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Compass - La Jolla, CA
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If I were going to do this I would tie it in with today's hottest topic staging.  Can you call your stager and see how much she'd charge you for a free staging consultation?  Staging opens up the doors to a different type of conversation which eventually gets to the question "have you had any thoughts of selling?"

Mar 10, 2016 06:36 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I see too many people at these types of events wasting too much valuable time an resources on "Non Prospects".

Make your graphics geared toward homeowners or people who want to be homeowners.

And your give aways should be geared toward these people as well.  A drawing for a free CMA or appraisal may be a good idea.

Mar 10, 2016 05:00 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

A free home warranty

A plant of the month

fruit of the month

free staging consultation

personalized door mat

 

Mar 10, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainer
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

Whoa, whoa, whoa !   You've answered your own question Pat Owens .

As I read your question, it's right there.   Stumped ?

"Any ideas to make this a FRUIT . . . .  ful event" ?   You're going to be at a "FESTIVAL"  , right ?   I do a lot of chamber events and especially in the spring and fall, one of the easiest, cost effective and eye catching things to have as a door prize is a big ol' FRUIT basket.

It is very colorful, healthy and can be shared with others by the winner.   And the BIGGER, the BETTER  !   It's very easy to create, use some colored tissue paper to dress it up and put some curly ribbons in it.   All of that in a reuseable pot or basket and it will be the talk of the event.

Let your JUICES flow and Be Creative  at a very reasonable cost !

Good Luck and Happy Festivaling !

Mar 10, 2016 06:54 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Gift card for a local, popular restaurant.

Sep 24, 2016 06:39 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 would have suggested some of the same things others have.  Best of luck!  

Mar 12, 2016 12:03 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

parked and reading

Mar 10, 2016 10:05 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Pat, I would say, buy a house with me and get a house warming pary for 40 people.  Who doesn't like a party.

Mar 10, 2016 10:00 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Evelyn Johnston has some good ideas.

Mar 10, 2016 09:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Everybody has drawings. You need something better to attract attention.

Mar 10, 2016 08:30 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Home staging would make a great prize.

Mar 10, 2016 06:10 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 how about offering baskets of fruit!

Mar 10, 2016 05:41 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

A basket of delicious fruit.

Mar 10, 2016 04:35 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Do you do an e-newsletter about market conditions?  I do and offer to email it to people and have always had a lot of sign ups when I do events.

Mar 10, 2016 02:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Pat Owens - keep some toy cars, cookies to attract families with kids.

If allowed, have some kind of presentation going on in the back on TV screen.

Wheel of fortune - with some prize attached with each.

Gift certificates from your lender partner.

Ideas are infinite - just make sure you capture their name, number and email address.

Mar 10, 2016 02:09 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

A certificate for one time cleaning service. - You can get a discount with a local cleaning company -

Mar 10, 2016 01:15 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Joy Bender ..something of value for a future seller..who doesn't want a professional stager to look at their home for improvements!

Mar 10, 2016 12:33 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Make sure you get in touch with every person who stopped by your booth.  Each one is a Lead!  Make the most of those leads and make sure your "Give Away" is something that is desirable to the people who would also be interested in your service.

Mar 10, 2016 12:17 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

The more personal contact the better.

Mar 10, 2016 11:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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It is the time of the year for dressing up the outside of homes and landscapes so I would offer either a landscape refresh (mowing, trimming, edging) or for the interior a home staging consultation.

Mar 10, 2016 11:01 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Make your drawing something fun and conversational

Mar 10, 2016 10:19 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Looks like you already decided. http://www.winecountrygiftbaskets.com/

Mar 10, 2016 08:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Pat,

Wine gift basket sounds great.  I would add some great crackers and cheese,  Wishing you a very successful event.  A

Mar 10, 2016 08:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think a gift basket, or two, is a great idea. Or how about a Kindle FIRE, depending on budget

Mar 10, 2016 08:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

fruit basket, easter chicks, coffee cards, I will throw a few 10% off Lowes coupons.  I think your easter chicks will get most bang for the buck...

Mar 10, 2016 08:10 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When I participate in such events, I offer the audience something of value. One Mayor from Wisconsin recorded my presentation to take back to the occupants of the land of the frozen chosen.

For example, when at the Earth Day festival, my presentation is about the benefits of Walkable Homes. Those benefits include: safety net, paying for college education, supercharging retirement account, ect....and having a resource where they can find where such homes exist in your area. Sign up here.

If allowed to overtly market real estate services, offer empowerment through your products.

This year I will be exploiting Everyone has interest in real estate by allowing access to my book. Who doesn't want to 'BREAK THE FAILURE SYSTEM'?

And when all is lost, go with a bulletin board or chalk board and have folks record their Six Word Story.  This will give you names, numbers and quotes for the remainder of the year.

Of course giving away money is what many choose to do. It is easier.

Mar 10, 2016 08:06 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Depending on your budget, an Apple Watch would be nice. That would make me come by.

Mar 10, 2016 08:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Have more than one drawing...keep it silly & fun too. Laugh and repeat oh, and give out free lollipops..all flavors

Mar 10, 2016 07:32 AM
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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

 Have one of your lenders attend also. The wine is a great idea. Over 55 or under 55, who doesn't like wine. Make it a happy event, not just all business.

 

Mar 10, 2016 07:28 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Just be careful if you having a drawing to keep it within RESPA boundaries.  I think it may be a violation to have a drawing for referrals.

Is there a theme of the festival?  Maybe make the giveawy within the theme?  I like Joy's suggestion.  Maybe give away water wrapped with your information.  

Mar 10, 2016 06:43 AM
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Pat Owens
ERA Colonial - Georgetown, TX
Real estate agent serving Austin/Georgetown areas.

Thanks, Tony.   Any other ideas to make the event fruitful?

Mar 10, 2016 06:31 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Cash is King

Mar 10, 2016 06:25 AM