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

We can all learn new things...I am parked and reading too.

Sep 24, 2016 12:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Justin Arlequin there are certain phases of real estate that demand "old school' methods and new construction is one, in my opinion.....land and new construction was always my niche and now my daughter's team focuses on new homes..... when I was active, I listed and sold to completion 40 subdivisions.... 

the one thing I can assure you is when people think they may want to buy a new home, they DO NOT WANT TO BE PRESSURED...THEY WANT TO SEARCH OUT NEW COMMUNITIES ON THEIR OWN....man the community.... invite them to view it by marketing the B'Jesus out of it.... and directing the public to the OPEN HOUSE EVENTS EVERY, YES, EVERY WEEKEND....some I did Thursday through Sunday....

There are NO shortcuts with marketing new construction....just saying!!

Sep 24, 2016 05:09 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 attended a seminar a couple of weeks ago and the best way to connect is still face to face. Next was face contact through the Internet then phone then email or text last. The consumer still wants to meet and see a person.

Sep 24, 2016 12:12 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Blogging and being searchable is always helpful.

Sep 24, 2016 03:57 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Justin... what does self-generation mean?

Sep 24, 2016 03:56 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Barbara Todaro gave you great advise. She is the one to follow!  I also love working with new construction. I'm not a sales rep for a builder. I've been out meeting the sales reps and viewing the subdivisions I like.  Being able to answer questions for the buyer is a good start.  Market the community? Market yourself?  Be available! Good luck.

Oct 09, 2016 01:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good question, Justin -- you will find the ActiveRain membership provides a lot of great ideas.   Like Evelyn Johnston -- I'm enjoying the responses given -- nothing to add that hasn't already been stated.  Good luck.  

Sep 24, 2016 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Listen to the sage advice of Barbara Todaro. Roll up your sleeves and get to work!

Sep 24, 2016 11:12 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the response by Barbara Todaro

Sep 24, 2016 09:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Barbara has given you good advice.

Sep 24, 2016 09:14 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I agree with Barbara Todaro, the voice of experience in your niche! 

Sep 24, 2016 07:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Justin,

What the wise guru, Barbara Todaro , said. A

Sep 24, 2016 01:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Barbara Todaro has a good answer. 

Sep 24, 2016 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ditto Barbara Todaro Her team sells a lot of new construction & Barbara knows marketing!!!

Sep 24, 2016 08:55 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

There are many methods, though I think you'll do the best in whatever plays to your strengths.

Sep 24, 2016 05:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I will second Nina Hollander 's question.

Sep 24, 2016 04:52 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Open Houses for the Public on weekends, and Broker Socials on weekdays early evening.   Beer and wine for the Brokers, not for the public.

Sep 25, 2016 08:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm assuming self-generation is you going out and getting your own leads?

Afaik, tried and true old school methods still work. You have to find what works best for you since there are no short cuts

Sep 25, 2016 02:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Barbara Todaro has got this one covered.  No one wants to be pressured in any home sale ... IMHO.

Sep 25, 2016 01:54 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Barb has this one.

Sep 25, 2016 01:40 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

Perhaps have breakfast one day per week.

Sep 25, 2016 12:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Listen to Barbara Todaro,  She knows her stuff.

 

Sep 25, 2016 12:30 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Sep 24, 2016 10:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Justin Arlequin - marketing on Facebook?

Sep 24, 2016 04:48 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I feel do what ever you can to get your name out there.  That includes using the old tried and true.

Sep 24, 2016 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

This probably won't help Justin but I give excellent customer service and the people, their friends and relatives come back for more.

Sep 24, 2016 02:01 PM