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Rainmaker
2,402,426
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Pearls for the Soul...over 800 uplifting and edifying sayings. People really call this a "keepsake" for the many beautiful reasons connected to it. Bonds the gift giver to the gift receiver for years especially if you dedicate it personally...

Mar 17, 2019 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
665,652
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Over the years many different things, but there are two that I still do and will continue to do. One is t-shirts, black with logo and nothing else. The only way to get one is close a deal. The other is reusable grocery bags. Big ones with thick shoulder straps. Those have logo phone number etc. You have to close the deal to get one of those too. Everybody loves those.

Mar 17, 2019 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
705,824
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I used to but not anymore

Mar 17, 2019 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
502,064
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't but I've fancied the idea before. If I ever get to doing it, it will be an item that has mass appeal. 

Mar 17, 2019 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,095,283
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I used to do pens, but nothing theses days!

Mar 17, 2019 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
2,893,989
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Same old tried and true items... my calendar with a magnetic back and note pads with magnetic banks to which I attach my business card. My clients look forward to receiving them and always ask for more. Buy them when on sale it's a reasonable cost.

Mar 17, 2019 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
783,322
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do not.  I am going to get 6 polo shirts with the brokerage name and my phone number on them.  Will simplify decision making on my choice of shirts during the warm weather days this year.  Thank you Steve Jobs. 

Mar 18, 2019 01:06 PM
Ambassador
3,945,132
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have some nice pen/styli that I give to choice people, but dont use them for general marketing.

Mar 17, 2019 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
951,417
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not Peter.

Mar 17, 2019 04:37 PM
Ambassador
3,875,597
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Branded thank you cards and branded phone screen cleaners

Mar 17, 2019 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
2,745,118
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I have branded Thank You cards and just recently ordered some pens.

Mar 17, 2019 09:27 AM
Rainmaker
377,597
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Hmmm. As far as something new and exciting I haven't heard of anything totally brand new that's the rave.  Candice A. Donofrio 's comment about grocery bags would be a good one for our area and if I were investing in some marketing merchandise that would be what I would choose.

Mar 17, 2019 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
4,230,739
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

No.

Mar 17, 2019 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,907,499
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I just gave out the rest of the 10,000 or so i got 5 years ago. I am looking for something a bit better, catchier and not so costly but will have them remember me

Mar 17, 2019 06:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,786,595
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no.... that's usually just an ego trip....doesn't make the phone ring....

Mar 17, 2019 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
3,974,392
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I bought notepads years ago, and recently very nice pens I hand out at closing.

Mar 25, 2019 12:11 PM
Rainmaker
632,154
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Not at this time. I used to send out refrigerator magnet calendars.

My favorite was magnet letter openers with my business card inset.

Mar 18, 2019 07:20 AM
Ambassador
3,105,066
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, green bags, pens & journals, key chains, t-shirts & I've done frisbees for the kids for our Dog Day at the Park annual cook-out.

Mar 17, 2019 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,248,316
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I did.  My most popular and effective items were a 3 1/2" x 8" lined notepad and bookmark sized business cards. 

Mar 17, 2019 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,197,268
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Not into giveaways.  I have received well over two hundred pens during my IT days and have never once looked at the logo or had the pen lead to a decision to look into a company or buy a product.

Mar 17, 2019 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,524,743
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME. I used to buy the cheepest "click type" of pens I could find. They would get passed around a lot as opposed to an expensive pen that one person would keep and not want to loose. I wanted my little ad to be seen by as many people as possible.

Mar 17, 2019 12:11 PM
Ambassador
1,587,070
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

jump drives only to hand out at seminars where I speak.

Mar 17, 2019 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,168,710
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have purchased a lot of stuff over the years and do not credit any of it for my success.

Mar 17, 2019 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
2,816,573
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never a part of my marketing plan.

Mar 17, 2019 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
730,476
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Folks like FREE stuff!

The greater question is, "What marketing merch can an agent offer that is actually track-able?"

That question is then followed by, "What will they use or refer to most often?"

And the astute agent will add one more, "And what has this to do with buying and selling houses?"

Whether it's as a closing gift or a just-met warm-up, consider a speed-square as the tool that reminds or prompts those who met you. It blends perfectly with the calculation power of the CIS score app.

Or you could just go with a Cork-screw with a URL to 'today's beautiful affirmation."

Do I invest in marketing merch? You bet! 

I'll take your pens but I won't give out any.

Mar 17, 2019 05:01 AM
Rainer
4,252
CoPilot Cat
CoPilot Cat - Airway Heights, WA
We build brand w/ response boosting bespoke items

I am not objective as providing promotional products to real estate professionals is what we do. I would advise you to contact a company who knows how to provide the best products for your real estate clients and prospects - someone who specializes in the industry. And please do not do business card magnets! I have been to many  open houses with too many Realtor® business card magnets on the refrigerator to count! :-)

Apr 15, 2019 03:46 PM
Rainer
2,210
imran javed awan
Rehan Networks - Albany, NY
real estate

 no

Mar 18, 2019 02:55 AM
Rainmaker
1,485,845
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Not anymore. I did 'makeup' a new business card this year. 

Mar 17, 2019 10:22 AM
Rainmaker
1,502,427
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Circling for the answers on this one. 

Mar 17, 2019 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,971,226
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Mar 17, 2019 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,807,605
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Rarely

Mar 17, 2019 03:57 PM
Rainer
1,240
kevin storm
http://chakrialert.com - Sydney, AU
wait

how do buseness development?

Mar 17, 2019 10:55 PM