Kim Richardson, Residential Real Estate (Woodlands Realty, LLC)

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Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If Facebook lead ads count, that's the extent of what I've done.  Back before everyone jumped onboard and the costs skyrocketed.  Would usually get 8-10 leads for a week's worth of ads, usually a $10 spend.  Of those leads, I'd say an average of 2-3 were "medium warm".  Zero were in the "hot to trot" category and one or two converted to leads that were followed-up with and eventually cut loose.

Dec 18, 2018 09:45 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've never bought a lead Kim Richardson . When I need clients I get off my rear and go look for them.

Dec 18, 2018 09:20 AM
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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

Most of us here are not fans of buying leads in any form.  Find a niche and work it. 

Dec 18, 2018 09:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Buying so called leads is not a part of my business.

Dec 18, 2018 09:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Merry Christmas to you, Kim..... I've never paid for leads.... I make my own phone ring...and have done this for 40 years.... I've spoken to too many agents who sign agreements with lead generating companies or coaching companies and get nothing from it....no quality leads or guidance....

Dec 18, 2018 08:47 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Merry Christmas 🎄 to you Kim! I am of no help on the lead buying. I organically grow mine from my website and social media. The bulk of my clients are repeat and referrals.

Dec 18, 2018 11:30 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Sorry, I don't buy leads.

Dec 18, 2018 08:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I find my best ROI is to just create my own leads.

Dec 18, 2018 06:18 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We generate leads through our website - but promote this in Facebook, Instagram and Google adwords.

Dec 18, 2018 04:44 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Don't pay for leads & will not in the future.

Dec 18, 2018 02:09 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

My advice, get your hands on the Glengarry Leads. 

Dec 18, 2018 01:37 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Nada.

Dec 18, 2018 10:50 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

None.

Dec 18, 2018 10:33 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have none to recommend.

Dec 18, 2018 09:43 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Kim, you are asking agents to reveal the 'secrets' that make them money. And if everyone one did it, the shared secret,  the agent must look for a new secret. That is asking a lot.

In the buying lead category, you must make proper assessment if your infrastrucute is properly configured to manage Internet leads. If you are not configured to respond in 7.13 nono-seconds, this method may not be a good fit.  Bulk leads responded to 3 days late are not much of a lead.

Once the right 'trigger' was identifyed, MarketLeader was reasonably productive. Before trigger about 2% conversion. After trigger 40% conversion. Total leads to trigger leads 10:1 with appr 40 day incubation.

However, they all pale when compared to direct response marketing and inbond startegies. Less time chasing vapors.

What you really need to know is how much an agent is pending for every side they close.  (Total market budget/# of sides closed)

With this number in mind you can get a clearer picture of your options.

Dec 18, 2018 08:50 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Knock on neighbors doors. Save yourself unreliable leads $. 

Dec 18, 2018 08:45 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

 I do not buy leads, Kim.

Merry Christmas to you and your family

Dec 19, 2018 05:56 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

If there is one, I don't know about it.

Dec 19, 2018 05:43 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

Buying leads is not a sound way to build a real estate business.  There is no quick fix.

Dec 19, 2018 04:32 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I don't do it.

Dec 18, 2018 07:25 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Don't buy leads, working sphere of influence is your best ROR

Dec 18, 2018 07:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

None as in zero. The best leads are the ones you generate yourself. The only leads I pay for are those in the form of a referral. They get paid when they close. They come from agents all over Active Rain. Also from relocation agents who find my blog. 

Dec 18, 2018 05:18 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

We don't buy leads. Happy Holidays to all.

Dec 18, 2018 04:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never bought a lead in my life.

Dec 18, 2018 03:27 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

None. I prefer organic leads.

Happy Holidays to you too! 

Dec 18, 2018 01:43 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kim,

Our clients do not buy leads, and they are continuously propelling themselves to the next level.  A

Dec 18, 2018 01:39 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Linkedin and Facebook Lead ads Kim

Dec 18, 2018 11:56 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your successful selection.

Dec 18, 2018 11:50 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Merry Christmas Kim.

I have never bought a lead.  I wish you all the best.

Dec 18, 2018 11:36 AM
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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

Purchased leads are a fools errand in my opinion and a proven waste of money! Zillow themselves admits it in their own disclaimers. I prefer earned leads off my marketing to my database and social media spheres.

Dec 19, 2018 07:33 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coastal Properties

I have never purchased leads, and feel that working my sphere is what works best for me. 

Dec 19, 2018 03:53 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

None

Dec 18, 2018 01:15 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

None.

Dec 18, 2018 09:14 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

Sorry, I don't buy any leads.

Dec 19, 2018 06:42 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I don't buy leads I have never found them to have any value.. have you found a source for Good Leads Kim Richardson  .. there are probably HUNDREDS of companies that sell leads

Dec 23, 2018 07:57 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 have never bought a lead, let along bulk.  

Dec 23, 2018 08:16 AM