And Sal, you can call anytime and I will be glad to chat (no charge). 631-425-6150
Hands down, Homegain.com is the most beneficial, honest, well planned lead generating site out there.
The leads go out to everyone...you have the opportunity to submit a proposal to the prospective client who then chooses from the proposals with whom they wish to meet.
Create a strong proposal and be sure to "personalize" it with each response you give. I do a ton of business from Homegain every year and the more you do, the less the referral fee is.
If you wish to discuss further, feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call me at 631-425-6150...will be happy to "share."
Again, your observations are mistaken & without merit.
1. No information of any kind is required to see basic info on a home. If you want more free information, the site also requests information.
2. This site started as a "For Sale By Owner" (FSBO) site with lenders helping to bring buyers, sellers & real estate agents together. Some owners add their homes to the website & remove them when they are ready. Other FSBO homes are added daily once they list their homes across the country.
3. Sir, the foreclosures on this site are owned by the banks & for sale by real estate agents with new properties uploaded daily as they become available.
4. Our site has real estate agents who help buyers purchase foreclosures, short sales or any other home of their choice.
5. This business model does NOT have other advertising flashing around the screen. It is hosted by a licensed mortgage professional.
6. One personâ€™s marketing may be anotherâ€™s â€œgimmickâ€.
I don't know of another site that brings together only bank-owned properties, short sales & FSBOâ€™s under the umbrella on one website, without any advertising flashing at you. Itâ€™s obvious that this site is not for you, and that is fine with me, sir.
I see you changed your profile that had a zip code from NJ. You are now a home seller in Katonah, NY. I am sure you are using a real estate agent to sell your home. Good luck with your sale.
You can also subscribe to Yahoo Real Estate, As well as http://www.realtor.com.
Putting your open houses on Craigs list also helps, even when doing an Open House for someone else.
Have a great weekend.
I get quite a few direct inquiries (clients) via Active Rain...and referrals from agents I've networked with there. I have yet to hear of a pay system that really works.....but I'm always open to new ideas.
@ Patrick....I think you're right that the Thumbs Up are out of control here....but anyone can give those, not just the questioner. The questioner can only give the "Best Answer" award...ps, I just gave a Thumbs Up to you. :)
I can understand your concern of spammers - we are concerned as well as I describe below.
Sorry that you didn't find http://www.HomesByLender.com helpful to you, but there are 1,000's of others who have found it very helpful to them. HomesByLender.com pulls in all the foreclosures & short sales listed in your area onto this searchable site, and does not include the â€œregular listingâ€ which allows buyers to focus on solely on foreclosures and short sales.
Anyone, including you, David, may search & look for homes without registering. It's when you want more details about a home, which includes the contact information of the sellers, that your are required to register, but not for the reasons you assume. We have been victims of the spammers as well
Let me help shed some light on why we require registration to the site that might in the end, make sense to you...
You are correct in that there are many spammers out there & I can assure, that we are NOT in that category. HomesByLender.com is a national site with a local presence in most of the markets in the US. There are spammers out there who plundered through http://www.HomesByLender.com with their spamming robot operations.
To keep this from reoccurring, or at least make in harder for the spammers to get into the site using Internet Robots, we changed our voluntary registration system which allowed buyers to be alerted of new homes that came on the market that met their criteria, to which they can opt out of at anytime, plus allowed them to save homes to their "Favorites" folder within HomesByLender.com. We now require registration with the "type in the squiggly text" feature to eliminate the spammers & issue the user name & password to the buyer.
I hope you can now see why we have this the registration process.
I wish you all the best in finding your new home, David,
Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
Yes, go to http://www.HomesByLender.com to find your local website. Click on the "Real Estate Agent?" link on the left side of the page after you've had a chance to check out the site.
All the best,
Roswell Moore, CMPS
Certified Mortgage Planner
We are a Direct Lender, Mortgage Bank where we originate, process, underwrite and fund FHA, 203k, VA, USDA, Jumbo, Conventional, loans to Canadians & other Foreign Nationals, on time. NMLS ID 263779 | AZ BK 0903725