Iva Sarnova (Keller Williams Realty)

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Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
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I don't touch zippo with a ten foot pole. And we have no desire to reach out to FSBOs who are marketing their properties on zippo. The site is your competitor for SEO, traffic, they have driven the price of Google PPC up, etc. 

Learn to fly under the radar of them. Find a niche. There are riches in the niches. And guess what, the right niches that you can dominate on line, zippo can't. 

Nov 30, 2016 01:33 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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I don't go near Z... learn to market yourself and you won't need to rely on anyone to give you leads.... the potential clients will find YOU....

Nov 30, 2016 11:14 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Never done that!  I'm a 'sphere' gal myself!  They are much more reliable and a lot less time-consuming!

Nov 30, 2016 11:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sorry, never tried.

Nov 30, 2016 02:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Move or else? LOL...This is what it is all about i.e. finding what works for you

Nov 30, 2016 10:50 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Not worth my time to do it. If you have success doing it let us know.

Nov 30, 2016 10:39 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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I don't - period.

Nov 30, 2016 03:07 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
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It's never occurred to me to reach out to a "make me move" guy because, in areas I'm familiar with, the prices are so into the ionosphere they don't fit by seller profile - which is not a crazy!

You'll do better to build and work your sphere of influence, and I'd recommend a Brian Buffini or Joe Stumpf workshop if you are new and want to learn how.

Nov 30, 2016 02:14 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Sorry I don't deal with Zillow

Nov 30, 2016 12:41 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I will have to see what others have to say.  I am not a fan of Zillow

 

Nov 30, 2016 11:42 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Hell no. Spend time on a real lead elsewhere. (anywhere)

Nov 30, 2016 11:25 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Iva,

We are in agreement with all the answers given.  Good luck.  A

Nov 30, 2016 11:22 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I don't do anything with zillow. 

Nov 30, 2016 07:14 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Zillow is next to worthless.  See the comprehensive answers provided by others.

Nov 30, 2016 06:45 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The best way to convert anybody over to your client list is to prove your worth. Talk is cheap, show them what you have to offer.

For FSBOs, get face to face with them. Ask for an appointment to preview the house so you can keep up with the market inventory. While you are there, leave some info that will actually help them sell it themselves. ie sold comps, properties for sale, a property disclosure and/or any forms necessary to make it happen. The amount of paperwork can be very intimidating when it is sitting in front of them.

When something else goes under contract, drop it off and say hi.

They are probably not ging to sell it themselves so you are setting yourself up as the agent who helped and did not tell them they were doing it all wrong.

Or you could just hound them into submission.

 

Nov 30, 2016 01:20 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Iva Sarnova Paying for leads is a losing proposition. Go out and beat the bushes and start face-to-face networking.

Nov 30, 2016 12:56 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think Jeff Dowler said it best!  What he said!

Nov 30, 2016 07:06 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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I don't go there, ever!

Nov 30, 2016 06:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I don't. I don't have anything to do with the Z site.

Nov 30, 2016 04:40 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I have not tried reaching out to them.

Nov 30, 2016 04:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I explain what z is and then show themthe destruction that they haave caused.  I keep documentation of my clients nightmares.

Nov 30, 2016 03:32 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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If you aren't already following Nestor & Katerina Gasset - Barbara Todaro -- do so immediately.    You will be rewarded when you read their posts on a consistent basis.   

Dec 01, 2016 07:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Zillow and i are not drinking buddies! Never use them!

Dec 01, 2016 07:14 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I don't go anywhere near Z - I abhor them with a passion - good luck with that

Why woulld you want to help your competitor? That's what Z is your competitor - don't think for a minute they are doing you any favors or helping your business

Dec 01, 2016 07:03 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't do Zillow.

Dec 01, 2016 04:01 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nestor & Katerina Gasset nailed this one!

Dec 01, 2016 04:00 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Iva Sarnova - Just tell them, I can make that 'move' smoother!

Nov 30, 2016 11:39 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Not an issue in our great country since they don't operate here.

Nov 30, 2016 08:52 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not worked with these prospects.

Nov 30, 2016 03:42 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not as everyone was a waste of time

Dec 01, 2016 06:19 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
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RUN, FORREST, RUN!!

Dec 01, 2016 05:55 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Others have given you good tips.

Dec 01, 2016 04:33 AM
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Bob Crane
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What is Zillow doing to make these people move?

Nov 30, 2016 08:44 PM