Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Not smart. 

May 06, 2015 08:18 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No and it wastes marketing dollars and ideas

May 06, 2015 11:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not market to other agents in my area.

May 06, 2015 10:36 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course. This is a great idea. 

You noted they are not personalized. This most likely means the broker is paying for the mailing. Hopefully the mailing highlights benefits and service offered by that broker. As an agent you may come to think, "My broker doesn't do this." Then you start observing, "I'm not feelin' the love from by broker." So you pick up the phone.

Since I pay for my advertising I purge known agents from my list. However, they are popping up like misquotes on a summer eve.

May 06, 2015 10:23 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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If I knew they were an agent I would remove them.

May 06, 2015 09:39 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Silvia,

I do not send other agents my newsletters. I weed them out as I have 14 agents who live in the community I market!

May 06, 2015 09:31 PM
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Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
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I definitely weed out Realtors from my list. But I love to see what my competition is doing.

May 06, 2015 06:19 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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 I do send agents newsletters. I do not send anything to home inspectors in my area.

May 06, 2015 05:55 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Century 21 - Redwood Realty - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

NO - I my opinion that would be a waste of print and postage cost.

Yes, - I do send (email) just listed and price changes to them.

May 06, 2015 04:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES not sure what they want to prove by sending them - more so when they are not personalized. You are just one more email address in their database.

You would not want to do that! 

May 06, 2015 02:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I wouldn't do it but have received newletters from other agents. I just assumed they didn't realize that I was on the list. I don't have time to read their letters.

May 06, 2015 01:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I would rather not share with the other agents in my area. 

May 06, 2015 01:16 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

No, we don't.  Why waste the postage?

May 06, 2015 01:15 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I don't do it.  And I in fact have friends and past clients who drop off direct mail and forward emails from other agents to me and say "thought you'd want to see this"

May 06, 2015 01:09 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I think it is a waste of stamps if it is snail mail and a waste of time if it is an email - I wouldn't do it. 

May 06, 2015 12:37 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES I don't see the purpose for doing this.

May 06, 2015 10:08 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I probably would not do it on purpose.  If I mailed out a Just Sold and they got one, so be it. 

May 06, 2015 10:05 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

John McCormack  I wouldn't do it neither.

Barbara Todaro maybe, it just loses a whole lot of momentum when half a dozen or so of identical newsletters show up in your mailbox. 

May 06, 2015 09:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it might be their idea of a "head game".... 

May 06, 2015 09:12 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Annette nailed this one!

 

Nov 07, 2017 03:56 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

Why would you want to give your ideas to competitors? Its a waste of your resources as well as ideas. I would definitely remove them from your list for future marketing endeavors. 

May 08, 2015 05:01 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it's a waste of time.

Nov 18, 2018 06:16 AM