Janice Martin (Exit Realty Associates Brentwood TN)

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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

 Welcome to the wonderful world of ActiveRain, and to the often-wonderful world of real estate.

I believe you will find the general consensus around here to be - DON'T EVER PAY FOR LEADS. I obviously can't speak for everyone, but many of us in AR have been in the business for decades, and you will RARELY find anyone who thinks paying for leads is a good idea. I welcome you with the heartiest of welcomes, but as to Easy Agent Pro - RUN, FORREST, RUN 

Here are a couple of good articles: First Year in Real Estate

And I wish I had known this when I started. Figure out who YOU are and don't try to be everything. You can be one or two of these, but probably not more: Seven Styles of Real Estate

Be sure to keep asking questions!

May 21, 2016 10:30 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When in doubt, seek out Mimi Foster  Good luck with your new career as well as welcome to ActiveRain.   

May 21, 2016 11:14 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Good morning Janice.  Having been there done that never and I repeat never pay for leads.  God get them on your own, there are so many ways to find them and save you a lot of money and dead ends.

May 21, 2016 09:42 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Hi Janice Martin your phone is going to ring off the wall with sales people promising you leads. I agree with the responses you have here.  Wish I would have found this group before I lost so much $$.  

May 21, 2016 12:16 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

As Mimi Foster said, " DON'T EVER PAY FOR LEADS" they are a scam!!!

Generate your own through who you know and who you'll meet. Ignore Sam.

May 21, 2016 11:59 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not familiar with this but can tell you I do not buy any leads and build business organically and by asking for business.

May 22, 2016 12:27 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

If you are new, and you have a vision of staying in real estate for the long game, then don't buy a site from a third party vendor.  Hire someone Tammy Emineth to build a word press site for you then own it.  Hands down that is the best way to go. Do not buy leads.  Grow organic and get your own leads.

May 22, 2016 01:02 AM
Janice Martin
Exit Realty Associates Brentwood TN - Nashville, TN

Thank you all so much for you input. I am new to Nashville, so I have joined some networking groups, and reached out to my sphere of infuence. I am using Keller William's book as my model. Doing the 8X8 touches and excetra. Also have a mailing campaign to expireds. I have an investor, two mortgage bankers, mortgage underwriter, and a moving company I am working with too. 


I tried this two years ago and wasn't successful. I gave up after a month of no work. I didn't want to give up on my dream. So, I am back at it again in a new city. Absorbing all the info I can and networking my butt off lol! 


Thank you again for the input. I know if I keep getting my name out there, the leads will come. I sure don't want to break the bank paying for leads.

May 21, 2016 11:09 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Do yourself a favor and avoid buying leads. Invest in your own website (a good one!), use PPC toi get a jump on the market and don't look back.

And please for all the stars in the sky STAY OFF ZILLOW! ;)

May 21, 2016 09:30 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Absolutely agree with Mimi Foster and I would follow her advice.

May 21, 2016 09:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Congratulations on the new career Janice!

Beware of the many parasites of the real estate industry looking to steal your last dime in an effort to sell you a lead or other trinket that may or may not be worth anything. 

Most find them a waste of valuable time and money.

May 21, 2016 09:03 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Janice!  Welcome to real estate and ActiveRain!  My strong recommendation is that you learn the art of prospecting.  There are many sites that promise to sell you leads, and virtually all of them are totally bogus.

Get a mentor.  Learn to find buyers at Open Houses, FSBO's, Expired listings, in line at the super market, at your kids' school,  your neighborhood list serve!  

May 21, 2016 01:08 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Save your money.   NEVER buy leads.  Not from Zillow, not from Trulia, not from Angie's List, not from Realtor dot com, not from anybody.

May 21, 2016 12:20 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Janice Martin I've never heard of one of these services sustaining a career so I would recommend you get as involved as you can in your community and the leads will come to you.

May 21, 2016 11:15 AM
John McMillen
Success Brokerage - Fresno, CA
Professor of Success

It's sad that there's so much misinformation out there, especially for new agents.  If given the right education and direction these issues wouldn't be an issue.  It doesn't have to be this way.  Contact me if you're interested in an online class that teaches you exactly what to do (and not do).

