Thanks to all that shared ideas!
Nicole: When I first got in the loan business I went out on Halloween to real estate offices in big foam shark costume with a 1003 hanging out of my mouth and flyers saying to use me as their LO and they would get a "payday" The "payday" was a small "payday" candy bar.
Cheri: In the past I have gone to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and purchased the fun caramel apples, with the nuts and marshmallows and they usually look like cob webs with candy spiders on them and then delivered them to my Realtors. They look so pretty and they are so big that they usually end up sharing and my name almost always comes up.
Deidre: We delivered "S'More Reasons to Buy" bags filled with the makings for s'mores. We also have added the benefits on why to buy: 1. Low rates 2. Great values 3. Mortgage Interest Tax deduction. We also for Halloween put candy corn in bags.
Randy: One of the best Halloween ideas I helped with was when an associate dressed her young family up in matching costumes and went trick or treating to her real estate agents offices, but instead of asking for treats, she had her kids hand out homemade cookies they had decorated and an inexpensive pen with a note on it saying something like "Don't be scared to write deals this Halloween, and when you send them my way they will be treated to the best possible service." The best part is that it worked and she was busy with applications going into November.
JoAnn: My suggestion is what we do each holiday season. We purchase the gift boxes from Harry and David for our referral partners. We wait until we can use a 20% off for the total order. They are so pretty and classy looking. Always a big hit.
Kristen: (this is the one I did -Thanks Kristen!) On of my favorite fall marketing ideas is to drop off pumpkins for Realtors with the tagline "Hope to FALL into business with you"... the great thing is the pumpkin's on their desk all season!
Darly: This year I am making some Fall wreaths and take them to the real estate offices with a hanger so they can hang them on their door.