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Dec. 21, 2022

Ep 304: Targeting Neighborhoods with Direct Mail- A Real Estate Marketer's Guide With Rick Elmore

Ep 304: Targeting Neighborhoods with Direct Mail- A Real Estate Marketer's Guide With Rick Elmore
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0:02 Hey, welcome to today's episode, we have our guests, Mr. Rick Elmore, who was a direct mail provider. If you haven't seen his original video, check it out. It's going to be in link in the bio glitch definitely check it out. This episode, though, is covering a deal breakdown was covering cool, interesting stories that we our clients and our guests have had. So Rick amore, what is the core interesting story that you have? 0:26 Yeah, so I mean, what we do is, I guess, robotic camera nodes, we built a handwriting robot, the only adult handwriting robot in the world that helps people scale real handwritten notes. And we work with realtors and mortgage professionals on a regular basis, just because they're always looking for ways to engage and stand out with their clients or new clients. But yeah, a story that comes to mind is actually a good a good friend of mine. Before we started, simply noted, and before we started working together, he was selling. I mean, from what I recall, was like six to eight homes a year. And that was his full time job. And he was doing it like that always, you know, he'd go to like BNI, meetings, networking, you know, local events, trying to build relationships, get referrals. And then we started doing 500 handwritten notes a week or every couple of weeks, whatever worked out for him. And then just in one year, of him doing that he went from doing it was either seven or eight homes a year he did over 30, home sells, or homes in one year of doing that program. And I want to take all of you know, a lot of that credit, but you know, I know, the last couple years, you know, the market was kind of on fire. But he did get a lot of off market deals or got to new clients, you know, from that farming technique of that handwritten note? 1:49 Yeah, it's, it's always like, it's always been consistent. This, I tell this to all my clients too, as well. If you're going to something like dinner, if you're going to start something like direct marketing, or direct mail, have a consistent budget that you can do consistently. So what's your like, recommendation for people like to get that that that transaction is like seven to 12 contacts, or maybe your five with with written. 2:10 So I always tell the realtors that we work with who want to farm is there's two areas show his farm, either your neighborhood where you live, right where you have instant connection to your community. So let everybody you know around in your community, know what you do and build that relationship there. Or become an expert in a certain community. So if there's like a zip code or a dream community, you want to network into focus on those tools in your community, or one community and just be consistent. You know, if it's once a month or once every couple weeks, or even if you can only do it once a quarter, it's just staying top of mind. And you know, when that person comes to sell, if they don't have a really good relationship with a realtor, they're gonna remember you versus you know, that print flyer, that print piece of mail, or that guy who keeps bugging them, you know, in their email. It's just a really unique way to stand out in a respectful, professional way. 3:04 I have we didn't talk about this in the other episode, but what is your top performer product? What do you mean? What's your top performing product? 3:13 I mean, we do handwritten notes here. So everything we do is you know, just a handwritten note with a handwritten 3:18 handwritten note with a certain letter. Oh, 3:21 yeah. So we know what we see the most response. This, this isn't a real estate. This is more of a b2b. We've seen uptick in response rates when you include like an insert, so that makes it look a little bit more personal. So if your business card, or a flyer with some information, we always recommend keep the handwritten notes on the relationship. So in fact, you you are, you know, keep it really nice, you know, not a hard sell. If you want to give them like a piece of information, you know, to that what you're trying to do, like, include it, you know, but keep the handwritten note for the relationship side, you know, the Trojan horse, you know, get open, get read, write and then build that relationship, but sell them on something through like an insert, you know, that's kind of like a nice way of doing 4:12 it. So So you mean like a business card or maybe like a photo 4:16 or? Yeah, just say like, you know, if you're a realtor and like you just sold a house in that neighborhood, you know, make a little lawn like, hey, we just worked dismiss on here's the house, you know, got 10% over asking, you know, include that little flyer and there's tons of tools out there, go on Canva. Anybody can use Canva to create that flyer in minutes and then send it to us. We'll print out that flyer, we'll do the handwritten note we'll include it for you. We run our own printing press in house so it's, you know, what you would get from a professional or commercial printer we have the exact same printer it's $160,000. And we can print that professional flyer in house. Right out that hand note you know in your handwriting if you want we can include your business card And that flyer. And it's just really nice. It's just, you know, it's a really nice way of doing it. 5:05 way, a way to stand out from the rest of everybody else. For sure. All right, well, I think that's it, man. I think it's a great tip for everybody out there trying to take action. Pick Pick, pick your pick your perfect audience and target that over and over. 5:21 Yeah, and there's tons of tools out there to to and I'm sure your Realtors know this. But there's what is it property radar, prop stream data axle. There's tons of ways to get really good data. So that's usually the big Hiccup is like, I don't have addresses, like we have that solved. Just go to these websites. Some of them are free or some of them you're paying like two cents to download, you know, a contact and then you can go back and skip trace reverse look up, look up their emails. I mean, there's tons of ways to get creative here. 5:56 That's it, man. I appreciate your time. Thanks for coming on, Rick, for everybody out simply to check it out. If you need direct mail services, we'll have a link in the bio. Thanks for coming on man. And he said you
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rick elmore

