Door-Knocking Ideas

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Real Estate Agent with Brokers Guild

I have recently been motivated by the owner of my brokerage to try door-knocking. It is not like I have not done it before but it has been a while and I am a little tense about people's reactions.

I am really looking for some others' POV on this idea. I have read alot about Marketing with pets. Bringing them with you while you walk around the neighborhood to make you stand out and also make you less threatening (depending on the size of the dog I'm sure).

I do not have a pet. I do however have a really really cute 3-week-old son that I could possibly take with me in the future when he gets a little bigger and the weather gets a little warmer here. Is that something you guys would recomend? Should I be "Your friendly neighborhood Dad/Realtor"?

Any input is appreciated.

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Froy Candelario

WOW I am flattered and dumbfounded of all the different things being said about me. although I do not spend my free time online I thought I would google myself!

So here I am!

Please don't hate on my success! I am just a hard worker not like you If you guys would actually work hard rather than be online chit chating you would too!

Take care I''m off to the bank to deposit all these uncashed checks

Jul 29, 2009 06:37 PM #29
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Justin DeCesare

I heard Froy speak at KW La Jolla. He's awesome, just uses basic scripts...the only key is that he is CONSISTENT! he doesn't give up after two minutes of no one answering

Sep 11, 2009 02:44 PM #30
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Justin you are so naive.....Realtors will buy anything.

Oct 06, 2009 05:55 PM #31
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luis sin
San Jose, CA

this is 4 all u lazy agents that dont want to do what it takes to make it happen but do have all the xcuses not 2 make it happen.... i know him and have asked all the ?s one could ask and ones u would never think to ask or wanted to ask i even have him on video doing what he dose its about 10 hours of him from waking up 2 going home......one thing i do have to say and make a long story short.....there is no magic in him....he just works....

 

if any one has any ?s hit me up and i answer any? due 2 the fact that ive read all post on here and for the most part some is correct and some is not.....but one thing 4sure he is the #1 agent in this country and i saw it wih my own eyes.......

P.S I will not share the video or mp3 out of respect for him.....but i will answer ???

Nov 04, 2009 04:17 PM #32
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John Davis
Luis, put down the Mike Ferry CD's. We don't need to see videos, mp3's, Dvd's with mike ferry saying how great Froy is. Since he can't provide MLS closing, just provide a simple 1099 for showing Froy made 25 million dollars or 25 billion or whatever outrageous claims people are making at Mike Ferry seminars nowadays (Gives Mike social proof as to why to join his coaching) so just post the 1099 form and everyone will shut up and worship Froy & Mike as Real Estate Gods. But I'm sure there a good excuse as to why he can't show 1099s as well. Till then...Show me the Money!
Nov 04, 2009 05:08 PM #33
Rainmaker
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uhhh bring your dog to work day?  Maybe not so much!  LOL but door knocking is the way to go!  Keep it up!

Feb 17, 2010 10:00 PM #34
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stfu

Are you serious? Are you People SERIOUS?

thats Bull shit. He is a FRUAD. lets put it like this, Little bo peats fleamarket shop has a freakin website for a 20M+ realtor he doesnt have a website?!?!?!??! Because he is a FRAUD and he knows if he had a website he would have to put his brokers info on their for there truth in advertising, and his  #. But he is just paid to show up their and tell his BS story....

 

Come on People. Its Pure Bullshit.

Apr 10, 2010 09:13 PM #35
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stfu

Are you serious? Are you People SERIOUS?

thats Bull shit. He is a FRUAD. lets put it like this, Little bo peats fleamarket shop has a freakin website for a 20M+ realtor he doesnt have a website?!?!?!??! Because he is a FRAUD and he knows if he had a website he would have to put his brokers info on their for there truth in advertising, and his  #. But he is just paid to show up their and tell his BS story....


Come on People. Its Pure Bullshit.

