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Postcard got my attention (by Beth [WI]) Jan 18, 2019 9:15 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by Deanna [TX]) Jan 18, 2019 10:01 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by plenty [MO]) Jan 18, 2019 10:11 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by David [MI]) Jan 18, 2019 10:16 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 18, 2019 11:28 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by John... [MI]) Jan 18, 2019 12:01 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 18, 2019 12:33 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by Ken [NY]) Jan 18, 2019 1:13 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by John... [MI]) Jan 18, 2019 2:34 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by Livethedream [AZ]) Jan 18, 2019 2:52 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 18, 2019 6:29 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by S i d [MO]) Jan 19, 2019 4:19 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jan 19, 2019 6:29 AM
       Postcard got my attention (by Lynda [TX]) Jan 19, 2019 8:53 PM
       Postcard got my attention (by Smokowna [MD]) Jan 20, 2019 6:21 AM

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Postcard got my attention (by Beth [WI]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 9:15 AM
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Like many of you, I get mail from investors “wanting to buy my property. Quick close, cash”. I’m not interested in selling especially at a discount. This mail goes straight into the garbage.

However, I received a postcard that REALLY caught my attention. It was a pink postcard with big bold letters of TERMINATION NOTICE on it. That immediately got my attention as I thought something bad was going on at the address of the rental property listed. What was being terminated was the cash offer on the property in one week.

Still not interested in selling but I thought those of you who do postcard mailings might be interested in this.

--47.12.xxx.xx




Postcard got my attention (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 10:01 AM
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Interesting. I'm not interested in giving any business to someone who's not forthright about what they want from the get-go--- relying on a gimmicky thing to grab my attention, and then saying, "Well, this is really about something totally different."

But I can respect that I'm not their target audience. Their target audience is someone who is struggling or needs money to do x, and has an extra house in their pocket that they're wanting to convert into quick cash. They have a problem, and selling their extra house is the first step towards a solution. So I can see how that approach would be very successful. --96.46.xxx.xx




Postcard got my attention (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 10:11 AM
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The one that got my attention was in a window envelope and had a picture of the house! The pic is off the county assessor's sight. --99.203.xx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 10:16 AM
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What got my attention was someone called my wife's cell phone , asking if she wanted to sell a specific property in her name . The strange thing was that we have NEVER used this cell phone number in conjunction with ANY rental. Not in any city paperwork, ads, contractor contacts etc.

Someone clearly went thru some work to find the cell phone after getting the property info --199.247.xx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 11:28 AM
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David,

Google has connected you, her, the property, and phone numbers. I was filling out a small form online and ALL my address info self-filled.

Beth,

Love it! Glad you were not terminated!

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 12:01 PM
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Your address info self-filled because of your browser's local data. Not because it pulled that from any database online.

- John...

--24.180.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 12:33 PM
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Friend of mine like to use FedEx envelopes. Everyone opens those. He saves money by grabbing lots of envelopes at Kinkos, and hand delivering them. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 1:13 PM
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I mail a lot of letters,it is interesting but I don't like the deceptive part of it,not necessary.All the letter can do is get the message in front of them and hope for good timing,when the timing is right and they call it can be a real good deal --72.231.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 2:34 PM
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LofF: "Hand delivering them" how? I mean, if he's actually meeting the people, then why the envelope? Or do you mean he just leaves it in their front door or something? (Note that leaving it in their mailbox is technically illegal -- my local postmaster throws a FIT and threatens legal action if you do that here.)

- John...

--24.180.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Livethedream [AZ]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 2:52 PM
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Someone called the other day wanting to buy my office building since I closed the school. I was like, "Yes! A million dollars!" Nope, they were thinking I'm old and sick and would give it away. Not likley LOL --47.216.xx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 6:29 PM
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I followed up on one of those when I was ready to sell my two four plexes. I sent them the information sheets I had prepared and the asking price and got back NOTHING. Not even a phone call. I have to laugh when they send me one of those telling me that want to buy the Cute Cape Cod. Yeah? Got 200 K? --73.248.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 4:19 AM
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I like it. Maybe include a picture of Ahh-nold on it. For the follow up, you could say, "I'll be bah-ck."

Another strategy I've heard that works well is pictures of dogs...cut smiling ones like labs or golden retrievers. 70% of the people who contact me regarding a rental seem to have dogs.

I heard a presentation that marketing is about creating multiple "touch points" with your target audience, so tap into the dog culture and create a furry, smiling touch-point.

--173.20.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 6:29 AM
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{{{{{{{......Another strategy I've heard that works well is pictures of dogs...........}}}}}}

Jumping wildly off topic, but one of the big apartment buildings in my area uses cute photos of dogs with cute dog sayings for their first picture on Craigslist. Ive always thought that would get their ad opened by tenants who like, want, or have a dog.

I toss those solicitations to buy my property into the garbage. If one arrived with "termination notice" on it, I would be mildly irritated, and toss it in the garbage. However, it must work at some level, since they are paying money to get it mailed. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 8:53 PM
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Brad20K must be right about google(or some entity) making odd connections. I get junk mail and solicitation calls for both my daughters, neither of which have lived at home for the past 15yrs--and neither of them EVER lived at the address I live at now. Somehow an address we had 15 yrs ago is out there connecting us--even tho all addresses and all phone numbers (and even the phones) have changed multiple times since then. (??) --108.87.xx.xxx




Postcard got my attention (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jan 20, 2019 6:21 AM
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Deanna, you could write nothing but bad things about me and I would still enjoy your posts.

"not your target audience". Seems like a good way to address these slimes. I've been really inundated by the calls. I tell the person calling to give me the offer, then I ask why they don't have an offer if they called me. I've bought shacks without ever setting foot inside. We know our neighborhoods don't we? So we should know our prices.

(Ahh, but you see what is happening as I write. Emotions. Whereas your simple statement will say volumes ).

Thanks, Signed Lou King Forward to your next post --96.241.xx.xx



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