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Roni Chasin, Agent, Short Hills, NJ
Mon Jan 14, 2013
Don't throw your money down the toilet like I did! Beware of any company hat makes you send a certified check in 3 days. I do not get leads in "my market area" but rather all over the state. I have gotten 3 leads in almost 6 months.
I am very disappointed and $5000 poorer.
12 votes
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Tue Oct 6, 2015
Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Thu Jun 7, 2012
Michael,
When engaging ANY company from which you are obtaining leads, you absolutely need to know how those leads are generated.

I saw the video of one of these calls to a FSBO. The owner state 4 times in the conversation. "I'm not going to list!" yet an appointment was made and counted as a lead. Now, here's the rub.

Some agents will consider this a good lead and allows them to bring their A-game and persuade the owner.

Other agents will consider the verbal rejection the entire story.

An important question to answer for yourself:
"if you were able to bring your 'A-game' why do you need to pay someone to call FSBOS from the same list you have access to?"

Coaching systems involve accountability. Accountability imposes responsibility/ Responsibility fosters implementation. Implementation generates activity. Activity creates 'A-game' opportunities. If your professional environment is lacking the accountability element, then the coaching may prove the best value in regards to elevating your business, while the leads are simply the training ground leading to growth.

As in all systems like this, it will be exactly what you make of it. As you have noted, some succeed. Some fail. What is the variable?

Best of success with your decision.
Annette
9 votes
Don't Waste your Money like I did... I've submitted lists from the Landvoice (another waste) unless you are in a larger market and list is huge.. The so few leads received would have taken so much time to convert - I could of knocked on a door or went to a networking event for better results and saved $5000. - Both of them and Landvoice & Ftizgerald were useless to me.. and I'm a producer.. so it's not the lack of effort or skill on my side.
Flag Thu Jun 16, 2016
it offended me when he said "if you don't have confidence in your ability to sign the lead...." when my objection was $5k AND a 20% referral fee
Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015
Beautiful response. I just got a call from these people at Fitzgerald Coaching and the telemarketer became vicious with me when I told her I knew of her company and their reviews. She WAS HORRID and asked me if I believed everything on the internet and if all my negative reviews were deserved... I told her my reviews are flawless, and she said, "So if I called all your expired listings, no one would tell me how unhappy they were with you that you didn't sell their house?" She became nasty and vicious and I'm sure this is the way they try to bully their way in with sellers. Is this really who you want reaching out to your potential clients? I know NOT!!!!
Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015
Annette, as usual you have some fascinating insight.
Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012
Erwin & McCa…, Agent, Bedford, NH
Mon Dec 22, 2014
My goal of commenting on Fitzgerald Coaching is to save other agents from wasting their money! Just to let you know about myself I sold 50 homes last year with a part-time virtual assistant so I wasn't looking for this to be a "magic pill" (those who have used Fitzgerald Coaching will be familiar with the quote). However, I was looking to leverage my time and thought this was a good option. I did my research, asked for references from FC and spoke with the referenced agents (now I wonder how much of kick back they get). I thought it didn't work for other agents because they were lazy and didn't provide numbers for FC to call. My VA has been sending FC lists twice a month with hundreds of numbers for the past 4 months junk is all I've gotten (8 leads total most didn't want me to call. The FC rep called them "leads" but they weren't). Frustrated I decide to hop back on the phone last month and call the same list. Well low and behold I've got 4 listings and 6 good leads from calling the same list. I've thought about asking FC if they'd like to pay me $5,000 to train there reps :) The silver lining is they motivated me to get off my butt and start making calls. Thank you FC and I hope that I just saved another agent $5,000. Now pick up the phone and start making your own calls!!
6 votes
The better business bureau of NY has tons of complaints on Fitzgerald Coaching and their Rating is an F. The BBB told me to go to the Attorney Generals web site and file a complaint.. http://www.ag,ny.gov ... If enough are sent, they will take action. I think it should be an obligation by all who were burned to file a complaint with the AG.
Flag Wed May 18, 2016
Nice! Bob. F is a waste and does not do what they state! I had the same experience.
Flag Thu Apr 7, 2016
Greg McCarthy, I agree completely with you --- Since I was already paying Landvoice a large amount of money, I should just pick up the phone and call myself for those appointments. Yep, lost $5k with Fitzgerald.
Flag Thu Feb 18, 2016
rosylaw03, Home Buyer, Los Angeles, CA
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Thank you all, because of your respond make me decide NO to join the Fitgerald coaching.
5 votes
Angelo Iacuz…, Both Buyer And Seller, Rochester, NY
Tue Feb 19, 2013
If you can handle more listings, they guarantee more listings. In black and white Fitzgerald's company is obligated to prospect for you until the completion of your package. No not all appointments will list, and no not all listings will sell, but they replace that listing for free. They get pair on the sales also the back end referral fee is still several percentage points lower that the industry standard referral fee, so list one sell one and you have made your up front costs back with profit. their website has thier contact information I suggest you give them a call if you feel "Duped"

http://fitzgeraldprospecting.com
5 votes
Duped is not the word, ripped off is the word. It is not an honest company. They use name calling as a strategy. They do not fulfill their contract, and are ok with the negative press and bad rating with the BBB. There are enough agents out their sending them money, they can continue to be a dishonest company. Don't be one of them.
Flag Fri Apr 7, 2017
I have been calling them 8-12 times after they recently contracted with me.
So far, They are not returning my calls or emails.

