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I do not buy leads and don't have anything to do with Z.
John McCormack, CRS
Shannon... I believe their prices have gone up everywhere. I think the pricing is insane. But then, with all the law suits they need to pay for them somehow (by charging us, it seems). I've heard of a lot of agents cancelling their subscriptions. If even do, maybe Zillow will rethink pricing.
John McCormack, CRS
YES. I was "grandfathered" in on pricing for a zip code. It went from $200 to $850 a month. I told them no thanks, and that they have finally done it. I have watched them for years dilluting their shares of impressions they sell, and raising the prices. I knew sooner or later they would price themselves out of the game. For me, they just did that. I will move on and find another adverstising source that works for me.
Hi Shannon -- doesn't matter to me as I don't buy leads. I wonder if your investment might be better spent elsewhere.
John McCormack, CRS
I don`t use them but a friend of mine said hers went up like that also. I use to buy leads then we learned how not to let all those companies sale our own leads back to us.
Major rip off to me.
Zillow no longer has a competitor. They are a monopoly. Agents do the work, NAR and the MLS charge the agent for listing the product, sells the usage to Zillow who then turns around and charges the agent again. Nice racket. Poor business on our part. Right?
We need to think on this, and consider our alternatives. We are the cash cow on a leash!
I would save my money, and invested elsewhere. Seems, like it is a lot of $$$ to put out for so little.
I'm pretty sure its going on everywhere. Everyone should cancel their Z advertising.
Always remind yourself, when considering doing business with the darkside that the top executive of REALTOR.com have defected to the darkside two years ago. If you liked the abuse delivered by REALTOR.com over the past decade, image the abuse ahead when you have NO OPTIONS.
You may choose to go to the TRENDING BLOGS section of AR and find the blog posted by a darkside executive and share from the fieriest place of your emotions how you feel.
Let me make it easier, here is the link.
Shannon Thomas should be commended becuase she is the only one who actually took action today as of 11:10 April 15. She expressed herself to the Zillow executive.
I keep asking all of you...what is your option if you choose not to play with the dark side? Are we so selfish we can't see our options? Spend your money promoting your FRANCHISE website, NOT your website. The public will not trust www.annettelawernce.com but they will have greater trust in www.Remax.com
When you cause youself to have no options, the one holding ALL the cards can charge whatever they want and at the same time suggest to the public the customary fee you should be paid is $2,500 period. And WE allow them to be the only public facing voice because we don't promote our own resources.
The problem is, your broker and franchise may be collaborators with the dark side. The ones who are not are the ones participating in the lawsuit against Z.
We are actively building the cage of our own confinement by our inaction.
Good morning Sharon. I've heard of some real estate agents in our area complaining about the rates going up. They were not happy campers.
Not for me. I don't buy into them.
Well, they want to make money!
John nailed this one!
I don't buy leads...I don't deal with Z or T or any other 3rdpoarty NON-Professional sites.
Agents need to get smart and stop making these 3td party sites rich!
Shannon Thomas 11 junk leads is the handwriting on the wall. Save your money and invest it elsewhere for a better ROI.
I think they are because they are trying to keep multiple people from getting the same lead
The probable reaosn is that Zillow has maxed out its Premier agent dollars. With over 100,000 subscribers to this program that constitutes abour 50% of the producing NAR members since that is the current estimate of who is full time making a living of the 1 million. Zillow as a media company has no choice but to seek more revenue from other programs or raise prices. If you look at their forward PE ratio it is over $1000 invested to equal 1 dollar in return, and that's not good. Expect a % referral prgram and more emphasis on FSBO to enhance revenues.