Do you get bombarded with unwanted “junk mail” every single day? With glossy postcard ads, catalogs, or solicitations? Most of us “sort” our mail over the trash can, right
?However, there are top real estate and mortgage professionals who write out 5 note cards per day! Thanking people who have helped them that day. Thanking someone for a referral. Sending out a note to a past client saying, “I was thinking about you and hope you and your family are well!”
When you see a hand written note card, among the junk mail, what do you do? The art of handwriting notes is almost dead — and that’s why it’s so popular — people are thrilled to get a handwritten note. Because it’s hand written, it subliminally says “you care” enough about them to take a few minutes to acknowledge them.
Here’s the amazing part! If you send 5 cards every business day, for 50 weeks, by the end of the year you would have touched 1,250 people.
It sounds so simple, right? You might be thinking this sounds great in theory but there is no way you can commit to 5 handwritten notes per day. There are some fantastic alternatives available that personalize note cards and greetings but help you automate the process:
- SendOutCards: My personal favorite! With just the click of a button, you can choose your custom card, add a personal photo, write your message and click send. They print, stuff, stamp and mail the physical card for you. Even more amazing is the fact that you can upload a handwriting sample and signature so all the cards will appear “handwritten”. In addition, they have a library of gifts (books, candy, small trinkets etc.) that you can add to you card selection. You can automate the system so it will send out the cards and gifts immediately or on a specific date in the future.
- SmileBox: This easy to use application allows you to create cards, slideshows, collages and more on your computer. They have over 1000 design and music templates to choose from and a new iphone app to share greetings on the go. They provide a variety of options for sharing: Facebook, email, blog, printing at home or to a store, and burning to DVD.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to send notes and greetings to your prospects, clients and referral partners to let them know why you are grateful for the opportunity to work with them.
What do you think would happen to your business if you sent 1,250 notes and greetings a year?