They are also not giving me appointments. Any Suggestions? I am a fair and honest person and expect to be treated the same way.
Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015
I have called them and they have no obligations . They cashed my check and did not return calls for 2 1/2 weeks. The BINGO when I asked for a refund Cheri Washburn herself called immediately . Fell short of refund and now will sue to get my money .
HORRID EXPERIENCE !!!
Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014
I have called them and they have no obligations . They cashed my check and did not return calls for 2 1/2 weeks. The BINGO when I asked for a refund Cheri Washburn herself called immediately . Fell short of refund and now will sue to get my money .
HORRID EXPERIENCE !!!
Flag Mon Sep 8, 2014
I was prospected by them and I thought -wow they are so peristent to get my business- that must translate into their prospecting to get me business. So-I hired them. The worst 5K I ever spent.They not only did not call for me as they promised on a regular basis but when they did make calls- the few leads they sent were not good leads. Sometimes the prospects would say to me - I told them I wasnt interested. I actualy found that I "lost" time with the few BAD leads they sent. The people they hire are basically minimum wage operators who they trained on the Ferry scripts. If this is their formula-and you want to try it out- hire someone at minimum wage in your area- give them the Ferry scripts and have them do this JUST for YOU. They do not refund and when I told Bob Fitzgerald that I would have to report to my company team leader who had been asking me about them (just like you!)WELL-here is the sickest part: Bob Fitzgerald wrote this to me: (this is an actual quote from an email from him to me) " I can call every seller you have, find those that don't like your service and post that all over the web."
Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013
I would get a hold of their client rep Jeremy, always attentive
Flag Mon Mar 25, 2013
I DID try to call and was referred to Bob himself who after repeated phones calls and emails to him, NEVER returned my requests to contact me. Once they get your money, you are on your own. Also, they made several promises about personal coaching time with Bob and other top trainers on a monthly basis...never got that either. The program is a scam as far as I am concerned.
Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013
Joe Collins…, Agent, Chelan, WA
Wed Oct 30, 2013
I hate to admit that I contracted with this company to help with getting listing in my market. I have been with them for almost 1 year now and have received 0 appointments from Fitzgerald Coaching.. This is actually a two tiered system. Not only do you have to sign a contract with Fitzgerald Coaching, but also with a secondary company to track the expired listings in your market. This has been a disaster. With few exceptions, all I get from the secondary company is that there are no leads that week. This has been the worst waste of marketing dollars I have ever spent. I would recommend no one use this company. Joe Collins
4 votes
Thank you for posting I am being approached by them now and will say no.
Flag Mon Jul 6, 2015
Jeffery Sklar, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Sep 9, 2013
This same company just called me recently trying to get me to sign up. I thought the prices were ridiculously high. Also, why pay someone to call expired listings for you? Just grab the phone and reach out. Much better way to do business.

Thank you,

Jeffrey Sklar
4 votes
Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Sun Dec 9, 2012
Truthfully, I second what Joan said in regard to emphasizing the importance of expanding your sphere of influence, and staying in touch with past clients (assuming you already have some!! :) )

Annette's points are also well taken, as no matter who you pay to teach you something - what class or what guru you turn to - - it all comes down to YOUR implemetation and consistancy with using that new-found knowledge.

There is no magic wand to make a (successful) career happen..........come up with a business plan, and stick to it.
4 votes
I'm a real estate prospector setting up appointments with seller so you can go there and get the listings. i promise minimum 1 listing every day.. guaranteed


Contact me if you want to boost up your performance..

Zee.hassan16@yahoo.com
Skype: Zee_hassan
Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015
i'm a telemarketer working with real estate agents from nine (09) years those agents who are working with me are very happy because they are getting appointment every single day and the are converting those appointments in to listing... we have data of all expired and FSBO from all over the states and we can get appointments from your desire location... I'm trained and experience person for every kind of real estate.. Contact me if you want to boost up your performance..

