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Rainmaker
1,048,486
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope, never.

Take that same budget and use it to take your 10 best clients to lunch over the next 5 weeks; that will pay off more than shopping carts. Unless you have a branding budget? Money goes out, ROI is minimal but branding is accomplished. I've never bought anything from anyone on shopping carts, bus benches or receipt tape.

 

Jan 19, 2017 07:10 PM
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3,985,307
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

No never on shopping carts or bus benches. They get covered up and at the grocery, everyone I know is in a hurry to get out of there,

Jan 19, 2017 07:19 PM
Rainer
212,763
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Bad use of funds...get a better website and more domains.

Jan 20, 2017 03:05 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I see them all the time, but I never invested in that kind of marketing....

Jan 19, 2017 09:57 PM
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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!

Spend your money somewhere else - been there, done that (2008, I believe) and it didn't bring a dime!

Jan 19, 2017 07:23 PM
Rainer
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Sue Enos
Re/Max Gold - Woodland, CA

I've done multiple park benches on several golf courses

- never had any luck - will discontinue doing future advertising in this area.

Jan 19, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
778,355
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

No 

Jan 19, 2017 07:11 PM
Rainmaker
3,492,927
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No... these really don't work. It's a revolving sea of faces in my supermarket because agents find they don't work. I'm not in a supermarket myself to shop for an agent and their faces just become "background" noise.

Jan 20, 2017 04:16 AM
Rainmaker
5,882,674
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not the best place for marketing funds.

Jan 20, 2017 04:03 AM
Rainer
149,806
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

They call me trying to sell the service to me all the time, and I know other agents who have done it. Haven't heard if its successful though.

Jan 20, 2017 03:13 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No...

Jan 19, 2017 09:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No. 

Jan 19, 2017 08:11 PM
Rainmaker
812,254
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO. No.

Jan 19, 2017 07:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,675,245
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Tried it.  One of the worst marketing decisions I ever made even though I know of success stories.   Fool me once....

Jan 21, 2017 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No

Jan 20, 2017 05:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

No!! I have always thought this really tacky advertising.

Jan 20, 2017 12:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, those are useless.... those photos and contact info is an ego stroking for the agent....

Jan 20, 2017 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If you have the money, sure but there are other ways to pick up business.

 

Jan 20, 2017 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,885,611
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No.  I would not spend my money there.  I do not believe there would be a good ROI.

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Yes to shopping carts but no to advertising on them.

Jan 20, 2017 08:03 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Many stores have shopping carts both in the farm and near the farm.

Jan 20, 2017 07:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,557,610
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Use to be the craze...not so today but subject to the area for consideration

Jan 20, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
881,509
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No - waste of money

Kinda like putting your face on a bus stop bench that people can sit on LOL

Jan 20, 2017 06:35 AM
Rainmaker
563,217
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I recently was surprised to see a local attorney marketing himself on a grocery store shopping cart... I think it 'cheapened' him...

Jan 20, 2017 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Piotrowski No

Jan 20, 2017 06:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

You will make the store very happy.

Jan 20, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
3,480,490
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

For me no

Jan 20, 2017 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What will the message be that can attract the attention of a buyer BEFORE they block the display with those Brawny paper towels.

IF you are simply branding, you are flushing the money.

What is the conversation these shoppers are having with themselves?

There are blackhat ways to get that data or you can guess, experiment and test. EDD is a good white hat way to execute such a test.

Please don't consider 'Buying? Selling?" or "FREE CMA" as a good message for a shopping cart.

Jan 20, 2017 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
1,590,432
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No. I was approached by a company who asked if I wanted my face plastered all over the shopping carts (well, that's not exactly how they worded it) and I could just see one of those carts careening down the grocery shopping driveway, smashing into a car, and guess whose face that driver would see?

No thank you.

Jan 20, 2017 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

NO !!!

Jan 20, 2017 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

No.  It's not cost effective and it's certainly tacky.

Jan 20, 2017 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

There are carts at most stores...

Jan 20, 2017 04:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,182,382
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Depends on cost, most often could be better spent on targeting a market instead of a wide fishing exhibition

Jan 20, 2017 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,636,799
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not for me, but see it often!

Jan 20, 2017 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 20, 2017 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. I don't think it's worth the investment. 

Jan 24, 2017 05:17 PM
Rainmaker
589,529
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Not me but I'm sure it works for those that use them.  I find better avenues to us my investment dollars.

Jan 22, 2017 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have never thought this was a good investment.

Jan 22, 2017 12:43 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - I'd say 'NO'!

Jan 21, 2017 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
547,346
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

William - No, I would never spend my marketing dollars on this option.  I did know an agent from my first office that did it for 2 years and never got a lead off of it.  There are much better ways to get your name in front of people, in my humble opinion.

Jan 21, 2017 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,680,239
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Definately not!

Jan 21, 2017 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Years ago my office talked with someone who's face owned every shopping cart in the city (we only had one or two markets then).  She had been on there for as long as anyone could remember, many years.  She never once got business from it, but when she would door knock, cold call or show up on a listing appointment people would have name and face recognition from the carts.  She claimed that helped her get a few clients.

Jan 21, 2017 10:04 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

I believe that they do have carts at most of our stores, why do you ask?

Jan 21, 2017 04:48 AM