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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No; we need to selectively spend out marketing dollars for the greatest impact.

Nov 07, 2015 09:58 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I used to do a lot of advertising on a cable channel that featured listings. I also had a TV show for 9 years that was a 15 minute show that ran everyday 3-4 times. That got me lots of recognition but I was never able to track direct business to it.

Nov 07, 2015 10:43 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The answer for me is "no"! Have had agents who have done very well with TV ads and one who did very well with a commercial.

Nov 07, 2015 08:43 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 Captain Wayne. No print or TV of any kind, for nearly 20 years. Have gotten on TV and podcasts as interviews many time, will do it as long as I don't have to pay for it.

Nov 07, 2015 06:37 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Many years ago when not even a Realtor.  I learned then that as with everything a one time shot most often does not work.  Repitition is the key and that becomes expensive in most radio or TV slots.  Mark

Nov 07, 2015 12:26 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Captain Wayne - I don't really think I would invest in a TV Ad or Commercial unless I had my own brokerage with a lot of agents doing a lot of business for me.

Nov 07, 2015 12:26 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Someone called to ask that I interview to be on a real estate reality show.  I have no idea if it was real.  That's as close as I ever got. 

Nov 07, 2015 11:58 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Capt. Wayne. No, I have not had my own TV ad or commercial.

Nov 07, 2015 05:13 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

No I haven't. Since I record everything so I can skip the commercials, I don't think I would do it. I don't think I've seen a commercial for something in years. But if it's on at the right time, and is getting to your right target market, then it could be a good idea.

Nov 07, 2015 11:48 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Not for real estate.

Nov 07, 2015 11:31 AM
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Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
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I was interviewed on television, Live It Up - Interview with Gail Gladstone, but feel that the investment in something that is part of a venue not targeted to buyers and/or sellers and is 30 seconds fleeting, with no guarantee someone is sitting with a pen and paper to write down your contact info... seems like I should be playing roulette in Vegas.

 

Nov 07, 2015 11:30 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

I haven't yet. Perhaps, in the future.

Nov 07, 2015 11:29 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes on cable. I don't think it helped and I don't do them anymore.

Nov 07, 2015 11:28 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

No. I haven't yet gotten to that point in my real estate career to be able to do something of that magnitude. Maybe one day I will :)

Nov 07, 2015 11:12 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

Nov 07, 2015 11:04 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have never done this. I probably couldn't afford it. 

Nov 07, 2015 10:37 AM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Never did television. I'm much more of a behind-the-scenes person.

Nov 07, 2015 10:25 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

No, I would not want to pay  the cost financially for how well done it would have to be before it would not  be someones Joke.  I also would not want to pay the  emotional or professional cost for it if it made me look like a buffoon either. 

Nov 07, 2015 10:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, for a short time back in 2000, waste of time and money.

Jan 27, 2019 11:15 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, I think I spend about $3,300 or so and received about 8 calls, three out of my area, one of them I referred out and received a referral fee and two or three listed with me.  I made money on the deal. So I did another series of ads for about the same amount of money and received nothing. No calls.

Nov 08, 2015 09:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I have never advertised on TV.

Nov 08, 2015 07:47 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No.  Too costly in my market.  

Nov 08, 2015 01:15 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School .

Early in my career as Real Estate agent, I had few ads running on the show 'This Week in Real Estate'.

Nov 08, 2015 01:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Yes and it is fun and expensive too

Nov 07, 2015 11:31 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No. Too expensive in our market.

Nov 07, 2015 11:14 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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We use to be part of a Sunday morning real estate show. 

Nov 07, 2015 10:53 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Nov 07, 2015 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School No, I haven't. Other than the big box company ads, I have seen any done by individuals. One real estate agent used to advertise on the radio in a nearby city, but I haven't haven't hear any lately.

Nov 07, 2015 10:42 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've done tv advertising for subdivisions to get them off the ground and announce week long open house events, for large subdivisions.... you pay by the MINUTE.... the ad was a quick one....

Nov 07, 2015 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No, but I know other local agents who have.

Nov 07, 2015 09:53 PM