Spam prevention
Rainmaker
4,796,451
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I think it's more a matter of the content than the time of day that you send it.

Aug 09, 2016 05:38 AM
Rainmaker
822,140
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do spam emails, so I don't think I can answer this.  I do drips for those that register but I don't just mass email

Aug 09, 2016 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,238,750
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I agree with Gabe Sanders -- content is more important in my opinion.  

Aug 09, 2016 10:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,866,639
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I don't use email for that purpose.....I use direct mail marketing to secure new, fresh inventory..... too much spam today, and the delete button is there for those who don't want to deal with reading solicitations....but they all "AT LEAST SCAN THEIR MAIL".... send something eye catching and they'll read it.... if they're thinking of possibly selling now or in the future, they'll keep it

Aug 09, 2016 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
4,310,343
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Moe,

Tuesdays are great days to send out emails.  There is a better chance of having them opened.  A

Aug 09, 2016 03:57 AM
Ambassador
4,053,117
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

How do you get email addresses for a farm area?  I can see it for a SOI list, but for farm areas I have only found postal addresses.

Aug 10, 2016 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
1,477,296
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never use mass email marketing and always unsubcribe from others. I consider it spaming. 

Aug 10, 2016 04:52 AM
Rainmaker
3,164,882
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I found Tuesday morning the best time to send an email blast in my farm area. It was a weekly update thing. Short and sweet!

Aug 09, 2016 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,762,979
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Generally Tuesday or Wednesday mornings between 9am and 10am. 

Aug 09, 2016 12:12 PM
Ambassador
3,912,750
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't use it in my farm. Only mailings

Aug 09, 2016 09:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

What works in one area does not necessarily work in another area.  Try some A-B testing.

Aug 09, 2016 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,414
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'd say a little before 8, a little after lunch and in the last hour or so of the work day.  Those tended to be when I and most of my coworkers had downtime to read random emails.

Aug 10, 2016 01:00 PM
Ambassador
2,344,089
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I am enjoying the answers, getting ideas.

Aug 10, 2016 01:52 AM
Rainer
211,234
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I don't do email marketing - tried it a few times, but after being reported for spamming I stopped

Now I only send if they ask

Aug 09, 2016 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done it.

Aug 09, 2016 11:34 PM
Ambassador
1,613,518
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The best day is the first Thursday of the new month with current market data.

Aug 09, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker nailed this one!

Aug 09, 2016 10:11 PM
Rainmaker
5,262,239
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have been successful with email marketing to my database. Do not send marketing emails to those who have not requested them.

Aug 09, 2016 10:04 PM
Rainer
302,029
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Early in the week so they are viewed before the weekend.  I also agree with other comments, the material on the postcard is what's important. Good luck!

Aug 09, 2016 03:29 PM
Ambassador
3,041,741
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Barbara Todaro is the queen of marketing; I would consult her.

Aug 09, 2016 03:20 PM
Ambassador
3,673,422
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

My neighborhood has a list-serve, and it's considered to be totally rude to use it as a farming tool.  I do, however, respond to some of the messages if neighbors ask for recommendations for roofers or painters or other fixup professionals.  I use snail mail.  

Aug 09, 2016 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,394,715
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I don't do email marketing and never have.

Aug 09, 2016 02:18 PM
Rainmaker
633,936
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I don't email to my farm, Moe. As far as best day and time that varies with your audience. Test and track the results to find what's best for yours.

Aug 09, 2016 11:30 AM
Ambassador
3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not email market to my farm area but more to my database. Is that what you meant? 

Aug 09, 2016 10:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,277,686
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I don't email in my farm area because I don't have email addresses, only street addresses. I don't have phone numbers either. It makes for limited marketing.

As for our sphere, I have some email addresses but I don't typically market via email. I never found it effective and I always felt like I was being a nuisance.

Aug 09, 2016 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,520,996
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We find email marketing to not work...period.

Aug 09, 2016 06:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,504,580
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I don't do email blasts in my farm. In fact, I've given up annoying those I know years ago with those things.

Aug 09, 2016 06:30 AM
Rainmaker
3,063,664
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To much of it goes to spam I think!

Aug 09, 2016 06:08 AM
Rainmaker
80,423
Moe Dadseresht
Austin Skyline Realty Inc. - Austin, TX
Buyer/Seller agent

Thanks Chris Locke. That is to the point and specific, just what I was expecting.

Aug 12, 2016 01:20 AM
Rainmaker
86,722
Chris Locke
Acton, CA

Tuesday and Thursday will get the most open rates. Send at 11-2.

Aug 12, 2016 12:55 AM