BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Do you mean buying leads?  Realtor dot com burned me for $2500 per quarter some years ago.  They sold "my exclusive zip code" to several other brokers after taking my money.  I will never do business with Realtor com.

     Or, do you mean my buyers and sellers doing their own searching and surfing of the web?  They prefer Zillow hands-down over Realtor dot com.

 

Sep 17, 2018 09:48 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

In the early 2000 I did pay thousand for it. Gave up. Too much money and never had a real buyer from Realtor.com 

Does my answer count? 

Sep 17, 2018 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have never purchased leads. It is just not my thing!

Sep 17, 2018 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
932,531
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I know an agent here in San Diego, CA that swears by R.com, but I've read too many bad comments in here ...and I do not buy leads. 

Sep 17, 2018 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Not a fan was a waste of money for me.

Sep 17, 2018 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
689,335
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

We get leads from Realtor.com and other sources. No matter where leads come from, it is what you do with them after you get them that is important. If you buy leads without have a good plan to turn them into closed transactions you are wasting your money.

Sep 17, 2018 10:24 AM
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1,162,045
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Not really. 

A lot of e-mails and at the end of the day no result. Most our sales are with cooperating brokers. 

Sep 17, 2018 02:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do my own lead generation so do not need them.

Sep 17, 2018 11:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

decades ago, I bought the featured post boxes in my town and paid BIG BUCKS.... had them for years...but I needed them since I was top listing agent in my town...  now it's lost it's juice with so many other sites available.... Z trumps it.... 

Sep 17, 2018 10:58 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

You're talking about buying leads... better ways to spend your money. I haven't see a legitimate lead from realtor.com in years.

Sep 17, 2018 10:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sounds and looks great...however that horse doesnt come in

Sep 17, 2018 05:02 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

never tried that one.  Did z and t for a bit, but find getting leads on my site SO much better for success.

Sep 17, 2018 04:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It works because it's the most up to date platform but it has no personality to attract customers to it. Every other portal makes the consumer #1 in the process while Realtor.com had a 10 year headstart and still hasn't found their way. I believed it's sale would have changed all that, not so! 

Sep 17, 2018 03:38 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

nope.  But I like their commercials better than NAR's 

Sep 17, 2018 03:18 PM
Rainer
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

Seems to me... it works for some, not for others...comes down to how you want to spend your money...and keeping track of your ROI.

If you get a good ROI, you use it... if not, ditch it and look at other avenues...

Sep 17, 2018 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The site is good for home searches.

Sep 17, 2018 10:53 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I get great leads from Realtor.com from buyers not working with agents who want to see a listing of mine. RARELY is it THE house for them but, I wind up finding them something else - maybe not then but, within a few months. 

However, I don't pay for leads, these are just leads from my listings that are fed there.

Sep 17, 2018 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,359,641
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Works in what way?

Sep 17, 2018 05:37 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I got two free leads from Realtors.com even talked to two buyers looking for basement bargain.  Their leads are not bad. They want to sell you zip code.

What ever we post here make sure you sign up with them as it weights as much as 500K pts. 

Sep 17, 2018 09:44 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We don't feel that one needs to buy leads.  And the feedback from agents we have worked with have not felt that the leads they bought from Realtor.com did them any good.  A

Sep 17, 2018 03:21 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We used to get some good leads back in 2003 and 2004. Since then, we rarely get leads from realtor.com and we don't buy leads from them. 

Sep 17, 2018 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We've never used Realtor.com for anything except for having our listings syndicated to it. -Kasey

Sep 17, 2018 08:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

1. No

2. No 

I hope I live long enough to see NAR dissolved. I will then apply the dues I've been paying to something that is useful and beneficial to my business. 

Sep 18, 2018 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Money? Burn BABY BURN!

Sep 18, 2018 06:31 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 am not a fan.

Sep 18, 2018 05:49 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I use Realtor.co to get people away from z and other lead gen sites.

Sep 17, 2018 08:09 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

I know a few of my buyer clients have used R.com, but usually recommend the public side of our local mls.

Sep 20, 2018 10:12 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We accidently got a lead from them over the weekend.  It said the number and email were verified.  When we tried calling, it was a disconnected number.  That sums up my view on that site.

Sep 18, 2018 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Never paid them for leads and I can firmly say, I never will. 

Sep 18, 2018 09:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

None using them anymore.

 

Sep 18, 2018 08:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Sep 18, 2018 07:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Never tried that BILL CHERRY

Sep 17, 2018 10:37 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

you ask about buyin leads or domains they are selling now? 

Sep 17, 2018 09:04 PM