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Bob Crane,  Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified)

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Rainmaker
1,712,776
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never seen a complaint on the company I use.

May 13, 2017 12:55 PM
Ambassador
2,684,569
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Excellent concern, Bob.  WHO are we trusting with our data?

May 13, 2017 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,024,902
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good question Bob Crane . The thought has crossed my mind and I would not be surprised at all if the data is being used by the host.

May 13, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,575
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bob,

We developed our own, and don't worry.

May 13, 2017 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

This is one reason I made my own

May 13, 2017 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
2,221,377
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a valid concern, you may want to contact your CRM and ask them what is their policy about confidentiality regarding your contact's information.

May 13, 2017 05:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I hope they don't.... that's horrible, if they do, and the agent is paying monthly!!!

May 13, 2017 03:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,505,713
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Especially with the free ones, that's always a concern.  Personally, I don't worry about it.  I think there are enough laws out there to discourage the practice.

May 13, 2017 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

This is one of the reasons I do not use my company's CRM as I feel like that would use my data base. I have been assured by customer service at Market Leader that they do not.

May 13, 2017 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
901,928
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I am absolutely positive they sell contacts as leads.

May 13, 2017 02:32 PM
Ambassador
5,059,654
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I sure hope not - haven't heard about that being an issue but it's certainly a good question.

May 13, 2017 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
7,861,183
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know.

May 13, 2017 01:17 PM
Ambassador
5,252,729
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

That's a great question, Bob Crane - most in my database are sphere, past clients, current clients, etc. I often receive texts or emails from my them about an ad that another agent ran or a postcard they sent them...I don't feel like they've been 'sold' to others though - just normal farming, marketing kind of advertising.

May 13, 2017 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,876,468
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That has crossed my mind, but would hope not.

May 16, 2017 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
4,958,093
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am not sure that you have control over that with most company

 

May 16, 2017 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
599,734
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I would read their terms and conditions but it seems they would protect your clients information if they were a professional business.

May 14, 2017 08:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

May 14, 2017 12:26 PM
Ambassador
3,349,079
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

At the core of my being I do not believe any data can be trusted with anyone. 

May 14, 2017 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,236,833
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Someone always seems to have access to your data! And most use it!

May 14, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,727,956
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Since we own our primary system (Excel) and it would be a contract breach for our other cloud-based systems

May 14, 2017 06:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Joe Pryor nailed this one!

May 14, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I use my own proprietary system.

May 14, 2017 06:24 AM
Ambassador
2,187,241
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

You can only hope they aren't but assume they are!

May 14, 2017 06:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question.  I don't know, even though I could sue them if I found an instance of it because it violates the terms of service.

May 14, 2017 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,653
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a good question and you absolutely can not be sure about anything that is posted online. 

May 14, 2017 12:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,773
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - very valid question. However, I doubt they can 'see' the database - unless given the permission by the client.

May 13, 2017 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,552,350
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Because of the high integrity of Buffini & Company it's NEVER a concern.

Referral Maker CRM!

May 13, 2017 09:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,241,629
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not sure I am sure some leads are from your data base.

May 13, 2017 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,846,661
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes, that is possible. I haven't had that experience though. 

May 13, 2017 06:44 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Read Privacy Policy. should be on page one. It may clearly state the intent to 'enchance user experience',

Include a couple of your dummy emailsas contacts.

Know an attorney.

May 13, 2017 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,784,266
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A fair & decent question....Lets see Bob

May 13, 2017 03:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Research before you choose, stay vigilant.  That would be my advice.

May 13, 2017 02:15 PM
Ambassador
3,589,566
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hmmm that thought has crossed my mind Bog. Very interesting question. I sure hope not ...but you never know, it could happen

May 13, 2017 01:54 PM
Rainmaker
5,111,160
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've never come across that problem with the two CRM's that I've used.

May 13, 2017 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,440
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Interesting concern Bob Crane is there any evidence of which CRM are guilty of this?

May 10, 2018 08:50 PM