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2,611,096
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pearls for the Soul...over 800 uplifting and edifying sayings. People really call this a "keepsake" for the many beautiful reasons connected to it. Bonds the gift giver to the gift receiver for years especially if you dedicate it personally...

Mar 17, 2019 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
869,221
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Over the years many different things, but there are two that I still do and will continue to do. One is t-shirts, black with logo and nothing else. The only way to get one is close a deal. The other is reusable grocery bags. Big ones with thick shoulder straps. Those have logo phone number etc. You have to close the deal to get one of those too. Everybody loves those.

Mar 17, 2019 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
966,813
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I used to but not anymore

Mar 17, 2019 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
665,903
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't but I've fancied the idea before. If I ever get to doing it, it will be an item that has mass appeal. 

Mar 17, 2019 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,022,757
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I used to do pens, but nothing theses days!

Mar 17, 2019 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
3,909,586
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Same old tried and true items... my calendar with a magnetic back and note pads with magnetic banks to which I attach my business card. My clients look forward to receiving them and always ask for more. Buy them when on sale it's a reasonable cost.

Mar 17, 2019 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
875,113
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do not.  I am going to get 6 polo shirts with the brokerage name and my phone number on them.  Will simplify decision making on my choice of shirts during the warm weather days this year.  Thank you Steve Jobs. 

Mar 18, 2019 01:06 PM
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5,216,960
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have some nice pen/styli that I give to choice people, but dont use them for general marketing.

Mar 17, 2019 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,724,030
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not Peter.

Mar 17, 2019 04:37 PM
Ambassador
4,494,054
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Branded thank you cards and branded phone screen cleaners

Mar 17, 2019 10:11 AM
Ambassador
3,001,987
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have branded Thank You cards and just recently ordered some pens.

Mar 17, 2019 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
468,389
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Hmmm. As far as something new and exciting I haven't heard of anything totally brand new that's the rave.  Candice A. Donofrio 's comment about grocery bags would be a good one for our area and if I were investing in some marketing merchandise that would be what I would choose.

Mar 17, 2019 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,369,433
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

No.

Mar 17, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,297,663
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I just gave out the rest of the 10,000 or so i got 5 years ago. I am looking for something a bit better, catchier and not so costly but will have them remember me

Mar 17, 2019 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,665
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... that's usually just an ego trip....doesn't make the phone ring....

Mar 17, 2019 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,737,824
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I bought notepads years ago, and recently very nice pens I hand out at closing.

Mar 25, 2019 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
868,649
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Not at this time. I used to send out refrigerator magnet calendars.

My favorite was magnet letter openers with my business card inset.

Mar 18, 2019 07:20 AM
Ambassador
4,091,886
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, green bags, pens & journals, key chains, t-shirts & I've done frisbees for the kids for our Dog Day at the Park annual cook-out.

Mar 17, 2019 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,674,025
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I did.  My most popular and effective items were a 3 1/2" x 8" lined notepad and bookmark sized business cards. 

Mar 17, 2019 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,362,068
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Not into giveaways.  I have received well over two hundred pens during my IT days and have never once looked at the logo or had the pen lead to a decision to look into a company or buy a product.

Mar 17, 2019 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,838,246
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. I used to buy the cheepest "click type" of pens I could find. They would get passed around a lot as opposed to an expensive pen that one person would keep and not want to loose. I wanted my little ad to be seen by as many people as possible.

Mar 17, 2019 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

jump drives only to hand out at seminars where I speak.

Mar 17, 2019 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
6,372,849
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have purchased a lot of stuff over the years and do not credit any of it for my success.

Mar 17, 2019 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
3,874,815
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never a part of my marketing plan.

Mar 17, 2019 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
869,251
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Folks like FREE stuff!

The greater question is, "What marketing merch can an agent offer that is actually track-able?"

That question is then followed by, "What will they use or refer to most often?"

And the astute agent will add one more, "And what has this to do with buying and selling houses?"

Whether it's as a closing gift or a just-met warm-up, consider a speed-square as the tool that reminds or prompts those who met you. It blends perfectly with the calculation power of the CIS score app.

Or you could just go with a Cork-screw with a URL to 'today's beautiful affirmation."

Do I invest in marketing merch? You bet! 

I'll take your pens but I won't give out any.

Mar 17, 2019 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,697,779
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Not anymore. I did 'makeup' a new business card this year. 

Mar 17, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,272
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Circling for the answers on this one. 

Mar 17, 2019 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Mar 17, 2019 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,013,870
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Rarely

Mar 17, 2019 03:57 PM
Rainer
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kevin storm
http://chakrialert.com - Sydney, AU
wait

how do buseness development?

Mar 17, 2019 10:55 PM