Here's an easy self-promotion tip you might want to implement in your area. My newest listing is in an older development that requires a certain type mailbox with the post painted a specific shade of green. I keep a gallon of paint on hand, and whenever I list a home in this neighborhood, the post gets a fresh coat of paint. It's a 10 minute investment that yields maximum benefits. (And yes, I can paint the post in 10 minutes!)
Some Realtors may think it isn't our "place" to do this. I've seen arguments discussions for either side saying we shouldn't water the grass, gather the mail or perform other menial tasks for the seller.
Why not? The seller appreciates it, the neighbors see me working in the neighborhood and it gives me the opportunity to pass out flyers and business cards.
They recognize me as the go-to Realtor of the neighborhood. And that's fine by me.
What about you?
Do you have tips that set you apart from the crowd that you're willing to share? Let's brainstorm and see if we can grow our business with some creative ideas.