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About Me
Rick Elmore is an entrepreneur, sales and marketing expert. As the Founder and CEO of Simply Noted, Rick developed a proprietary technology that puts real pen and ink to paper to scale handwritten communication, helping businesses of all industries scale this unique marketing platform to stand out from their competition and build meaningful relationships with clients, customers, and employees.
Founded in 2018 and based in Tempe, Arizona, Simply Noted has grown into a thriving company with clients of various sizes across the country including in hospitality, real estate, insurance, nonprofit, franchise, B2B, and others. Rick has served as the company’s CEO since its founding, for more than three years, and has over a decade of sales and marketing industry experience.

“I help businesses of all industries to stand out from their competition & build meaningful relationships by using unique marketing platform”

Interesting facts / background
2X All PAC10 College & 3 Year NFL Athlete
Top 1% Corporate Medical Sales
Fastest growing handwriting platform in the world
$800,000+ invested developing the worlds best handwriting robot
6 patents pending (3 design, 3 utility)
Our platform has 280,000+ users per month
50,000+ opt in email subs

Why Simply Noted / Handwritten Notes
We live in a digital world / mail boxes are empty / people are craving a more personal experience
300% higher open rate vs print mail
7X ROI vs print mail
CPA is 5X more expensive vs maintaining current clients
5% improvement in client retention increases profits by 25% - 95% YOY
Up selling happy clients is 75% more successful vs selling new clients
Customers who feel appreciated:
- 5x more likely to make repeat purchases
- 5x more likely to forgive a mistake
- 4x more likely to make a referral
- 7x more likely to try a new offering
33% of clients who don’t feel appreciated will try your competitors and do not feel a need to be loyal.

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Daniel Esteban Martinez

Host/ Ceo/ Speaker

I have been an entrepreneur since 2018. I come from a regular home just like most people. My dad worked on the roads in the Chicago area for over 30 years. He always taught me to work with my brain, instead of my body. Your body can only take so much abuse. I learned so much from my father. He always pushed me to work smarter and not harder.

I have owned and operated a trucking business for 2 years. I started learning real estate in 2019. Fell into the Data & Skiptracing business in 2020. My partner Anthony & I started Hivemind in 2021.

I have done a ton of different jobs coming up from painting, to door-to-door sales, telemarketing, truck driving, and loading trailers. What I learned most is that I want to stay in the digital business space. The leverage you can have delivering digital products to the marketplace can yield limitless possibilites.

I started The List Guys in 2020. It is a data and skiptracing service. We provide seller and buyers list nationwide. My clients have been getting great results and I am proud to help people killing it.

I started the Hive in 2021 with my partner Anthony Gaona. It is a real estate and business mastermind. It also comes with a all in one CRM, that can host unlimited websites and users.

Starting the Hivemind has been an amazing journey so far. Seeing one of our users make his 6 figure month in June 2021 leveraging our software, I know there will be plenty more to come!