Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I could see 'someone' winning with that - but as a consumer I'm looking at that thinking awww she's new, ugly and hungry, I hope she gets better things soon. But 'my listing' is probably going to the one who is experienced, abundant and attractive. And positive energetically.

There needs to be a clear 'tongue in cheek' to this approach. Maybe a picture of the dog or cat!

Or oooh, yer in Flah-da ... a pic of a gator! LOLLL now that would tell me you are RAVENOUS not hungry and ready to do business!

Aug 17, 2019 08:22 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If I received a post card like that it would go straight into the garbage. totally classless... nothing to do with courage. If I've learned anything after 26 years in the business is that people like dealing with successful people. Who want's to hire a loser?

Aug 17, 2019 12:21 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Uh, no. Ugly to me, is not physical. It's what resides inside.

 

Aug 17, 2019 11:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Not my kind of message.  Courage has nothing to do with it ... it is a matter of personal preference. 

Aug 17, 2019 08:18 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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I don't think I'd send that. BUT then again, crafted in a clever way could work because it would stick in their minds.

Aug 17, 2019 08:17 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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People want to hire a successful agent, they may feel sorry for a hungry ugly agent with no listings, but not likely to want to hire one.

Aug 17, 2019 11:55 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Not my style...too negative and would not attract the type of clients I am accustomed to representing. It screams "pathetic and lazy".

 

Aug 17, 2019 11:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"Then get a job at Starbucks" would be my response.  I wouldn't hire someone who sent that out and if my Brokerage name was on it, they'd probably be canned.

Aug 17, 2019 09:46 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Answer: NO!

Violation of Code of Ethics Article 12. Truth in advertising.

Aug 17, 2019 08:48 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Very silly...why would anyone do that?  Feel sorry for me message?  YUK!

Aug 17, 2019 11:23 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is one approach, but hesitate to think it would be really effective.

Aug 17, 2019 11:20 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I think you might only attract shark sellers with that message. It sounds desperate and weak so you'll attract dominant people who are going to make you their puppet. I am a much bigger fan of having confidence and an amiable personality where people want you on their side.

Aug 17, 2019 10:11 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

WHAT???? 

 

Aug 17, 2019 09:47 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Has nothing to do with courage. I've sent lots of stuff & this wouldn't be my style. Maybe a few different spins on the verbiage & photo & it could be sent out.

Aug 17, 2019 09:33 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

I won't put that message. 

But you made a point!

Aug 17, 2019 08:23 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It wouldn't work for me Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

Aug 17, 2019 02:54 PM
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Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
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That postcard probably isn't going to reach the clients I'd like to work with.  I know that sounds so snobby but the marketing message has to be crafted to the audience you want. 

Aug 17, 2019 09:46 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, but once I wanted into a territory owned by another agent. So I sent a postcard with me in a white doctor's coat. The caption "It pays to get a second opinion!"

Aug 17, 2019 01:51 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I couldn't send that post card because the only thing that's close to being true is the "I'm kinda ugly" line - the rest of the points are far from the truth - too far. I"ve been at it for 20 years, I have a very comfortable life and I could stand to loose a few pounds, I currently have 6 active listings and 2 pending listings.

Aug 17, 2019 12:48 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

New agents are everything but not "kinda ugly"

Aug 17, 2019 02:29 PM
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Allan Stofer
Avalon Group - PalmerHouse Properties - Saint Petersburg, FL

Annette - I hope you're not implying something about me!  Brutal message though - like others have said...who wants to put that message out? 

Aug 17, 2019 03:10 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Funny but, my first deal that led to many others and ultimately, success in the business, the seller hired me BECAUSE I had no other clients! "I have you 40 hours a week - why wouldn't I want to hire you?!" 

I think the more successful we are, the cockier we become. I suggest keeping your feet on the ground - we all started somewhere and I am thankful for those people who put their trust in me when I was brand spanking new in the biz. You have your newbies do whatever you think is right, Annette. 

You may want to leave out the 'ugly' and add a few fur babies in the ad - that'll get 'em every time! 😉 

Aug 17, 2019 08:10 PM
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Hmm,

I will give that aproach some prayerful thought before sending out!

Aug 17, 2019 06:19 PM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Here is a post card more in line with me:

 

I'm old

Not very bold

I'm thorough, relentless, and when pressured-I never fold.

My word is my bond and more precious than gold.

Hire me for your listing; with integrity & determination it will be SOLD!

 

Aug 17, 2019 03:44 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If you are going to have those printed I would start with a small quantity of no more than 50.

Aug 18, 2019 05:02 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

How would I convince anyone that I’m ugly ?

Aug 18, 2019 04:47 AM
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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!

funny ... but i would be lying about being even "a little ugly"

Aug 18, 2019 05:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not sure I would hire anyone based on that. I see failure, desparate and dont really know what they are doing as my first thoughts

Aug 18, 2019 05:21 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would have a good laugh then toss if I received this. Although I bet someone would take the time to look up the sender on social media.

Aug 19, 2019 09:26 PM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

You are not going to get a listing because they feel sorry for you.

 

Aug 19, 2019 05:43 AM