Crowdsourcing - The Best Strategies for More Listings

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ActiveRain has been built on the concept of sharing. For a decade, you have been sharing strategies that work in your business so that others in the community can chose to have a more successful business.

In this challenge, hosted by SmartZip, we are asking you what is one of your best strategies to get more listings in your business. We will take the best strategies shared and present them in a crowdsourced webinar on June 21st.

Recently, we shared a strategy the Ben Kinney Team uses to get more listings for their business. That strategy was called the 'Would Sell List'. You can read all about it here. Ben's team also uses a variety of seller valuation pages in their business and you can read about many of those strategies here.


We'd love if you would share with us one strategy that you use in your business to get more listings.

Maybe you have a very systematic way that you follow up with past clients to ensure they send you referrals? We'd love to hear about it!

Maybe you have a really great ad that you post on Facebook that drives potential sellers to your business? We'd love to hear about it!

Maybe you use SmartTargeting from SmartZip? We'd love to hear about it!

Maybe you have a really successful postcard campaign that you use to farm a neighborhood? We'd love to see some examples!

Maybe you target expired or FSBO listings (maybe you even find them on Zillow?) You guessed it.....we'd love to hear about it.

It doesn't matter what you do......your friends on ActiveRain want to hear about it!

For Sharing Your Ideas

We realize that real estate is highly competitive. Some agents don't like to share tactics that work well in their business for fear others will do the same thing. We get that. But we also realize that imitation leads to innovation. By sharing what you do, it forces you to get better at doing it. This has been a major theme of ActiveRain since the beginning. But we'll sweeten the deal as well.

All submissions to the 'SmartZip - Best Strategies for More Listings Challenge' will receive 3000 ActiveRain points (limit one per person for points). If you entry is picked to be shared during our crowdsourcing webinar, you will receive an additional 5000 points.

All submissions to the challenge will get the author an entry to win a free year of KWKLY, a text-to-lead service, and ActiveRain sister company. One person who submits an entry to the contest will be chosen to win a free year of KWKLY. Also, one attendee at the webinar will be randomly chosen to win a free year of KWKLY.  

In order to make a submission, write a blog post about your favorite strategy for generating more listings for your business, and once you have published your blog post, come back to this blog and include a link to your post in the comment section of this post.

Entries must be received by Monday, June 13th at midnight Pacific time (but I've never been a stickler for timelines....this just gives us plenty of time to put the webinar together. If you're a little late....fine). This essentially gives you a week. 

Sign Up For The Webinar

Make sure you get signed up for the webinar on June 21st, where we will present our favorite submissions.


(We will accept previously written blog posts as an entry as I'm sure many of you have something in your archives that fits perfectly)

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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I posted the blog and forgot to put the link here!

Here is my entry...

Takin' it to the streets

Thanks for a fun contest!


Jun 13, 2016 02:34 PM #42
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Boy oh boy who sneaked this one in had no idea... there was this contest and of course a short deadline, what do they think we do not work for a living?,Endre

Jun 13, 2016 04:02 PM #43
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well how about that the Holly Grail of how to get more listings... well see my post and tell me what you think to get more listings. 

Jun 13, 2016 04:23 PM #44
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

Good contest.  Here's my submission:  Listings from a new type of farm.


Jun 13, 2016 04:28 PM #45
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

This will be an interesting read and sharing that is sure to benefit many people.

Here is our entry Sourcing Listings..Choose your Niche

Jun 13, 2016 08:32 PM #46
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Here's a sure fire way to get more listings. Read the post here.

Jun 14, 2016 12:34 AM #47
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Although I beat the deadline on this I failed to put this link to my post until now

Jun 14, 2016 02:38 AM #48
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Lisa Von Domek  I can see how you outshine all the other agents  who go before  you with the vast knowledge you have learned . Keep up the good work

Jun 14, 2016 08:04 AM #49
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Staff. My entry is as follows:

Thank you.

Jun 14, 2016 09:40 PM #50
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Here is our entry, How To Get More Listings And Have A Great Time! 

Thanks for this contest.  A

Jun 15, 2016 02:44 AM #51
Michelle Grunberg
eXp Realty - Ijamsville, MD
When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!

Here is my entry sorry I am so late.

Jun 15, 2016 06:57 AM #52
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
Jun 16, 2016 07:38 AM #53
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Oops; missed the deadline.

Jun 16, 2016 08:53 AM #54
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Jun 17, 2016 06:52 AM #55
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Looking forward to the webinar as I 'perfect' my entry....I know it's a bit late...

Jun 18, 2016 03:13 PM #56
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
29 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Better late than never! It isn't rocket science, however it is tried and true and works for me with great results.

Jun 19, 2016 05:33 AM #57
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Please accept my late entry. I just started back up blogging and really enjoy your study on listings


Jun 19, 2016 06:34 AM #58
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
Jun 19, 2016 04:57 PM #59
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Thank you so much for including my post in your Crowdsourcing Webinar! I hope that this will help others find ways to get more listings!

Jun 21, 2016 09:46 PM #60
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Here is my entry into the contest.

My Best Listing Strategy to Get Listings is a List!

Jun 30, 2016 08:49 AM #61
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