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Posted by Connie Gohata on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Under: The Office
No complaints, here.  EXCEPT for one main one:  Leads.

I subscribe to a few lead generating companies and their "wares."  The issue I have is this - people like to leave bogus information so I can't contact them.  I have to pay for these leads, and when they leave bad info, I still have to pay.  They don't want me to call them, so in order to see what they want on the website, they leave an email address that just pops into their head and a phone number that really isn't theirs.  

Speaking of bad info, take this morning, for instance.  My Broker gave me a couple leads because he couldn't/didn't want to use them - he's swamped right now.  These leads both had bad phone numbers, but left email addresses.  So far, these emails I sent have not come back to me undeliverable.  But do I know that they are "real" or not?  No.  I actually sent them the listing that they were looking at and a promise to get them a free account so they can search, save, and take notes on listings that they may want to review.  And as buyers, they don't actually pay me - I get a commission split from the listing side (which is then split with my broker).

The kicker - have I left bogus info before?  Yes.  Why?  Because I didn't want a call back for a product or service that I wasn't committed to at the time.

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Life of a Realtor

Posted by Connie Gohata on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Under: The Office
No complaints, here.  EXCEPT for one main one:  Leads.

I subscribe to a few lead generating companies and their "wares."  The issue I have is this - people like to leave bogus information so I can't contact them.  I have to pay for these leads, and when they leave bad info, I still have to pay.  They don't want me to call them, so in order to see what they want on the website, they leave an email address that just pops into their head and a phone number that really isn't theirs.  

Speaking of bad info, take this morning, for instance.  My Broker gave me a couple leads because he couldn't/didn't want to use them - he's swamped right now.  These leads both had bad phone numbers, but left email addresses.  So far, these emails I sent have not come back to me undeliverable.  But do I know that they are "real" or not?  No.  I actually sent them the listing that they were looking at and a promise to get them a free account so they can search, save, and take notes on listings that they may want to review.  And as buyers, they don't actually pay me - I get a commission split from the listing side (which is then split with my broker).

The kicker - have I left bogus info before?  Yes.  Why?  Because I didn't want a call back for a product or service that I wasn't committed to at the time.

In : The Office 


Tags: undeliverable 
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Connie Gohata Realtor® and RE Investor Short Sale and REO Specialist Regular Sales, Distressed Sales CA/BRE #01822665 Phone: 714-553-9146

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