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Growth Leader Is Getting Really Exciting - Week Three

Week three just flew by and things are getting really exciting on my Growth Leader website, !

I am still working with clients from week 2. The offer we submitted on a home was not accepted but we continue our search for the next perfect home. Although our offer was rejected, I am not to disappointed as I have really enjoyed getting to know my new clients. They are a wonderful couple from Long Island, New York, who moved to this area two years ago and are now ready to buy a home.

 My last two weekends were spent looking at homes with the couple and their two children. The advantage to not getting our first offer accepted is that I now know more about what they are looking for, what is important to them, their likes and dislikes, which I believe is helping me refine my search. I have also been able to answer many questions about our school district, different neighborhoods, and local events which I believe have truly helped built a solid relationship with my new clients.

This week I started using Marker Leader with my Listing Router here on Active Rain. This will not only send more prospects to my site but it will also allow me to me to keep track of how many people link back and forth from Active Rainto my web site. To learn more about how to use the URL from IDX for your listing router, please read Stephanie Edwards-Musa blog: How to use Market Leader for AR listing Router. 

I have about 5 or 6 new prospects who registered this week. I have been emailing and following their online searches so I know exactly what they are looking at. Two have listing alerts set up, one did leave a phone number but did not return my phone call. I have one hot prospect that is "almost" ready to actually go look at homes. All of people who register say they are not working with another agent, do not have a home to sell and generally only leave an email address.

Overall, I am looking forward to seeing if my numbers change now that I have the AR listing router set up. Next week I will be importing all of my contacts in to my website. I have just started to market my current listings and notified the sellers of my marketing campaign through vision and am looking forward to feedback from them.

I am still getting the hang of how to use Market Leader to its fullest. There really is a lot that Vision has to offer that I think can really help build a real estate business. I do not believe this can be done in a short period of time to get the results needed for success. That being said, week three has been really exciting as I see the number of prospects and visitors on the rise. Just imagine how great it will be when I will have finished all of my training and am actually utilizing Vision, by Market Leader to its fullest.

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Comment balloon 39 commentsTerrie Leighton • February 27 2009 07:32PM


Hi Terrie, thanks for the update. Looks like you're doing really well with Growth Leader. Kudos on getting the Listing Router synced with your Growth Leader website. Let me know how much more addiitional traffic it drives to your site!

Posted by Jennifer Lew (DocuSign, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie,

Nice to chat with you today.  I am reading up on your blog about this.  I also chatted with Sharon Paxson.  I just got off the phone with Jennifer Lew and I am going forward :)

(It will be an education).

Posted by Marlene Pellegrini almost 10 years ago

Thanks Jennifer! I am looking forward to the results of the Listing Router as well. I love that we are all sharing useful information on Growth Leader.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Marlene ~ It was great chatting with you as well. I tend to ramble on at times so sorry for that! But am glad to hear you are moving forward with the program. I will be looking forward to you results as well.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

I am so jealous.  Our mls doesn't participate therefore I cannot I am going to sit on the sideline and watch quietly and pout.

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Lakeland Florida (DR Horton ) almost 10 years ago

Hey Terrie:  Looks like you are having some good success with Market Leader program.  I will be watching to see what happens next  Good luck


Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 almost 10 years ago

I will be watching just like I am following many of the real estate professionals here who use this site. Only if I would've gotten my paperwork in time for the free trial. Congratulations on your featured post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 10 years ago

Terrie - that is a great update !  We have had some decent success with our Growth Leader site as well !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie -- Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. :-)

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie~ I have been curious about this.  How can you find out if your MLS participates?  Vickie

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hey Terrie: Sounds great...I am in the process of switching over to Growth Leader from Just Listed. Our MLS finely decided to comply. Just wish I could have gotten to test it for our area; but they said the testing is over. How many more weeks do you have? I was scheduled for Vision 301 this week but then was told they still haven't gotten my paperwork from my MLS yet. Please keep us informed!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) almost 10 years ago

I know alot of you are having good luck with growth leader but you do not need to have growth leader to set up the same pricipal for your personal website. My website averages a lead a day or more. Over 98% give accurate information and over 50% give additional information, ie.. phone or address. You need to have a website that is set up for what buyers want and that is to look at homes.

I believe you let them as long as you can capture info and have a solid follow up program. I see way too many people waiting for someone else to do all of the thinking for them. You can do a llot with a small budget and google CPC.

Posted by Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate (Mike Russell & Associates) almost 10 years ago

This sounds really interesting. Thanks for taking your time to share the information with your post.

Posted by David Painter (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

Terrie: Sound like listing router is really working.. I may need to get you to walk me through it with mine.

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie!  I have been following your updates on Growth Leader and sounds like it is working for you.  I will keep watching for your future updates before making a decision on it.

Posted by Dona Reynolds, St. Joseph MO (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers) almost 10 years ago

Terrie-  Sounds like you are having great success with Growth Leader.  Good luck with you new prospects and keep us updated.  Congratulations on your featured post!

