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Jennifer Hollowell - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Consultants - Greensboro, NC
Certified distressed property expert

I am new to active rain.  I have posted to facebook with no results- its easy to post an ad.  I am not new to real estate.  But active rain responses are often "I never pay for leads"  -  can anyone elaborate?  10+ years of real estate with a database I call on a regular basis but also constantly feed the database.  how are you feeding your database?  I hate paying for leads. Where is the magic bullet?  I ask for referrals and I get them.  I am new to active rain but every time I visit a Q&A its the same answer.  No real help or advice.  Just "I dont do that"  " I wouldnt pay for leads" " I do it the old school way".  Why not just tell us what you are doing?

Feb 20, 2018 05:08 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is easy to do a Facebook ad campaign.  Why pay for someone to do this for you?

Feb 20, 2018 01:02 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ expereince.

I use the following for typical SM (FB) marketing and advertising

Back at You Media

Effectual Resolutions

Feb 20, 2018 10:31 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

No, I haven't. Sorry!

Feb 20, 2018 10:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Simpler and probably more effective to do my own fb mgmt.

Feb 20, 2018 09:12 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I'd just stay away from such companies, Michel Bron.

Feb 20, 2018 09:08 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Never heard of them but there are so many companies that will manage your FB campaigns (aka spend your $$). I can do my own advertising & throw away my money. All these years, I'm good at it.

Feb 20, 2018 10:50 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Have not had any experience with them.  I do not pay for leads.

Feb 20, 2018 10:22 AM
Michel Bron
Bron Realty Group - Santa Monica, CA

For all the Realtors who answered "I do not pay for leads", you did not understand my question....

I do not pay for leads either nor do I intend to. What I was asking about is a company called (OR ANY OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS) which is a company that helps you post, manage and optimize Facebook ad campains, THEY DO NOT SELL LEADS AT ALL.

Although I am pretty familiar with the FB Ad Manager and with FB advertising, I just don't have the time to consistently manage my social media advertising and I am researching different companies that can handle that aspect of my marketing for me.

For the agent who asked me what I do otherwise for generating leads (Jennifer Hollowell), thanks for asking. There is no magic bullet...I geographical cold call 2 hours everyday. I use Mojo with 1 line dialer and I got my lists from various suppliers (Cole and others). I thouroughly follow up with the potential leads, sometimes for more than a year. Last year a third of my business ($300k total GCI) came from cold calling. The rest of my buisness came from referrals from past clients or friends and from religiously calling my past clients and my sphere and picked a couple of good buyers from holding my open houses.

All the best to you Jennifer

Feb 20, 2018 05:27 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Michel Bron I haven't used yet!

Feb 20, 2018 02:46 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Never head of the company.  I do not hire out managing campaigns.  I wish you all the best with this. 

Feb 20, 2018 12:15 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  No experience.  Caveat emptor. 

Feb 20, 2018 12:04 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No experience.  I manage my own campaigns.

Feb 20, 2018 11:59 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No I haven't...

Feb 20, 2018 11:49 AM
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Hi, Michel Bron!

Although I've never heard of - Facebook ad campaigns are a great way to boost exposure of your business. We even wrote a few blog posts on the power of social media, if you're interested: 

5 Best Ways To Connect With Homebuyers & Sellers On Facebook
Can Facebook Ads Increase Listings & Leads? You Bet!
5 Social Media Tips You Probably Aren't Implementing But Should

More Likes + More Followers = More Listings?

Hope those help!
- Tim

Feb 20, 2018 11:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have never bought leads from any company.... I market for my own leads....

Feb 20, 2018 10:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. I do my own posting on social media sites.

Feb 20, 2018 09:47 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

All good anwers are here. Good luck.

Oct 13, 2018 07:25 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers are here. 

Oct 13, 2018 07:22 PM
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 my own Facebook campaigns, never heard of them.

Feb 22, 2018 02:00 PM
Chris Locke
Acton, CA

Here is a quick how to video and with a landing page and ad example:

One of the keys to consider when setting up a Facebook ad is "Where are you sending the traffic".  If you're sending them to your agent site, a listing page, or worse, your Facebook page then you won't get the results you want.

ALWAYS use a "Facebook integrated landing page" that matches the ad.

Feb 22, 2018 10:47 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Never heard of them but lots here in the rain can help you with how to do them yourself


Feb 22, 2018 06:42 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Sorry, never heard of them.

Feb 21, 2018 06:11 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have's managed in house...

Feb 21, 2018 05:00 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Those companies tend to use the same postings for many of their clients. I think you can create fresh content and post yourself.

Feb 20, 2018 07:21 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

To me it sounds like a money gra.  They are trying to grab our money.  You can do better with those fees.

Feb 20, 2018 04:38 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No, I have no experience with them.  The few times that I have paid for leads, I have not gotten a good ROI!

Feb 20, 2018 04:38 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michel Bron The only recommendation I have is to save your money.

Feb 20, 2018 01:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Have not

Feb 20, 2018 01:10 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have no experience with

Feb 20, 2018 11:55 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

I seem to be contacted by one of these new companies a week. If you can compose a blog post or work on Gimp and make an image with content you can spend your own money. Facebook will give you all the analytics - you choose the audience and answer leads

Feb 20, 2018 11:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry, no experience. I use Back at You Media for my Facebook Business page and through which I can do ad campaings as/when I please.

Feb 20, 2018 11:17 AM