Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Joan,

I would NEVER, EVER use a service for a birthday.  I would use one to deliver a gift...That is in my opinion, and actually I should say my very humble opinion, a disconnect from  a relationship...or how to lose clients using artificial intelligence!  A

Dec 26, 2018 10:28 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not everyone but some. Different people, different methods.  Different years,different methods too.

Dec 26, 2018 11:31 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I hand-write any cards I send.

Dec 26, 2018 11:02 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

In my marriage contract, page 10, paragraph 15, line 8: WIFE must send out all holiday wishes & cheers without being told in a loving way.....she does!

Dec 26, 2018 10:53 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I send birthday cards to my old clients. Hand addressed and with a personal note that I write on every card.

Dec 26, 2018 10:50 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Every client for whom I have a birthday and a wedding anniversary date receives a card that is handwritten and addressed by me and sent out about 4 days prior to their birthday or anniversary. No service... that defeats the purpose of making it personal. If I'm friends with them on Facebook and/or LinkedIn, I send a second message on the day of.

Dec 26, 2018 10:44 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

No

N/A

 

Dec 26, 2018 10:37 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes, but it would have to be a personally written note to be meaningful.

Dec 26, 2018 12:18 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I do not but my clients are investors so I send reports.

Dec 26, 2018 12:02 PM
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Lillie Painia, ABR, NHC, TAHS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

I send cards in my own handwriting, or make calls personally depending upon the timeframe.

Dec 26, 2018 11:45 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, I never had time for that.... just sayin'

Dec 26, 2018 01:38 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

 

Current clients, yes but never sent by a service. That completely defeats the purpose!

Dec 26, 2018 01:31 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No I used to do that in the 80's. Seems corny now & really don't know of any top producer that still does this.

Dec 26, 2018 01:28 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I had in the past Joan Cox but only to the ones I felt close to. Now that I'm retired I send out very few.

Dec 26, 2018 12:56 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. 

If you do send cards, make them personal with a hand written message.  I would not use a service.

Dec 26, 2018 12:17 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Sometimes I make a call, or send a card, but if all is working well and I fail to do these things then my CRM will email them Bday greetings.

 

Dec 26, 2018 12:11 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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People want realtors to perform a task. In this business, service quality, ability to respond instantly, and cost, cost, cost, matters.

Dec 26, 2018 11:05 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!

Absolutely! A hand-written card for birthdays, anniversarys, houseaverseries and holidays. No service - EVER!

Dec 26, 2018 08:52 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I try to call but always send birthday cards. And I send un-birthday cards to others whose birthdays I don't know - then sometimes they let me know!

Dec 26, 2018 05:19 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I'm with Ron and Alexandra Seigel on not using a service to send birthday wishes..deliver a gift yes but  in my opinion if you can't find the time to send a birthday message personally than don't send one at all.

Dec 26, 2018 04:53 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, phone, e-mail, e-card. 

Happy Holidays. 

Dec 26, 2018 04:36 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Don't even know their birthdays.  No reason to.

Dec 26, 2018 03:57 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I never mention or comment on birthdays here, or on facebook, or anywhere else. Same applies to religion and politics. No, I have never sent anyone a birthday card or greeting of any kind.

Dec 26, 2018 03:33 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I send a birthday card with a hand-written personal note. The envelope is hand-addressed.  Nothing says I don't give 2 sh$ts about you like a sterile card from a service provider.  I do receive those cards ... I am not impressed.

Dec 28, 2018 08:22 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not used a service. 

Dec 28, 2018 06:01 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Birthday Card. 

Dec 27, 2018 07:47 AM
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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 do not.

Dec 27, 2018 06:52 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Card or postcard; phone call or text; facebook post...  One or a direct + mailed combo and always executed by yours truly.  :)

Dec 27, 2018 05:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, never use a service. I have called some customers,  but no cards!

Dec 27, 2018 04:13 AM
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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

I could not think of having a service do this, it needs to be personalized! 

Dec 29, 2018 07:09 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do for some and it is always a phone call

Dec 28, 2018 06:14 PM