Spam prevention
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Well, a few points of order.

  1. Using a purchased list in any of the legitimate mailers like Mailchimp and Constant Contact, will violate their terms of service and get your account suspended.
  2. People will turn you in to the email provider.
  3. I don't know any agent who likes getting emails about what they can already find in the MLS.
  4. Blindly sending your listing to agents will not only get you a bad reputation, but it's also ILLEGAL!  It is unsolicited bulk commercial email and thus spam.  This is a violation of the CAN-SPAM act.
  5. Yes, people will report you to the feds for spamming them.
Feb 19, 2020 06:26 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

What would be your purpose emailing other agents? I don't like to receive them, do you? Just don't do it.

Feb 20, 2020 06:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have no idea, nor would I ever destroy my reputation by doing that.


Feb 19, 2020 11:00 PM
Derrick Guevremont
Counselor Realty of Rochester - Rochester, MN
Rochester MN Homes for Sale

Exactly what people don’t like about salespeople.

Feb 19, 2020 07:29 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It sounds like a plan to alienate yourself from other agents Robert Schmalz .  What's the difference between "mass" and spam email? 

Feb 19, 2020 06:18 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I read your profile, and I would not advise you to do that.  We worked on the Westside and lived in Brentwood.  This kind of mass mailing is a royal turn off, and you would be reported.  Personally I report unsolicited emails, which include those who buy "supposedly vetted list."   PS.  The link to your website did not work.  Best of luck. A

Feb 19, 2020 08:30 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

bad idea as stated. Proceed at your own peril.

Feb 19, 2020 07:54 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I wouldn't. Agents hate mass emails and typically delete, unsubscribe, mark as spam and even spit back at you with venom.

I quit emailing agents my listings years ago, got tired of all the anger.

Email those you know. Build a relationship list. I now have 1400+ agents that open my mail, because I have their permission and we have a relationship.

Feb 19, 2020 07:05 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I don't know why I would do that

Feb 20, 2020 06:43 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am not exactky sure what your first questions is.  I can email other agents via my mls by a reverse prospecting function.  

Get email lists?  why? of whom?  for what reason? 

Feb 19, 2020 06:09 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

The  only email another Realtor wants to receive has an OFFER attached!!

Feb 20, 2020 09:42 AM
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Be careful what you ask for, that's all that I can say. Proceed with caution...

Feb 20, 2020 05:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Your mls may have the ability to help you with this, but be careful they will likely require a good reason to allow you to send an email to their members.

Feb 20, 2020 05:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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Feb 20, 2020 10:59 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Mass email lists equals yourself being reported as a spammer. Built a list with real people who actually want to read what you email them

Feb 20, 2020 04:43 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Only email to agents and others that have subscribed to your email list.

 Start a newsletter that provides topics of value to those that subscribe. It will take time.

Feb 20, 2020 03:59 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

That's a great way to assure your account gets flag as spam.

Feb 19, 2020 11:18 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

There should be a way to do it via your MLS; call their tech people. Warning - many agents consider this kind of emailing spamming and don't appreciate it.

Feb 20, 2020 03:10 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Mass emails go directly into my spam folder.

Feb 20, 2020 10:27 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

The MLS has agents emails.

Feb 20, 2020 07:45 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As a broker I would think this information is readily accessible. I know in Florida, not only is the data available but the agents HOME ADDRESS is published for the world to see.

Let start with #2.

#2 Get the list from  Local list is FREE.

#1. How to spam agents: 
a. obtains a burnable email address preferably not on a resource you use such as a service lactated Ukraine or an expendable one in USA.

b. buy a spammer program (SendBlaster) with block size sending and assignable IP. Configure the 'block send' size to be within the spammer limits of your ISP. I set mine to 49. DO not use a resource you can not afford to lose.

c. structure so the response to the CTA is the reward, not a reply to the email. Make certain to include yourself as a recipient. You should have an test email on Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook/hotmail and every service you can find. This way you can determine which one may be squashing your correspondence.Benefit number two is you will need these test emails to validate CRMs, many of which testing proves is too dangerous to use.

Best of success.

Feb 20, 2020 06:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I used Top Producer for my mass emails from my database.

Feb 20, 2020 06:19 AM
Robert Schmalz
West Los Angeles Real Estate Group - Santa Monica, CA
Cal. Lic Broker

Hi, wow my question seems to have brought out the agent's rights team looking to protect everyone form Spam and making it look like I was a spammer.

In the Los Angeles area agents and brokers look for emails that are showcasing, new listings, open houses, off-market, REO's and Short sales.

I would imagine all of us look to these "mass email notification of a subject that is an interest to our profession"

Sure we search the MLS and look but what if we miss it? what if it just came on the market? what if it is an off-market listing etc how would you like to hear about it.

As it turns out the MLS has a way to download agent emails because they also realize that you can only access this list if you are a broker, which I am or an agent, and the only reason we are "spamming" is to supply information that 95% of the agents want to hear.

So for those of you that got so upset with this question think of the other side of the coin and not about all the spammer we have to put up with but what is the reason it is going out and does it serve the purpose of agents to gain knowledge. AND there is a little button that says unsubscribe. Funny I use TP and Constant contact and have never seen an active agent opt-out.

Feb 20, 2020 04:30 PM