Amanda Powell, Real Estate agent Serving the Fort Meade MD area (Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland)

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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

My Concierge! But she is worth every penny I pay her!

Sep 02, 2015 10:46 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

IDX and Web related expenses.

Sep 02, 2015 08:27 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Internet and social media.

Sep 02, 2015 04:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Direct mail marketing, but I make a great profit on it.....the up front money would discourage most...

Sep 02, 2015 12:23 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Client parties. I host 1-2 per year and they cost $800 to $2,500 pending what I provide. I've been doing them for years and they are my favorite way to promote my business and they get a great return. Nothing like having a group of people in the same room, all with loving you & your services as their common thread! 

Sep 02, 2015 12:22 AM
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Sara Wagner
Woodland Management Service - Adams, WI
The Forestland Experts!

Time.

Dec 21, 2018 12:17 AM
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Bob Crane
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Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My phone bill.

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Shelley Kindya-Haglund
Destination Florida Realty, Inc. - Spring Hill, FL
Real Estate Broker/Owner Serving North Tampa Bay

My most expensive marketing expense is Internet related expenses and all the fees associated with being in real estate (I belong to two MLS's) not to mention board dues, lock box/key fees, signs, etc. 

Sep 03, 2015 02:28 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

All my Internet expenses make up about 50% of all expenses!

Sep 02, 2015 10:16 PM
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Chris Mamone
Keller Mortgage - Tacoma, WA
Senior Loan Officer

Gas, Coffee, Leads, and Time! 

Sep 02, 2015 02:57 PM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Direct mail but it far and away has the best return. Just sent out a Just Sold postcard mailer and it hit mailboxes today and I got an inquiry to list another property in a neighborhood of $2-5 million homes.

Sep 02, 2015 01:06 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Internet Advertisement.

Sep 02, 2015 12:35 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

An Office person is the number one marketing expense, but she is the marketing department and is well work the cost.

Sep 02, 2015 11:52 AM
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Anthony Hall
Desert Hot Springs, CA

Direct Mail, Far and Away the Highest Cost in Expenses.

Also the best in returns apart from referrals.

Sep 02, 2015 11:47 AM
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Doyle Lee Austin Davison Iv
Surf City Realty 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
28+ years serving Investors Banks Buyers-sellers

Got to be website- then association dues- then lead sources

Sep 02, 2015 10:18 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I'm spending a lot of time learning about social media marketing.  I learned how to use Hootsuite to organize and monitor my social media accounts.

I just bought a useful book, Social Media Marketing All-In-One for Dummies (3rd ed) on eBay for about $20.  800 pages of good information.

 

Sep 02, 2015 08:07 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

For me it's the Internet and a number of hosting plans.

Sep 02, 2015 05:12 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lead generation when you factor in time.

Sep 02, 2015 03:14 AM
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Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

Direct mail and advertising in the newspaper.  In my resort area, there is a monthly paper provided free through retail outlets and everyone reads it!

Sep 13, 2015 05:52 AM
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Chip Morgan
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
LSS, LSE, LMS

Stamps... Good God the Stamps!  ...  They know me by name at the post office, not sure if good customer service or if its because I can singlehandedly pay their salary.

Sep 09, 2015 12:29 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

farming cost.

Sep 07, 2015 02:03 AM
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent

Internet marketing expenses including websites, CRM, design, etc.

Interesting question Amanda Powell , and interesting answers. too. Internet still seems to be winning.

Sep 04, 2015 11:17 AM
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Daniela Barbosa
ReMax Allegiance - Burke, VA
Realtor Serving Northern VA & MD

Lead referral service!

Sep 04, 2015 04:34 AM
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Suzi Gillette
Keller Williams Honolulu - Kilauea, HI
"For the Best Move You'll Ever Make" 27 yrs exp.

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SG KW signaure

Sep 04, 2015 04:09 AM
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Rochelle Kretchmar
GenEquity Mortgage - Lewisville, TX
Simply Irresistible Staging

For my company it would be the cost to be part of reputable associations.  Then it would be our print costs for our flyers, postcards / direct mail, etc.

Sep 03, 2015 11:22 PM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

If we're not speaking of time and actual dollars than it has to be Direct Mail. But also my number one source of leads.

Sep 03, 2015 10:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Speaking at out of statecseminars

Sep 03, 2015 04:36 PM
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Virginia Youngblood
DO-STAGE! LLC - an ASPM® Home Staging Company - Charlotte, NC
DO-STAGE! LLC - Home Stager - ASPM®

I offer service as a stager so my TIME and gas.

Then it's investment in the purchase of cookies, fruit, candy, health snacks, homemade banana bread, DO-STAGE! LLC survivor kit/care package (for Open Houses for the Realtor/Broker) . . . for the great opportunities to come do presentations to many real estate offices!!

It's ALL worth it!!! It's a team effort to get those properties SOLD for TOP DOLLAR!

Sep 03, 2015 03:42 PM
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Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
BROKER Allison James Estates & Homes BRE 01885684 - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

POSTAGE. We spend hundreds each month on postage. I'm looking to change that.

Sep 03, 2015 07:37 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Good morning Amanda Powell,

Besides myself, I would have to say it is my business phone and Internet followed by my website.

Sep 02, 2015 10:39 PM
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Amanda Powell
Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland - Millersville, MD
Real Estate agent Serving the Fort Meade MD area

For me it is my assistant (and she is worth every penny) and then online lead generation.  FB is a big lead source for me.

Sep 02, 2015 10:36 PM