For other agents, what is the most effective online tool for generating leads?

Asked by asdiabz, Oxnard Shores, Oxnard, CA Fri Dec 19, 2008

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James & Step…, Agent, NASHVILLE, TN
Sat Dec 20, 2008
IDX on your website is absolutely crucial. You must choose a provider who allows potential clients to save listings under their own profile and password. I've had great luck with IDXPro a division of iHouseWeb.
Google pay-per-click advertising is great too, but only if you are in a smaller market or have a targeted niche. For instance I look for buyers in the urban loft market in Nashville.
I provide great content on my website. Combined with IDX, e-newsletters, and pay-per-click, I average 35-42 inquiries/registrations per month. They don't always give their full contact info, but usually at least an e-mail address that I can add to my e-newsletter.
Facebook and Myspace are also great ways to keep your name in front of people who already know you.
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David, , La Jolla, CA
Fri Dec 19, 2008
Your website is your online business card and should be treated as such. Although I love trulia, it has not once given me a solid lead, so congrats to the agent that said she got one.

Often, with idx and your mls is your listing are fed into a data feed that is eventually distributed to all the major search engine portals like trulia, realtor.com etc...

If you are looking for an effective "tool", visit http://www.postandsend.com
Web Reference:  http://www.postandsend.com
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asdiabz, , Oxnard Shores, Oxnard, CA
Fri Dec 19, 2008
Thank you! This is my first time on trulia and I'm going to take full advantage of this site. Its also good to see other KW agents come to my help!
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Barry Shapiro, Agent, Camarillo, CA
Fri Dec 19, 2008
Your website should be the most effective tool. Some agents have had very good results with sites such as Trulia and Active Rain.
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Debbie Renna…, Agent, Rochester, NY
Fri Dec 19, 2008
Hi Todd.. the answer to your question is RIGHT HERE>>> TRULIA.COM
Web Reference:  http://debbiesellsny.com
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