Sandra Williams, Private Money Lending in California (Capital Direct Funding)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sandra,

Funny enough, we just had lunch with a regional manager of a brokerage division.  He just cited that one of his agents did a beautiful snail mail campaign.  Six listing leads came from that. 

Sep 30, 2015 07:00 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Too much technology?  I'm looking for the next big thing before fellow agents find it.  It's not going away.  Some people have already figured out how to answer texts faster than the competition.  Does anyone have that tool to share with me?

Oct 01, 2015 02:47 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sandra Williams I agree with the traditional approaches of human contact.

Oct 01, 2015 12:15 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I only use the appropriate amount of technology.

Sep 30, 2015 10:30 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sandra. There is nothing like personal interactions, without all the stuff, but that won't happen. Technology is in every part of our lives these days.

Sep 30, 2015 07:21 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Sandra. I don't! Real estate is still a people business.

Sep 30, 2015 06:22 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I don't think I will ever need worry about that.  I always feel I am struggling to keep up with the bare minimum of what seems to be changing daily.  Mark

Sep 30, 2015 02:42 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

In my market there are many absentee sellers and buyers so we can't always meet our clients. I do think it's easy to forget how good real phone call or face-to-face can be for maintaining relationships.

Sep 30, 2015 01:55 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

No I do not find that a problem. It is a huge help and allows me to do 3-4 times the business.

Sep 30, 2015 12:50 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Actually I should rely on it more often

Sep 30, 2015 12:14 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I use technology to help me do things more efficiently, but I also have paper trails.  I can keep on going.

Sep 30, 2015 11:54 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We use technology to be very efficient at our projects, but much of our marketing is still old school.

Sep 30, 2015 10:41 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not really, but my business is investment with about 95% not from my state.

Sep 30, 2015 08:56 AM
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Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

We work nationally, so since we are not face-to-face with a large majority of our clients, we need technology. 

Sep 30, 2015 08:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Interesting to note that some people called it quits at the fax machine stage. I know of people who wont use a cell phone, computer or do email too. Each one does what is their fit

Sep 30, 2015 07:04 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

We rely on it, but not too much.

Mar 25, 2019 10:14 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I am striving between personal relationships and technology.

Oct 10, 2016 10:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Too much?  Hmm.  Interesting question.  It's definitely a balancing act or at least should be.  Although it's kinda cliche -- high tech and hi touch seems to be a good combination. 

Oct 08, 2016 03:29 AM