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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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!  

 

October 29, 2010 01:39 PM
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December 07, 2010 06:07 PM
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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.

 

January 12, 2011 03:44 AM
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March 14, 2012 08:25 AM
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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.

August 05, 2012 10:52 PM
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