I read this morning that NRT, the brokerage wing of franchise giant Realogy (which owns Coldwell Banker, Sotheby's, ERA, Corcoran, and others) has launched a national real estate search portal called homesforsale.com in 42 markets. Their attempt is to try to compete with Trulia and Zillow (or is it now called Zulia or Trillow after the merger/buyout....hmmm....).....as Realtor.com was unsuccessful in stopping the flow of listings to them (so far).
So this new website for these companies seems to follow their usual model . . . the company generates the leads and sells them to the agents for a referral fee.
I know that many of my competitors have sunk to the "generate/sell leads" position; however, we just won't do it . . . at least not while I'm around! lol (still need a kidney.....www.MyKidneysSuck.com)
Even if some agents don't "get it" and leave for the codependent model of buying leads from their office, then so be it. This is a business for entrepreneurs and requires diligent efforts to learn and grow. Real estate is NOT a sales job . . . it is business building! You build your own business within the business . . . and we teach, coach, mentor, model behavior, and embrace mastery of skills as you do. Systems are duplicable . . . learn the best.
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