Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I used to use a laptop, but found people like paper--they like to see it, touch it, slip back and forth on items of interest to them. A thorough paper presentation provides a sense of solidity, I've found.

Mar 11, 2015 08:57 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I now use a printed presentation and also bring my ipad along for additional visuals. The printed presentation I like to leave with the seller. I get good feedback that they think they are getting something.

Mar 12, 2015 10:13 AM
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Mari Armstrong
ArmsLink Realty - Murrells Inlet, SC
Offering You Honesty, Sincerity and Integrity

I print out a nice color presentation for my clients. I've found they like to have something to hang onto and refer back to after I leave. But I also use my chromebook while meeting with them.

Mar 11, 2015 11:29 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
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I have my iPad and Macbook Pro.

Mar 04, 2018 08:55 PM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I am considering using an on-line presentation. I am getting quite a few "seller suspects" who will ask for their home's value without giving me the listing appointment. The on-line presentation will allow me to show off what I can do on-line with their listing.  My on-line presentation will allow me to link to my web presence, my websites and my tours and flyers. My main "claim to fame" is my on-line marketing. I cannot do a good job of showing that off in a listing appointment.

Hopefully, the on-line presentation will give me the chance for me to get the appointment. I do not want to stick my neck out and deliver a paper proposal until I have seen their home and had a thorough discussion of their needs.

Mar 12, 2015 10:28 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I only used the iPad once for a listing presentation.

Mar 12, 2015 12:04 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Regardless of whether we choose to go with a print presentation or stay mostly verbal, we always set aside time to show clients what their home will look like on the Internet if they list with us.  That approach works almost every time.

Mar 11, 2015 01:42 PM
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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 have a paper presentation that I leave with the seller so they have NO DOUBT what to expect throughout the transaction, and also a net sheet. 

Mar 11, 2015 10:19 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Honestly, I try not to use either. I do the conversation eye to eye, and then offert them a listing packet to back up what I have told the seller. They can then review it after I leave.

Mar 11, 2015 08:04 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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Paper and pen.  Mot of my clients would be scared off otherwise.

Mar 11, 2015 08:00 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I BRING a lap top with a knock your socks off power point presentation GUARANTEED to convert strangers into raging advocates.

However, when the home owner is given the choice, they ALWAYS choose the 25 minute presentation that comes with the blue folder in my other hand. What appears to be a less formal (it is not) presentation, builds trust more quickly.

Mar 11, 2015 07:24 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 use a paper presentation with an IPad for backup information.

Mar 11, 2015 06:52 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Frank,

All our good ways of doing it.  It depends on the marketplace and the seller you are presenting to, I would have both with me to show that I am conversant with the latest and greatest. 

Mar 11, 2015 06:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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None of these, most of it comes straight from me.

Dec 12, 2019 07:55 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Laptop.

Jul 20, 2018 11:10 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have used a laptop as well as paper.  Looking to make a few changes.

Jun 08, 2017 09:35 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It depends to some extent on the property and the seller, and whether I am competing or just having the conversation before listing with a referral. More and more I am using paper, with videos, photos and websites shown on my ipad. I think it's important for sellers to see how their homes will look online, etc.

Mar 18, 2016 10:58 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Use both ...the ipad for photos and hard copy for the sellers to keep and perhaps write notes.

Mar 28, 2015 11:39 AM
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Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

I use a printed presentation if it's a new prospect, with the iPad on hand to show any particular visuals (like staging examples). Better is when I use neither - a past client or a referral where the call is just "can you come over and list my house?" I love those!

Mar 17, 2015 10:58 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Both...it really depends who I am dealing with. I have found that millenials prefer all the modern gadgets. To show them that I am familiar with the latest technology...I usually utilize Ipad.  For sellers who are a little older, I prefer to use paper listing presentations. But it all depends on the sellers wants and needs. I always leave behind a colored hard copy to show my professionalism.

Mar 17, 2015 02:13 AM
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Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
Professional Real Estate

I have to agree with David Barr.  Have one ready to go but I rarely go down that path anymore,  I sit with people.  I listen and I adress their needs.  Truly this is what people are looking for

Mar 17, 2015 12:00 AM
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Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I print out a nice colored presentation that I leave with the sellers.  They usually comment that they like them.

