Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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Rainmaker
3,272,312
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Even ugly houses need offers.  Tossing out unwanted direct mail is like deleting email.   Some property owners must respond.  Enough for them to make the effort worthwhile.  For now.  For them.  

Jun 15, 2019 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,435,774
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Predator with money looking for prey and mocking them while doing it

Jun 15, 2019 05:33 AM
Ambassador
4,111,045
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get more people trying to buy my pretty houses than my ugly ones, it pays to keep the crew working on these constantly.

Jun 15, 2019 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,773,515
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not receive "I buy ugly houses" postcards. There are many UGLY signs posted in high traffic areas. The signs look like 3rd graders made them.

Jun 15, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
615,399
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I don't think I've received any. Could you be getting them because you're a Realtor? I see poster boards on phone poles once in a while. We have sign laws so even those are few and far between. They're the Opendoor before there was an Open door!

Jun 15, 2019 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,204,054
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Luckily, here in downtown Chicago we are not in a junk mail zone for them. When I lived in Florida, at least one a week!

Jun 15, 2019 04:21 AM
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1,416,404
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

That might be a local thing - I did get a post card a month or so ago about some company that buys houses but that's the only one I remember.

Jun 15, 2019 02:51 AM
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2,936,511
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I get several each week.  Also their bandit signs are everywhere.

Jun 15, 2019 02:48 AM
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530,677
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't get their mailings but I see them around. Usually placards nailed to a lightpole or bandit signs stuck on the side of the road. 

Jun 15, 2019 09:27 AM
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748,440
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I get an occasional mass-mailed letter offering to buy my house. I reply by offering my services marketing any house they purchase and rehab to flip

Jun 15, 2019 07:48 AM
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1,517,838
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

My question would be why are you getting so heavily targeted? Are they trying to tell you something Paul?

I don't like all the ugly signs all over the place either. They've started TV ads in my area quit a bit. Still don't see them doing anything though. 

Jun 15, 2019 07:37 AM
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3,017,440
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never received one of these postcards, Paul. I hardly ever see their signs on poles any more.

Jun 15, 2019 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,358,946
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We do not get any.  A

Jun 15, 2019 05:33 AM
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4,911,019
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have never received one....nor have I heard of anyone in this town having received one.... 

Jun 15, 2019 05:19 AM
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2,959,338
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I get at least 1 a week. Last week got 2. They are spending some money

Jun 15, 2019 04:25 AM
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735,315
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I throw away 5-10 a week. Makes me wonder sometimes how many of my post cards go right in the trash.

Jun 15, 2019 03:40 AM
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1,046,463
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a scam 

Jun 15, 2019 07:53 PM
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1,624,525
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not from them but others who know try to buy at wholesale then flip immediately to do a back to back closing.

Jun 15, 2019 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,730,802
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS a few, and many emails.

Jun 15, 2019 02:03 PM
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995,222
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You must refer to our home.  My wife says it is ugly.

Jun 15, 2019 07:46 AM
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398,906
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Don't get them in my neighborhood.

Jun 15, 2019 07:46 AM
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750,678
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Increasingly the mail box is the only portal of access to the homeowner.

So many are sending the 'I have a buyer,' "I'll buy your house," "I buy Ugly houses," "Firefigher Frank wants to buy your house," that citizens may need to get the 80 gallon recycle bin.

 

Jun 15, 2019 05:15 AM
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3,232,785
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I've never received any from them - not even for rental properties. Must be a location thing, Paul!

Jun 15, 2019 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
389,286
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Are your properties ugly, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ??

Jun 15, 2019 04:45 PM
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1,220,602
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I get one or two a month.  We ran into one of them at a tile store a couple months ago.  Out here they are franchises that "own" particular territories, just like the old "protected farms."

Jun 15, 2019 03:50 PM
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369,334
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

None, I 've never received one of those postcards. 

Jun 15, 2019 03:49 PM
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661,441
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your boathouse has it own mailing address?

Jun 15, 2019 01:29 PM
Rainer
156,164
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

none, but I don't own any ugly houses. 

Jun 15, 2019 12:04 PM
Rainer
45,165
Kris Collis
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Buy & Sell with Professional Results you Expect

I get them when remodeling or renovating.

Jun 15, 2019 11:39 AM
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805,974
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I've never received those post cards and don't know anyone who has recently. Thankfully the signs that used to be everywhere disappeared long ago. They must have found another way to approach people.

 

Jun 15, 2019 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,529,544
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

So many 'Want to be rich' have bought into these stalker marketing programs...and they spent money foe the so-called training!

 

Jun 15, 2019 08:07 AM
Rainer
130,940
Harjeet Bhatti
MB Financial Bank - Schaumburg, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 44 States

There are so many other ways Investors can get these records.

Jun 15, 2019 01:37 PM
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5,310,483
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. These cards go to the recycle bin.

Jun 15, 2019 12:28 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would definitely be offended!   I do get lots of advertising from RE companies.

Jul 03, 2019 04:56 PM
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3,104,551
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I get 2 a week at my house.

 

Jun 19, 2019 12:10 PM
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108,211
sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

I receive too many on all my houses every week. . . . now I am receiving phone calls and texts which I do not appreciate. . . . I wish they would stop because no investor is willing to pay me what I want for my rental houses when I give them the figures. . . . anoying

Jun 18, 2019 11:15 AM
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1,822,617
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You’ll soon have a reputation of owning ugly houses !

Jun 17, 2019 01:32 PM
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401,045
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

We have a huge billboard on a major street near us, informing the public that they buy ugly houses. The guy that keeps calling us on the phone has the opposite adjective - He keeps saying: "We would love to buy your lovely home at a fair price" ... Ah, well. Eventually the callers stop.

Jun 16, 2019 07:09 PM
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729,725
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not here, have not seen those. Maybe my house is not ugly enough?

Jun 16, 2019 08:44 AM
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1,493,598
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

We don't get it on our mail - we live in condos.

Jun 16, 2019 08:01 AM
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1,066,602
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Ha ha ha

They did not send to my condo...

Jun 16, 2019 07:31 AM