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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Mar 24, 2017 08:25 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322's marketing - the best humorous marketing I've seen!

Mar 24, 2017 09:13 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Who me? Naw, NEVER!

Mar 24, 2017 07:48 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Not really 'humor' - perhaps 'whismy' would be a better description...

Mar 24, 2017 07:45 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Not intentioanlly. However I imagine some might think it is funny.  You can read more about it here

Mar 24, 2017 08:22 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

Never! LOL
One time I put my head over Chyna the wrestler's body in a wrestling ring and several extremely stupid people thought it was S&M. Which made it even funnier.

Mar 24, 2017 09:48 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I attempt to use humor in some of my posts and then take the topic and link to a listing.    The readers decide if it is humorous or not.

I will provide two links so readers can complain about me and not your link in the question, Annette.   ^_~

  Don't buy a waterfront property as it can be hazardous to your health.

  Slipping in a banana theme to a listing.

 

Mar 24, 2017 09:14 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't. It's not my style and would sound forced. I believe I work in a serious business dealing with major financial assets... not where I inject humor for marketing purposes. And the problem is that different people do or don't find different things humorous... why take a chance of offending?

Mar 24, 2017 08:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I personally haven't but have seen some pretty clever and humorous marketing. I like what Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322 did

Mar 24, 2017 08:43 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Not personally, but I have been part of a master mind group that did come up with some slogans for one of the members. 

Mar 24, 2017 08:38 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

I am sure there are ways to incorporate smiles into real estate marketing, and I imagine that there may be opportunities for humor on some occasions.  Personally, we have not used humor.  A

Mar 24, 2017 08:24 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I try inserting humor but sometimes it doesnt take...

Mar 24, 2017 08:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Actual humor! Not really. Whimsical once for a unique home! It worked! I quit!

Mar 24, 2017 08:05 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you read neuro-science marketing it will tell you how important just a smile is.

Mar 24, 2017 07:53 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Just did a TV interview on the Islands in the Potomac River I have listed. When asked if still available" No one has taken the plunge yet" "so to speak"

Mar 24, 2017 07:51 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes humor is attempted, not all think that I am as funny as I may.

Mar 24, 2017 07:41 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

Humorous marketing can work if it is appropriate. One I like from a local contractor catches my eye.

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Mar 24, 2017 08:40 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 have a sense of humor occasionally, but in social media. 

Print ads I'm more of a tour guide with the info and factual.

I tell short third party stories too; victories & cautionary tales.

Mar 24, 2017 09:21 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I like clever and funny advertising. I am not very funny myself. We also don't do a lot of marketing of ourselves besides our blog and website.-K

Mar 24, 2017 09:17 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Absolutely all the time humor is a great way to break the ice and attract attention 

Dec 12, 2017 06:41 AM
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Kelly Turbeville
Keller Williams - Lake Forest, CA
Turning Real Estate Dreams into Reality

I try... I think I am funny but you would have to ask my audience.  Though when I do more comments back etc when I post some random funny stuff.

 

I read the secret sauce on FB is to do 3 post a day.. 1 business, 1 funny, 1 local..  Been following this and my engagement has inceased.

Mar 26, 2017 12:38 PM
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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

Have not put any humor into print, but when I don't have enough to do and staying in touch with clients, I interject humor into my conversation.

Mar 26, 2017 09:46 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Some time I do.  Even on my business cards.

 

Mar 25, 2017 09:30 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I had some radio ads that played off popular movies. It was fun!

Mar 25, 2017 07:59 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

Absolutely!

Mar 25, 2017 05:17 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 use humor, personally, but I don't like using it in marketing.

Mar 25, 2017 04:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, but I try to use very gentle humor, not to offend anyone. People are so sensitive these days. 

Mar 24, 2017 10:36 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - good point. Never thought of humor, as yet!

Mar 24, 2017 10:30 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do use humor Tenants Scary? Call Harry

Mar 24, 2017 07:20 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

All the time

Mar 24, 2017 04:58 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 Debe Maxwell, CRS ..love Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322 humorist marketing! 

Mar 24, 2017 04:47 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Occasionally

Mar 24, 2017 02:42 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Humor is wonderful.  However, I can't usually think that way well enough to be effective. Wish I could!!

Mar 24, 2017 02:23 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Have you ever read any of my comments. I use humor as part of my business model...

Mar 24, 2017 01:48 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes, that's my #1 go to plan lol. I was just updating some of my listing presentation & on one page at the bottom I wrote 'but wait there's more' just like a tacky 2am commercial for the clapper.

Mar 24, 2017 01:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Well there is a realtor who liked one of my instagram posts the other day.  She is fond of posting pictures of her in her underwear, using the hastag "boobs" and billing herself as a "Realtor by day, Sex Party Host by night".   Just when I thought I've seen it all...

Mar 24, 2017 11:38 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think I've used all of that and more....

Mar 24, 2017 09:27 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not that I recall. 

Mar 24, 2017 08:26 AM