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Fri May 26, 2017
Alan May answered:
One of the reasons that managing brokers like to have agents come in to the office, is so that they can confirm that you're actually making those calls. You might have the work ethic, but they don't know that, yet.

There's also a huge advantage to being in the office... you pick up any conversation in the agents with office... and there can be business to be found in the office.
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Fri May 26, 2017
Frank Golio, Jr answered:
What is it we say.. Buyer beware! Do not waste your money or your time with Market Leader. I signed up with them two months ago. I bought into the bill of goods sold by a savvy sales person. They charged be $1500 and then disappeared. I was suppose to be on boarded right away. 7-10 days later someone reached out to me. When I wasn't available at that moment that was it. It took weeks for me to get anyone on the phone. The leads are worthless, they trail people on the internet, lure them into signing up and then the people ask not to be contacted.

When I finally was able to escalate me issues to "upper management" They offered me one month free but then my bill would go up $200 a month as per the contract terms. I was told this is more then they normal offer for people in my situation..

Well, if you have more then myself in this situation perhaps the company should do something about that.

I have spent money on many different lead generation companies over the years and Market leader is by far the worst of the worst. Do not waste your hard earned money on this company.
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Thu May 25, 2017
Allan Montonen asked:
If, so, can you have someone contact me in regards to services and pricing ?
Sincerely,
Allan Montonen, PH 925-330-1880, e-mail amontonen@usa.net
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Wed May 24, 2017
Barbara Alpert asked:
Hi. My name is Barbara Alpert from Coldwell Banker, Calabasas. I'm the Buyer's agent for 25473 Cumberland Ln., Calabasas. We are scheduled to close escrow tomorrow. My client is…
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Tue May 23, 2017
Johndelano85 answered:
You have to understand that you will always find someone that will say YES if you are willing to go through all the NO's. A lot people talk about cold calling is dead, but it's not I have built my entire business by cold calling. The people most likely saying is cold calling is dead is because they either suck on the phone or no that many people fear rejection of the over the phone and if they can find another way instead of cold calling they will. At the end of the pay people do love speaking to other people but they don't like people that did not capture their attention. This is why in the first 4 seconds something about your voice your energy through the phone captivates them to listen to you. FIRST RULE: everyone LOOOVVEESSSS talking about themselves so..... guess, WHAT! ? Start asking them questions that will get them to talk about themselves and all you have to do is listen and keep them feeling comfortable speaking with you.

It's not hard but with the world of social media people have forgotten that people still LOVE speaking to other people. We all do it everyday. So become interesting, standout, find your voice and pick up the phone and start making cold calls. AND if you are too afraid or just one of those types of people that knows their strength is not in starting a conversation with a stranger but very good once the conversation has been started by someone else and they can then take over from there or find an assistant or hire a part time telemarketer or hire companies like Exclusive Calls to dial numbers for you for $0.75 a dial. It's easy for me all I do is email them the list I want worked and the script and they send me back the results.

Here is the truth if you want it bad enough you will get it, knock on doors and pick up the phone and cold call. Pick one and just do it.
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Tue May 23, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You now need to have a link from your MLS that sends them to third party sites like Trulia. If your mls does not offer it, you have to sign up for a service that pulls your mls listings and places them on various sites like Trulia. ... more
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Tue May 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, you need to know some hidden secrets of the real estate industry. I saw the listing on Zillow and I see what you're talking about. Under the Price / Tax History tab, it states on 5/11/2017, the home was listed for sale and on the same day, it was listed as "Pending".
So from my experience in real estate, the following happened: The agent works for Re/Max and agents working at the large brokerages (Coldwell Banker, Re/Max, Keller Williams, etc.) are pressured to keep sales "in house". This means the brokerage wants a home listed and sold by agents who are working for the same brokerage. It gives the brokerage more marketing and advertising power and makes their brand name stronger. I worked at Coldwell Banker and I was subject to the same pressures. The small brokerages don't have the leverage to do this. However, the smaller brokerages can offer things to sellers that the large brand name brokerages can't.

Another reason why this home was listed and Pending on 5/11 is at the large brokerages, when an agent is working with a seller to list a home, that agent will ask all the other agents in their office and other Re/Max offices if they have a buyer to purchase this home. If there is a qualified buyer, the listing agent will tell the seller to delay listing the home in the MLS system until May 11 so the buyer can see the home BEFORE anybody else can. Then if the buyer likes it and wants to buy it, then the listing agent will list the home in the MLS and on the same day, enter the "Pending" status so this way, the home is sold "in house" and it is not for sale to anybody else.

I know it's difficult to read this and you're upset. I don't have any words of wisdom. Unfortunately I do remember my Office Manager repeatedly telling us to have our buyers take an interest in homes that are listed thru our brokerage. As agents, we can show them houses that are listed by others but there is some pressure to make sure homes listed thru our brokerage are sold quickly. My opinion - it's all about statistics, profits and making these large brokerages stand out.
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Mon May 22, 2017
Cajonesrealtor answered:
HI, I just want you to know that I am a Hard Money Specialist and I can lend in the San Diego area. In fact, I have programs that are nationwide! Please let me know if I can help you: cajonesrealotr@gmail.com ... more
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