Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never! Nor would I work for Redfin!

Feb 21, 2017 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if Z were the ONLY real estate office in the country, I would go back to teaching.... oh, wait, I'm 70...they won't hire me now...no I'd change professions and become certified as a personal trainer, after 39 years of real estate experience....  

Feb 21, 2017 01:25 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Fred, Z getting into brokerage business would a) be counter to everything they've ever said about NOT setting up brokerages and b) the death of any advertising fees from agents that didn't belong to their brand.  It's no different than here in the Rain, Ben knows he can't show favoritism to KW or all the non-KW agents would begin checking out.

Feb 21, 2017 04:45 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Zillow is too smart to do bricks and mortar real estate. There is no money in it.

Feb 21, 2017 03:37 PM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

So I could pay for leads on my own listings? Nope.

Feb 21, 2017 02:53 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Hell no, I won't go!

I do not believe that is in the cards but they did have a corporate 'pow wow' which I saw on FB. Like I was supposed to be impressed.

Feb 21, 2017 02:53 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Everything Z has done is counterproductive to a real estate agent. Why would they change? No commission split. You would have to pay them.

Feb 21, 2017 02:05 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No. I am very happy owning my own small company.

Feb 21, 2017 01:19 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

When donkeys fly, pigs get wings....

Feb 22, 2017 02:04 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Well sir I believe Lyn Sims hit this one out of the park.  Nothing else to say

Feb 21, 2017 04:19 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't think there is anything that could be said that would convince me that would be a good thing, for anyone.

Feb 21, 2017 04:14 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

They would have to pay me a $100,000.00 signing bonus for me to even think about it.

Feb 21, 2017 03:21 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

At this stage of my life, it would be off to the boats!

Feb 21, 2017 03:17 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not on your life!!!

Feb 21, 2017 03:15 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I am certain the right people will join them.  What I do know is that we don't fit that profile.  

Feb 21, 2017 02:07 PM
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Good question. No. I would open my own brokerage if I ever decided to leave C.B.

Feb 21, 2017 01:49 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I've never changed brokerages in my career, why change now?  No, I wouldn't. 

Feb 21, 2017 01:38 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

DO you know something we dont? I certainly hope they stay out of the business, they have made a big enough mess already.

Feb 21, 2017 01:27 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... I don't work "for" anyone... I hang my license with RE/MAX by choice, but as a full broker and being already incorporated I could totally go off on my own.

Feb 22, 2017 04:13 AM
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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

They won't be doing that. Not part of their business model.

Feb 21, 2017 10:26 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know plenty of good people who do work for Zillow.  I couldnt see myself working for them but for some folks it is a good solution.

Feb 21, 2017 09:22 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Never. I'm an independent office and I would never join a franchise.

Feb 21, 2017 08:30 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

They do not operate in our great nation at this time.

Feb 21, 2017 06:32 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sure Fred Griffin as long as they agreed with me on everything .

Feb 21, 2017 05:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No thanks. I am happy with my business model and where I am.

Feb 21, 2017 05:18 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a fan of Zillow so no.

 

Feb 21, 2017 03:25 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Anyone who is paying Zillow for leads is already working for them... they take are data repackage and then sell it back to us at a markup... clearly the NAR and local MLS are not working for us either

Feb 08, 2018 08:28 PM
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

What an interesting question. I never would have thought of it. If Zillow came out with a brick and mortar and an attractive commission split, I don't see how it would be any different than belonging to any other brokerage and then, I might consider it. It would have to make sense for me to move.

Mar 23, 2017 06:27 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

NO, NO, NO, and would retire first! 

Feb 23, 2017 10:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love my office.

Feb 23, 2017 05:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

no no no no never never no no never never no no

Feb 22, 2017 11:18 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

NO WAY

Feb 22, 2017 10:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Pleae don't give them the idea for this insanity!  I could just picture it now.  Agents using the zestimate to price homes or make offers.  Or funnier yet, having to explain why the number is wrong!

Feb 22, 2017 08:57 AM
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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

No.  Unless they paid me a salary.

Feb 22, 2017 07:08 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

How much are the going to pay?

If they are doing commission they can go fly a kite

Feb 22, 2017 06:59 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

it is coming

Feb 22, 2017 04:57 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Feb 22, 2017 04:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - a premier agent I am - for my clients.

Will I work for Zillow? It depends....

Feb 21, 2017 09:55 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I TOTALLY agree with Liz and Bill Spear!  Bill is spot-on!

Feb 21, 2017 08:55 PM
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John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

Nope!  Their business direction and mine are moving toward opposite places.

 

I do use them for marketing, but I don't like them.

Feb 21, 2017 07:04 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

We will see....

 

Feb 21, 2017 05:07 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No.  I don't like their business model as it relates to us as real estate professionals.

Feb 21, 2017 04:56 PM
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Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I would be surprised if this ever happened, but I don't think so.

Feb 21, 2017 04:33 PM