Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate)

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Richie Alan Naggar
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My son the attorney/Broker does this & they love him, the school loves him, the parents & the community love him & yes to business coming his way with LOVE too. He even ordered class rings for all the footbal players a first for them. The school lets him post his banners/ads and he does all the school games play by play live. So much good comes out of supporting high schools. It costs until it pays off but it pays especially in you believe in this

Sep 08, 2016 10:37 AM
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Ha

I love them to wear a T-shirt says:

"Trust Sam he is a realtor"

 

Sep 08, 2016 08:11 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I bought uniforms for an eigth grade basketball team. I got no business from those uniforms but I got a courtside seat for the entire season and the joy of giving.

Sep 08, 2016 04:16 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I haven't done this, but I do write about the local high school footballs games in my blog. I haven't gotten too much response off of my posts, but I love football and love doing the posts. 

Sep 08, 2016 10:26 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have in the past sponsored ads for football teams or help sponsor dance teams and gymnasts. Can't say I ever got anything out of it other than a feel good.

Sep 08, 2016 10:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I've not sponsored a team, but I have advertised with full page ads for years for all sports teams at the high school level...plus other clubs that solicit ads from me....always a full page in their programs.....

Sep 08, 2016 09:21 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Nah, thought about doing a little league but I would never try to sponor a school event - they get funded by the state anyway

Sep 08, 2016 11:50 PM
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Nina Hollander
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No, I have not.

Sep 08, 2016 09:11 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Yes. The benefits are limited unless you are personally involved with the activities.

Sep 08, 2016 07:56 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Well, schools are always asking for money from parents, so you do give them more or less you can afford. Depends on the size of a contribution, the school creates banners, adds your names to brochures and honor lists, etc. 

Sep 08, 2016 05:57 PM
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I have not but I'm sure if it is done with consistency, it can have benefits to your business as well as your reputation within the community.  

Sep 08, 2016 05:39 PM
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That's a "branding" kind of thing.  Not something you can expect a direct ROI, but still worth it for me to have my name in front of parents

Sep 08, 2016 03:36 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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No, I haven't but have thought about it.

Sep 08, 2016 02:37 PM
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Lynnea,

It really works well when one the kids is the son or daughter of the realtor.  A

Sep 08, 2016 02:06 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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I think it's more effective when you have kids on the team or at least at the school. I did when my son was in school but stopped after he graduated.

Sep 08, 2016 01:04 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I haven't - I think it works better if you have kids involved in the sport.

Sep 08, 2016 12:23 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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     No, but I know agents who have.  It's like farming... you have to persist, be present (not just put up ads, or get your name on a donor's list). 

    Let us know if you go through with this, and how it turns out!

Sep 08, 2016 11:07 AM
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William Feela
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I like to but hard on the budget

Sep 08, 2016 09:13 AM
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Will Hamm
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Not a school team, but sports schedule and got a couple of calls

Sep 09, 2016 08:20 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Lynnea - We sponsor a local high school baseball team, and have a big banner at the field. We do it for market presence, so it's hard to measure specific impact, but stuff like that creates an impression.

Sep 09, 2016 08:19 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Many years ago we thought about it and instead sponsored the YMCA with a banner. No business resulted directly from it to our knowledge, but it was a matter of 'giving back' to the community.

Sep 09, 2016 06:38 AM
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No.  I've never been asked and I'm not sure I would.  Since I work and live where I went to HS, I could only support my HS otherwise it would just be "weird".

Sep 09, 2016 02:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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No. If I did, my intention for doing so would not be tied to promoting my business. If anything came of it fine ... but for that to be the motivating factor ... just feels out of alignment for me. 

Sep 09, 2016 12:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I haven't, but I know some who have and the response wasn't very good other than the team and their child who was on the team.

Sep 09, 2016 12:38 AM
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Jessie Cochran
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I wouldn't sponsor a school event myself

Sep 09, 2016 12:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
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That would not be a part of my market budget.

Sep 08, 2016 11:03 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Yes and always have a great response..one more thing I do to give back to the community I do business in.

Sep 08, 2016 10:35 PM
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Wayne Martin
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Have sponsored a little league team!

Sep 08, 2016 10:06 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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no

Sep 08, 2016 09:48 PM
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Brenda Mayette
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Not a HS team, but I've long sponsored local softball teams in my community.  It keeps my name out there & that's always a plus. And the players like the freeze pops that come with being on Agent Brenda's team.  :)

Sep 08, 2016 09:35 PM
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Lynnea Miller - not yet.

Sep 08, 2016 03:42 PM
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No.

Sep 08, 2016 11:20 AM
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Joan Cox
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I think I would if I had kids in the school.    If  not, you may not have a chance of getting a deal.

Sep 12, 2016 10:36 AM
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Yes and none.  It is just a way to get our name out there.  Drip drip drip

Sep 09, 2016 03:15 PM
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I think that Debbie Laity co-sponsors some events and teams.

Sep 09, 2016 08:24 AM