Trulia Agents: In regards online Trulia leads, Do you get more responses by replying to prospects from your Trulia account or personal e-mail address?

Asked by Connie Fitzgerald, Lexington Park, MD Sun Mar 3, 2013

What other methods do you find works: Phone Calls? Personal Texts, etc.

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Scott Miller, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Mar 3, 2013
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Hi Connie,

Be very careful when you're responding from your own email, as many of these so-called leads are just idiots looking to put you on their SPAM list, nothing more.

This doesn't mean we're not getting excellent leads from Trulia, we are.....BUT, always check the phone number left via Google and see what comes up. You can try this with their email, too, if it's not disguised.

GOOD LUCK.

Scott Miller
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Carla Pennin…, Agent, Georgetown, TX
Tue Mar 5, 2013
I reply from the Trulia site, but the next interaction is then from my personal email and to theirs.
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Alissa Spears, Agent, Rockport, TX
Mon Mar 4, 2013
My best conversion rate is from replying right away from my Trulia leads on my iphone, like within 15 minutes of getting them...good luck!
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Yanoska Diaz, Agent, Miami, FL
Mon Mar 4, 2013
In the short 60 days I have been active on Trulia, I have found that serious leads call you rather than send an email. I would like to know if it has worked the same for you Scott.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Sun Mar 3, 2013
I usually use the Trulia to avoid getting spam emails but have found that the best contact is by phone is they've provided a phone number. Either way the faster the response the better the chance you'll succeed. Despite what Tim states below, last year about 25% of my buyers came from online marketing and about 33% of my listings generated from my online exposure.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Sun Mar 3, 2013
To be honest the leads I have gotten from Trulia ahve all been totally worthless and I have replied both in email and through the trulia account. 90% never reply back after I answer or send them the listing they asked about. Maybe others have good luck, but most leads gotten here are no better than trowing a dart at names in the phone book. I know they say it only takes one good one, but I would still be waiting for that one after almost 2 years. Luckily I like answering the questions.
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I am glad you like answering questions Tim. This is very helpful. I hope better luck comes your way :)
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Scott Miller, Agent, Boca Raton, FL
Sun Mar 3, 2013
I'd like to get 100 agents here to drop a short note to Connie in order to convince her to put her AMAZING "Step by Step Success in Real Estate" seminar in writing so we can all buy it. I think 100 agents would be enough to show her we're serious.

Without going into particulars, I learned more from Connie in 15 minutes on the phone than I have from 7 years of time-wasting meetings, seminars and bogus snake-oil salesmen trying to separate agents from their gelt.

Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know in real estate.....

Thanks again.

Scott Miller
Realty Associates
Boca Raton, Miami Beach, FL
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Connie Fitzg…, Agent, Lexington Park, MD
Sun Mar 3, 2013
Thanks for all of the feedback! It's very helpful :)
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