Buyers Relocation USA vs. Real Estate Client Referrals

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Hello Active Rain Community. 

For the last year, I have been set up with Buyers Relocation USA.  I have closed several transactions with them.  I am just curious if anyone else uses them.  The kicker is that you have to pay them a 25% referral fee.

A guy called my yesterday that sounded much better.....there was no referral fees.  The name of the company was Real Estate Client Referral.  Has anyone ever heard of them?  You pay $199 to be set up.  THen you buy the leads in packages.  7 referrals are $4.95 and 40 referrals are 24.75.

SO before I sign back up with Buyers USA, I wanted to see if anyone had success with this company.

 

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David Nichols
The Nichols/Ersery Home Team, RE/MAX Heartland - Lee's Summit, MO
Leenulls Summit Real Estate
RUN... as fast as you can the other direction.   Any company that sells leads is bad!  Pay the 25% referal fee ALL DAY LONG and twice on Sunday but DO NOT pay someone for leads.  Take it from a guy that has doen it far to many times.  They get these names from people who register to a website.  Most NEVER want to talk with a REALTOR, let alone need your services.  If they were legit leads, they would be getting 25%.  Think about how much more profitable they would be.
September 10, 2007 04:39 PM #1
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Eric L. Cutler
Keller Williams - Greenville, NC
Thanks for the comment David.....they just get you when you are low! 
September 11, 2007 10:40 AM #2
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David Nichols
The Nichols/Ersery Home Team, RE/MAX Heartland - Lee's Summit, MO
Leenulls Summit Real Estate
lol... yeah. I always seem to get the call when I don't have any clients... I think they have my office bugged.  Just hang in there and keep asking for referals!
September 11, 2007 11:38 AM #3
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Eric L. Cutler
Keller Williams - Greenville, NC

Thanks for commenting...momentarily had a lapse of thought!

 

 

September 11, 2007 01:20 PM #4
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Keith Cook
RE/MAX Whatcom County, Inc. - Bellingham, WA

 

If you have closed several transactions with any company I would think twice about letting them go.

October 23, 2007 02:47 AM #5
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Ray Spitler
Keller Williams Realty - Saginaw, MI

Avoid "Realtor Client Referrals" at all cost!

I made the mistake of signing up for leads from "Real Estate Client Referrals" and have regretted it ever since.

First they tell me I will only get "Qualified Buyer Leads", so I signed up for only those looking to buy for 100k or higher. Very nice when they were selling me the service and told me once Agent sign up they always renew the contract, it's such a great service! (Ah huh..)

They agreed to 22 leads for $2079 plus an additional 25 leads free! Sounds good right? After all, these are qualified leads expecting a call from a Realtor!

Well, after receiving all my "paid" leads, I have yet to have one qualified lead. They all want 10k houses, no jobs, can't qualify for loan, etc...

When I complain about the leads, they say they are replacing them with new leads, but once they replace them, and the new lead is equally worthless, they say "They do no replace the FREE leads". What?? A worthless lead replaced by another worthless lead is still worthless1 Right???

Now all of a sudden they are sending me Listing leads for entire County. That in itself is not so bad, but when I tell them these leads are too far from my market area, they tell me they cannot indicate zip codes, only the county. I tell them I do not list in the "War Zones" where houses can be bought to $2000. They don't care! "Cannot omit specific areas".

I can see that at this point, they are simply using up remaining leads that have no value to me to finish out the contract. They argue with me on the phone about what I "signed up for". I am waiting for a copy of contract to check the fine print. BE SURE TO READ THE FINE PRINT!!

My advice.. AVOID THIS COMNPANY AT ALL COST. Not worth ANY investment!!

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