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Happy New Year!

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Renee and Wren Graphics look forward to asssting you with your real estate needs and business development throughout 2016!

Posted on January 1, 2016 at 1:12 am
Renee Roberts | Category: Productivity, Uncategorized, WREN graphics

Need Assistance with your 2016 Calendar Mailings?

Need Assistance with Your 2016 Calendar Mailings?

The clock has fallen back, the election is over and holiday gift catalogues are arriving in the mail each day… that means the new year is nearly upon us and it's time to mail your calendars!

If you need assistance in preparing your calendars for bulk mail, I'm here to help. From creating decorative labels that match your holiday stationary, to stuffing, sealing and then bundling & hauling them away to the bulk mail acceptance unit at the post office, WREN graphics is available to assist with your calendar mailings again this year.

Calendar Mailing Services & Pricing  

If you are planning to prepare all – or just part of your mailings, following are just a few tips that will ease the process:

  • All mail pieces must be identical in weight & content. No personal notes or cards are allowed, however, a computer generated holiday greeting letter is fine.
  • Zip code sort your list before printing your labels. The post office requires FLAT mailings (anything over 3.3 oz.) be zip code sorted & bundled. Having your list printed in zip code order saves a lot of time in this process!
  • Your Return Address is required.
  • Move Update/Address Service is required. In a previous blog post, I have outlined the methods available to use.
  • When labeling your envelopes – place the address label in the lower right hand quadrant of the envelope.
  • If WREN graphics will be mailing your calendars for you, place your envelopes in zip code order from lowest to highest. No sticky notes or dividers are necessary. Then contact Renee 206-395-9736 or email: wrengraphics@gmail.com  to let me know they're ready to be picked up or drop them off at the Windermere Greenwood office!
  • I prepare a calendar mailing at least once per week. If you have less than 50 lbs./200 pcs. I will need to merge your calendars with another mailing of identical size and weight, so this matching may take a few additional days.

If you have any questions, please call or email. I look forward to assisting you!

Renee  206-395-9736  wrengraphics@gmail.com

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Mailing Services, Productivity, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , , , , ,

Happy New Year!!

 

Renee and Wren Graphics looks forward to asssting you with your real estate needs

and business development throughout 2015!

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Productivity, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged

Need Assistance with Your 2015 Calendar Mailings?

Need Assistance with Your 2015 Calendar Mailings?

 

The clock has fallen back, the election is over and holiday gift catalogues are arriving in the mail each day… that means the new year is nearly upon us and it's time to mail your calendars!

 

If you need assistance in preparing your calendars for bulk mail, I'm here to help. From creating decorative labels that match your holiday stationary, to stuffing, sealing and then bundling & hauling them away to the bulk mail acceptance unit at the post office, WREN graphics is available to assist with your calendar mailings again this year.

Calendar Mailing Services & Pricing

If you are planning to prepare all – or just part of your mailings, following are just a few tips that will ease the process:

  1. All mail pieces must be identical in weight & content. No personal notes or cards are allowed, however, a computer generated holiday greeting letter is fine.
  2. Zip code sort your list before printing your labels. The post office requires FLAT mailings (anything over 3.3 oz.) be zip code sorted & bundled. Having your list printed in zip code order saves a lot of time in this process!
  3. Your Return Address is required.
  4. Move Update/Address Service is required. In a previous blog post, I have outlined the methods available to use.
  5. When labeling your envelopes – place the address label in the lower right hand quadrant of the envelope (see image above). 
  6. If WREN graphics will be mailing your calendars for you, place your envelopes in zip code order from lowest to highest. No sticky notes or dividers are necessary. Then contact Renee 206-395-9736 or email: wrengraphics@gmail.com  to let me know they're ready to be picked up or drop them off at the Windermere Greenwood office!
  7. I prepare a calendar mailing at least once per week. If you have less than 50 lbs./200 pcs. I will need to merge your calendars with another mailing of identical size and weight, so this matching may take a few additional days.

 

If you have any questions, please call or email. I look forward to assisting you!

Renee  206-395-9736  wrengraphics@gmail.com

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 9:46 am
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Stay In Touch Marketing Plan

I have a few brokers that are already planning their 2015 Marketing Calendar. We have several office sponsored events planned like our annual Shredding & Electronics Recycling event, Flower & Garden Show ticket give-away, and reminders about our local Greenwood Car Show, and Art Up Chow Down Art Walks. So the calendar fills up fast with opportunities to touch base with our clients. Here's one method of marketing that many of the agents I work with swear by:
 

Stay in Touch Follow-Up System is powerful, proven and simple.
 

