me from the Rain.  But I have paid for leads from the Z monster.  It never worked out.  Don't do it.  

Jul 12, 2016 07:12 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

In the past or recently? Realtors are the most kind hearted suckers on the planet. They'll try anything always with a sense of optimism.

The wallet gets broken quickly.


Jul 12, 2016 07:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Everyone I talk to refers to YELP! so easy to use.  That has my attention.

They read the reviews! IS that a glow I see.

They place some value on the reviews! It is starting to shine.

I ask, "DO you look on Yelp for professional services?"

Yes they do!  That does look like a shiny thing, but is it real?

At more than $10,000 annual, one really needs to sort the bull from the rest.

No, I did not bite, but it's still shining out there.....tempting.

Jul 12, 2016 06:13 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Ghost leads that look so shinny and they turn into a puff of evaporating smoke.

Jul 12, 2016 06:00 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner - I subscribed to Market-Intel from INMAN - and in couple of days, unsubsctibed, too - thanks..

Jul 12, 2016 03:58 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I've learned to resist!  But it's fun to mess with the telemarketers when they call.

Jul 12, 2016 01:43 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have bought into several lead generation programs and worked my butt off trying to make something out of nothing. The nothing I got was zero sales and lots of people with no resources to buy. I learned that costly lesson after spending lots of bucks with no retrun and numberous hours of trying to chase down a supposedly good lead.

Jul 12, 2016 12:37 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I don't go there! I can generate my own business thank you!

Jul 12, 2016 12:18 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I just signed up today with Z57 , a web service company that blogs here on AR.  I have done all my own web design and SEO for 14 years. I rarely make page one on Google searches for Minot ND and I decided it's just time to let a professional web designer to give it a try. I decided to fund the project by dropping all my print advertising. Dropping the print and going with the other also saves me $100.00 a month.

Jul 12, 2016 12:13 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I am getting better...

Jul 12, 2016 11:24 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

That elusive diamond ring?  

Jul 12, 2016 11:02 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did a couple of things early in my career but not any more..;if it sounds to good it probably is

Jul 12, 2016 10:42 AM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Alliances can be very helpful.  I refer a (very good) handyman and he mentions me when his clients need a painter....  There must be an equivalent for realtors.

Jul 12, 2016 10:32 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I purchased something called talking  house.

Jul 12, 2016 10:23 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

None of this appeals to me. I always carved my own path & correct it as I go

Jul 12, 2016 09:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Plenty of shiny objects competing for my attention, I have become very good at ignoring all of those that require an investment.

Jul 12, 2016 08:04 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

All the add-ons that enhance websites and facebook business pages. I am also fatigued by the amount of email I receive with the newest and hottest trend in social media.

Jul 12, 2016 07:55 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

lots of them..nothing replaces hard work, firm handshake and honesty... smart helps (a lot) but effort is super important

Jul 12, 2016 07:12 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Dumped $20,000 into Internet Leads a decade ago !

Jul 12, 2016 06:38 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Meussner Like you I've given up on these offerings that all you have to do is sell one property and you will pay for this fantastic program. How often have I heard that statement. I find that getting back to basics and networking is tried and true.

Jul 12, 2016 06:29 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Tennis trophies.

Jul 12, 2016 06:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I read your post, sounds more like someone is marketing Pokemon and not real estate, thinking that real estate agents will further Pokemon...I am still laughing at the real estate guru at the beginning of the Internet said, "The Internet is a River of Gold for real estate!" And people still buy into that instead of face to face.  A

Jul 12, 2016 05:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Far too many.  Shopping cart advertising for one.  

Jul 14, 2016 02:34 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Lamborghini Aventador, a 1911 and an AK-47.  The only shiny things I chase!

Jul 13, 2016 04:24 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

none....I'm Armenian!!!  we don't toss our money around.... I provide my own marketing and the phone rings.... 

Jul 13, 2016 03:38 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
Avant Garde Residential Management Services - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have seen many people throw money at real estate education and still have not done one deal.

Jul 12, 2016 11:55 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

A long time ago my Mother told me there was a pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow and if I found it I would be a very wealthy man. I did make it home on time for dinner and slept well that night!

Jul 12, 2016 11:45 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A feature blog, cant seem to find my way back to the front page

Jul 12, 2016 11:16 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I chased coaching when I first started in RE - wow, what a waste that was!

Can't get ether my money or the time I wasted on that one!

I've never paid for another coach, seminar etc since - the only ones making money on these scams are the ones giving them!

Jul 12, 2016 11:07 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have chased some professed gurus over the years. Some had some fruitful thoughts and others not! Best to choose wisely, proceed slowly and grab on to what worrks for you! It is different for everyone!

Jul 12, 2016 10:46 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Spending money on the purchase of leads.

Jul 12, 2016 10:07 PM