Shannon  Thomas, Managing Broker, E-Pro, ABR,SRS, SFR (Selling Indy Metro, LLC)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I don't purchase leads from anyone, I get my leads from my own website.  I have not heard of opcity before.

Mar 29, 2019 11:09 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My previous Broker had an account with them. I never got any business out of it. They send out a blast to the subscribing agents in their system and it seemed like I was never available at the exact second that would happen Shannon Thomas 

Mar 29, 2019 11:03 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I echo what Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM said. 

Mar 29, 2019 11:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

someone will always attempt to be in your pocket if you don't learn to make your phone ring without their help!!

Mar 29, 2019 10:57 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

I was provided the opportunity to try it be my brokerage, but never had any success.

Mar 29, 2019 11:23 AM
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Shannon Thomas
Selling Indy Metro, LLC - Avon, IN
Managing Broker, E-Pro, ABR,SRS, SFR

Just found out that Realtor.com bought out opcity.  Certain markets will be cut off from their leads system.  All the leads will be coming from opcity.  very high referral rates.

Mar 29, 2019 11:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very little knowledge or interest in their leads.

Mar 29, 2019 05:45 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't know, but I will spend zero time worrying about it.

Mar 29, 2019 04:12 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

It's my understanding there are 2 types of leads from opcity.  The good one is the one that the broker has to pay upfront.  

Mar 29, 2019 02:19 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

opt city ugh Ben rubenstein and Michael Lam sigh from Austin Texas have been taking the credit cards of Mortgage Lenders for a while and they never let you go. Live transfers don't work much unless you have piles of money to pay for the leads who waste your time at midnight or two in the morning. 

Mar 29, 2019 12:32 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've heard of them in passing only a few months back.  Like others, I don't buy leads.

Mar 29, 2019 12:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Shannon,

Supposedly, they will vet the leasds to make sure they are viable, and will get a referral fee.  A

Mar 29, 2019 11:46 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not.

Mar 29, 2019 11:33 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I know nothing about realtor.com

Mar 29, 2019 11:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have not heard that, Shannon. Interesting! So, if it's our listing that the lead clicks on, we will no longer receive the lead?

Mar 29, 2019 11:15 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I tried OpCity for a few months.

The referral fee is paid when the deal closes - I think it's 35%. You can select what price range/ distance from you that you want to get leads from. You have to respond to the lead within seconds, and if you are the fastest, OpCity will call you within a minute (I think that was the commitment) with the lead on the phone, and with some high level info already provided, i.e., they are/are not pre-approved, they want to buy in such a time frame, etc. 

I did not like the service and would not want to use it again. It's nearly impossible to be the first person to respond to a lead - because we're usually in the middle of something else. I hit "Y" once after about 2 seconds and someone else already responded before me. How is that possible? 

Also, the leads did not seem to be serious - none of mine turned into a "real" client. So my little experiment didn't work for me. 

Mar 29, 2019 02:43 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never heard of them. Sounds like another ploy to cut into your income.

Mar 29, 2019 02:37 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have an account with them because my brokerage provides it. All I've seen thus far is leads looking to spend under $100K.... not my market. That's about it.

Mar 29, 2019 12:10 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Try "Opyourself"...for the best results

Mar 29, 2019 12:10 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. Save your money for more effective marketing efforts.

Mar 29, 2019 11:30 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Opcity is a lead gen company that nurtures leads, supposedly, until they are ready to be released to an agent for follow up and close. Opcity gets paid at COE. Do an internet search for more info.

Mar 29, 2019 09:01 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Shannon Thomas Realtor.com needs to improve the Opcity referral system.

Mar 29, 2019 07:49 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

They have access to the internet. That is all I know Shannon!

Mar 29, 2019 06:44 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

google reviews on them and I think you will get the picture

Mar 29, 2019 03:42 PM
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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I wasn't aware of this BUT I agree with Barbara Todaro 

Mar 30, 2019 05:05 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I reached out to them. I liked what i initially heard until the cost. I could not get a couple of basic questions answered. What scared me was they take total control of reaching out to those leads. 

Mar 30, 2019 05:04 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Stop paying third parties to get in between you (we as Realtors) and the public. It is short sighted no matter how cheap the fee, no matter whether it's buying a lead or paying a referral at closing. I can not believe "we" are paying people to eventually replace us just because we are not creating enough of our own biz - just spend the time, money and effort on lead gen. It will take however long it takes but keep at it and you will then have something you are cause over to make any size of biz you wish and not be dependent on how much biz you're getting from __________source.

Mar 30, 2019 06:54 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Interesting, will check.

Jun 30, 2019 10:53 AM
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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

Had not heard this, and never heard of Opcity.

Apr 15, 2019 02:41 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I quit buying fake leads after there were to many that were fake.

 

Mar 31, 2019 11:08 AM
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

I signed up for OpCity a few months ago. They screen the applicants prior to offering the lead. When you click to accept the lead the operator connects you to the lead. I have yet to have any of them pan out. I met with one lead and spent the day showing him property, only to find out that his aunt who is licensed didn't have time to show him entry level homes. He quickly fell off the radar and I sent the lead back to OpCity. Waiting patiently for better leads and hoping they pan out in the future. I do like the idea of giving a portion of the commission back at closing rather than shelling out money for leads.

Mar 31, 2019 09:40 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Some in our office used Optcity to no avail.  

Mar 30, 2019 06:25 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

lead-gen-with-opcity

I take all the free ones I can get so long it is free. Already paid arm and a leg for it....

Mar 30, 2019 01:15 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I am not familiar with that situation...

Mar 30, 2019 10:11 AM