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Rainmaker
4,067,224
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have heard of it but no experience.  Theories can be a dime a dozen and generally worth less.   

Aug 15, 2016 11:08 PM
Rainer
4,045
Collette McDonald
Collette McDonald & Associates - Atlanta, GA
Residential Real Estate
We've been with Smartzip for over 2 years now. The 1st 6 months we were slow to get leads, but after that we've had a pretty steady stream of leads that have converted to sales. Perhaps they just needed to see the monthly postcard/letter to become familiar with our team before reaching out to us. Also the fact that our display ads pop up on sites when they search their area (we've personally seen our own ads on CNN and other websites when we were searching online for other things), again reinforces our name/brand by repetition in that zip code. 
 
We've actively followed up on our top 20% via calls and emails to those who have received our cards & logged on to get their home price or opened the email drip. Watching who's opening up what email, website, etc. on the back-end & contacting them based on that info is great for creating that line of communication in order to get the prospect to open up on their needs without feeling like it's a cold call. That has been our most successful way of converting them to clients/sales.
Nov 14, 2016 08:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,986
Sue Mravik
Keller Williams Realty - Onalaska, WI
Moving You To A Better Place!

I am currently using it and have been working with them for 3 months.  I have listed and sold a property right out of the gate with this and have others in the pipeline.   My second property from this goes on the market tomorrow. It is like anything else, you need to "work it".  It is a waste of money if you do not follow-up with the leads.  I am working this in a very small WI town and it is going very well for me!

Aug 22, 2016 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,381,823
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've seen a webinar on this last year, the concept is great and some of their search strategies were ones I've implemented manually.  I'm looking into something like this now, but with another provider I'm already using for something else.  Not slick like this at all, but I'm already paying for the data.

Aug 16, 2016 04:27 AM
Rainmaker
795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Not familiar with it, but would love a crystal ball that would tell me when someone is ready to sell!

Aug 16, 2016 04:23 AM
Rainer
66,028
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

I'm not familiar with this product, but I know Realtors who put stock in the type of analytics that examine average amoutn of time people live in a home in a neighborhood and track down those that are approaching a predictive listing period. Obviously an imperfect science, you can't guess how long a stranger will live somewhere. But over an entire population of people there are some cool analytical strategies out there. 

Aug 16, 2016 01:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,149,634
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Have you spoken the AR friends? SMART ZIP reviews

Aug 16, 2016 01:41 AM
Ambassador
3,038,966
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not. I echo what Michael Jacobs said. 

Aug 16, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,537,933
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

I have a client who felt it was expensive, and also useful.  It did generate a bit of business for him.  A

Aug 16, 2016 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
916,573
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nope - no xp with it sorry

Aug 15, 2016 09:20 PM
Rainer
3,192
Rob Lane
Rob Lane - Vallejo, CA
I love tech.

I enjoyed the thread and talking to some of you. Here is the article I wrote on the dangers of avoiding tech. 

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5262307/why-hating-technology-may-be-the-biggest-mistake-agents-make-

Aug 17, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainer
573
SKIP CLEM
RE/MAX NORTHWEST REALTORS - Spring, TX

My experience has been dont waste your money. Been on program since August 2017 and absolute zero to show for the $890 per month. If you have questions I can be reached at skipclem@gmail.com

Mar 27, 2018 01:37 PM
Rainer
4,003
Leslie Goulden
Windermere Kirkland Central - Kirkland, WA

They are the Worse Lead Generation ---EVER!!!!  They do not deliver what they promise and the hide behind their"no cancellation policy"  RUN!

Mar 14, 2018 09:17 AM
Rainer
300,251
Sheri & Abraham "Abe" Aruch
Tom Crimmins Realty - Staten Island, NY
Skilled Professionalism with a Personal Touch

We started using it about a month ago. Wanted a program that is driven by analytics. We'll keep you posted on our progress.

#statenisland

Nov 20, 2016 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
349,202
BethAnn Long
RE/MAX Inland Empire - Spokane, WA
Realtor, CRS, e-PRO, Spokane Wa Real Estate

I just went through their presentation to get the info. I would love to hear from agents that use this service!

Oct 28, 2016 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
544,792
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I just signed a contract with Smartzip. I will try to report back when I have more experience with it.

I am shifting to a new market area and it looks like a powerful tool to help me get listings in that new market area where I live.

Oct 14, 2016 11:38 AM
Ambassador
5,367,901
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think they sponsored a contest here not that long ago, I am sure there are a few posts on this.

Aug 16, 2016 10:27 AM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would like to see how well that works in my extremely rural area. No I haven't heard of this. 

Aug 16, 2016 10:09 AM
Rainer
318,813
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I've seen the ads  -  never talked to them.  

Aug 16, 2016 09:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I spoke to them at length a couple of years ago and decided that it wasn't for me.

Aug 16, 2016 07:18 AM
Ambassador
2,565,111
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I wouldn't invest a lot of money in it.  Sounds too much like a crap shoot.

Aug 16, 2016 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,348
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We used them for a year. No listings.

Pros-Turn key mailings that you really don't have to worry about. You can even approve them in advance. Potential sellers can check the value of their home and you are notified when they do.

Cons-It still takes time and dedication on your part to follow up.

This year they made some changes too that I didn't like. If you are serious about considering this lead generation tool, give me a call and we can chat about it! 720.530.5554

Aug 16, 2016 02:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,717,554
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It seems like an interesting system as I've delved into it about a month ago. Pretty pricy for their guesswork.

Reminds me of how a Zestimate started - doesn't have to be accurate does it?

Aug 16, 2016 01:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,979,353
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

New one to me, will have to check it out

 

Aug 16, 2016 01:52 AM
Ambassador
4,561,560
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No experience with it and haven't heard of anyone who has used it successfully. Sounds like a way for someone else to make a lot of money

Aug 16, 2016 12:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,411
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

every home will sell soon if it's priced right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 16, 2016 12:19 AM
Ambassador
1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have not had any experience with this service.

Aug 16, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,177,168
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No..no experience with it.

Aug 15, 2016 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
4,168,544
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Really? Never hears of it!

Aug 15, 2016 11:02 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,683
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Aug 15, 2016 10:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,005,689
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No; however, there are many that feature predictive analytics.

Aug 15, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
6,556,199
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Aug 15, 2016 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,988,128
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I did not get any clients from it - Part of it is not having the systems in place to capitalize on the leads I got - 

Aug 15, 2016 09:48 PM
Rainer
231,919
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Nope, can't say I do

Aug 15, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with that service.

Aug 15, 2016 09:35 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...

Aug 15, 2016 09:05 PM