Paul S.  Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.)

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

No Paul no one can read my handwritting:)Endre

Mar 16, 2017 11:35 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Not a chance.  No one could read my hen scratching

Mar 17, 2017 03:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not only to prospects, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - also to past clients and people who I think can help me in my Real Estate business. Thanks to Buffini & Company.

Mar 16, 2017 10:57 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

If I have an address I do, and definitely once we have met

Mar 16, 2017 10:29 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Presence,Persistence & Perseverance

Endre Barath, Jr. 's answer is classic. We do quite often send out Thank You notes

Mar 18, 2017 08:00 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Yes I do Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington 

Mar 17, 2017 06:48 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

no...never have....much too time consuming..... 

Mar 17, 2017 11:16 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not prospects really but current and past clients. I used to do it more.-Kasey

Mar 17, 2017 08:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Yes - from time to time I do. Not as much to prospects as to past clients, friends, and people who send me referrals. 

Mar 17, 2017 08:07 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC - New Fairfield, CT
Broker-Owner, RE Consultant, Licensed in CT & NY

Hand-addressed envelopes tend to be opened more.

Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents

I send handwritten notes out to everyone! 

Mar 17, 2017 05:22 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Yes, very powerful.

Mar 17, 2017 05:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion.

Mar 17, 2017 04:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Endre Barath, Jr. nailed this one!

Mar 17, 2017 04:51 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No not anymore

Mar 17, 2017 03:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

If I have an address, yes, and to leads, and to just about anyone I come across.

Mar 17, 2017 03:50 AM
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Katherine (Katie) Gillespie & Diane Ryan
LL Realty, Inc. - Fernley, NV
Real Estate Team 775-636-0964

Paul we do send out handwritten notes to prospects. We feel that if you connect on a more personal level it can make a difference.

Mar 16, 2017 10:15 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do to clients and past clients, but should to prospects.

Mar 20, 2017 10:31 AM
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Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Yes I do.

Mar 19, 2017 02:42 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not with my handwriting skills

 

Mar 19, 2017 09:49 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, I have only sent marketing postcards.

Mar 19, 2017 07:28 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Doctors can't read my writing, so no.  Heck, I can't even read my own cursive writing when I come back to it a few months later!

Mar 18, 2017 11:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

No.

Mar 18, 2017 08:39 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

All the time.

Mar 18, 2017 06:58 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I don't for a very good reason, my handwriting is atrocious.  It would be great to have incredible handwritng but it would be great to have a terrific singing voice too.  I have neither and avoid both when possible.

Mar 17, 2017 10:03 PM
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Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
REALTOR® Matching Buyers & Sellers

Yes, sometimes I do -my husband usually writes for me. My handwriting is not great.

Mar 17, 2017 09:58 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I haven't but I've sent some past clients.

Mar 17, 2017 09:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I type my letters but hand sign them

Mar 17, 2017 07:52 PM
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Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Not my style.

Mar 17, 2017 07:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I send cards out as I think of it and something warrants a personal note.

Mar 17, 2017 04:30 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Yes and I keep them on the appropiate email list too.

Mar 17, 2017 03:41 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Paul,

I did!

Mar 17, 2017 03:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seldom, but once in a while a note on the back of a business card shoved in the door is appropriate.

Mar 17, 2017 10:29 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
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Yes I do, but not all the time.  Just depends on the prospect and my time available.

Mar 17, 2017 08:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

NO...I use my verbal skills

Mar 17, 2017 07:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Not nearly enough.  

Mar 17, 2017 07:42 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

YES!

Mar 17, 2017 07:21 AM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Yup, as archaic as it seems, it has worked on 3 clients in the last year.  AND I didn't send a "branded RE/MAX card".  I sent a pretty card with a nature scene on the front.  Got the call back.

Mar 17, 2017 06:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington Not anymore, but I do see the plus side of doing it.

Mar 17, 2017 06:23 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do send out notes.

But not to prospects. 

TRANSLATION: They make no reference to real estate, in any way. Their purpose is 'transformation' much like my personal transformation shared in this mornings blog. A card with such a message is AWESOME in the power it possess to transform a life....for a moment or season at the least.

Mar 17, 2017 06:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Sometimes after a presentation.

Mar 17, 2017 06:07 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do

Mar 17, 2017 06:00 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do not - but I do sign my notes

Mar 17, 2017 05:43 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I have, yes. I don't do it as a general rule but, for example, if someone personally spoke to me about possibly selling their home in the future, I'll send them a handwritten note.

Mar 17, 2017 05:39 AM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Sometimes I send out handwritten notes and other times I send out personalized greeting cards using SendOutCards.

Mar 17, 2017 05:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Not always to all prospects, some times to listing appointments that have not made their mind up yet

Mar 17, 2017 05:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Still do it! They are a really great touch!

Mar 17, 2017 05:17 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We send out a lot

Mar 17, 2017 04:50 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & personality!

Yes!  And to current & past clients along with my broker too.  My handwriting can be a challenge too but don't ever let that stop you!

Mar 17, 2017 04:31 AM