Hand writing Note Cards… What are you doing today?

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Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

 A few weeks back I shared a blog about my plans for preparing for fall:

  Hand Written Note Cards… preparing for fall! 

So each day I have written out cards and mailed them to my neighbors and neighborhoods nearby.  I find that I can do about 10-12 of them each day before I go batty.  Then I move on to something else, in order to keep myself going on this project!

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If I know the recipient, I write a bit more personal message, but this is my standard. Of course I include my business card in the note.  I welcome any suggestions regarding messages for hand written notes.

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  California LifestyleRealty  California Lifestyle RealtySchowe Properties                                           

        

                  
                                   

Comments (19)

Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Kathy Schowe Are these your photos that appear on the front of the cards?

Oct 10, 2014 05:27 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Tammie White - yes- I take the photos and make the cards!  I have sold them to local country clubs, featuring their courses.. and stationary stores here.  K

Oct 10, 2014 05:30 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Kathy Schowe do you print them yourself? Or have a printer do them?

Oct 10, 2014 05:45 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Sounds like a great idea have you had any success on this? I hope you have a great weekend.

Oct 10, 2014 06:08 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Tammie White , yes I print them on my home printer.  Then assemble them with card stock, mattes, and envelopes.  The cards for sale are in a plastic sleeve.  K

Pat Champion - Each time I have done one of these mailings, I have garnered a listing or two.  I think it's always good to  keep reminding people what you do!

 

Oct 10, 2014 06:47 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Well you do a great job. Love it. I may have to steal this idea.

Oct 10, 2014 06:50 AM
Margaret Goss
@Properties - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Great idea - do you address them with names or just something generic like "Neighbor"?

Oct 10, 2014 06:54 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathy, your photos are VUNDERBAR. What editing technique do you use? I have done quarterly newsletters for my Fishhawk Lake residents/owners in the past, working off an old mailing list that my hubby had when he was Pres. of our HOA. Many have changed now.

I have a group called Fishhawk Lake Folks on FB...it's gotten quite a few members asked to be part of it since I started it. I include all of my blogging posts there. (Except for the Members Only ones, which are rare).

Oct 10, 2014 06:55 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Not only hand written, but hand made with your own photos...outstanding and highly memorable to those that receive them!

Oct 10, 2014 07:34 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Margaret Goss I get a "farm" list from my title rep with mailing addresses.  On the inside, sometimes I say Susan, or just Hello, as a greeting.

Pete X with X Group Real Estate Advocates, Huntington Beach, CA 714.459.2017 OCLister.com  thanks so much!!

 

Oct 10, 2014 08:00 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 - I use the Camera + app on my iPhone for editing!

Oct 10, 2014 08:00 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, don't have an iphone....okie dokie!

Oct 10, 2014 08:50 AM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Think the idea of doing a few at a time on a regular basis rather than all at once Kathy.

Oct 10, 2014 03:19 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I make a plan and follow it much like you do.  A personal hand written note is so appreciated by those who receive it.  It does go a long way and people will remember you long after they receive the note

Oct 10, 2014 09:08 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Part of my daily routine is handwriting notes of gratitude. If you ever feel guilty about not contacting someone for years, write a handwritten note saying that you were thinking about them and say how grateful you were for their trust 5 years ago, and you hope all is great.

Oct 11, 2014 01:32 AM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathy - This is a great way to stay in touch with your past clients and farm area! I know you'll get a good response from your personal cards that you are sending out!  Great idea!

Oct 11, 2014 04:35 AM
Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Great post and a wonderful idea to get into the fall mood of life. Thank you for sharing your ideas it is greatly appreciated have a blessed day 

Oct 11, 2014 09:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathy -- I love that your card not only have a personal and handwritten message but the local images are terrific and so unique.   Very nice and an excellent marketing strategy.  

Oct 11, 2014 03:05 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is a great idea. I have thousands of images, i might do the same. Thanks for inspiration! 

Sep 19, 2018 03:46 PM