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Rainmaker
451,119
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

is this a trick question? Option 1 gets my vote.

Oct 10, 2018 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
854,716
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I can't stand Z or T or G for that matter!

 

Oct 10, 2018 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,557,954
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Outranking Z would be my choice. Part 'got ya' & screw you.

People don't know they don't have 'full MLS' do they?

Oct 10, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,427,921
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Will any of this make me a better representative for clients? A better person?  More knowledgeable? 

Oct 10, 2018 06:48 AM
Ambassador
4,372,423
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am sure that it depends on your marketing plan, are you shooting for a small intense push, or a broad approach?

Oct 10, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
941,240
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

A over B

Oct 10, 2018 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
780,908
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If a business can not be found, it does not exist.

A website can be highly productive and not ranked if other feeder mechanisms are used. As a matter of reality, this option allows the advertiser to be extremely selective regarding in whom they invest their treasure.

Being #1 on Zillow is a prime indicator of one whose ethicss suggest a willingness to dance with evil.

Oct 10, 2018 04:46 AM
Ambassador
1,656,141
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not an expert but number 2 sounds appealing.

Oct 10, 2018 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,366,787
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not enough experience to make an educated guess. Never paid for leads.

Oct 10, 2018 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,561
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have never paid for leads. That said, I do not believe my choices regarding my website would be limited to either of the choices you ask us to choose from.  
Many have full MLS and rank for many neighborhood communities. 

Oct 10, 2018 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,697,983
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Who knows what is better today?!

Oct 10, 2018 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,258,538
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

1 will be mine answer

Oct 10, 2018 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,114,298
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No Clue.

Oct 10, 2018 06:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,736
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

Is this an IQ test ?

Oct 10, 2018 06:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,506,832
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Do what produces the best results for your business.

Oct 10, 2018 06:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,854
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Taking Big Z to school !

Oct 10, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,128,475
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no idea

Oct 10, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,858,463
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D ..A over B.

Oct 10, 2018 07:32 PM
Ambassador
2,896,742
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the top 20 neighborhoods is my entire MLS Peter.  (Rural America)

Oct 10, 2018 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,500,682
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

#1. And you asking because....?

Oct 10, 2018 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
99,673
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

What about having the full MLS feed AND still beat Z/T for a bunch of high value terms?

Don't understand why you imply that by having option 2 you won't rank well. I know you can, I am doing it right now.

 

Oct 10, 2018 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,222,172
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto, Corinne Guest and know your market.

Oct 10, 2018 07:16 AM
Ambassador
2,363,990
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Let me go find a coin to flip.  BRB

                         

Oct 10, 2018 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Neither.  Closing deals is the thing.

Oct 10, 2018 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Outranking the top real estate site would mean a lot more traffic particularly over time

Oct 15, 2018 06:37 PM
Ambassador
3,445,533
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

So, I want BOTH - here's why...

ALL MLS listings are not on Z - many agents/brokerages in our area have opted out so my full MLS/IDX is better than Z but, because Z is used nationwide and they are the most 'known,' they outrank us.

I would LOVE to outrank them on my 20'ish neighborhoods too but, wouldn't want to limit it to just those neighborhoods (being on the site) because we have hundreds and hundreds of neighborhoods here in my metro area...and I want to have what anyone looking for Charlotte real estate needs!

Yes, I want it all! 

Oct 10, 2018 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
5,121,678
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

outranking Z

Oct 10, 2018 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
777,542
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Why is the first option limited?

Oct 10, 2018 08:20 AM
Rainer
149,706
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

With over 5,000 community pages on my site, I would say that my answer is you should always be trying to do both!

Oct 10, 2018 07:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,574,583
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

EXactly,

We have been doing that with our clients since the notion of websites came along.,,A

Oct 10, 2018 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,160,435
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I work on neighborhoods I like to sell in.

Oct 15, 2018 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No opinion.

Oct 11, 2018 04:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,264,102
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Probably depends on your strategy for the site.  I'd rather kick zillow's arse

Oct 10, 2018 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,035,503
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 First one. Not sure about cost of all MLS systems

 Z will stay inspite of -23% chopping stock price and commentaries from Wall Street on its models. Lawsuits from NAR with our membership dues did not take out Z.

Oct 10, 2018 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,213,363
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

My guess is to outrank Zillow... but what do I know?

Oct 10, 2018 11:23 AM
Rainer
2,700
Marisa Brewer
Preferred Property Associates, Inc. - Clearwater Beach, FL
Residential Resale homes, condos and townhouses

In my opinion Outranking is best!  Having that kind of SEO placement would be great going to any lead capturing site whether no MLS feed or not.  Please share your secret on how you achieved for 10-20 neighborhoods...

Oct 10, 2018 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,659,342
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Just reading the question the complexity of it all makes my head hurt Peter Mark .

Oct 10, 2018 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
640,674
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Any day or time Zillow gets outranked its a Good Day!

Nov 08, 2018 05:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,243,265
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have to see what others have to say!

Oct 14, 2018 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,318,877
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Whichever one (or both) brings in real prospects that can be converted to clients. I am not a fan of either/or...in those situations I typically ask why can't I have both?!

Oct 11, 2018 06:12 PM