I got a call from them while on vacation. Their sales rep explained that they charge $ 54.95 per valid lead. I would get credit for invalid leads. I signed up for 5 per month and told him I wanted to get no more than one per week - because payment is due within 72 hours of getting the lead. I didn't want a bunch of charges to roll up on me very early in the relationship. He said no problem.
Upon returning from vacation I looked on Active Rain and found lots of negative feedback on them. I e-mailed to tell them I wanted out. They told me I'm in for for their 30 day cancellation period.
In the first 2 days they hit me with 5 leads, in two weeks I've been billed for SEVEN leads when I asked for a maximum of FIVE per month! That's $ 384.65 in two weeks!
They've made no attempt to honor their sales rep's representations, their only replies have said that I owe within 72 hours for any leads sent. Absolutely no recogniton of the fact that their rep agreed to the one per week, 5 per month that was agreed to on the phone.
Reply Inc., or Reply Real Estate as they go by uses misrepresentation and deception. Avoid them. It will not be a good experience.
Join groups, volunteer, get involved in the community, host regular events and do not be afraid to ask for business, or remind people what you do by showing excitement and enthusiasm.
Gain knowledge of more than just selling a home and share that information with your clients and friends with a regular newsletter of useful information. Become the one your clients and friends come to for information, or resources.
Let people know that you love what you do. I look at what I do as a full time job that I love.
Bust of luck to you!
Reply Real Estate, expensive and all they do is get web users to fill out a form requesting an agent, these leads have NOT worked for me.
HomeGain, has a program called Buyers Link, it sets you up with a landing page to your web site and they attract home buyers through there ability to rank on first page with search engines. This program is not very expensive and does result in some good prospects.
LeadToRealty, very similar to Reply Real Estate in that they are expensive but they claim they call the potential leads to verify their interest. I don't believe they call every potential prospect but the leads have worked for me.
Keller Williams Realty
Central Valley, NY
I have been researching Reply.com a bit on Google, Trulia and active rain, this afternoon. They do not seem to have a major real estate site themselves, at least not under the banner reply.com. I think they are buying their leads wholesale from other websites and brokering them out to agents and other lead buyers.
I see one reference to Reply.com down below. I am wondering if anyone else has had either good, mixed, or bad results form using their service?
I invited them to check out my internet presence to verify my CA DRE # 00881401. But they just weren't able to send me leads on faith. But they thought that I should place my faith in their promise to not charge my credit card for rejected leads.
A side note: I have an easy to remember phone number, that is used by lots of businesses including the social security administration. My number is often given to lead capture companies as a ruse by web surfing registrants who do not want to give out their own (real) number. So they give out a number they think is made up. (But it is actually real - mine). When a lead generating company gets a hot lead, it sells it to everyone.
Whenever my number is given out by a bogus registrant I get many calls within a few hours of the fake registration. I wonder if each agent gets charged $55 by the lead capture company.
The BEST lead generation I have ever had - Trulia.com.
Trulia.com , at no cost, provided results first. Later they offered premium services.
More to the point, go to http://bloodhoundblog.com and study there.