Dr. Karen  Lewis, Broker 954-2489149, No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients! (K1 Realty Group)

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 My most recent listings that sold:

  A.  Cooperating brokers who saw my listing in MLS and notified their buyers.

  B.  Cooperating brokers whose client saw my house on Zillow.

  C.  Sold my own listing because Buyer saw house on Zillow, drove by, called me off my yard sign.

  

Jan 17, 2018 03:25 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Thge vast majority come from agents and I assume through the MLS, but buyers may be looking on their own and calling their agents. No way to know.

Jan 17, 2018 03:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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MLS

Jan 17, 2018 02:44 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are personally developing buyer prospects.

Jan 17, 2018 01:54 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

MLS > 70% of the time

Jan 17, 2018 01:09 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Samples of surveys I've seen is B. But if they ever get the MLS portals up & running & they look good that might change in the future. But for now I think Z, T & R.c have it pretty well sewn up. 

Always a 'clump' when you say other.

Jan 17, 2018 12:36 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Highest percentage is from an Agent through MLS

Jan 17, 2018 12:30 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, great question. 
And the answers too. 

Nov 17, 2018 01:22 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

mls

Nov 17, 2018 01:09 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

They usually come from the MLS.

Jan 18, 2018 05:07 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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All I care about is that my listings sell... I have no clue how a buyer finds a home when they are seeing it with another agent. 

Jan 18, 2018 04:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Many come from them seeing it on Zillow and then calling their agent, then the agent calls me.

Jan 17, 2018 05:33 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I know that in my area, A is the #1 answer. I would think that most areas are like this as well. We co-broke with other agents via our MLS.

Secondary buyers come from sign calls, online marketing efforts (including Z & R).

Jan 17, 2018 04:24 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most of the times they are directed by agents, but it does not mean that they do not research by themselves online  and call your directly for showing even if they have an agent.

Jan 17, 2018 02:36 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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once it's in MLS, Z and the other syndication companies have it immediately.... if you market the listing online before you put it on mls, you'll rank higher than the syndication companies when they do get it... you should always submit it to mls but not first....market it first...do not eliminate mls. 

Jan 17, 2018 01:52 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"...do you get your listing on contract from MLS or Other"

Are you asking the source of the forms/contract, the source of the buyer agent or the source of the buyer/contact?

In many cases, submission to MLS is for statistical purposes. In such cases the CONTACT is OTHER FORMS OF ADVERTISING.

Jan 17, 2018 12:22 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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It depends where the buyer found the listing.  There are numerous platforms online that offer this information.  Most of the time is from the recommendation from their agent. 

Jan 18, 2018 05:42 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Jan 17, 2018 10:43 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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MLS, property website, marketing and For Sale Sign.

Jan 17, 2018 08:46 PM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Its tought to say because when the buyer comes through an agent, we ont know if they called the agent because they saw it on the MLS feed sent from that agent or if they saw if on another site.

When I have buyers, I send them the feed, but they also set up their own searches therough other sources like trulia. etc

Jan 17, 2018 04:20 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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I'd say that 90% of the time, the buyer comes through an agent.  I've always assumed they discovered it on the MLS... but it's always possible the buyer called their agent, 'cause they saw the yard sign, or maybe they found it on one of the peripheral sites.

Jan 17, 2018 04:11 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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I would say that most of the time the contract comes as a result of the MLS. Primarily because agents want to be paid and the MLS is the way they get paid ie: co-broke.

Once in a while you may get lucky and get a drive-by or call from an ad on Social Media, but most of the time those buyers end up bringing their agent anyway. Advertising your listings is a good way to get more listings or perhaps a buyer, even if they don't buy the one you have advertised.

Jan 17, 2018 12:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nationally A would be the correct answer.

Jan 17, 2018 12:26 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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We have had buyers come through other syndicated websites more often than directly through the MLS with another agent

Jan 22, 2018 12:58 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buyers do get set up with feeds on new listings, so it could be either.

Jan 20, 2018 07:24 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Most come from agents on the mls looking daily for buyers.

 

Jan 19, 2018 02:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The come form all over the place

Jan 18, 2018 06:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

98% through a realtor.  Now the real question is, are they seeing it because the agent picked it out or because they saw it online and sent it to the agent.  That's the million dollar question that most agents won't answer.

Jan 18, 2018 09:42 AM
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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

I don't know for sure, but they do typically come from the MLS feed one way or another.

Jan 18, 2018 06:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most often half see it through their buyer agents and half see my ads most often online but sometimes in print too. Our MLS syndicates our listings everywhere so indirectly is part of exposing the listing to buyers

Jan 18, 2018 05:46 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

From the MLS, not through an agent, but through syndication to public facing websites

Jan 18, 2018 05:16 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many sources.

Jan 18, 2018 04:26 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker - rarely through MLS for me.

Jan 17, 2018 10:40 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

I'm voting for "C", and echo what Jeff Dowler said.  I think most buyers find the property themselves on Whatever site ie. zillow, then call an agent to arrange a viewing.  Your choices suggest that a Realtor contacts the client.  I think that's 50% nowadays.

Jan 17, 2018 09:50 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I know where my buyers come from, but not always the buyers on my listings.  My buyers are a mix of on line advertising (where they may or may not see t he house they ultimately buy) or from referal or past client and in that case I certainly use the MLS to keep them up to date on listings.  It's rare for a buyer to find a home that I haven't told them about and even more rare for that the be the home they ultimately buy.

Jan 17, 2018 09:07 PM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

No matter how much we try to educate buyers that our MLS listing is the most current, they still search all the other top search engines.
My experience on Open Houses is actually 50/50 on where they saw online

Jan 17, 2018 06:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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The buyers come from seeing it on the Internet on the varied sites including social media, aggregated sites, and MLS.

Jan 17, 2018 06:36 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Most of mine would be from another source if they called me directly. The other source would be cooperating brokers.

Jan 17, 2018 06:23 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
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The majority come from co-operating brokers... either because they saw my listing and notified their agent, or their agent saw my listing on the MLS and called their agent, and in some instances the Buyer saw it and called me direct.

Jan 17, 2018 05:47 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Agent notifies the buyer when MLS. However, on coming soon signs it differs

Jan 17, 2018 05:06 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You have some good answers. Real estate is local but I'd say 85-95% come through an agent from the MLS in our area.

Jan 17, 2018 05:02 PM