Easy Way to Send out Invitations and Keep Track of Reponses

By
Home Stager with Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm

Ok - so this may not be something you will use for your everyday Real Estate Open House or Broker Open, but I wanted to mention a site that has helped me focus on my day job by coordinating and organizing some of my personal events. I'm a religious user of http://www.evite.com/.  I think I discovered it about 6 years ago and probably use it AT LEAST 30 times a year. Not saying I'm super social (ok - maybe a little bit) but my colleagues and friends do have quite a few get togethers. Whether it's a http://www.tastefullysimple.com/  party. GirlZ Night Out, Baby or Briday Shower, New Years Eve Gathering...I use evite.com and it is such a lifesaver! 

As you can see below, they have many different topics and background to choose from. You send out the evite from the site to as many people as you want. The site keeps track of responses and also sends out a reminder to attendees a day or two before for you. The best part, if it's something like a camping weekend, potluck, poker game, etc...you can write a list of what is needed and guests not only respond that they can come...but they can also select what they want to bring. It's great.  Below is a sample evite.

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Jenna's Bridal Shower
This view will be available for 30 days.    View Evite Details
Host: Debbie Thomsen
LocationAddress Here, MN
WhenSaturday, November 18, 1:00pm
Phone651-555-1212
On November 18th, we will be throwing a bridal shower for Jenna. Jenna and Tim are registered at Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys and Pfaltzsgraff.com/or outlet store(her pattern is cappuccino). Their new home will be the following colors:

Kitchen: taupe, black, dark brown, wine, stainless steel
Bedroom: brown, neutrals
Bath: silver, teal

I hope you can attend to help celebrate Jenna's upcoming wedding!
GUEST OPTIONS
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<!--- itunes-disable temporary comment out EVITE MUSIC CENTER <img src="/images/06/partners/ituneslogo.gif" width="130" height="19" alt="" border="0"> <img src="/images/06/arrows/gry.gif" width="4" height="7" alt="" border="0"> <a href="/app/music/suggestions.do?inviteID=ZJTKQJKRTXBLFOMFVEPW" onClick="return showLinks()">Create Your Party Mix</a> Suggest songs you want to hear at this event and see other guests' choices. -->
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    As of January 7, 2007, 7:32 pm.
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I hope some of you find this site useful.  Again, if anyone knows of other similar sites that you find to be even better...I'm all ears. To date though...I've found no comparison. Evite is a timesaver and lifesaver.  Enjoy ;)

Comments (53)

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Keller Williams Realty - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Area Real Estate
We use this every year for the office party for the holidays.  A ton of fun to read comments.
Jan 24, 2008 04:00 AM
Kim Dillon
Creative Eye Home Staging - West Chester, PA

I've never used this myself, but responded to an invitation with something like this.  Seems like a great idea!

Kim Dillon, Creative Eye Home Staging

Jan 24, 2008 04:30 AM
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN

Hi Teri!  I thought this site was amazing too. I still don't know how they don't charge...but I'm not going ot complain! Their advertisers must pay quite a bit.

 

Jan 24, 2008 08:01 AM
Minnesota Home Staging Firm, Minnesota
Minnesota Home Staging Network~ MN's Top Home Staging Firm - Inver Grove Heights, MN
Hi Russ, look for an email from me :)
Jan 24, 2008 09:43 AM
Russ Higgins
Credit Justice Services - Memphis, TN
Credit Justice Services
Thanks, Beth!  I love this site.  I will be using this for seminar invitations. 
Jan 25, 2008 12:34 AM
Anonymous
Nate Thomas

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Wish I would have known about this for our new years gathering.

Thanks Beth. You continuially post wonderful ideas.

 

Feb 11, 2008 02:27 PM
#41
Anonymous
singh
Dear,Friend
DesiEvite takes minutes to create, and send online invitations and also ecard  .

