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908,361
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!

Jan 28, 2021 10:26 AM
Rainer
123,127
Ken Jones
Kenneth J. Jones, Inc. - Rahway, NJ
Commercial Real Estate Broker & Appraiser

Hey, Jerry Strusowski Generate Leads - Stop Buying Them

Buying leads puts others in control of your business. Read or listen ...

Jan 28, 2021 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. Take care with your marketing budget.

Jan 28, 2021 10:02 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Z answer is no.

Jan 28, 2021 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It's not likely you'll get much encouragement for buying any kinds of leads from seasoned ActiveRain members.  We are of the mind that if you spent that time and money generating your own leads the short term AND long term results are a far better return on your money.

Jan 28, 2021 09:07 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Z-no, not a good idea.

Jan 28, 2021 11:42 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, I stay very busy generating and following up with my own leads.

Jan 28, 2021 11:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jerry,

We would not recommend it.  A

Jan 28, 2021 10:37 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If you purchase leads, be prepared for two realities:

1. Most of the leads that you purchase will be a waste of time.

2. You can be successful only with regimented and relentless follow up and commitment of the time to do the follow up.

Jan 28, 2021 12:25 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have not, Jerry Strusowski .  I think it may be different from one area to another and the program that you paid for.   I heard that some bigger real estate team in my area purchased the entire zip code (or two, or three) for a large amount of money.  Then they distribute it to all their agents and that it works for them.  Let me know what you find out, I would be interested to hear about it.

Jan 28, 2021 11:45 AM
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Jerry Strusowski
BHHS Fox and Roach Realtors - Landenberg, PA
Realtor licensed in PA, DE and MD

Thank you to all who responded!

Jan 28, 2021 11:37 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

May as well burn hundred dollar bills for heat

Jan 28, 2021 03:38 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Jerry Strusowski - I have not - have never paid for leads - I get my own organically.   

Jan 28, 2021 02:24 PM
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823,068
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I have some ocean front property for sale in Arizona I'll sell cheap! If you buy that, I'll throw the Golden Gate in FREE!

Jan 28, 2021 01:51 PM
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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

To quote a great author Mimi Foster RUN, FORREST, RUN!!!

You'll get more out driving down the freeway in a convertible with an open bucket of cash and watching the pretty bills fly...if you like wasting money.

Jan 29, 2021 05:01 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! has this one well addressed!

Jan 29, 2021 04:39 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, no, no... I don't spend money with Zillow. You realize, don't you, that they are now your competitors?

Jan 29, 2021 04:27 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

There’s always someone who will charge your credit card . Beware it could be the Hotel California !!!

Jan 29, 2021 09:46 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You know they are trying to put us out of business right?

Jan 29, 2021 06:26 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I do not buy leads and now that they act as a broker in our state why would I spend money with them?

Jan 29, 2021 05:15 AM