Your 2 Cents is Worth Its Weight In Gold

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Your 2 Cents Is Worth Its Weight In Gold

 

Your Two Cents Worth


Over the years I have been through classes, listened intently to people who have more experience than I do, read countless books, been through seminars both real estate and personal effectiveness classes.

 I am good with people and seem to be well liked, and my brain does work.  I have owned my own business with employees, worked for others, and now an independent contractor in real estate.


 Sometimes we just cannot see the forest for the trees and forget to walk on the path that leads to where we want to go, and sometimes we get a little lost and our brains freeze as though we were in the Antarctica in a snow storm.

Worth Its Weight In Gold

I know that in Real Estate price is really everything, then condition and then location.  Sometimes price, location, condition and sometimes location, price, condition.  Whichever order, price is all important.  


So if you get the price close to correct through all means at hand, and it looks good (where is my crystal ball that tells all),  where do you as a Realtor put your advertising dollars?  
Worth Its Weight In Gold




Some say newspaper ads, some say Internet, magazines, Internet magazines...where do you put the  $$  to be the most effective and what seems to work the best.  I am asking because

Your 2 Cents Is Worth Its Weight In Gold

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Mary Stewart
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone

Hi Bill,

I agree that most buyers are looking via the internet and then contacting their agents if they have one.  I have clients who do the same thing and then send me the mls numbers to check out.  Thank you for commenting, it is appreciated.

Mary

June 15, 2011 06:08 PM
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Mary, I stopped by because Dee told me about this - thanks for the shout out, Dee and for "introducing" me to another AR member.

Mary, I've been taught, that to be effective, you have to market the same product at least 10 times in 2 weeks whether it's a mailer or drip campaign.  If you're on the internet, you need to be everywhere possible - here, epropertysites.com, trulia, zillow, realtor.com, etc, etc, etc.  One thing you can do is "borrow" some of the listings from people in your office and "offer" to put them on various websites.  Trust me, it WILL work - you WILL get business.  For me, the internet has been the most cost effective, but I still keep around those little handouts - note pads, magnets, pens, etc, that you can get for next to nothing at vista print. 

Whatever you do, I like that you're asking for advice - I'm sure you'll find what works best for you.

PS - one thing I ALWAYS do in my area - whenever I'm going into a guard gated subdivision, I ALWAYS take pastries or cookies or brownies or something to the guards - I've gotten 2 listings by doing that!!!!

June 17, 2011 11:09 PM
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Mary Stewart
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone

Hi Juli,

You have great comments, I had not thought of marketing at least 10 times within a 2 week period and have not done a drip campaign.  I have heard it is a good and effective thing to do.  I do advertise on all the sites, keeping them fresh, as you suggested plus more and have blogged.  The other thing you mentioned and I believe someone else did as well was to offer to people in my office to put their listings on different websites.  How do you do this, as in a blog, advertise along with your listings, I am not sure.  The website I have for real estate is really not an effective one in my mind.  It is from my office and only one page on the agents, it is free and this is why I did it.  I had one I really liked yet was not as effective as it could have been and I felt it expensive with my advertising dollars which were scarce so I let it go for the time being.  Not the best idea and I will replace it as my office is not reinventing their website as they said they were going to.  That was the only reason I let mine go. 

I have received so many great comments, ideas and what works for different people and am learning from all of you.  Thank you so much and it is good to know you as well.

Mary

June 20, 2011 12:54 PM
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Debb Janes
Realtor, Camas, Washington EcoBroker
The Carl Group, LLC

Mary, came over to see what you've been up to and found this blog FILLED with fabulous advice and tips. Love that you asked for 2cents and ended up with a millions dollars in advice. Brad's comment are extremely helpful and I'm going to go check out his videos, etc.  I'm NOT sold on a drip or mail campaign that bugs people TEN times in two weeks...it's annoying when it's done to me...so I generally avoid doing unto others... (but that's just MY opinion) Great post.

June 22, 2011 11:51 AM
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Mary Stewart
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone

Deb, thank you for seeing what I have been up to lately.  Not as much as I would like I have to admit.  I am so amazed at all of the wonderful tips and comments, ways that others do things.  They have been filled with such good advice and experience, and for everyone to be so willing to share is of such value I cannot say.  I am also not sold on drip or mail campaigns on a regular basis just for the reasons you stated.  I don't usually do what I don't like to have done to me.  I do once or twice a year, depending, write personal handwritten notes to all past clientele or people I have come in contact with in lieu of the campaigns.  I have found that they are appreciated especially when they are handwritten because they realize I have taken the time and thought that goes into it. I am going to work on thinking a lot further outside the box to pull people into reading the ads and posts on listings, be more creative.  I have always thought I was but I think I can do it in a different and better way.

Thank you so much for checking in.

Mary

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