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Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I think they really aren't in the market to sell, but are curious of what they're house may be worth...

Feb 01, 2015 07:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cindy Davis - now that's an old trick which consumers are aware of. May be, they are afraid of sharing the information with you.

Provide them with some value - for example - an ad should be...

29 Tips to sell your home for more money! Click here for the report. 

Use mailchimp of JotForm etc - and of course, do send them the report.

Call me should you have any questions.

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Feb 01, 2015 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Because they think they're going to be business stalked and harassed.

Feb 01, 2015 09:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think that they dont want to be pesterd with return calls over and over. Many more will put in an email before a phone number

Feb 01, 2015 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
826,688
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Most already know what their home is worth, and they don't want realtors calling and emailing them. Too mamny spammers out there.

Feb 01, 2015 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They are afraid that agents will call them or knock on their door. I do not like to give my address or telephone number when I call companies to ask for information. 

Feb 01, 2015 09:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I like Praful Thakkar idea, and it helps differentiate you vs. all the other ads out there.  Also, ListingstoLeads is the place I was thinking about.

I think a lof to this is also that many are not ready to sell and may not be for many years.  Some may only want to know the value to decide whether to sell now or later.

Feb 01, 2015 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
3,854,157
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

They are afraid of a hard sell and being hounded by us.

Feb 01, 2015 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

They think you are going to MAKE them buy or sell.

Feb 01, 2015 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cindy,

They definitely feel harassed which is why they prefer the Zestimates. A

Feb 01, 2015 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I do not think it is just Realtor's.  We all know that once we give out one bit of information we then go directly into their system.  The consumer needs be at a very serious stage of their looking to feel comfortable committing the that.  mark

Feb 01, 2015 11:44 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Cindy, it can be hard to get information from people with this type of ad.  A lot of agents put out mailers and ads offering free home value estimates.  It can work in a geographic farm or center of influence where people already know you.  But with strangers, getting information can be a challenge. 

Feb 01, 2015 11:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Cindy Davis - That's a tough one.  Bad apple realtors have created a negative perception that's hard to overcome in an online ad.

If the ad is relatively inexpensive, keep running it and some nice consumers who authentically want to know the value of their home will emerge as the gems among the dirt.

If there's an option to write your ad in a way that says people who provide fake information need not click, that would be great.

Feb 01, 2015 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, Jill said it well.  And, they especially feel that if it's an online ad.

BTW, there is a site (I forget the name) that will automatically show their address.  I read about it on here - maybe a 6 months or a year ago.

Feb 01, 2015 10:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Afraid you will try to "Sell" them.

Sep 28, 2019 11:17 PM
Rainer
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

That happens.

Jun 12, 2018 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
854,815
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Cindy - I believe people are always interested in information, but that may be all they want. They don't want to provide their real email because they really do not want anyone to contact them/harass them/sell them, etc. They just want to check out how much their home is worth and do it anonymously.

Feb 03, 2015 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They think that we will somehow coerce them into doing business with us when they don't want to.

Feb 02, 2015 04:51 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cindy Davis since the answers are not in order - and this is the last comment, I've just replied to your question. Ad with Call-to-action.

Feb 01, 2015 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

For those of us who don't do that, how do we convey that we are different?

Feb 01, 2015 09:52 AM