A Pumpkin Patch Full of Possibility! Farming Tips THAT WORK WONDERS!

Education & Training with REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars

Here we are in the pumpkin season with lots of festivities, fun and excitement looming in the air...


I have a few new tricks to treat you with and hope you will try them to gobble up a lead or two or three!

If you are farming a neighborhood try adding this to your list of activities for a new twist on things. If you have never farmed before...oh my...we should talk! Farming is the best all time back to basic method to network and get FACE TO FACE with your community. A great way to meet buyers and sellers and more than anything else farming is a MUST DO for relationship marketing.

Define RELATIONSHIP MARKETING: Re' Laaaash- ing - ship like a boat! Market (to money) ing (verb) - this is the easy real estate agent explanation that farming causes an action of money!

So how can you stir or shake money out of a pumpkin? Here are a few things I have tried or are currently doing during the month of October. Use this for farming or just as a unique marketing edge with your active listings!

Pick right out of the patch or go to the store and get some pumpkins! Deliver them with a pumkin pie recipe and a note with your gift! That works great or just deliver pumkin pie's! Bake yourself or buy them fresh (just make sure they taste great!)

Buy small pumkins (the wee little one's) and stick your business card on the top (easy with tape and toothpick) - Buy enough to give to an entire elementary school. Kids can paint them and take them home to mom and dad as a keepsake from you of course! Hello mommy and daddy - please know me the pumpkin giver to buy or sell your home! (It works) - sounds crazy I know but it really works! Moms and dads love it when you give little Johnny things!

Host a Pumpkin Carving Contest. The pumpkin that raises the most money for your special charity event wins! I am currently doing this event this month in my farm Heritage Glen...We have a mailing that say's

Liz and Lynn Small, Coldwell Banker TRIAD sponsor the "1st Annual Heritage Glen Helps Hospice Pumpkin Carving Contest" This event will not only raise money for Hospice it will get news coverage and Newspaper press release for the winning pumpkin! Talk about exposure!

Host a Halloween Costume Party for past buyers and sellers and active ones as well! Charge a small admission with the funds going to a charity of your choice! This can be as big as you want it to be and lots of fun!

Have your office put on a TRUNK or TREAT for your community and just social network with families!

These are just a few fun spooktacular ideas to get you thinking out of the box! These are also very low budget ideas that really work! I do really hope this spooked up and idea or two to try!


I have an entire audio dedicated to marketing ideas just like this called Listing Tools Success Kit! If you are interested in this audio I will give you an chilly deal of $10.00 OFF and no shipping fee if you use the code BBB. Visit my site for details at http://livebbb.com/buy-bbb-cds.asp.

I did not share this blog to get you to buy my CD - but I am often asked for more ideas and they are all on my audios or by seeing me at live events!








Comments (10)

Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

Thanks Liz for the great ideas... and inspiration. You are full of wonderful tips and suggestions.

Oct 14, 2008 08:15 PM
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Susie: Thanks so much! Hey - How are the NC Mountains looking? We woke to a full NC Fall this morning with fog and all!

Oct 14, 2008 11:56 PM
Scott Barr
Pacific Sotheby's international Realty - Newport Beach, CA

Great ideas. Its awesome that I didn't have to travel to the ends of the earth to get another "pop-by" idea.

Oct 14, 2008 11:57 PM
Kenneth Kujawa
Century 21 Signature Realty - Saginaw, MI

Great tips.  Thank you for the ideas.

Oct 15, 2008 12:26 AM
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Scott: It is great! You saved time, gas and money! Now go and apply it!

Oct 15, 2008 02:35 AM
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

Kenneth: You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by and come back for more!

Oct 15, 2008 02:36 AM
Elizabeth Ward Small
REALTOR & CEO The 3B Method Seminars - Burlington, NC

By the way - of you have ideas to add to this I love your feedback and we can all help one another!

Oct 15, 2008 10:15 AM
Kelly Willey
Long and Foster BEL AIR MARYLAND - Bel Air, MD
Short Sale Agent - Harford County Maryland Real Estate

Wow...some great ideas. I am going to be walking one of my farms this week handing out market reports and I think I will take a pumpkin to those homes where folks are home..

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Oct 16, 2008 03:06 AM
Sara Richmond Walls
Coldwell Banker Triad Realtors - Mebane, NC

Hey...I LOVE these ideas. The budget-friendly ones especially. Great posting Liz!!!

Oct 20, 2008 02:20 PM
Kristi May
Allen Tate Realtors - Burlington, NC

Liz, this is a great post with some great suggestions. I haven't done farming yet so maybe you can share more tips on how to be successful at it. I will definitely check out your website. I think I will try one of your ideas though. Thanks

Oct 22, 2008 03:30 PM