marketing: Buy Leads - No Thanks - 09/16/13 08:39 AM
I can't tell you how many times I have answered my office phone and even my cell phone to have someone on the other end telling me I need to buy leads. I live and practice in very rural North West Iowa, Storm Lake IA to be exact.
Well I did buy leads, not once but twice and NEVER again. The leads were not qualified, some weren't even in the areas I practice. The best advice I can give to a new agent is don't waste your hard earned money. Put your marketing dollars into what works in your market. Not … (5 comments)

marketing: Print Advertising - Where we get the most results - 05/10/13 01:33 AM
 I am located in a small rural area of Iowa and surprisingly there are still a number of people who look at newspaper ads and mailed pieces. We have used every type of advertising there is, including many types of mailings over the last 8 years. I especially like and have seen response to neighborhood postcard mailings on properties that have just listed, properties that have just received an accepted offer (especially if it is within 10 days of listing), and 2 postcards we send that invites neighbors to come to open houses and to compete with a newly listed property due to … (7 comments)

marketing: Home Buyers By the Numbers - NAR Home Buyers Profile - 12/01/09 05:24 AM
I just saw the NAR Home Buyers Profile - WOW I am amazed how much the country is alike.
Average income across the nation for home buyers is between $67,700 and $79,500
Average miles between new and old home - all under 15, between 10 and 13 miles. That makes a lot of sense in how we should market.
The medial home price was $185,000 here in the Midwest we are below that at $158,000
I am going back and drill down and see what Storm Lake IA Homes For Sale and Buyers numbers are   Check out the infographics Point 2 … (0 comments)

marketing: New Brokerage Blog - Startup to Finish Line - 11/21/09 03:09 AM
Hey Everyone,
 This blog is a record of the day-to-day workings and issues inside a new brokerage. I am writing it to help others make the leap successfully or decide to stay where they are after seeing what it takes to be successful and through your advice and input help me grow a new company 
I see this as a journey, and every journey needs preparation, resources and a destination. Sharing this with you will help me, I do hope to help you too. If you have questions about things as I blog please put them in the comments, any advice is humbly and gratefully received.
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marketing: Postlets - Love Them! - 04/12/09 07:56 AM
I just got my Postlets account setup, it took several weeks. Problems with account and password and finally had to ask the site to reset the password so I could get setup.  Was it worth it; yes indeed! Check out this one http://www.postlets.com/res/2047615.
I knew you'd love it, get yours too, it is free and great advertising for just a little work :)
This is a little more work but well worth it too, not free and more work but again well worth it!
http://www.slrealtycheck.com/listings.html
 
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marketing: Anyone read "Endless Referrals" published in 05 by McGraw-Hill - 02/01/08 04:16 AM
I am very interested in developing my referral system to the nth power!  I have seen this book referred to on several other blogs, anyone here read it, recommendations?  Is is worth my time to read and implement; anything else you recommend on the referral business development? 
 I also an thinking about Guerrilla Marketing and Ready Fire Aim, both of these books have good recommendations on Real Estate Ttomato.
Thanks for the recommendations!
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marketing: Tour of Homes Postcard Template - 01/25/08 06:15 AM
This postcard for our Tour of Homes has gotten a lot of response, I don't do open houses but I'm sure it would work for them.  Please ccomment on how to improve this idea or what you do that has brought a good return for the investment, I'd appreciate it.  Watch your spacing, you need enough room for the postal code at the bottom.  I use fancy card stock in cream with some scroll-work, print 2 on each sheet and cut in half - Wha La, invitation ready to be mailed!
FRONT 
Personal Invitation to our Tour of Homes
We are happy to announce one … (0 comments)

marketing: All Marketing All Blog All the Time - 11/08/07 06:14 AM
I found this website that goes with the new book I am absorbing about blogging http://www.buzzmarketingwithblogs.com/ it has some pretty good stuff like Links to Blogging Tips, Blogging Tools, Blogs and Business, Blog Law and Ethics and Audio, Video and Photo Blogs (just a few that interest me) 
I have learned so much from all of you (Thank you thank you) I felt the need to give back to the superb knowledge base here on ActiveRain!
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marketing: Home Improvement Contest - Get your clients entered! - 10/30/07 10:34 AM
Hey everyone, I just came across a great contest if you have do-it-yourselfers for clients as I do.  The contest is sponsored by the Home Depot, Grand Prize is $25,000, WOW! That would make you a very favorite person with some client.  Go to www.BHG.com/challenge for all the info.  They'll need photos and receipts but if they're DIYers they probably have all that info. 
If you teach a class for first time rehabbers or flippers, or have clients who have done some remodeling this past year this is a good excuse to call them and say "Hey, just thought I'd call and … (6 comments)

 
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