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Ambassador
3,679,349
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

You are not required to use Referral Exchange. Go to the CRS site, search for CRS agents there and then reach out to them directly.

No need to even use the affiliate - there's really no need for the middle man!

Nov 08, 2018 08:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,506,406
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

haha, I'd like to know a story behind that Q. ''thug mentality'' ~ where is that coming from? 

Disclosure: i'm not a CRS. Well, i'm,  but not certified.

Nov 08, 2018 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
800,056
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

WAY BACK in the day, Referral Exchange was Agent Machine. I didn't seek them out, they contacted me about a commercial client which was out of my service area. I then signed Carmen up for the service. It was free then , just a referral fee. My understanding is it costs more now (see below). We worked several leads through them, and we discontinued quickly as we discovered that the leads were low quality and being sent to multiple agents at the same time. We did take one listing through them which we cancelled. It was a brief relationship with this company.

Others have had worse experiences with them:

Nov 09, 2018 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
3,622,948
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't/haven't used "referral exchange".  As far as referrals I might consider "anonymous" members akin to "thug mentality".  No offense. ActiveRain is about relationships which can't be built anonymously in my opinion. 

Nov 08, 2018 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
3,445,627
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not sure what problems you are talking about. Not sure why you would characterize this as a "thug" mentality. As far as I know, you can reach out to CRS members directly if you are a member, yourself.

Nov 09, 2018 03:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,825,135
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cynthia,

I think that Debe Maxwell, CRS has answered your question.  I don't understand why you would deal with someone with thug mentality (name and prestige)...You can refer to anyone you went.  Just because someone has the CRS behind their name does not mean they are tops in the business, just like anyone who has a law degree is not a guarantee that they good...A

Nov 09, 2018 07:23 AM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Am I Blue is a great old song.

Nov 09, 2018 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,345,880
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I build relationships on this platform and send referrals to people I have connected with, Endre

Nov 08, 2018 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,077,505
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

?

Nov 08, 2018 07:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,333,012
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

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Nov 09, 2018 06:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,379,923
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have no idea.

Nov 09, 2018 04:44 AM
Rainmaker
811,980
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Membership has it's privileges...

and...membership requires a name.  No one cares to do business with those who deny accountability under the banner of Anonymous.

 

Nov 09, 2018 04:25 AM
Ambassador
4,664,830
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I stay away from most thug services, surprised to hear that there may be one associated with CRS, are you sure they are really associated, or they may just be claiming to be associated.

Nov 09, 2018 07:38 AM
Rainmaker
2,870,414
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Debe Maxwell, CRS has your answer.

Nov 09, 2018 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,602,432
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Hold on while I pick myself off the floor from laughing .... CRS equates with prestige? Give me a break whoever you are. 

Nov 09, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
857,172
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Why are you posting as Anonymous?

Nov 09, 2018 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
5,334,520
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

reported

Nov 09, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,161,418
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

The way to decide on a referral is to take the time to research the individual you are referring to for a good match.  This does not happen because of various designations, or ranking in ActiveRain or any other platform IMHO.

Nov 09, 2018 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
475,269
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I have known many with CRS designation over the years  and would not describe a single one as a "thug".

Nov 09, 2018 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,559,949
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Use who you choose. 

Nov 09, 2018 05:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,798,519
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm not sure I understand this question.

Nov 09, 2018 05:39 AM
Ambassador
2,457,511
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I would have to ask a CRS. 

Nov 09, 2018 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,159,408
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A waste of time and money as the public has no clue what it means. Save the stress and money, and avoid then

Nov 09, 2018 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,907,386
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Good Question ?

Nov 09, 2018 04:56 AM
Ambassador
2,714,585
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

You don't need to do business with those people. I don't like that group at all. Just go direct 

Nov 09, 2018 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
609,628
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'm still stuck on Step 1 with them-

Get referrals from us in 3 easy steps...

 
 
Step 1: Submit quality referrals
The more referrals you submit, the faster you will be eligible to receive referrals from us
Nov 09, 2018 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,297,112
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They've called me a few times, but I've turned them down.

Nov 09, 2018 09:53 AM
Rainmaker
5,778,066
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used them.

I would normally contact a local RE/MAX office.

Nov 09, 2018 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,042,042
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I am curious as was Inna Ivchenko as to your experience causing you to refer to it as a "Thug Mentality" sounds like an interesting and I assume negative experience Cynthia McAllister 

Nov 15, 2018 11:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,316,983
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't know about Referral Exchange, but have been a CRS for close to two decades.

Nov 14, 2018 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,409,120
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Ones it was a good thing but now there are so many other ways to do it.

 

Nov 12, 2018 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
764,875
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If you have a problem with that lead generatio source, do not use them.

Nov 10, 2018 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,352,885
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Never 

Nov 09, 2018 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,800,389
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Never use it.

Nov 09, 2018 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,513
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What do you expect when you deal with NON-PROFESSIONAL entity

Nov 09, 2018 05:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,826
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Nov 09, 2018 02:11 PM