Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wow!  What an exciting and fun experience to hear all of your powerful stories about how you’ve best used the tools you’ve found in ProspectsPLUS! Personal Marketing Software, ProspectsPLUS.com, MLSmailings.com and GettingListingsSold.com.  What’s even more wonderful is the incredibly positive feedback you guys have all given not just us – but your industry as well.

Too often we hear the naysayers and what’s NOT working – not from any of you!  You’ve got the right focus, energy and TOOLS – to make just about anything happen in 2012!  Congratulations to you all – to us you are all winners! 

So…Let’s get down to the Top Ten! 

Our Grand Prize Winner of an iPad is…

Barb Smed from Smed Realty who got her team in on the action to create not just a great testimonial – but a fun video as well!  We loved her enthusiasm and “extra mile” approach – so Barb…your iPad is on the way!  Congratulations and thank you!

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“Our real estate agency has been very happy with the ProspectsPLUS! postcard system.  We routinely mail out “SOLD” postcards to the closest 150 neighbors within days of a closing. The response to the mailings is equally strong, whether it is a residential, land or farm sale. It is not unusual that we secure a new listing as a result of a ‘SOLD’ postcard mailing. As a relatively young agency, I feel that the ProspectsPLUS! system helps to brand us and raises ‘top of mind awareness’. In these times, when every marketing dollar counts, this program provides really awesome return on investment!”

 Our Second Place Winner of $250 in postcard marketing from ProspectsPLUS.com is Jason Dawson!  Jason is getting great results and we’re so thrilled for you!   We’re happy to help you send out even more direct response postcards to bring even MORE listings and build that book of business!  Thanks!

ProspectPLUS! has made it simple, affordable and automatic for me to send out my marketing. I showed the system to my title rep who pays for a lot of my marketing materials and she recommend that I stick with ProspectPLUS! because of how affordable and the high quality the material is! I’ve used them now for about 6 listings and have had over 200 contacts via phone and through my website! Three of the sales resulted from my ProspectPLUS! marketing efforts!”

In Third Place we have Pete Hall Tanner, one of our valued customers since 2000 who wins an iPod Nano!  We’re so happy you’re using the system with terrific results and that’s sure saying something from a Productivity Coach!  Thanks Pete! 

“I have been using ProspectsPLUS! since February 2000. ProspectsPLUS! campaigns help me to systemize my lead generation and contact management so that it so easy to do and the results are proven. As a Productivity Coach, I have had the pleasure to introduce other agents to ProspectsPLUS! as well. They too have had wonderful results. Whether you’re using a contact management system with “their” branded mailers or trying to create your own, the campaigns in ProspectsPLUS! will ‘brand’ you and will net you great results! It’s QUICK and EASY! (They even have ‘Tips’ to help you in implementing the campaigns.) Thank you ProspectsPLUS!”

Next up – our winners in fourth-tenth place will each receive a promo code worth $50 in free postcard mailings to kick start their marketing for the end of this year or hit the ground running in 2012! 

They are…

Holly Scott – we’re so thrilled that the GettingListingsSold.com Ultimate Marketing Toolkit is working for you – AND making your life and business a little easier!  Thanks for entering!

I almost deleted the email advertisement. It went to my spam folder. I decided to open it up and take a look (I never do this!). I logged on, purchased the postcards, and then the marketing toolkit and I have been so happy ever since. I have my flyers, sign rider, business cards and website and I don’t have to go to four different companies to get it! Very happy with my marketing material! I am expecting a contract on my listing today!!

Sherri Reed Caro shares her one-two  approach to effective marketing – the ProspectsPLUS! marketing and our Just Listed and Just Sold postcards!  Thanks Sherri!  We appreciate you!

“I love the ease and effectiveness of the ProspectsPLUS! marketing system. I can set up the whole years’ worth of postcards at one time in less than an hour! How easy is that to stay in contact with my past clients and sphere of influence? I love the choices of postcards that are offered by ProspectsPLUSI also use the just listed and just sold postcards! I get at least one closing a year from those cards! ROI is fantastic with the ProspectsPLUS! marketing system! The most effective marketing that I have found!”

Billie Silcox Mitz has been a valued customer since 2006, using both out automated MLSmailings system for Just Listed/Just Sold Postcards and our ProspectsPLUS! Software especially for its robust monthly newsletters!  Thanks Billie – we’re happy you’re happy! 

