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A 10-Minute Self Promotion Tip

Reblogger Winston Heverly
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Access Realty 433494

Pat, consistently has so many great posts and most importantly is terrific about sharing it to us Rainers and beyond. This article has new & exciting information for all the readers to take advantage from. I, myself will be anxious to learn from it! So many times I write blogs and really don't think that it gets the impact that it should. So I love to see re-blogs of popular posts. Thanks again for sharing.


Original content by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty Broker 11085

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.



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Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales 

Primary Service Area: Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

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Pat Starnes Real Estate, 121 Formosa Drive, Brandon, MS 39047 

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Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Brandon MS market? Call me!

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The fresh coat of paint might kick in to some people and their senses of freshness and a new quality

Dec 23, 2016 11:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

It is what sets me apart from the rest.  My sellers are mostly from out of town. This gives them peace of mind. I check listings once a week and sweep and trim and dust if necessary. 

Dec 24, 2016 03:49 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

I try to go above and beyond other people's expectations.  Providing  value is very Important to stand out from the crowd.

Dec 24, 2016 03:58 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Hi Winston, thanks for sharing my tip. Anything we can do to set ourselves apart from the rest adds extra value and our clients appreciate it. 

Dec 24, 2016 08:41 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Pat is one smart cookie! Anything you can do to show you are above and beyond the rest of the Agents in your market, is always worth it. I would add she should have someone else take a photo of her doing these odd jobs and post them on FB for everyone to see...

Dec 26, 2016 12:46 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Thanks for reblogging this.  Anything we can do to set ourselves apart from others is greatly appreciated by our clients and opens up an opportunity for referral business.

Dec 28, 2016 06:22 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Write what you know and don't worry about the impact. Buyers need local information and market statistics. That's your edge.

Jan 13, 2017 12:51 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I think it's a great idea.  To think we are too good for a simple job like this is sort of ridiculous.  Whether or not we are Realtors, it's a nice thing to do for somebody else.

Jan 20, 2017 11:13 AM
Don Hess
KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601 - Quarryville, PA

Great tip. It just never hurts to do nice things for people. 

Feb 13, 2017 07:11 AM
Akil Walker
Bennett Realty Solutions - Bowie, MD

Great suggestons. It is the small things that can set you apart from the rest. 

Sep 15, 2017 04:05 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Hi Winston, I am enjoying going through some of your early blog posts and reposts and getting ready to start doing some posts myself soon.

Dec 13, 2018 10:29 PM