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Just A Little Too Annoying.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

I've never known a guinea pig to attach it's owner but still Joe better heed Titus's warning or Titus may hold it against him for a period of time.

As far as annoying I must say how happy I am that primary voting has ended as there was a lot of political advertising in North Dakota, Ward County, and Minot in the last month. 

New Real Estate agents, I hope you learned something from this past round of political ads. If all the ads irritated you due to their frequency, mud slinging, and bragging you may want to apply all of that to your advertising. Do you contact prospects/clients far to often? Do you cut down the competition? Do you brag too much? All of these things can chase a loyal client away and make them choose to ignore you and vote for another Realtor.

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - there seems to be a lesson to be learned by those things that annoy us.  Sometimes, a good look in the mirror can be the right wake up call.  

Jun 14, 2024 06:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Indeed Michael Jacobs . As I age I have become more tolerant of people in some areas and far less than others. In defense of those that I am now less tolerant of I have to say that the dumbing down of/in American education is why they are total idiots. 🤪

Jun 14, 2024 07:18 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Do you contact prospects/clients far to often? Do you cut down the competition? Do you brag to much?

INTERESTING that you'd bring up this  . . . I was at a MLS event yesterday and one of the presenters was demonstrating a nifty lil program that kept you 'top of mind' with your people . . . I was watching it and thinking UNLESS the client is REALLY into being bombarded with information on a regular basis . . . it will get old fast.

I want my service providers to let me know how to find them and if that changes. A light touch works best for me. The guys who follow up follow up follow up when I have not responded rapid-fire over and over are getting BLOCKED!

I've had clients seek me out after a DECADE or more of me not reaching out, unless they did, needed something AND I PROVIDED IT. 

There's a line between communicative and overwhelming and annoying. LOL

Jun 14, 2024 06:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Perfectly said Candice A. Donofrio .

Jun 14, 2024 07:20 AM
Hannah Williams

Candice A. Donofrio  Very well said and I agree 

Jun 14, 2024 10:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... our primaries were several months ago and thankfully all the advertising died down for a while. Now that we are close to the party conventions, it's started up again.

Jun 14, 2024 07:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I am NOT looking forward to the November elections Nina Hollander, Broker but I actually think they will be tamer then the primaries. North Dakota is a very Red State so a huge amount of money pours in from the left to try to change that. I dare say that of the left side dollar spent in North Dakota 85% comes from outside of the State.

Jun 14, 2024 07:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm I think that's true in a lot of places, Bob. It's not local money.

Jun 14, 2024 07:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Bob, wasn't there two guinea pigs before?  I know I want items made in the USA, but I see so much junk that is from other countries.

Jun 14, 2024 07:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

There are two guinea pigs Will Hamm , Titus & Philemon. Sometimes they are both in the same strip and sometimes he just uses one to help build their individual personalities.

 

As far as junk in our stores from other countries it seems that there isn't a store that doesn't have it. We as consumers are much to blame as we are always looking for a bargain. Our government is also to blame for not cracking down on equal trade as well as runaway inflation. If our government would get it's policies together many families would not need two bread winners just to live life.

Jun 14, 2024 08:46 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Political signs are annoying but are necessary, especially in local elections where name recognition is paramount. 

Jun 14, 2024 08:21 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am only guessing here Doug Dawes but during our primaries that ended this Tuesday I would say we got about 4 oversized postcards a day, we heard about 4 radio ads an hour (on the Christian radio station I listen to), and every other TV ad was a political ad. Oddly enough I saw very few yard signs this time around (just enough to make it hard to find rummage sales).

Jun 14, 2024 08:50 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the day Bob.  Tough issue to deal with actually.  I am sure we all have experienced the other side of the coin in seeing a clients house list last week and knowing we had spoke with them only 2 or 3 weeks before.  Prompting the question just how often do I need stay in contact?  Enjoy the weekend.  m

Jun 14, 2024 02:09 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That is a heart breaker Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho . Same with when a friend or relative uses someone else.

Jun 16, 2024 04:40 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great message and post personally I smile when I get hundreds of postcards in the mail agents touting their services.... have no fear after August 17 I anticipate a huge exodus:)Endre

Jun 14, 2024 11:01 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It has been ages since I've received an agents mailing Endre Barath, Jr. but I agree it's kind of fun because it reminded me that I should get out and visit with the neighborhood.

Jun 16, 2024 04:41 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like Titus is ready to open up a can of whoop ass on him, haha.  I don't blame him.

Jun 15, 2024 06:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We are on the same page Brian England as I don't like being woke from a nap.

Jun 16, 2024 04:42 PM