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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Maybe I'm wrong and would be missing out on business but, if I were in a hurricane ravaged area, I would only be phoning my former clients to see how they are and ask if they needed any trustworthy contractors to help them re-build. 

I think 'marketing' for business at a time like this is classless, in my humble opinion.

Sep 14, 2017 04:52 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Most people are concerned about offering assistance to storm victims 

Sep 14, 2017 06:10 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not PropertyMinder Inc. 

Sep 14, 2017 05:07 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

A lot of people will give up their properties - won't be able to fix

Sep 16, 2018 11:35 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Every time after hurricane will be a lot of listings. Most of the "hunters" at that time go to the area and "hunt"

Sep 16, 2018 11:35 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No, and I'm not a realtor, nor were we impacted here.  But, I did write a helpful blog post for one of my clients giving tips for repairing and selling a house after a hurricane or flood.  It has safety tips, tips for filing with insurance and FEMA, hiring contractors and next steps if you had your house in the market.  Hopefully, those that need the help will find it when they actively search for it.

 

I'd rather people find the info if/when they need it rather than go dialing for dollars.

 

The article is not specific to recent hurricanes.  Rather, it's for any hurricane or any flood/water damage (which happens all the time).  I see so many getting ripped off by their insurance companies, so I hope this helps them.

Sep 15, 2017 04:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm a PropertyMinder Inc. client, I would check it out if done tactfully. Be careful not to exploit other people's misery.

Sep 14, 2017 07:13 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, what does a disaster have to do with real estate?  Seems like a time for other things than marketing.

Sep 14, 2017 06:02 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Agents is the areas of the damaged properties should be prepared to handle a large volume of foreclosures.

Sep 14, 2017 05:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

there's a right time and a very wrong time.... this is the latter.....

Sep 14, 2017 05:13 PM
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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

Well, I bring it up when it is part of the discussion.

Sep 15, 2017 07:06 AM
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Melissa Cochran
Planters First Bank - Warner Robins, GA
Mortgage Lending

One of my friends, who is a real estate agent, and her husband went around with chain saws and earth moving equipment and trucks and assisted the community with tree removal and repairs - at no charge.  She posted on facebook what they were doing - and to me... that speaks of character and community.  No where did she mention her business, but I bet you this good karma will come back to her 10 fold.  

Sep 15, 2017 06:19 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I can't say it any better than Debe Maxwell, CRS did. At some point, "marketing" for more listings in these situations smacks of ambulance chasing to me. And we all know how most of the world feels about ambulance chasers!

Sep 15, 2017 03:20 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No I haven't heard or seen that. I think checking in with all current and past clients and prospects to see if any help is needed would be a place to start. Taking advantage of the recent disasters to market yourself is kinda tacky. But perhaps if done in the right way that clearly shows concern and the desire to help (e.g., resources they can benefit from) it might be received well...hard to say

Sep 14, 2017 08:43 PM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

At this point it is  all about helping people get back on their feet...once they do we might consider sending Relocation Packages....

Sep 14, 2017 07:22 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Not my style.

Sep 14, 2017 07:03 PM
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PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Debe Maxwell, CRS  - that's how we were fearing it would come across as. However, if anything, emphasizing expressions of honest concern and care, and providing the resources to safeguard people's lives, homes and properties given this unpredictable, extreme weather, is what should motivate the "marketing". Nothing else. In other words, it's not so much reaching out to make a quick buck - as it is to empower, protect and serve your community and homeowners.

Sep 14, 2017 05:03 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I checked your link. Good material. Very helpful, especially with the heightened awareness of bad weather after the recent hurricanes.

Sep 15, 2017 08:20 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I cannot say it any better than Debe Maxwell, CRS - 

Sep 15, 2017 07:40 AM
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Joe D'Agostino
NMLS# 729950 - Manahawkin, NJ
Mortgage Officer 46 years!

As a Mortgage Banker, I was involved with Sandy that hit the Jersey shore. I started e-mailing my past borrowers, sent Realtors information on how I could do Construction Loans. Part of my ad stated that I can partner with you, FEMA and your builder to get your home re-built. Being in the Mortgage Industry 50 years, I am sure helped, for I am well know in my community. You must show that you  Care about your clients first and yourself second. I told many people that a construction loan my not be the best for them. Turning away business resulted in more business. "Word of Mouth" is the best marketing of all. I can say that most of my time was listening to these poor people and their loss. Many may not be aware, but FEMA money is not always available to second home owners,so many of my people needed a shoulder to cry on. My best reward was helping an 89 year old lady, living on only Social Security rebuild her home with volunteer money. This is the real reward in our business and it's nothing to do about money. The tears of joy in her eyes was a payment that will last a lifetime.

Sep 15, 2017 07:34 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I'm completely with Debe Maxwell, CRS on this - classless!!! I live in Florida and take exception to this type of marketing

Sep 15, 2017 07:34 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Debe Maxwell nailed this one!

Sep 15, 2017 06:20 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one!

Sep 15, 2017 06:03 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have had my second buyer call moving from Florida back to NH. 

Sep 15, 2017 05:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I just think this is all around tacky.

 

Sep 15, 2017 05:18 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

And after I sent that letter, I'd check the local obituaries and go to the cemetery and ask surviving spouse if they were planning on selling their house.

Sep 15, 2017 04:02 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyone is talking about it

Sep 14, 2017 06:21 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

We are not even close to hurricane devastated areas, but would not be trying to drum up business from their losses.

Sep 18, 2017 07:37 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Yes. I tell people that my beautiful town of Cody, Wyoming is one of the safest places in America from natural disasters!

Sep 16, 2017 07:14 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

PropertyMinder Inc. - this needs to be done tactfully, I guess.

Sep 15, 2017 10:46 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope.

Sep 15, 2017 02:39 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Debe Maxwell, CRS wrote. We are not vultures

Sep 15, 2017 08:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not try to get listings.

Sep 15, 2017 04:38 AM