Hello real estate marketers. Does anyone have experience with both RealQuest and AgentPro247? I'm looking for a subscription service to build lists AND do property research and wondering if these two have any advantages over the other.
This is a great question @Jason Polley . I've wondered the same thing from time to time.
I've got a lot of experience with AgentPro247, and a little bit with CoreLogic/RealQuest - so granted, I'm more familiar with AgentPro247 and there's probably a little bit of bias here.
I've found that AgentPro247 is a very versatile data company, in that you can do both property research and pull lists. I've also found that the data can be a bit "hit or miss" (sometimes it's a bit outdated), depending on the county you're targeting, and this can definitely present some problems when it comes to direct mail campaigns.
Luckily, they just added a feature that tells you which counties are covered and how current the data is (it literally shows the exact date it was last updated). This is a HUGE plus - and it effectively solves the problem, as long as you're willing to verify the currency of the data. With this information, you'll know how recent the data is and whether or not you're willing to trust it (as opposed to using the old "guess and hope" method).
When you're logged in, just click on the green "Tools" button, scroll down to "Geographic Coverage", click on your state and you'll see the full list, with the date each county was last updated.
From what I've seen of CoreLogic, they've got some pretty solid and reliable data as well, but it's also several times more expensive (which can be a big obstacle for newbies on a shoestring budget). I haven't yet found a way to use their data to research properties in the same way that AgentPro247 allows. It probably possible, but I haven't figured out how do it yet (and either way, I'm sure the higher cost still comes into play).
Sorry, could someone explain a bit more detail as to what AgentPro247 specifically is and how/why you use it? Seems like its another list building option?
Thanks Seth, I hadn't noticed that yet. As a matter of a fact, I'm building a new list this evening so I'll definitely check that out.
Nick - Correct, it is a way to build lists and also do pretty detailed property research.
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