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#423863 - 05/15/13 02:14 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: JasonAppleton]
Vermont Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7676
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
Originally Posted By: JasonAppleton
". . . P.S. This 300 second limit on posting is a little steep . . ."

That's merely 5 minutes.

But it's true; 5 minutes can feel like an eternity for some people who can only conceive of one fresh and inciteful idea per month.
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#423869 - 05/15/13 09:40 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Vermont]
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5 minute rule helps control spammers.
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#424149 - 05/23/13 09:04 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
iiaok Offline
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Registered: 05/22/13
Posts: 6
Loc: WI
I jumped in with three zip codes on Realtor.com and have had immediate success with them. 75% so far have been good leads. I'm working through to close on my first deal (700k property) in mid-June.

My success may be a bit different than most, but I'm satisfied thus far.

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#424156 - 05/23/13 10:37 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Vermont]
Malok Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Kentucky - in a barn!
Originally Posted By: Vermont
Originally Posted By: JasonAppleton
". . . P.S. This 300 second limit on posting is a little steep . . ."

That's merely 5 minutes.

But it's true; 5 minutes can feel like an eternity for some people who can only conceive of one fresh and inciteful idea per month.



Zing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

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#424225 - 05/24/13 07:40 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Malok]
Scintillion Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Originally Posted By: Malok
Originally Posted By: Vermont
Originally Posted By: JasonAppleton
". . . P.S. This 300 second limit on posting is a little steep . . ."

That's merely 5 minutes.

But it's true; 5 minutes can feel like an eternity for some people who can only conceive of one fresh and inciteful idea per month.



Zing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile


LOL! That is too funny. smile

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#426667 - 08/02/13 10:59 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Nashville Homes Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Nashville, TN
VERY BAD..you shouldnt have to pay for leads especially ones that are that COLD. if you want to develop a lead generation system/platform, do your homework. Seek professional assistance from other top tier agents around the globe and utilize their experience. There are so many ways to look a this, but in the time you will waste trying to cultivate leads that are already dead by the time you get them, you could have paid for a custom platform to suite your needs...#asktheexpert

PH

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#430535 - 11/26/13 03:57 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Nashville Homes]
hollyn Offline
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Registered: 11/26/13
Posts: 2
Loc: Illinois
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a top tier agent to share some of the ways to build a successful business and how to get thru the growing pains. I feel as though I need to hire someone who can do just all the leads stuff...don't have a clue on where to find that person. Very tired and very confused

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#430536 - 11/26/13 05:00 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Tyler Stipe Offline
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Registered: 11/26/13
Posts: 8
Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
How does that work, exactly?

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#430550 - 11/27/13 03:36 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: hollyn]
Nick Zara Offline
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Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 17
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Here's how the big guys do it:

- create a landing page - a single page with a form where you ask for the visitor's contact info and some basic info about the house they are looking to buy (nr. of baths, bedrooms, etc..). Once they fill out that form you will receive their information. Follow up with them by phone (or email: put them on an auto-responder and send them listings periodically)

- drive traffic to this landing page using Google Pay Per Click. Use targeted keywords such as "house for sale in [city]", "homes for sale in [city]".

What to expect: on average 70% fake leads (fake phone number, email). Concentrate on the rest (30%). It's a numbers game.


Edited by Nick Zara (11/27/13 03:38 AM)

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#430895 - 12/09/13 02:14 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Nick Zara]
BpoBill Offline
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Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 2304
Loc: US
Originally Posted By: Nick Zara
Here's how the big guys do it:

- create a landing page - a single page with a form where you ask for the visitor's contact info and some basic info about the house they are looking to buy (nr. of baths, bedrooms, etc..). Once they fill out that form you will receive their information. Follow up with them by phone (or email: put them on an auto-responder and send them listings periodically)

- drive traffic to this landing page using Google Pay Per Click. Use targeted keywords such as "house for sale in [city]", "homes for sale in [city]".

What to expect: on average 70% fake leads (fake phone number, email). Concentrate on the rest (30%). It's a numbers game.



sigh... Just give up please.

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#430970 - 12/11/13 06:25 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Nick Zara]
ALJ Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 4
Loc: CA
Nick that sounds like a great idea to get a landing page and get visitors contact information for leads. Nick, who do you recommend hiring for my landing page for real estate leads? I appreciate your idea.

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#431269 - 12/26/13 11:38 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Vanesha Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 4
Loc: florida,U.S.
its good idea as it really give good leads as result ,and if you earn that amount that you have invested than what is wrong on that.

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#431337 - 12/31/13 04:37 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
Nashville Homes Offline
Member

Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 113
Loc: Nashville, TN
I'm getting about 15+ local leads via my website a month, but the conversion rate has been awful! Any suggestions?

Currently, they are unresponsive to calls and emails. frown I'm starting to think it is somehow operator error?

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#431375 - 01/01/14 05:02 PM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Nashville Homes]
ATXluxury Offline
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Registered: 12/07/11
Posts: 13
Loc: TX
[quote=Nashville Homes]I'm getting about 15+ local leads via my website a month, but the conversion rate has been awful! Any suggestions?

Currently, they are unresponsive to calls and emails. :( I'm starting to think it is somehow operator error? [/quote]

15 leads per month is not going to be enough to measure from. You could theoretically go a year (180 leads) without closing anything, but then the next year you could close 5 from that same amount of leads due to variance.

Statistically, one would do well to close 2% of leads in the long run (12+ months), short term results with only 15 leads per month means nothing. Make sure you make a phone number required. I don't care how good of a drip campaign you have (including certain idx and lead capture providers that have "intuitive" drip campaigns based on browsing history), I would rather have 100 leads with phone numbers than 500 without.

At the end of the day, if you are concerned with converting internet leads, you should invest some money in PPC and/or SEO to get your number of leads up. You have a great site, you just need to drive traffic to it!

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#431575 - 01/08/14 06:41 AM Re: Paying for leads from Realtor.com? [Re: Millions]
gregfielding Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/12/11
Posts: 3
Loc: California
I think too many of us pay for garbage leads from these sites, just so we can feel like we're working while we try and quality and convert them. I've had far more success blogging than advertising.

This article hits the nail on the head http://bloggingunlocked.com/blogs/news/10922153-the-crappy-internet-lead-vortex-of-death

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