Comments (16)

Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

How about something that comes from the heart?  Sincerity will come across and probably a phone call.  It is easy to read when something is manufactured as a sales pitch. That's just my 2 cents.

Jan 03, 2009 01:09 PM
Jim Dvorovy
Cutler Real Estate - Canton, OH
REALTOR - Canton Ohio Real Estate

Woody Allen was supposed to have been quoted as saying:  "90% of this job is just showing up to do the job."

When one thinks back to where each transaction of business came from, it is apparent there is a great element of truth in that adage. I'm wondering what would be the best thing to say if one were to simply knock on the door of an expired listing? That would certainly prove that you had showed up to do the job, lol.

Jan 03, 2009 01:36 PM
Linsey Ehle
M Realty - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

I launched a blog with tips for sellers (WhyDidntMyHomeSell?)  It was easy, free and this month I am launching the campaign with postcards to drive local traffic.  We'll see.  I think it takes something a little different to attract attention in a market with so many agents targeting these sellers.

Good luck in your campaign.  Let me know if you have any questions and welcome to AR.  I see this is your first post.  Everyone is really helpful and supportive here.  The insights and knowledge to be gained here is limitless so try to participate as much as you can.  All the best.


Jan 03, 2009 01:47 PM
Jason Ellis
Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's - Myrtle Beach, SC

Shawn -- You are in the right place -- If you dig around on the blogs or even try the search bar you will find what you are looking for -- best of luck -- JE

Jan 03, 2009 11:30 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of three outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Let us know if we can ever help. Again, welcome to AR!!

Jan 04, 2009 12:39 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Jan 04, 2009 01:01 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Shawn....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33134

Miami Short Sale Specialist - Profile

Jan 04, 2009 01:31 AM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Shawn and welcome to active|rain.

You've come to right place for expired letters (and a lot more stuff). On the top of the page you'll sse a search blogs link. Click on that and then type on the search box for 'expired letters' you'll be amazed at what pops up. 

There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

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Jan 04, 2009 02:13 AM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Click on the search tab at the top and type in expired letters and I promise you will find some of the best ones our there for FREE!

Welcome to the rain and good luck!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home -

Jan 04, 2009 02:51 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share, learn, and have fun. Good Luck.

Jan 04, 2009 11:02 AM
Dan Magstadt
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc - Lake City, FL

Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!


Jan 04, 2009 01:48 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Shawn, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash

Jan 04, 2009 10:33 PM
Homer Ray
Eastern NC Homes - New Bern, NC
Eastern NC Homes

It's been a little over a year since this post.

  How's the expired listing program coming?

What works for you?


Feb 27, 2010 10:54 PM
Krista Barnes
Carolina One Real Estate; Realtor, SFR,ABR,CIAS - Mount Pleasant, SC

I'm looking too! Let me know if you find a good one! Good Luck!

Aug 24, 2010 06:38 AM
Jim Lee, REALTOR Emeritus
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portsmouth, NH
Buying or Selling? Ann & Jim are the local experts

Shawn, I'm a long time student of expired listings. I've bought many letters and written dozens myself. After years of reqriting and tweaking I've got it down to 1 page in which I also include a copy of their listing because many people have never seen what theirs looks like.

I mail these with a follow up card a couple of days later and it makes my phone ring.

Send me your postal mailing address if you're interested and I'll send you the follow up card.

Oct 16, 2011 06:31 AM
Nathan Froelich - Fort Collins, CO
Sharer of Ideas

You could check this out, it's a free resource for Real Estate Professionals and there are various prospecting letters.


Good luck

Feb 01, 2013 01:07 AM