Zee.hassan16@yahoo.com
Skype: Zee_hassan
Flag Tue Sep 23, 2014
Don Boyle Te…, Agent, Sewickley, PA
Mon Feb 23, 2015
Big scam, don't do it. I filed a complaint with the local magistrate, they didn't show but I was awarded by default. They haven't paid and I never will. I'm in for a class action lawsuit against them.
3 votes
I'm looking for agents to join with me in a class action lawsuit. Let's do this... Don have you made headway?
Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016
Who is doing the class action lawsuit? They ripped me off too. I'd like to find out more to see if I can join the suit.
Flag Wed Jan 27, 2016
Is there a class action suit yet I'm on my 3rd and final month of contract a got 3 leads 1st one listed 2nd canceled appointment 3rd said he never talked to anybody about listing home. looks like I out $4500.
Flag Tue Jul 7, 2015
Please let me know how I can sue or join in a class action lawsuit against them. I would really appreciate it. 559.801.8684 lindainan@guarantee.com Linda Inan
Flag Wed May 6, 2015
Joseph Onello, Agent, Temecula, CA
Thu Jan 29, 2015
Don't do it! Excuses excuses from the start once we signed up! They promised us 12-16 listing appointments per month and we got 10 total in 3 months. We are looking at starting a class action lawsuit against them due to breach of contract.
3 votes
I got scammed for 10k! It has been 4.5 months and not one single appointment!!! I am game for a class action suit! These guys are crooks! Jonathan 661.917.0342
Flag Sat Aug 20, 2016
Joseph - I am also interested in a class action lawsuit. Have you been able to get this off the ground? I'll do whatever I can to help.
Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015
I am in! You can reach me at ildiko@princeton-realestate.com 415-923-7628
Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015
I would join as well. You can contact me at tonya@tonyapeek.com. This company should not be in business.
Flag Mon Jul 20, 2015
I would like to join in filing a lawsuit against this fraudulent company. Please call/email me with information on how to do so. I'd really appreciate it. 559.801.8684 lindainan@guarantee.com Thank you
Flag Wed May 6, 2015
yes I would like to join your class action lawsuit
Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015
Lori Aho, Agent, New Mexico, NM
Thu Mar 26, 2015
I have also been scammed. I am an older agent who thought it would be wonderful to write a check for $4500 and get 12 leads per month for three months. Now I feel like a total idiot for not looking on the internet to see that this is a big crock, They say they are coaching you by telling you to join several services--land, homes, etc. and you have to spend more money each month to have them look through expired listings, expired land listings and fsbos. Of course then you have to upload all of your multiple listings for six months, Another thing is that the state is divided into four areas and our town (88220) is not one of those four areas but just a small part and I am sure they would send me leads from towns miles away. I would like to find the best way to warn other agents not to believe a word they say. If I would even get 12 listings from them I would be thrilled but so far I have received nothing and they will just say it is because I did not join all of these services like the redx, landvoice.com and vulcan7.com. They probably get a kickback from them for sending agents to join their site. Please help me to do everything I can to warn other agents
2 votes
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015
Oh so true...
Flag Fri Jul 17, 2015
Its a real shame a company does this to agents.
Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015
Christopher…, Agent, Virginia Beach, VA
Tue Mar 17, 2015
This company is a JOKE!! They will constantly call you and harass you to join. Even after you have told them numerous times to remove you from their calling lists, they still call. I keep getting the same call from the same gentleman. The telephone number they call from is (585) 348-9446.
2 votes
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015
Paul Brackley, Agent, Mandeville, LA
Fri Oct 17, 2014
They've been calling me off and on for the past several months. I asked a few associates who kept asking the same questions. How are they promising you anything if they don't provide quality leads that become sales? How can you justify giving a company 5k for 10 guaranteed sales that aren't guaranteed?

Simple answer: I can't.

The BBB has a F rating for them with a warning that they don't refund the agents that sign up for this program. http://www.bbb.org/buffalo/Business-Reviews/coaching-busines… for more info.

No thanks, I'll create my own opportunities and hopefully others don't fall into this trap.
2 votes
John Cremer, Agent, Grandville, MI
Sat Sep 13, 2014
I haven't looked at this thread in over a year so just an update... Just a heads up I paid $10,000 to Fitzgerald Coaching in 2012 and was promised 25 listing sales. To date I have not ever had a listing come of the appointments, but Fitzgerald coaching does actually make the calls if give them the numbers and names to call every 2 weeks or you don't make the calling schedule. So I subscribed to the $900 a year service that helps gather these names and numbers, paid my assistant to send that in every 2 weeks (missed a few times) and when appointments were booked, I just found that I would be better off just calling myself as they were virtually unqualified leads and the last "ready to list" house I got there and the guy tells me that he "in no way" was planning to list with anyone. So I called Fitzgerald and said I didn't think this was working. Haven't heard anything since, but I guess the $10K is theirs.
2 votes
Matt Keough, Agent, Wilmington, DE
Wed Nov 6, 2013
I received a call from a telemarketer first thing this morning.
"Bob Fritzgerald is expanding into your area and would like to give you FIRST SHOT at all new leads, if you want the business, please call 585-381-4173".

First thing I did was check out Trulia & AR to see if there was any posts/feedback.

I am very glad I did find this post.

This is a great site for all aspects of Real Estate.

Thanks saved me a lot of time and frustration.
Take care!
2 votes
They called me about a year ago then turned me over to their used car sales style guy Jeremy. They want cash up front, no credit cards. That raised my red flag so I googled them. Found hundreds of complaints of people paying then not getting. He also was in Florida (which is where all these scammers base from) and then moved on. Jeremy called me back to get my payment/agreement told him what I had found out. He got really angry. Told me that I was "stupid" for not doing it and that I was making a "big mistake" slammed the phone down/hung up. Haven't heard from them since until this week. Now they are calling again, 3x now in 2 days. I haven't returned the call, but will to tell her to take me off her list.

