Wayne Zuhl, The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Remax First Realty II)

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Mitchell J Hall
Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I give out branded pens with my name and phone number. I give them out at open houses for sign in sheets. I give out the more expensive pens at listing appointments (so seller can sign listing agreement and have a pen to sign contract when I bring them an offer they can't refuse) 

I also give buyers and renters their new keys on a gold-plated branded key chain. 

Jul 23, 2015 10:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I haven't in a couple of years....but my favorite was a desk calendar so they could look at my name and number everyday....for one full year....it had small boxes to jot down quick things...best purchase ever....my builders would wat 2 of them....one for home and one for the truck....

Jul 23, 2015 10:52 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I like the pens, note pads, flashlights, envelope openers, cute ones, clothing that fits and certain others.  Very useful.  Water bottles, calendars and some others are not useful.  Some items I cannot figure out what they are for.

Jul 23, 2015 10:22 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl We used to send out pocket calendar planners. Everyone wanted one, but it didn't do much for business.

Jul 23, 2015 11:33 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I use many pop-by items. Books are one of my favorite: I have an inside cover label.

I pop-by homes & offices and I have a variety, too many to list but here's 3 branded favorites: tape measures, USB multi-strips & flash drives for my A+ clients. Much is Home & tech based.

Jul 24, 2015 12:14 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Branded give aways? yes.

Pens - no
Water bottles -no
Note pads - Refrigerator grocery lists
Calendar - no

Buyers guide - Yes. To whom? Open house visitors
100 Days - Yes. To whom? digial copies only in exchange of contact info.
T-shirts - Yes. To whom? Athletes who will wear them NOW.

Bumper sticker (will be used on refrige) with website and important local events such as dates for chemical, electronic drop off.

Jul 23, 2015 10:02 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

My favorite is branded NFL schedules and i send them to past clients. 

Jul 23, 2015 09:47 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I gave branded chocolate bars to realtors.

We give branded magnets and stickers that go on our cleaning products and we give thoses as part of the thank you gift for past customers.  These go in branded shopping bags (the ones you can use for grocery store).

Jul 23, 2015 09:39 PM
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zeta cross
Smart Green Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more!

I am a "green realtor". I got some branded pens where the "barrel" is cardboard and the plastic is a special kind that is biodegradable. I also have wine openers that are branded--something people keep around. I leave them in the fridge with a surprise bottle of champagne.

Jul 24, 2015 06:37 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Texas is a big football state, one of my agents sends out football schedules for the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Texas A&M Aggies and the UT Longhorns, in fact they start calling and asking for them before they even arrive at the office. They have our office info up on their refrigerators all over town! It's been a good source of referrals for her.

Jul 24, 2015 05:06 AM
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Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA
- SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -

OnLy closing gifts and they are knives as closing gifts

Jul 24, 2015 03:10 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - used calendars last year - and found it's not something that I should do.

My monthly mailers (Item of Value from Buffini and Company ) are saved and remembered! The eReports are good for EVERYONE in my database.

Jul 24, 2015 12:46 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I have pens with flashlight . Clients like them.

Jul 23, 2015 11:13 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I use to give branded note pads but have not lately.

Jul 23, 2015 10:28 PM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Not in a while

Jul 24, 2015 03:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, but I do handwritten notes everyday which is a lot more effective in showing that I care.

Jul 24, 2015 12:55 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I used to but I saw almost nothing as new business from them.

Jul 24, 2015 12:39 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the small note pads that will fit a pocket or purse. Everybody needs to write notes. They are good for open houses and for a table at community events.

Jul 24, 2015 12:08 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In our vision; a huge waste of $$$$$

Jul 23, 2015 11:52 PM