Karen  Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I am not shy and I do not hand out cards nor do a I appreciate them being handed to me unsolicited.  

Apr 20, 2017 06:38 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Shy? What's that? 

I just did the math because I'm reordering business cards. I gave out 2,500 cards in 17 months so that's 5 per day average or really about 6 per-work-day since I only work 6 days per week.

Wow! I never calculated that before, not bad.

 

Apr 20, 2017 06:29 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   A "shy" real estate agent doesn't have a chance.

   B-cards?  New agents should hand them to everyone they meet... but established agents spend their time maintaining and expanding upon existing relationships.

Apr 20, 2017 06:10 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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We have operated electronically and worked via referral and repeat clients for so long now that it actually takes me quite a while to go through cards.

Apr 20, 2017 05:51 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I am not shy, but I am reserved. I hardly ever pass out business cards... I don't even think about doing it. I give a card when requested. By the same token what is the direct connection between shy and business cards?

Apr 21, 2017 03:44 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I wouldn't say I'm shy at all but, I am more of a listener in any conversation - which serves me well in this business! You'd be surprised at what you learn when you listen!  LOL

As for business cards - it goes in spurts.  I'm more of a people-person that spends more time with people I know than putting myself out there to meet/make new friends. Referrals and past-client business is the vast majority of my business so, I don't pass out a lot of business cards!

Apr 20, 2017 06:58 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I am not a secret agent!

Apr 20, 2017 05:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not shy and I rarely hand out cards.

Apr 20, 2017 05:47 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Not shy at all but don't thrust cards in peoples faces that don't need my information either.

Apr 21, 2017 05:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If you are in sales and you are shy you might consider another profession.  Back in the day I had a goal to pass out 27 cards per day.  That say about 10,000 a year.

Apr 21, 2017 04:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Back before the social media age I used a couple of hundred per year, now maybe a few dozen per year.

Apr 20, 2017 08:41 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Karen, I would consider myself a shy person.  We are content to maintain our sphere of influence and their new referrals, and it is all the business we care to handle.  

I don't hand out business cards unless asked, and most of the business cards that  I use are left after a showing upon request by the listing agent.

Apr 20, 2017 07:51 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am not shy at all and not hesitant to talk about real estate or ask for the business.

Apr 20, 2017 06:30 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

 My daily focus is getting 5 new emails to feed my hungry Database !

Apr 20, 2017 05:39 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

It's not a question for me about being shy or not.  I'm looking for a connection before "handing out" a business card although we are "required" to leave a card while previewing/showing a property per our mls rules.  

Apr 21, 2017 05:40 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Susan Emo nailed this one!

Apr 21, 2017 04:34 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

My name tag with logo gains me the exposure and questions that keeps me busy.

Apr 21, 2017 04:23 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Not shy, but I don't hand out cards either.  Cant find a reason not too, but I guess people already know me, and I'm not sure I recall somebody calling me based on me giving them a business card.

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't track such metrics.

Apr 20, 2017 10:50 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hand out only they show an interest in real estate.

People who call you want to sell you something you do not need. 

Apr 20, 2017 10:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - Shy? Maybe!

I do not PASS business cards - unless they asked for. (So now I know I am shy.)

Apr 20, 2017 10:03 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

I am not shy but I am cautious about handing out cards since I don't like people just giving me theirs without any conversation or, in a sense, asking permission to hand me one. I like to do the same.

Apr 20, 2017 09:45 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Karen,

I am in agreement with Susan Emo .  Personally, I hate it when someone pushes a biz card at me.  It is a matter of style.  A

Apr 20, 2017 09:20 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm not shy, but I do not see it necessary to give cards to strangers who will just drop them in a garbage can. I know, I would. 

Apr 20, 2017 08:25 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am all but shy...I will hand out 25 or more cards some days

Apr 20, 2017 08:01 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

I'm a shy (not) person in general... but I do pass out business cards only when asked.

 

Apr 20, 2017 06:45 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Only hand out cards when requested.  No one, myself included, likes getting cards handed to them randomly and unrequested.

Apr 21, 2017 10:10 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I don't think realtors are shy; my previous broker used to say "Dont' Be a Secret Agent".  I'm with Susan Emo on this one. I found more people not appreciating when we just hand out cards.  We are in the business of establishing and nurturing relationship and the business comes from there.

Apr 21, 2017 08:40 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Shy.  No. Respecful. Yes. I do not pass out business cards. 

Apr 21, 2017 07:32 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NO, i am always listening and ready to introduce myself, hand out a card or be ready with a tip. 

Apr 21, 2017 05:26 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 am a shy real estate agent.

Business card goals are around five a day. These cards present more value to the recipient than my contact information and do not rely on my hand for distribution.

I do not, but it is possible to have a successful 'no touch' real estate enterprise.

 

Apr 21, 2017 05:13 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Shy? Not really - I do more business online than in person though

Apr 21, 2017 04:59 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Depends on the day...  Sometimes none and like yesterday around 20

Apr 21, 2017 04:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

I no longer hand out business cards.

Apr 21, 2017 04:42 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I go through approximately two thousand business cards per year...

Apr 20, 2017 07:29 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 am not shy, and don't give out as many cards as my clients refer me other business.

Apr 24, 2017 06:36 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I am too busy to worry about how many cards I pass out. When the opportunity presents itself, there is always a card available to pass out.

Apr 22, 2017 06:04 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Shy and real estate agent doesn't work out so good!

Apr 21, 2017 01:20 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If I am out, I try for at least 5 a day.  I always leave a big tip at restaurant and with my card.

Apr 21, 2017 10:07 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I was never shy....but I was not overbearing either.... I used 1000 cards a year....

Apr 21, 2017 09:26 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

I'm not shy, and I give out business cards when appropriate.

Apr 21, 2017 07:45 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

cannot be shy in real estate

Apr 21, 2017 06:51 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Shy in some things and NOT shy in others....

Apr 21, 2017 06:20 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Hard to be shy in real estate! As for cards, no real average but I don't force them on people!

Apr 21, 2017 06:16 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't just pass out business cards. If the topic of real estate comes up, then I'll pass them out to those people. New technology is available to that can take the place of business cards in many cases.

Apr 21, 2017 06:13 AM