Kim Crayton, "Best Realtor in Northern Idaho" ~According to Mom (Coldwell Banker Resort Realty)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

AR, FB, LI

Mar 05, 2018 12:20 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Direct mail with a call to action

Sphere of Influence

And for a new agent host open houses for other agents in your office

Mar 05, 2018 11:54 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I would work on your website, social media & your blog. 

Mar 05, 2018 12:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Well if I were you I'd be interested in people coming to you. I'd do FB ads personally. You have no choice but to do OH's but that's ok. 

You have to decide at least 5 or so places where you face will pop up when it's asked for on the internet. 1st is your website with buyer search obviously.

You can also advertise other agents listings in the office (permission reqd).

Mar 05, 2018 12:13 PM
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Denise Copeland
Home Sales Palm Beach - Jupiter, FL
Jupiter Abacoa Sales & Beach Front Luxury Homes

When I first started out I would post as many "Any Broker Advertise" rental listings as possible on Craigslist.org. The first year I earned $40k from this free platform. This was over 6 years ago, and quite a few of those same rental clients have converted to buyers and then sellers. I'm also a huge fan of postcard mailers. They may not produce calls immediately, but if they are well designed (and mine are) people will hold on to them and call when they are ready to list. Word of mouth / referrals are another favorite!

Mar 05, 2018 11:53 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I would focus on the ones that you are most comfortable with and also the ones where you already have the largest number of (online friends) 

Invite them all to your page(s). Everyone is going to have something different to say.

Obviously AR is one platform that is a favorite among the members here.

Besides AR you can consider Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+ particularly for SEO to your website or other posts.

Best of Luck Kim Crayton  

Mar 05, 2018 11:53 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here.  AR, FB, LI

Mar 06, 2018 05:59 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your website, your database and your blog platforms are key elements.

Mar 05, 2018 04:20 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Staying in touch with my past client base and working by referral.

Mar 05, 2018 12:23 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

my site, activerain and facebook

Mar 05, 2018 12:21 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I continue to get great Google Juice on ActiveRain....if you're not a rainmaker, you should be.... and you should write blog posts everyday....Learn the basics of SEO.... 

Mar 05, 2018 11:54 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 work my website and my blog site.

Mar 06, 2018 05:40 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You will get some excellent advice here. I am slowing down not starting up!

Mar 06, 2018 04:59 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Make sure you're in constant contact with people you know via newsletter or drip system. Add your past clients to your drip system once you have past clients. Never let this get off track. It will be the most important thing you do.

Mar 06, 2018 04:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kim Crayton - working by referrals!

Mar 05, 2018 09:48 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

1. Past clients/networking/SOI/volunteering - I am a people person and the more people I'm around, the bigger my business grows!

2.  Farming/direct mail

3.  Website & blogging

Mar 05, 2018 08:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Print ads, AR and face to face.

Mar 05, 2018 08:47 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kim Crayton Last month's contest hosted by Jeff Dowler has so many wonderful entries...and it is about best marketing ideas. Take a look at

February Marketing Entries. Members have placed their links in the comment section. All the best for your real estate success.

 

Mar 05, 2018 08:29 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Working by referral and staying in touch with my sphere, and past clients. And impressing the current clients can lead to referrals, too.

Mar 05, 2018 08:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Mail out post cards.

Mar 05, 2018 06:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My website is number one and Activerain and Facebook are next.

Mar 05, 2018 06:10 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Personal WordPress websites with IDX integrated.

ActiveRain

Facebook Business Pages

Mar 05, 2018 04:11 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sphere, past clients, performance.

Mar 05, 2018 02:35 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Kim

   Thanks for following me on ActiveRain.  I appreciate it.

    To your question:   please read this post I wrote for "New Agents".  

    Best wishes and much success to you!

Mar 05, 2018 01:29 PM
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PeterMark SEO
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Real Estate Technology, SEO Web Development

Hi Kim, in the beginning blast as many craigslist ads as legally possible. $0 cost and return is huge. Post in service areas, how much is your home worth? would be a title then have a mls search and so on in the for sale real estate section Then focus on building out organic ranking your site properly.

Mar 05, 2018 12:27 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answsers are here.

Oct 14, 2018 04:00 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree with all answers

Oct 14, 2018 03:59 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I blog on my web sites and AR, Google+, LinkedIn and do videos which makes my phone ring.

Mar 08, 2018 08:13 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

Parked and reading...

Mar 06, 2018 05:59 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

it really depends on your niche marketing. One size does not fit all.

Mar 06, 2018 05:59 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Sphere( personal touches),

open houses,

online networking. 

Mar 05, 2018 11:09 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kim Crayton 1. Face-to-face networking.

2. Work with a mentor.

3. Become an Expired Listing expert.

Mar 05, 2018 03:08 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ok, you are a newer agent and you need more business. Where you choose to invest your treasure must be supported with validation opportunities.

For some, their effervescent personalities win the client. If you are the Flame genius type, then getting in front of people is your ticket. Beg, borrow or steal QUALIFIED houses for sale so you can do a purposed open house. Without a purpose the default is 'spending time."

I like direct mail. However, the agent must realize, the third thing the homeonwer will do is start typing to find out more about you. You should anticipate this and have no less the five validation points their big G search will find.  These validation points are essential for ANY marketing you do.

Please understand, todays consumer buys the 'why you do it' before they buy 'what you are doing.'  So, validate.

And for the new agent, I would suggest hiring a company to implement a Facebook ads campaign. These companies have a more complete acccess to the back office of FB and the accompaning analisis tools than us mortals can not access.

Lastly I would challenge you.

This is more than likely the hardest thing in real estate you will ever do. Answer the question, "What do you bring to the table that is worth a sizable piece of the home owners equity?"

You need to strip your response of all agent gobbly-gook, nonsense about license, fees and tain'n and respond only in a manner assuaging those questions the homeowner has.

Test your response with your friends. Did they understand your real value? Did they repeat them to you? Do you believe?

This is hard.  A good place to start is to ask those friends you have helped. HElped in ANY way, what do they see as your most valued trait. We often fail to see what others admire most in us. Use this feedback to create an authentic, 'What I Bring to the table' value statement.

Why is this most difficult task important?

When you KNOW what you are WORTH everyone will see it also.

PS: And have some fun. I do like your 'according to mom' quip.

Mar 05, 2018 01:25 PM