Agents Online Real Estate Forums, Discussion, Realtors Marketing Tips

Follow AgentsOnline on Twitter

Click Here to display our logo on your site and link to us!
AgentsOnline Real Estate Discussion Forums Logo

Realtor CommunityA popular online real estate community since 1998!


Advertisements


Sponsored Links
Advertisements
How To Advertise Here
How To Advertise Here

Good Idea!
Realtors Directory

Facebook
Sponsored Links
Top Posters (30 Days)
Mr. Clean 32
Vermont 21
Lucky Leonardo 20
Z06Fanatic 16
estatereal 15
Daniel1234 15
RonnieEmz 11
miracle 10
Trouble 9
Bigtoe 8
gitmonee 7
Aftermath 6
The7 5
Andrew James 5
Investor_broker 5
Matched Content
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#418570 - 01/18/13 02:56 AM Paying for leads from Realtor.com?
Millions Offline
Member

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Has anyone used Realtor.com as a paid service for leads? Apparently they launched a new service in November so if your using that please share.....or if you've used any services in the past.

Good or bad reviews please!!

Thanks in Advance!

Top
Advertisements
#418789 - 01/22/13 02:37 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Closer Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Florida
I have used Realtor.com, zillow and Trulia. I find the quality of lead from them all the be about average. Half are serious and the other half are not. I average 50 leads per month on Trulia in which I also average 2 closed deals per month from it. So as you can see many leads are not too great but it does produce results. 20-28 closings per year from one lead source is aces in my book.

Having said that, my experience with Realtor.com was the worst out of the three. Give zillow or Trulia a try in my opinion.

FYI. I spend roughly $850 per month on Trulia. I am in south Florida.

Top
#418858 - 01/22/13 06:59 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Closer]
Millions Offline
Member

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Thanks for your Reply! I was looking to spend $550 for the side scraper on realtor.com and that was for 60% of the market share.

Zillow and Trulia are filled in my area so it sounds like I am better off sitting out on the sidelines until they open. I'll just put my money into farming and prospecting.

Top
#418981 - 01/24/13 10:08 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Maui Offline
Moderator
Veteran Member

Registered: 01/13/10
Posts: 759
Loc: Maui, HI
Wow, too bad my markets are already taken for any of the big aggregators. If Closer's numbers are reflective of overall lead quality, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
_________________________
Visit our Maui RE Blog, then view our listings of Maui Condos For sale and Andaz Maui at Wailea site for information on this luxury property. View one of the hottest micro-markets in the luxury Kaanapali Honua Kai Condos For Sale.

Top
#418988 - 01/24/13 01:42 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Home Seller Guru Offline
Member

Registered: 10/02/09
Posts: 279
Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
Maui - try Homegain. I've had very good success with them. I wanted to buy more but a lot of the zip codes are taken. So I'm just waiting for some more zips to open up and they do on and off.

Top
#419197 - 01/28/13 02:58 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Avoid The F Word Offline
Member

Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 211
Loc: CA
Originally Posted By: Millions
Thanks for your Reply! I was looking to spend $550 for the side scraper on realtor.com and that was for 60% of the market share.

Zillow and Trulia are filled in my area so it sounds like I am better off sitting out on the sidelines until they open. I'll just put my money into farming and prospecting.


Don't waste the money on the skyscraper ads, those are just for branding. There's a reason they're discounting them.

If you're going to advertise with Realtor, get in on their co-broker connections. This is the one where when the buyer fills out an inquiry on a property where the listing agent doesn't pay for showcase listings, you get it.

The best part, they guarantee you a minimum number of leads with this program. The leads from this are much better than leads you'll get from a skyscraper ad as they're reaching out regarding a specific property and are asking to be contacted.

I hope this helps.

