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

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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A variation on #1, along with other sources like my SOI and Fsbo's.

Not going after #2, I have better things to do than dealing with first time home buyers, securing listings is far more efficient use of my time.

Nov 21, 2017 10:42 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Market and brand yourself.  Build your network and work it.  Invest in your business.

Nov 21, 2017 10:00 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Build the referral network by face to face contacts. Be active in the builders association and the chamber of commerce.

Nov 21, 2017 09:45 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Find a mentor and listen intently. Then incorporate one and two! Throw three out the window!

Nov 21, 2017 09:12 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Of the 3 choices picking only 1 I would pick number 2 but change the pitch.

Notice how I managed to use all three numbers lol 

Nov 21, 2017 06:00 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Of those three choices? I would say number 2  ... but this alone will not build the pipeline enough to pay the bills. 

My opinion is that all new agents join a team and be mentored. Not just any team but a team with a mentor / leader that carries 15 or more listings at a time, has a business that produces 75 PLUS transaction sides a year and steadily advertises. 

Nov 21, 2017 11:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

2 - it would shield the conversation that they are a noob. Benefits of working with them.

Nov 21, 2017 11:15 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 1. Working your SOI is always beneficial.

Nov 21, 2017 10:13 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

SOI....

or referrals.....

Nov 21, 2017 09:24 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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It's been 25 years since I was a new agent.... and times were different then.

Nov 21, 2017 08:50 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I believe it is about asking for the business so all 3 can work and new agents should be doing all of these and many other things.

Nov 21, 2017 04:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

#1 is the must because those people already know you and likely to support you by referring business to you. 

Nov 21, 2017 02:00 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

1 and 2 look good to be and 3 is for the lazy.

Nov 21, 2017 01:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For some, I think they become their own "first client".    

Nov 21, 2017 11:58 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 21, 2017 11:52 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

Door #1 - worked for us!

Nov 22, 2017 03:52 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

A little of all of the above BUT they are all passive activities which may or may not result in business. I am big on direct mail but not EDDM, farming or targeted mailings would be better. Networking is key so that should be a priority along with sitting open house and doing floor time. It's all about been seen and being remembered.

 

Nov 21, 2017 08:29 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

SOI

Nov 21, 2017 08:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I think a combination of them all, Annette; plus doing open houses for agents, volunteering and taking call time. They need to put at LEAST 40 hours into doing those things during the week. 

Nov 21, 2017 07:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think it is calling everyone you know so they know you  have a new Profession.

Nov 21, 2017 03:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

1.

Nov 21, 2017 01:48 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Asking  "Do you know anyone who  could benefit through down-payment assistance?" is a novel idea. I like it.

Nov 21, 2017 11:56 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 would pursue #1.

Nov 22, 2017 06:04 AM
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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

Well I'm not seeing the 'either or" of 1 & 2; I'd combine them and use them in my own words.

#3 is tired. Not postcards, but the call to action is.

Nov 22, 2017 05:15 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think the first option would catch the most prospects.

Nov 22, 2017 05:13 AM
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Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
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If I had to say one answer based on what you have

I would go in this order

2

1

3

Nov 25, 2017 03:50 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

#1. 

Nov 22, 2017 08:36 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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When I was a new agent I did all three.  I invested heavily in personal branding and direct mail to 1,300 homes.  Working 1 or certain ... and 2 if family is of a variety that is inclined to help in any way.  Not all families are June and Ward Cleaver - like.  

Nov 22, 2017 06:36 AM