Did you know that 93% of homebuyers are satisfied with their agent, however only 11% use them again. Make them remember your name!

  • Full Color Postcards
  • Jumbo Size: 8.5" x 5.5"
  • Pre-printed Message
  • Several Series & Holiday Cards to Choose From
  • Team or Single Agent message layout 
  • Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Professional
 
For more information on ordering this postcard system, please click the image above or contact Renee at 206-395-9736 or visit Stay In Touch System
 
Each month, I coordinate mailing these cards to your clients with space for additional remarks, statistical info or invitations to a coffee date! Let me know if I can help you implement this efficient & easy marketing system to your 2015 Marketing Plan!
 
 
 
Posted on September 8, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Productivity, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , ,

Re-Inspired

Uhhgg. My birthday is coming up and I have less than a month to whittle away clock hours to renew my real estate license in addition to renewing my driver's license, passport and car tabs. 

Every other year, real estate brokers are required by the State Department of Licensing to fulfill 30 hours of required continuing education – otherwise known as clock hours. We are required to refresh our knowledge on the ethics of real estate and core curriculum covering updates and changes in contracts and real estate law so we can represent our buyers and sellers ethically, correctly and professionally.

The rest of the clock hours are elective. And it can be oh, so hard to find interesting courses to take. You know me, I'm a creative. Math, statistics, and financial statements make my eyes gloss over after 15 mintues, No way can I deal with 15 hours of spreadsheets & formulas! And I've taken several financial, short sales/foreclosure, credit and contract courses before. So I look for new courses that pertain to what I actually do in the real estate industry – Marketing. And this part of real estate is constantly evolving as new technology is just at the fingertips of our smartphones and iPads!

I do have to say that Windermere has grasped that technology is what brokers need to know to do our jobs better and more effieciently. I am pleased to see the availability of more classes built around the iPad and Paperless Transactions. The online tools and apps we use are more adaptive, updates and changes happen quickly and it is so refreshing to learn new tips or finding out that something that we've had to create a work-around for is now available within the programs we use. 

By targeting my elective education courses, I not only fulfill my license renewal requirements, but also find inspiration by how other brokers have taken these tools to create custom content to connect with their clients on a personal level to build success into their business.

I know I am benefitting by the annual boost of putting some thought into how I can best educate and prepare myself for today’s real estate market. I feel refreshed and re-inspired to give a needed energy to my business success while supporting my realtor clients with their buyers and sellers!

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Apps, Productivity, Tech, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , , , , ,

High-Income Real Estate Agents Lead the Pack on Technology Use

Technology has been advancing by leaps and bounds in just the last few years, especially relating to the real estate industry. What is your competition doing to stay successful?

Surveying about 1,300 real estate agents, InmanNext found some of the following characteristics common to those who make $100,000 or more per year versus those who make less.

Survey Conducted by InmanNext

This is a great article backed up by great stats by Inman. Technology has made the ability to earn six-figures+ each year consistently easier and with less overhead. Technology aids realtors, their clients, as well as everyone involved in the transaction, from escrow to lenders.

High-income earners reported spending more on marketing and technology. Among middle-income earners, 62.4 percent spend less than $2,500 out of pocket on marketing.

Meanwhile, about 63 percent of high-income agents said they spent $5,000 or more per year out of pocket on marketing. Among the highest-income agents (those making $200,000 or more per year), 42.4 percent spend more than $20,000 per year on marketing.

The survey also outlined some of the differences from high-income to medium-income respondents in consistency of use of Blogging and Social Media sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Google+.

About 39 percent of respondents in the the $30,000 to $50,000 income range reported updating their website or blog once a month. Less than a third updated their site more than a few times a month compared to nearly half of respondents in the $100,000-or-more income range who updated their site at least a few times a week.

High-income agents tend to cultivate their social media channels more than middle-income agents. While 96% of respondents in both income ranges said they belonged to Facebook, just over two-thirds of middle-income respondents reported having between 500 or fewer friends on Facebook, compared with nearly half of high-income agents reporting 500 or more friends on Facebook.

If you are a little skittish of tech or need some assistance with your marketing, give me a call! I’ll be happy to consult with you regarding implementing some of the tools successful real estate agents are using to create effective marketing, consistent contacts, and streamline your business.

 

WREN graphics wrengraphics@gmail.com

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 10:51 am
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