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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't care about the refrigerator, I want my name and number in their phone on speed dial.

Jan 13, 2017 05:46 AM
Rainer
352,726
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I don't use them, never have but have seen many that have several on their refrigerators when I list the house.  I have them remove all "junk" off the refrigerator.  

As I tell them more of what they need to do they hand me the note pad of an agent and ask me to jot a few things down.  I hand them a prepared and branded checklist of things already written down and we go over the checklist together.  It's bound in a nice booklet with additional information about the process.

 

Jan 13, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,306,592
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Annette, one of my favorite things is to get a listing contract signed in a house with scratch pads, pens, magnetic calendars and football schedules... all of different agents.

Jan 13, 2017 09:23 AM
Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I did print magnet calendars this year - but I agree with Gabe Sanders 

Jan 13, 2017 06:10 AM
Ambassador
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I get them from others and they go right in the trash!  I have a calendar on my phone, my computer, my iPad...I don't need one on my fridge!

That said, like Gabe Sanders, my number better be in their speed dial!

Jan 13, 2017 06:49 PM
Rainmaker
2,886,061
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Please count me out of that.  Never ever ever have I wanted my face and phone number on anyone's refrigerator. 

Jan 13, 2017 11:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,476,028
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I use a suction cup on one piece I mail out for dishwashers now.

Jan 13, 2017 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,388,650
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm with Gabe Sanders on that topic....

Jan 13, 2017 07:31 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
There's no place like home.

I can't tell you how many times I've walked through a listing for One agent, to find someone else's calendar on their refrigerator.

I don't want my face on their fridge.  I want my name on the "under contract" sign out front.

Jan 13, 2017 07:12 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I have been amused for years when I see most of the calendars with an agent on it are not the listing agent when I show.

Jan 13, 2017 05:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Nope. We still send magnetic sports schedules and calendars.

Jan 16, 2017 09:55 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I love walking into a house where my face is on the frig. This works for me. 

Jan 14, 2017 07:39 PM
Rainmaker
583,675
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I stopped using fridge magnets a couple years ago.

Jan 14, 2017 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA nailed this one!

Jan 14, 2017 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... my clients like these and often call and eask for more of them.

Jan 14, 2017 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

I don't like using the fridge as wall space so I do not mail and do not keep fridge magnet items. My favorite little tchotche item is from when we bought our home 13 years ago - a round rubber disc that provides grip when opening jars.  (It is actually useful, and therefore not quite tchotche.)

Jan 14, 2017 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Mot at all

Jan 13, 2017 10:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I suspect that most people just ignore the trinkets that agents send, even those stuck to their appliances.

Jan 13, 2017 08:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - and I prefer not to spend on those magnets....lol!

Jan 13, 2017 08:33 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

People would lose their appetite with me on the refrigerator. 

Jan 13, 2017 07:25 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Most of the sides of refrigerators still are metal. I am fine with being posted there.

Jan 13, 2017 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Amazing how doo-dads appeal to everyone even if they have little value

Jan 13, 2017 01:01 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I don't send out novelties

Jan 13, 2017 12:38 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Suction cups?

Jan 13, 2017 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I want my number in their phone. I'm good without the refrigerator.
Having said that, my super jumbo 6x9 double color glossy postcards have been known to be stuck to the refrigerator in some fashion from what I have heard.

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,921,215
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette, 

I think there are so many ways to be top of mind.  A

Jan 13, 2017 11:12 AM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

never sent them out

Jan 13, 2017 10:16 AM
Rainmaker
790,066
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I think every listing I had , the owner had a magentic calender from some other agent on their refigerator.

Jan 13, 2017 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I, personally, have never done this, but agents in the brokerage still do - with success.

Jan 13, 2017 09:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes - magnets don't stick to the much-desired stainless steel.

Jan 13, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Jan 13, 2017 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Never send calander it is a dated gadget.  Wife says measuring conversion chart is more useful or a pot holder.

Jan 13, 2017 08:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Jan 13, 2017 08:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I want to be infront of them every time of the day. I use the silicon plastic holder for cell phones.

Jan 13, 2017 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
3,481,908
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think Gabe gave you a great answer.

Jan 13, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
601,246
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

I recently had a listing. The seller had another agent's magnet on her fridge (the buidling specialist). I mentioned it and asked seller why she didn't hire her. Seller said it was just a good magnet.

I give pens so they can sign listing agreement and contract. Buyers get gold plated keychains.

Jan 13, 2017 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have used magnetic strips on business cards for this purpose.

Jan 13, 2017 06:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I still like sending some out, most often sports schedules but no where near what i used to. 

Jan 13, 2017 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
695,680
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I'm still going the magnet route but put a reminder in my "calendar note" that they can bring "me" to the office too (for metal filing cabinets etc).

Jan 13, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
3,637,425
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like the Gabe Sanders approach!

Jan 13, 2017 05:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,042,137
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No I have sent magnets before but never been a focal point 

Dec 04, 2017 10:58 AM