Help with DIY direct mail

Jul 21, 2019

  1. Nicolacrayola
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    Hello all:) I’m a new agent (VERY new lol still waiting for my license) and I’ve become increasingly interested in doing my own direct mail for mortgage protection with the help of a print shop and lists generated from visiting the county clerk office and perusing the mortgage records as opposed to hiring a mailing house. I’d love to get some advice from someone who’s done it- I’m not sure where to even find a template. I have several reasons for not wanting to just use a mailing house- mainly how much of a pain it’s been to find one that I can trust, that doesn’t require contracts (I’m with family first already), and that doesn’t already have an agent using them in my area. I plan to visit the county clerk as often as mortgage records are updated (daily if needed), and mail out to every new homeowner within a couple hour’s radius. Would love to hear thoughts and advice:)
     
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    somarco GA Medicare Expert

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    As a new agent you will have a lot of free time to do things you BELIEVE are productive. Every minute you are not in front of a prospect is time wasted.

    Plus you are trying to reinvent the wheel.
     
    somarco, Jul 21, 2019
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    I understand what you’re saying somarco, but due to local availability this may be my ONLY way to acquire fresh mortgage leads. I know there are other worthwhile types but well- my upline wrote almost $30,000 last week in mortgage protection (and that’s been the consistent norm since he started doing almost exclusively MP) and he didn’t write a quarter of that when he was doing mostly FE. So yeah, I’m getting my hands on mortgage leads no matter what it takes lol. Plus I may as well get this rolling now- I won’t be able to get in front of anyone until my license clears and I get hitched up with the carriers anyways. Might as well have some good leads starting to trickle back to me by the time I CAN sell
     
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    Going to the county clerk's office daily is a waste of time. Buy that info from a good source. Try www.listshack.com. I use them for Medicare.

    I worked the mortgage protection market for 30 years. It's been about 7 years since I transitioned over to Medicare so I can't remember the company from whom I bought my list of names. Sorry.

    Keep it simple and inexpensive. Most companies send out full 8x10 brochures. I sent out a 4x6 postcard in an envelop with a window showing their name and address. It worked. I just got tired of driving all over and fooling around with underwriting so I switched to Medicare which is guaranteed issue.

    Send me an email if you want a sample of my direct mail piece. [email protected]
     
    mickeyma, Jul 22, 2019
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    Go to your local post office. Ask to speak to the person who handles bulk mail. Ask that person for a recommendation to a local printer.
     
    mickeyma, Jul 22, 2019
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