Marketing tactics that should come to a end with the decade. PERIOD!



Let's face it…

We all have done some of these awful marketing tactics. 

As the decade comes to an end, we reminisce about all the terrible things we have done as marketers. Things that were “trendy” and cool at the time all the way down to things that are just plain ole self serving! We need to stop the these AT ONCE. 

But this is how we learn! 

We learn from our mistakes!  

Some of these are down right hilariously awful and some of these are just…DUMB. 


Why are we, as an industry, still doing these things? 

From Poking on Facebook, to door knocking on CHRISTMAS DAY…WHY?

Here's a list of most of these awful real estate marketing tactics that we talk about this week, and the Realtor or marketer who “nominated” them

  • First, basically everything I did in my first few years! No joke. 
  • Making happy moments about US and not the client – refer to Episode 103 about bad gifting
  • Facebook poking
  • Craigslist listings, posted every single day
  • Door knocking on Christmas Day (or holidays) to give market analysis! – Karin Carr, Keller Williams, founder of YouTube for agents in Savannah, GA
  • Tagging people in posts just because you want them to see it  Bradley Flowers, Co-Host Insurance Guys Podcast
  • Mixing another business w/ being an agent – Megan Wendtland, Fairway Independent Mortgage, Puyallup, WA
  • Stapling business cards to the candy you hand out at Halloween – Katie Lance,
  • Being a “secret agent” online – Kristen Dee, Realty One, Modesto, CA
  • Follow/Unfollow on Instagram and Twitter – Justin Robins in Eden, UT
  • Auto-message bots
  • Friend request with Instant dm w/ an ask – Chris Holifield, Host of the I Am Salt Lake Podcast. SLC UT
  • Friend request with instant PAGE invite – Tanner Helm, Fred Real Estate in Bend, OR
  • Twitter follower verifications like TrueTwit – Adweek article said… TrueTwit is a ‘validation service' that sends out an automated direct message anytime somebody follows you, asking them to ‘verify' their account. Here's your wake-up call – nobody credible on Twitter uses TrueTwit. They said this on May 25, 2010
  • Posting FB posts to twitter so all it shows is the link on Twitter
…and more


And since so many have asked…

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Dustin Brohm is a "marketer who sells homes." He hosts the Massive Agent Podcast, runs the Massive Agent Society real estate agent coaching platform, and is Co-Founder of the Industry Syndicate real estate podcast network. Dustin was a Top 3 Finalist for an Inman Innovator of the Year Award. Dustin is a keynote speaker on all things real estate marketing, social media, podcasting, and lead generation and has spoken on stage at Gary Vaynerchuk’s Agent2021, Inman Connect, HousingWire, numerous annual conferences for Realtor associations, and much more. In the end, Dustin Brohm is a Real Estate Agent w/ eXp Realty in Salt Lake City, UT, and leads a team of over 200+ agents across 30+ states and Canada.

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