Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Obviously #2.

Nov 19, 2015 10:30 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just give me the cash....I'll put it to better use....

Nov 19, 2015 10:23 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

What is the quality of the leads?

If everyone or a lot of people subscribed to the service, how uniquely distinctive would your business be, especially if the other subscribers were in the same area?

Since this is not an exam question, I would probably need a lot of questions answered before rendering a decision.

If this was an exam, and no further info was to be forthcoming, I would go for 2.

Nov 19, 2015 10:34 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Neither.  I think it's more time and cost-effective to learn how to prospect - something that used to be one of the more important parts of our job.  But I guess it depends on what the second option really entails.

Nov 19, 2015 11:58 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Neither. Empty promises have little value.

Nov 19, 2015 11:07 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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#2 -- not sure consumers are denied much except clarity, and uncertain a 'killer app' exists for that.
#1 -- internet leads. Nuff said.
I will keep the money, Howie. No deal. ;)

Nov 19, 2015 10:55 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I'll go along with number 2, although I don't believe one exists.

Nov 19, 2015 10:24 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I would vote for door number 2

Nov 19, 2015 10:21 PM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Give me the $, I will send you leads.

Nov 19, 2015 11:31 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

#2

Nov 19, 2015 10:42 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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#2 would be my choice.

Nov 19, 2015 10:40 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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2

Nov 19, 2015 10:20 PM
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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

Are there any other choices?  

Nov 20, 2015 01:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Annette,

I am with Barbara Todaro .  A

Nov 20, 2015 12:48 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
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#2 is too vague. Just what are buyers and sellers denied? Or stated another way what is the service? I believe I get 3 or 4 calls for #2 everyweek. Without more data, I would have to go with #1. $1/lead is a pretty good price per lead.

Nov 20, 2015 12:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The lady or the tiger?   

 

Nov 20, 2015 12:40 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

#2 

Nov 19, 2015 10:52 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Nothing is better than getting new business from past clients and friends. Spend your money wisely by keeping in contact with people who know you, like you, and want to do business with you.

Nov 19, 2015 10:37 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

so what is the final question? option 2 or stay tuned? 

Nov 20, 2015 09:40 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Neither.

Nov 20, 2015 08:53 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Annette. Simple answer, it would be number 2.

Nov 20, 2015 06:44 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good Saturday morning Annette. I would choose number two as well.

Nov 20, 2015 05:23 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 #1 is definitely out.

I need to get more details on #2.

Nov 20, 2015 02:29 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I wouldn't choose any of them.  I would choose my past clients.  You get a better return on your investment. I don't pay for leads, or what they call leads.

Nov 20, 2015 01:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I believe I would go with #2 as that would have lasting effects. Internet leads are iffy.

Nov 20, 2015 10:37 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Probably neither. I have good systems in place and I don't pay for leads. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:58 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't think I'd go for any of the options. 

Nov 20, 2015 09:21 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Between the given choices.. #2

Nov 20, 2015 09:11 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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#2 sounds extremely vague.  I'd want to know more about it before choosing.  #1 could be worthwhile if the leads were spread out over 12 months and were a high quality.

Nov 20, 2015 08:08 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would rather put it towards what I am doiong now that works well

Nov 20, 2015 07:06 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Annette,
I don’t mean to be a cynic but I would need more information on #2.

Nov 20, 2015 06:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I think that most of us here have already chosen option 2.

 

Nov 20, 2015 06:33 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
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Annette - I am not a big fan of either option. I like what Roy Kelley had to say.

Nov 20, 2015 05:02 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Number 2 because I think Internet leads from any company are worthless

Nov 20, 2015 03:05 AM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

#2 - this seems like "give a man a fish and he eats for a day (500 leads), teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime (something valuable to potential clients" kind of question/answer

#2 will cost a lot more money because after development, you then have to spend time/money marketing whatever it is

Nov 20, 2015 01:07 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

2. $500 to subscribe to a service that WILL make your real estate business uniquely distinctive by empowering the buyer or seller to accomplish what they are currently denied, something you can REALLY market.

DO SHARE, DO SHARE!

Nov 20, 2015 12:47 AM
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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

#2 hands down... because that solves problems and problem solvers rule the world!   I'm speaking in the terms of "marketing world", of course... not the political world because that is ruled by a bunch of idiots.  

Nov 20, 2015 12:39 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't really get no 2; not real; would take cash and develop leads.

Nov 20, 2015 12:32 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I think I will choose option 2.

Nov 19, 2015 11:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

In a dream world I would vote for 2, in the real world I'm with Barbara Todaro!

Nov 19, 2015 11:22 PM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I would choose #2.  I prefer to market myself, spend my money exactly how I think it will help best serve my little PLLC.  Do we get to learn more about option #2?

Nov 19, 2015 11:17 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Annette my choice would be #2.  

Nov 19, 2015 11:09 PM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I would not choose either one of these ....If you start a proper follow up system you will have all the business you can handle!

Nov 21, 2015 10:56 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Look up the word plebiscite. You put out two equally bad choices and ask for a preference. 

Nov 20, 2015 10:28 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Update Nov 21, 2015 8 am

So far 40 responses received.

Of those 20 indicated that from the choices offered (1 or 2) they would choose number 2.

Also 20 indicated they would have NO interest in either for a variety of reasons most often rooted in a deep distrust that a new idea can exsit.

AND, several of those who shared such sentiments of distrust are marekting consultants. 

This series of question has proven to be incredibly exciting and confirmed many things but has presented a real challenge, an obstacle, that innovators must find a means to overcome.

It is my great hope that all of you will fully participate in the final question and mark your response as it applies to you.

Many thanks to each and every one of your for participating.

Best of success,
Annette

 

Nov 20, 2015 09:10 PM