I talked to a sales rep from Zurple -- complete BS -- said he would put me on the first page of Google. Sounds good to someone who knows nothing about computers but I have a CS background. He told me to google "Coronado Homes" and his website was http://www.searchcoronado.com/ I said.. okay.. wow you are on the first page... big deal... how big of a market is "Coronado". I checked out his PageRank (PR- What really counts) and it was 0!! NOT EVEN A 1. For those of you that don't know, pagerank is how Google ranks webpages. The reason Zillow & Trulia etc. are such big names is their PR's are around 8-9. Google, Yahoo, Facebook = 10. Average John Doe Realtor's website is a 0-1. We have a guy in our market really bustin the local internet scene with a PR of 4. It is not easy to get a high PR, if they can do what they say they can do they should be able to get you a PR of at least 3. I am an IDX Broker customer purely because I have my own knowledge and skills and their service is cheap, so I'm not paying out the arse to a web developer when that's my background and I can build off their platform, but if I was going to shell out big bucks to an idx solutions center because I was technologically retarded, I'd go with Real Estate Webmasters. They are pricey, but I've checked out lots of their example pages and all of them have PR's of at least 3, and I've googled some generic terms and their clients do pretty well. Just my 2c. Zurple & Tigerleads seem to be scams to me, although Tigerleads integrated social media product sounds tempting..I still do not think it is worth the cost just to try it out.
Also, even their corporate site (if it is truly a corporation) only has a PR of 2. That is pathetic for a company claiming it can dominate the internet. Quote the sales rep "There are only 2 realities, life before zurple, and life after zurple, there is no turning back, we don't need you, you need us" what a strong line of BS from a scammer.
Also, if you heard of Zurple and Tigerleads from Trulia reviews also notice that the agents posting those reviews are also 1 posters.. screaming scam..
Edited by Realtor DC (06/04/11 12:11 AM)