This is a scam like the Chris Curry TV thing. He sends emails, sells you webinars, his package, sold the "we will setup appointments for you" and then they did nothing. Then they charged my credit card $97 a month and I liked to never got them to stop. They finally did, but problems
Flag Wed May 14, 2014
John Cremer, Agent, Grandville, MI
Tue Aug 13, 2013
I was the one that originally posted the question, I believe, and decided to give them a go...I have actually been working with Fitzgerald now for almost 8-9 months I believe, and they pretty consistently do schedule appointments for me. Mainly FSBO's as there just are not a lot of expireds in this area right now. So I can definitely say they are getting the job done and are always reachable.
2 votes
I haven't looked at this thread in over a year so just an update...I couldn't remember if I posted this question, but it appears I was only a contributor. Just a heads up I paid $10,000 to Fitzgerald Coaching in 2012 and was promised 25 sales. To date I have not ever had a listing come of the appointments, but Fitzgerald coaching does actually make the calls, but you have to give them the numbers and names to call every 2 weeks or you don't make the list. So I subscribed to the $900 a year service that helps gather these names and numbers, had an assistant send that in every 2 weeks most of the time, and when appointments were booked, I just found that I would be better off just calling myself as they were virtually unqualified leads and the last "ready to list" house I got there and the guy tells me that he "in no way" was planning to list with anyone. So I called Fitzgerald and said I didn't think this was working. Haven't heard anything since, but I guess the $10K is gone.
Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014
not only weren't you the first person to post this question (Michael was - look at the TOP of the page), you didn't even leave an open response to it.....all you did was reply to 1 person that you have found this program "helpful". Are they paying you to say that?
Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013
Edward D. To…, Agent, Auburn, WA
Wed Jun 19, 2013
If they got an A from BBB and high marks from agents I still would not pay thousands.
2 votes
Michael Cons…, Agent, North Andover, MA
Wed May 22, 2013
Can I assume you didn't sign up? I just got a call from them. I said I'm not comfortable paying up front for leads, but would pay a higher referral fee on the back end when it closes, if they were interested.
Thanks for asking the initial question and thanks to all who answered.
2 votes
Mardelli Real…, Agent, Pasadena, CA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
I was recently contemplating this as well Mike...
2 votes
If I had the chance, I would NOT do it over again. I think there are much better ways to spend $5000. I do not consider it a good investment in my time or money.
Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013
John Cremer, Agent, Grandville, MI
Wed Aug 8, 2012
I just got a call from a gal named Kathy Murtha from the "Elite Listing Service" with Bob Fitzgerald, supposedly with the Mike Ferry Organization. All sounds great. Would do all of the prospecting for me and everything! As I follow Reagan's motto of "Trust but Verify" I called the Mike Ferry Organization to verify they are legitimate, and they said to "run for your life!" This is not a legitimate business and that is too bad...sounded like a great gig. I guess not many agents call them to find out what the scoop is, so the agents are out a lot of money every time.
2 votes
What the heck John? You have so many posts on this thread:
1. They consistently spit out listing appointments, it's going great
2. I haven't had one appointment, guess the $10K is theirs
3. I called Ferry and they said run!
Flag Fri Jan 27, 2017
I feel ol Mike would be biased. I believe Mr Fitzgerald was one of his coaches before starting his own business. In my opinion Mike ferry is a piece of work as well.
Flag Mon Dec 8, 2014
Thomas Bohlm…, Agent, Rolesville, NC
Fri Jun 8, 2012
What is wrong with calling or knocking on the door of FSBOs yourself?
2 votes
Jake and Ste…, Agent, Surfside, CA
Tue May 17, 2016
I have a signed 1 page agreement with them and I recorded the call. Will that help any of you? Maybe it's time to bring a class action suit.. .....find some hungry young attorney to do it pro bono?
1 vote
I am getting ready to sue them if anyone wants to join in. That is why I am on this page. GEtting lots of ammo.

Shelly
Flag Mon Oct 31, 2016
I am all for that, please contact me and I will do whatever I can to bring this suit against them or we can flood the NYC attorney general with complaints until they listen to us.
Flag Mon Jul 18, 2016
Rita Boswell, Agent, Worthington, OH
Thu Oct 22, 2015
I'm kicking myself that I didn't google these people before I did anything. I was very resistant and they were persistent. I told them I did not have $5000 to give them and was not interested. They said they would be happy to reduce it to $3000 and I could pay $1500 now then another $1500 in a month and they would promise me 6 listings. They even gave me other KW agents to call for testimonials. I called one and he told me that they did a great job. I have sent them long lists to call - old expireds, new expireds and FSBO. I don't think they are calling any of them because I'm getting nothing. I got 3 bad leads. I'm sick to my stomach! Flushed hard earned money down the toilet. Sounds like I'm not going to get my money back unless I waste valuable time and sue them and that still won't get my money. If anything I would like to find a way to prevent this from happening to anyone else. Next time I will do my due diligence and research anyone who wants a big chunk of my money.
1 vote
Elizabeth Ol…, Agent, Napa, CA
Wed Sep 2, 2015
Steer clear!! They do not deliver what is promised. They do not return email or phone calls.
1 vote
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Mon Oct 5, 2015
Mike Spillane, Agent, Exton, PA
Fri Jul 17, 2015
I found that Bob Fitzgerald and his team are very attentive until they get your money. The promised leads were not delivered, and the guarantee of a refund if they did not deliver as promised was not honored. I have left messages, texted, emailed, sent letters from an attorney, all to no avail. The man is not honorable and does not tell the truth. I'll be happy to share the facts with anyone who needs more info.
1 vote
If you are serious about getting at least 20-25 Listing Appointments per month, With 0$ DOWN-PAYMENT and at a fraction of cost what you are paying right now or might have paid and that too after utilizing the satisfactory services, we can give you the most hassle-free solution.
Contact us for a free consultation and get started today.

Yahoo: prospectingmails@yahoo. com
Google & G+: prospectingmatters@gmail. com
Twitter:@ProspectingM
Linked In: Prospecting Matters
Skype: Prospecting Matters

(Please do mention your Name, Contact No., Email and Skype ID/Google Voice with the best call back time for any sort of inquiries in the mail.)
Flag Mon Oct 5, 2015
They have been blowing my phone up all week. Until I read this I was ready to use them. Can you give me some more details of your experience please? Thank you.
Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015
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Thu Jun 4, 2015
I was contacted in Feburary of 2015 by VIP Propecting which is affiliated with Keller Williams Heritage Realy the Bob Fitzgerald Coaching, Inc located at :

1160 Pittsford-Victor Road Building A Pittsford, NY 14534

Jennifer Lesperance the VIP Prospecting Director of Sales called me on the phone and described her professional marketing and calling real estate client services her company she works for offers. Her company firm is VIP Prospecting Inc.

The way Jennifer described it is they will call For Sale By Owners and your Farm and targeted areas that you would like them to call for real estate expired listings and for sale by owners. Jennifer stated their firm VIP Prospecting Inc. will minimually book 12 confirmed appointments a month for their clients. You must commit and pay for a 3 month minimum with a cashiers check prior to them starting your contract. I read the contract carefully, it stated exactly what Jennifer Lesperance stated, they will book you minimually 12 confirmed appointments a month for 3 months. I sign the contract sent them $4,500 in a form of a cashiers check and I began my program on March of 2015.



