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Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cindy Dudley now that's a great idea! I may 'steal' it.....

Jan 12, 2015 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,852,593
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do both, wish Happy Birthday on Facebook (if we are "friends") and send a postcard handwritten to wish them a wonderful day.  

Jan 12, 2015 11:14 AM
Rainmaker
909,338
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, and I would never post anyones birth date on facebook due to so many cases of identity theft these days.

Jan 12, 2015 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debra Peters you are right - I know some people do not like Facebook. However, any other way we can wish them a Happy Birthday is in the direction of building a great relationship.

Jan 12, 2015 04:59 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gabe Sanders now that's a great practice. (In fact, it's one of the 33 touch you can have with your past clients)

Jan 12, 2015 04:58 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Some I do.

Sep 06, 2019 11:55 PM
Rainer
279,878
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

You do, Praful.

May 23, 2018 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
630,251
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I don't.

Jan 13, 2018 09:47 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do sometimes and think this is a really nice way to connect. I also send a FB birthday wish.

Sep 15, 2016 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

No Praful but that is a very good ldea. Great question

Jan 13, 2015 12:08 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Depending on the client, I will send an actual birthday card or an e-card from Jacquie Lawson directly or to their Facebook page. I rarely call howerver unless I'm very close to that client.

Jan 12, 2015 10:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,916
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not connect with clients on FB, unless they ask me too.......

I send a card. It is nice to follow up or receive a thanks call back.

Jan 12, 2015 06:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joan Cox sending handwritten post card is the best, I am sure.

Jan 12, 2015 01:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence now that's a balance answer - act as needed. Like the approach.

Jan 12, 2015 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debra Peters this was in case if we know their birthdays on Facebook. Otherwise, yes, we should keep their information confidential.

Jan 12, 2015 01:28 PM
Rainer
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Cindy Dudley
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

I have an agent friend who sends dollar scratch lottery tickets with a note that says "hope you get lucky on your birthday"...or something along those lines.  She always get good feedback.  I think its cute and have done it a couple of times with really close clients.

Jan 12, 2015 10:40 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - I do understand the apprehansion you have for this. To best of my knowledge, wishing a birthday on someone's page - which is known to the world anyways - should be fine. Otherwise, sending private message works.

(We should post on Facebook if and only if they have their birthday published on FB.)

Jan 12, 2015 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmmm, yes and NO.

THOSE who use FACEBOOK realize you did not remember, but FACEBOOK did and reminded you....along with 7, 311 other friends.

So, I get notified the month before. At my convenience, I'm 1st with the 'You've got a birthday coming up" message. 

Your Bday is in 17 days. When you are with your buds celebrating I want you to use this "......." and understand friends are forever even if they can not be forever present.  Know anyone that looking to move?  Well maybe not that last sentence.

Jan 12, 2015 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
90,543
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Jeff Pearl,  Praful Thakkar  I will only acknowledge a birthday if they give me the information.  Unless I personally know them, I would never ask for birthdate because identity theft issues are a huge concern.  I certainly wouldn't want to alarm a potential or current client since there is no reason a listing agent needs that information. 

Jan 12, 2015 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I will try and call personally on their birthdays.  Occasionally I'll send a card or email.

Jan 12, 2015 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
90,543
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Unless I know my clients extremely well, I do not usually discuss their birthdays.  For those I know well, I will call, send a card, email or text them Happy Birthday.

Many people I know do not use Facebook and I am not checking Facebook everyday.  With all of the social networking going on, I would never to get to list homes.

Jan 12, 2015 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Cindy Davis I like the way you put it for Facebook - an informal touch!

Jan 12, 2015 03:54 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I am using facebook for keeping up withy past clients, birthdays, touching base, etc. It's got a nice informal touch to it.

Jan 12, 2015 03:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

One thing I make sure is - that I am connected with them on Facebook. Easy to remember to wish Happy Birthday on Facebook. Also, who are closer to me, I text them and call them.

Email? Birthday Cards? Never tried - feels like old school!

What about you?

Jan 12, 2015 03:35 AM