By Jaime Westman

HouseHunt is batting a robust .500 this year with Matt Danver, a real estate agent working out of a Keller Williams office in Ormond by the Sea, a small community about 15 miles north of Daytona Beach on Florida’s east coast.

Danver is bucking the national trend by selling as many houses through July of this year as he did in all of 2010. Half of his closings have come from HouseHunt leads.

“I sold 20 houses during the first half of the year, and 10 came from my association with HouseHunt,” Danver said. “A couple of the ones I sold were to people who had been on the e-mail system, or what you call the TIM system, for well over a year.”

Danver said HouseHunt’s system that sends prospective buyers weekly e-mail updates is a valuable tool for his craft.

“Typically what I do when I get the lead is e-mail all of them as quickly as I can,” Danver said. “That seems to work best for me. That way they can get back to me when they’re ready.”

Which, in some cases, might take a few years.

“Every once in a while I’ll get an e-mail from somebody and I’ll go into the system and see that he or she has been with me since 2008, so the system has been sending them e-mails for three years,” Danver said. “That’s a great tool. These buyers were finally ready to come around and things hit this year.”

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