The month of March I the firm booked 10 confirmed appointments.

The month of April the month Confirmed 2 appointments

The month of May VIP Prospecting confirmed 0 appointments.

This is a total of 12 appointments the firms booked for me in 3 months for $4,500 dollars up front. Their contract guaranteed me 36 confirmed appointments not 12.



I contacted Jeremy Hermann and his staff on multiple occasions. Jeremey assured me he would make the leads up to me.

I never heard back from them since my call with Jeremy Hermann. I called and emaild them at least 30 times in the 3 month period.



If any realtor is considering Bob Fitzgerald Coaching or VIP Prospecting, Inc. be extremely careful. It is a real shame that firms like this can get away with this type of business practice. They are complete fraud and very dishonest.

I would never ever recommend someone get taken advantage of like I did. Feel free to email me before you consider signing up with them.



I am an extremely honest realtor and I can not even believe I feel for their complete dishonest sales pitch!
1 vote
Well you can get appointment through cold calling and get listing if you are good in communication skill you can utilize cold calling because your telemarketer or cold caller will be generating good appointments he will let you talk with sellers at their places every day and you can get listing easily.. I'm doing cold calling for different real estate agents for almost 09 years and couple of months so i can give you clear picture how POSITIVE response you can get via cold calling..

Contact me if you need Experience cold caller.

zee.hassan16@yahoo.com

i can assist you to get amazing data for FSBO,Expired,Foreclosure,and Neighborhood.

And i can give you guaranteed one appointment that's minimum


And i don't charge upfront i'll get you business then i will charge
Flag Sat Jun 13, 2015
The Murray G…, Agent, Mission Viejo, CA
Thu Apr 2, 2015
Sadly, I just fell for this. I signed up March 10, 2015 and not a single lead to date. I have been on the phone with Shana, the Client Manager and Cheri the President. After all their babble about what the company does, they say that I have to talk to Bob Fitzgerald, the owner about cancellation. Of course it can only be through email and he "away and wont' be checking his emails till next week." Right. I will file with small claims.
1 vote
Hey Thomas, did you ever filed an small claims? Were you successful? I am thinking of filing also but dont want to get some feedback before actually doing it. Please let me know. I can be reached at georgeWchestnut@gmail.com. I am agent also in Mission Viejo. Thanks
Flag Mon Jan 30, 2017
Hey Thomas, did you ever filed an small claims? Were you successful? I am thinking of filing also but dont want to get some feedback before actually doing it. Please let me know. I can be reached at georgeWchestnut@gmail.com. I am also in Mission Viejo. Thanks
Flag Mon Jan 30, 2017
I was contacted in Feburary of 2015 by VIP Propecting which is affiliated with Keller Williams Heritage Realy the Bob Fitzgerald Coaching, Inc located at :

1160 Pittsford-Victor Road Building A Pittsford, NY 14534

Jennifer Lesperance the VIP Prospecting Director of Sales called me on the phone and described her professional marketing and calling real estate client services her company she works for offers. Her company firm is VIP Prospecting Inc.

The way Jennifer described it is they will call For Sale By Owners and your Farm and targeted areas that you would like them to call for real estate expired listings and for sale by owners. Jennifer stated their firm VIP Prospecting Inc. will minimually book 12 confirmed appointments a month for their clients. You must commit and pay for a 3 month minimum with a cashiers check prior to them starting your contract. I read the contract carefully, it stated exactly what Jennifer Lesperance stated, they will book you minimually 12 confirmed appointments a month for 3 months. I sign the contract sent them $4,500 in a form of a cashiers check and I began my program on March of 2015.



The month of March I the firm booked 10 confirmed appointments.

The month of April the month Confirmed 2 appointments

The month of May VIP Prospecting confirmed 0 appointments.

This is a total of 12 appointments the firms booked for me in 3 months for $4,500 dollars up front. Their contract guaranteed me 36 confirmed appointments not 12.



I contacted Jeremy Hermann and his staff on multiple occasions. Jeremey assured me he would make the leads up to me.

I never heard back from them since my call with Jeremy Hermann. I called and emaild them at least 30 times in the 3 month period.



If any realtor is considering Bob Fitzgerald Coaching or VIP Prospecting, Inc. be extremely careful. It is a real shame that firms like this can get away with this type of business practice. They are complete fraud and very dishonest.

I would never ever recommend someone get taken advantage of like I did. Feel free to email me before you consider signing up with them.



I am an extremely honest realtor and I can not even believe I feel for their complete dishonest sales pitch!

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Flag Thu Jun 4, 2015
Jeff Tomlins…, Agent, Clearfield, UT
Fri Feb 13, 2015
I was contacted by Fitzgerald guys and talked to a couple of "Happy Clients" who said they liked the results, but I was very concerned that the only way to pay these guys was to send a check which sent up a Red Flag for me. So, I did some research on found several complaints with the BBB and others then I found this site, and I am glad I did. No check to Fitzgerald team...
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Heeran Workm…, Agent, Omaha, NE
Sat Jan 24, 2015
Horrible service!!! I gave them $7,000 over 3 years ago and at first I had one or two appointments a month when they told me upfront it would be 2 or 3 a week with guaranteed 19 closings. I haven't gotten an appointment in months. I called them 3 times and of course it always goes to messages and finally a person emailed me to set up a phone call. She didn't call. I emailed her to see what happened and gave me a lame excuse about having phone system problems. She said she would call in a bit and of course she never called.
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Dallin Nelson, Agent, American Fork, UT
Thu Sep 25, 2014
THINK TWICE!!

