Staying In Touch With Your Customers .. That IS the name of the game!!

By
Real Estate Agent with Hammock Luxury Realty

I found Send Out Cards  one day when I was surfing the Internet, took a look at it and thought to myself ... this is a no brainier ... a greeting card company with over 15,000 cards to choose from, and I can set it up to send cards automatically for birthdays, anniversaries, when ever you need to ... no driving to the store to pick out a card (if you remember to) then address it, go buy stamps and hopefully remember to  mail it, sounded like the perfect answer to what I needed!!

Sned Out Cards Vi VincentWhen I first got my Real Estate license I was told to sit at a desk and pick an area and send out letters to the home owners, this was called a farm.  I laughed to myself, a farm, hmmm I thought about pigs, and chickens and laughed to myself.  But ... I did just that,  I sat at that desk, picked a neighborhood and wondered what could I possibly say and where oh where do I begin.

Thank goodness the broker bought the stamps and supplied the paper for all those letters.  Now that I look back on it, some 10 plus years later and remember other agents doing the same thing, I think about what a waste of that brokers money.  

You know yourself the amount of junk mail we get on a average day and how we stand over the trash can as we go through the mail.  Think about it, when you have that stack of mail, and you see a Greeting Card envelope, what do you do ... you Open The Card First.  Think about that ......

I had always said that I was going to stay in contact with my friends, family, and customers but I never seemed to do it like I should.  Just didn't seem to always have the time to run and get cards and then remember to send them -- you know, one day leads to the next and other things happen --  it never really got done.  

Now I use Send Out Cards and can not imagine my business or personal life with out it, it is so easy to use and time saving ... within a couple of minutes I can have the card picked out, write something personal and click to send it to their printer. 

 

Yes ... they print it at their warehouse, put it in an envelope, put a REAL stamp on it and mail it - Walla it's done ... and the person I picked it our for has it in just a few days!! Can you say ... EASY ... I would say so!!  It isn't just for Realtors ... no matter what business you are in, you can use it to stay in touch!!

Whether you are just starting in your business, Real Estate or not (people might think you are crazy .. but that's okay) or have been in business for awhile, it is vital for you to stay in touch with the people you meet -- Whether they are those great people you have sold a home to, a postcard to announce an Open House, Sending Just Listed Cards, someone that is just looking around to buy soon, your favorite hairstylist, doctor, lawyer, or whoever .... you get the picture ..... Send them a card!

Believe it or not ... it really is about Relationships which means staying in touch!!

Send someone an unexpected card .. not just for business, send it just because ... that means a lot to someone .. just being remembered for no reason at all except that you thought about them!!  

Take a look at the Send Out Cards program ..  you will be glad you did!!

Comments (5)

Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Hi Viola.  Staying in touch is key and we're fortunate there are so many services to help us do that.

Apr 20, 2010 02:12 PM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Viola, I have seen these & they look great! I love the glossy appearance! I have not yet dived in to use them, but I may look into it more.

Apr 20, 2010 02:14 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I still do the cards by hand, but have been thinking of this method being easier and probably more effective!

Apr 20, 2010 03:00 PM
Ken Kelly
Benchmark Mortgage - Chesterfield, VA

Anytime I can automate something, I do. I have friends who use this service and love it. Thanks for the reminder.

Apr 21, 2010 03:46 AM
DONNA SINGH
Royal LePage Connect Realty - Toronto, ON

I will check this out and see if they will work on Canadian mailings. Thanks

Apr 27, 2010 03:09 AM