BILL CHERRY, Broker & Wealth Coach (Bill Cherry, Realtor)

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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I helped run the advertising department in my company for a dozen years and realize the vast amounts of money it costs to advertise. It also has to be target markeitng with a tracking system in place to see what is working. Agents all tend to think the broker should spend more on advertising but the truth is it will probably not bring in more business.

Dec 01, 2015 12:14 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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Makes sense, but I doubt if many brokers will do it. If I were a broker, I would build each agent their own wordpress site that is theirs to keep even if they switch to another broker. I would advertise to try and generate leads for them. I would keep a small office with sufficient parking. Many ways to spend that money instead of wasting it on un used office space.

Dec 01, 2015 07:48 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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Show me the money!   

Dec 01, 2015 03:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I would rather market the agents who have hired me to market them and not the office....I need our phones to ring, not the front desk....

Dec 01, 2015 03:16 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Our office has already done that and many of the agents don't have office space or an assigned desk.

Dec 01, 2015 02:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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BILL CHERRY Yes, if the advertising is pointed towards the agents.

Dec 01, 2015 01:46 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I love this idea, BILL CHERRY - and not just "yes" but, Hell Yeah!!  LOL 

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Bob Crane
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Bill, I read your question and thought you were getting ready to sell something to me.

But convincing your broker to adjust how they spend their money sounds better.

 

Dec 02, 2015 01:28 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Perhaps on radio advertising?

Dec 01, 2015 11:23 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Yes.

Dec 01, 2015 10:10 PM
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Richard Weeks
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More and more are going to virtual.

Dec 01, 2015 10:05 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Not especially... very few of our agents work from the office to begin with, so it's not overly large. And if advertising is for the company, I don't know how much it would benefit me personally. It's just insitutional marketing.

Dec 01, 2015 09:48 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good Wednesday morning Bill. Who wouldn't be?

Dec 01, 2015 05:28 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
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That sounds reasonable to me. 

Dec 01, 2015 02:54 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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BILL CHERRY I'd say, why not?

Dec 01, 2015 01:59 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
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I think it can be a good idea

Dec 01, 2015 12:06 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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You could only do that if you are currently leasing said space.

Dec 01, 2015 11:40 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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of course

Dec 01, 2015 10:42 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I think that sounds like a very progressive idea. I like it. I would want to have a say in where those advertising dollars were spent, though. 

Dec 01, 2015 09:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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It is up to a broker/owner to decide. Even when I worked in an office of almost 300 agents, rarely any agents were in the office. It did look like a waste if huge space. 

Dec 01, 2015 07:15 AM
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William Feela
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I am careful of how I advertise...16+ years in retail taught me that

Dec 01, 2015 06:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
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It is for me.

Dec 01, 2015 06:38 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
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Our office is standing room only when we have office meetings. Good location for walk in traffic here on Kauai is some of our best "advertising". 

I agree that large offices are often dinosaurs, especially now that most of us have a computer in our pocket or purse.

Dec 01, 2015 05:22 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
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Of course I would :)

Dec 01, 2015 04:32 AM
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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

We have no extra space in our office, Bill.  Otherwise it would be a fine idea.

Dec 01, 2015 04:27 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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 Bill,

This is a SUPER idea and can be incredibility beneficial to agents within that office.  Of course, every suggestion will stimulate the 'nay' sayers.

The challenge will be a fair, equitable and TRANSPARENT means of distribution. It is not rocket science....and the idea WILL produce the result EVERY agent wants.

It is important to keep agent abreast of marketing initiatives to allow sufficient lead time to sync the message to their farm.

PLEASE, Please, please do not think an ad in the newspaper or an ad recruiting agents count in this advertising..

Dec 01, 2015 03:42 AM
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BILL CHERRY
Bill Cherry, Realtor - Dallas, TX
Broker & Wealth Coach

I suppose my point is that some offices spaces are enormous in size, and have become dinosaurs.  Agents are paying for their prorata portion of the office spaces that is not being used.  Wnat if that money could be  redirected toward methods of office recognition? 

Dec 01, 2015 02:03 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Bill,

I do think it is a good idea, providing the advertising is done right  A.

Dec 01, 2015 01:40 AM