Mar 16, 2015 03:19 PM
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Ashley Alred
Pullman, WA

I don't...I like the good old fashened paper. However, I'm thinking of going digital. 

Mar 15, 2015 02:24 AM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

It definitely depends on the generation I am speaking to.  It is very important to pay close attention to your prospective client.  So to answer your question, all 3.

If the presentation is on an electronic device, I do bring some additonal visuals that can be handed to them.

Mar 14, 2015 06:31 AM
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Melanie Cameron
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Wilmington, NC
The Cameron Team

iPad. I find clients like to know that I'm up on the latest technology and will use it to help sell their homes.

Mar 12, 2015 11:33 PM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Frank Rubi, MBA -- I plan to make a landing page that will be custom written with the things I want to show as examples. I will pick out some of my best virtual tours. I also plan to highlight examples of my listings and show off the lead capture features. I am abitious and trying to shift into better neighborhoods. I am a listing specialist but I feel I have to show results with Buyers, as well.

I want to use the listing appointment as a "listening appointment."

Mar 12, 2015 02:38 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I have my laptop, tablet and ipad with me.

Rarely I need to use any of them, though!

Mar 12, 2015 02:24 PM
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Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Eye to eye...I want their eyes on me so I can build trust faster...I sit down and just have a conversation with occasional printed referrals to make a point...I stopped using my iPad for this when I discovered that they were transfixed on the screen and after about one hour their eyes were glazed and giving me ..we will think about it routine

I had a few listing presentations before....don't use ipad or laptop

 

Mar 12, 2015 11:29 AM
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Marie Story
Coldwell Banker - Pinecrest (Miami) - Pinecrest, FL
Broker Associate, Pinecrest (Miami) Specialist

I use a laptop with a very nice PP Presentation.  Hard to beat that nice big bright crisp screen.

Mar 12, 2015 11:15 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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John, that's an interesting point you bring out. What software are you considering?

Mar 12, 2015 10:30 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

People still seem to want something left with them to go over. So I'm still using paper.

Mar 12, 2015 08:47 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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To All thanks for the pro and cons of the question on Listing Presentation. I do believe paper and the ability to leave behind is most helpful for the customer.

THANK YOU 

Mar 12, 2015 12:15 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I take my laptop. I need to get a new tablet and that purchase will have to wait. 

Mar 11, 2015 03:36 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually electronic unless I know the clients are more comfortable with low tech. Then I take out the paper.

Mar 11, 2015 02:31 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I usually use paper because an ipad is to small for everyone to gather around, and if the ipad is not sitting just so there is a glow on it and no one may be able to see it.

Mar 11, 2015 01:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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It totally depends on the client.  I cater to the individual and can do either or both.

Mar 11, 2015 12:45 PM
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Audrey Black Maine
Mount Dora, FL

I have both. I decide which one to use depending on my audience. If the customer seems more old school, I will use the listing binder  I have ...if they're younger changes are they are into technology so I will use the Ipad. 

Mar 11, 2015 11:07 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

My listing presentation has evolved into a conversation with the seller about their plans giving g them an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.  I do bring a printed CMA and some other information.

Mar 11, 2015 10:54 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I use paper, and I always leave it with the prospective clients so that they have it to ponder over if they do not sign with me at the presentation. I welcome the sellers to speak with other agents, and I think my presentation will shine relative to the others.

Mar 11, 2015 10:52 AM
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
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Chief cook always uses a laptop presentation followed with a paper presentation at the end.

Mar 11, 2015 08:38 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Cindy, I like your style. Keep it simple and most people like that. It a lot for the consumer to understand. We do this everyday. Sometimes I think we go to fast.

Mar 11, 2015 08:08 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Vern, I feel that way when I just trying to show the client pictures of the listings.

Mar 11, 2015 08:03 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Ron and Alexandria yes it is what you and your clients are comfortable with.

Mar 11, 2015 07:38 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Gabe were from the same era paper and a cup of coffee and a visit.

Mar 11, 2015 07:38 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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Annette yes I have seen those Power Points presentation. They are very nice.

Mar 11, 2015 07:37 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
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I'm still with the paper and Grey folder. This is because the way I have done it for years.

Mar 11, 2015 07:36 AM