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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I have my go to vendors.  

Jun 03, 2015 10:28 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Probably not very likely. 

Jun 03, 2015 10:06 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. Most likely I would not, very loyal to those I am currently doing business with.

Jun 03, 2015 07:12 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For me, it depends on what they are offering and their reputation around the industry.

Jun 04, 2015 12:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am 80% more likely to do business with those with whom I am familiar.

So, if they only sponsor and don't do the 'Grip-N-Grin,' I still don't know them.

But, if they me they can solve a problem the needs solved, they just might get my attention

For instance, a recent inspection included the following item:

8.3 Refrigerator
Store bought ice noted in the freezer leading us to believe the ice maker is not operational.

This commentary is a problem that needs solved.

Assure me YOUR report will indicate chlorinated water tastes terrible as the store bought ice indicates. 

In the above example Post to Post home inspectors will be given full credit for faulty assumptions, along with leaving the pool heater turned on, resetting to midnight all the timers in the house,(signage stating "do not touch means do not touch") and not resetting the thermostat to it original setting.

Those who believe those are 'little' things present yet another problem that needs solved.

Jun 03, 2015 09:43 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the service or product as the case may be. I am always looking for names of other vendors . 

Jun 03, 2015 09:04 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I always find that to be a desperate form of marketing yourself and tend to shy away from these vendors.  Sounds too much like telemarketing and door knocking for my liking.  Build on your sphere and reward them for their referrals.

Jun 04, 2015 10:16 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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If they have a good product or services I will use them at least once to try out their services.  If they are good I will continue to use them.

Jun 04, 2015 04:59 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I have seen a lot of vendors presentations coming to the office. It depends on the quality of the service being provided. If you are an unknown commodity within the office/region, than a coupon would be a great way to introduce your company. Most agents feel that they have their "go to's" but most every office has new agents or have some clients which have to watch their budget.  

Jun 04, 2015 02:19 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

 I've been on both sides here, 5 years of real estate and still am on that side while also doing the consulting, education & coaching. For me it has always been about does it solve a problem and is it being done in a different way.

For my business selling to real estate agents I don't go to those events, I know my class works because I use it for my 4 real estate teams. Word of mouth, cold calling people paying a 3rd party site that charge monthly instead of one time to generate leads works good, or just them finding you.

Jun 04, 2015 01:12 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michael -- I think you would be spending your time and less money by building relationships through excellent communication, industry knowledge and delivering a product that the consumer wants.  

Jun 04, 2015 01:05 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not have an office location that could host an event like this, but we do shop the vendors who have a relationship with our company, as well as others. Let the best one win.

Jun 04, 2015 12:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

This gives the marketing person something to do.

Jun 04, 2015 12:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not because they do a presentation, but the value they bring to my buyers and sellers.

Jun 03, 2015 09:16 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

For me it all depends on what they have to offer.  

Jun 03, 2015 08:41 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

It depends

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Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

Real estate agents have a different perspective than we do as lenders (who are spending a lot of time begging agents for business).  However, we get at least 4 insurance agents per week and 2 credit repair companies per week coming through the office.  I'll always give them a couple of minutes of my attention if I'm not in the middle of something important as a courtesy but they need to bring value to the table.  I try not to bother agents with cold calls, etc unless I have something of value to bring to them (i.e. a qualified buyer looking in an area they specialize in that isn't represented).  I also teach C.E. credits so I do use those classes to meet and establish relationships with agents. 

Jun 04, 2015 10:45 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I like to do business with people who are like me.  I don't need vendor fairs, or other entertainment.  I would spend $ on those who bring me business, strenghten my base and make a difference in my community.  Of course, when I say this, I base it on our marketplace, and every market is different. A

Jun 04, 2015 10:29 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I check out vendors at the two NAR events each year and that is the extent of it.

Jun 04, 2015 09:50 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I rarely attend these kinds of events and they do nothing to encourage me to use a particular vendor. I use people I know and who have proven themselve to me. A cupcake or cookie isn't going to get me interested.

Jun 04, 2015 08:02 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We are a small island and we know most of the vendors here. They host and do presentations to keep us informed and maintain the relationship. But when a new vendor is working to get business they'll host at functions or do office presentations and - if they seem solid and offer good services - we will often try them out. A new-to-Kauai mold specialist just got two jobs from us after hosting an event. He offered a discount and could schedule the work faster.

Jun 04, 2015 05:16 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - once you have one-on-one connections with the sales rep, it is a good idea to do business with them. You get personal attention and perhaps the best deal to market yourself and your business. (Of course, as long as the product they sell is going to help you!)

Jun 04, 2015 12:59 AM