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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I have stockpiled the Forever Stamps for every occasion Fred! Guess it may impact me financially further on...

Jul 24, 2021 05:21 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No it won't affect my Direct Mail Marketing. I'm getting decent results so will keep doing it.

Jul 24, 2021 04:19 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Direct Mail was an expensive proposition in Canada years ago but now it is even worse at $1.21 per piece (including the 13% tax)   Crazy !!  When I did direct mailing once upon a time, it was cheaper to pay a kid with a wagon and it was more accurate & efficient! 

 

Jul 24, 2021 04:05 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, the cost of postage is still pretty cheap the way we do it.... on the rare time we do mailings.

Jul 24, 2021 05:41 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope, just a bigger tax deduction

and the band plays on.

Jul 24, 2021 05:00 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope I won't stop the mailing. Wonder if the increased cost will mean better service?

Jul 24, 2021 03:26 PM
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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

No problem whatsoever, direct mail works, it's a writeoff and USPS is still the best deal around! 

Jul 24, 2021 03:19 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I did not know this - thanks for the heads-up.

It will not affect my mailing. 

I have hundreds of Forever Stamps.  

Jul 24, 2021 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I had not heard that, and thus far I have plenty of stamps.  Whatever, the hike is, I would not stop from marketing mail if that brings in results.  A

Jul 24, 2021 02:43 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

When and if I start a mailing campaign, which I should and which I keep telling myself that I am going to do, the cost of postage will be just part of the overall cost and not a deal breaker.

Jul 24, 2021 08:49 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate higher cost of stamps will not affect me. Thank you for the update.

Jul 24, 2021 05:24 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

no it won't

Jul 24, 2021 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, it won't. 

Jul 25, 2021 05:02 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It will not affect me since I am retired. But if active, my answer would be the same as Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets

Jul 25, 2021 04:44 AM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It will have no impact on my business mailings. Recently when I was cleaning out my office I found several rolls of Forever Stamps that I bought years ago and put in a "safe" place so that was a nice surprise.

 

Jul 25, 2021 11:22 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Probably not. Interesting how volume goes down and rates go up

Jul 25, 2021 07:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

When I checked last time the bulk mail did not go up at all. Will have to see with this go around.

Jul 25, 2021 06:11 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

It will reinforce the negative things I have to say about the USPS but it won't stop my utilization of it... 

Jul 25, 2021 06:58 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It is to fund those pensions this cost increase is...Email continues to chase the post office into oblivion 

Jul 25, 2021 05:55 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Thanks for sharing, and yes it will get more expensive 

Jul 24, 2021 05:39 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

No after being in the business as long as I have a few more cents is not a big deal.

Jul 25, 2021 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for your alert. We will purchase more stamps.

  • The rate for a First Class Mail Letter (1 oz.) for postage purchased at the Post Office will increase 3 cents to $0.58 from $0.55. Each additional ounce for First Class Mail will cost $0.20, no change from the January through July 2021 period.
Jul 26, 2021 08:42 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

It's still the least expensive cost to mail something so probably not.

Jul 26, 2021 07:38 AM
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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 heard that too Fred, and bought some extra rolls.

Jul 26, 2021 06:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Nancy wll have run up a 15 Trillion dollar national debt before she's done.
Maybe they will collect from the taxpayer one stamp at a time.
Everything is going to cust more.
Watch the narrative from Washington refer to inflation as everthing but inflation. 
Will it affect my marketing and mailing?  No.
But I won't like it.

Jul 26, 2021 05:18 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Currently we only send out cards to expired, however we do plan to step it up in the fall with a few targeted farming areas.

The article does not specify what they will be going up to, do you know how much bulk and first class postcards will be going up to?

Jul 25, 2021 05:30 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

rarely mail anything.

Jul 25, 2021 03:23 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The cost of stamps is one of the lowest expenses in my career so the rise in the price has no affect on my marketing plans now or into the future.

Jul 25, 2021 02:28 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Just a cost of doing business. Annoying for sure, but it would not impact my marketing plans if direct mail was a part of it. My biz is different, but I have found very high ROI on email so I keep doing and improving that. I keep trying to grow my list, even though that means paying more by month.

 

The paypal rate  increase on 8/2 will impact me more...I think an extra $150/month, but again a cost of doing business expense.  I'll just need sell some more books...and I can do that by growing my email list.  I wish I had started that list a bit sooner.

Jul 29, 2021 05:55 AM