3 Fun Ways to Use Your Business Cards This Summer

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Are your business cards doing the work they were designed for… or are they sitting on your desk, gathering dust?

Don’t be embarrassed, it happens to the best of us. Fortunately, there are ways to get those business cards out of your office and into the hands of your prospects.

Are you ready? Try these three fun tips.

As a Raffle Card

Setting up a raffle so that your prospects can win something fun (while also providing their information)? It’s a great way to get people on your mailing or email lists.

If you are, you’ll need raffle tickets that will let the prospect know if they’ve won something. A business card is perfect! Simply write their raffle entry number(s) on your business card and give it to them.

You can bet they won’t be throwing away your business card anytime soon! They’ll keep it in a prominent place at least until the raffle ends. You can offer additional incentives to keep it longer if you’d like, such as a second-chance drawing.

It’s a great way to build brand recognition.

An Event Ticket

Summer is a great time to hold events, either in cooperation with your brokerage or on your own. Whether you’re holding a picnic, a softball game, or even an open house party, you can use your business card as an admission ticket.

This gives you a great reason to connect with people no matter where you go. You can mention the event and tell them that if they show your business card they’ll get in free. Or, the business card can be a way to get a free hot dog, fruit cup, or some other prize.

You can even use this idea as a contest – compete with other Realtors® in your brokerage to see who can get the most attendees using their business card!

Create a Referral Game With Your Business Card

As Realtors®, we can’t offer a “sale” per se, but you can have fun with a business card referral game. All you need to do is design your business card with lines on the back so that people can write down their email addresses.

Give it to someone to put their email address on, and ask them to pass it to someone else who might want help or information about real estate this summer. That person puts their email address on it and passes it on.
When all five lines are full, the last person gives or mails it back to you. You have five new contacts for your marketing, and you can email each person a $5 coffee shop gift card for participating.

It’s a real win-win!

Business Cards Aren’t Boring

If you think business cards are boring or too old fashioned to be relevant in 2019, I hope this article has shown you otherwise. If you’re ready to refresh your business cards, let us help! We can help you design a custom card at a great price.

 

What’s the most creative way you’ve seen someone use a business card? Share in the comments!

 

This post originally shared on PrinterBees' Real Estate Marketing Magazine.

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Rainer
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Alexis Davis United Country | Ozarks
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Some great ideas! Might have to try out a few. 

Jul 03, 2019 02:56 PM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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while some folks use digital cards...we use both and find both valuable.

Jul 03, 2019 03:05 PM #2
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Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I love it! We're doing a Customer Appreciation Day gig this month and will definitely try one of these.

Jul 03, 2019 05:51 PM #3
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Rose King
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These are great ideas, Nadine! I am definitely trying them. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 03, 2019 06:16 PM #4
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Paul Llobell, Llobell Realty

I made a deal with a local neighborhood high end Steak House. Printed in the back was “enjoy a cocktail complements of LLOBELL REALTY”The restaurant provided the cocktail at no charge, it’s a huge success and a win win for both of us.Everyone I make contact with keeps my card in their wallet or purse, many even ask me for my card again for their next visit. The restaurant loves it and so do I.

Jul 03, 2019 07:05 PM #5
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Greg Mona
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I LOVE these ideas Nadine Larder! How clever! And so simple, too! Have a happy 4th of July celebration!

Jul 03, 2019 07:35 PM #6
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Marte Cliff
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These are wonderful ideas Nadine. But don't forget the old fashioned uses - such as using your card to hand to a fellow volunteer who may need to contact you; to your child's teacher who may want you to provide refreshments for some event; or (shocking) someone who may want to visit your website to gain more information about a topic you've been discussing! 

Jul 03, 2019 08:11 PM #7
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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Love these ideas.  You are the bomb!  Thanks for thinking outside the box.

Jul 03, 2019 08:26 PM #8
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Thank you for sharing these tips for business cards. I love the referral game idea.

Jul 03, 2019 10:32 PM #9
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
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Very creative! Especially the 'referral game'.

Jul 04, 2019 01:55 PM #10
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Some great ideas ... I will be trying a few! Thanks!  

Jul 04, 2019 03:29 PM #11
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M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Thanks for sharing some novel ideas I'd never heard nor thought about!

Jul 05, 2019 09:30 AM #12
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Nadine,  How this I miss this blog the other day from you,  Can I reblog it sometime.

 

Jul 07, 2019 09:44 AM #13
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Nadine:

These are great ideas - and so creative, too! Bookmarked so I don't forget about them.

Jeff

Jul 07, 2019 10:06 AM #14
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Thanks for sharing some great ideas on using the business card to engage the consumer.

I will try some of these.

Jul 09, 2019 04:36 AM #15
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Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
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Wow, those are excellent ideas. Thank you for sharing these with us and aloha!

Jul 17, 2019 12:22 AM #16
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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You came up with some good suggestions here, and I like comment #5's suggestion as well.

Jul 22, 2019 03:19 AM #17
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Ian Flannigan
North Texas Real Estate Team - Plano, TX
Expansion Team Builder - Investing Consultant

Great ideas! Especially the referral game!

Jul 29, 2019 10:09 AM #18
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