Do you Door Knock in your Real Estate neighborhood? What do you give out that is valuable to the home owner?

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Do you Door Knock in your Real Estate neighborhood? What do you give out that is valuable to the owner ?Grour Codrin/Free Digital Photos.net

Just the other day I was having a conversation with another agent about lead generation and what seems to work and what does not. Then she asked if I ever door knocked? My first reaction was "... I used to when I was new in the real estate business..." When I was a New Real Estate Agent, I listened to my Manger who told me that "Door knocking is the most effective way of making face to face contact". Then next thing I know is that it became a "Lost Art "for me. "This made me pause. Why did I stop? Was it because I started to get successful?  I would send out Mailers instead of the Face to Face? Was it because it was uncomfortable? Was it because I was too busy?

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So I looked in the mirror I saw this older, more mature and pleasantly plum agent, what if he came to your door would you let him in? Would you talk to him? When would be the best time to knock and you would not growl at him? I remember I used to go on Saturdays in the afternoons before dinner and when it was still light out. I used to give out Notepads, Market Statistics and Business Cards. What do you give out if you door knock?

How do you communicate value for the homeowner who's Door you are knocking on? Do you think it is still a good way to meet the home owner? Or do you think it is an intrusion into their lives and just being on the internet is a better way? Are you claiming to be a "Neighborhood Realtor" without walking the neighborhood?

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Suzanne, congrats on your Sale, I am glad you are strong to let the neighbors know who sold a house in their neighborhood in a challenging market:)) Also cudos to you taking care of the cats. BTW when is your Birthday?

July 08, 2011 02:29 AM
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Jane - it's all about the relationship. Sometimes you'll get something immediately, but most of the time it's in the follow up! After knocking on doors the best thing to do is to mail a thank you card to potential prospects the same day. I also send thank you cards (and added them to my mailing list) to the people I had a good rapport with while knocking. Put something personal in the thank you card that relates back to the conversation you had with the person.

I know tons of people who've gotten listings by doing the 10x5x5 knocking around their listings. I also know people who only knock around listings (theirs or not - as long as it's not someone's listing in your office).

It’s all about getting out and meeting people – it looks like you have an area with lot$ of potential.

Best of luck…

 

July 14, 2011 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Hey Paul, thank you for the encouragement:)

July 14, 2011 10:22 PM
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thank you very much for the informative and interesting post. I get so much out of the active rain network.

March 14, 2012 08:26 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Mannis Real Estate Group

I've been 'going doornocking' forever:(

I want to, yet it sucks to go alone kind of...

F2F is the best, if you decide to go:) let me know, I'm in!

:)

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