“I have been using Prospects Plus software since 2006, and I love it! To me, the best part is MLS Mailings. It is so convenient, and a “no brainer”. The quality of the postcards is excellent, and I do get responses from them. In addition, they send you the names of all the people they send postcards. My other favorite thing in Prospects Plus is the monthly newsletters. The newsletters can be printed or emailed. Many more, but these are my favorites.”

Nancy Schmidt has been using us for eight years and shares her experience of ease and time management using the system! Thanks Nancy – and say hi to your husband for us too!

“I have been a Realtor® for eight years now. I bought ProspectsPLUS!  that first year and have been using it faithfully all this time. I’ve sent out a ‘zillion’ postcards that look way more professional than anything else I have seen. Now I’m tired of doing mailings so I’m going to have YOU send them out for me. It’s actually quite inexpensive so I’m going to take advantage of the automation and use my time doing something else. HURRAY! ProspectsPLUS! is the GREATEST!!! The best investment my husband and I have ever made. He’s a Realtor® too!! Thanks.”
Tina Arant, an extraordinary leader and manager shared her team’s experience with our products and programs…Thanks Tina – you’re wonderful!

“My agents who take advantage of ProspectPLUS! products bring me new contracts (listings or sales) almost every time they use them!!! Thanks for your automated systems too. I know my list of contacts will hear from me even when I am on vacation!”

Linda Maia Hadi shared her how using her ProspectsPLUS! system generates new buyers and sellers – and ensures her mailings are stylish AND timely! Thanks Linda! Congratulations!

“I know how important it is to keep in touch with current and past clients, as well as prospecting regularly for new customers. ProspectsPLUS! helps me do it in style and in a timely fashion. When I look at some of the homemade mailings a few of my associates send out – I’m more and more convinced that the money spent on the ProspectsPLUS! system is well worth the expense. For every 300 cards I mail, I get at least one new buyer or seller!”

And last but not least, Jan Herron – we love that our Just Listed/Just Sold cards are helping you be the “Real estate rock star!”  Congrats!

“My favorite experience with ProspectsPLUS! is the neighbors of my listing receiving both Just Listed AND Just Sold cards, and being flooded with calls because they couldn’t believe how fast it sold! Thanks for making me look like a rock star!”

We didn’t want to stop there though!  We’re so appreciative of all of our contest entrants, that we wanted to give all of you a big thank you!  For everyone who didn’t receive a prize above, we’re sending YOU a promo code worth $25 in free postcard marketing! 

Here are the names of the rest of our valued customers who took the time to share their stories with us!

Pat Croake                                          Tina Chiles Herrmann

Rennaye Farries Miller                       Joanie Heighes

Marianne Balsamo                              Sheila Gatto

Ernest Vasquez                                   Betsie Wallace Taber

Lawanda Henderson                           Lori Roberts

Anthony Fernandez                              Janice Johnson Clark

Tim Burroughs                                      Rose Fogarty

Achsah E Stremsterfer                         Barbara Kleppick

Graham Morland                                  Cheryl S Glover

Julio & Fanny Moncada                      Anne Perrone

Casey Anderson                                 Trey McCallie

Cathy West                                           Lizzie Tardo Stroebel

Jason Dawson                                     Amanda Davidson

Vanessa Reilly                                    Carn Devanko Cahoon 

Jim Hendry                                          Jim Blaney

Bethany Ellis                                        Paul Anderson  

 

And one MORE thing!  Everyone who took the time to participate will also receive a free copy of my Julie Escobar's 21ways to Get Your Listings Priced Right in Any MarketeBook 21 Ways to Get Your Listings Priced Right in ANY Market (Despite the Seller’s Best Objections)!  I hope it is a tool you and you can use well as you head into the new year! 

Thank you everyone!  We know we have some of the best customers in the world and we appreciate you more than you know!  Congratulations to all of today’s winners!

You will each be notified via email with your promo codes for free postcard marketing and our iPad and iPod winners – your prizesill be shipped to your offices shortly! 

If you’d like to learn more about the ProspectsPLUS! Personal Marketing Software, MLSmailings automated Just Listed/Just Sold Postcard Service, setting and forgetting your marketing via ProspectsPLUS.com or tapping into a GettingListingsSold.com Ultimate Marketing Toolkit of your own —  give us a call today at 866.405.3638 to set up a free demonstration!

