Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction (E*Rae Realty)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I don't mean to discourage your creative thinking but you may want to read Margaret Goss'  featured post from the other day(delivering an apple pie). A filter is obviously "a value" but you will want to include other things as well. Good luck. 

Dec 21, 2018 09:39 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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I personally have always had a service contract with a HVAC company that does that for me and I use a $100 april fresh filter.  So what then?  Frankly the quality of air filters add years to the life of the system and unless you are dropping bucks I think it's not a good idea.

Dec 21, 2018 09:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Sounds like a good idea to stay in touch.  FYI mine is 20x25 

Dec 21, 2018 08:56 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Now that is what I call 'out of the box.'

This could become very expensive. Some TRANE air filters run $36.

However, if an agent were to calculate what a new client costs, $36 is a BARGAIN.

Hmmm, here in Florida, many houses have intake filters mounted, what appears to be, 3,000 feet above floor level.  Since you got the ladder in there already, do the smoke detectors too.

Your idea has real fabric that goes far above staying in touch. It is about the value of working with Erika.

Dec 21, 2018 08:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not sure about that since they may not know hjow to install them and also all of them may be different.

Dec 21, 2018 08:40 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Wonderful idea Erika!

Dec 21, 2018 10:08 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  Great idea! 

  Either personally delivered, or with your return address on the box and your business card inside.

Dec 21, 2018 09:04 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good idea. Ours were changed on Tuesday.

Dec 21, 2018 09:02 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That's brilliant Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert . I just changed mine last night.

Dec 21, 2018 08:58 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

What an interesting idea, Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert 

It reminds me that I should change my heater filter.

 

Dec 21, 2018 08:54 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

What a novel and fantastic idea, Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert ... and it sends a valuable message to the recipient.  It "clears the air" and they'll have no doubt that you want to continue to serve them and their needs.

Air filters don't have to cost that much ... just make sure they know it's coming from you.  Attach that business card!   

Good Luck!

Gene

Dec 21, 2018 10:35 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pretty clever giving something they will always use and you are assured of that by checking the size at the time of inspection. Would love to hear follow up on this in the next 6 months to a year.

Dec 21, 2018 10:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

There is a service that does that online. Good luck with it.

Dec 21, 2018 08:35 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Great idea Erika.

Dec 21, 2018 02:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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that's a good idea.... let us know how it works out for you...

Dec 21, 2018 01:36 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Good idea. 

Happy Holidays to all.

Dec 21, 2018 12:23 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Well, good luck with that.  

Dec 21, 2018 11:14 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Whatever works... how long do you plan to do this for each client? I have a house with multiple sizes and lots of ducts... it could get a bit expensive over time as your client base grows.

Dec 21, 2018 10:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Nice!

Dec 21, 2018 10:32 AM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

That is a great idea. We actually have a service that does that for homeowners. I was considering it for my own home simply for the convenience. Your idea is even better because they will know it is from you. Now if you could just figure out a way to put yur contact info on the filters.

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Dec 21, 2018 10:20 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Good idea, hope you have a good admin to keep this straight and get it done.

My son does a similar thing to touch base with the renters on a regular basis.

Dec 21, 2018 10:08 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

And we are installing a hydronic heat system, damn!

Maybe one a year for my truck!

Dec 21, 2018 09:24 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Interesting idea. Creative and I am sure appreciated by your clients. 

Dec 21, 2018 09:18 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sounds like a great idea!

Dec 21, 2018 09:02 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I think a telephone call would serve the same purpose 

Dec 22, 2018 05:56 AM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert I rather like the idea. It may not be for everyone, but I'm sure it would be appreciated by most.

Please let us know if you try this and how it has worked out if you do.
Bruce.

 

Dec 21, 2018 04:04 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Good idea.

Wishing Happy Holidays to all.

Dec 21, 2018 03:33 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Clearing the air...are we?

Dec 21, 2018 03:21 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Something different. Ours just requires rinsing and cleaning every 2-3 months.

Dec 21, 2018 12:45 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I think that is a wonderful idea Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert. It will serve as a reminder to your clients and lets them know that YOU are thinking about them. Even if they don't use it for some reason, they will likely talk about it with someone else. 

Dec 21, 2018 11:29 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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A nice touch. Good luck!

Dec 21, 2018 10:28 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert Very clever and innovative.  I bet that your clients will appreciate the air filters.

Dec 21, 2018 09:59 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

Excellent idea! I would love to hear how it goes for you.

Dec 21, 2018 09:28 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is a great idea. The only thing i forsee is the one owner who then calls you to come change them.

Dec 22, 2018 05:23 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

Nice idea. Keep us posted on how your clients react!

Dec 21, 2018 10:05 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
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Creative and different.   Let us know how it works out.  Not for me though; if I was the homeowner it would seem intrusive.  Do you plan to ask permission to take the measurements in order to send the air filters?

Dec 23, 2018 12:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That's a nice idea.  I need to order a new one for my house too.  Jan 1 is when it gets changed out (every 6 months for me).

Dec 22, 2018 04:15 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good idea.

Dec 22, 2018 01:16 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I have not changed our furnace filter for 3 years. House has no dust kept super clean. I pull out the filter inspecting it is still not dirty. 

Dec 22, 2018 07:47 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 think many will appreciate this.

Dec 22, 2018 06:38 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
Defining Homes. Defining Lifestyles.

Brilliant idea Erika! 

Unfortunately, there are many "negative nellies" here in the Rain that will poo poo your idea.  Ignore them.  You do you!

Cheers! 

Jan 19, 2019 06:40 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Really? size  quality, how often to change,

You also need to know what should not be used as to much air restriciton.

Dec 26, 2018 05:24 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

Those are pretty big to be sending in the mail, but nice idea.

Dec 26, 2018 06:45 AM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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It's definately a way to stand out as I have no heard of anyone else doing this. Kudos for orginality.

Dec 24, 2018 12:54 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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This is a really smart idea.  Be sure to include instructions on correct direction. Many people (maybe half) put them in the opposite direction).

Dec 23, 2018 11:26 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Love it, the only problem maybe if they replace there filters I hope they let you know.

 

Dec 23, 2018 09:36 AM