Is it time to Join the Expired Gravy train?

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Associates

I have been trying to figureout my approach to expireds over the last two weeks.  I did some initial mailers and drive bys but I wasn't really getting anywhere.  After reading some posts on a couple of other forums, I decided to take a leap of faith and order an expired program all pre-packaged and ready to go.

 I received the packet today and I must say it was well organized.  It included a series of letters, postcards, scripts, goal and compensation trackers as well as motivational materials.

I know many of you are wondering why anyone would ever invest in something like this when you can do it on your own.  Well, the answer is obvious, rather than re-invent the wheel I would just as soon use someone elses wheel and save some time and effort.

I am curious to know your thoughts on this subject.  Are you the kind of agent that creates your own materials?  If so, how long have you been in the industry?  Are you a newer agent and are you winging it or looking for a system.

My local Cedar Rapids Iowa Real Estate market has about 190,000 people so although not a large city, I think focusing on this niche could prove to be profitable.

 Please feel free to agree, disagree or whatever.  I am interested in what others are doing, what's working and what's is not.

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Rick Hernandez
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Cynthia, I ordered Borinos expired system.  He had been an active member of another forum so I have known he was working on this for some time.  It recently rolled out and their has been some active discussion on how it's doing on "agents on line" forum.  You can search under borino.

I purchased after speaking to another agent who was very pleased with it and the results.  He did tell me thought that consistency was the key. 

July 10, 2007 08:33 PM
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Rick Hernandez
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Davin and Ray, thanks for the comments.  Any suggestions on a good fsbo program as well.  I don't think my area will generate enough expireds for me to only depend on this niche.  I would think working both hand in hand would be the way to go. 

Any opinions?

July 10, 2007 08:36 PM
Rainer
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Ron Hackett
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Coldwell Banker Heart of the Hills
I think whatever works go for you...go for it
July 10, 2007 09:05 PM
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Rick, I love working expireds. After they get over their "mad" at not selling previously, I find that they are motivated and ready to work to get their home sold.

I use scripts I learned through Floyd Wickman's SMART program. Works wonders!

 Good luck!

July 10, 2007 09:06 PM
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I have never heard of Borino until now.   The program seems very nice.  I still leaning towards lanard perry first though.  

 

But the a system is only as good as its user... so basically the hidden message is just work.  If you work the rewards will follow.  

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