This sounds great on the surface, but you can construct your own system that would be more efficient and much more effective!

Feedback from potential clients that were set up through Fitzgerald Coaching included:
1- It "sounded" annoyingly like a call center - it was.
2- The scheduler did NOT listen to the seller who said they would NOT want to list with an agent.
3- They were pushy in trying to get an appointment.

The leads they provide you are purchased first by you and sent to them to call. They are poor at best in creating honest leads for you to work.

Any feedback to Fitzgerald fell on deaf ears! When I asked for a refund after completing my side of the bargain - they pulled some "fine print" excuse that did not exist and they have not called, emailed back or responded to any request for correspondence for 4 months. I still work to get leads to them for them to schedule, but they have probably "fired" me for not working the system right.

Let my failure to follow my gut save you the time and wasted effort. Hire someone to call if you think you need Fitzgerald Coaching - you'll do 200% better.

Best,
Dallin Nelson
Realtor, Utah for 14 years
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Anne Shearman, Agent, Madison, NJ
Mon Sep 8, 2014
I have called them and they have no obligations . They cashed my check and did not return calls for 2 1/2 weeks. Then BINGO when I asked for a refund Cheri Washburn herself called immediately . Fell short of refund and now will have to sue to get my money . DON"T BELIEVE THESE TELEMARKETERS !

HORRID EXPERIENCE !!!
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Mario R Barr…, Agent, Chicago, IL
Tue Sep 2, 2014
Thank you all! Your feedback made me decide NOT to join the Prospectingworks.com program.
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Anne Shearman, Agent, Madison, NJ
Fri Aug 15, 2014
I will let you know as I am going thru the system to receive what they term as a virtual assistant.At present , Check is cashed and have not received a call to verify BIO , receive call lists,define territory. However, prior to them receiving the check , I heard from them daily .
Strange ; will update next week.
Best . Anne Shearman CB , Madison, NJ
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Gina Francis, Agent, Orlando, FL
Wed Aug 13, 2014
They just called me and the guy was very rude when I told him I was not interested. I will post this on facebook so agents know what kind of tactics they use. He essentially said I was stupid for not being interested in their service AND hung up on me.
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Wisdom Real…, Agent, Denver, CO
Fri May 23, 2014
Thanks for the great advice and feedback. I just got called, sounds great, but I have been burnt too many times. If they really believed in their program, they should be willing to get paid as a referral, rather than the upfront fees. Keep posting everyone, you really are helping people not get scammed.
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Shona Killou…, Agent, La Crescenta Montrose, CA
Mon Mar 17, 2014
There are bad news. I've just filed a complaint with the BBB about them. Do not use this company.
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Josh Collins, Agent, Chelan, WA
Mon Nov 25, 2013
This system may work in a large market. We were guaranteed that it would work in our market (small rural market) and so we went forward with the transaction. Every upload we have sent them since has been rejected for lack of 200 leads (we only have 10-12 expired's at a time). If you cannot farm 200 expired listings in your market do not sign up. They will not refund you and are very difficult to work with.
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Coachbobfitz…, Home Buyer, Victor, NY
Thu Oct 31, 2013
Our clients have made millions of dollars in commissions! As a policy, I don't reply to online complaints. I do take legal action against those who make statements that simply aren't true. ANY agent, ANY time... can contact me to talk to as many agents winning big with our program as they like.

FACT: Prospecting isn’t new… nor is it complicated!

FACT: We have hundreds of clients that love the service that we provide and the tens of thousands of dollars that they’ve made working with us! Anyone interested in our service can talk to as many of these references as they need to be sure they don’t lose out on listing after listings simply because a handful of agents out of hundreds choose to tell their one sided story on sites like this.

Again, prospecting isn’t new nor is it complicated. There are 4 reasons that an agent will not take listings using our service.

1. The agent is too BUSY to actually do what it takes to follow up with the seller and convert the listing. Expired listings and for sale by owners are being called by a lot of great agents every day. It is very competitive and our telemarketers have to stand out to actually get the appointment for our clients. We IMMEDIATELY send the appointment to the agent but if that agent doesn’t follow up right away and confirm the appointment… what do you think happens next? If the agent doesn’t call back for days or in many cases even weeks then the seller doesn’t even remember that we ever called or loses interest and cancels the appointment. Without diligent follow up… generating that appointment was a waste of time. This is a challenge for some of our highest producers. They may earn six and even seven figures in selling real estate but if they are too busy to follow up with our appointments then they are not going to get listings.

2. The second challenge that can be a problem with some of the highest producers is that they are already “buying leads” from many other sources. Some have hundreds of leads from lead generation services, web leads, marketing leads, mailing leads, open houses leads, sign calls, Ad calls… etc. The bottom line is that the top agents have so many leads that they don’t value nor follow up diligently with the expired listings and FSBO appointments that we set for them. In most cases this type of agent couldn’t even provide any feedback on the appointments we set for them because they NEVER looked at the e-mail with the appointment to begin with.. I don’t have a problem with an agent having far more leads than they can handle but unlike these other sources of leads, my team may have spent 3 to 4 hours and invested hundreds of dials to finally set that appointment. If they are too busy to open the e-mail or follow up with the seller to confirm the appointment then they aren’t going to like that I hold them accountable for not doing their job. This is a partnership and they aren’t holding up their end of the bargin.

