What other real estate agents are saying
The newsletter provides up to date REINZ sales data, helpful articles and handy hints for home owners relevant to the time of year, puzzles and jokes as well – something for everyone! The newsletter is personalised for me for advertising my website, social media outlets, recent awards and testimonials, along with current listings and recent sales and requires about 15 minutes of input from me each month!
The best thing about this newsletter is Shelley and her ever capable 2IC Rachel. Both are friendly, helpful and extremely efficient – they have consistently provided service above and beyond. Part of my success comes from their support to my business – so in short – they rock!
Another point of contact along with DLEs and newspaper, being someone’s trusted real estate agent before they need me. Also allows me to concentrate on other pressing matters. Takes a weight off my shoulders! I love no one else can advertise the same newsletter in my area!!
Open Door Marketing are always happy for us to supplement their content with our own input to personalise. Their service is always very prompt and we find them extremely friendly and easy to deal with. Using their service is an easy option allowing us more time to do what we are good at, getting out and about listing and selling property. Thank you ODM we look forward to another 7 years.
I delivered these around my new farm area and a couple of people who had no junk mail on their mailboxes were requesting I drop one in every month. I’m liking the fact that I can get this out monthly which gives me more consistency plus DLE or appraisal letter in between each issue.
...Well, response has been overwhelming - nearly everybody recognises my name and most read the newsletter. They all enjoy it and ask that I continue sending it (have been able to get several more email addresses for my database). The biggest comments were how much they enjoy the jokes and how informative and friendly the newsletter is, without it being a boring real estate newsletter. CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you are getting new business (enough new business that I can suddenly get free newsletters - ha ha ha).
The benefits are that my name is out there regularly, without any hard work on my behalf. It gives me an excuse to talk to people, asking if they received it. It makes me feel good about doing regular advertising – it helps my confidence, and reduces my guilt. One person phoned to say they were the new people living in a house that the newsletter was being posted to, but asked if my database could be altered to include their name so they could continue receiving the newsletter, which they enjoy.
I am too greedy to recommend this to local agents – I want this outstanding opportunity all to myself. But to agents out of area who want to look professional, I would say it is one of the best forms of advertising I have found in my 20 years in real estate.
The Downright Brilliant Newsletter is definitely an added bonus to my business. Regular contact means people remember to call me when they, or someone they know, are thinking of selling.
The quality of the newsletters and other articles I have asked for is always consistent and I have had many comments from recipients of my newsletter as to how good they are. Everyone loves the jokes! I can highly recommend Open Door Marketing to anyone that is need of the services offered by them.
“Hi my name's Dave, I receive your newsletter. I've been looking around and I've decided I want to talk to you about selling my house.” - Text message from vendor in a farm area
Question to vendor: "What made you chose him as your agent?" Vendor response: “Oh he put a chatty newsletter in my letterbox that was different to everyone else’s flyers. I kind of felt like I knew him, almost like he was part of the community. So I thought, oh yeah, I’ll give him a call.”
“I've kept every one of your newsletters for the last several years. Can you sell my house?” - Vendor
“By far the best mail out from an agent thus far! Well done.” - Vendor
"Congratulations on such a newsy & professional letter." - Vendor
“I recognise you - you’re the guy who does the local newsletter every month.” - Stranger in the supermarket (reported by multiple Open Door Marketing clients).