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Ed Hodkinson (Realty Connect USA)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hard work and discipline work for me -  I have never paid for leads. 

I built my own WordPress site and created all the original content. It takes time. There isn't an easy button. 

Find a niche. Built it and they will come. 

All the best to you. 

Mar 15, 2023 07:14 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Learn to use all the tools that Facebook has to offer.  It can work if you learn how to work it.  generating leads are one thing,  converting them are another.  

I know I might take a hit on this one from this crowd but I do think that it is the cheapest form of lead generating out there.  consider it marketing on steroids.  

I am not getting compensated for this answer  

Mar 15, 2023 06:54 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

This section is mostly inhabited by those who would rather die than pay for leads! 
Did you recently ask a similar question about pipeline?
If that was you, my answer is the same - know so much about your market that you are the go-to. Market your success stories. And do a bang-up job on every transaction to make your clients so happy they refer their everyone! 

Mar 15, 2023 07:54 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Do your own lead generation: farm, work your sphere; work your client data base. Provide 5-star service that generates repeat and referral business. These are lead generators. 

Mar 15, 2023 07:33 AM
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Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

I've found other than staying in touch with my SOI is like Peter Mohylsky suggested using FB. I've created many Group and Business pages and shared my Blog post as well as Just Listed properties to obtain some extra leads!

Mar 15, 2023 07:21 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I found the best lead generator for me are my feet and my right hand out stretched to greet people Ed Hodkinson .

Mar 15, 2023 07:02 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I had Zillow and for the price it is not worth it I think.  I work 4 farm areas and it pays off for me and my lender.

 

Mar 15, 2023 09:06 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I have not used Zillow recently, however, I have heard from agents in my area who are currently using it said they are not doing well with it, but it fell off 6 months ago. 

Mar 15, 2023 08:21 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Am unable to recommend a lead generation company to you and wish you the best in your search, Ed.

Mar 15, 2023 08:15 AM
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Ed Hodkinson
Realty Connect USA - Bethpage, NY

Thanks all...I realize that my SOI and past clients are usually the bread and butter but want to be sure I don't miss anything lol! Thank you for the input!

Ed Hodkinson

Mar 15, 2023 07:39 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Depending on your zip code, Z would be a mortgage payment.

YOU are your lead generation system. I believe we gave great examples in a recent Q&A.

Mar 15, 2023 06:55 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Stretch your legs and expand your media online presence... circulate and be highly involved in your community events... volunteer, get involved as the mover and shaker in your communities you serve. You'll have leads coming out your ears from the sphere of influence you create from planting, watering, weeding and harvesting your home grown roll your own lead generators @EdHodkinson !

Mar 15, 2023 08:45 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Have a good site with good content and constantly add to it.  I used zillow when it was young and not over priced.  It got diluted with competition and I quit in 2014.  But my site gets eyes on it daily bringing me leads.

Mar 15, 2023 01:07 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Warm regards is a nice touch Ed

Mar 15, 2023 11:15 AM
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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

Ed Hodkinson you know the answer and received many here. The Acres of Diamonds "are under your feet" i.e. in your database. The lead gen scams are over-sold auction services, you pay to race to be the first of 3-5 agents all responding to the same lead alert.

Mar 15, 2023 09:27 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's called Me, Myself & I lead generation. AND in this day and my pronouns are the same...lol

Mar 15, 2023 09:21 AM
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Jeff Pearl
Samson Properties / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

You could check out opcity or prime street. Not sure of costs? Opcity is now realtor.com i think and requires broker approval. https://primestreet.io/for-agents/lead-genius

Mar 15, 2023 08:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Had to argue with Nina Hollander, Broker. Luckily I agree with her and there is no need to argue. 

Mar 16, 2023 03:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

AR works well.

FB works well.

I would not waste money on any others.

Mar 16, 2023 02:49 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Keep in touch with the people you've served in the past and they'll be your best lead-generating service out there! 

Mar 15, 2023 09:54 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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My strategy:
- Have an IDX website that converts well (critical).
- Do a well constructed and managed PPC (pay per click) campaign on Google and Bing.
- At the same time, invest heavily in SEO.

If all is done correctly, in 6-12 months you'll start getting leads via SEO, and you can decrease PPC.

This strategy is expensive to implement at first, but it will start costing less once the SEO starts to kick in.

Caveat: In ultra competitive areas it may not work as well.

Btw, lead companies do the PPC part of my strategy, but it will cost more because you have to pay them.


Mar 16, 2023 06:45 AM