Posted by Mike almost 10 years ago

I tried finding out more about growth leader and their products on their homepage, but the info was quite unclear exactly what they were selling, how it worked, and what it costs.  They do have lots of videos of people bragging about it, but without details it looks too much like they are selling amway.  Show me the details and I might be convinced.   I will wait and watch and listen for your success stories anxiously.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Wow Terrie it sure does look like you have been SPAMMED:) Good to hear the growth leader is working so well!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 10 years ago I HAVE to do this...unless the Rain Gods are bribing members to do positive posts...there really has to be something to all of this...up tomorrow by 5 and I am ON it !  Thanks for the encouragement !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie, I can't wait to get started with Growth Leader! They have all my info and are building my website. I will be the first agent in our MLS and area to have this. I loved reading what you experienced. I hope I can learn from others using this already so I can have a head start on what to expect. Any advice is deeply appreciated! Good luck! 

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 10 years ago

Terrie - that is an awesome idea with listing router to drive additional traffic to your site. I will be interested to follow your progress.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 10 years ago

I'm really interested in Growth Leader, but we were burned by HouseValues and JustListed a few year ago.  It's hard for me to want to dive into another venture with this company.

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Julie ~ That is a bummer your MLS does not participate! Maybe one day. Thanks for following my progress.

Don ~ Thanks! I have been keeping an eye on your progress as well!

Lanre ~ I will defiantly be keeping you up to date. Thanks for the comment.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Stephanie ~ Glad to hear you are having success as well. Looking forward to your next update as well.

Chris ~ You are welcome. Thanks for the comment.

Vicki ~ I would call you MLS and Growth Leader will know if your market participates or not.

Teresa ~ I am glad you get to switch over finally. Call me if you need anything. You should still write about your experiences in you blog as well. It is a great way to let your readers know they can search for homes via your site.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Michael ~ I agree, follow up, a great website to capture those leads. Congratulations on your successful website as well!

David ~ Thank you as well for the comment.

Roland ~ Anything you need, just ask! I'll be happy to help in any way I can.

Dona ~ I am glad you are following! Thank you~

Robert ~ Did you try to call Growth Leader to speak with someone? I am sure the would love to hear your input on the way they have their site set up. Perhaps they would be open to a few suggestions to clarify the product.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Bill ~ I did get SPAMMED! Thank goodness for the delete option! Thanks for commenting.

Sally and David ~ No bribing from the AR Gods! Imaging that! Let us know what you decide. I would love the follow your success as well.

Lizette ~ Congratulations! The first one in your area is great. I bet you get a lot of traffic as soon as your all set up. My advice is not to get frustrated once you start. There is a lot to learn and it will take some time. But you will get it. Looking forward to your posts as well.

Sharon ~ Were you in the 301 class. Shannon used your site as a demonstartion! Thanks for commenting.

Jim and Maria ~ If I were burned by the company, I might think twice as well. Hopefully they have improved their services, I know they have been working on it. Thanks for the comment.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Terrie - Thanks for your update on Growth Leader... It sounds like you are having great success with the product.

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) almost 10 years ago

Enjoying your updates even though I can't get GL here. Glad to see it appears to be working for you!, susie blackmon

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 10 years ago

Terrie-Great news to hear that it's working for you in Reno and Sparks! I am looking forward to getting up and running in the Carson Valley. My site just went live on Friday!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 10 years ago

Debbie ~ Thank you for the comment!

Susie ~ I am glad you are following my updates. Your feedback is appreciated.

Christianne ~ Congratulations on your new site. I cannot wait to see how your first week goes. Let me know if you need any help.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Terrie, it's encouraging that you're actually working with people that found you on the GL website.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) almost 10 years ago

Brian ~ Thank you for your comment. I completely agree, it is encouraging to have actual people that found me from my GL site.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Terrie, I signed up, am anxiously awaiting the MLS approval!

Join my new AR group and post your blog at

Regina P. Brown

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) almost 10 years ago

Hi Terrie - Great to hear you're already writing offers in just two weeks! Looking forward to your results with Listing Router.

Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 10 years ago

Regina ~ Congratulations on your new site with Growth Leader. Looking forward to you progress.

John ~ Thank you. It is very exciting.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Terrie, what a great post! It's nice to see that you've implemented something new in your business AND are seeing the results of it.

Keep us updated and continue sharing your successes with us. You keep writing 'em, we'll keep reading 'em!

Congratulations on having your blog featured!

Well deserved!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 10 years ago

Craig ~ Thank you for the terrific comment! I will definitely keep you up to speed on my progress.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Terrie, I now have Growth Leader!  Hooray!  And my blog post about it was featured on ActiveRain's home page today.... woo hooo!  I sure hope that I have prospects in Week #2 just like you!!

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) almost 10 years ago

Awesome Regina and congratulations! I wish you much success.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

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