Jen N

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

bench ads are covered when someone sits on the bench.... that's a waste...it's an ego trip...

Apr 24, 2015 10:00 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jen - I have known an agent or two that has tried this in the past, along with ads on shopping carts, or the stick that goes between orders at the grocery store.  None of them have ever renewed the opportunity; it may seem like a great place to advertise according to the (paid) sales person offering it, but doesn't seem to connect with buyers.  Kind of like the idea of putting min-real estate offices in the grocery store for the repetitive exposure... not sure if anyone is still doing it, but I never heard of any real success with it. 

Best of luck whatever you decide...

Apr 24, 2015 11:57 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

In our area few take public transportation.

Popular one is giant poster by highway... Wonder how much it costs a year.

Apr 24, 2015 11:32 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jan 

It depends on the marketplace, personally, I would not want someone leaning on our picture...personal preference!  A

Apr 24, 2015 07:56 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

Bench ads can work if you use them creatively.  And, they can be a great place to sit!  

Apr 24, 2015 06:45 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Depends.

Apr 29, 2018 08:01 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Barbara nailed this one!

Oct 06, 2017 01:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't think they have much value especially when someone is sitting on them.

Oct 08, 2016 12:38 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jen. A couple of my Realtor referral partners do them and are always complaining, that it wasn't worth the expense.

Make it a great weekend!

Apr 24, 2015 09:13 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't think that the people selling these ads are trying to help our business. I have done radio ads and shopping carts- wish I had the money back from all of those. I don't think one to many marketing is particularly effective when there are thousands of realtors out there- 

Apr 24, 2015 08:52 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Jen -- probably depends on the market.  I've never used them.  

Apr 24, 2015 06:39 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Jen, I have not placed ads on benches. Good question!

Apr 24, 2015 01:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jen N - never done and will not do it, either. At least that's not so popular in our area.

Apr 24, 2015 01:05 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I never like ads that don't target, but in a way I guess bench ads do target, just not what I want.

Apr 24, 2015 12:29 PM
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Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

I've done them but have never had much success from them. So, I would say they are a relatively low rate of return in my area.

Apr 24, 2015 10:56 AM
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Chris Locke
Acton, CA

What is the cost of a bench ad?  Anybody do it recenlty?  What was the cost?  How long did the ad run?

Apr 24, 2015 10:12 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Doubtful. Reminds me of the shopping cart ads. Every agent that I know who paid for the shopping cart ads said they wished they hadn't wasted their money.

Apr 24, 2015 08:26 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

I personally do not think so. 

Apr 24, 2015 07:57 AM