3. The most common problem that I’ve seen after setting thousands of appointments for agents is that some simply don’t have the skill to convert a prospecting based lead. The first question that we ask every potential client is if they are comfortable with prospecting based appointments. Have they worked with expired listings and for sale by owners in the past? They are not “come list me” referrals. It is not difficult to handle basic objections about the sellers price expectations or the fact that the seller may have a friend in the business but an agent doesn’t want to hear that other agents are listing the same type of appointments day in and day out. It is easier to simply “trash” our appointments because the seller had some basic objections rather then educate the sellers and take listings. I’ve spent more than a decade coaching agents and the bottom line is that if they can’t help a seller see the benefit of listing with them then they are going to have to stick with working with buyers. There was an agent that posted that we sent him 52 appointments and he didn’t take a listing so the program is a scam. Never once did it cross his mind that he only helped prove my point. We can set the appointments but we can’t take the listings. Most agents in our program would have listed at least a dozen of the exact same appointments. Again, only a handful of the hundreds of clients we are prospecting for complain at all.

4. Finally, how about common sense! If you hire a telemarketer you’ll need to provide them with phone numbers... If you don’t want an appointment in a particular area, don’t put that seller on your list… If you want to be in the call schedule this week, make sure we have your numbers on … We work on referrals, you will have to communicate when you take listings or we will stop calling until you do…
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It's great you responded to the complaints on this page. It would be lovely if you responded to just one of the e-mails I've sent you. Wish I could hide behind a thousand employees and never take a phone call. You must be living the good life with all our money. What goes around comes around Bob.
Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016
Bob, seriously... Have you listened to any of your people on the phone? I can not even count how many times I have been hung up on over the past year when asking to have my number removed from your call rotation. Each time I have called back Nick either hangs up or yells. I hope they don't treat potential listing leads the same way. It just makes our industry look slimy.
Flag Tue Jul 28, 2015
Bob how do you sleep at night being so dishonest, taking advantage of new agents, and flat out scamming peoples. You are a total POS in my book
Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014
This is a terribly written response with typing errors galore! I was cursed at and had the phone hung up on me by your sales folks
Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014
Gail Feldman, Agent, San Diego, CA
Tue Jul 9, 2013
I was prospected by them and I thought -wow they are so peristent to get my business- that must translate into their prospecting to get me business. So-I hired them. The worst 5K I ever spent.They not only did not call for me as they promised on a regular basis but when they did make calls- the few leads they sent were not good leads. Sometimes the prospects would say to me - I told them I wasnt interested. I actualy found that I "lost" time with the few BAD leads they sent. The people they hire are basically minimum wage operators who they trained on the Ferry scripts. If this is their formula-and you want to try it out- hire someone at minimum wage in your area- give them the Ferry scripts and have them do this JUST for YOU. They do not refund and when I told Bob Fitzgerald that I would have to report to my company team leader who had been asking me about them (just like you!)WELL-here is the sickest part: Bob Fitzgerald wrote this to me: (this is an actual quote from an email from him to me) " I can call every seller you have, find those that don't like your service and post that all over the web." Stay away from them/him.
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Anthony Roth, Agent, Newtown, PA
Mon Jun 26, 2017
I used them for a little while and had some closings but the math did not add up. They did not fulfill their end. I would go months without any appointments at all. Then they asked me to give reference calls and they would discount my fees. I did a few and they did discount but I felt bad because they were Ok not great. Now they were paid for 6 months and I told them I would NOT pay unless they got better and got me a few appointments. They have disappeared and do not return my emails or calls. No appointments in May or June 2017 and our market is flying. Save your money!!!
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Jeff Campbell, Agent, HENDERSON, NV
Fri Apr 7, 2017
They over promise and under produce. I am sueing them to get a refund of the money I paid. They promised to refund my money if I weren't satisfied. I'm not and they wont even respond to my emails or voice messages. I'm in the Las Vegas market and I have gotten appointments from the exact same leads I sent them. I got NOTHING from them. I would never do business with them again and I would never reccomend them to anyone. A real waste of time and money.
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Jeff Campbell, Agent, HENDERSON, NV
Fri Apr 7, 2017
They over promise and under produce. I work in the Las Vegas area and our expireds and FSBO leads are dwindling. I am currently a "partner" with them and I am trying to get my money back, which they promised to refund if I were'nt happy with the service. Not only have they not produced any results when I send an email or leave a voice mail to contact me about an issue, there response time is horrible. I would never use them again and I would never recommend them to anyone. I've gotten appointments on my own from the same leads I sent them just to compare. They got me NOTHING.
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Laurie Loparo, Agent, Mount Pleasant, SC
Thu Apr 6, 2017
I did not do my research online before paying for the Bob Fitzgerald program. I did call the agents he suggested, of course they said nice things. I should have gone to the web first. I would have seen how many complaints were posted and knew something was not right.
Their contract does not mean anything, they do not abide by it. I did not even start the program, just had questions that were not being answered, and when I left a message asking if the program was a scam, received nasty text in the most unprofessional manner.
I was a Social Worker and transitioned to Real estate. I have always had a heart for helping, not for making money at any costs. Ethics and integrity are important. I do not want to be affiliated with a company that behaves in such a crass manner.
I wish I had known before, but I want to warn others to be careful. This program does not follow its contract and was extremely unprofessional.

Bobs text to me when I stated I was not aware I had to pay an additional $800.00, was, "there is zero chance Im giving you a refund". I did not pay $5,000 to be treated this way. Common courtesy and a conversation is all I was looking for, but neither of those occurred.

