Is anyone out there?

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Real Estate Agent with Sulek & Dutton Real Estate

Over the last 8 years in my real estate life I have been part (on a number of occasions) of presenting Real Estate Buyer and Seller Seminars. These were seminars that were open and free to the public with the intent on educating potential buyers and sellers about the process they would be entering into when buying or selling property. Unfortunately, what I have found is that the attendance was pitifully low and sometimes zilch! Now, I am not complaining at all about this BUT what I am wondering is...is there anyone out there who would be interested in free, no obligation information? Information that would assist them in becoming better informed buyers and sellers? I know everyone is EXTREMELY busy in their everyday lives- maybe there is a better way to get the information to them.... any suggestions?

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Rainer
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Linda Domis
Keller Williams Realty - Whittier, CA

I have found better attendance at our seminar if we center it around a subject---for example, we had our last one about tax base transfers for people 55 and older and held it in a neutral location, so the buyers and sellers don't feel it is a "sales pitch." We had a title company expert come in to talk on the subject, gave away lunch and provided a drawing for a free gift certificate. Hope your next one comes out better

Jun 24, 2008 09:18 AM #1
Anonymous
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I like that idea

Jun 24, 2008 09:28 AM #2
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Jamie, I have contemplated doing this in conjunction with a mortgage lender but would like to hear from others who have had success with these.

Jun 24, 2008 09:28 AM #3
Rainer
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Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great site to meet new people and tons of information available. I look forward to seeing more from you. Thanks for the post & have fun!

Jun 24, 2008 10:15 AM #4
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Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Jamie,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Jun 24, 2008 11:31 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to Active Rain!  This is a great place to learn as well as share.  Just be careful - it's addictive!

I look forward to reading some of your future posts.

Jun 24, 2008 01:24 PM #6
Rainer
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Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Jun 24, 2008 03:14 PM #7
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Melissa Sall
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate - Saint Clairsville, OH
Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio

Welcome Jamie! You'll love this site. It's very informative and there's great ideas here!

Jul 02, 2008 04:03 AM #8
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Jamie Vota

My thoughts turn to motivation on this Monday afternoon. After coming off of Sunday Open Houses- writing the thank you notes, entering new prospects, etc. I was wondering how the top producer agents keep motivated. Lately I have been listening to Danielle Kennedy's motivational CDs which are a GREAT way to keep motivated and renew within my psyche what I know I already know but somehow must get pushed back to the recesses of my brain. Every time I get into my car (when I don't have clients with me) I pop in the CD and renew myself with real estate knowledge! It doesn't have to be Danielle Kennedy's message, I am sure there are many others out there that are equally as good, but somehow these messages keep my spirits up, keeps me from getting discouraged and just plain reinforces some great scripts to use regularly.

Does anyone out there have other ideas for rejunivation and motivation?

Jul 28, 2008 07:10 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Mark Organek
And the United States of America - Mesa, AZ
It's not a game, it's your life.

Jamie, welcome to Active Rain!  You've got to have faith.  Instead of inviting people to come to the seminar, invite renters to come and "evaluate" the information that is given so you can present more effectively to those that want to buy.

Aug 12, 2008 07:03 PM #10
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Neal Barnes
Starstate Realty - Killeen, TX
Broker, REALTOR, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES, SRS.

Hi Jamie  -  Nice post.  Welcome to ActiveRain,  I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post.  Have A Great Day!!!

Oct 25, 2008 03:34 AM #11
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