Empowering Your Life and Career with Two Extraordinary Words

By Julie Escobar

“Thank you.”  Pretty powerful stuff for two tiny little words right? During this season of thanks, it’s important to remember that we don’t need to wait for a holiday to let our gratitude shine through for our family, friends, customers and blessings.

That’s why most successful people I know start and end their day with thanks. Now that’s a powerful way to bookend your day!  Giving thanks for the people, the opportunities and even the challenges — more often than not those are what teach us the most.

Floyd Wickman was the first to introduce me to the phrase, “we get by giving,” twenty-plus years ago when I was a fledgling in this business but it still holds true. (Thanks Floyd!)  Recently too, I had a long conversation with my friend Connie Podesta who is both a motivational speaker and a therapist, on the topic and her thoughts echoed my own.  “It’s easy to get caught up in the drama, the challenges and the negative in today’s world, but for those who keep it in perspective and focus on the relationships and on the people — those are the folks who are not only going to STAND OUT in their industries, but lead happier, healthier lives.”

Here are some ideas for saying thanks to your sphere from some of our valued clients:

Get creative. There are some great ways to show your appreciation above and beyond frequently saying those two important “thank you” words! Pat Tasker with Shorewest Realtors actually got together with three other agents to throw an easy-but-effective Customer Appreciation Movie Night. The cost was affordable, and the results were amazing. “Between the four of us, we had about 150 people attend, everyone was thrilled and splitting the bill between the four of us was really very manageable. The nice part is, even those that didn’t attend felt special just for being invited. It gave us all a reason to connect with our client base in a positive, fun way! The movie theater made it easy. It was $6 a person for the movie, popcorn and drink and all we did was show up early, greet everyone when they came in, took pictures with families and friends, watched the movie and that was it! Easy!”

Movie nights are a great way to get large groups together to say thanks, and it really is extraordinary to see the referrals you will receive afterwards as well because you’ve reached out to your client base, your name is top of mind and they know that you are appreciative and there for them. If movie nights are not your thing, read our blog post: Celebrate Your Customers – Ten Great Ways to Say Thank You.

Talk about mixers; consider this idea from Coach Patti Kouri: “Go into your database and choose a small group of people each month and invite them to lunch. Make the lunch a networking event of sorts and start with the question, ‘How can I help you?’ Before long, you’ll have a whole group of people exploring ways to help each other and all appreciative that you facilitated something that was not just about listing a house or getting a referral but truly helping people. Make a regular habit of this and watch as the law of reciprocity kicks in! Consider calling people individually as well – and ask what you can do for them. How can you help them in their business or endeavor? You’ll find when you approach ‘prospecting’ in this way it:

* Feels better than cold calling
* When you’re giving not asking for something, it’s easier
* You create a natural ‘boomerang’ and invite good things back to you

Keep trying new ways to help your clients. Many agents come from a place of fear, which is really a place where you don’t want to do anything. Take the opposite approach and you’ll find that you immediately and instinctively want to take action.”

I also called on the very talented, very inspiring Karin Hill of Watson Realty Corporation in Florida. As the broker and manager of a great team in the Orlando area, Karin definitely is a think outside the box professional. “We do a lot of community service work here. It’s a wonderful way to build your business while really working for a greater good. At any given time we are involved in several charities. For example, in the past we’ve worked with the Second Harvest Organization on a food drive. They estimate there are roughly 250,000 homeless children in Florida and could use a few helping hands to reach out to them! We put the information on our sign out front, and it’s wonderful to have strangers come into our office with donations. It really lets people know that we are there for the whole community, not to sell them something and they appreciate it. We even have the agents bringing in canned goods to our weekly office meetings!

We’ve organized charity runs, car and motorcycle drives, ‘adopted’ families in need, poker runs and more. It’s a great way for us to work together as a team, stay connected to our community and give back all at the same time!”

All great ideas from great thinkers! Another great way to give back and show your appreciation for your community is to work with your area schools. Most of them are looking for business partners who can help them provide the things they need for the students and staff. It’s a fun way to get to know the teachers, the faculty and the parents and they always appreciate the helping hands so it’s definitely a win-win for everyone! Learn more about this strategy here: Take a Back To School Approach to Prospecting!

