Just like the sport itself, distributing football schedules requires strategy, face-to-face contact and a little legwork.
So to help you get the most out of your marketing, we've come up with a list of creative ways to get your shiny new schedules in all the right hands.
1. One of the best ways to distribute schedules is at high school football games. Here, you'll have endless opportunity to meet parents and other potential clients. Plus, when your schedule features local teams, you're offering them a product of true interest.
2. Leave a stack at sports bars, takeout restaurants and popular post-game hangouts. You'll catch fans when they have football on the brain! Most local business owners are more than happy to display schedules by their cash register or on the bar.
3. Post a photo to your Facebook page. Post a photo of your schedules to your social media accounts, and ask followers to contact you if they'd like one. If your post isn't reaching that many people, boost it to those who live in your area and are interested in the teams featured on the schedule.
4. Give some to your friends and family. They're your biggest supporters, so don't be shy about asking for help. Mom, Dad, Uncle Bob and your little brother can distribute your schedules while they're out and about.
5. Let us mail them for you. No time to distribute schedules yourself? We completely understand. From stuffing and sealing to addressing and shipping your envelopes, we'll mail your schedules to your list. And if you don't have a large mailing list or just want some fresh contacts, we can help with that, too.
Does the thought of organizing an open house overwhelm you? After all, you need it to be highly effective.
It must generate leads, gain insightful feedback, increase neighborhood awareness and (ultimately) sell the home.
If you're unsure where to begin, here's the easy button: the Open House Mastery Kit. Exclusive to Magnets USA, this complete open house system welcomes guests into the home, garners feedback from them and helps you follow up with prospective clients and buyers.
Agent-tested and approved, this all-in-one kit offers all the tools you need for a successful open house, including carefully worded surveys, signage to place around the home and follow-up thank-you cards.
To learn more about the Open House Mastery Kit and to watch a video, visit our website.
5 expert tips on hosting a successful open house
Infinity Stainless Steel Soap is a kitchen must-have that removes foul cooking odors — like fish, garlic and onion — from your hands. Both sides can be engraved for a gift that really stands out.
While Stainless Steel Soap makes a great referral or employee appreciation gift, the gifting possibilities don't stop there.
Here are some of our favorite ideas:
As pop-by gifts
We love this idea from one of our very first Stainless Steel Soap customers: Package each soap with a favorite recipe and a small bag of onions. This idea is especially meaningful and fun around the holidays.
As stocking stuffers
This Christmas, give the cooks in your family a gift they'll use all year. Engrave each soap with a sweet holiday message, the year or your family name.
As teacher appreciation gifts
Score top marks with your child's teachers by giving them a unique thank-you gift. Earn extra credit by engraving each soap with the school year and a message like "Thanks for making a difference."
As wedding or bridal shower gifts
Help the happy couple start their new chapter with a unique and lasting gift. Pair their soap — engraved with their new last name and wedding date — with a recipe book or a set of cutlery from our LifeLong Gifts shop.
Have another idea? Let us know, and we might feature it!
Offering a positive client experience is so important that we thought we'd share this post again! How are you doing so far this year? Are your clients getting the attention they deserve?
They might not say it, but your clients want to feel like they’re the only ones you’re working with. By making sure they have an unmatched client experience, you’re setting yourself up for more referrals and radiant reviews. It’s a total win-win.
Here are some easy ways (that go a long way) to show you care about your clients:
Before they’re your client
While they’re your client
After they’re your client
When it comes to growing your business, lead generation is king. It's so vital, in fact, that successful real estate agents dedicate a portion of each day to developing new leads.
One way we help agents capture great leads is through our targeted mailing list service. With this lead-generation service, you can feel good knowing your marketing pieces are going to people who fit demographics you define. Qualifiers like zip code, radius and location type (residential addresses, apartments or businesses) all work to fill your list with credible, promising prospects.
