John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Rainmaker
3,992,975
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There are all kinds of business models.

 

Aug 15, 2019 08:41 PM
Ambassador
4,122,449
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, I'm not a fan. I much prefer word-of-mouth - referrals from REAL people, not online sites who could easily have paid for reviews.

Aug 15, 2019 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,852,079
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Having recently turned 65 I Googled "Medicare".  WOW did I get ever get a lot of snailmail and email after that inquiry.

Aug 16, 2019 05:35 AM
Ambassador
2,061,837
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, it's not only referral services for real estate agents but also for plumbers, electricians, roofers, etc. Seems to be an easy way to make a living at the expense of those who are actually doing the work. Sad thing is that many of those that are the "preferred" providers actually pay for the privilege, a double whammy!

Aug 16, 2019 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
844,304
Peter Mohylsky. Broker
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY

I am not really sure where this is going.  But thanks.

Aug 16, 2019 04:12 AM
Rainmaker
3,960,836
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've really paid no attention to these services. I have my personal list of service providers that I use and that I refer to my clients... tried and tested and not lacking.

Aug 16, 2019 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,387
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Referral marketing is a strong business model.  I know many people who claim to make a good living this way.

Aug 15, 2019 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
973,447
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

All the time

Aug 16, 2019 07:07 AM
Ambassador
2,550,778
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I do not like being inundated with junk email or spam calls and prefer the face-to-face referrals or from my sphere, trusted past clients and business relationships.

Aug 16, 2019 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
2,017,030
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Real Estate - everyone wants a piece of our earnings !

Aug 16, 2019 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
876,644
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

There continues to be more businesses offering solutions to perceived needs.

Aug 16, 2019 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,620,812
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I signed up to receive updates from a major business that was relevant for me to do so and shortly thereafter received several texts from different numbers with messages for me to consider for purchasing. Then, out of the blue, my own iphone went live all by itself and was like a radio with a short commercial saying: to know more hit 2 now.....I contacted the business and told them either you have too aggressive marketing or a virus. Contact your IT guy and protect credit card data. They thanked me....The iphone thing made think if they can send...can they recieve too?

Aug 16, 2019 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

For the most part, we have many reliable vendors who love to hear from us.

Aug 16, 2019 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,917,262
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

PIMA

Aug 16, 2019 05:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,304,433
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Referral marketing has always been around, just gone from word or mouth and passing of business cards to an online business. 

Aug 16, 2019 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
873,471
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Every business owner, including real estate agents should be or are doing this if they are seeking NEW audiences for their message.

We freely give our data to G and FB and this is the outcome. Watch The Big Hack on Netflix.

Did you know the only time you can conduct an unbiased search is with a brand new puter and new identity. The 2nd search becomes subject to redirect and stalking business owners.

It is these bid middle-ware vendor who will change the way agents lead generate. They are building in-penetrable digital walls between the business owner and the citizen.

 

Aug 16, 2019 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,069,878
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like Nina Hollander , I have not used them but some friends have and were inundated.

Aug 16, 2019 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,193,899
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

I work 100% by referral.

Aug 15, 2019 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,688,445
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

Sadly, most people don't know the referring sites are getting paid by willing vendors... which has nothing to do with quality of services.

Aug 16, 2019 01:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,627,982
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

All thanks to poisonous algorithms

Aug 16, 2019 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
2,062,364
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

No, not me

Aug 16, 2019 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,596,476
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, again I am with Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Aug 16, 2019 04:03 PM
Ambassador
5,270,086
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We live in a connected world, was talking to a buyer this morning about Z's business model, he had no idea until I explained it to him.

Aug 16, 2019 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
3,367,838
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Mosier lately it is a common practice.

Aug 16, 2019 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
5,570,933
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I don't pay attention to that.... 

Aug 16, 2019 10:48 AM
Ambassador
4,515,735
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Referral marketing is definitely gaining in popularity. I am not a fan of it.

Aug 16, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,788,591
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, those cookies follow you around everywhere.

Sep 11, 2019 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,890,639
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

More people call me all the time for who I would refer!

 

Aug 20, 2019 05:26 PM
Ambassador
3,010,987
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Resources for resources - and yes there is a cut.  

Aug 17, 2019 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,140,066
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

wow

Aug 17, 2019 06:49 AM