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Old 05-15-2007, 06:49 PM
 
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I recently signed up with the HouseValues site, but now I am questioning if I did the right thing. It seems the leads I get are deadends. Has anyone had good results or could recommend a better lead site?
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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Several days with no response (Florida forum), so I'm moving this to our Real Estate Professionals forum.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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you are the lead they were targeting.

You may get on or two prospects - and a dozen or five rejects.

The consumer is getting smarter all the time. They don't fall for the spam. You shouldn't either.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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I did Housevalues when it first started up in like 2001 & 2002 and was the only online lead service for sellers. Now there are tons of them out there and the leads are not as good. It worked for me because of the timing - I got out of it in 2002 and now have enough referral business that I don't need to pay someone for what I would do as part of my job anyway. You would be better off marketing in a specific area (if you have a certain zip code that you cover) and let the people in that area know that you are a neighborhood expert for them. Lead them to YOUR website and offer them the same info as you would do on Housevalues and cut out the middleman. GOod luck!
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Palm Coast, Fl
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I agree. You are much better off taking those funds and doing a pay-per click campaign or putting that money towards making your site have better rankings. House Values and the other lead generation sites are mainly money makers for the site, not you.
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