Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have.  

Oct 26, 2020 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have utilized that USPS service for months.

I even order stamps using the USPS link and don't have to go to the post office and stand in line.

Oct 26, 2020 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
837,115
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No I have not signed up for it.

Now, if they actually offered a NO JUNK MAIL option.....that I could get into.

It is good to know the USPS keeps a image of all the mail coming to my house. it is scary to know how one with nefarious intent could use this for their purpose.
Send a few letters with 'PROUD BROTHERS' in the from block and let the fracas begin.

The USPS personell coming to my box keep placing my name on the door. I keep ripping it off. It seems the USPS is not privacy aware.

Oct 26, 2020 08:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't get anything of note at my house, so I haven't had the need for that.  Plus it's one less service for the scammers to be able to spoof.

Oct 26, 2020 08:34 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Thank you, Carol Williams 

Oct 26, 2020 05:08 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have been using it for some time now ... and I love it!  

Oct 26, 2020 02:16 PM
Rainer
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

we tried, it never happened.  small town post office is a joke

Oct 26, 2020 10:52 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

THANKS not sure how I am going to use it but lets see

Oct 26, 2020 08:57 AM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Yes, I have had it for 6 months primarly for my Lake house in NH...works well as I send my amazon products North ... and all my cc as well now.....

Oct 27, 2020 06:25 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Thank you. I did not know.

Oct 26, 2020 06:34 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I have not, my wife did though and she is happy with it. 

Oct 26, 2020 06:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. We use it.

Oct 26, 2020 10:31 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not... I'm one of those people who thinks the less I have to do with the post office, the better! :)

Oct 26, 2020 09:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, I don't care. All my dealings with them in the Bulk Dept have been pretty pathetic. 

Oct 26, 2020 09:16 AM
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Larris Hutton
Linchpin Property Management - Fayetteville, NC
Property Management Company in Fayetteville, NC

I did it for my home, and love it.  The downside is that, for some reason, I couldn't get it for my business location.  I'm assuming because my business has a Unit number attached as opposed to just the physical address.  Haven't reengaged with USPS to see if that is the issue or not. 

Oct 26, 2020 08:04 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not eligible at this time

Oct 27, 2020 08:58 AM
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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 have not heard of that, but get many deliveries.  Will need to check this out.  THANKS! 

Oct 27, 2020 07:10 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yes, I signed up for it about 5 years ago.

It has actually helped me report missing mail in the past to both my post office and the biller. Great way to audit your mail daily.

Oct 27, 2020 06:33 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I like it. And unlike some of the commenters, I've always had great postal delivery - both in NY and here in MT.  If my postal carrier has to deliver something to my door, he does... (and my driveway is a 1/2 mile mountain road).. and he brings treats for Hercules. Gotta love it.

Oct 26, 2020 06:06 PM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- I've had it for years and love it. That said, there are times when I won't get the notification until later in the day depending upon when my carrier delivers it. I don't have a long walk to my mailbox but it does help if the weather is bad. It also let me know when a package is left in one of the larger boxes. 

Oct 26, 2020 05:11 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I have no idea of what it's about Carol Williams !  

Oct 26, 2020 01:15 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Will check it out!

Oct 27, 2020 04:19 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not yet

Oct 27, 2020 02:47 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have considered it.

Oct 27, 2020 02:30 AM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Too many issues with USPS and all delivery services.  Mail and shipping companies are connected to neighborhood "watch" programs to ensure no privacy of deliveries. 

Many boxes arrive broken, tape falling off or loose enough to insert hand inside, gives appearance of tampering - shipper fault as well.
 
In recent years cartons arrive streaked/contaminated with black grime. too filthy to bring nto house. Boxes must be unpacked in garage and disposed of.  No way that crud is natural to manufacturer.  Even white Amazon padded envelopes are caked with black crud.  Smart dust anyone?

As for junk mail, postmaster advises it's job security for carrier to stuff all boxes whether or not house is occupied or receives mail elsewhere.

Oct 26, 2020 04:55 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, but I've heard of it and I think it's a good idea.

Oct 26, 2020 01:45 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I hadn't but, thank you for the link, Carol!

Oct 28, 2020 09:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I keep waiting for it to come to rural America.  

Oct 27, 2020 02:46 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I clicked on the link but would prefer you cut to the chase and let us know how it works.

Oct 27, 2020 12:57 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I haven't

Oct 27, 2020 08:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Carol,

Thank your for the tip. Not a fan of this.  I like going to our post office and the people there, nice and friendly.  A

Oct 27, 2020 01:41 PM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

No but I may give it a try.

Oct 27, 2020 04:54 PM