Zillow Advice: Agents - Handing out business cards along with candy on Halloween? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate We don't get any trick or ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ We don't get any trick or treaters at our house.&nbsp; So it wouldn't work for me.&nbsp; But you could try it and let us know how it works out.&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-17T21:31:00Z In the Real Estate business ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ In the Real Estate business creativity is key... I like the initiative that you are taking in trying to come up with new ways to market your self and your brand. And no idea is a bad idea, but I do think that there are better ideas out there. I second the idea mentioned above regarding a cider/donut event and sending invitations to the neighborhood. Keep the creativity alive.<br/><br/>Good luck! Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-17T21:30:00Z I'm a Realtor and a parent ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ I'm a Realtor and a parent and I wouldn't like it. &nbsp;You would be better off sponsoring a booth at a school Halloween carnival. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-17T19:51:00Z I am not a realtor and I ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ I am not a realtor and I like the idea of just putting a card in the kids candy bag with candy. Since we do General Contracting as well as Property Management Consulting, I feel letting our neighbors know how we can help them up the value of their home is a win win for everyone... I recently renovated my home and they are all dying to see it anyway.&nbsp; Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-17T19:30:00Z Don't do anything to hold ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ <p class="MsoNormal">Don't do anything to hold children up on Halloween.</p><p class="MsoNormal">This day is one of those rare occasions when kids are focused and working hard to achieve a specific goal ;-).</p><p class="MsoNormal">A parent will remember you (negatively) if they have to hear their kid complain about adhering to the strict trick or treat schedule *also said tongue in cheek but <strong>seriously</strong>.</p><p align="center" style="text-align: center;" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Admittedly: I shamelessly put labels on full sized candy bars and gave them to parents too.</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal">Sponsor haunted houses, events or giveaways&hellip;consistently, genuinely, be involved with your community and make enough positive contacts so that people are asking for your card.</p><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-14T05:20:00Z Having seen some of the pictures ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ Having seen some of the pictures on the business cards, and then comparing them to real life, the shock and fright alone was enough to turn my hair white. Don't want to scare the kiddies too much you know! I echo the comments, give the cards a rest. There's time on the first of November for you to do a little "trick or treating" yourself; assuming of course that you do door to door prospecting. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 04:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-14T04:11:00Z With that "spam" costume, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ With that "spam" costume, one could even add a hat that says "REALTOR" in large letters, with a card holder in the hat WITH the cards.<br/><br/>IF someone <u><strong>asks</strong></u> for a card, THEN you can give it... otherwise, just forget it.<br/> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-07T16:56:00Z What about skipping the cards ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ What about skipping the cards and just focus on a costume.<br/><img src="http://photos3.zillow.com/o_a/IShv7ipj6plv680000000000.jpg" width="250px" height="200px" imageid="X1-IAzfn3oj6plv680000000000_qvtl6" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8"/><br/><br/>...or on the decorations. Spam is so eerie glistening in the moonlight on All Hallow's Eve...Spooky!<br/><img src="http://photos2.zillow.com/o_a/ISd48ltlv3kci80000000000.jpg" width="250px" height="200px" imageid="X1-IAvon6slv3kci80000000000_mpiqn" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8"/> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-07T16:48:00Z Just can't envision Spam ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ Just can't envision Spam as a Halloween Treat... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:29:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-07T16:29:00Z While I can appreciate where ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ While I can appreciate where it's coming from, I think the idea is a recipe for disaster. The neighbors will remember you in a bad way and every Halloween will conjure up memories of the realtor who gave out business cards on Halloween. &nbsp;<br/><br/>As an alternative, why not buy a Halloween inspired promotional product to give away? The item will have your name and contact information on it and if it's a good item, it'll stay around longer than a business card and will viewed in a more positive light.Walk the neighborhood prior to Halloween and drop the promotional product and engage in light conversation with the neighbors. <br/><br/>When they come to your house with their kids on Halloween, you can say "Hi there! Good to see you again." Give candy to the kids and leave it at that. You're building relationships. You can't force it and it doesn't happen overnight. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Handing-out-business-cards-along-with-candy-on-Halloween/514223/ 2013-10-07T15:30:00Z