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Rainmaker
1,349,055
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 the Buffini & Company monthly e-Report, I get 14-18% open rate on average (which is good) and 4-5 responses from different people each month!

Jun 24, 2016 12:23 AM
Rainmaker
444,506
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

I've always used Constant Contact and had great results with it. While I haven't tried the one you mentioned, I think the key is having a good subject line and then great content inside. Be sure to consider, just like blogging, that readers really care about what's in it for them, this isn't a good time to brag about what you've done. I see far too many people try to use the newsletter to show just how great they are. No one cares. =)

Jun 24, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainer
56,628
LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

Have you looked into NewPanda?  They have a set up especially for Realtors.

Jun 24, 2016 12:03 AM
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5,707,131
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think I may be subscribed to at least a hundred and fifty E-newsletters, and have not read one of them in the past year.

Therefore I would not waste my time writing one, we are on to new technology, like blogging and such.

Jun 24, 2016 02:46 PM
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1,410,014
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I stopped sending newsletters a few years back when I realized that people just didn't take the time any more to read anything substantial.  I switched over to HappyGrasshopper which is short, sweet and to the point and my data base is far happier!

Jun 24, 2016 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,425,850
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I create my own and use MailChimp to send it.  I get about 40% open rate on my 50 subscribers (sphere and past clients).

Jun 24, 2016 02:27 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It seems Constant Contact is used by many agents in my area.

Jun 24, 2016 12:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,355
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Our office has just started using Moxi exchange.

Jun 23, 2016 11:51 PM
Ambassador
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

John, I so dislike getting this type of email from other businesses that I don't use it.  There are other ways to keep in touch with people, ike the phone, an email or hand-written note.  

Jul 04, 2016 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used any.

Jun 25, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Jun 24, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
941,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I haven't dont these un years, so I'm out of the loop

Jun 24, 2016 09:50 PM
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4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Cordeira I have been using eReports from Buffini & Company - and have excellent results from this.

This is included in their product ReferralMaker PRO CRM - no additional cost to you. Can't go wrong there.

Jun 24, 2016 04:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,542
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I am using NewPanda

Jun 24, 2016 12:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Enjoying the answers, and getting some good tips.

Jun 24, 2016 12:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Great question. It looks like you have a wide variety of information to consider. 

Jun 24, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,701
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The price is right for Housingtrends.  I also use HouseCalls from Pages.

Jun 24, 2016 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,335,835
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I create my own that is sent to my sphere and past clients..50% open rate.

Jun 24, 2016 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It is the content, your audience and getting the newsletter to your audience that affects the response rate.

Jun 24, 2016 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,807,184
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi John - I've been using iContact for several years - easy to use, good analytics, reasonable pricing.

Jun 24, 2016 02:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

The best looking one we have seen is Resora's.  It can be customized with your brand.  It is expensive, and our clients love it.  You can also create your own.  A

Jun 24, 2016 02:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,440,940
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I use HousingTrends and I don't think e-newsletters matter all that much in the end... you will never get a ton of responses from them. For me, it's free and a way to keep putting my name in front of people.

 

I see Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor refers to Buffini's e-reports, which to me are not true newsletters. But I use them in emailings to my data base and don't get anymore of a response than from the Housingtrends newsletter. But I don't believe you have access to the e-reports unless you subscribe to his entire CAP program.

Jun 24, 2016 02:27 AM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not using one but interested, so curious who is using what platform and their success/comments

Jun 24, 2016 02:03 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,072
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

i've never used e-newsletters

Jun 24, 2016 12:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,605
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Sorry I haven't used E-newsletter.

Jun 23, 2016 11:54 PM