Vicki Ducanois

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

who the heck is chris curry.... branding can be successfully accomplished without chris curry...

Apr 24, 2017 06:09 AM
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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

I would start with an e-book and an offer online to see if your lead capture warrants going to a print version of a book. I'm not sure the power of a book so many agents publish them now it's no longer "novel".

Apr 24, 2017 05:53 AM
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martha rasche
Green Door Realty - Greenville, SC
Broker serving buyers and sellers in Upstate SC

I subscribed to this service but haven't received my books yet.  In the meantime I took his 99 suggestions for selling a house and condensed it to 25 and have had a good response to it.

Apr 24, 2017 10:41 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Chris Curry's program is about building authority. Why do you think so many who are so famous have books written? Anyone who has ever changed anything has a book. 

Now, let me assure you, many would not know what do do with a book, and if you are one of those, stay away from this opportunity.

However, I have had profiles of my business included in books.
I have published books related to real estate.
I have published non-real estate books that are directly related to quality of life issues.
I even published a highly localized book call '100 Days of Summer.'

Having a resource such as a book IS a door opener. It is your choice whether it is a digital door opener or a material door opener or BOTH.

However, you must be aware that you must work the tool you have. It will work if you work it. (that is true of EVERY real estate business opportunity) 250 books on a shelf are only reminders of money poorly spent.

If your intent is to attract new clients, you must focus your message on leading the citizen to the transformation they are seeking. If your intent is to dispense information, to satisfy their need, you will discover a needs based book to be ineffective in growing your client list.

Of course book will work,

But the won't work for everyone.

 

 

 

Apr 24, 2017 09:20 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have never read a book in real estate. Most of those books are written by ghost writers as super sales person often can not even spell well.  

Apr 24, 2017 09:02 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

There are many options for customizing published real estate info.  The problem, as I see it, is they are too generic and not fluid enough for the constantly changing dynamics of local real estate.    As mentioned in other comments, blogging is way more effective in today's environment.  It establishes you as a current local expert.

Apr 24, 2017 07:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great idea 30 years ago, now those booklets are called blogs, much more extensive, dynamic, and FREE.

Concentrate on localism and how-to posts and you will have no need for those expensive little books.

Apr 24, 2017 07:19 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Real Estate in book form to me misses the mark....Real Estate lives & breaths

Apr 24, 2017 06:28 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Not so sure about "print media".  Everyone is on the Internet.

Apr 24, 2017 06:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not take advantage of this offer.

Apr 24, 2017 05:36 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I heard pros and cons on it,  almost did it but someone explain it could get costly.

 

Apr 25, 2017 10:42 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Vicki Ducanois - I am not a proponent of printing eBooks. And heard of Chris Curry - but that's the extent of it.

Apr 24, 2017 09:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds lide a cash grab to me

Apr 24, 2017 08:16 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

I know there are many resources from printing a book and it doesn't have to be through real estate channels. Many will not read a book so maybe other means would be better.

Apr 24, 2017 06:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

i'm not sure who this person is but the offer is not unique. Those books are usually very low quality and have no value nor for the agent, nor for your clients. 
A beautifully printed listing presentation with pages who you are, your success records, your unique marketing approach, etc. will do much more for you. 

Apr 24, 2017 01:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A dead tree book?  Probably better off with a free ebook.  Who has time to read any more?  Let alone a book on real estate (unless it's a romance novel around real estate).

Apr 24, 2017 09:38 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Never heard of Chris.  So how many agents are buying the same book to be printed out?  I would not do this. You can write your own e-books or hire somebody to do one just for you and copyright it.

Apr 24, 2017 09:23 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Don't know about the cost effectiveness.  Agree with Bob.  Blog it. And then email them the link.

Apr 24, 2017 09:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Don't know who that is, 80's trainer? 

Apr 24, 2017 09:06 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There are many companies that will do that for you. i wouldn't do it if i were you.

Apr 24, 2017 09:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know.

Apr 24, 2017 08:29 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Vicki,

A good way to part with your $$$ for very little return.  Unless you have written a best seller that has been edited and printed by a major publishing house, the branding value is not there at all.  

 

Apr 24, 2017 08:19 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Why would anyone want to do that? Write you own content and publish your own materials. If we want to be the authority in our local market then we need to BE the authority not use material written by someone else. It is also dishonest and deceptive putting my name on someone else's work.

That said, I am not a fan of that person's work.  

Apr 24, 2017 08:18 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I am not familiar with that person or the associated company.

Apr 24, 2017 07:03 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not how I would spend my money. I did a quick search - not the best feedback online

Apr 24, 2017 06:44 AM
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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!

Never heard of him and I don't know that you need him to market you!

Apr 24, 2017 06:36 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

make it happen

Apr 24, 2017 06:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not my cup of tea or something I would spend my marketing dollars

Apr 24, 2017 06:26 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan of using a ghost writer!

Apr 24, 2017 06:13 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's not overly expensive and there are applications to the process.

Apr 24, 2017 05:48 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Never heard of Chris Curry and does not sount like it would be a good buy or good way to spend mrketing money.

Apr 24, 2017 05:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never heard of Chris Curry.

Apr 24, 2017 05:39 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

There are many options for customizing published real estate info.

Mar 30, 2018 07:52 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Have no clue! Who is Chriss Curry?? Talk to Ron and Alexandra Seigel if you want any answers on branding!

Apr 24, 2017 06:37 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would try a outsourcing site like Upwork or Fiverr to find people much cheaper and better.

Apr 24, 2017 05:54 AM