Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good grief, is all I can say, Carol. I have not seen this, but then again I don't subscribe to much but Vanity Fair... and I don't think they are giving up their covers for ads.

Jun 01, 2016 12:56 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Ew. I hope not. Is nothing elegant any more?

Jun 01, 2016 12:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

 no, I haven't seen that yet.... that would turn me off to that magazine...

Jun 01, 2016 12:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Felt the same way tuning into the race last Sunday. Most of the time it was a split screen. The small one was the race and the big one was a constant flury of ads. It was a turn off, so I turned it off!

Jun 01, 2016 01:54 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I hope not, but it is probably a new trend since it seems to have caught your attention 

Jun 01, 2016 12:54 AM
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Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

The NBA just signed an endorsement deal that will allow companies to buy space on their jersey's... anything is possible!  

Everything is going to look like a Nascar jacket!

Jun 01, 2016 12:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have a local magazine that comes through the mail, and it is that way. It is one of those things that are tossed into the recycle bin, as I sort through my mail.  A

Jun 01, 2016 12:31 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I do not suscribe to any magazines, but it can easily backfire

Jun 01, 2016 12:25 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Jun 01, 2016 10:01 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've been getting them for years

Jun 01, 2016 09:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Carol Williams - the magazines that give prominence to other brand than their own - may not last long - just my two cents.

Jun 01, 2016 04:02 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Magazines are not selling in the numbers they once did. Ads on the cover won't help change the downward trend. 

Jun 01, 2016 03:55 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I used to take butterflies and blooms because it had NO ads.  When they caved, I didn't renew.  Haven't read a magazine in years.

Jun 01, 2016 03:51 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have not seen that yet but it would definitely put me off.

 

Jun 01, 2016 03:41 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yes and I don't like it

Jun 01, 2016 01:03 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't seen this yet. 

Jun 01, 2016 11:30 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I use AdBlockers on the internet.  I threw away the TV sets, largely because of all the advertisements.  Magazines like that will go in the round file.

Jun 01, 2016 09:40 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I hope not!!

Jun 01, 2016 09:15 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If there is a buyer for the add, then it will be produced wherever the buyer wants it.

Jun 01, 2016 08:22 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow that is a new one, I think

Jun 01, 2016 08:20 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

1) No.

2) I don't know.

Jun 01, 2016 07:19 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I hope not.

Jun 01, 2016 06:29 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 have not seen this in anything but the coupon magazines/books that are in my mailbox.

Jun 01, 2016 05:44 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Old school advertising works but for how long, where, when and why. The Internet, smart phones etc. are crowding into everything successfully

Jun 01, 2016 03:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Carol Williams Magazine covers are filled now with advertising what is inside of the magazine. Advertising commercial products would even take up more space. Don't advertisers have enough ads and inserts inside of the magazines?

Jun 01, 2016 03:21 AM
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Scott Lawson
America's Home loans - Santa Rosa, Petaluma Mortgage Broker - Santa Rosa, CA
Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, refinance or purchase

What's a magazine???

Jun 01, 2016 03:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My latest edition of Men's Health did that with Listerine.  Had to do a double take to see what was going on.

Jun 01, 2016 03:08 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not unheard of

Jun 01, 2016 02:42 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have not seen one like that other than real estate magazines.

Jun 01, 2016 02:25 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No ... I have not seen it yet.  I question how effective it will be. 

Jun 01, 2016 02:22 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No, but it sounds tacky. 

Jun 01, 2016 01:26 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've seen a few. Advertising makes money!

Jun 01, 2016 12:54 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Magazines are struggling and the ads are the only thing keeping them going. I guess they are trying to use every possible place to get a better return.

Nov 19, 2016 07:53 AM