Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC (R Gilliam Real Estate LLC)

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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

One person's junk is another's treasure. It all depends as Michael Jacobs says.

Feb 23, 2016 02:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

to the majority, my postcards are junk....but I continue to produce business from them.... a small percentage call for a Free Market Analysis....a small percentage keep a card for future use, if they're thinking of a move in the future.... the rest of the postcards are junked!!!!  and I smile every month!!

Feb 23, 2016 01:26 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Anything I don't want to read is junk to me, and yes, there is a lot of real estate junk.

Feb 23, 2016 08:25 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Anna. Anything that doesn't come from a client, future client, referral partner, potential referral partner or family.

Feb 23, 2016 06:01 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Anna Hatridge when we look at the mail and straight away walk to the trash can...

Feb 23, 2016 03:20 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What? Most anything you don't care about.

Feb 23, 2016 02:20 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm sure a few people in my farm market think of my newsletter and market report as junk.  I try to make them have value and not be seen as junk mail. 

Feb 23, 2016 02:02 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, I think we contribute our fair share and then some when it comes to junk mail!

Feb 23, 2016 01:20 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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I once had a PO box in a prime location and paid triple for the zip code. I got so much junk mail that my real mail would be held inside because the box got full quickly. So I had to wait in line to get the real mail. They didn't care so I closed it. Never again. The PO box I have now gets zero junk mail.

Feb 23, 2016 12:40 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

Mail that doesn't do me any good.  That's junk mail to me.  Just like some of the junk emails we get.

Feb 23, 2016 11:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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To some nothing, to others, everything qualifies.

Feb 23, 2016 11:23 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Everything that is not a bill.

Feb 23, 2016 09:37 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon how the recipient classifies the mail.

Feb 23, 2016 08:49 AM
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Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

 Anything that comes into my mailbox including bills.

Feb 23, 2016 06:57 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 we send out a ton of junk mail.  

Feb 23, 2016 06:40 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Junk Mail is anything sent by an unsolicited entity containing material that has no interest to me.

Feb 23, 2016 06:22 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anna,

I look at all our mail, and how I am being marketed to.  I am sure that there are some who would love all the coupons from the markets around here, and 2 for 1 pizza offers.  So in a sense it is junk and it isn't.  It still ends up in the recycle bin.  A

Feb 23, 2016 06:09 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

To each his own...

Feb 23, 2016 05:51 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anna Hatridge Anything that is not in the category of personal mail.

Feb 23, 2016 05:07 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Anything I dont like...this is called junk

Feb 23, 2016 04:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Anything and everything that I did not ask to receive.

Feb 23, 2016 04:11 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I have about 75 examples I could send you this morning 

Feb 23, 2016 04:02 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Anything you did not request and do not want.

Feb 23, 2016 03:47 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Mail I don't want, either paper or electronic. I get both but the vast majority comes from non real estate sources. I think our industry produces less than many others.

Feb 23, 2016 03:30 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Junk mail? Papers /ads stuffed in our box trying to grab our attention for services. Yes, we add to the bulk.  Everyone has different ideas for what junk mail is.  

Feb 23, 2016 03:05 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

It's junk mail if you don't want it?  

Feb 23, 2016 02:50 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anything I recieve that I did not ask for

Feb 23, 2016 02:41 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The definition I've gone by is the same as the definition of spam.  "Unsolicited Commercial Email" (or in this case postal mail).  For me, that is 99.9% of the mail I receive.  For a while I'd get my mail once a week (on trash day) and there would MAYBE be 4 legit pieces of mail and the rest went straight into whatever trash bin was around.

Feb 23, 2016 02:40 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I keep finding listing opportunities & offers in my spam mail.

 

Feb 23, 2016 02:23 AM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

We do produce alot of material that many would consider junk mail but one man's trash is another man's treasure.  For months I threw this little circular away, even though on the back was an ad for carpet and upholstery cleaning.  Then right before the holidays it again arrived in my mail.  I was ready for their services and called them up to clean my carpets.  We arent going to convince someone to sell their home from a piece of direct mail but the homeowner that is thinking of or ready to sell, may see open their mailbox and receive one of our postcards and make the phone call.  The majority of sellers never interview more than one agent - you just want to be top of mind at the right time.

Feb 23, 2016 02:06 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Anything I haven't subscribed to.

Feb 23, 2016 01:58 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not a bill,not a personal letter. No established relationship w/ the Sender.

Feb 23, 2016 01:52 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, the real estate community produces more than it's fair share of junk mail.

Feb 23, 2016 01:21 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes .

Feb 23, 2016 01:16 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If it's not wanted by consumers, it's junk, isn't it?

Feb 23, 2016 12:58 AM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Oh yes...and so are many other businesses.  Anything that's sent in bulk, that you didn't ask for and not related to a company you are already doing business with.  

Feb 23, 2016 12:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

That would have to be a definite yes; although I do not mail post cards etc; I do have material that is handed out to FSBO's and expired homes.

Feb 23, 2016 12:36 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The stuff I get most the time

 

Feb 23, 2016 12:33 AM