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Rainmaker
846,020
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I've been thinking about opting out of junk mailings. For $1.00 you can opt out of unwanted junk mail for 5 years. www.dmachoice.org

Feb 23, 2016 12:19 AM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

My dad has actually kept track of how much he gets in the mail and has counted 2000 pieces- and that's for 6 months. He is on A TON of mailing lists!

Feb 23, 2016 12:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,158,213
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I guessed at it on a trivia question and was astounded it was the right answer!

Feb 23, 2016 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,843
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I thought it might be more.    

Feb 23, 2016 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,436,155
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Conrad. Who the heck figures this stuff out? Folks have a lot of free time on their hands or is it free?

Feb 23, 2016 06:03 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Conrad Allen - now I am disappointed! 

For me, the flyers of just listed just sold and I am the best Realtor in town itself will be about 20 lbs every year - which usually is only 15% of my total junk mails!

Feb 23, 2016 03:25 PM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's pretty freaking amazing. You know I heat my house with a woodstove. I guess I put about 41 pounds of junk mail in it a year as fire starter. 

Feb 23, 2016 02:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,350
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

one pound is too much for me!

Feb 23, 2016 11:50 AM
Ambassador
5,357,905
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think I may exceed the avg.

 

Feb 23, 2016 11:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It keeps a few industries in business.

Feb 23, 2016 08:48 AM
Rainer
18,092
Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

 I think I get more than 41 pounds of junk mail.

Feb 23, 2016 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Now, I'm curious as to who the people were that weighed the mail to get this statistic?

Feb 23, 2016 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
640,067
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Conrad Allen I am getting 4 other peoples junk mail.

Feb 23, 2016 06:23 AM
Ambassador
3,037,137
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Such a shame too ... a big time suck for me as I shred my name and address before placing it in the recycle bin. Those poor trees

Feb 23, 2016 04:12 AM
Ambassador
3,724,705
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

That is all that comes to my home mail box 

Feb 23, 2016 04:03 AM
Rainmaker
6,543,874
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I think we receive more than our quota.

Feb 23, 2016 03:48 AM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No kidding. That is a lot of waste.

Feb 23, 2016 02:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,453
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wow!

Feb 23, 2016 02:40 AM
Ambassador
2,306,979
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

That is a lot of JUNK!!!!  Poor mailman and trash man.

Feb 23, 2016 02:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

and I imagine 40.5 are my postcards.....but the balance keeps us in business....

Feb 23, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
563,146
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

That's a lot of junk.

Feb 23, 2016 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,969,300
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Why does it seem like more if I spread it?

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainer
313,588
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

You can opt out of most of the junk for free do a federal "opt out" and stop all the soft credit pulls and credit offers that can lead to identity theft https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/.../0262-stoppi...

federal trade commission  opt out
 
 
Feb 23, 2016 12:37 AM
Rainer
390,419
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Amazing! I know I opted out a few years ago for free and it made a big difference.  The post master told me they have a form you can complete for free and it will slow it down even more.

Feb 23, 2016 12:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,526,238
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Conrad,

That is amazing amount of junk mail.  Yikes, thanks for sharing this info.  A

Feb 23, 2016 12:28 AM