Farming Question

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Real Estate Agent with C3 Real Estate Solutions

I am trying to get a farm going and I have several questions:

What is the best farming practice you have found?

Have you used community websites to farm?

How have you gone about using community websites? Develop them yourself or hire a company to do it for you?

What would you say is your average monthly cost of your farm marketing?

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Dee Bundy and Leslie Leis - the NoCo Home Team

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Rainer
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Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

I set up my own website to be a community site. I am still working on much of it but I invite people to send me stuff to include. I am looking at getting RSS feeds from other area sites to include.

As far as farming the rule is pick an area you like and dont ever stop!

I saw a really neat trick and for the life of me I cant remember where I read it. I think it might have been in a book by Jeffrey Gitomer. The premise is copying what victoria secret does with their catalogue. You pick 3 areas you want to farm. Then you rotate through the areas. The perception is you are mailing to all 3 constantly but in reality it turns out its every few months. I cant find the full details i just tried looking. If anyone knows exactly how to explain this I would like to hear it again as well. It is something I plan to implement soon. It lets you triple your market and your effectiveness for the same cost as a normal farm.

Aug 27, 2008 05:45 AM #1
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Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
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The best farming practice I know is to WALK your area. Have a newsletter or some kind of promotional materials to hand out. Be friendly, not pushy, talk of people want to but leave them alone if they don't. Be consistent and do it at least once a month. You WILL find people who are interested in buying or selling if you have picked a good area.

Leslie Prest

Aug 27, 2008 05:58 AM #2
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Leslie & Dee,

CONGRATULATIONS on your milestone of 50,000 points on Active Rain!  I came back to your very first post because most bloggers never stay with it long enough to make a difference.  Good job!

Mike in Tucson

Dec 14, 2011 08:35 PM #3
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Hi Mike,

It was so nice of you to check out our first blog post (although boy is it embarrassing to check back!).  Thanks for the congratulations and your kindness.

I hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!

-Dee

Dec 18, 2011 03:25 PM #4
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