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Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My son the attorney/Broker does this & they love him, the school loves him, the parents & the community love him & yes to business coming his way with LOVE too. He even ordered class rings for all the footbal players a first for them. The school lets him post his banners/ads and he does all the school games play by play live. So much good comes out of supporting high schools. It costs until it pays off but it pays especially in you believe in this

Sep 08, 2016 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Ha

I love them to wear a T-shirt says:

"Trust Sam he is a realtor"

 

Sep 08, 2016 08:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I bought uniforms for an eigth grade basketball team. I got no business from those uniforms but I got a courtside seat for the entire season and the joy of giving.

Sep 08, 2016 04:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't done this, but I do write about the local high school footballs games in my blog. I haven't gotten too much response off of my posts, but I love football and love doing the posts. 

Sep 08, 2016 10:26 AM
Rainmaker
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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 have in the past sponsored ads for football teams or help sponsor dance teams and gymnasts. Can't say I ever got anything out of it other than a feel good.

Sep 08, 2016 10:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've not sponsored a team, but I have advertised with full page ads for years for all sports teams at the high school level...plus other clubs that solicit ads from me....always a full page in their programs.....

Sep 08, 2016 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
987,752
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Nah, thought about doing a little league but I would never try to sponor a school event - they get funded by the state anyway

Sep 08, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, I have not.

Sep 08, 2016 09:11 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. The benefits are limited unless you are personally involved with the activities.

Sep 08, 2016 07:56 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, schools are always asking for money from parents, so you do give them more or less you can afford. Depends on the size of a contribution, the school creates banners, adds your names to brochures and honor lists, etc. 

Sep 08, 2016 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have not but I'm sure if it is done with consistency, it can have benefits to your business as well as your reputation within the community.  

Sep 08, 2016 05:39 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

That's a "branding" kind of thing.  Not something you can expect a direct ROI, but still worth it for me to have my name in front of parents

Sep 08, 2016 03:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I haven't but have thought about it.

Sep 08, 2016 02:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lynnea,

It really works well when one the kids is the son or daughter of the realtor.  A

Sep 08, 2016 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I think it's more effective when you have kids on the team or at least at the school. I did when my son was in school but stopped after he graduated.

Sep 08, 2016 01:04 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I haven't - I think it works better if you have kids involved in the sport.

Sep 08, 2016 12:23 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     No, but I know agents who have.  It's like farming... you have to persist, be present (not just put up ads, or get your name on a donor's list). 

    Let us know if you go through with this, and how it turns out!

Sep 08, 2016 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I like to but hard on the budget

Sep 08, 2016 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a school team, but sports schedule and got a couple of calls

Sep 09, 2016 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Lynnea - We sponsor a local high school baseball team, and have a big banner at the field. We do it for market presence, so it's hard to measure specific impact, but stuff like that creates an impression.

Sep 09, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Many years ago we thought about it and instead sponsored the YMCA with a banner. No business resulted directly from it to our knowledge, but it was a matter of 'giving back' to the community.

Sep 09, 2016 06:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  I've never been asked and I'm not sure I would.  Since I work and live where I went to HS, I could only support my HS otherwise it would just be "weird".

Sep 09, 2016 02:49 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. If I did, my intention for doing so would not be tied to promoting my business. If anything came of it fine ... but for that to be the motivating factor ... just feels out of alignment for me. 

Sep 09, 2016 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
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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 haven't, but I know some who have and the response wasn't very good other than the team and their child who was on the team.

Sep 09, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainer
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Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

I wouldn't sponsor a school event myself

Sep 09, 2016 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That would not be a part of my market budget.

Sep 08, 2016 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes and always have a great response..one more thing I do to give back to the community I do business in.

Sep 08, 2016 10:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have sponsored a little league team!

Sep 08, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
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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

no

Sep 08, 2016 09:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Not a HS team, but I've long sponsored local softball teams in my community.  It keeps my name out there & that's always a plus. And the players like the freeze pops that come with being on Agent Brenda's team.  :)

Sep 08, 2016 09:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lynnea Miller - not yet.

Sep 08, 2016 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Sep 08, 2016 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
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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 think I would if I had kids in the school.    If  not, you may not have a chance of getting a deal.

Sep 12, 2016 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes and none.  It is just a way to get our name out there.  Drip drip drip

Sep 09, 2016 03:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that Debbie Laity co-sponsors some events and teams.

Sep 09, 2016 08:24 AM