Tammy Lankford,, Broker  GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Yes and yes there is an opt out at the bottom if not there should be.

Aug 19, 2015 09:13 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do, and unsubscribe or send an email back asking to be removed.   If they continue, I will call and ask to be removed.   If I have a buyer, the home will show up in my specific searches.

Aug 19, 2015 01:12 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The do it all the time and there is nothing about it that I like.  I know how to use mls to search for things I have an interest in.

Aug 19, 2015 11:13 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tammy - OMG, definitely! I probably get at least 50 emails a day from other listing agents and their new listings. I haven't done anything about it, other than delete them, but I probably should just unsubscribe.

Aug 19, 2015 04:08 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Yes, and that's even after the MLS sent out a "cease and desist" email to everyone that THAT was not what the MLS membership roster was for.  I keep unsubscribing and unsubscribing.

Aug 19, 2015 12:01 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Not all of them, just four or five of them, fortunately! I unsubscribe to them. When I need info on houses I will do a search on the MLS.

Aug 19, 2015 11:55 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Yes they do. It has become a huge problem and I hear agents complain that they wish it would stop.

Aug 19, 2015 11:43 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

yup - and because I don't like it, I've stopped using this marketing practice.

Aug 19, 2015 11:08 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

A few do, but it is against mls rules to do so.

Nov 17, 2018 10:43 PM
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Beth Spradley
Beth Spradley, LLC - Cape Coral, FL
Selling Homes & Investments in Florida and Alabama

In my previous market, all the time.  There was no unsubscribe button.  It drove me insane.

Aug 23, 2015 12:49 AM
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Timothy Bulicek
Homes and Loans, Inc. - Tempe, AZ
Real Estate & Mortgage Broker serving Phoenix area

Agents in our area spam email their new listings all the time.  It is inexpensive and quite simple to do, but does little to actually sell their listing.

Aug 20, 2015 10:29 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Formerly but for some reason 99% of that has stopped.  I think so many agents did the opt-out that the spam company that is used was forced to delete a number of them.

Aug 20, 2015 10:19 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes, I am a great believe still in permission based marketing, so I unsubscribe to any agent sending me listings, brokers opens, or open houses.

Aug 20, 2015 06:36 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Yes.

I send it to my junk / spam folder. 

Aug 20, 2015 05:54 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I receive emails but I don't necessarily consider it SPAM.  I can opt out if I choose.   

Aug 20, 2015 02:03 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

A few do yes, it is a pain and I try to unsubcribe to them, but they just keep popping up!!!

Aug 20, 2015 01:37 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, and it's annoying and a totally useless activity. I unsubscribe to many of them when i have time.

Aug 20, 2015 12:30 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

All the time!  

 

Aug 20, 2015 12:09 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tammy Lankford I don't get residential info at all. However, I do welcome commercial listings, etc. because these aren't often listed in the MLS.

Aug 19, 2015 11:51 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes as well as Broker opens and opens on the weekend!

Aug 19, 2015 11:28 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Yes, and I also get such spam from the US and even other continents.  In almost all cases, I have no idea who the agent is.

In such cases, I unsubscribe if it looks safe to automatically unsubscribe.  I do not send emails to the agents.  If it is not easy to unsubscribe, I mark the email as spam to my email provider.

I tend to be aggressive at keeping my inbox clean of spam.

Aug 19, 2015 09:55 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tammy. Being an investor, I get this kind of information all the time, but don't mind at all, always looking for that pearl.

Aug 19, 2015 06:30 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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 Good Thursday morning Tammy.  I do hear from a lot of agents about spam and email marketing of price reductions.

Aug 19, 2015 05:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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No spam but I do get a daily update from one of the companies regarding properties in specific categories that I'm looking to invest in

Aug 19, 2015 01:29 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes,  I get them all the time.  I glance at them to see if I can match them up with a buyer .

Aug 19, 2015 12:49 PM
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Yes, and I usually either delete, unsubscribe or set up spam filter rules so I don't have to see another one from them.  I'm convinced most agents do this because they've told the seller it's one of the ways they market their property, not because it makes any actual difference in whether it sells or not.  If it's on the MLS, I can find it just fine, thank you very much.  Now, if they want to advertise a broker's open this way, that's fine but 99% of the ones I receive are listings.

Aug 20, 2015 01:36 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

pretty much, although the MLS and local associations frown upon it

Aug 20, 2015 06:35 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

yes everyday which I do not mind unless the same listing gets sent more than once.

Aug 20, 2015 04:35 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The first thing to do is to respond with an unsubscribe request.

Just send those unwanted emails to your spam folder if they do not unsubscribe you as you have requested. 

 

Aug 19, 2015 11:24 AM