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I was thinking about advertising in the DS News - REO Redbook which is $1,195 for a year. Does anyone have any feedback on this marketing tool? THANKS

Jeff Robinson

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I would be happy to, Gary.

http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=3194389&type=me...

I would suggest that if you're not a part of our group on Linked In, you should sign up. It's another forum to get connected with your peers in the business.

What the REO Redbook offers is a direct means to get you connected with asset managers. On our end, we have made the connection nationwide to give you a platform that AM's can use to find you. But again -- if you're not updating your online profile (which is what is now primarily used since it has a simple zip code lookup function), and not out networking and letting others know about your profile -- the usefulness of this tool becomes less.

It also is dependent on properties in your specific area, and how concentrated the agents are in that area. There are many factors that could help and/or hinder the amount of business that flows your way, all of which can be explained by us here. There's definitely some answers and solutions we can provide to help you understand and find better use from the Redbook!
Do NOT do it, absolute waste of money!...it is the biggest scam ever!
Problem is, the Red Book Charges you a large amount, and the only thing the agents want is business, but the redbook has thousands signed up, odds of you getting business are slim to none. So they are only wanting you to sign up. Their are plenty of educating sites to get the knowledge for free. And much better sources for you to get REO's then them, sorry Ami but it is true. DS News is a Cash Cow, I wish it worked for me, but I paid and nothing to show for it. If they were honest and told you upfront, well if you live in North Dakota (example, I don't) the odds of you getting business from us are slim, then I would respect them for that, but you will never catch anyone working from DS News talking you out of signing up even if they knew it would not benefit you.
This reply from Ami Curtis of the FORCE, seems to be robotic.  ie; non-existance, computer controled.  Stange way to communicate with multilpe replies that are all the same.  My guess, no one is there! 
Hi Frank - No it's the real me. I couldn't see my reply so I kept posting...  :)

The real Ami Curtis.  Wow!  Replying to each person in this thread with the same terse response is not constructive communication. Try responding to each persons post with something that is related to their content.  BTW, My first name is Lee,... 

My apologies Lee. My intention was to respond to all as the conversation was related to Red Book

THANKS FOR SAVING ME SOME ADVERTISING MONEY!

I have been considering this option of more business. In doing my research today, I'm thinking thats a lot of money for no return. DIDO on REOnetwork.com  I just renewed today & I get great leads from them.

 

I also advertised in both the RED Book and the DS News magazine and had no results.

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