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Rainmaker
4,557,016
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

There are those who say I'm getting more offended these days.  Bah-Humbug.  

Dec 07, 2015 11:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,666
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I wouldn't be offended, but let's face it, most of the ones who do this and call are just trying to drum up business for their services. And how do I know they are a real expert in their field or worth the money they want. For me, it's a version of "cold calling." If I need help in my business, I'll find my own experts.

Dec 07, 2015 08:46 PM
Rainer
68,845
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

Not at all, but I would prefer a well-though-out email instead. That way I could take the time to review what they had to say and make a decision from there.

Dec 07, 2015 03:17 PM
Ambassador
6,361,213
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get calls from scammers all the time offering to do this for me, luckily AR was not part of that crowd.

Dec 07, 2015 11:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wouldn't be offended but then again I might question if they joined AR just to get a prospect list and database. With that said I probably wouldn't jump on the opportunity.

Dec 07, 2015 09:25 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,524
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

This happens all the time to me. I don't appreciate unsolicited calls however I understand the sales call. If they would leave a message I would answer. 

Dec 07, 2015 08:49 AM
Ambassador
3,727,581
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It would be interesting.  I know the emails I get about SEO help are the first ones I delete every day.  And there are tons of them.

Dec 07, 2015 03:04 AM
Rainer
42,620
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

No. Whats to be offended about?

Dec 07, 2015 12:19 AM
Rainmaker
7,797,098
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would consider this to be just another sales pitch. However, I would not be offended.

Dec 07, 2015 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
909,068
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not offended, but probably annoyed. Already get too many calls from seo " experts", social media managers, expresscopy, affiliates with numerous other companies, etc, etc.

Dec 07, 2015 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,723,326
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes. Solicitations through AR are a violation.

Dec 07, 2015 12:09 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I prefer to receive emails . When I receive sales call I like to be polite and tell them to email me.

Dec 12, 2015 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
979,496
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - I have received these calls, but since I don't know who they are, I am typically pretty skeptical, but not offended.

Dec 09, 2015 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Annette. No, because I know that my website needs help.

Dec 07, 2015 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Annette. I wouldn't get offended, what I do with the communication is up to me.

Dec 07, 2015 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would love it. 

Dec 07, 2015 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,352,035
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

Dec 07, 2015 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
617,935
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Annette,
I’m like the old farmer to the recent college agricultural grad. “I know how to do a lot more (including SEO) than I have time to do.” A website is my least productive tool to get new clients.

Dec 07, 2015 09:59 AM
Rainmaker
634,482
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No and I'd be glad to get a little help for free. Might budget a little $$$ for more help.

Dec 07, 2015 07:19 AM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

not at all

Dec 07, 2015 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would not be offended, but having the time to talk with them would be the issue

Dec 07, 2015 06:03 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,441
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not offended. I know what I need and dont need without any help

Dec 07, 2015 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,616
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not be offended, since this is how they look for business. They call/emails from AR, LI, FB, etc. I just politely decline or unsubscribe. 

Dec 07, 2015 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,499,078
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not been offended.  Cheryl Carradini  has reached out to me in the past (granted I signed up for something she blogged about on AR).  Free advice that was useful.  I'm on her mailing list now and have found it to be useful (her newsletter today talked about hashtags).  I also research the topic myself and have had free consultations with an additional SEO person one of my lenders recommended.

 

I think part of the purpose of this site is to help others, so I don't mind someone reaching out, so long as it is done "politely" (not daily or hourly contact attempts, not your typical "used car salesman" approach, etc.).

Dec 07, 2015 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,840,606
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Depends on who the expert is. There are a few people that I WISH would go over my stuff lol.

Dec 07, 2015 03:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 a little help is perfect. Lot of help with $ - depends on what that '$' is.

And sure a thank you note for this expert to offer you help for free. That's something I like about ActiveRain.

We have givers.

Dec 07, 2015 03:23 AM
Rainer
112,947
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Nope. If they found me that would be a step in the right direction. A little information doesn't hurt. What if that one thing could help you better your marketing? 

Dec 07, 2015 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I wouldn't be offended.  And, I can certainly use the help.

Dec 07, 2015 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Intruded upon would be more like it. If I have not reached out and asked for a service, I resent vendors using my work for their own sales pitches.

Dec 07, 2015 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
2,817,665
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No, I'd love the free advice.

Dec 07, 2015 01:33 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I would not be offended at all.  We are all here to further our businesses and make money.  However, if they became a pest, I would be.   A

Dec 07, 2015 12:34 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,173
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not offended.....not sure if I'd hire that person or not... might talk to some others at that point....

Dec 07, 2015 12:29 AM
Ambassador
2,168,209
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

When I was an active agent, I was amused and offended when I got solicitations for SEO help when I already had 7 of the 10 spots on page one of Google.  

Currently, I wouldn't be offended if someone on AR offered help... IF I felt they were attempting to be a valuable member of the site and not just here to "farm".

Dec 07, 2015 12:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,237,595
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Only if I am looking for help. I am fine without them.

We have our in house expert and there is a low bud or high bud solution to any issue.

Dec 07, 2015 12:03 AM
Rainer
94,105
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

I appears you have the standard "cookie cutter" corporate web site. I honestly don't see where an SEO expert could improve on it that much, unless the owner of the site gave them carte blanche to makeover the entire site.

Dec 06, 2015 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
761,033
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Hell yes!

Dec 06, 2015 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Dec 06, 2015 11:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,857,433
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not at all.

Dec 06, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,047,365
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If I want help, I will reach out for it. Calling takes time from my paying clients. E-mail me and I will file it for when I have time to review. The ONLY time I am calling an online group member I am not personal friends with is to refer business. YMMV

Dec 06, 2015 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Dec 06, 2015 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I would not be offended; the question would be would one spend to make themselves better.

Dec 06, 2015 11:27 PM