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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Years ago when the whole thing started, there were real leads.  Now, in my opinion the majority of the lead offerings are bogus, and I am drawing from our talks with actual agents who have wasted $700 a moth on the big Z for NADA!  

The best source of leads is to get off your butt and get back to the fundamentals of real estate!  We work with the top tier of agents, and none of them buy leads, they make them themselves.


May 14, 2015 06:53 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Like Ron says the internet leads can be costly not dependable. I now got the Nigeria queens and princes want to buy my listing....  Go back to the fundamentals...

May 14, 2015 11:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The real kind.   

May 16, 2015 03:31 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There isn't one.  Online leads are bogus, stale and merely tire kickers.

May 15, 2015 01:22 PM
Chris Locke
Acton, CA

Part of the "Fundamentals" for any agent should be effectively working online lead generation.  That doesn't mean paying a company for a bunch of names.

Generate your own leads online and you can do it at a very low cost per lead with excellent lead quality. 

Online lead generation is about setting up effective lead capture tools and driving traffic to these tools.   In the process, you can build your brand as your name/company gets more exposure. 

Every agent should have real estate landing pages for buyer and seller leads. It's easy to setup. Inexpensive. Highly effective.  And you can integrate it into any type of marketing your currently doing. - This site was built to help agents create lead-generating real estate landing pages and the total cost works out to about 60 cents/day.  That's a 60 cent investment that will give you an exceptional ROI!

May 15, 2015 02:17 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ads on Facebook, then I expect Pinterest to come in a close second for QUALITY leads.

However, this is NOT purchasing leads, it is advertising that creates leads.

May 14, 2015 09:56 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

My own personal web site. I has worked great and it causes my phone to ring 7 days a week.

May 14, 2015 02:12 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982


May 14, 2015 10:21 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

No leads if you will, 100% of my business is referrals, it has been that way since 1996.

May 14, 2015 10:08 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My website.

Dec 08, 2018 05:34 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Active Rain!

Dec 01, 2017 03:51 AM
Rich Levin
Real Estate Grad School - Atlanta, GA

Wow, I am surprised.  I have Clients doing really well with Boomtown, Real Estate Webmasters and it's ilk; Kunversion, Zillow, Trulia, and a variety of others.  Some are expensive, some less so.  We interview a vendor every Friday on a webinar for our Clients so I am learning more all the time about the options.  Agreed that Spheres and Farming are a strong base.  A truly committed expired campaign is great.  I wouldn't discount the online lead gen companies out of hand.  (We are interviewing this week.)

May 21, 2015 09:16 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope to learn from the answers to this question.

May 14, 2015 09:39 PM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

For awhile for me it was, now that they have raised their prices and diluted their "impressions", I will find other sources.

May 14, 2015 08:26 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I still, will once in awhile get a good lead from craigslist.

May 14, 2015 07:58 AM