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Rainmaker
1,361,818
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Ken Jones and I are on the same wavelength, phone numbers are often fake unless the interest is real.

Dec 15, 2016 06:54 PM
Ambassador
3,722,232
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

A lead from Daisy Duck with a fake number isn't even a lead.  

Dec 15, 2016 05:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,538,879
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I upvoted Ken Jones - this is the way I operate.  I used market Leader which forced sign up after 2-3 times.  Most info was bogus and some profain. So I customize everything now. If I can't contact them either with an email or phone number, it isn't a lead. 

Dec 15, 2016 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
869,141
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Not sure what is defined as a lead. However, using my definition:

Note:  email is the only required field. (this is important)

83% are w/o number

21% have fictitious names and no number.

11% with numbers that are bogus

The STOP EVERYTHING AND CALL flag is the telephone number ADDED some time past initial sign-up.

 

Dec 15, 2016 04:20 AM
Ambassador
5,213,048
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Far too many

Dec 15, 2016 08:48 PM
Ambassador
2,545,974
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

A lot of them... or the phone number is bogus.

Dec 15, 2016 08:22 PM
Ambassador
4,091,130
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

On the sites that I require a phone number, 100% - 15% of them are bogus though.  So, net-net- 85% can be reached by phone!

Dec 15, 2016 07:50 PM
Ambassador
3,986,518
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Only about 20% have phone numbers and if they give me one, they get a call.

Dec 15, 2016 03:04 PM
Ambassador
4,312,167
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - about 60%!

Dec 15, 2016 02:50 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

About 1/2

Dec 15, 2016 01:57 PM
Rainmaker
541,868
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

Unfortunately most of them.  I just recently started requiring it on my website when registering.  I figure I will see a drop-off in registrations, but the leads will be higher quality.

Dec 15, 2016 01:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,435
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many.

Dec 15, 2016 12:44 PM
Ambassador
947,617
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Yesterday I got one 555-555-5555. My question is are the numbers that are listed are they real. 

Dec 15, 2016 11:49 AM
Rainer
2,335
Alisa Smith
REMAX Advantage - Jonesboro, GA
Listing Agent - Buyers Agent

About 65% of my Internet leads do not include a phone number.

Dec 15, 2016 11:47 AM
Ambassador
2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Most of mine do have a phone number. 

Dec 15, 2016 11:44 AM
Ambassador
3,001,561
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Most do include a phone number.  I got a contact request last weekend. Phone number was missing a digit. I emailed and they immediately provided the full number. It was just an after midnight request and I suspect the person was tired and just missed a number. 

Dec 15, 2016 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I force the phone number request, though I do get some bogus numbers, but surprisingly few.

Dec 15, 2016 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
864,258
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

All my marketing includes my Name, photo, phone number, email and CABRE#

Dec 15, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,665
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

our listing leads have a phone number plus a home address and an email address.... some provide details about the home....

Dec 15, 2016 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
527,060
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Not many anymore.  We require a phone number for those registering on our website. Sometimes, however, they are bogus.

Dec 15, 2016 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
519,701
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

I don't track useless data but i do put every lead into mls updates even if they look bogus. I put 'bugsy' in there a couple of years ago, no last name and no phone number. I will be showing him houses in the $350K range next week. Somtimes they are not bogus and it only takes a couple of minutes to set them up.

You can't judge a lead by it's looks. Oh, and bugsy does have a real name, which I now know, but his nickname is bugsy.

Dec 15, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,837,420
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say 50% but they have email address.

 

Dec 15, 2016 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
2,013,870
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Too Many

Dec 15, 2016 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,177,511
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Most. I get maybe 5%-10% with numbers. However then it's the opposite of course off my TEXT for most Info signs on my listings. Nature of the beast you're working with I suppose. Its only 12% of my business so I give it the effort but my main focus is my database.

Dec 15, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Less than half.

Dec 15, 2016 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
6,368,524
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I no longer work internet leads.

Dec 15, 2016 06:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,172
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The better question to be asked is how many internet leads give the correct telephone number.

Dec 15, 2016 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,297,332
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would say at least half

Dec 15, 2016 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,602,965
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

If there's no phone number...it's not a lead for us ~

Dec 15, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
906,823
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

A very large percent - much more than do.

HOWEVER, those do not and contact me levels the field quite a bit

Dec 15, 2016 05:21 AM
Rainmaker
4,020,513
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The vast majority!

Dec 15, 2016 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,697,494
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Every one I think. It might be mandatory with the email address.

Dec 15, 2016 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Dec 15, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,907,328
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Probably 90%.

Dec 15, 2016 04:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,735,567
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

50%, and those who do enter one, some are phony.

Dec 17, 2016 12:24 PM