Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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

Sure! Blog away, Annette! I'm always open to revisiting business practices that I have let fall to the wayside. 

I revisited hosting open houses a few years ago and have found great success in doing them in recent years. It's the fine-tuning that we do as we learn from each one we host that makes the difference. 

Feb 09, 2019 07:40 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't exhibit at EXPOs and rarely attend. But I am always open to new ideas in alternate forums.

Feb 09, 2019 09:14 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

We participate in the Frederick County Builders Association Home Show every year. Known as the kick off to the spring market. Always open to new techniques

Feb 09, 2019 08:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sure. Blog about your exhibits and what is successful.

Feb 09, 2019 07:57 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How to get peoples contact info tactfully is challenging as all know and guard against this agenda. I often provide "free" services and products and have to state there are no catches or hidden agendas...That's how bad it is. The best approach I have seen is giving something of interest or value to a prospective client/customer in return for their time, attention and hopefully their data. Not perfect and perhaps costly but still inviting. I often see a brand new car or motorcycle and a sign that says: Fill-out this form for a chance to win (this). People gave their data non-stop but who won the car? said for a chance. That is this world. Tact or tacky?

Feb 09, 2019 07:50 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Hi Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 . Can I reblog your post on a dating site?? I guess my mind is in the gutter this morning but it could make for some exciting answers to your question. It's just too funny to me and it's gets funnier everytime I re-read your post. Thanks. Best Q&A post yet.

Feb 09, 2019 07:33 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would go for chocolate as a handout.

Feb 09, 2019 07:09 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Have a bowl of candy on your table, and a box to collect business cards.

Feb 09, 2019 06:21 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would have been many years ago but not now.

Feb 10, 2019 12:21 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

In the early years of my business I spent a lot of time exhibiting at various expos for woodland owners, farmers, and sportsmen.

Some were profitable, some were expensive, in the end we stopped doing them as the fees involved continued to escalate and roi continued to fall.

Feb 09, 2019 08:39 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Not somethig I'd be interested in but that doesn't mean others wouldn't.

Feb 09, 2019 01:48 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It really depends on your marketplace.  In Napa during the Spring Fair, lenders and agents did a booth together, and had real leads that led to listings and loans on the middle priced market.  I would not advise a luxury agent to do that.  They would thrive at the Concours d"Elegance in Pebble Beach, the Antique Luxury Car Show.  A

Feb 09, 2019 11:59 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No interest and IMHO, a great waste of time & $$

Feb 09, 2019 10:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Blog away. Always interesting to hear a new idea or be jogged into thinking about a new idea!

Feb 09, 2019 09:04 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For a couple years while running our association's YPN group we had a booth at our association's Realtor Expo.  We had some decent engagement, but nothing spectacular.  Didn't lead to any new members and engagement at events was fairly unimproved.

Feb 09, 2019 08:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I look forward to reading your post. 

Feb 09, 2019 08:45 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good luck.  Not something I intend to do in the future.

Feb 09, 2019 07:51 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Feb 09, 2019 07:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks for the offer Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 but I don't see me participating in my current position.

Feb 09, 2019 06:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I don't exhibit, and have not attended one in years.

Feb 14, 2019 11:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I go to them, wish I could be at the one you are at.


Feb 11, 2019 09:27 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I went to one expo, was bored out of my skull.

Never again

Feb 10, 2019 05:40 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Collect emails for your DB with an affordable “ chance to win “ drawing

Feb 10, 2019 12:45 PM