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Ding! Dong! The Newspaper Ad is Dead!

Everyone stand up and CHEER!
In an industry marked by "we've always done it that way" insanity - not to mention dozens of people on Active Rain telling me recently that their calendar and magnet mailings still paid off - there is HOPE for the future!
I'd like to award my first WELCOME TO THE FUTURE AWARD (I just made that up) to Shorewest Realtors of Winsconsin!
First, some disclaimers: I have never worked for their company (yet!!) and I received a copy of their ad from a friend at Coldwell Banker United in North Carolina (which means top competing companies are keeping an eye on each other nationwide). But no matter - as a member of the slowest evolving business industry in the history of mankind - you should all be just as excited as I am to see it.
I wonder if this is what it felt like when the first caveman stood up on two legs?
Other than discovering life on Mars, this copy of the "last" newspaper ad for open houses from Shorewest Realtors is clear evidence that the wheel wasn't just an accident and we can learn from our mistakes.
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