Apr 10, 2010 09:13 PM #36
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Byron
What's interesting here is that this first post is looking for thoughts on door knocking not on froy. I would suggest that it doesn't matter what froy does the answer to the question is yes door knocking does work. I've listed 3 homes this month from doing app. 30 doors a day. The trick is pick a number of doors and then do it every day. EvaluAte the result after 3 months. Numbercof calls vs. Listings tAken
May 21, 2010 02:56 PM #37
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Christina

Hi, everyone.  I've enjoyed reading all of these posts.  I am not really interested in such high numbers...I'm a single mom, and I just need to make a healthy living.  Honestly, I think door knocking is a great way to meet people and get my name out there.  Is there anyone out there that has experience door knocking and possibly some recommendations on what to say when someone answers the door?  I'd love some tips!

Thanks!

Aug 06, 2010 04:58 PM #38
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Timothy

Christina,

 

Here is what I say to people when they answer the door:  "Hello, my name is (your name here)!  I grew up in this neighborhood (you can put anything here depending on the neighborhood, just make it unrelated to real estate) and I am also a Realtor.  I realize you may not be considering buying or selling a home anytime soon.  I am just out in the nieghborhood leting people know what I do for a living and that I am available if you have any questions.  Would you take my business card magnet and if you hear of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, would you tell them you know a realtor and give them my information."  I then give them a magnet and I have a flyer prepared with my ad on oneside and a neighborhood market snapshot on the other with recently sold homes and current intrest rates.  Once you give them your spill walk away.  If they have any leads to give you they will stop you from leaving and tell you.  If they don't answer the door I leave the flyer in their door.  Best of luck!

Aug 19, 2010 12:01 AM #39
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Jane

Do you know what to do when you knock on the doors where there is no one inside or they don't open the door. Then what do you do?

Aug 20, 2010 12:03 AM #40
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Jane

I knock the door and did the same if they don't open the door, I leave a flyer. Then, what do you have your comment?

Aug 20, 2010 12:07 AM #41
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shelly R

I started doing real estate in Toronto about 2 months ago, so far i've done nothing. I do advertising in resale home  magazine (one month so far), nobody calls yet. it's very nerve breaking. I have to make money (i separated from my husband last month) and it looks like i don't know how. I want to start door knocking this saturday. Please give me some hope, tell me what is the best way to approach people and what to tell them. I'm going to take sweepstakes and my business cards (i work for home life). Do you think if it's legal to doorknock rental apartments? I appreciate your advise.

Oct 21, 2010 05:50 PM #42
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Sergio

Hi Shelly,

 

I work in Southern California, most of my prospecting comes from door knocking, and it does work.

Your script is not as important as the number of doors you knock.  All I say is:  Hi my name is Sergio, I am a local Realtor, working on the neighborhood.  Are you planning on Selling or Buying a home in the next Six months?

The more you ask, the best is the outcome.

I use door knocking in apartments looking for buyers, there is no law against it, just don't leave any flyers hanging on the doors. If someone answers the door, give your script and your BizCard.

Good luck!  

 

Oct 29, 2010 01:39 PM #43
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Tony Marriott
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, REALTOR

Lead generation is the fuel for the engine and Prospecting is a key ingredient in Lead Generation!

Dec 07, 2010 06:07 PM #44
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lori

I would love a man with a baby at my door. What a great idea- multi-tasking father/son bonding with work. It's not too soon- put him in a snuggly.

 

Jan 12, 2011 03:44 AM #45
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Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
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thank you very much for the informative and interesting post. I get so much out of the active rain network.

Mar 14, 2012 08:25 AM #46
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Eugene

I subscribe more to that "do onto others..." speech. Personally, i would hate for a stranger to knock on my door so I wouldn't do that to someone else. There's other ways to get business. Not saying it doesn't work, but if it's not your style, do something else.

Aug 05, 2012 10:52 PM #47
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Inna Ivchenko
Mannis Real Estate Group - Calabasas, CA
Los Angeles / Valley Homes

There are a lot of great advice above. I'd just to add to it, that door-knocking does work. If you are ok with rejection and focus on your goal, go for it.

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