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Rainmaker
882,396
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I have not nor will I - look what PA did for the election, mainstream media, liberal and the rest - didn't help them much LOL

Jan 06, 2017 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,499,651
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not used PA, and I've heard from others it's a waste of money. But I don't know, as I haven't tried.

Jan 06, 2017 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
4,926,446
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

One of our clients bought Smart Zip, and the data was valuable based on the strategy he had in his marketplace,   After that initial report, he did not continue with it...It is quite expensive, and personally I think these predictive analytics are not something you could not figure out on your own.  Of course, it would mean getting out there and talking to people and doing some research instead of paying this type of company a lot of money.  

Jan 06, 2017 02:51 PM
Rainmaker
2,887,096
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

1. No. 

2. N/A

3. N/A

My analytics are simple.  If my phone is ringing then what I am doing is working.  If my phone stop ringing then I look at what I am doing and make necessary changes to get my phone to ring again. 

Jan 06, 2017 09:35 AM
Ambassador
2,021,786
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

We've been getting mail from another local agent for over a year now, trying to sign up for updates, etc.  There is a lot of money being spent.  We may fit the mold but not only are we not even thinking about selling, we wouldn't use this agent. 

Jan 06, 2017 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,593,440
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

In my past life in corporate America, one of my jobs was to use propensity analysis to decide where to put a major new product. We took all sorts of data points such as household income, education, and the like, and came up with estimates of what % of a particular population would be likely to purchase our product. The results though were of course dependent upon the accuracy, timeliness and thoroughness of the underlying data. And there were many things those models couldn't determine. For example, an area of 50K people with an average income below "average" didn't identify that 30K of those people were way below minimum wage for certain cultural reasons and would NEVER buy the product but the other 20K were highly likely to purchase the product. The propensity model output indicated that on the basis of the statistics only, we should not to invest in the area at all. We wound up losing a great opportunity for sales.

I'm all for using data to make decisions, but wouldn't purchase a service that is predicting anything. There are too many factors that could get in the way of making accurate predictions.

Jan 07, 2017 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have not used such products.

Jan 06, 2017 11:42 PM
Ambassador
4,761,666
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

1. Yes

2. Fair

3. Bob's instincts.

Jan 06, 2017 06:45 PM
Ambassador
2,469,292
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No

No

N/A

Jan 06, 2017 05:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't use any of these.

Jan 06, 2017 05:13 PM
Ambassador
3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I work closely with some agents that have used it and it did not produce the promised results.

Jan 06, 2017 03:22 PM
Ambassador
4,306,997
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I used it in past - and ROI was just enough for me to break even!

Maybe, I am not a goof fit for PA!

Jan 06, 2017 12:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,307,202
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not used their services.  I did attend a webinar where they explained what they did and found that I could get the same info myself for free from my favorite title reps and the local paper/craigslist/nextdoor/etc.

Jan 06, 2017 10:24 AM
Rainmaker
5,393,001
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

No ....never.... I've not needed it.... 

Jan 06, 2017 08:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,619,355
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

There is also a 3rd one that no one would invest/partner with me on. I think they are intriguing & have found NO ONE that gave them a go.

Corine Guest said sorta but I'm not sure if it was these 2.  As for the 3rd, I can't remember the name.

Reason I needed a partner like a LO was your minimum mailout was like 20,000.  Normally I do not do that large of a mailing only specific farm areas.

Couldn't get anyone to help me with the costs.

Again, I thought it was a great idea & would love to give it a go.

Jan 06, 2017 07:40 AM
Rainmaker
864,056
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I use rebogateway

Jan 06, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,917,366
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I'm very careful who I give my Credit Card #'s to !!!

Jan 06, 2017 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,890,764
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not used this.

Jan 06, 2017 05:41 AM
Ambassador
1,615,582
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

never had the owner to use it

Jan 06, 2017 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
737,190
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I have started using PA and had some initial success.  I will definitely follow up.

Feb 03, 2017 02:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,646
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never used this tool...but reading responses. Thanks for the question!

Jan 07, 2017 05:52 AM