Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes .... I am really great at marketing postcards. I always think of the best stuff to send which gets results. With that said, you won't see any time change cards from me.

Next mailing I am doing a western type of mailer with my partner where we are on wanted posters with a cowboy themed background. We are also Butch Cassidy approved.

It sometimes take a lot of work.

Mar 17, 2017 06:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

This is not a one-size fits all business.There are many different methods.  Be genuine.  Be consistent.   

Mar 17, 2017 08:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes to the question that follows the question.  Some people are just not comfortable doing certain things ... cold calling, door knocking, pop-bys .... I do not believe doing anything that does not "fit" with the person doing them will provide good results.  Personality is reflected in marketing styles and how we communicate with others.

Mar 17, 2017 07:56 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Online Marketing and Postcards over Cold Calling for sure. Cold calling has to harder with caller I.D. and The Do Not Call List. I hand up on and block all leads sales, grocery store ad sales, robot caller and Sly Dial callers.

Catch 22: THE BEST method to get more listings is to have a listing in the neighborhood. It's your For Sale Sign.

Mar 17, 2017 07:07 AM
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Kelly Turbeville
Keller Williams - Lake Forest, CA
Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality

Honestly, any work, but consistency is what is key. Have fun with it and let your personality shine through.   A little humor goas a long way in helping you come top of mind.

Mar 17, 2017 07:37 AM
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Dusty Rhoton CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona Real Estate

Listings are "gold" in our current marketplace and sell almost instantly regardless of price with the right marketing.    The absolute best way to get listings is by referral.   You have to do a terrific job for your clients and remain professional and upbeat no matter what.    Then, the referrals actually do the marketing for you!

I occasionally do postcards but I make them actually "look" like a postcard. The last ones I did were a view of the lake from the home we were listing and our real estate information was on the back with a tagline that said, "This could be YOUR view".   It worked very well and we sold the home for top dollar against other homes that were priced less than ours!

Mar 17, 2017 07:04 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

All I know is what works for me. I get good results from warm calling (to people I know and past clients) and mailouts in neighborhoods I work and have sold home in..

Mar 17, 2017 04:16 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we are listing agents, and direct mail marketing has worked for me for decades.... it's an "old school" method that never weakens....

Mar 17, 2017 10:15 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

To be honest, cold-calling is not my thing and will never be.  I have never had a problem finding business -- in fact sometimes I need to turn off the faucet -- there are only 24 hours in a day!  I would say online marketing and referrals are my best methods for gaining business.

Mar 17, 2017 08:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think the personality had a big impact on what you do for your marketing and how you do it. And it comes across in your blogging as well!!

Mar 17, 2017 07:12 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I think it also depends on the market and budget as well - new agents typically do not have very large marketing budgets

Mar 18, 2017 05:20 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I'd go for WARM-CALLING - calling the people I know!

Mar 17, 2017 10:31 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Of course personality is going to play into it, but even personality aside, cold-calling is going to generate more immediate leads than online or mail outs.  I hated cold calling, but when I was knew and wanted listings, I did it.  All the while I was building up a direct mail campaign and online marketing.  Thank God I haven't had to cold call in a long time, but it works.

Mar 17, 2017 08:43 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Stats show online to be the best.

Mar 17, 2017 07:30 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

The first thing a new agent should do as get out and meet people face to face. A

Mar 17, 2017 02:18 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes absolutely. This is not a one-size-fits-all deal.

Mar 17, 2017 10:03 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Absolutely personality plays a role and I think that is evident in how people succeed and even enjoy different methods over others. Most people hate cold calling but some agents have dominated it and had great succeas. Same with all the others.-Kasey

Mar 17, 2017 08:16 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Agree with you. Groveling for the business never works.

Mar 18, 2017 08:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Find your comfort zone and be consistent! One size does not fit all!

Mar 18, 2017 07:05 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No cold calling, ever! And I mean, ever! Hate it when it's done to me and I don't subject anyone to anything I hate being done to me.

Mar 18, 2017 06:13 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Absolutely 

Mar 18, 2017 05:59 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

Yes, some agents will do better at some methods because of their style.

Mar 18, 2017 05:59 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Definitely, the strengths and experience of an agent will show in ones presentation whether it be mail, online or calling. It also shows when there is a lack of experience

Mar 18, 2017 05:32 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael Jacobs nailed this one!

Mar 18, 2017 05:32 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes I do. 

Mar 17, 2017 09:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Mar 17, 2017 09:50 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes to your question about personality, Annette. I agree with Ken Jones and others on why that's key in our marketing.

Mar 17, 2017 08:48 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I get most of mine from print ad people call on that I have listed.

Mar 17, 2017 07:50 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Absolutely. 

Mar 17, 2017 07:46 PM
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Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Currently I am sending out just listed and sold postcards and Facebook ads.

Mar 17, 2017 06:23 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Do it all!

Mar 17, 2017 05:34 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

90% of new agents work with sphere of influence as buyer agents.  Until you have a bunch of past customers the likelihood for new agent to get listing alone on the street is slim.

 

Mar 17, 2017 10:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Of course it does.

Mar 17, 2017 10:14 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Cold calling doesn't work for me. People do not pick up their phones or are on do not call list.  Most homes here have the no solicitation sign so you cannot knock. I think the trend now is on line marketing and mail outs.

Mar 17, 2017 08:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like word of mouth....

Mar 17, 2017 07:57 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Mail outs with a call to action.

Mar 17, 2017 07:10 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I like communicating by phone but not cold calling... that said all 3 of these work just depends on how you spend your time and resources as well as delegate.

Dec 11, 2017 07:20 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Cold calling is getting more difficult due to the DNC list.  Plus, you really need to target your market and calling a neighborhood is just throwing darts at a board.

Mar 21, 2017 10:43 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have good luck with direct mail.

 

Mar 19, 2017 09:55 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - Yes, I believe that there are many ways to be successful in real estate, and you just have to find out what works for you.

Mar 19, 2017 12:24 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

all of the above just do it

Mar 18, 2017 03:32 PM
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I used to cold call in my past life all the time.  Bringing little gifts to the door openers was key.  I went back to that yesterday on a "pop-by" f/u and brought the owner a sandwich. Got the listing on the spot! 

BTW - As Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS points out - I had the listing next door from sign to close 25 days on market.  But I know it was the sandwich!

Mar 18, 2017 02:33 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do.  I'm more likely to do online and mailers than cold calls.  Cold called 18 years ago and was not a fan.  I'm a geek and the online stuff appeals to me.

Mar 18, 2017 12:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 18, 2017 08:51 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

LOVE Lyn Sims' answer - it's tailored to not only your city but, the hyperlocal and what they respond to.  Some people prefer to send canned cards but, creativity wins the prize (listings) each and every time!

Mar 18, 2017 08:47 AM