Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

Spam prevention
Rainmaker
3,338,983
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why? It's about connections and that can't be achieved through a spamming strategy.  

Jun 12, 2019 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
761,716
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If it cost Zero pennies to spam 50,000 people anonymously and you could get approximately 1/3 of 1% response rate, it that not a good ROI?

That is 150 responses.

of these 20 percent will convert. that is 30.

Of these 30, 20% will close. That is 4.

IN my area four closing starts pushing $50,000.

So, is spamming a good business decision? Without question it is,.  But the real outcome is the nonsense heard that sounds like, "I don't like others doing it to me" or 'Not my style."

Would you do business with a spammer?
Let get real. If you see an identify with a piece of spam it is highly likely to be spoofed .  You will end up boycotting a innocent bystander, if such a thing exists.

Jun 12, 2019 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,607,672
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

As stated in a previous question, they must or they wouldn't keep doing it Richie Alan Naggar .   To date I've never taken up the offer of a robocall spammer but ever say never. I have answered ads in the newspaper and on the radio.... isn't that essentially spamming as well?

Jun 12, 2019 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
770,256
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's pretty obvious to me that they must get business or the practice would cease AND NO, I would not knowingly do business with a spammer

Jun 12, 2019 07:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,280,817
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan of spammers, so not likely to do business with them!

Jun 12, 2019 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
706,503
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

With automation, yeah. They can. Volume.

Death by unga bunga to them, as far as I'm concerned.

Jun 12, 2019 07:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,099,963
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have often asked myself that question as I wouldn't do business that way, myself.

Jun 12, 2019 06:53 AM
Ambassador
1,641,860
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Of course not.

Jun 12, 2019 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,020,353
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If they did not generate business there would not be so many participating.  I would not do business with any of them.

Jun 12, 2019 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
549,348
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I've often pondered this too... being I've never bought anything from anyone who's ever called or emailed me. If I need something I go out & find it & I prefer to do business with people & places I know... so they aren't making money off me. 

Jun 12, 2019 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,535,496
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

You have to wonder? 'They' (the people who sell the products) say that you do. I really wonder.

Case in point. LO sends me emails every 3 weeks which actually should be going out to past clients only. I don't like the subject matter as I won't be buying a house soon. Why am I receiving this? Am I supposed to critique the material?

Well I did, I unsubscribed.

Jun 12, 2019 08:34 AM
Ambassador
2,215,724
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Relationships for me, begin with a common interest or need and then mutual trust not shoving their way into my space- cannot give a spammer that part of myself Richie!

Jun 12, 2019 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,791,885
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

My thought is they must and why they keep doing it ... you know, the numbers game. 

Hell NO I would not do business with those clowns. 

Jun 12, 2019 07:46 AM
Rainer
4,069
Kanah Teagyn
KT Real Estate Student - Sandy, UT
Studying the pre-licensing course

Simple---Nope! I don't pick up calls nor open emails or texts that aren't in my contact files.

Jun 12, 2019 07:45 AM
Ambassador
4,222,529
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What some call a spammer, others call a solution.

If they are selling something you want then the call is welcome.

Jun 12, 2019 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,004,730
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I had no automated system but I used to make 100 cold calls a day. While the "robo" part is annoying I never tried to sell upon initial contact which would usually grant me permission to contact them again. A 5% positive response was about average and I'd eventually close about 7 to 8 of those over time. Spammers don't offer me anything of value and that's where the difference lies when cold calling. Almost everyone had a real estate question they needed or wanted to be answered and I provided it. 

Jun 12, 2019 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,001,179
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

decades ago (30 years,)  there was an agent in my office who had a message that was robo called all over town.... he actually received business from it.... he did thousands of calls every week.... 

Jun 12, 2019 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,239,796
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes!  They wouldn't be around if they weren't profitable.

Jun 12, 2019 08:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,452,251
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

We would not, we block and delete...very simple. And I am reminded of the WC Fields quote, There is a sucker born every minute!  A

Jun 12, 2019 08:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,086,065
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 even answer the phone! 

Jun 26, 2019 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,438,025
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

People MUST respond positively or spamming/robo-calling/etc would stop. 

As for me? I delete anything that looks like spam. Same with calls. 

Jun 13, 2019 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,492,841
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Spammer= cold caller, isn't it what every new agent used to be recommended to do on a limited budget? I do not judge. Some ( very few) get great response from cold calling. I personally block everyone who tries to waste my time. Today it was two texts targeted me as a realtor.... blocked. 

Jun 12, 2019 11:16 PM
Ambassador
3,105,120
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Absolutely not 

Jun 12, 2019 02:43 PM
Rainmaker
680,670
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I do not care for Spam.

Jun 12, 2019 02:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,389,036
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Only if the business would generate a commission.

Jun 12, 2019 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,125,167
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No way!

Jun 12, 2019 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
403,814
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

NEVER!!

Jun 12, 2019 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
735,210
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

They must get some results from the most gullible, I guess, or they wouldn't keep doing it.

Jun 12, 2019 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,543,725
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never, NeveR and NEVER!!!

Jun 12, 2019 10:46 AM
Rainer
245,907
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I don't like them and don't think that I have done business with someone robo-calling. I have done business with door-to-door solicitors a few times. 

Jun 12, 2019 09:53 AM
Rainmaker
412,553
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Robo calls no, even live sales calls, no.  I don't like getting interupted by the phone for a sales call. My phone is for me and my clients (in my world) - email or other forms of spam - I may if I see something that interest me. And I'm doing my "looking" on  my schedule - not on someone elses.

Jun 12, 2019 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,456,334
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Go Joan Cox .....

Jun 26, 2019 12:37 PM