Mar 26, 2017 05:30 PM
Raj Banerjee Walkable Living
Weichert Realtors - Jersey City, NJ
Real Estate Pro. Jersey Girl. Made in India.

 I see you never used EasyAgentPro Can I ask why? Are you happy with the current provider Janice Martin ?


Jan 24, 2017 05:42 PM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

Janice, I don't know much about that company.  It might be the best thing since sliced bread . . . probably not.  You are one of the lucky new agents as you found a source of experienced agents who are willing to share their knowledge with you.   We have all made expensive mistakes and chances are someone on ActiveRain has tried the product you are thinking about using.  This is the place to come to learn, ask questions and make friends with other agents. Good luck in your new adventure. 

May 29, 2016 03:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Welcome to real estate and the world of blogging.    I have not heard of Easy Agent Pro.

May 26, 2016 05:43 AM
Denise Amara
FlyerCo - Coral Springs, FL
Driven by helping others achieve success!

Hi Janice,

Welcome and I wish you nothing but success.  I have never used Easy Agent Pro, but at FlyerCo.com, a FREE landing page is included with every flyer you create. This landing page has a simple contact form that collects and stores the lead information for you.

A great way to capture leads is to create your flyer, and then share the link to the site on social media sites, through email campaigns, etc.

I hope this helps you on your way to becoming a successful Real Estate agent!




May 25, 2016 01:45 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Any one that promises something easy in this business is most likely not worth it as they are lying.

May 22, 2016 04:53 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Janice - Don't buy leads. Pay close attention to what's going on here at AR, take the blogging classes on ActiveRain University, and learn how to make the internet generate your leads for you.

May 22, 2016 03:47 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't rush to get involved with any lead selling companies because most are worthless. Also, take your time and start out with a good website that you own and can expand and upgrade as needed. Wordpress is usually a good place to start.

May 22, 2016 12:59 AM
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with it.

May 21, 2016 11:59 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


May 21, 2016 10:47 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used it.

May 21, 2016 10:44 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


Welcome to the rain. Let's be clear EVERYONE pays for leads! Did  I mention EVERYONE! A referral fee IS paying for a lead. Advertising budget divided by number of closings equal what agents are REALLY paying.

So you also will need to pay to play.

EasyAgentPro IS a resource for allowing you to generate your own leads, like many here on AR do, Total cost of website and maintenance divided by number of leads equals what they are paying for leads.

EasyAgentPro supports the ever forceful sharing economy and positions you well for what the future brings. This is NOT a 1980s product. EasyAgentPro has integration to HUBSPOT which is a major indicator they do know what they are doing. There is one feature on EasyAgentPro that you MUST have, most likely will add $100 a month to the fee, but don't rob yourself by saving too much money. This feature is the heartbeat of inbound marketing that they should be able to explain.

EasyAtentPro has bells and whistles that WILL be add on fees. Make sure you know what you want your website to do, a really good URL, a traffic driver, then go have some fun.

My suggestion, get together with a geeker and define what you want YOUR website to do, Create a test and validation plan for each feature. Then sign up for a limited membership in EasyAgentPro for the purpose of validation. You will be amazed how many agents are paying for products that simply do not work, some actually are to dangerous to use.

Best of succes to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL

PS: I do not use EasyAgentPro, but now that you have brought them to my attention, I will be doing more research.

May 21, 2016 10:41 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used it. Best wishes for great success.

May 21, 2016 09:42 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have't seen it

May 21, 2016 08:21 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Welcome to ActiveRain Janice Martin .

This is The Best place to learn, share and build relationships with like-minded professionals.

EasyAgentPro..... if it amounts to paying for leads...think twice.

Better to subscribe to coaching - like Buffini & Company ...

May 21, 2016 04:26 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry never use them.

May 21, 2016 02:17 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The quality of Internet Leads is always suspect !

May 21, 2016 01:30 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, I have not used it.

May 21, 2016 12:54 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i have not used it before but im sure you will find many here who have tried them all

May 21, 2016 12:12 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I think the fees are steep. If you want an exit I think you lost the website.

 $499 LeadSites package, you can purchase full ownership of your website for an additional $499 at any time. (This does not include Easy Agent PRO Lead Apps).    Leads you get through people contact. 

May 21, 2016 11:47 AM