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Rainmaker
1,145,445
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I feel brokerages need to have a marketing department generate internet leads and distribute. Coldwell Banker blocks Z listing and gave their listing a source for showing.  C21 has a lead router. Unfortunately, the owner kept to their own family or golden boys.

So brokers want agents to pay them $40 technology. 6-8% franchise and a split to generate own leads. No way Jose!

Mar 06, 2016 11:54 PM
Ambassador
4,542,211
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No. Ydel has tried to get me to join for some time now. Have not found anyone who says it works

Mar 06, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainer
468,273
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I've tried lead producers in the past when I was in the private mortgage business and found most of them outdated, duplicates or unqualified.  I don't think they are worth the money they charge so I do it the old fashioned way now.  I do targeted marketing and good ol' face to face contact.  It's more my style and has given me better results. 

Mar 06, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
878,411
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You bet.

All lead generation sites work, they however do not work for everyone.

The services to which you refer would be rarely identified as lead generation services, but do have a lead generation component.

The one that will work for you is the one to which you make a full commitment.

As others have and will share, it takes only a short time to realize a full commitment means seeing this is something you can do for yourself and keep your money in your pocket.

Here's the deal. If your business is not structured to harvest 'internet' leads, such is not a good option. Most real estate businesses are structured to engage the prospect through a value proposition. This allows the agent to manage their business and apply responsible response times. 

You need to know which business structure you have then respond accordingly.

Example, TP has an extensive library of letter and drip campaign intended for marketing use. This option IS NOT internet leads but is direct response marketing. Direct response marketing, done consistently is what you must give serious thought. Facebook ads and inbound marketing is where you need to end up.

Mar 06, 2016 09:50 PM
Rainmaker
4,123,684
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do not use any of these!

Mar 06, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,348
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Yodle called us for the first time yesterday. Hadn't heard of them prior to that. They are not real estate specific, so we won't be using them. (And that's not the only reason.)

Oct 18, 2016 02:39 PM
Rainer
318,413
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Thought TP was a CRM? I did get involved with realtor . com  finally got away!  For some these work for me I would rather put my $$ somewhere else.  Yodel constantly calls I have not tried them. Good luck!

Mar 07, 2016 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
595,369
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Christopher,
On the one hand I would say it might work if you really work it. I’m talking responding to potential leads in seconds, not minutes or hours.

 

On the other hand, don’t you think if those sites really worked we would all be using them, and we don’t. 

Mar 07, 2016 08:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

no I have not, and am not likely to ever do so.

 

Mar 07, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
814,732
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not tried those; did HouseValues briefly and it was disappointing.

Mar 07, 2016 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
292,535
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I do not consider Top Producer a lead generation site . They are more a contact management site . Lead generators are Realtor.com , Zillow, Trulia and others . Some sell you zip codes while others charge referral fees.

Mar 06, 2016 11:49 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,077
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have never...I have always produced my own leads with my marketing and now I do that for those for whom I market..... 

Mar 06, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
6,499,544
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for many years.

Mar 06, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 06, 2016 10:22 PM
Ambassador
1,573,505
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not me.  

Mar 06, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
3,966,232
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer prospecting.  I know that works.

Mar 06, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Save your money, become an active member of ActiveRain & you will learn many tips on lead generation w/o spending buckets of $$$

Mar 06, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Mar 06, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
80,253
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I have not used one of these sites.  I may try it one day.

Mar 06, 2016 09:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,393,738
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Like all parts of the business it is what you put in what you will get out.

 

Mar 06, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Mar 06, 2016 08:08 PM
Ambassador
3,705,915
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No

Mar 06, 2016 07:43 PM
Rainer
140,360
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Christopher Smith 

Yodel and Top Producer are not Lead Generation sites. 

Mar 06, 2016 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
863,451
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

 Welcome to the rain.  There will be a variety of comments here about those sites. You need to do what works for you. But stay focused on what ever your goals might be.  I don't have experience with either of those products. 

Mar 06, 2016 07:31 PM