Luke Acree, Making Agents Memorable (ReminderMedia)

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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do gimmicks - but if I did I would give away a Ferarri with every sale  -

Sep 12, 2017 11:30 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Tasteful gimmick?   

I like creativity in marketing and strategies but the idea of a tasteful gimmick almost sounds like an oxymoron.  At least to me. 

It all depends on your intended audience and if they will "get it" along with understanding there is a product/service being offered.  It would be a shame if it is merely clever but forgettable.    

This could be an interesting article.  Good luck.   

Sep 12, 2017 09:52 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I market like a mean it....no gimmicks here.... just the bottom line.

Sep 12, 2017 09:03 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

That's a pretty broad question. What are you trying to attract attention for, who are you trying to attract it from, etc.
A good rule of thumb is no puppybabymonkey. 3:)

Sep 12, 2017 08:51 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Luke,

I love edgy, silly, etc that attract positive attention.  However, given that I don't have any ideas as to what your marketplace is like, I would be doing you a disservice in coming up with something.  Each marketplace is distinct, and no one size fits all.  A

Sep 12, 2017 08:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sorry, they've all been used and abused!

Sep 12, 2017 09:54 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Honesty is the best policy whether it comes with a creative slogan or not!

Sep 12, 2017 08:31 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

Sorry, I'm fresh out of gimmicks this week.

Sep 13, 2017 07:49 AM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

There you go, Barbara Todaro - I like that one...

Sep 12, 2017 10:58 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Researching?? Interesting .... there are plenty of really innovative people out there but why should they show you their wares so to speak? I'm very creative but won't put down a word for my competitors to use.

There is a good side to that though, most agents won't even have the energy to copy something good & distribute it.

Sep 12, 2017 10:03 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would be careful about being too clever and obscuring your message and your value.

Sep 12, 2017 09:55 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

A good gimmick is to have your name tag on your right lapel as you meet face to face with new contacts every day.

Sep 12, 2017 09:01 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Sorry, I don't do gimmicks... not my style. I come out of the corporate world and remain very corporate even though I left it in 1989. 

Sep 12, 2017 08:31 AM
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

No, I don't have any ideas. Good post though, and I think you got an answer or two you can try out.

Oct 12, 2017 09:21 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Housewarming parties

Sep 17, 2017 10:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I play off my name "Wjere There's a Will, There's a WAY!

Sep 16, 2017 08:15 AM
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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 have never used anything but facts and experience.

Sep 15, 2017 05:43 PM
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Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

I tell many Realtors trying to attract attention to their listing to put on their signs, "This home qualifies for below market interest rates." How does this work? Instead of telling your sellers to lower the sale price, ask if they would consider paying 1 or 2 points to "Buy Down" the Buyer's Mortgage Rate. It works well, especially in PUD areas. Try it. Remember the points are on the mortgage amount not the Sales Price. On a $300,000 mortgage the seller could pay $3,000-$6,000. instead of asking to reduce his sale price $10,000.

Sep 13, 2017 06:55 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Most gimmicks aren't tasteful.

Sep 13, 2017 05:28 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

Fibs with asterisks get attention - those offers that don't present a true and complete picture until after the poor unsuspecting target has parted with their contact information...

Sep 13, 2017 05:15 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Sep 13, 2017 04:52 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I think I understand your question and could give some suggestions but I don't really like "gimmicks".

There was a REALTOR that went viral because he filmed all his video tours of homes by running through the house quickly and then staging a major fall or accident at the end.

There was another video for a luxury home that went viral. It had two attractive, scantialy clad women that were kidnapped and trapped in the home. They found a cell phone, called their rescuer, and then described the home they were trapped in. Gimmicky, but tacky.

Sep 13, 2017 04:14 AM
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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

Too broad a question, not enough info and quite frankly I don't Do gimmicks. Idol have fun with promotions though.

Sep 12, 2017 07:58 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer facts over gimmicks.

Sep 12, 2017 07:20 PM
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shirley cicero
United Country Ponderosa Realty Associates - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

Hassle B Gone....I use it on expired and withdrawns.

I picked up 2 expireds using it because the sellers liked the slogan.

Sep 12, 2017 06:47 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I prefer just honest and real.  

Sep 12, 2017 06:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No gimmicks here...smart people see right through them

Sep 12, 2017 03:31 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Depends on who you are marketing to.

Sep 12, 2017 03:31 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Pretty tough question to answer on such a broad basis.   And, by-the-way, I don't think there is such a thing as a tasteful gimmick.  Gimmicks are gimmicks.  Nothing tasteful about them.  

Sep 12, 2017 01:03 PM
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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

Gimmicky - I'm not sure what you mean but, whatever you do, don't do used-car-salesman gimmicky!

What are you trying to promote? When are you promoting it? What is the price range, etc. There are a lot of factors to consider but, typically an easy to interpret play on words with truthful meaning behind it, is as gimmicky as I'll go!

Sep 12, 2017 11:21 AM
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Melissa Cochran
Macon Mortgage, Inc. - Macon, GA
Mortgage Lending

"Let me put a roof over your head"... business card on roofing shingle... magnetize it, put it on the fridge.  

Sep 13, 2017 09:56 AM