1- free market analysis to homeowners
2- register with the Linkedin Network, among many other social networking sites
3- Network, network, network!
4- place an advertisement in college newspapers
5- Local news papers and search the â€œlegalâ€ announcements for recent divorce proceedings.
6- host open-houses and get to know the prospective buyers
7- Contact large companies in your area that recruit and hire people who relocate to your town
8- Establish relationships with wedding planners, photographers, printers, etc
9- be sure to add you business contact information to the cities you work in
10- marketing yourself online
11- Community clubs/associations or welfare associations as they cover all the residents
12- real estate developer
13- Join a club, work-out, and start to get to know people. You would be surprised at how effective this is (plus you get good exercise!).
14- Hold a free â€œInvestment Seminarâ€. Discuss various investment options like mutual funds, bonds, stocks, and real estate
15- One way to get real estate leads would be to become really good friends with the manager of a real estate company and tell him you are looking for a house and he might be nice enough to show u a few houses before they go on the market.
16- purchase add space in â€œnew student guidesâ€ for colleges or Universities in your area.
17- tying up with a company which has a huge employee base like Microsoft etc. Or putting up an ad in place within such company like the cafeteria which is visited by lot of employees.
18- Talk to all your friends and family and see if anyone they know is buying or selling a house.
19- One way to get real estate leads would be to hold a free short lecture or seminar for the general public interested in selling their houses which would teach them ways to increase the value of their home.
20- online forums like craigslist
21- Post a flyer with your name and contact information (include your website!) on tear away strips, on free boards at places such as the library or supermarket.
22- entrance to the supermarkets
23- try setting up a booth at local fares or at school carnivals and such
24- Look up all the people in your area who are behind on their property tax bills. Maybe they are overwhelmed and are thinking about selling.
25- Buy a moving truck! Put your business name and information on the sides
26- catering to the military market in a military-saturated area is always a plus. Military people are relocating frequently,
27- set up a booth at grade school fairs or to participate at the school on some other level
28- I would target people living in apartment complexes because they are more likely to be in the market to buy a house or to lease a house/condo in near future
29- Figure out the addresses of rentals in the area and send literature to people currently renting. They may think they are not able to buy a house, but they very well could be.
30- Create a neighborhood information website (where to find services, school info etc) of the area you want to farm, the Realtor ads on the website link to your site.
31- One way for real estate leads is directing advertisement to carpenters for fixer-uppers. Carpenters are looking for deals to flip.
32- Mail postcards with pictures of houses that you have closed in the area showing what % of the asking price you were able to get for your seller. 1320 Scotsman sold for 98% of asking price in only 10 Days!!! List YOUR house with me!
33- One way to get real estate leads would be to take out an ad in the same page of the local newspaper that weddings are announced in. Many people look to buy a house once they get married.
34- I have found that the best way to get Real Estate leads is to send out a Market Update - Just make sure that it is not restricted by your local MLS Board.
35- A real Estate Agent can make follow-up phone calls after a transaction to get old clients to references the Real Estate Agent.
36- Check the obituaries and find out if the deceased owned a house. The surviving family members or estate might be selling the home
37- Buy ad space in the yahoo real estate section. I know that when I was looking for a house I used their MLS listing search and every page had an ad for a local real estate agent that said â€˜contact ____ about this listingâ€™, even if it was not their exclusive listing.
38- An overlooked way to get real estate leads is through completing BPOâ€™s (Broker Price Opinions) for various finance companies.
39- One way is to place ads in Apartment finder guides, many people are looking to buy a house sometime.
40- Place an ad before a movie at a local theater. advertise online via social networking sites
Any More Ideas? :-)