Brandie Thomas, Serving North Georgia and East Tennessee  (Tru Mountain Realty, LLC)

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Corinne Guest
Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying

Just solid old hard work, blogging, mailing, networking and so on. There's no magic in real estate.

Dec 21, 2017 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brandie,

What Corinne Guest, Managing Broker stated perfectly...Magic is in working hard, follow through, and common sense. A

Dec 21, 2017 10:48 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I get mine from.... Click Here: 

Dec 21, 2017 10:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Get out and meet face to face with your best referral sources. Build a bigger referral network in the new year.  Send regular email messages to the thousands of contacts in your database.

Dec 21, 2017 11:08 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

door knocking, ho ho ho here is my card....

anyone buying and selling???? 

Dec 21, 2017 10:16 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Blogging here at ActiveRain and elsewhere.

Dec 21, 2017 10:14 AM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

F2F, SOI, and Internet Presence.

     With respect, do not ever pay for leads from any web service... you will only lose money.

Dec 21, 2017 12:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Get on the phone, knock on doors, get serious about blogging, and send out a few cards.

Dec 21, 2017 12:10 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

More social media.

Dec 21, 2017 11:25 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

1. Know your market

2. Know your niche

3. Choose the type of marketing that is appropriate for your market and niche. I prefer direct mail and Barbara Todaro is our resident expert on all things direct mail. And Corinne Guest, Managing Broker is spot on with her advice.

I don't buy leads...buying leads reminds me of that old expression "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life".

 

Dec 21, 2017 01:07 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Generate new leads. The problem with that question is too many will answer without asking you one single question.

A good question to ask is, 'What do you have the most of, time or money?'

As you can see from the chart below, money will be needed to get quick results from online marketing. These are very generic categories and ignore the more expensive and quick results of real inbound marketing. (inbound marketing IS NOT email)

It is important to note one should not rely solely on on-line marketing.

Direct mail with a relevant and assuring offer like CIS Score is a way to brand in the market identified in your business plan.

But wait...there MORE!!!

What about G & G stategies. Or the ever popular gorrilla campains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec 21, 2017 11:28 AM
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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

Prospecting

Dec 22, 2017 05:29 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Blogging works and having good information on your website. That causes people to want to hang around.

Dec 21, 2017 09:35 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Call everyone you know

Dec 21, 2017 08:26 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hold open house events even at other agents' listings

Dec 21, 2017 02:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Press the flesh and save your money! It is cheaper and more effective.

Dec 21, 2017 02:36 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No silver bullet, or as Corinne Guest, Managing Broker said... no magic... just hard work. My past clients and data base are my referral site.

Dec 21, 2017 01:47 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Corinne Guest, Managing Broker said, especially the no magic part.

Dec 21, 2017 01:31 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

sellers are found with offline marketing like direct mail postcard campaigns...

buyers are found with online marketing like writing blog posts and being found with a Google search for keywords used most frequently by buyers....

Dec 21, 2017 01:23 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I use my Active Rain Blog, other than referrals and calls from listings. AR is the next leading place for leads from people who read my blogs

Dec 21, 2017 01:16 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Brandie Thomas You can't beat face-to-face networking.

Dec 21, 2017 12:53 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Direct mail, with a call to action.

Dec 21, 2017 12:05 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

Work at it consistently.

Dec 22, 2017 07:03 AM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Hi Brandie,

Thanks for your question! You've undoubtedly already received an abundance of quality feedback and suggestions!

Are you on social media (more specifically, Facebook)? Setting up a Business Page with (or without) online ads can definitely give you a boost. We wrote a couple of articles about it, not too long ago: Can Facebook Ads Increase Listings and Leads? You Bet! & 5 Best Ways To Connect With Homebuyers & Sellers On Facebook

The company I represent (PropertyMinder) also offers a fully loaded website and marketing platform that's helping real estate pros with many of their professional goals, generating solid and successful results.

Happy to chat more, if you're interested. 
Welcome to ActiveRain and the exciting world of real estate!
- Tim
tim@propertyminder.com

Dec 21, 2017 06:41 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

Brandie Thomas Hi Brandie, I am originally from Atlanta and my best friend is a builder in Hiawassee ... nice to see you on AR.

I will actually answer your question and not just tell you to door knock, blah blah blog or call your sphere. Yes you can do those but you will be searching for a needle in a haystack. 

Here is not only what I suggest but also what I do:

1. Zillow - purchase a portion of your local zip codes and work the leads. You will need to spend enough money to capture about 50 leads per month in order to see a good return. You do not need to sign a contract but they will give you an ad bonus if you agree to six months. Z has a new agent back-end platform that allows you to go in and make purchases yourself. LEARN THIS PLATFORM AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHO YOUR COMPETITION IS AND SEE WHERE AND WHERE NOT TO BUY. 

2. Realtor.com - spend some money here on your zip codes. They require a contract but we have very good success with R.com

As for referral sites.... I have two that I work with regularly with very good success for listings. I will not post it on here but you can message me and would be happy to share. 

 

Dec 21, 2017 04:50 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Brandie Thomas face to face, social media, etc.

Dec 21, 2017 04:37 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Call sphere

Dec 21, 2017 03:28 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Thats the million dollar question. Volunteer, get to know your nieghbors and make the rounds. You just never know

Dec 21, 2017 03:25 PM
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Fahlman Property Group
Realty ONE Group Preview - Marysville, WA
Real Estate Team Serving Snohomish County
  1. Pick up the phone and call a FSBO. Fastest. Source. Business. Opportunity
Dec 21, 2017 01:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Shoo do luck

Dec 21, 2017 01:01 PM
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Kathy Precoda
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Las Cruces, NM
Residential,Land, Farms, ranches, subdividing.

I have found hand written notes are more personal and have a better response rate that mass mailings that are generated with  canned letter.

 

Dec 26, 2017 12:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Working by referral - the best idea for sure.

Dec 24, 2017 09:14 PM
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Troy Erickson
Diverse Solutions Realty www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Best way to generate new leads is to get in front of as many people as you can, and let them know you are in real estate. It is strictly a numbers game, and eventually you will be able to build up a referral network, but you have to keep pounding the pavement.

Dec 24, 2017 08:49 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like others have said, no magic in real estate.  I would stay away from the referral sites too, you will be throwing your money away.

Dec 23, 2017 06:57 AM