Mass Emails From Agents to Agents promoting a Listing. Like It or Hate it?

Real Estate Agent with Windermere Real Estate

Hello Realtors

I was just wondering I use to do this a very Long,Long, time ago but stopped since I found it annoying on the receiving end.

 However, I was curious as to what your feelings about it are?

What I am talking about is promoting your listing by using a mass email type company for instance, zipyourflyer, or whatever other companies do this to send out "new listings flyer, price reduction, brokers open house, etc. to agents emails.

I know I now just block 99% of them and send it to junkmail. I really don't need an additional 100 emails a day to look at.

But do you think read them, should I start doing them again, or do you just junk mail filter them like I do. Or maybe you find that they work?

 Just curious??

Dustin Keeth






Comments (15)

Pam Hofmann
Third Tennessee Realty & Associates, LLC - Crossville, TN
Your Crossville, Lake Tansi & Fairfield Glade Specialist
Dustin, I hate them and send them to JUNK!! Of course we get these from 17 counties in East Tennessee  and none of them pertain to us.
Aug 07, 2007 02:20 PM
Rebecca Savitski
BSR Real Estate Group - Cary, NC
NC Real Estate Listings
I find them very annoying unless it is a Realtor I really now well and is need of my help. But just send the flyers agervating I don't even read them.
Aug 07, 2007 02:22 PM
Justin Hayward
TLC Realty, LLC - Gray, ME
Just Call Justin!
I feel the same as Pam.  The only good part is, I steal their email lists and paste them in my own master list.  
Aug 07, 2007 02:23 PM
Susan Trombley
Trombley Real Estate - Wake Forest, NC
Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs


I am torn by email flyers on MLS. I am not sure that is the good way to spend your money. I do mls searches for the client, but they do make us aware of what is up.

Aug 07, 2007 02:23 PM
Mary Warren
Las Vegas, NV
I am the odd (wo)man out!  I actually appreciate the e-flyers.  I send them out all the time with an opt-out, I've had many Realtors call or e-mail and say they appreciate them also.  I've also gotten 'hate mail' from I know there are the wants and want-nots. 
Aug 07, 2007 02:25 PM
Kiran Vedantam
Kirans and Associates Realty - Chandler, AZ
Kiran Vedantam
I like the ones which show the major cross sreers, rather than the address.  I do browse and delete - does not bother me.
Aug 07, 2007 02:26 PM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
I get annoyed by them as well.  I've noticed them to be more common here recently.  
Aug 07, 2007 02:27 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
I block all emails from that broker.  It's just not a thoughtful thing to do and so I don't want anything from them.
Aug 07, 2007 02:29 PM
Blank Blank
Maxwell, CA
Complete junk... in the old market a few years ago when we were waiting for a listing to come on in a certain neighborhood... this would have been useful. But now it is just a waste of time. I was actually going to blog about this but I will give you the very condensed shortened version. Realtors need to quit marketing to other realtors and learn how to market to prospective buyers. Easier said than done I know. But it is the truth of the matter.
Aug 07, 2007 02:31 PM
Dan Tobias
Rodeo Realty - Northridge, CA
Northridge Real Estate Expert

Dustin I delete them 99% of the time. Hey look I got a fruit word plum

Aug 07, 2007 02:32 PM
Paul Slaybaugh
Realty Executives - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ Real Estate
I hate'em.  I can't really fault those who use them, though.  Every once in a while, I'll look at one if it looks like a unique property.  Since all advertising is really just a numbers game, I suppose my occassional peak justifies the practice and contributes to the epidemic.  My bad.
Aug 07, 2007 02:43 PM
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
Dustin - I will always click in to see what it is unless I think it may be a virus, however, I can't remember the last time I ever paid any attention. I hit delete probably 5 seconds after I look at it. I don't think unsolicited emails are effective.
Aug 07, 2007 02:45 PM
Kaushik Sirkar
Call Realty, Inc. - Chandler, AZ
I think its CRAP.  If I am looking for homes for my clients...guess what, I HAVE ACCESS TO THE MLS.  I know where to look and what to look for.  Agents need to stop spamming each other...
Aug 07, 2007 02:50 PM
Provadus Home Loans
Provadus Home Loans - Marietta, GA
Technology bringing you home.
It looks like they are desperate.  It is never good when I see that. 
Aug 07, 2007 03:44 PM
Suzanne Cutler
SUCCESS! Real Estate - Braintree, MA
617-549-5829 Braintree, MA Realtor, Real Estate
In the MLS system I use, you can opt out of these types of mailings so I figure why not send an email about an open house / brokers open / price change on a listing you have.  If the agent really doesn't want them they should have opted out of it to begin with and there would be no problem.   Just my thoughts.
Aug 07, 2007 03:57 PM