Laura Michel

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

most Z leads are an empty bag.....  it's easier to make your own phone ring...

Jan 10, 2019 10:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I looked at your profile, and it looks to me (please correct if I am off base) like you are new agent.  I would advise you to develop yourself in the Eden Prairie area and get to know the marketplace before paying Zillow and  You can do so much more for yourself using the same $$$.  A

Jan 10, 2019 11:35 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Texas you would need to be licensed to make those calls.

Jan 10, 2019 01:44 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sorry Laura Michel I've never paid for leads so I've never needed a service as you describe. If you would get out more into the Eden Prairie community more you wouldn't need it either. Get involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Lion's, Exchange Club and other groups like that.

Jan 10, 2019 12:11 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Use a VA . . .
if you have that many. . .

Jan 10, 2019 10:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If you are going to pay the big bucks for Z then you really need to have a full time admin ready to catch those calls and get them into your calendar immediately.

Anything less and you will just be paying while another in your area is getting all the clients.

Jan 10, 2019 10:38 AM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing


Jan 10, 2019 10:33 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We have a Team Member whose job it is to immediately respond to incoming leads from all sources (the lead sources are set up to route to that person) and establish a connection. The lead is then assigned to a appropriate Team member. 

Jan 10, 2019 01:28 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

No, I do not -

Jan 10, 2019 12:47 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It may be more profitable to work on your local face to face networking.

Jan 10, 2019 11:38 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

You mean robocalls specifically for Zillow & Not really. I have a friend that uses a co0mpany in CA for his election robocalls. People prefer the personal touch with Real Estate

Jan 11, 2019 06:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I don't - sorry.

Jan 10, 2019 08:17 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

No, don't know. And all leads from them are empty bag, as Barbara Todaro mentioned. It does not work for me...

Jan 10, 2019 02:41 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Wow, wouldn't have to talk to clients now would you? 

Jan 10, 2019 02:15 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No clue... haven't seen a viable ZTR lead in years. Wouldn't spend the money on a call service for those leads.

Jan 10, 2019 01:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

What is your goal?

Jan 10, 2019 11:58 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, I don't know. 

Jan 10, 2019 11:58 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Actually Laura,,,,,,,EVERYONE does.

Zillow actually provides this service for those who wish to dance on the side of darkness.

My recommendation is to review your business needs and include 'calls' as part of what you would like your Virtual Assistant to do. Term it as 'appointment making' and NOT cold calling. Make certain to provide the caller an outline of the conversation with inclusion of your unique value proposition.

And, as you have correctly observed, 'internet leads' need to be called in 4.71 nanoseconds.

Actually, there are several VA right here on AR who can make appointment calls for you.

Jan 10, 2019 10:30 AM
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

It is better for you to call, text and email them right away yourself.  Depending on how much area you are covering, it is not like there will be 100 leads per day.  I think that you can handle calling them.  Best of luck to you if you choose to go this route.

Jan 10, 2019 05:13 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Laura Michel  I paid for lead in the past, didn't work well with me.

Jan 10, 2019 03:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I wouldn't spend the money on this. There are other better ways to generate leads and spend less money.

Jan 10, 2019 03:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't waste your money. This is a personal service business.

Jan 10, 2019 03:31 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

has to be someone out there but not ane xample of personal service in comeptition with other agents.

Jan 10, 2019 03:25 PM
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.

Jan 11, 2019 05:55 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Nearly all the Z leads call me from a link on their sites. Nearly all are not able to buy a home, but every 1 out of 20 or so may be someone wanting to sell a home. The auction is if you use a service that calls these leads, it takes teh personal interaction away and you have lost them forever if they were a real buyer or seller. 

Jan 11, 2019 05:43 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't buy leads but if I did, no one but me would be making those calls. It doesn't make sense to pay twice...first for the lead then a second time to pay someone to call them for you.

You would stand a much better chance of success with leads if you do the work and call them. But the best way to build your business is focus on your marketing in your local area by networking and community involvement.

Jan 10, 2019 10:36 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Last year I got a few freebie(eye opener) from Redfin, Realtor (both through text msg). People need someone to show SFH and mobile homes. Most is casual buyers. Not quite ready and too busy at work to breakaway from showing.  

I called they told me they sent these leads to two or three agents simutaneously. You pay ~$450 per zip promise X leads(not guaranteed) per month. Minimum sign up is ~1 year, that is $5.4K per zip code a year. The marketing guy was honest to admit the conversion rate is 5%.  So you get 4 leads or 48 leads competing with two other agent a year. 5% can be 2+ transactions received same time as other agents with other agents you put $5.5K up front. You do the rest of math. Z is a lot worse. It is getting to stock investors that their lead generation system is unreliable. It is impacting Z's stock price to a major blow... I work out of 20 zip codes so I need to put down quarter a mil a year for these crummy leads with Realtor, and Z.....

Jan 10, 2019 05:25 PM
Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Believe ODesk/OutDesk offers this service.

Good luck!


Feb 09, 2019 06:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like others, I would work on generating leads yourself, they will likely be much more profitable.

Jan 14, 2019 07:56 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ignore z,  market yourself

Jan 12, 2019 04:00 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 11, 2019 03:25 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

ZIllow's conceierge service allegedly calls them for you.  There are plenty of ways to automate emails and texts to leads though.  Not sure of any call centers as most that do this at a high level (spending 10s of thousands per month, per zipcode) have full time staff that call the leads.

Jan 11, 2019 09:32 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not. I prefer to make a connection with people and serve them directly. It works ... for me. 

Jan 11, 2019 08:33 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Just check on line. There are many affordable ones in the Phillipines

Jan 11, 2019 07:52 AM