Marketing to Apartment Complexes.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I have seen advertisements from a company that will provide mailing list for apartment complexes. It looks like a great idea . I was wondering if anyone has utilized such a service. If you buy a list once it can be used repeatedly because the address remains the same and we just address it to Occupant.

I do not remember the name of the company but I can look it up.

If any one has used the service please give me your feedback.

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Rainmaker
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Utah Dave
UtahDave.com Neighborhood Experts - South Jordan, UT
Homes for Sale - Utah
Ive never used a service like that.  I like the thinking of someone having a higher rent payment.    That seems like the type of people you really want to hit. Let me know how apartment marketing goes.  You may want to look into local grant money for first time homebuyers.  I know that you can get free $5000 straight from the government ...that would be a great way to entice them to call you.
March 31, 2008 11:02 AM #9
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Dave, Thanks for the tip.I will look into it.

March 31, 2008 11:04 AM #10
Rainmaker
44,257
Rich Quigley
Chicago, IL
Gita, I only tried it once and got no response. It seems like a good way to find first time buyers. Please keep us posted on how it works for you.
March 31, 2008 07:09 PM #11
Rainer
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Gary J. Rocks
Werner Realty - West Milford, NJ

Gita

I once found a web page that listed all the apartment complexes in the area but I don't remember the web page. Anyhow I copied the address to the ones I wanted and then drove around them and figured out the numbers to the units and made up my own labels. I mail new listings to these people all the time.

March 31, 2008 07:34 PM #12
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Rich, Thanks for stopping by. I will keep you informed.

Gary, Thanks for the tip. I was thinking of buying a list. But I like your idea.

April 01, 2008 05:09 AM #13
Rainer
63,682
David W. Bolick
Network Real Estate, Inc. - Little Rock, AR

Gita....I managed over 6,000 units of multifamily apartments for 26 years and I can assure you that the #1 enemy of an apartment owner and Resident Manager is a Real Estate Agent.  Reason being, you can control about 70% of your potential move outs EXCEPT those "buying a house" and the stats are pretty basic...20% of ALL move outs in apartments are due to "Buying a House".

So, should you market them.  YES and DEFINITELY YES.  Can you go "on" the property and put "door hangers"....sure, but I've never seen an apartment complex that did not have a No Solicitation sign and they definitely don't want you on the property.  Mail is the only route to go.  I'd do a series of Postcards to save on costs.

I'll do a blog post on all the details of how I market apartments since I used to be on the opposite side of the fence.

April 10, 2008 06:22 AM #14
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

David, Thank you for the tip. I am thinking of getting a mailing list anyway. I would dare not trespass.

April 10, 2008 06:24 AM #15
Rainer
63,682
David W. Bolick
Network Real Estate, Inc. - Little Rock, AR

EVERYONE...BE SURE TO CHECK MY BLOG ON WHERE TO GET THE APARTMENT MAILING LISTS ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY FREE!!

I posted it at http://activerain.com/blogsview/467325/FREE-Apartment-Mailing-List  Didn't have the info at the time I made my first post here and Rain wouldn't let me post but to 5 groups.

April 13, 2008 08:15 PM #16
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Thank you for the link. I will check it out.
April 14, 2008 05:29 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Jon Boyd
Home Buyer's Agent of Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Buyers Agent

 

Thanks for the post. And, thank you to all the commenters.

Good stuff!

May 11, 2008 11:40 AM #18
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Jon, Thank you for your comments.

May 11, 2008 05:00 PM #19
Rainer
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Greg Vogel
ICOR - Fort Collins, CO

apartmenttoolkit.com has some good stuff that may help you.

June 30, 2008 03:29 PM #20
Rainer
63,682
David W. Bolick
Network Real Estate, Inc. - Little Rock, AR

Greg...all ApartmentToolKit does is sell you mailing list and mail for you....quite expensive.

June 30, 2008 03:36 PM #21
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Greg, I will look into it.

David, Thanks for the info. I like to do my own mailing. I am looking for the list.

June 30, 2008 06:12 PM #22
Rainmaker
44,257
Rich Quigley
Chicago, IL

Gita-It is a great idea. I tried it once, but didn't get responses. Like anything else, it requires consistency. I'd like to know how to get good mailing lists for apartments as well as for seniors. Keep us posted as you get more information.

July 01, 2008 11:47 AM #23
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Rich, Thanks for taking the time to comment. I will keep you posted.

July 10, 2008 06:51 PM #24
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Real Estate Broker

Wow, there are a lot of responses going both positive and negative on this one, isn't there?

July 10, 2009 12:28 PM #25
Rainmaker
1,876,315
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Larry, I have given up on the idea for the time being because of the market.

July 11, 2009 05:30 AM #26
Rainer
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Max Lee
Keller Williams Realty Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

It's been couple years. Had any Success? I'm about to market apratments.

http://www.AskMaxLee.com

June 28, 2010 04:18 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

With the way the economy is I did not market to apartments.

June 28, 2010 06:17 AM #28
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