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Erica Texada…, Real Estate Pro in 76065

How many agents are having success with the seller lead ads?

Asked by Erica Texada 214.680.4566, 76065 Wed Aug 6, 2014

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Interesting question.
If you were offered a cool drink of water from a sneaker recently removed from the foot of a marathon participate, what would be your impression of the cool drink of water?

Your question, regarding seller leads is regarding a website whose entire existence is based on public deception! Do you expect cool refreshing water when the source is misdirection and deception?

Internet leads, by their basic DNA are nothing but vapors to drain the energy and life from those deceived into chasing them. Do you expect to be refreshed by vapors?

If our expectations are correct, knowing you must not drink the sneaker water, and that chasing vapors is really a stupid idea, you will create an effective means to sort the dead bones from the fresh water. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you are not yet properly prepared for 'Trulia Seller Lead' ads.

Your results will ALWAYS be better if you create a VALUE position that sellers in your town will respond to.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2014
If people start agent hunting online, I don't see how they can be captured as a lead. They'll just snoop around. Read reviews and blog posts. That's why so many agents here suggest those things. Eventually they'll just call someone. I think that the seller lead thing is phantom promise. Listings are the name of the game right now so lead providers are manufacturing something that doesn't exist and selling it to people that will pay money just for "hope".

If you want seller listings, the best thing you can do is get on the phones and/or start knocking on doors. I've done phone prospecting for four days this week and have found 6 seller leads. I'll find some more tomorrow. In fact, it's rare that I have a day where I DON'T find at least ONE seller lead anymore. The most difficult part is nursing them along now until the people are really ready to list.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2014
Right Annette. I mean, buyer leads can come about naturally on a site like this because their search for information naturally leads them to fill out inquiry forms. The seller's natural process is very different and doesn't lead itself well to submitting inquiry forms.
Flag Sun Aug 10, 2014
Brian, I love that...."...lead provider are manufacturing something that doesn't exist and selling it...'

And agents keep buying.
Flag Fri Aug 8, 2014
Seller leads...which site can truly claim they're a success at generating them?

When Trulia called me to discuss this new Seller program, my first question was: Is this program designed to generate ONLY solid Sellers leads? The answer was: NO.

If you are a VIP here on Trulia and reside in a large metropolitan area then you know how many hot air leads I receive on a daily basis.

If I get them for free, why would I pay for them?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2014
I am very interested in this new service, I have had some success with the lead generator, but most of my business is now coming from referral. The first 18 months was pure mike ferry, that is a great way to start a base of business.... But it's tough, hard work, and diisaplane... But it works
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I think it is not worth it Erica. Do your own social media on all the platforms like Facebook, Twitter, answering questions here on Trulia and blogging and Google+ and you will get more bang for your buck.
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I just paid yesterday so I will see. I did call other agents in my zip code to see what they thought. Some did not know they were showing up on the ads. One said the same thing Nicole said below.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2014
I have never found a paid lead service that is worth anything at all. There is no magic bullet.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2014
If you're paying for something and not receiving what you were promised, you should call your credit card company immediately and charge back all debits made against your account. If you are paying your hard-earned CASH, then you need to be receiving leads!!!!

Scott Miller
Realty Associates
Boca Raton, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2014
I receive enough leads; however, most of them are not true "seller" leads. I have had a number of people that just want to know the current market value of their home (which Trulia gives them). I have also had people that looking at purchasing a certain home or in a certain area, and want to know the value. I even had one that told me he was just showing a friend how cool Trulia was!

That being said, I do have several legitimate leads that I am working through. It is very much hit or miss, but you hold out for that one great "hit".

What I do is check the property ownership (through MLS) before responding, so I can get a sense of whether they are an owner, or a potential buyer. I then tailor my response based on this -

My contract is up in September, and I have not decided whether or not to renew. While I have not actually gotten a listing, I have about 2-3 potential listings, which would make the investment worth it.

Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2014
I honestly have had a number of leads as well... Many are not good, But some are and those make it very good for me... again, No lead service is 100 percent.... But if you work all of them... You may find this to be an ok value. Just my humble opinion.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2014
I purchased seller lead ads for a particular zip code several months ago. I have had over a dozen leads pop in, but none of those leads has chosen to make a connection after my warm, reasonable, inviting replies. Suffice it to say I won't be renewing...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2014
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