Be careful.
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Laurie Loparo, Agent, Mount Pleasant, SC
Thu Apr 6, 2017
I did not do my research online before paying for the Bob Fitzgerald program. I did call the agents he suggested, of course they said nice things. I should have gone to the web first. I would have seen how many complaints were posted and knew something was not right.
Their contract does not mean anything, they do not abide by it. I didn't even start the program, just had questions that were not being answered, and when I left a message asking if the program was a scam, received nasty text in the most unprofessional manner.
I was a Social Worker and transitioned to Real estate. I have always had a heart for helping, not for making money at any costs. Ethics and integrity are important. I do not want to be affiliated with a company that behaves in such a crass manner.
I wish I had known before, but I want to warn others to be careful. This program does not follow its contract and was extremely unprofessional.

Bob's text to me when I ststaed I was not aware I had to pay an additional $800.00, was, "there is zero chance I'm giving you a refund". I did not pay $5,000 to be treated this way. Common courtesy and a conversation is all I was looking for, but neither of those occurred.

Be careful.
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Laurie Loparo, Agent, Mount Pleasant, SC
Thu Apr 6, 2017
I did not do my research online before paying for the Bob Fitzgerald program. I did call the agents he suggested, of course they said nice things. I should have gone to the web first. I would have seen how many complaints were posted and knew something was not right.
Their contract does not mean anything, they do not abide by it. I didn't even start the program, just had questions that were not being answered, and when I left a message asking if the program was a scam, received nasty text in the most unprofessional manner.
I was a Social Worker and transitioned to Real estate. I have always had a heart for helping, not for making money at any costs. Ethics and integrity are important. I do not want to be affiliated with a company that behaves in such a crass manner.
I wish I had known before, but I want to warn others to be careful. This program does not follow its contract and was extremely unprofessional.

Bob's text to me when I ststaed I was not aware I had to pay an additional $800.00, was, "there is zero chance I'm giving you a refund". I did not pay $5,000 to be treated this way. Common courtesy and a conversation is all I was looking for, but neither of those occurred.

Be careful.
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Laurie Loparo, Agent, Mount Pleasant, SC
Thu Apr 6, 2017
I did not do my research online before paying for the Bob Fitzgerald program. I did call the agents he suggested, of course they said nice things. I should have gone to the web first. I would have seen how many complaints were posted and knew something was not right.
Their contract does not mean anything, they do not abide by it. I didn't even start the program, just had questions that were not being answered, and when I left a message asking if the program was a scam, received nasty text in the most unprofessional manner.
I was a Social Worker and transitioned to Real estate. I have always had a heart for helping, not for making money at any costs. Ethics and integrity are important. I do not want to be affiliated with a company that behaves in such a crass manner.
I wish I had known before, but I want to warn others to be careful. This program does not follow its contract and was extremely unprofessional.

Bob's text to me when I ststaed I was not aware I had to pay an additional $800.00, was, "there is zero chance I'm giving you a refund". I did not pay $5,000 to be treated this way. Common courtesy and a conversation is all I was looking for, but neither of those occurred.

Be careful.
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Steven Powell, Agent, Frisco, TX
Thu Mar 23, 2017
This is by far the worst investment I have ever made. They do not deliver, they will not give you any updates on the lists or if they are even calling them. I sent email after email and made phone call after phone call to them for updates or questions and I never received a response. They will take your money and provide you with no leads or information about your lists so you never have an idea about when they are working them. They will also refuse to refund you even though they will tell you on the phone that they only request a certain amount of time to deliver said number of leads and eventually listings. At the rate they were delivering leads, it would take me 9 years to get that number of listings that I purchased. When I was making my own phone calls, it was good for 1 listing a month. With this service I received 1 listing in 2 years.
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John Cremer, Agent, Grandville, MI
Thu Jan 26, 2017
My name is John Cremer and as I keep getting calls from agents around the country wondering if this is a good idea, I'm here to make a statement that I don't believe it is. I should have known from the original demand from Fitzgerald Coaching to send them a cashier's check for $10,000 that this was not a good idea. I asked them why they don't take credit cards and was told that is just how they do it. No I realize it is because if they did it through a credit card and people complained, they would reverse the money to the consumer (the agent in this case) and take it from Fitzgerald. I never had anything come of the original money spent but a few bad appointments with unmotivated sellers. I even got calls AFTER joining from salespeople there to tell me what a great service they have, and I just got the last one a few months ago! They have great callers...I'll give them that. They can sell any agent on the plan, but they didn't help me put any deals together and I'm not a novice. We sell 365 houses a year...so I can tell you from experience as the top selling agent in West Michigan that this is not an avenue to pursue.
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Jack Gowan, Agent, Spartanburg, SC
Mon Dec 12, 2016
I just hung up the phone with one of Bob Fitzgeral's telemarketer. He never pronounced my name correctly in the call, but I am a Realtor thick skin, right but he never even asked how to pronounce it. Strike one.

He explained the program as 15% referal fee on each property sold over 250,000 and $250.00 on each one under $250,000.

Then after role playing with me as a seller to demonstrate how his program worked and to prove his value to me he then changed what he just told me about what it costs and explained how they charge for these leads. $500.00 per lead in blocks of 10, 13 or 17 UP FRONT. Strike two

I questioned how it was that he quoted me one price and now he is quoting something different. His answer was that he was not a 10.00 per hour telemarketer, but a highly paid professional. Strike Three.

So, since my time is valuable and my enjoyment in this episode had diminished, I ended the call, professionaly.
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Deb Ritter, Agent, Glen Ellyn, IL
Sat Dec 3, 2016
They are not their word and there is no integrity. Do not hire them.
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