I can't help you a lot on what to put on a post card, if I knew the magic words that made buyers buy and sellers sell I would be using that on cards. What I can tell you post cards are going to be expensive and slow to draw results. Many new agents give up after 1-3 mailings when they get no calls. You have to figure for 5-8 mailings before you get a hit or two. Your goal is to keep your name on the tip of their tongue for the moment they consider selling or buying. Try to offer something so they keep your card. Listing homes that recently sold or ones for sale in the neighborhood is a good idea. Inform they about new things in the area or upcoming events or something more than Hi My name is Lesley and I am an agent at XYZ and I want to work with you and blaaa blaaa blaaa.
Good luck - pick a farm area and stick with it.... more
There are some beautiful and affordable homes along Beltway 8. Call, Text, or email me so I can get you more information about the area as well as a better idea of what you are looking for. 832-445-4036. Coach@myhomejourney.com
I look forward to speaking with you!... more
Here is a link that will take you to the Houston Association of Realtors website to the Consumer Tools section. If the link does not work, then copy & paste into your web browser. Once you are at the Consumer Tools, you will be able to find all kinds of information about specific zip codes and even more specifically in neighborhoods. Hope this helps: http://www.har.com/dispConsumerTools.cfm... more
Why oh why have you decided to go to "real estate school" when "I have no idea what's in store . . . I don't know what to do."
Here's what you do: Many real estate companies have introductory sessions for people interested in becoming agents. The sorts of questions you're asking are answered there. Such as: Do you need start-up money? Yes, probably a couple of thousand dollars for all the paperwork, membership in the national, state, and local Realtor's association, business cards, and so on.
So, go to a couple of those introductory sessions. Listen to what they have to say. Ask questions. Find out if it sounds like something you'd be interested in.
But please do that before proceeding farther.... more
The answer is "yes".
I usually check the MLS first to make sure that the homes I'm sending this information out to is not already listed with another agent. It's just common courtesy.
If your mass mailing to a farm area, just do your best to weed out properties already listed. It's hard to do sometimes if your farm is large. Just do your best to respect other agents.
Best of luck on your marketing!... more