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Interested to know this myself. I've been with offrs for a while and have had solid results with leads there. Haven't had a SmartZip presentation but I checked out their site. Looks similar but someone mentioned that the data is all shared with SmartZip. This would be a concern for me. I bought my second territory with offrs recently and that has me wondering about data packages overall. Who has access to them. If I am buying data and it isn't mine then who else is buying it and selling in my farm? I'm not sure about other service providers but that's become something I look for in online services. SmartZip may provide it - I'm not sure but I know that offrs does. Just my two cents there.
I am having great success with offrs.com - I don't have any experience with Smart Zip. I would suggest talking to both, and seeing how they compare.
Checking out the answers. Have heard of Smart Zip but not Offrs. Not sure I have heard anything positive about Smart Zip
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LOVE smartzip - they have been a huge success. I received no leads during the first 3 months with Offrs, and very few after that. I posted a review of my experience only to be contacted by Rich Swier, one of the owners, and was offered free data if I removed my review. I accepted his offer and removed my review. Please see my recent conversation with Rich below. . .
Territory 48085031613 is no longer active on my account and was supposed to remain active until December 17. I have been receiving leads from territories that are nearly an hour north of my target areas. I have received one verified lead within my territory since August 12th and they expressed to me that multiple agents have called them regarding the Facebook survey they completed. I would not be surprised if my leads are being sent to other agents seeing as other agents verified leads have been sent to me.
Is this the standard process for client retention? Sending leads from random territories to agents that have not found success with the program?
I activated again, and changed to December. Any lead outside your area would be an orphan lead. Leads in your area when licensing exclusive are exclusive. You have access to the area but not an actively paying user.
We don't typically provide our service at no cost. I kept it open for you to access. Technically I shut off leads I believe a while ago, since it's completely based on the ad budget in your account (which is zero). So the leads you are getting are from a shared pool.
The shared pool was never explained to me. The contract I signed was exclusive access to the data and leads in my territory. I do not care to share leads in territories outside of the ones I signed up for. The reason I agreed to remove my review was so that my territories would remain active for the “rest of the time” – I have had to reach out to you twice due to my territories not being active.
You may remove me from all unpaid services with Offrs. I do not wish to carry out my unpaid contracts and I am definitely going to reflect this, along with my entire experience with Offrs in a review as I do not want other agents to deal with the headaches I have had to endure during my experiences with your company.
If you insist on posting a negative review of us due to these issues (that are un founded and only due to your misunderstanding of the product) - then I will do the same and post negative reviews of you as a customer, post proof of service of delivery of our product and these emails, and showcase you are not a good realtor. Thus saving your future customers from hiring you, since you are unable to understand how to convert leads.
Or - we can go our seperate ways and not damage each others reputations on the web
My reviews have been completely honest and transparent, if you view that as negative, then maybe you should take a deeper look inside your company rather than deflecting back onto me, the customer. You have a "shared pool" of leads which means other agents are experiencing the same things as I am and your only way to rectify the situation is to throw us into a "shared pool" of leads.
If you usually post negative reviews of customers that are dissatisfied with your product then go ahead, but please be aware that under Texas law If you proceed to post any negative review of me online as a realtor with no evidence to support that claim it would be considered slander and defamation
I am amazed how your threaten me and my business, and disregard any attempt of mine to help you at no cost. I will post more negative reviews than you can ever imaging about my experience with you as a customer. They will be legitimate and I will post our entire conversations, what I did you for, all the leads and screenshots. Nothing about it will be slander or defamation. And when people search your name, it will be #1 on Google.
I came back to read the commentary. I truly wish that real estate was a magician's paradise. We have worked with some of the highest producers in real estate, around the US and not one I know usess either program. It is all about getting to know people, being visible, and practice the fundamentals. I would suggest that you read Barbara Todaro 's latest post, as well as subscribe to her blog. A
It is a local re marketing firm promise a lot.... I hang up when they called a few years ago.
This is what I hear from internally:
Engineering - product is super buggy. "That's all people ever talk about. When will we fix a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, and so on and so forth until you finally think that one thing is fixed, before realizing they didn't fix it at all, and instead created a complex work-around solution to the problem tha
San Jose, CA
Smart Zip is prediction advertising if you will. They look at info & give you the best addresses of those that are going to move soon. A little pricey. Some have had luck, some not so.
No, but I do know that Offrs is based right here in Sarasota!
Sandy Padula and Norm...
No, I don't, sorry.
Nary a clue!
I have used Smart zip. They required a one-year contract which I did not like. I love their model in theory but in reality, it was too much for the return on investment. I was paying around $500 per month. I did get to listings from them. They were both very low-end properties around 250K each. The problem is that if I got one less listing I would've barely broken even. So at the end of the day, it was a 2x return. I need more than that on my marketing.
It's funny because I just got a call from Offrs today but I missed it because I was on the other line.
Smart Zip is prediction advertising if you will. They look at info & give you the best addresses of those that are going to move soon
Have not heard of them.
Never heard of the second, barely know the first exists. Sorry I can't be of any more help. The first doesn't fit my business model.
I do not, looking for answers.
Jeff Dowler nailed this one!
Andretta Robinson - I don't know the difference but I can say similarity.
Both of them are out to take your money. Simple.
I'm parked and ready to learn.
Never heard of it
I just know that they are very expensive...
I have listened to the SmartZip presentation and they make it sound like the answer to every agents lead generation problem. The price was too high for me plus I have heard others say it didn't work. I do not know anything about Offrs.
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I heard of Smart Zip but never used it. You can do the same yourself, or you can pay them for pulling ''possible'' leads.
Reading replies. I have no clue.
Both cost major $$$$.
I know what an Offer is.
Some members of the forum have provided some great answers.
Lots of information and both are cutting edge companies
Smart Zip is okay if the Zip Code correlates well with a specific geographic niche although its results can be duplicated on your own with a little bit of effort. I found it to be not cost effective for my market. Offrs is a new one I'll have to do some research on.
I stopped by to find out.
not familiar - so No, I don't, sorry.
Havn't known of the second one.
I want to be a smart ass and say yes, somebody does. I will be watching the answeres to learn myself.
Sorry never heard of either one.
Not quite sure what you are asking.