Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I hate cold calling with a passion and virtually never do it! I don't like being cold-called myself, so I don't like doing to others what I don't like having done to me! (Golden Rule?)

Mar 06, 2015 09:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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Always for me my sphere and past clients will generate business. It is amazing how many I talk with directly are ready or getting ready to make a move.

Mar 06, 2015 11:01 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Gabe Sanders even I'd like to get better at cold calling - however, I like to call SOI.

Mar 13, 2015 03:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nina Hollander - and I do hate cold calling, too

Mar 13, 2015 03:14 PM
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Lillie Painia, ABR, NHC, TAHS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

#1 SOI

 

Mar 08, 2015 04:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I personally call my sphere  I think we save more clients that way.

Mar 07, 2015 12:12 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Sphere, friends and past clients. I don't like cold calling. 

Mar 06, 2015 11:04 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I call past clients all the time and usually ends up in referrals.   Have not done cold calling since I started in real estate.

Mar 06, 2015 10:51 AM
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Bob Crane
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Best to do both.

Dec 01, 2019 10:41 PM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Sphere of influence, of course.

Jul 15, 2018 10:38 PM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I love cold calling - you know that, Praful.

Feb 28, 2018 08:14 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Good question - reviewing the answers

Mar 25, 2016 11:33 PM
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Lillie Painia, ABR, NHC, TAHS
Lillie L. Painia, Tri-R Realty Group - Missouri City, TX

       To Praful and everyone else who agreed with me:

                             THANKS!!!!!!!!!                        

                                

Mar 16, 2015 01:44 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Isn't it amazing all 18 answers are for SOI - and not for cold call?

Mar 13, 2015 03:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Eric Valente - wow! one more for SOI!

Mar 13, 2015 03:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelyn Johnston - one more vote for SOI!

Mar 13, 2015 03:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Troy Erickson - exactly this way we can grow our business.

Mar 13, 2015 03:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

David Barr - SOI is the winner!

Mar 13, 2015 03:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence - some newbies love cold calling! And they find it easy.

Mar 13, 2015 03:20 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dave Werth -  cool! That seems the best.

Mar 13, 2015 03:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Setunsky - SOI is the way to go!

Mar 13, 2015 03:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Doug Lyons exactly! Why to do something that we don't like?

Mar 13, 2015 03:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Luiten - one more vote for SOI!

Mar 13, 2015 03:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bill Dandridge perfect choice!

Mar 13, 2015 03:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Larry Johnston - I am the same!

Mar 13, 2015 03:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - way to go!

Mar 13, 2015 03:16 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

So far 6 of 6, all of them like to call SOI - and hate cold calling.

Mar 13, 2015 03:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lillie Painia - You are a winner!

Mar 13, 2015 03:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Joan Cox - excellent! I love that, too!

Mar 13, 2015 03:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Laity - there we go! We think the same!

Mar 13, 2015 03:14 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - well, that's like me!

Mar 13, 2015 03:13 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I would prefer calling my sphere of influence.

Mar 07, 2015 11:55 AM
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

I don't do it, but with those two choices, I would definitely call my Sphere.

Mar 07, 2015 08:54 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I far prefer calling people that I have some type of relationship with.  Though, I would certainly like to get better at cold calling as well.

Mar 07, 2015 05:11 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Sphere of influence, always! Cold calls don't bring me much return and I stopped doing them years ago.

Mar 07, 2015 04:30 AM
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Doug Lyons
Vanguard Properties, BRE License #01888718 - Windsor, CA
Realtor - Selling Homes in Sonoma County, CA

I rather connect with my sphere.  Since, I too, am not a fan of being on the receiving end of a cold call, I do not make them. 

Mar 06, 2015 11:33 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praful, I would have to go with SOI since these are people I already know.

Mar 06, 2015 09:40 PM
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Dave Werth
WERTH REALTY - Fargo, ND
FULL TIME REALTOR

I never got into cold calling.  Go out and "Meet" 2 new people every day!!!   Watch the benefits rain on your parade!!!   Id rather try to work with a FSBO than cold calling.  Send out something once every 3 months to your sphere and stay in front of them.  It works!

Mar 06, 2015 09:30 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Agents with some time under their belt have an option.

The newbie does not.

If you can cold call, the SOI call will be a cake walk.

Is easier always better?

Mar 06, 2015 09:09 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Praful - I'm not very good with people I do not know, especially if I am talking to them on the phone and asking them for business. I don't mind speaking with new people, but I don't want to ask for business or referrals from someone who doesn't have a clue who I am.

With past clients, sphere, they already know me, and I am much more comfortable asking them if I can help in any way, or for referrals.

Mar 06, 2015 01:29 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Sphere of Influence, they already know, like and trust me.

Mar 06, 2015 01:28 PM
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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
Eric

I never managed to make myself to cold call people. It is much easier to call someone you connected somehow. 

Mar 06, 2015 12:33 PM