Buying leads

or Register to post new content in the forum

19 RepliesJump to last post

 

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Feb 18, 2010 5:15 pm

I have used listmart in the past with some success. Anyone have any suggestions on a specialized leads vendor

Feb 18, 2010 6:48 pm

InfoUSA

Feb 18, 2010 7:40 pm

CIS

Feb 19, 2010 12:41 am

called info usa but $400 for 5000 names seems little high 

Feb 19, 2010 8:25 am

8 cents a lead for that quantity is what I pay.

Feb 19, 2010 9:48 am
freescore:

called info usa but $400 for 5000 names seems little high 

 
Doesn't seem high to me.  What would you expect to pay?  Remember, InfoUSA is one fo the trusted sources.  Many of the firms that you might pay $250 to are just recycling old lists.  Go to InfoUSA's online list builder.  I used to use them a lot, and they are great.  You can update lists periodically, sort by virtually any parameter, whatever. 
Feb 22, 2010 2:07 pm

Infousa has min of 2000 names for 250 bucks. Little expensive. No?

Feb 22, 2010 2:21 pm
skbroker:

Infousa has min of 2000 names for 250 bucks. Little expensive. No?

 
I think you're right - $250 is their minimum.  However, I bet if you called them they may waive that.  I just ran a very small list (like 47 names) to see what would happen - $250.  Try calling.
Feb 26, 2010 5:06 pm

Anyone every try buying "accredited investors" leads? real or just bs?

Feb 26, 2010 5:38 pm

The ones I have seen have been WAY too expensive.  I could carpet bomb an area for less than what they wanted for 50.  But I hear the Glenn Gary leads are worth every penny.

Mar 1, 2010 4:22 pm

The leads are weak

Mar 2, 2010 11:05 am

I used secofinancial and I bargained with the guy a little bit. I recieved 4000 leads for 400 bucks.  It is all data from infousa and you can pull it whenever u want (100 today, 100 tomorrow). There is alot of bad data thought (faxes and disconnects).

Mar 2, 2010 11:07 am

Supposely they also replace leads that are on the DNC list. I havent sent them my leads that ended up on it (about 5-10% of them)

Mar 4, 2010 4:34 pm

liquid leads are the best, in my opinion and believe me I tried all of them. I've even bought 50.00 names.  crazy....

Mar 4, 2010 5:16 pm

liquid leads are the best, in my opinion and believe me I tried all of them. I've even bought 50.00 names.  crazy....

 
 
What makes them the best?
If you are calling residential should get as many as you can for as cheap as you can(With the DNC everyone has the same people)...

Mar 4, 2010 5:24 pm

liquid leads are the best, in my opinion and believe me I tried all of them. I've even bought 50.00 names.  crazy....

 This is the second time that he's touted that company today. He obviously has a financial interest in the company.

Mar 4, 2010 6:54 pm

I'm not sure with residential. I really don't have my guys call residential, bc I think like 75% of homes are on the DNC list.  I've used many lead companies, and I have 4 trainees that cold call all day, and from what they told me they have the most cosistent leads. I also used them when I was calling, and they were always better than other companies.
Just my opinion,,,

Mar 4, 2010 7:07 pm

So are your callers, simply calling business?

Mar 4, 2010 11:21 pm

Yes..  The contact rate on homes is horrendous. Not only are you battling the DNC, but 99% of people have caller ID, in which they screen their calls anyway.

Businesses has always been the way to go for me, and email marketing. There's a company I use that will set up an email marketing campaign with opt-in emails, of people who elected to hear from financial professionals. Basically you send them a marketing ad advertising your services, and they import it into one of their templates, or you can totally customize your ad using one of their templates. They can even target geographical areas for opt-in emails as well, like real affluent areas. It's really cool and I've gotten quite a few accounts from it. You should look into that.  It's something else to add to the arsenal. The company I think was recently bought out. I think it's now called hitcity.net if I'm not mistaken.