Maybe just maybe you should ask for permission to send emails and newsletters

Home Stager with Stage-Show-Sell

This post was prompted by Today Featured Post 

Realtors, Business Owners, Stagers, Title companies etc go to meetings to network and the learn.   At these meetings, yes, they are hoping to build relationships with others at these meetings.

Building relationships is not stopping in the hall and talking and passing our cards.  It's long conversations about the business and building into personal conversations.

Just because you get someone's card does it give you permission to then flood them with emails and newsletters?

I've gone to NAR meetings for many years and after the flooding starts.  NARSPAM as I call it goes on until I program my email to throw them into the junk mail.

I wish that I thought about giving out cards with my website and email address on them for those who I casually meet and give out my full card to those I build relationships with

It's OK to send out an email thanking they for taking the time to talk to you today OR say how much you learned in a specific meeting.    Newsletters etc should not be send out without permission.


The same goes for 'potential clients' that you meet OR clients that you have worked with.  Ask for permission

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Stage-Show-Sell, offers affordable home staging solutions in the Birmingham - Bloomfield and surrounding areas in getting your home ready for the market. We service both home sellers and realtors. We have the experience, our own rental furniture and accessories to stage many homes. We specialize in Estate work. The house can be put into our hands for the whole process of getting the house on the market


Comments (2)

Sharalyn Kluke
Keller Williams Seneca - Seneca, SC
Sharalyn Kluke, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

Hi.  I'm reading Permission Marketing by Seth Godin.  It explains the difference between interruption marketing and permission marketing.  This book might help some of those agents sending newsletters to you without permission.

Jan 16, 2011 04:37 AM
Tni LeBlanc, Realtor®, J.D.
Mint Properties, Lic. #01871795 - Santa Maria, CA
Tenacious Tni (805) 878-9879

Suggested.  Very true.  So, you think them leaving the email off the card was not a mistake then?  Unfortunately, there is so much literature out there saying that bombardment is the way to go.  Personally, I can't stand it so I would hate to do it do a prospective client.  We all try our best but today's world does demand a certain amount of automation.  So, even those who have given permission may feel overwhelmed.  Our MLS sends out listings 3 times a day and doesn't let me control that frequency.  So when someone asks for listings, unless their search parameters are slim, they will get a ton of emails.  I hate that.

Jan 16, 2011 04:43 AM

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