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Rainmaker
910,452
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope, never.

Take that same budget and use it to take your 10 best clients to lunch over the next 5 weeks; that will pay off more than shopping carts. Unless you have a branding budget? Money goes out, ROI is minimal but branding is accomplished. I've never bought anything from anyone on shopping carts, bus benches or receipt tape.

 

Jan 19, 2017 07:10 PM
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3,981,932
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No never on shopping carts or bus benches. They get covered up and at the grocery, everyone I know is in a hurry to get out of there,

Jan 19, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainmaker
211,948
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Bad use of funds...get a better website and more domains.

Jan 20, 2017 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,477,246
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I see them all the time, but I never invested in that kind of marketing....

Jan 19, 2017 09:57 PM
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3,182,425
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Spend your money somewhere else - been there, done that (2008, I believe) and it didn't bring a dime!

Jan 19, 2017 07:23 PM
Rainer
1,495
Sue Enos
Re/Max Gold - Woodland, CA

I've done multiple park benches on several golf courses

- never had any luck - will discontinue doing future advertising in this area.

Jan 19, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
725,030
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

No 

Jan 19, 2017 07:11 PM
Rainmaker
2,970,381
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... these really don't work. It's a revolving sea of faces in my supermarket because agents find they don't work. I'm not in a supermarket myself to shop for an agent and their faces just become "background" noise.

Jan 20, 2017 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,258,780
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not the best place for marketing funds.

Jan 20, 2017 04:03 AM
Rainer
149,606
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

They call me trying to sell the service to me all the time, and I know other agents who have done it. Haven't heard if its successful though.

Jan 20, 2017 03:13 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

No...

Jan 19, 2017 09:36 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No. 

Jan 19, 2017 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO. No.

Jan 19, 2017 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,237,979
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Tried it.  One of the worst marketing decisions I ever made even though I know of success stories.   Fool me once....

Jan 21, 2017 12:28 AM
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3,977,611
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Jan 20, 2017 05:11 PM
Rainmaker
382,367
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No!! I have always thought this really tacky advertising.

Jan 20, 2017 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no, those are useless.... those photos and contact info is an ego stroking for the agent....

Jan 20, 2017 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,063,553
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If you have the money, sure but there are other ways to pick up business.

 

Jan 20, 2017 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,762,673
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

No.  I would not spend my money there.  I do not believe there would be a good ROI.

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 AM
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

Yes to shopping carts but no to advertising on them.

Jan 20, 2017 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many stores have shopping carts both in the farm and near the farm.

Jan 20, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Use to be the craze...not so today but subject to the area for consideration

Jan 20, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
821,770
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No - waste of money

Kinda like putting your face on a bus stop bench that people can sit on LOL

Jan 20, 2017 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
533,128
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I recently was surprised to see a local attorney marketing himself on a grocery store shopping cart... I think it 'cheapened' him...

Jan 20, 2017 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski No

Jan 20, 2017 06:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You will make the store very happy.

Jan 20, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,890,027
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For me no

Jan 20, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
742,782
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What will the message be that can attract the attention of a buyer BEFORE they block the display with those Brawny paper towels.

IF you are simply branding, you are flushing the money.

What is the conversation these shoppers are having with themselves?

There are blackhat ways to get that data or you can guess, experiment and test. EDD is a good white hat way to execute such a test.

Please don't consider 'Buying? Selling?" or "FREE CMA" as a good message for a shopping cart.

Jan 20, 2017 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

No. I was approached by a company who asked if I wanted my face plastered all over the shopping carts (well, that's not exactly how they worded it) and I could just see one of those carts careening down the grocery shopping driveway, smashing into a car, and guess whose face that driver would see?

No thank you.

Jan 20, 2017 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,816,801
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

NO !!!

Jan 20, 2017 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No.  It's not cost effective and it's certainly tacky.

Jan 20, 2017 04:47 AM
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

There are carts at most stores...

Jan 20, 2017 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
2,939,752
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Depends on cost, most often could be better spent on targeting a market instead of a wide fishing exhibition

Jan 20, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,163,750
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not for me, but see it often!

Jan 20, 2017 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 20, 2017 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,277,686
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

No. I don't think it's worth the investment. 

Jan 24, 2017 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
534,100
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Not me but I'm sure it works for those that use them.  I find better avenues to us my investment dollars.

Jan 22, 2017 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
4,018,153
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have never thought this was a good investment.

Jan 22, 2017 12:43 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - I'd say 'NO'!

Jan 21, 2017 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
502,919
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

William - No, I would never spend my marketing dollars on this option.  I did know an agent from my first office that did it for 2 years and never got a lead off of it.  There are much better ways to get your name in front of people, in my humble opinion.

Jan 21, 2017 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Definately not!

Jan 21, 2017 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,210,204
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Years ago my office talked with someone who's face owned every shopping cart in the city (we only had one or two markets then).  She had been on there for as long as anyone could remember, many years.  She never once got business from it, but when she would door knock, cold call or show up on a listing appointment people would have name and face recognition from the carts.  She claimed that helped her get a few clients.

Jan 21, 2017 10:04 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I believe that they do have carts at most of our stores, why do you ask?

Jan 21, 2017 04:48 AM