Debbie Thomas, I help sellers/buyers with"out of the box"strategy (StepStone Realty)

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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Working by referral. Interesting that you did not mention this one.

Nov 14, 2017 12:20 PM
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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

Magick. And direct mail.

Nov 14, 2017 12:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Blogging and maximizing the links and SEO power plus focusing on neighborhood niches and expertise.

Nov 14, 2017 10:03 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

Debbie,

You have some wonderful suggestions.  What works best when it comes to all our real estate agents and companies is networking face to face.  That is the most effective way to make yourself well known and well thought of...and if having a brand that they can relate to...A

Nov 14, 2017 11:11 AM
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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"

My website, blogging and getting out and meeting people face to face.  

Nov 14, 2017 10:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Advertising foreclosures. Everybody wants a bargain.

Nov 14, 2017 10:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

What has been yours most successful marketing strategy?

My website ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM 

Nov 14, 2017 06:16 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Belly to belly, eyeball to eyeball. Mostly referrals

Nov 14, 2017 01:59 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Our location. The corner of one of the busiest intersections in the city and the walk-by/drive-by traffic is fabulous.

Nov 14, 2017 12:42 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Several great suggestions here

Nov 14, 2017 12:04 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Sphere of influence (and referrals from my SOI), plus an internet presence.

Nov 14, 2017 05:00 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

"Abracadabra" - my website

Nov 14, 2017 03:33 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Post cards

Nov 14, 2017 02:43 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS,CRB
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

My A list - working with them for years and it's a gift that keeps on giving - plus they all know, like and trust me and vice versa. 2nd is networking.

Nov 14, 2017 02:17 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

777 plan...available 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm. You win with 777

Nov 14, 2017 01:14 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

#1 is referrals and # 2 is my Active Rain Blog

Nov 14, 2017 01:06 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

we are listing agents, and that's done easily with offline marketing using postcards....offereing a Free Market Analysis....monthly mailing.

Nov 14, 2017 12:39 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Thomas Face-to-face networking.

Nov 14, 2017 11:15 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

These are all message delivery METHODS.

They are NOT strategy.

For example a strategy is:

Solutions Marketing.

What solution?

Depending on the arrows in an agents quiver, it can be:

  1. faster
  2. cheaper
  3. better
  4. easier
  5. newer

The strategy is the construct of the deliverable solutions using methods that have already been mentioned.

There are other strategies. I count 85 strategies spreading the spectrum of prestige to discount real estate.

What I do know is none of the delivery methods will work (convert suspects into prospects) with a misguided strategy.

Nov 14, 2017 10:20 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
  1. Phone calls
  2. Blogging and social media.
Nov 14, 2017 09:45 PM
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Debbie Thomas
StepStone Realty - Austin, TX
I help sellers/buyers with"out of the box"strategy

Thanks for all these great suggestions!  I am currently trying some online leads through Realtor.com.  Also SEO development.  Probably my most successful method has been old fashion mail campaigns, as well as, referrals.

Nov 14, 2017 06:37 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Print ads and pesonal referrals

Nov 14, 2017 04:51 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I have seen the Top Agents in my area using Billboards. 

Nov 14, 2017 04:16 PM
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Fahlman Property Group
Realty ONE Group Preview - Marysville, WA
Real Estate Team Serving Snohomish County

Homebuyer Education

FSBO

 

Nov 14, 2017 03:33 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Debbie Thomas  by far Zillow followed by Realtor.com ... Before advertising with Zillow you must know your competetion in each zip code and how much they are spending or else you will waste your money.  This can easily be seen in your Z backend dashboard. You can choose to out spend them or opt out all together. 

Nov 14, 2017 11:28 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Seminars and video.

Nov 14, 2017 11:16 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

Face-to-face, belly-button-to-belly-button - people, human contact, friends, relationships...the best source of business if you do it right!

Nov 14, 2017 10:00 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Good customer service. ... leading to referral business has served me better than anything else.

Nov 14, 2017 09:35 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Great question Debbie Thomas 

Our best strategy is offering an effective online marketing plan for sellers. 

All the things mentioned in the comments here are not strategies but tactics to achieve the goals. 

Tactics are important too. 

Our best tactics have been referrals, our website, blogging, expired listing letters. 

Nov 14, 2017 06:45 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Door knocking. You stop until you develop calluses or feel your legs are broke. Solicit, solicit.  I am not a missionary. I am a realtor. Sell sell.

 

Nov 14, 2017 02:59 PM
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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

Active Rain.

Nov 15, 2017 02:18 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 get many hits from my web site and some actually turn out to be true clients.  Otherwise, just work with my sphere.

Nov 16, 2017 03:30 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sold sign!

Nov 15, 2017 02:32 PM
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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

Some of each, for me.

Nov 15, 2017 06:33 AM