This monograph presents survey data gathered from both Ohio residents and members of the Ohio Association of REALTORS®. The results of the public survey provide interesting information that may enable real estate licensees to effectively target their promotional efforts. The results suggest that if the objective is self promotion, any advertising medium is likely to have limited effectiveness. A large percentage of respondents indicated that they located the agent who assisted them in their housing transaction via reference from a friend or relative. Referrals are so important that a licensee should make every effort to cultivate this activity. Perhaps periodic follow-up contact with customers should continue indefinitely after a transaction.
Larsen, J. E.,
& Gulas, C. S.
(2007). An Investigation of Promotional Outlet Effectiveness for Ohio Real Estate Brokers. .