P. S. These ads are far less expensive than the Trulia and Zillow on a per zip code basis. They usually range from $82.50 - $250/mo

Top
#419205 - 01/28/13 05:20 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Avoid The F Word]
Millions Offline
Member

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Thanks for all the input! I appreciate it. I've called several agents using it and have heard mixed reviews. Some love some don't. Seems like general consensus is that its more for branding.

Top
#419238 - 01/29/13 05:00 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Mathew Offline
Member

Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 35
Loc: Brampton,Canada
I never used Realtor.com..

Top
#419300 - 01/30/13 03:23 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Mathew]
LaRealtor Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Louisiana
I have a heading on Realtor.com- haven't gotten one lead off it. No luck here. I was on Zillow last year and closed five deals. Paid $550 a mth for it. Closed two with homes.com.

Top
#420258 - 02/15/13 03:53 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Millions Offline
Member

Registered: 01/18/13
Posts: 23
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Just updating I tried realtor.com on a one month basis paid $550 for a side ad. Total waste of money 0 leads.

Top
#421391 - 03/10/13 06:25 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Malok Offline
Member

Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Kentucky - in a barn!
Originally Posted By: Millions
Zillow and Trulia are filled in my area so it sounds like I am better off sitting out on the sidelines until they open. I'll just put my money into farming and prospecting.


I would pass on Z & T. The reason they have to keep rotating agents through the areas, is because most of the leads are garbage.

Waiting for your turn to spend a bunch of money with them so you can sift through the manure dump doesn't seem like a good idea. smile

Top
#422938 - 04/22/13 06:57 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Joe Hayden Offline
Member

Registered: 03/10/13
Posts: 52
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I have yet to have success with leads from Realtor.com. I don't know why, but they just do not generate quality traffic. Plus, being very frank - I think that their website redesign and new logo misses the mark, big time. The logo looks as if you are overflying a small fighter from the Empire Strikes Back. Or, a house in an earthquake...
_________________________
I am the team owner and manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Top
#422970 - 04/23/13 04:14 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Scintillion Offline
Member

Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Haven't purchased leads, but have heard a lot of success stories from people who have.

Top
#422987 - 04/24/13 01:29 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Musa Opondo Offline
Member

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 210
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Millions
Just updating I tried realtor.com on a one month basis paid $550 for a side ad. Total waste of money 0 leads.


You should try Trulia, you get many leads and you can count on a few to close.Better than 0 leads.

Top
#423862 - 05/15/13 06:47 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
JasonAppleton Offline
Member

Registered: 03/27/13
Posts: 22
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
This is a very helpful thread as I'll be helping my wife market herself soon!

P.S. This 300 second limit on posting is a little steep.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >






Google Custom Forum Search

This Google Custom search may do a better job of searching the forums for some keywords than the old forum search does. The results do not include threads from the Asset Managers Forum however. To search that forum you will need to be actually in the Asset Managers Forum and you will need to use the old forum search below.
Search

Newest Members
Joeri, FranciscoJ, Capone007, SquareOneMiami, KJTopAgent
29652 Registered Users
Who's Online
1 registered (Daniel1234), 40 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box

(Views)Popular Topics
I MAKE 100 COLD CALLS EVERY DAY & LOVE IT! 28173991
No new orders today 13092726
Stupid MLS comments. 3269912
What do you know about Froy Candelario, top agent in USA 1183442
Stupid QC comments and BPO requirements. 1055566
New HUD Listing Brokers---Any Update? 1023755
Is there religious content in Buffini class? 818364
Let's talk about our cars 665759
Name that Flick. Great movie Lines. 600189
Pay it Forward - BPO/REO Tips & Tricks I & II 586986
Most common items found at an REO 568122
EML 459230
REOTRANS 437605
Main Street 415963
asset val seminar in colorado 405609
assist 2 sell or 1 percent realty? 338775
HOMONYMS - There, Their, and They're 304724
Evalonline 300066
Land America 285049
Mainstreet 261858
Featured Member
Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 104

How To Advertise Here


This site presented by RNC Internet Services