So this month, and EVERY month, give thanks for the opportunity before you. As real estate professionals, you are only limited by your own thinking. There are no glass ceilings in this business, no one telling you that your income is capped and your goals are too high. Are there challenges? Most definitely – but challenges make us stronger, push us to try harder, learn more, and fine-tune our skills. Give thanks for those VIPs that make up your book of business and who invited you into their lives and those of their families to help them with one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Treat them well, show them you care and they’ll be a customer for your entire career, sharing their lives, their business and their referrals. Give thanks for your family and friends. They tolerate the often odd hours, pick you up on tough days and celebrate with you during the triumphs. Lastly, give thanks for another day to give back, to work hard, to try again and to make a difference in the world around you.

Here’s a great quote from John Southard to help keep things in perspective: “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” That said, know that we appreciate YOU! Thank you for spending a little time with us today reading this article, for being a client, for doing all that you do. What can we do for you? How can we help? We’re just a phone call away. Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Ready to kick your niche marketing into high gear? Visit www.prospectsplus.com or our blog at blog.prospectsplus.com to learn more great ideas for staying top of mind. There you’ll also find valuable training resources, customer tools and more. Call if you need us at 1.866.405.3638.

Oh – and don’t forget about our contest for an iPad!  As our way of saying thanks — we’re giving away a free iPad, iPod and hundreds in postcard mailings!  Learn more here or visit us at www.facebook.com/prospectsplus — tell us your best story about any of our products and you’ll be in the running to win! 

We’re having SO much fun with our Facebook Fanpage contest and appreciate everyone who’s joined us to participate. (You have to love real estate professionals for some great, FRIENDLY competition!)

Here’s the word “on the streets” so far…

Lizzie Tardo Stroebel:  I have used ProspectsPlus! for several years and LOVE the postcards. I send them for every listing & sale and have had tremendous results! Not only do I get calls from neighbors with nearly every mailing, but have also gotten listings! One of the best realtor tools out there!!

Linda Maia Hadi:  I know how important it is to keep in touch with current and past clients, as well as prospecting regularly for new customers. ProspectsPlus! helps me do it in style and in a timely fashion. When I look at some of the homemade mailings a few of my associates send out – I’m more and more convinced that the money spent on the ProspectsPlus! system is well worth the expense. For every 300 cards I mail, I get at least one new buyer or seller.

Jason Dawson:  ProspectPlus! has made it simple, affordable and automatable to send out my marketing. I showed the system to my title rep who pays for a lot of my marketing materials and she recommend that I stick with ProspectPlus! because of how affordable and the high quality the material is! I’ve used them now for about 6 listings and have had over 200 contacts via phone and through my website! 3 of the sales resulted from my ProspectPlus! marketing efforts!

Amanda Davidson:  I used ProspectsPLUS! to market my most recent listing and sent out 50 cards to neighbors – it’s in a remote area and so far I have had 33 people log on the property’s personal site – that doesn’t include any traffic from the flyers, postcards only. This was my first time using ProspectsPLUS! and I’m thrilled with the results.

Vanessa Reilly:  I’ve been using ProspectsPlus! for several years now and have taken over my farming area of 500 homes. I religiously send at least 1 postcard per month. The positive response has been incredible! I think the best compliment is when I get a referral from my farming area for a totally different neighborhood! They see that I’m selling all the homes around them then save their postcards and tell their friends about me! I LOVE PROSPECTSPLUS! It’s the only print advertising I spend money on because it works… everything else is internet and digital.
Carn Devanko Cahoon:  I have been using Just Listed, Just Sold Cards, along with Post Card Mailings for almost 5 years. This Just Listed card, led, two weeks later to….. this listing, which when it sold, the Just Listed Postcard, led to this listing…. which led to this listing…because of Just Listed, Just Sold Card. All these homes sold in under 40 days.
Jim Hendry:  Having used the mailing postcards has been very beneficial for me breaking into a an area of town I want to be the guru in.

Abelardo Shiraki ProspectPLUS! has allowed me to reach more people and look more professional. I take 1 listing a week and i believe you help me look better in my business.

 

Patti Lambros Mohr:   As a busy mom of three boys and full time realtor, I have appreciated the automated Just Listed and Sold cards. I’ve been sending them for years, with great results!

