Corinne Guest, The Choice of Professionals for Luxury Home Buying (Barrington Realty Company)

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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Do you have to use the full 32 characters?  Can it be abbreviated to "BarringtonLuxury.com" or something smaller?

Mar 07, 2018 01:40 PM
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Bob Crane
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I wouldnt, if selling a home then sell the home, not a trinket that will attract people who are looking for trinkets rather than homes.

Mar 07, 2018 04:48 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It's all about generating leads. 

When the viewer has arrived at the single property website, that marketing job is DONE. The video, picts, brochure....fuzzy words are there to inspire a call to the agent or reject the property. Then what?

The person on that website has little interest in a mouse pad or calendar. What they WANT is empowerment. An empowerment that actually changes them.

That empowerment can be through information or resources.

What would happen if the website visitor, maybe they even saw the house, was invited to calcutate the value of the house based on what they observed and get INSTANT results?

Or, what I have found very effective in my little town of Dunedin  Florida is a FREE MyDunedin.com bumper sticker. No one cares what a real estate agent would do with a bumper sticker, but these do deliver email addresses straight to me and bumper stickes to a lot of bulltetin boards, refrigerators and even some commercial vehicles in the area.  And of course who do you think keeps a close eye on that URL? That is right.

 

Mar 07, 2018 01:04 PM
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Fred Griffin
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   Giveaways meaning what?  Mousepads?  Pens?  Coffee mugs? 

Mar 07, 2018 12:49 PM
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Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
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What about a cheap (~$10-$15) bluetooth speaker?
Have some nice stickers printed (e.g. black with silver lettering) with the property URL and your info, and stick it to each one.
Even after the property is sold, your info will be around to high-value prospects. I don't see people discarding a bluetooth speaker.

Mar 07, 2018 02:10 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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No but I worked with a broker who gave away iPad minis with every sold listing. Gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling...

Mar 07, 2018 02:08 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - a very good suggestion from Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA.

Mar 07, 2018 10:21 PM
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

I just took the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation course. The instructor stated that properties that are given a name sell for 40% more. Why not give your listing a name that would be a shorter URL? Then find a giveaway that's a reminder of the name. Here's an interesting post about the subject: http://www.zephyrhillblog.com/2009/07/how-to-name-your-farm-or-ranch/

Then you could have the name engraved on a wine stopper like this:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/583761793/wine-wedding-favors24-piecespersonalized?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=engraved%20wine%20stoppers&ref=sr_gallery-1-8

Mar 07, 2018 08:13 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Never.

Mar 07, 2018 07:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Not sure how'd you tie that in.... entered for a drawing if you comment on the site?

Mar 07, 2018 07:21 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I have not.

Mar 07, 2018 06:49 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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If I saw an advertisement that urged me to click on a website in order to receive something of value I would suspect a scam.

Mar 07, 2018 06:27 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

How about branded thumb drives?

Mar 07, 2018 05:22 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

you won't know until you try it.... different folks have marketplaces that are not like yours.....

test it out and let us know how you did...

Mar 07, 2018 12:42 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Email to your database may be more effective.

Mar 07, 2018 12:35 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I have not, good luck! 

Mar 11, 2018 08:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Just pay FB and IG  and target buyers in your location to forward them there. 

Mar 09, 2018 05:11 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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My first thought is too long a name, people cant remember long names. I love give aways but you want real buyers, not just contest junkies

Mar 08, 2018 06:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I did many years ago - I no longer do so as I can usually sell them in the time frame given without going through the trouble

Mar 08, 2018 06:49 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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No

Mar 08, 2018 06:31 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

Not me.  Not sure about the value of this.

Mar 08, 2018 06:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Have not, but interested in the answers of others. Great question.

Mar 08, 2018 04:54 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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Not sure what you mean by promotional giveaways. 

Mar 08, 2018 04:14 AM
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Gita Bantwal
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No.

Mar 08, 2018 03:45 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I have not and probably wouldn't but it could work in your marketplace.

Mar 07, 2018 08:09 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
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I have not ... but I would love to hear what you ended up doing and the results you got.  Best of luck to you!

Mar 07, 2018 07:01 PM
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William Feela
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No need to, most sell before I could stop typing

Mar 07, 2018 06:34 PM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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Would the name of the neighborhood be a shorter Domain? then you could use the same Domain for the next listing you have in there and could gain in traffic over time? Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

Mar 07, 2018 04:23 PM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
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Haven't tried giveaways here.  Best to give it shot and see what results you get.  Let us know what you decide and how it worked.

Mar 07, 2018 03:56 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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Selfie sticks.

Mar 07, 2018 03:54 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
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No.  But I do advertise it on social media.  

Mar 07, 2018 03:21 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I am not. Test it out and see how your market tolerates it. 

Mar 07, 2018 03:13 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

What would people in your marketplace appreciate?  It could be mini iPads as Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, .  Our Florida client gives away a bottle of Dom Perignon.  In Napa, it would be a bottle of Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon.  Each market is so darn unique!  A

Mar 07, 2018 03:01 PM
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Peter Mark
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Promote it on facebook. Add a facebook retargeting pixel after doing comment triggers with a incentive

Mar 07, 2018 02:55 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Is that still a 'domain'? It's got more digits than the alphabet lol.

Can't think of anything other than a ruler.

Mar 07, 2018 02:16 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate

I have not, it seems extravagant for one property but I can see it for the development(s) I represent Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

Mar 07, 2018 01:01 PM