As Promised, Thanksgiving Marketing Tips & Popby Ideas!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

To make sure this is read within an appropriate time frame, I promised to post this early for those who are new to these suggestions on marketing to your clients. 

Others who do provide these items to their clients, will stop by and post their popby ideas and marketing to your clients tips.  We are a fine community of very giving and helpful people.  Something, that during this season of Thanksgiving, we should be thankful for.

Here we go!

*  You can send each of your clients a note with a short Thanksgiving message on it.  Everyone receives Christmas cards, not everyone receives a Thanksgiving card. 

*  Purchase turkey basters.  Add a tagline, some curly ribbon, your business card and deliver!  Inexpensive and very much appreciated by the receiver. 

*  Cranberries - Your tagline could say, I am berry grateful for your referrals!

*  You could make minature loaves of bread and bring them by, days before the holiday.  We have the ChristmasTreeShops.com, and you could access them online.  These ceramic bread dishes are $.50 each. Target has them, also.

*  Great Harvest Bread Company will make you loaves of bread if you haven't the time to do it yourself.  They taste just like homemade.  They are usually made fresh, everyday!

*  Deliver ears of Indian Corn.  I am all ears for your referrals!  Or, I am earnestly working for your referrals!

*  Hold a clothing drive.  Ask for winter coats.  Many people will need them this winter.  Call your database and let them know about the event.  You could ask some of them to come by and help out.  Getting them involved makes them feel like part of your community.  Call the local press, they will be happy to run a FREE ad for you!

*  Have a food basket in your office.  Everyone who comes in could leave a canned food item.  Before the holiday, present it to the food pantry in your town.

*  We have a road race on Thanksgiving Day. in Manchester, Ct. Over 60,000 people attended and/or participated in the race last year.  All ages participate.  Years ago, I used to walk it.  My children ran with their friends. People dress up in themed costumes, several bands play live music along the route; from Irish bagpipes(Manchester is a very Irish town) to polka and rock bands, and even our Govenor Rell attends this event. It has become a Thanksgiving tradition for most! Some of the local mortgage and real estate offices are on the route.  They open their doors and serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bagels, donuts, soup, etc.  A small donation is asked for, and those monies are given to a local charity.  Many of the local restaurants open, too! It finishes up just before noon.  It's quite the event!  Meet new friends and catch up with the old!  So, find a local event in your area and go!  Be Seen!

Okay, now, let's hear from the rest of you!  I know we have many more good tips and ideas!  Share with us!  I am grateful to all of you for your contributions:)

It's a Good Life!

  

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Frances   

Oh, By the Way...if you know of someone who could use my good services, please send me their contact information.  I will follow-up and take good care of them for you.  I am never to busy for you or your referrals!

 

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Rainmaker
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Charles Stallions
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Great Ideas, all of em. I will have to consider putting some of them to use as well. I have done the card for years and a lot of times I see them up with the clients christmas cards when I stop by.

November 05, 2008 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate

I came back to reread.  I especially like the cranberries, the turkey baster and the Indian corn ideas.  It's whatever fits your personality and your pocketbook.  Being nice doesn't have to be expensive.

I agree Thanksgiving is a good time to get some attention before the full holiday rush.

Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Margaret

November 09, 2008 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Frances C. Rokicki
Broker-Mentor,CRS
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Thank you Charles and Margaret:)  I hope this post inspires others to give simple pleasures and then reap the good rewards.  We all like to be appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too:)  All of a sudden it seems to be coming up quicker than I had thought it would.

November 09, 2008 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Pat Tasker
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)
Shorewest Realtors

Great Ideas...I just stopped at a colleagues office today.  She was mailing out in large envelopes with craft projects....They were that craft foam trees, with colored leaves  that you write things you are thankful for on each leaf, then glue it on...she sent them some kind of brain jogger list of things to be thankful for, and a thank you note herself!