 

Wayne Zuhl:  ProspectPLUS! has made mailings simple, giving me a plethora of fantastic content to choose from. It’s so amazing when I go door knocking and people know me by name from seeing the things that I send them from ProspectPLUS! Thanks!

 

Jackie Hinz Bartsch:   ProspectsPlus! has made my marketing look sleek, edgy, and professional…but best of all, it saves me TIME!!! Thank You!

 

Charles Isherwood:   I used the Agent to Agent referral flyer “Don’t Gamble With Your Next Referral” at our Sutton National Conference in Las Vegas. Everyone was very impressed 🙂

 

Wow – so many great stories – and so many ways to share your experience!  If you’d like to join in the fun and throw your hat in the ring to win an iPad, iPod or free mailings – just visit our fan page today at www.facebook.com/prospectsplus and tell us YOUR story!

 

Winners will be chosen December 1st – so keep posting and you could be a winner!

 

Want to learn more about these powerful systems?  Contact our marketing team today at 866.405.3638 or visit us online at www.prospectsplus.com/specials.aspx or www.mlsmailings.com

Whoa Boy! 

The Competition is heating up! 

We’re Adding More Customers To the Contest!

We’re inviting the GettingListingsSold customers to the ipad contest party – and they’re GOOD!   Be sure to get in on the win!

How are YOU at handling a little friendly competition? 

All right — fire it up — Take your chance as a  ProspectsPLUS.com MLSmailings.com  or GettingListingsSold.com customer to win one of these terrific prizes!

EASY BREEZY!

Share with us your BEST ProspectsPLUS.com MLSmailings.com  or GettingListingsSold.com experience and enter to win a free iPad of your own!  It’s that simple!

How to Enter:

Tell us your best ProspectsPLUS! or MLSmailings (or both!) experience… 

  • Be as specific as possible
  • Share any statistics you might have
  • Tell us what MLSmailings has done for you in terms of time management
  • Include pictures when possible
  • Rather shoot a video about your experience?  We’ll take that too!
  • More of a podcast person?  Send us an audio file!

Post your comments  on our Facebook Fan page at www.facebook.com/prospectsplus between now and November 30, 2011 to add your entry to the contest.

  • Grand Prize:  Apple iPad ( Apple iPad Tablet (16GB, Wifi or equivalent)
  • 2nd Prize:  $250 in free postcard mailings
  • 3rd Prize:  ipod nano
  • 4th -10th Place Prizes:  $50 in free postcard mailings

The  Prize Winners will be chosen by a panel of five November 30th and announced December 1st.  Questions?  Call Becky Keyt at 800.287.5710  today!

Not yet an MLSmailings customer and want to learn how you can save time, money and ensure your listings are always marketed on time and without you having to do a thing?  Visit www.MLSmailings.com today and sign up!  Use promo code CONTEST to waive the $24.95 set up fee and get started!

Ok – what are you waiting for?  GO POST!  www.facebook.com/prospectsplus

OH — and if you haven’t ordered your Thanksgiving cards yet — we just put up a new one — go see!  Click here or the image below — and don’t forget to use PROMO CODE FALL15 to save 15%!

teacher3Knowledge is power in today’s world.  We’re inviting all of our customers and friends to join us in a virtual think tank this month to share the best practices and strategies you know for thriving in a changing market! 

So come on!  Leave a comment here to share your best THREE success tips for growing your business, maintaining balance in your life, taking care of your customers, saving more, working smarter rather than harder – you tell us — what lessons could we all learn? 

The best part?   EVERYONE’S a WINNER! Share your thoughts and we’ll email you a priority code for 20 FREE Postcards from ProspectsPLUS.com!   We’ll print, address, UV coat and mail them first class on your behalf!  We’ll even provide the mailing list if you like! 

We’ll share everyone’s “back to school” secrets! 

We’ll then choose the best TEACHER post on September 30th to win a FREE ProspectsPLUS! Personal Real Estate Marketing Software package – a $624 value or for our broker and manager friends — a FREE copy of RecruitingPLUS! Real Estate Recruiting Software — a $1424 value! 

Need more information?  Contact Julie today at 866.405.3641 or email me — pmc@prospectsplus.com

Ready?  Set?  Start sharing!