Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Rainmaker
3,683,687
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Even ugly houses need offers.  Tossing out unwanted direct mail is like deleting email.   Some property owners must respond.  Enough for them to make the effort worthwhile.  For now.  For them.  

Jun 15, 2019 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
2,558,960
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Predator with money looking for prey and mocking them while doing it

Jun 15, 2019 05:33 AM
Ambassador
4,763,896
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get more people trying to buy my pretty houses than my ugly ones, it pays to keep the crew working on these constantly.

Jun 15, 2019 12:21 AM
Rainmaker
2,887,811
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not receive "I buy ugly houses" postcards. There are many UGLY signs posted in high traffic areas. The signs look like 3rd graders made them.

Jun 15, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
672,450
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I don't think I've received any. Could you be getting them because you're a Realtor? I see poster boards on phone poles once in a while. We have sign laws so even those are few and far between. They're the Opendoor before there was an Open door!

Jun 15, 2019 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,645,410
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Luckily, here in downtown Chicago we are not in a junk mail zone for them. When I lived in Florida, at least one a week!

Jun 15, 2019 04:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,595,350
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

That might be a local thing - I did get a post card a month or so ago about some company that buys houses but that's the only one I remember.

Jun 15, 2019 02:51 AM
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3,493,361
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I get several each week.  Also their bandit signs are everywhere.

Jun 15, 2019 02:48 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I don't get their mailings but I see them around. Usually placards nailed to a lightpole or bandit signs stuck on the side of the road. 

Jun 15, 2019 09:27 AM
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878,358
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I get an occasional mass-mailed letter offering to buy my house. I reply by offering my services marketing any house they purchase and rehab to flip

Jun 15, 2019 07:48 AM
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1,620,080
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

My question would be why are you getting so heavily targeted? Are they trying to tell you something Paul?

I don't like all the ugly signs all over the place either. They've started TV ads in my area quit a bit. Still don't see them doing anything though. 

Jun 15, 2019 07:37 AM
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3,504,122
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've never received one of these postcards, Paul. I hardly ever see their signs on poles any more.

Jun 15, 2019 06:12 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We do not get any.  A

Jun 15, 2019 05:33 AM
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5,396,570
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have never received one....nor have I heard of anyone in this town having received one.... 

Jun 15, 2019 05:19 AM
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3,185,813
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I get at least 1 a week. Last week got 2. They are spending some money

Jun 15, 2019 04:25 AM
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791,267
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I throw away 5-10 a week. Makes me wonder sometimes how many of my post cards go right in the trash.

Jun 15, 2019 03:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a scam 

Jun 15, 2019 07:53 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not from them but others who know try to buy at wholesale then flip immediately to do a back to back closing.

Jun 15, 2019 06:28 AM
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3,064,099
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS a few, and many emails.

Jun 15, 2019 02:03 PM
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1,092,753
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You must refer to our home.  My wife says it is ugly.

Jun 15, 2019 07:46 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Don't get them in my neighborhood.

Jun 15, 2019 07:46 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Increasingly the mail box is the only portal of access to the homeowner.

So many are sending the 'I have a buyer,' "I'll buy your house," "I buy Ugly houses," "Firefigher Frank wants to buy your house," that citizens may need to get the 80 gallon recycle bin.

 

Jun 15, 2019 05:15 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!

I've never received any from them - not even for rental properties. Must be a location thing, Paul!

Jun 15, 2019 09:07 PM
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467,024
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Are your properties ugly, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ??

Jun 15, 2019 04:45 PM
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1,307,792
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I get one or two a month.  We ran into one of them at a tile store a couple months ago.  Out here they are franchises that "own" particular territories, just like the old "protected farms."

Jun 15, 2019 03:50 PM
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558,247
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

None, I 've never received one of those postcards. 

Jun 15, 2019 03:49 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your boathouse has it own mailing address?

Jun 15, 2019 01:29 PM
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214,734
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

none, but I don't own any ugly houses. 

Jun 15, 2019 12:04 PM
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 702-574-8102

I get them when remodeling or renovating.

Jun 15, 2019 11:39 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I've never received those post cards and don't know anyone who has recently. Thankfully the signs that used to be everywhere disappeared long ago. They must have found another way to approach people.

 

Jun 15, 2019 11:23 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

So many 'Want to be rich' have bought into these stalker marketing programs...and they spent money foe the so-called training!

 

Jun 15, 2019 08:07 AM
Rainer
163,065
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

There are so many other ways Investors can get these records.

Jun 15, 2019 01:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. These cards go to the recycle bin.

Jun 15, 2019 12:28 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

I would definitely be offended!   I do get lots of advertising from RE companies.

Jul 03, 2019 04:56 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I get 2 a week at my house.

 

Jun 19, 2019 12:10 PM
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

I receive too many on all my houses every week. . . . now I am receiving phone calls and texts which I do not appreciate. . . . I wish they would stop because no investor is willing to pay me what I want for my rental houses when I give them the figures. . . . anoying

Jun 18, 2019 11:15 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

You’ll soon have a reputation of owning ugly houses !

Jun 17, 2019 01:32 PM
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

We have a huge billboard on a major street near us, informing the public that they buy ugly houses. The guy that keeps calling us on the phone has the opposite adjective - He keeps saying: "We would love to buy your lovely home at a fair price" ... Ah, well. Eventually the callers stop.

Jun 16, 2019 07:09 PM
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776,372
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Not here, have not seen those. Maybe my house is not ugly enough?

Jun 16, 2019 08:44 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

We don't get it on our mail - we live in condos.

Jun 16, 2019 08:01 AM
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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

Ha ha ha

They did not send to my condo...

Jun 16, 2019 07:31 AM