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Rainmaker
3,462,640
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I do it as an ongoing process. My data base is reviewed and updated monthly.

Nov 01, 2019 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,733,986
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

not consistantly, only when things are really slow.

Nov 01, 2019 06:31 AM
Ambassador
4,220,117
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I routinely make updates as needed

Nov 01, 2019 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,609,196
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I would say only once a year. 'A' contacts are ongoing.

Nov 01, 2019 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,589,123
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Regularly did updates when I was active.

Nov 01, 2019 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,646,572
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Isn't cleaning considered "joyful"?  Rinse.  Repeat.  And all that sort of thing.  

Nov 01, 2019 07:34 AM
Ambassador
2,329,624
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I continue to add to the database. If a client works with another agent, that one is marked off. It has worked well for me Peter.

Nov 01, 2019 06:32 AM
Rainer
325,723
David M. Dwares
Title Professionals Corp. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Title guy with a broker license

Not nearly as often as I should.

Nov 01, 2019 05:54 AM
Rainmaker
816,125
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Validation is a system process.

But I keep electronic contact information ..FOREVER.

If mail is returned, that address may be deleted or updated.

Nov 01, 2019 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,417,394
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Constantly; otherwise it is about as useful as a phone book.

Nov 01, 2019 04:53 AM
Rainmaker
487,014
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I do it as an ongoing process

Nov 01, 2019 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,167,257
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do it as an ongoing prcess. As i use it, as i send out mailing or emails. 

Nov 01, 2019 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
688,143
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I usually do a "full scrub" on my data base twice a year and re-classify, update contact info and update which distribution lists (newsletters, certain pop bys, etc) they're on.  Routine updates happen as an ongoing process. 

Nov 01, 2019 04:47 AM
Ambassador
4,695,442
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, once in there they stay, many long after death.

Nov 01, 2019 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,550,644
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I wean & glean to the bare minimum sort of like pruning. Simpler the better

Nov 01, 2019 07:27 AM
Ambassador
1,706,647
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do purges regularly.

Nov 01, 2019 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,472,473
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

I rarely "cleaned" my database of contacts unless I knew they died or moved away. You never know when someone will have a need for your services... even years later. 

Nov 01, 2019 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
2,902,690
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I do every year, but rarely do I take someone off the list.  If I find out their contact information is no longer good, then I remove them from the list immediately.

Nov 01, 2019 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,877,416
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do. Usually at the end of the year if a holiday card is returned. 

Nov 01, 2019 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,355,176
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never kept a database of names and contact info when I was active.... I was listing subdivisions of single family homes and condos..... carried me through to the end of my active days...

Nov 01, 2019 10:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,829,220
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Time to time. 

 

Nov 01, 2019 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
1,377,906
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Time to time.

Nov 01, 2019 08:05 AM
Rainmaker
513,155
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Yes at the middle of the year and the end of the year I check all my data to see if the email is still working or just call them to check in.  

Nov 01, 2019 08:00 AM
Rainmaker
772,692
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

If I find a need to make a change, I do it. Mainly because an email bounces or mail is returned or a phone number does not work. Life changes and we all deal with people whose lives may be in flux.

Nov 01, 2019 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
453,687
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Not too often but at the moment I'm switching CRM's so it's a good time to do so. It is painfully slow.

Nov 01, 2019 07:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,817,926
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You get notices when email are incorrect.

Nov 01, 2019 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,337,432
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do, as often as possible.

Nov 01, 2019 05:31 PM
Rainmaker
541,340
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Am just doing so now. Once a year at this time makes sense to me to start the new year off fresh.

Nov 01, 2019 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,338,523
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I make changes with their email soon as I get new ones, and if they unsubscribe to my enewsletter, I still leave them in my database.

Nov 09, 2019 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,432,841
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would say every 3 months

 

Nov 03, 2019 09:14 AM
Rainmaker
844,306
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I do but not as much as I should.

Nov 03, 2019 03:39 AM
Ambassador
2,954,084
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Honestly no I don't delete.  I pause, unsubscribe when people ask, but I don't delete the contact.  I probably have 25 dead people's old phone numbers in my phone.  Yes, I'm a hoarder.

Nov 02, 2019 10:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,587,318
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Once in a great while.

Nov 02, 2019 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,300,752
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

As needed, but not on any schedule.  Not needed in my setup.

Nov 02, 2019 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,995,792
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Continuously. 

Nov 02, 2019 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
581,787
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I have an unsubscribe on all emails but don't know if any of those being sent are going to spam.  I clean my data base with every mail out.  Emails take care of themselves.  I want a clean data base and do what I can to protect it.

Nov 01, 2019 10:38 PM
Ambassador
3,698,554
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

It is ongoing but, right now, I am doing a full-on clean-up, Peter! We have an incredibly robust system coming out and I am, for the first time since I first started a database, going to have it ship-shape the day the entire system goes live!

Nov 01, 2019 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
4,860,882
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Peter,

We do clean up every quarter.  A

Nov 01, 2019 01:39 PM