The spectacular benefits of IMSD - A True Story

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Catarra Real Estate, Inc CA BRE #01191946

A long time ago in a real estate office far, far away a lone real estate broker was faced with the task of generating new business.  It is a period of difficult online marketing.  The broker, using the IDX feed on his website scored a small victory by getting some leads.

While blogging on Activerain, the broker discovered IMSD - Internet Marketing Specialist Designation - and the ultimate weapon in the online war for leads.  Getting the IMSD certification would give enough online marketing power to destroy the competition.

Pursued by relentless competitors, the broker took the classes and used the Craigslist advertising to create 6 news leads in one week from one ad.  The competitors are on the run...

 

For anyone considering the myriad designations offered out there, IMSD is surely one of the best programs to consider.  Unlike many sales and marketing classes that offer little in specific details or examples, the IMSD program delivers actual usable content that can be put to use immediately.  While listening to the class online, I paused, put the lessons to use, and got leads within hours.  There is no better proof point of how good it is!

Does it keep working?  Yes!  My team has continued to use the online advertising strategies presented in the IMSD program and we've found success similar to the initial trial.  Of course, results vary and you do need to continually reinvent the ads to stay current.  All the pieces are there you just have to put them to use.

Even if you just do ONE part of the IMSD program, it will pay for itself with the first client.  If you're in a high volume market with a lot of transactions, I'll bet its even more successful that I've seen.  Give it a try.

Disclaimer:  I have not been paid for this endorsement.  It just plain rocks!

 

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Rainmaker
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Thank you, Bryan, we sincerely appreciate having you as part of our program.  You sound like a guy who definitely needs one of our geeky shirts with a Star Wars post like this!  I'll contact you direct so you don't have to post your shirt size for all to see.

Jul 11, 2012 02:46 PM #5
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Bryan,

Thanks for the information...Do you know that the top producers in real estate/ market leaders around the country for the most part have no idea about this designation?  What if they knew?  A

Jul 11, 2012 04:18 PM #6
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John McCormack
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Thank you sir... I will be checking into IMSD.  Learning and changing never end.

Jul 11, 2012 04:31 PM #7
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Bryan - I also have been working my way through the IMSD curriculum, and have been very impressed with the range and depth of what is being offered there. It's highly informative and very effective stuff, and you're right - it's makes the phone ring.

Jul 11, 2012 04:46 PM #8
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Bryan - you work in a high-end area as I do.  I always think these type of marketing tactics don't work here - but you are saying that you're having success with people searching for high-end?

Jul 11, 2012 04:55 PM #9
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Kathy Sheehan
Movement Mortgage 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Branch Manager

It is always nice to hear an endorsement for something that works.

Jul 11, 2012 05:10 PM #10
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Bryan,  I am going to have to check in to that designation.  This one might actually be worth the time it takes to receive it. 

Jul 11, 2012 05:14 PM #11
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Nevin Williams
Sierra Pacific Mortgage Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
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Bryan- I am growing a team of branch offices for my company and have a need to generate a large amount of leads.  Do you think this would be worthwhile for us in the mortgage business as well or only agents?

Jul 11, 2012 08:55 PM #12
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Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

IMSD has made a signficant difference in our lead generating strategies and successes.

Jul 12, 2012 09:22 AM #13
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Michael Setunsky
Michael's Commercial LLC - Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Bryan, it always nice to hears what someone else has to say besides the people marketing the designation. Thanks.

Jul 12, 2012 09:46 AM #14
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Lanre Folayan
Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Washington, DC
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Bryan I actually enrolled in the program in April. I really need to finish it. But so far I like it. Any real estate agent who is looking to ways to dominate online with real estate marketing,they will definitely get the help with the brilliant minds at IMSD. Congratulations on the feature.

Jul 12, 2012 11:34 AM #15
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Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad

Good going, we have not have much luck with CL.  Used some of the different techniques to no avail.

Jul 12, 2012 01:54 PM #16
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Paula McDonald
Chevaux Group, PLLC - The Woodlands, TX
CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279

Hey Bryan.  Glad you are busy, busy.  This is one crazy market and I can hardly keep up! 

Jul 12, 2012 02:23 PM #17
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
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Bryan - I'm so glad this has worked so well for you.  Congrats on that (as well as the feature).

Jul 12, 2012 03:25 PM #18
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Wayne Jackson
Lakeshore Realty 208-714-4109 - Hayden, ID
North Idaho Realtor, Serving Coeur dnullAlene and Hayden Lake

Bryan, I,m not surprised that it works. IMSD and AR and other RE companies are owned by Market Leader. Most everything they own works great except for Real Estate.com

Jul 12, 2012 05:48 PM #19
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Bryan, I've been asking around a bit about how this designation is. I hear a lot of good things about it, but I trust you. Give me a call sometime. I'd love to hear what your thoughts are about it.

Jul 12, 2012 06:27 PM #20
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Evelyn Kennedy
Gallagher & Lindsey, Alameda, California - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Bryan:

So that is where you have been.  Busy trying to be more successful that ever.  Good for you.  I intend to try the IMSD system in the fall.  Thanks for the recommendation.

Jul 12, 2012 08:54 PM #21
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Bryan Robertson
Catarra Real Estate, Inc - Los Altos, CA
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Thanks for all the great comments everyone!  To show my appreciation, I've tried to post comments on all your blogs today.  Those who asked questions about IMSD, I'm emailing or calling each of you.

 

Jul 12, 2012 09:01 PM #22
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Iris Stuart
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Bryan, thanks for posting about your success with the IMSD.  When we make the move back home this is one of the first things I'm going to pursue as I have heard nothing but raves about the information learned in the IMSD.  I can't wait to get started!

Jul 12, 2012 09:47 PM #23
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Bryan - Ok, ok, I hear you.  This is something I need to be working on.

Jul 12, 2012 10:13 PM #24
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