Jim Joeriman, Helping Agents Reach New Heights (Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc)

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Rainmaker
1,716,804
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, not anymore. You're correct they were very widely used. Maybe that was the problem! I had my own tri-fold brochure made & it cost me a left body part!

Just use a web-page style bio now. I don't even know if people read that stuff anymore.  I used to have one for buyers also & I started asking if anyone read those & they didn't.

May 20, 2016 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
2,634,787
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Unless it is a high end situation or a special one the Dinosaurs visits with this

May 20, 2016 04:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we provide a personal brochure for every listing presentation.... this is a three ring binder that tells:  who we are; what we do; and how well we do it..... and that's all any seller wants to know.....

May 20, 2016 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,000,889
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We use one as a recruiting tool at a local real estate school.

May 20, 2016 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
916,173
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't have printed anything any more  - but I do have a Press Kit

May 20, 2016 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
2,020,350
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Questionable ROI !

May 20, 2016 09:50 AM
Ambassador
2,801,940
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We use them all the time. In any luxury market it is expected. We always send them in our expired listing marketing. Sellers will throw away our letter but they always keep our brochure. That is because they can feel the expense of the brochure.

We will get calls 1 year, 2 years and even 3 years after we sent the brochure. They tell us they keep our brochure. It is a tri-fold full color high gloss uv coated brochure. If you are not going to have a very nice one, don't do one at all.  Since we own our own brokerage it is also important to have the brochure to represent our brand. 

May 20, 2016 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,060,536
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have one that I print out on a tri-fold when needed. But I've got mine segmented into different brochures--first time buyers, sellers, senior real estate specialist, new construction specialist, etc.

May 20, 2016 07:10 AM
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2,806,628
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Jim - I think the last paper product we're using is our business cards.

May 20, 2016 05:19 AM
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4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

On occasion for vacant listings I will have a feature sheet with extra information, but I don't brand it so all agents will be comfortable showing it to their clients.

May 20, 2016 04:51 AM
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1,149,409
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Digital version.

MY DIGITAL BROCHURE

May 20, 2016 04:02 AM
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1,280,348
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

We have a printed brochure. We work a niche marketing and it's a great tool to give to potential power partners. We include the standard contact information, our photo, our services and testimonials.

Oct 06, 2016 12:45 PM
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4,889,616
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 a personal resume for both buyers and sellers when I first meet them.

May 24, 2016 01:46 AM
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1,635,942
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We did use them at one time, but no longer

May 21, 2016 10:29 PM
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1,381,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a one page 8.5x11 paper out at open houses.  That's the extent.

May 21, 2016 03:33 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It has been at least 5 years since we have printed up any brochures, I think that the internet has replaced that need.

May 20, 2016 10:04 PM
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795,232
Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

Not any longer, most of my clients are online and other than maybe passing them out at open houses, I don't see a use for them in my market.

May 20, 2016 09:58 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 20, 2016 09:04 PM
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4,063,132
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't.  

May 20, 2016 06:41 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have a card that is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 that is sort of a cross between a big business card and small personal brochure that I use at Open Houses.

May 20, 2016 02:28 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

Yes, and I only give it to other Realtors I network with Nationally & Internationally to demonstrate my team and service areas of San Diego.

I use it at Buffini events basically 2-4 times per year...many of them do too, or post cards.

May 20, 2016 01:47 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

That time has sinced passed.

May 20, 2016 01:46 PM
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318,713
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Our broker just had some tri fold brochures printed. They are ALL ABOUT THE BROKERAGE.  Gave each of us a few.  I stapled my card over office info..  Look nice and she has offered to help us design our own so they are in compliance.  

I have handed out a few, gave one to our vet last week.  

May 20, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,973,735
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have them at open houses yet.

May 20, 2016 09:54 AM
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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 used to use a personal brochure but no longer do. Most of my clients Google me and know most everything they need to know and more.

May 20, 2016 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jim,

There was a time for those, and now the website as a brochure matters more in our opinion. A

May 20, 2016 09:01 AM
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532,994
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i have never used one, but do remember a time that everyone had one but  me

May 20, 2016 04:35 AM