JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Does Homes.com Work?

Does Homes.com Work?

 It's a simple question and really nothing more. I was contacted by a sales guy for homes.com and he obviously wanted me to use their services. I have also been contacted by every other Internet marketing website known to man, but I thought I would pose this question to you guys.

 So, if your are a Realtor and you use homes.com, I would really appreciate any feedback that you can provide. Positive or negative. Also if you don't use homes.com, but you have another site comparable to it that has really worked for you, then by all means share with the crowd your experience.


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsJL Boney, III • January 21 2008 10:09PM


I have never used it, but I do look at web strategy.  I think a user of this is likely to also try the more well-known Realtor.com

As with any marketing, I guess it would depend on what they are offering and how much.

Posted by Epcon Communities Epcon Columbia (Epcon Columbia, SC) over 12 years ago

Hey J.L.

This is a site I once paid for and believe my ROI was zero and the costs of the actual leads received were over $200 a piece and they were not good.................I cancelled

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Ormond, New Smyrna, Daytona Be (DR Horton ) over 12 years ago

I have tried and tried again

does not work for me at all

Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) over 12 years ago
Thanks for posing the question. I was seriously considering giving them a try. I will park on this just in case there are other answers as well.
Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 12 years ago

I Posted this question a month or so ago.  I really didn't get anyone who liked it.


Posted by Jeff Kessler, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Austin Homes, Realtors www.OwnAustin.com) over 12 years ago
JL- The company that produced my website also owns Homes.com. So I am uploaded automatically. But they still call me to subscribe almost every month. It's annoying. In 2005 I did get a lot of calls from my properties on Homes.com. That is no longer true. Realtor.com is where most of my online calls come from now. Hope this helps.
Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 12 years ago

If you invest the same amount of money in hiring a colleague to write quality, original copy for your web site, you'll probably come out ahead. :)

Posted by Margaret Hokkanen, → Carlsbad Real Estate (SurfTheTurf.com, Inc.) over 12 years ago
I got the same call yesterday, twice.  The salesman didn't take "I am not interested" seriously the first time.  That totally turned me off!  I finally had to get very firm.  This was a very timely post for me and I am glad to see my instinct was right...stay away!  Good post. 
Posted by Nancy Siau, Selling Coastal SC (The Lachicotte Company An Exclusive Affiliate of Christie's ) over 12 years ago

I got the same sales pitch from a Homes.com agent.  I can see where his program will keep you high in the web search engines, but I wasn't really thrilled with his sales pitch.  I'd rather someone come into my office and sit down with all the agents and explain their business model rather than try to explain themselves over my cell phone while I'm at Wal-Mart trying to do my shopping.

I've had good leads from TheRealEstateBook.com.  I'm also in their little monthly magazine (which fits handily into a lady's purse). 

But mostly our franchise receives over 350 confidential inquiries per month and it's all I can do to keep up with those company referrals. 

Posted by Jon Miller (United Country-Marshland Realty) over 12 years ago
My rep hasn't called back since a couple of days ago and so I'm guessing they're not that interested in me at this point anyway.
Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 12 years ago
Thanks for all the feedback guys.
Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 12 years ago