Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Rainmaker
2,054,999
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

CLICK here to learn my opinion

Feb 28, 2017 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,215
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I think it works better to give information and then allow them to go to something else for more info than the click bait

Dec 09, 2017 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
947,191
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No clicking, no contact info, no interest . . . I am desensitized.
There are others like me.

Feb 28, 2017 02:13 PM
Ambassador
5,763,174
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How far?

Depends on the quality of the bait.

I went through the steps for one last week, just one screen and confirmation email though.

then after getting the bait, I sent an email to let them know that I did not appreciate the game and would not be dealing with a company that required this game.

Clearly the guy was sold on the process and did not understand why I would not enjoy playing this game that was working so well for him.

His address is now marked as spam in my throw away gmail account.

Feb 28, 2017 01:09 PM
Ambassador
2,609,568
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I get about two dozen DM tweets per day, and about 3 dozen emails per day, offering me something for free.   Delete without opening.

Feb 28, 2017 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,673,215
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I immediately cancel my visit to pages and sites when this occurs. I suspect this tactic comes more out of frustration with the noncommittal nature of web-surfers.

Feb 28, 2017 10:03 AM
Ambassador
3,162,790
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That kind of crap does not fly with me.  I'd have clicked off after the first hook.

Feb 28, 2017 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Not my type of lead generation. 

Feb 28, 2017 07:01 AM
Rainer
258,949
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I've seen this many times.  There's the upsell.  And if you do hit "X", then the discounted offer comes up.  Instead of Y for $20, because we've had a cancellation, we can offer it to you for $10.  But wait, there's more . . .

It's the old Ronco ads from TV on the internet.  :)

If I see this, I'm out unless it's something I really think I need.

Mar 01, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,346,981
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not a good fisherman, so no.

 

Mar 01, 2017 09:14 AM
Ambassador
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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!

Delete, delete, delete!  No click-throughs from me unless I know the person who is sending the email and they are recommending something that they love.  

Feb 28, 2017 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
929,776
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - If I didn't get where I wanted to be after the first click, I would be gone. This hitting submit, then getting to another page where you have to hit submit again does not work with me.

Feb 28, 2017 07:52 PM
Ambassador
3,987,010
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't require a phone number on my site but do require an email and name (they can make one up) to get the home searches. If I get the phone number it is a serious prospect.

Feb 28, 2017 03:55 PM
Rainer
504,892
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL !

I stopped by thanks for sharing

Feb 28, 2017 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,431,851
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I hear "Hooking" is the oldest profession... followed by divorce attorneys and realtors.

I've had one or two of those that I've seen.  I usually put in bogus info.  Give me my free cookie but don't harass me.

Feb 28, 2017 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
850,452
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I see it all too often.

Feb 28, 2017 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I have not seen that. So after initial registration they are required to give more information the more information they want to receive?

Feb 28, 2017 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 After the first click I would be history if I even got that far.

Feb 28, 2017 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not noticed any changes.

Feb 28, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Gimicks don't work for me...I stay with straight forward marketing

Feb 28, 2017 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,692,834
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything that requires too much interaction has me going the other way

Feb 28, 2017 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,768,176
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hooking sounds like fishing!  A

Feb 28, 2017 07:10 AM
Rainmaker
7,052,123
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is not my thing.

Feb 28, 2017 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no thank you....no for me....

Feb 28, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
946,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do hooks no matter what they are offering

This tactic is nothing new, been around  for years

Feb 28, 2017 06:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,361,634
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

I have not experienced the layers you describe in "hooking" but I do see many calls to action with "lawyer on" - name & email.

Feb 28, 2017 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael J. Perry nailed this one!

Mar 02, 2017 04:38 AM