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Old 10/11/18, 10:55 AM
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I do home inspections part time, I would like to expand my business and am assuming that the most effective way to do this is through real estate agents. However I keep getting calls from companies offering google placement services. The cost of this service is usually between $300 and $400 per month.
I am wondering if anyone else has used these services and if the result was significant enough to warrant the cost of the service.
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Old 10/11/18, 11:02 AM
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Its a scam..




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Old 10/11/18, 11:04 AM
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Thank you for the quick reply. The hard drive sales tactics do give me that impression.
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Old 10/11/18, 11:19 AM
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What Roy said. Good to see you survived the Storm Roy



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Old 10/11/18, 11:20 AM
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Very little rain and mild winds here.




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Old 10/11/18, 11:51 AM
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I do home inspections part time, I would like to expand my business and am assuming that the most effective way to do this is through real estate agents. However I keep getting calls from companies offering google placement services. The cost of this service is usually between $300 and $400 per month.
I am wondering if anyone else has used these services and if the result was significant enough to warrant the cost of the service.
What do you think they can possibly offer you for $3,000 - $4,000 per year that you can't do yourself for a fraction to nil of that??



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Old 10/11/18, 12:00 PM
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You make an excellent point. When I suggested to them that I was not interested they accused me of being closed minded. Just thought I'd get a second opinion before ruling them out entirely.
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Old 10/11/18, 3:01 PM
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Also, seeing as there are tens of thousands of inspectors, and only 6-10 available listings on the first page of Google, how exactly do they plan to get you listed above the plethora of very well established, long term sites?



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