Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate    209-404-0816)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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I like New Year's card,  I think this is a good idea.  A

Nov 09, 2021 09:23 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I think you might have something there Jim. It would be nice to receive a card at Thanksgiving. I'm sure it would be more memorable than Christmas.

Nov 09, 2021 06:27 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanksgiving cards are a good idea if you include a hand written personal message.

Nov 09, 2021 06:08 PM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
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A long time ago, I worked for a charity that sent out Thanksgiving cards to the donors, volunteers, etc.  I thought it was nicer and more appropriate than a Christmas card.  

Nov 09, 2021 07:22 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Send me a turkey for Thanksgiving, Jim.  That will really stand out!

 

To your question, yes, choose some other holiday.  Christmas cards get buried in the pile.

Nov 10, 2021 06:00 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I write my Christmas cards out on Thanksgiving weekend, does that count?

Nov 10, 2021 04:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I diid years ago until it became popular, then switched to St. Patrick's day.

Nov 10, 2021 04:01 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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It has been said that we should be sending cards for just about every occasion throughout the year but I have always only sent out calendars at the end of the year, usually right after Thanksgiving.

Nov 10, 2021 04:24 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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I send out Christmas cards after Thanksgiving. I give out pies for Thanksgiving. Once October and Halloween hit it seems people are in full holiday mode. They're shopping, getting tons of magazines in the mail, etc. A decade or so ago you might have been able to sneak a card in without all the other junk mail but now it is difficult to do that. Much success to you!

Nov 10, 2021 06:00 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Finding what works best for you is good.  Sometimes that is quickly found and other times that's not the case.  

Nov 10, 2021 03:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've never been a fan of sending cards.

Nov 09, 2021 10:21 PM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I do a lot of mailings to friends and past clients.

Nov 10, 2021 05:47 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Yes to your thinking however the idea of a Holiday where you give thanks while pleasurable makes one realize to give thanks daily and not just once a year. Even the idea of "pilgrims" is becoming distant...

Nov 10, 2021 05:30 AM
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Bob Crane
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Many people do that.

Nov 09, 2021 11:40 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Good idea for Thanksgiving cards, Jim Patton. I little out of the box but just enought to get noticed.

Nov 10, 2021 06:57 AM
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Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
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I used to send both but now only send e-cards to previous clients and I get MANY thank you's in return because I use the animated ones from Jacquie Lawson.

Enjoy your day!

Nov 10, 2021 06:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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For many years, I have done both. 

 

The past few years, I sent Happy New Year cards.  I am doing the same this year. I always include a little something and a handwritten personal note. All envelopes are hand addressed as well. 

I've already started the process. The goal is to complete 10 cards per day. 

Nov 10, 2021 08:32 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Gratitude sent on a gratitude focused holiday is always a good idea; Buffini & Company has had us doing unique things like that for decades: Thanksgiving, New Years, Veteran's Day, etc.

Nov 10, 2021 07:50 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
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I do both and think either one is appropriate Jim!

Nov 10, 2021 06:55 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
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Not a fan. I did think that a New Years card that Ron and Alexandra Seigel mentioned was different. I can't remember ever getting one.

Nov 10, 2021 06:53 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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my former broker did that.  He also believed that it didn't cross any boundries concerning religion to send a Thanksgiving card.

Nov 10, 2021 07:06 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
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I agree Thanksgiving cards stand out more and we usually send them out.  Last year was tough to send out Christmas Cards as several relatives of clients had died of covid and it was a tough time - so we went a different direction and sent flowers to some folks which was more appropiate.

Nov 10, 2021 03:06 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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No instead for me... I do both... and I also send out a New Year card to the really special clients.

Nov 10, 2021 09:14 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I toyed with the idea, even designed my own card, but never actually sent any. In many ways a Thanksgiving card might be more appropriate, first to show gratitude and also to avoid missing or offending some groups that don't celebrate Christmas.

 

Nov 11, 2021 09:50 AM
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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
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I do in addition to the Holiday cards. If I had to choose just one to send out, it would be Thanksgiving. The gratitude message means so much and is getting the message across to the clients that we are appreciative of their business and referrals. 

Nov 11, 2021 05:50 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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My financial planner sends out Thanksgiving cards - plus provides her clients with a pumpkin pie.  Nice way for her to stand out.

Nov 10, 2021 01:04 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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I don't send any holiday cards.

Nov 10, 2021 12:34 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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I sent out both Christmas/Holiday Cards and Thanksgiving Cards for around the first twenty years of my career.  My thought was this would create a double awareness within thirty days and it would reinforce my caring and thus make more that  a double impact.  It is great to reach out but there is now better tool than the telephone at any point in the year.  Save your money.

Nov 10, 2021 12:30 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

One of the “Old Guard” brokers here used to do Thanksgiving cards. He said he got lots of comments and response from them. I’ve meant to do it, but life gets in the way.

Nov 10, 2021 11:41 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Me!  I've always been grateful for those who helped my business grow and thrive... What better time to tell them than Thanksgiving? 

Nov 15, 2021 05:20 AM