Cristal Clark, E-Networking Specialist, Digital Marketing Professional (Social Animal Studios)

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Rainmaker
4,118,298
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know most agents here don't like them, but I don't mind them. Often, I see something that gives me an idea for a client. Our mls has well over 10,000 listings and it's easy to miss something.

Aug 08, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainer
32,977
Cristal Clark, E-Networking Specialist
Social Animal Studios - Carmel, CA
Digital Marketing Professional

I think the goal of the "Weekly Update" for most of my clients isn't just about sharing information on listings but also creating brand/name recognition. You will start to associate a certain market with a specific Realtor / Brokerage and immediately think to call them for advice and help when it comes to that area. Co-listing? Call XYZ! Need more info on a property? Call XYZ! Grab a coffee and talk shop? Call XYZ! 

Aug 09, 2016 02:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,722,318
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Cristal I love them, get to see some of the type of marketing as well as some listings I would not have noticed...

Aug 08, 2016 04:07 PM
Ambassador
1,377,355
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

They are annoying SPAM that assume we are too dim to digest the MLS each day!  I report them too.

Aug 09, 2016 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
4,100,105
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have and use the delete button often.  

Aug 08, 2016 11:34 PM
Ambassador
4,312,759
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cristal Clark I personally do not like it. Some agents keep on pormoting - somehow I an not a fan.

Aug 08, 2016 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,210,570
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I don't mind them if they are informational, like a drastic price change or a very unique property!

Aug 08, 2016 11:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,922,214
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It's part of the job.  Sometimes, they are helpful. You can always Unsubscribe 

Aug 08, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
919,873
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a fan at all - they go in the trash and get spammed so I don't receive anything else for the agent

Aug 08, 2016 09:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,723,115
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Bothersome, why do we have the MLS then?

Never want to receive them.

Aug 08, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,889,454
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I review all changes in status in my MLS every morning, so I already know about new listings, homes under contract, sales, expireds, price changes, etc. Open houses are also in my MLS so if I want to know what they are, I can look. I don't find a lot of value-add in the weekly or as-needed updates. 

Aug 08, 2016 08:26 PM
Rainer
23,743
Greg Hamer, Realtor at Alain Pinel Carmel
Alain Pinel Realtors - Carmel, CA
For Life's Next Adventure, Live Where you Dream

This is a great question. I think if you put some value add to the email it would be more welcome... Any market updates you could share in the email? Include them. Yes, all Realtors have access to this on the MLS however, time is money and any help is always welcome. 

Also, I like what you said in the comments about name/brand recognition. That is definitely the goal of any email marketing campaign. 

Aug 10, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
129,638
sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

Bothersome. . . . .

Aug 10, 2016 08:30 AM
Ambassador
3,756,199
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Bothersome especially when they are out of my area.

Aug 09, 2016 03:40 PM
Ambassador
3,722,444
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

WAAAAAY beyond bothersome!  In my market. they are totally out of control. It's more like daily updates on individual listings.  

Aug 09, 2016 02:59 PM
Ambassador
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't pay attention to these emails.

Aug 09, 2016 02:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,639,886
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I mark them as SPAM and unsubscribe. Answer your question?

Aug 09, 2016 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,501
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They are a pain.

Aug 09, 2016 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,014,180
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Beneficial  for sure.

Aug 09, 2016 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,387,343
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Cristal, I find them annoying and I mark them as spam and delete them.  Unsubscribing seldom works.

 

The general consensus is "If I'm looking for a property matching the one you're sending out, I'll find it in the MLS because I'm looking daily for my clients."  The only time they are beneficial are when it is a pocket listing, not in the MLS.

Aug 09, 2016 04:26 AM
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5,409,680
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I enjoy them, but I know that many get very angry over them.

Aug 09, 2016 01:52 AM
Rainmaker
5,588,311
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Cristal,

It depends on how its done, and by whom.  A

Aug 09, 2016 12:49 AM
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1,616,354
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

You can see what the competition is doing to improve upon.

Aug 09, 2016 12:34 AM
Ambassador
2,570,942
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Spam.   Unless it is a property that I showed.

Aug 09, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,923
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Pain in my Butt....

Aug 09, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,825
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

These are from RE marketing firms who have everyone's account. Brokerages do not send out to keep internet traffic uncluttered.

They ar effective for high end like estates where flyers can show better than mls.

Aug 08, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,459,627
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Cristal Clark I want to receive commercial real estate emails because a good portion are not listed in the MLS.

Aug 08, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,641,802
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unless an email has a purpose and by that I mean to me, what is the point?

Aug 08, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,024,100
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Often more SPAM

Aug 08, 2016 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
6,607,723
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Unsubscribe if you do not wish to receive them.

Aug 08, 2016 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
795,932
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I would prefer one email with all the company updates as opposed to each, individual agent sending their own out. Many times the agents are not very technology proficient and have to send out corrected links etc... Too time consuming to go through them all.

Aug 08, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,703
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not like them.

Aug 08, 2016 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
4,044,560
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Big time bothersome

Aug 08, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainer
231,919
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Goes in the spam folder and if there is an unsubscribe I use it - although most agents fail by not having one in which case they get blocked compeletely

Aug 08, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Bothersome and I block those who do not ask permission.

Aug 08, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,331,523
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I hate getting loads of unrequested emails from brokers and if anything works against them as i hit the spam button on everything where they may have caught someones attention if they limited their spam

Aug 08, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,808,236
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I've heard that they are super annoying to most realtors. They are duplicative of what's in the mls.  It's one of the most common complaints that agents have about other agents.

Aug 08, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,616,999
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I have access to our MLS just as others.  They are bothersome..

Aug 08, 2016 09:21 PM
Rainmaker
849,960
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I delete most of them without reading them.

Aug 08, 2016 08:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

The MLS has all the info.  Your types of emails will cause the email addresses to be permanently blocked and likely reported.

Aug 08, 2016 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Praful Thakkar nailed this one...

Aug 08, 2016 08:19 PM