Market Leader makes us look great to our prospects

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc.

The activity on my Market Leader website has really picked up this week. I am still averaging a handful of new prospects each week, but some of the past prospects are beginning to become more active. This week I received 4 direct e-mails from active prospects looking for more information about homes.

One of these prospects wanted me to increase the price of their search criteria. I was having a hard time figuring out how to change their current listing alerts, so I called Market Leader to get some help. My call was picked up within 2 rings and answered by a sharp young guy in Kirkland, WA. He was extremely helpful and we fixed the search within a couple of minutes.

For future reference, you cannot change listing alerts, but you can create new ones and delete the old ones. My prospect had completely set up the wrong search and I was able to go into their listing alert account and create a new one with the criteria that they were searching for and delete their old search within minutes. I then sent them a quick e-mail to let them know that everything was back on track.

The team at Market Leader makes us look great to our prospects and prospective clients.

Ā 

Ryan Martin Your Bellingham Real Estate Agent
Specializing in Bellingham Washington Homes



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Hi Ryan, glad to hear you got a quick answer to your question! We have a great Growth Leader account management team here that strives to deliver the highest level of customer service possible.

June 04, 2009 03:22 PM #1
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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

Thanks Jennifer, but my name is Ryan, not Martin ;)

June 04, 2009 04:01 PM #2
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Roland Woodworth
Keller Williams Realty - Clarksville, TN
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Ryan: Great to hear good things like this... Hang in there GL is a great product.

June 04, 2009 04:26 PM #3
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Haha, I have no idea how that happened. ;) Thanks for the heads up!

June 04, 2009 04:26 PM #4
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Aaron Poling
Long & Foster - Martinsburg, WV

Ill have to check out this product, thanks

June 04, 2009 05:02 PM #5
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Christianne Gordon
Carson Valley Homes and Land - RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV
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Hi Ryan, I agree - Growth Leader is a great product. I just wrote my second contract from a Growth Leader prospect yesterday...

June 04, 2009 05:33 PM #6
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Hi Ryan - I've experienced the same quick response any time I've had a quesiton about Growth Leader. Good luck with your prospects.

June 04, 2009 06:01 PM #7
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Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector

Ryan,

Congrats on the AR feature! Way to go dude....as they say. I like your stuff.

June 04, 2009 08:46 PM #8
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Kim Daugherty
www.RealFamilyRealEstate.com - McKinney, TX
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Ryan - I've been noticing a few of my prospects starting to call me too. Wishing you the best for a great summer!

June 04, 2009 09:56 PM #9
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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The Growth Leader team has been absolutely fantastic in helping me with any questions I have on their products.

June 05, 2009 12:34 AM #10
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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

@Roland ~ Thanks, I have been pretty happy with the production of Growth Leader.

@Jennifer ~ No worries Lew.

@Aaron ~ You should definitely check Growth Leader out.

@Christianne ~ Nice work! Keep those contracts coming.

@John ~ Thanks and you are correct that the folks at Market Leader hustle.

@Steven ~ Thanks dude!

@Kim ~ You gotta love the calls coming in. Wishing you the best for a great summer too.

@Christine ~ Those guys (and girls) know their stuff over at Growth Leader.

June 05, 2009 12:14 PM #11
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Morning Ryan....I've found with web leads the incubation period can be as much as 2 years.  Watch out, I see an avalanche coming your way.  Can you say assistant...LOL  Have a fun weekend, always love to have you visit my blog :-)

June 06, 2009 07:44 AM #12
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Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Previews Property Specialist

Hi Ryan

Good to hear that you are having better luck than we did with Market  Leader...our leads were very expensive on and ROI and practically of them were junk.

We were actually curious as to how they were procured, but never got any sound answers on what search terms were used.

 

Happy Holidays!


Anne

December 15, 2009 07:11 PM #13
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Ryan Martin
Windermere Real Estate / Whatcom Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Commercial RE Broker

Anne, that is too bad that you had a poor experience. I haven't never been a proponent of pay-per click campaigns and since the Market Leader was free to me (aside from my time), it did bring in a lot of leads. With that said, I still haven't closed any sales from these leads.

Happy Holidays to you too.

December 16, 2009 01:47 PM #14
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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Congratulations ont he feature, Ryan and a great endorsement for Market Leader.

January 21, 2010 11:27 PM #15
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Hi Ryan,

   I have been thinking of joining Growth Leader. How has it been working out for you lately?

February 21, 2010 10:58 PM #16
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Puneet Sachdeva
Seattle, WA

It's big waste of money and time...  Had it since November 2009 and now it's July 2010.  0 results bunch of emails and wrong #'s.  Also, my market dollars weren't being spend right so when I found out from their own employees and promised of resolving it, nothing happened. When they finaly switched me to a different location where they said I would have better luck.  I actually started receiving lesser prospects.  When I called they said it was a screw up and it will be fixed.  Then I waited few more weeks and no resolution.  I asked to be taken out of my contract because they couldn't perform and they wouldn't.  Let's say it works for some and doesn't for others.  If you are such a great company then you would let people out of their contract and proceed with your business.  Instead of trying to milk dollars from a consumer who you can see by looking at their account that theirwas no success but bunch of mistakes by the company itself.  When i signed up I told them that hey it's hard for me to spend this money because real estate business is down.  You know what they told me this is the product... blah blah blah..  Now I am here 9 or so months later complaining like everybody else....  Although my business has picked up because of my own refferals and customer satisfaction.  If I ran in in to a situation and the seller wasn't satisfied, I would let them out of their listing contract. 

July 19, 2010 08:16 PM #17
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Phil Leng
Keller Williams Eastside Market Center - Kirkland, WA
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Hi ryan

Thanks for the post.

It is always interesting to read about someone else's experience with the product.

I have been on it for a year and have closed 3 so far.

Phil

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