This service is our solution to anyone wanting to quickly and effectively grow their mailing list. It's ideal for new agents, or those wishing to reach a new audience.
Currently, we offer a 500-name list for just $49. If you were to land even one of those names as a client, wouldn't it be worth the small investment?
Once you have your list (turnaround time is typically one business day), you can start marketing right away. This time of year, we recommend promoting yourself with magnetic football schedules, which boast a six-month marketing life and designs that make you feel like you're right there in the stadium.
Most important, though, football schedules work.
"My partner and I having been using the college football schedules featuring the schools in our region with the most interest," says John O., an agent in Holland, Ohio. "Last year we tracked six sales directly from this promotion. We’ve achieved sales and referrals every year we distribute them."
If your go-to closing gift (wine and gift cards sound familiar?) isn't resulting in referrals and conversation, it's time to say goodbye. Here's why they aren't working for you and what we recommend instead.
Engraved cutlery from LifeLong Gifts! When it comes to choosing a perfect closing gift, we believe our collection of premium forged cutlery is ideal for any client and any type of closing.
Many of our best-selling products — including Year-at-a-Glance Calendars and Football Schedules — are available as Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) formats.
EDDM is an effective, affordable way to canvas an entire area, and their extra-large size, bright design and helpful content command attention.
Postage can be as low as 18.3 cents per piece, no envelopes are required and there's no need to buy a mailing list. With EDDM, you can easily reach leads in nearby neighborhoods without knowing any names or street addresses. It's awesome!
Simply identify the delivery routes you want to reach and drop your mailing at your local post office. From there, they'll be delivered to active addresses in your designated area.
So if you've never marketed with an EDDM product, you might find them worth the small investment.
To get started, give us a call at 1.800.869.7562 or email us. We'll help you select your target areas and determine your quantity.
*Every Door Direct Mail is a registered trademark of the United States Postal Service.
When it comes to great product personalization, we believe in keeping it simple. Why? Simply put, simple is better.
That's why we recommend our exclusive Billboard Personalization style. This is a modern, clutter-free way to feature your logo, contact information and portrait. By only highlighting the essentials, your business has room to breath — and shine!
When you market with a fresh, clean look, you're telling clients and prospects that working with you is a smooth, hassle-free experience.
So what does your current business card say about you? Is it cluttered with every piece of contact information? Fax number? Check. Website? Check. Cell phone number? Check. Office phone number? Check. Email address? Check and check.
To most, this is information overload and might actually steer them away. Make it very clear for people to get in touch with you by narrowing it down to their two best bets, like your email address and phone number.
So how do you create a product with Billboard Personalization? You can either let our in-house, professional designers do it for you, or upload an already-designed image to Build-It. But unless you are very design-savvy , or have hired a designer, letting us do it for you is the best and easiest option.
If you're ready to create your best-looking marketing piece ever, start by choosing one of this month's featured products.
One of the most important jobs of a real estate agent is to prove you're a community expert. But with so many agents in one city, this can also one of the hardest jobs.
If you're not sure where to start, try pinning down your "specialty." Maybe you love spending time outdoors. Maybe you have a passion for local food, art or music. Whatever the case, use that as a guide for the eight suggestions below:
If you’ve considered foregoing a spring mailing because of cost, hear this: It might cost you more by not doing one — especially in this peak buying and selling season.
When you don’t market, you risk losing:
That's why we carefully design magnetic marketing products that work to gain referrals and keep your name in front of clients year-round.
No time to mail your marketing? We can do it for you.
That’s right. We’ll stuff, seal and send everything to your clients in a nice, neat package. Our inexpensive Easy Mail service will be worth a fortune in the amount of time you get to spend on more important aspects of your business.
Need a 12-month marketing plan, but no time to create one?
We recommend sending at least four marketing items each year. But which products are right for you? We'll help you create a plan that will fit the bill and keep you in front of your clients. You’ll soon see your database increase with referrals and sales.
Ready to start your best year yet? Call us at 800-869-7562.