Paul Savola  Real Estate SEO, Real Estate SEO Expert | Real Estate Leads (Paul Savola Internet Marketing )

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I have taken online classes in past but prefer live classes.  ActiveRain has offered a variety of free classes in past.  See ActiveRain University under Resources tab on upper right.

Aug 05, 2016 05:08 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Have not, will not.   Way too much free stuff on the Internet.

Aug 05, 2016 04:51 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I pay for the best courses. I learned SEO from some of the best in the business and have paid up to $2,000 for a course. I am a certified digital marketing funnel expert - certified through Ryan Deiss and Digital Marketing Labs. I am currently getting certified as a Conversion strategist through LeadPages convertu. I am a Jeff Walker alumni of many years with Profit Launch Formula. One of the best courses I ever took was Lisa Sasavich's Speek To Sell course. All of them are premium products and all are online. I have taken some lower end courses but the value typically was not there. Katerina 

Aug 05, 2016 11:36 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would and have.... Nestor & Katerina Gasset (katerina's) SEO to the TOP and now Fast Track SEO to the TOP..... the woman soars with the eagles.... 

Aug 05, 2016 05:54 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It depends on the course content and length of time. I've taken a number of 1-hours CRS webinars on marketing and related topics that were excellent (some free, ssome $25). But I really enjoy live classes

Aug 05, 2016 09:37 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Barbara Todaro is right..it doesn't get any better than Nestor & Katerina Gasset !!!

Aug 05, 2016 08:15 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Like Mary Yonkers I prefer live.  We do study many of these things daily through the various feeds are subscribed to from Wharton to Harvard.  And one of our good friends is an SEO/SEM expert.  He was president of one the largest associations.  A

Aug 05, 2016 07:45 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No to any of those mentioned. I could learn just as much right here on AR.

Aug 05, 2016 06:46 AM
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Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

I think you mean would you pay for a course about online marketing, right?  And not a course that's available only "online." 

One of the reasons that I joined Intero Real Estate here in Calif, is because we are given so many free classes as part of our membership. We have four fantastic courses on online marketing--Facebook, LinkedIn, Online Lead Generation and Marketing Online--as well as other courses, but these are fabulous because I learn, first-hand, how Realtors use the various sources to make themselves known in the business.  One of the Realtors who hosts two of the courses regularly generates two listings a month from LinkedIn alone.   Being internet and online savvy often takes surmounting age-related concerns (for lack of  a better word) and donning a true social media mindset.   It's fascinating.

I haven't paid for any of these courses, they are part of the fees I pay to the broker, but if there were similar courses available, I would certainly recommend them.

Aug 05, 2016 06:18 AM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

I paid for one a couple of years ago about video SEO that was helpful as we were creating a couple of hundred videos that year to coincide with subdivision articles for communities in my market.  I also signed up for an infographic webinar that same year (less helpful as we were already doing what they talking about) and I was annoyed by the upsell at the end.

If there was something I wanted to implement and I trusted the source I might pay again. I am not normally risk averse. ;-)

 

 

 

Aug 05, 2016 05:56 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Plenty of free options on-line. Not my favorite method of learning so I wouldn't pay.

Aug 05, 2016 05:15 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There are some good free materials out there, Hootsuite has an entire "University" program covering the basics of social media and marketing to it.  I have some tech skills (ok a Master's Degree in Comp Sci and 15 years in the trenches) so I can generally tell the snake oil salesmen from the legit companies.

 

Personally, I have very limited desire to go all "gung-ho" on most of these topics at this time.  If I did, I'd start out with the free courses to get a feel for my level of comfort and knowledge and then go for paid providers to fine-tune and fill in the knowledge gaps.

Aug 07, 2016 04:20 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I signed up for NAR's EPro designation class and thought it was a complete waste of time.  But I think it was more about the poor quality of the course than the fact that it was on-line.

Aug 05, 2016 12:46 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes snd yes. Not for lead generation though.

Aug 05, 2016 12:34 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes and I have.

Aug 05, 2016 12:05 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

No, everything I've seen offered through paid courses I've found for free, and more often than not, the paid courses I have seen are not worth the money.

Aug 05, 2016 06:02 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Go to graduate business school for former class.

Aug 05, 2016 05:54 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 have and I would, selectively.

Aug 07, 2016 08:50 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have taken many courses/classes online and some have been on marketing or SEO and yes I have paid for them.

Aug 06, 2016 12:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If I ever run out of free stuff I may consider it.

Aug 06, 2016 05:58 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Only a few that I paid for. 50/50 on there worth!

Aug 05, 2016 11:45 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Depends on the price....and yes

Aug 05, 2016 10:35 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have taken online courses for license renewal.

Aug 05, 2016 09:13 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Aug 05, 2016 09:05 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No and No...

Aug 05, 2016 08:24 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have done some online marketing classes at our board office but not online.

Aug 05, 2016 11:19 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I prefer live classes to online and if I take an online class, it would be a free one. AR is a great resource with tons of good information and a lot to learn.

 

Aug 05, 2016 11:14 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

There is a lot of free info online on these topics.

Aug 05, 2016 09:58 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes I have and I won't ever do it again.  There is enough online to learn what the so-called "guru's" charge a lot of money for. 

Aug 05, 2016 09:47 AM