Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker (Ward County Notary Services)

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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No more than usual

Nov 26, 2019 02:46 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I haven't kept track, Bob but it seems wall calendars are not as popular as they were once.  If you pursue this marketing angle next year, remember to keep us informed about any reactions/results.  

Nov 25, 2019 05:46 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Can't remember the last time I was given one.  

Nov 26, 2019 02:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do live in a digital world, yet a few nice wall calendars are nice to have around too.

Opportunity awaits for The Minot Notary.

Nov 25, 2019 07:33 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm not sure Bob "RealMan" Timm as I still send mine and receive from others as well.

Nov 25, 2019 06:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I get them from the veterans and animal organizations I support.  Like you, I still use a paper calendar in addition to the one I use for reminders on my PC.

Nov 25, 2019 06:08 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Still popular with Title companies here

 

Nov 25, 2019 05:45 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Yes seems so few are sending them out, we usually receive 3-4 each year and so far we haven't received one.

My wife still loves them even though she does use her phone, she has one in the kitchen and on her nightstand.

 

 

Nov 25, 2019 06:58 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I actually received a calendar from our neighborhood notary.  Only one so far.  Yes, I think less people in business are using them hence less are given out.  The calendars with reminders on our phones has taken over the paper calendar.  I still prefer the paper ones as well.

Nov 25, 2019 05:45 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No calendars for me. 

Nov 26, 2019 07:36 AM
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Jason E. Gordon
AmeriFirst Financial Inc, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE

I've seen a tremendous dropoff of time tested personzlized chachkie's like calendars, post-it notes and pens over the past few years.

Nov 26, 2019 06:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I think they cost too much. Besides, I've called people that send them to me & tell them don't. 

Sounds like a good idea but the whole operation is really alot of work.

Nov 26, 2019 06:32 AM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Yes, I have only received one calendar so far, from my title company.

Nov 25, 2019 07:49 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I don't really pay attention but, I have received two already this year and they went straight to my recycle bin! Since the internet and stainless steel refrigerators, I rarely ever see them! 

But, I will say, I can't live without my calandar on my phone/laptop/iPad!

Nov 26, 2019 10:26 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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 I like having a calendar I can glance at for dates, even though I have one on my phone. I usually end up with a few. 

Nov 26, 2019 02:16 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes. A lot of people don't use paper calendars. We received one yesterday from our insurance guy. It had puppies and kittens on it so I immediately put it on the fridge although it begins in January. If it had the beach I would have put it up too. 

Nov 26, 2019 01:09 PM
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Sam Shueh
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iwatch, iphone, PC.  There are calenders lasting year after year virtually.

Nov 26, 2019 08:12 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
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Bob I can't remember exactly the year we decided to stop giving out calendars after many years of doing so. I don't use them anymore and most folks I know don't have them hanging on their walls like it used to be.

Nov 26, 2019 08:05 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I get them from my auto insurance company when I stop in to pay my bill. Haven't really noticed if others quit having them printed.

Nov 26, 2019 06:41 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I don't monitor who gives what away to comment on that, but I do use wall calendars and paper planners annually. Not sure how tech would replace the need for one in my world, since digital calendars are hidden in my phone and do me no good as a much needed visual reminder.

Nov 26, 2019 05:29 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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Haven't received as many wall calendars as in previous years. And yes, I still use them, too.

Nov 26, 2019 04:57 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Yes I was just saying that, the bank that i go to will no longer have them and i love my wall calender

Nov 26, 2019 04:44 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Received one so far this year. Usually get a half dozen or so. Recycling is getting a break!

Nov 26, 2019 03:48 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Calendars work well, people see and use them. When you walk into a town office or registry of deeds or motel lobby or tourist information center and see your brand advertising year round. You know you don't want to lose that spot. We do 12 month at a glance, the regular rural countryside monthly and another special custom for those folks who we rely on like attorneys, insurance, contractors, etc. Plus shopping list size tall pads of paper, pens and thick beefy magnet that really holds stuff on a file cabinet or refrigerator.

Nov 26, 2019 03:45 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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We don't normally receive more than one or two a year. My calendars are about to be sent and my clients seem to like them. I always find them on their fridges in their homes. Of course mine are the small ones.

I keep a Lang American Cat calendar on my office wall which I refer to all the time. I keep another cat calendar on my fridge... which my husband and I refer to all the time... it's also more of an artistic calendar.

Nov 26, 2019 03:29 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Is it still too early?

Nov 25, 2019 07:57 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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Thanks to Google Calendar

Nov 27, 2019 08:15 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Yes, I have no calendar for 2020

Nov 26, 2019 08:48 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Great idea, Bob. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Nov 26, 2019 05:37 PM
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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 was just thinking the other day I need to get some 2020 calendars.  The free ones have diminished in supply for several years.

Nov 26, 2019 02:12 PM
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Adam Mitchell
Home Buying Guys - Richardson, TX
We buy houses to remodel and sell

I don't see many of these anymore in my area

Nov 26, 2019 01:50 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say I pay much attention. I don't send them but know those who do yearly and swear by them.

Nov 26, 2019 01:47 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, not as many and I truly enjoyed some e.g. Japan Airlines.

Nov 26, 2019 01:39 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Bob,

I have not seen any...A

Nov 26, 2019 11:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm fond of small standing desk calendars.....with boxes for each day....

Nov 26, 2019 11:13 AM
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have not noticed a decline, it seems that some years I receive too many and other years not enough, haha.  I send calendars out to my sphere and they seem to be well received, as people often tell me that they look forward to receiving them, so I will continue to send them out.

Nov 26, 2019 09:43 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not noticed.

Nov 26, 2019 09:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's been a few years since I've seen one from a realtor.  Football calendars, yes.  Regular ones, no.  The only calendar I'vee been consistently getting is one from the Ronald Regan Presidential Library Foundation along with a request for a donation.

Nov 26, 2019 09:20 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I’m another “now that you mention it,” I haven’t received one this year or I think last year.

I haven’t used a paper calendar in 20 years but am happy for those of you that do. There are some beautiful paper calendars out there.

Like Michael J. Perry I have listed a number of homes that had a competitors refrigerator magnet on their door. It’s a relationship business.

Nov 26, 2019 08:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Now that you mention it....

Nov 26, 2019 07:21 AM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I have seen very few!

Nov 26, 2019 06:49 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I get one for my Mother every year - she's the only one I know that uses them.

Nov 26, 2019 06:48 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No calenders from others.

However, I will visit my local title company for a complimentary desktop blotter/calendar.

Folks WILL seek out your calendar if it is SPECIAL.

The most ingenious calendar trick I ever witnessed was a CB agent sent out last years calendar. Everyone wanted the HELP him and called. Most real estate agents would think this effort a failure but the reality is a skilled agent would spell this outcome SUCCESS!. The few who scoffed did not call and really did not matter. He got calls from the RIGHT people.

 

Nov 26, 2019 05:07 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have listed a number of homes that had 2-3 of my competitors refrigerator magnets on their door . It’s a Contact game !!!

Nov 26, 2019 05:00 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have received two calenders and one daily planner from industry affiliates.

The last time I sent out calendars was more than ten years ago. It was worthwhile. My business model changed.

Dec 01, 2019 01:52 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My recycle bin is very happy.

Nov 27, 2019 10:37 AM
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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 stopped, as most of my clients said they did not use them, so stop spending money.  That was nice of them! 

Dec 04, 2019 03:13 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Mine too Joe Pryor but it's full of newspaper and phone books, no calenders.

Nov 27, 2019 10:42 AM