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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I really hate wasting business cards and it seems that every bulletin board I see has a multitude of business cards thumb tacked to the board. I wonder if people only take a card when they need a thumb tack for a lost dog poster.

Apr 18, 2016 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Why not?  One just never knows, no need to post a handful just a few.  

Apr 18, 2016 07:57 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I did this many years ago and it got me nothing. I can't remember the last time I did it, as a result.

Apr 18, 2016 08:18 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I guess it would depend on where the board is located and what type of client you're after.  

Personally, it is not something I'd look at or consider for my own business.  I can't remember the last time I actually saw a bulletin board.

Apr 19, 2016 02:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington The cost of one business card. Worth a try.

Apr 18, 2016 11:33 PM
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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

I see it as branding in my local shops. I'll take most opportunities to have my logo seen in my community.

Apr 18, 2016 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I will put a couple of cards up there. I think it's just another way to get your face and name out there. I've never had anything come of it, though. 

Apr 19, 2016 11:40 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have received 6 clients from stray czrds on the board

Apr 19, 2016 11:16 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never done bulletin boards but I did buy a business card holder (6 slots) for my chiropractors office.  They displayed my card, their card, and a few other select customer businesses.  I didn't get any business from it... except the chiropractor himself.  That made it worthwhile!

Apr 19, 2016 02:35 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

Totally depends on their locaiton.  I know I have had people from them in a couple of locations locally.

Apr 18, 2016 11:41 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Interesting set of responses - 

Apr 18, 2016 10:51 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

If there's a board where I frequent tacking a few in place can't hurt. I was able to get a $1,700 rental for a customer who picked one up. Guess that card paid for itself wouldn't you say?

Apr 18, 2016 09:43 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I guess they are. I rarely look at ANY!

Apr 18, 2016 04:22 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Never put up a business card on a bulliten board.

Apr 19, 2016 03:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on the target market and the location, you never know when the right person will pull your card off the board and give you call

I dont do it but in rural areas I see plenty of people who do and suspect that it pays for the 10 cent card to have them up there.

Apr 19, 2016 12:39 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think they are for me as I never look at them.

Apr 19, 2016 12:33 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I remember going to By Referral Only workshop and they recommended dropping business card on floor at grocery stores , health clubs,etc. because you never know who might pick it up and call you ?

Apr 19, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends upon the bulletin board.

Apr 19, 2016 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

Years ago before the internet we did, and the result was zilch.  I do see people looking at bulletin boards.  A

Apr 19, 2016 01:25 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

The places my cards have ended up have been mind-blowing. One never knows!

Apr 19, 2016 12:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes....worthless....

Apr 18, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't recall ever doing it.  

Apr 18, 2016 11:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I doubt that anyone is getting a lot of phone calls from this marketing method (if you could call it that). 

Apr 18, 2016 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Indeed, we agree.

Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes

Apr 18, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't participate, but some have had results!

Apr 18, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes just like newspapers are only good for lining the bird cage.

Times, they are a changin ...

Apr 18, 2016 10:22 PM
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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

Beats throwing them in the trash!! 

Apr 18, 2016 10:22 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pretty much a golden oldie.

Apr 18, 2016 10:12 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not at all, i find small stores and local restaurants a great place to leave them where people find me

Apr 18, 2016 10:04 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

It depends. I had some at the clubhouse of a senior golf community and it got me some calls now and then. My dry cleaner also let me put out cards and they just disappeared.

Apr 18, 2016 09:35 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Probably but I still like to see mine up there when I visit my credit union. 

Apr 18, 2016 09:28 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I would say yes.

Oct 01, 2016 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

So far, nothing has come of this technique for me. But there's always tomorrow. And it's very low cost.

Apr 25, 2016 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You never know.

Apr 22, 2016 08:29 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 truly think the bulletin board has lost its usefulness.

Apr 20, 2016 11:33 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't know about worthless, but I've never received any business from one that I know of

Apr 20, 2016 07:53 PM
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Erica Love
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek - Colorado Springs, CO

I have never placed a card on a bulletin board. If I see a one I always look to see what is on there at the Y and at my coffee shop. I never recognize a single name on there and have never chose a company off of one. I think it can help with branding though.