November 11, 2008 10:22 PM
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Mike Regan
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For now I keep cartoon stickers with me and I think Children likes it very much. But now I will try your "turkey basters" idea.

November 12, 2008 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate

We sent out postcards with raffle numbers on them and then drew numbers for a free turkey.  It is a great way to market and make that long needed call to past clients.

Shelton

November 12, 2008 04:40 PM
Rainer
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Jessica Bigger
Realtor - California Coast Real Estate
RE/MAX Humboldt Realty

Frances - You're so right.  You know come to think of it.  I think I'm going to send out Thanksgiving cards this year and include my business card - just letting them know I updated my info with a quick personal note.  I better get to it.  I'm running out of time.

November 12, 2008 11:47 PM
Rainer
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Rick Tourgee
Provincetown and Cape Cod
Robert Paul Properties, Inc.

Fantastic post with terrific ideas!!  Thank you so much for sharing them!

November 19, 2008 01:26 PM
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Frances C. Rokicki
Broker-Mentor,CRS
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Rick, My Coach just sent me awesome Christmas popby ideas and taglines!  I will wait to post those until after Thanksgiving.  Thank you for you card:)

November 19, 2008 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
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Bo Kociuba & Buster Elliott - The B&B HOME Team 405-812-1572
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Fran, thanks for sharing! and happy Thanksgiving ...

November 19, 2008 11:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor
Terra Solis Realty, LLC www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com

Frances, thanks for the great tips and advice on how to stay in front of your past clients, and possible future clients as well.

November 20, 2008 01:42 PM
Rainer
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Sonja Adams
Samson Proprties

Great ideas!!! Love the turkey baster idea - that is really original.

November 21, 2008 10:59 AM
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Catina Wright
Your franklin county va expert
Lake & Land Realty

Great Ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!! 

November 25, 2008 10:07 PM
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Frances C. Rokicki
Broker-Mentor,CRS
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Stay tuned for Christmas & winter popbys!  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!  I appreciate that you gave your time to comment on this post!  Many good ideas were shared!

It's a Good Life!

Fran

November 26, 2008 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Terrylynn Fisher
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CEP Realtor, Etc.
Dudum Real Estate Group - BuyStageSell.com

Frances, just a heartwarming and sharing post.  THANKS, love the Buffini ideas and really know it works.  We just need to reach out and touch people in a personal way.  We are so computer and technology oriented these days, that we forget people need a face to face, and sometimes a hug.  THANKS for the reminder.

November 26, 2008 10:19 PM
Rainer
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Kathy Kooyman
Home Realty

Fran,  Thanks for the great ideas, I am eager to see what you have in store for January and February.  That is when I will need a reason to force myself to get out and about more.

December 06, 2008 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Angelica Blatt
Selling the Monterey Peninsula over 15 years!
DeLuca Real Estate

I just read your post and will implement some of these next year...sound like Buffini...then I see you that it is.

December 06, 2008 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Frances C. Rokicki
Broker-Mentor,CRS
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

Christmas Popbys are posted!  Go to our Buffini Family Group Blog here on the Rain to read more good stuff!

December 06, 2008 07:43 AM
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Carli Ann St. Clair
Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Thanks for sharing those ideas! I was just doing some research online about holiday marketing when I came across this article. My team and I are going to be doing a clothing drive this holiday season. We are big on door knocking and are leaving flyers in a geographic farms asking people to donate clothes/sweaters/blankets/etc. to a local charity. We ask them to call us when they are ready and we will go by and pick up their donated items. It gives us a chance to meet them face to face, and everyone is helping out those in need. Not only a great way to meet new clients, but also a great way to help those in need this year. Tis the season! =)

November 09, 2011 03:56 PM
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Frances C. Rokicki
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Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC

CarliAnn, Yes, giving to those who are in need, is always good:)  We used to hold clothing drives and have drop off locations, ie, the local high school, my office and a local car dealer who had two building locations.  It worked out, very well.  We donated the items to abused women and children shelters.

November 09, 2011 04:04 PM
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