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Mon May 23, 2016
Cw.cpamail answered:
I use a tool called CL AreaChanger to post to several different cities. Here: http://clautopilot.net/cl-areachanger-multi-city-craigslist-poster/

CL does use a "same phrase" search bot across their whole site though, and you don't want to set that off too often with your ads, so make sure you tweak them and don't use the same phone/email/web url in all your ads (put this stuff in the images).

It's a little extra work, but my sales went up at least 30% last year from this tactic.
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Prentiss Holt answered:
Salim -
Your are the jet fuel that propels your aircraft. The best, by far, lead generation source is yourself. What I have discovered in my 10 yrs in this business, is that the business as a whole is changing. If you are planning on changing with it, then you have and will conquer the hardest part of this business....GROWTH. Lets be real..there are not companies that can produce you Valuable Leads in this market. Most if not all lead generation sources have and will always be a position in the market to capture a breathing soul on one end of the internet searching not only your site, but tons of others.

If you truly want to increase your leads in this business, become a "Person of Interest". Position yourself in the market as the "Market Expert". This will gain you otns of exposure and quality leads. Maybe at the moment, reorganize your business model and add a lead generation component to it..but don't solely rely on this as a Boost.
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Prentiss Holt answered:
I don't have any personally, but have you tried looking at: http://www.irenttoown.com ?
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Call Trulia customer service--I have always found them to be highly responsive and I've learned from experience far easier to call them then try to do it myself.
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Scott Hulen answered:
We are trying many creative avenues such as sponsoring a community garden. We have about 1200.00 invested in this marketing effort so far. The current homeowners are picking up the ball and running with it and telling everyone. We are hoping they will encourage their friends to visit the subdivision, and purchase a new home. We may even get some free print in the local paper, this really helps since part of our niche is the 45+ group and they still read the paper. The goodwill from the builder / agent perspective is a home run! ... more
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Tue Mar 22, 2011
Belinda Spillman answered:
It is amazing how some agents cannot be bothered to leave feedback.
The sellers are waiting anxiously for any tidbit about their home.
Of course, 99% of feedback says the home is priced too high. Could this be because they are preparing us for a lo-ball offer?
The sellers go to so much trouble to get their home ready for a showing and then leave so the buyers can look in their underwear drawers without them noticing.
The sellers come home to nothing - and many agents don't even bother to leave a card these days.
It would be so nice if agents could take 2 minutes to reply to a feedback request - even if it just said - sorry I forgot what this house looked like.
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Fri Jan 28, 2011
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Lj,

Welcome to Trulia.

I am a Keller Williams aficionado so guess which brokerage company I am going to strongly suggest you to investigate.....yes..Keller Williams...:)

Seriously, you are doing the right thing; ask around you, ask other agents, interview different brokers, make yourself as knowledgeable as possible about the industry practices. Don't forget, as an individual contractors (as most agents are) the best brokerage company is the one that empower you to reach beyond your goals. ... more
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Jason Bedunah answered:
Best quality I've seen so far is from http://signsfx.com/Signs-Real-Estate - they had free shipping as a standard last time I looked.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010
Gloria Laughton Allston answered:
My suggestion is to try to think like the people you are trying to reach. We all know that most buyers start their home search on the internet so if you were search for a home in your market area which sites would you visit? BAM!! - that is where I would start to put my web advertising dollars. ... more
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Good to hear Dina- I am not surprised.

Barry, I'll probably see you in New Orleans...

Newagent, any news would be great...

Cindy,
I am sorry to hear about your negative experience. You are correct; KW works very well for established agents with the commission splits structure, Profit sharing, benefits, etc...
It also works very well for new agents for the same reason but also with the training structure that will allow them to really learn the business and be successful...


Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche Team
Real estate agent & Realtor associate
Agent Leadership Council
Keller Williams / Middlesex County, NJ market center
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Maria Holland answered:
Charles Cope is the new owner according to tax records. Great house. I showed it several times. I loved the stone fireplace in there. Best of luck.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009
Marilyn Bell answered:
I just shopped around and went with realtysoft.com for my website/idx. It was the best deal around. I believe they also give some type of referral bonus (I think maybe a month of free service for both parties), so if you try them out, please give them my name.

For contact management I'm using Market Leader, however it may not be what you're looking for. It's a lead service, but I like the contact management, email/text alerts and pre-formatted content. They also offer a free website at homepages.com that has IDX included. I just started using it since I'm trying to ramp back up after a looooooong maternity leave. I input all my prospects and clients in to the system so that's a big plus for me. I believe they may also have a referral bonus, so mention my name if you go that route! The number is 877-450-0088. I work with Bridget.

However, I'm not sure what the capabilities are with mac, but they're all web based, so I think it shouldn't be a problem.
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Thu Jan 8, 2009
Lori Jeltema answered:
I send out a postcard announcement but since my move was this past year, I also included details in my letter I inserted in my holiday greeting cards. Most of my past clients know al ittle about my family/life anyway so I don't think the letter was too cheesey! Whatever the reason for your move, I would be careful to keep it positive. If you haven't already, you may try sending out a New Year's greeting and include your change. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Nov 13, 2008
Megan Manly answered:
I've seen a surge of buyers over the past eight weeks. This week alone I've been working with 5 different buyers on differing levels. I think the SMART buyers are jumping into the market. Tonight, my buyers found three amazing houses that would have already been gone in a previous market. I just wish more buyers would understand that this is the time of their decade or even next decade! ... more
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