Apr 20, 2016 12:34 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I probably wouldn't go out of my way to find bulletin boards to place my card on. However, if I'm in my favorite coffee shop and there is a bulletin board, I'd place my card there. They're cheap and it's free advertising. If it caught my attention, it might catch another person's attention. 

Apr 19, 2016 10:37 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not leave mine on bulletin boards. I see usually there only those ''pay cash for your house!''  or ''I'll sell your house for free!''. 

Apr 19, 2016 01:13 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Could be. I do place mine on bulletin boards in our local area.

Apr 19, 2016 12:54 PM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I don't do it. But hey- cards are super inexpensive and tacking one on is not time consuming.

Apr 19, 2016 11:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I don't do it, but I know a lot of agents do. It doesn't seem a worthwhile way to advertise.

Apr 19, 2016 09:47 AM
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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

I say worthless.  When was the last time you went to a bulliten board at the entrance or exit of a grocery store or business?  Now if you have a break room at your business and that's for the employees, it may be worth it.

Apr 19, 2016 07:37 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have done this only once with no success. In the right place, and with limited cards, I might again. I'd rather a store owner be willing to take some cards to share if I have done an article and photo and/or video on the shop for them

Apr 19, 2016 07:24 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I see those bulletin boards at grocery stores, these days.  I can't imagine anyone making a decision to hire a Realtor based on finding their business card on a bulletin board... but, hey, you never know.

Apr 19, 2016 07:23 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

For me, it would depend on where the bulletin boards were - I do see them at the cleaners, at our auto repair place, and at the gym, but not at the doctor's office, or at any other professional's office.  If I was leaving a card, it would just be '1', and not a handful, and it would be at a place where I was a regular customer - where we knew each other business-wise Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington.

Apr 19, 2016 07:18 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Outside of small town stores, I've never noticed boards.  Probably wouldn't hurt to stick a card on it though!

Apr 19, 2016 06:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I do not.  I cannot recall the last time I used any service I saw on a bulletin board, however I have gone to community events I've seen advertised on the one at the local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Apr 19, 2016 04:43 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

I don't know.  I haven't run into very many bulletin boards around here.

Apr 19, 2016 04:29 AM
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Suzanne Rumsey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Rumsey Home Team (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)

We don't go out of our way to find the bulletin boards but if we see one we will post a few cards.  No results to date from doing this.

Apr 19, 2016 03:26 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not know. I've never done it.

Apr 19, 2016 03:13 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's worth doing; have done it, but honestly - no business from bulletin boards so far.

Apr 19, 2016 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

yes, indeed.

Apr 19, 2016 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Based on results...yes. It...... did not produce

Apr 18, 2016 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I would say pretty much worthless

Apr 18, 2016 11:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I think Business cards are down across the board

Apr 18, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Who knows; however why not give it  try.

Apr 18, 2016 10:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. I really don't know, as I don't leave my cards. I might however leave a flyer to an open house for one of our flips.

Apr 18, 2016 10:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Why not; occasionally a client stops at an open house sign!

Apr 18, 2016 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know the answer.

Apr 18, 2016 10:02 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Bulletin boards are not worthless.

Placing a business card on a bulletin board is.

Imagine what would happen if instead of a business card the agent posted something anybody actually cared about. Perhaps a card with a different message that does not sound like "Look At ME!"

Apr 18, 2016 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I've watched staff in many of the locations I used to put them in clean the board off every week.  The problem is people take advantage and clutter up the board, posting over other people etc.  It might work for some but I don't waste my cards anymore.  I might as well just take 5 or 6 and throw them directly in the trash each week, it would be the same thing.

Apr 18, 2016 09:45 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

A little extra exposure may just be the key for getting another prospect call.

Apr 18, 2016 09:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I think it's a waste of time and makes you look desperate.

Apr 18, 2016 08:34 PM