Add as many recipients to your event as you like. Allow your recipients to view

other's responses and messages or keep it private. Make invitation

announcement in indian party favors.
Please visit for more detail
http://desievite.com/Desi-Indian-ecards.asp
Feb 11, 2008 05:12 PM
#42
Anonymous
astha
Dear,Friend
DesiEvite takes minutes to create, and send online invitations and also ecard  . Add as

many recipients to your event as you like. Allow your recipients to view other's responses

and messages or keep it private. Make invitation announcement in indian party favors.
Please visit for more detail
http://desievite.com/Desi-Indian-ecards.asp
Feb 20, 2008 08:22 PM
#43
Kelly Shoemaker
Coldwell Banker SELECT - Broken Arrow, OK
Realtor Broken Arrow, OK
Very Interesting - I had received one of these invitations about a year ago and forgot about it!  I will be checking out the site again!  Thanks for the information!
Feb 20, 2008 08:28 PM
Anonymous
sushil
Dear,Friend
DesiEvite takes minutes to create, and send online invitations and also ecard  . Add as

many recipients to your event as you like. Allow your recipients to view other's responses

and messages or keep it private. Make invitation announcement in indian party favors.
Please visit for more detail
http://desievite.com/Desi-Indian-ecards.asp
Feb 28, 2008 01:55 PM
#45
Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
770.498.7333 - Atlanta, GA
Learn to leverage technology to get more done.
Beth, great post. I've received evite invitations for years, but have never used the service. The best thing about it, is the ability to track who's responded, etc. The feature I am not fond of is the number of times I have to click in order to get the details of the event.
Mar 01, 2008 12:39 AM
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

I can't believe no one has mentioned or heard of SendOutCards.

 

I use a time saving service called www.SendingCardsDaily.com

 

I was showed this late last year and my referrals increased 29%, Tom Hopkins uses this system.  Check it out or contact Devin for more info, he is a great help.

 

Leigh Anne

Apr 05, 2008 02:44 PM
#47
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

I can't believe no one has mentioned or heard of SendOutCards.

 

I use a time saving service called www.SendingCardsDaily.com

 

I was showed this late last year and my referrals increased 29%, Tom Hopkins uses this system.  Check it out or contact Devin for more info, he is a great help.

 

Leigh Anne

Apr 05, 2008 02:47 PM
#48
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

I can't believe no one has mentioned or heard of SendOutCards.

 

I use a time saving service called www.SendingCardsDaily.com

 

I was showed this late last year and my referrals increased 29%, Tom Hopkins uses this system.  Check it out or contact Devin for more info, he is a great help.

 

Leigh Anne

Apr 05, 2008 02:47 PM
#49
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

I can't believe no one has mentioned or heard of SendOutCards.

 

I use a time saving service called www.SendingCardsDaily.com

 

I was showed this late last year and my referrals increased 29%, Tom Hopkins uses this system.  Check it out or contact Devin for more info, he is a great help.

 

Leigh Anne

Apr 05, 2008 02:47 PM
#50
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

Great read.  I can't believe that no one has mentioned the personalized card service from SendOutCards.

I started using this last year and have had my referrals increase 19%

 

I reccommend talking with Devin from www.SendingCardsDaily.com  he taught me the system and he is easy to deal with.

 

Good luck

Apr 05, 2008 02:53 PM
#51
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

Great read.  I can't believe that no one has mentioned the personalized card service from SendOutCards.

I started using this last year and have had my referrals increase 19%

 

I reccommend talking with Devin from www.SendingCardsDaily.com  he taught me the system and he is easy to deal with.

 

Good luck

Apr 05, 2008 02:53 PM
#52
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

Great read.  I can't believe that no one has mentioned the personalized card service from SendOutCards.

I started using this last year and have had my referrals increase 19%

 

I reccommend talking with Devin from www.SendingCardsDaily.com  he taught me the system and he is easy to deal with.

 

Good luck

Apr 05, 2008 02:55 PM
#53
Anonymous
Leigh Anne

Great read.  I can't believe that no one has mentioned the personalized card service from SendOutCards.

I started using this last year and have had my referrals increase 19%

 

I reccommend talking with Devin from www.SendingCardsDaily.com  he taught me the system and he is easy to deal with.

 

Good luck

Apr 05, 2008 02:55 PM
#54
Megan McGonigal
Integrity Real Estate - Northeast, MD
CRP - Cecil County, MD & Harford County, MD Real Estate
Hi Beth, I had never heard of this site before. Thanks. I am getting ready to have a party and this will come in handy.
Apr 05, 2008 03:18 PM