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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Don't do it, never did it, not going to start now... not my style of prospecting. But if I were to think about it, the safety issue would be of paramount concern to me.

Jun 16, 2015 12:24 AM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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I am against door knocking - I use as my gauge how I would feel if someone knocked on my door - don't like it.  

Jun 16, 2015 12:52 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I feel door knocking is safe depending on the neighborhood. I would never enter a home of  door I knock. I would set a time to return. That would give me time to do my homework and know a little more about whom I am meeting with. Time of day ... mid-morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon.  Never at night or when it is dark.

Jun 16, 2015 12:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michelle Grunberg I think there are two issues. One of safety and with both members of the family working, not many will be home during the day. I'm not in favor of night time door knocking. This week we've had three door knockers trying to sell me new siding, gutters tree trimming.

Jun 16, 2015 12:33 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

I've never door knocked and I can not stand it when people knock at my door to solicit me for something or the other.  I know what religion I want to practice, I know what flooring I may want to buy, I know what insurance agent I want to use . . . thank you very much!

Jun 16, 2015 07:52 AM
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Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

No. I don't think that's a good idea. There's usually special instructions, or should be in the MLS to arrange a time to enter the Home and or via Supra.

Jun 16, 2015 07:02 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

No, I don't think it's a safe thing to do.  And, I think most people would be annoyed at uninvited solicitations.

Jun 16, 2015 06:51 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I would not knock on anyone's door.  No where, no how, no way.

Jun 16, 2015 05:42 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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I take another agent with me to door knock so I feel safer.  I like to go after 6:30 as most people are home.

Jun 16, 2015 04:53 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I have known agents that had great success with it, I personally have never done it because like others have said I'd hate to have someone knock on my door and why would I do that to people.

In this day and age there are a lot better tools that target people you know are looking to buy or sell, focus on those.

Jun 16, 2015 04:44 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I'm not inclined to knock on doors but here on Kauai yes, I think it's safe in most cases. 

Jun 16, 2015 03:32 AM
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Michelle Grunberg
eXp Realty - Ijamsville, MD
When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!

I agree with all of you. I feel it is a safety issue. Someone in my office believes it is a wonderful tool. No thank you!!!

Jun 16, 2015 01:23 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Do it with another agent. We find that 4-7pm works best, however disturbing folks at dinnertime is not a positive start. Also Saturdays are the best day when many people have their garage doors open, and are doing yard work.

Jun 16, 2015 12:48 AM
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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

If at all possible, take someone with you, definately during daylight hours.

Jun 16, 2015 01:30 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Door knocking is like calling someone on the do not call list. With so little privacy door knocking is intrusive and not time effective either.

Jun 16, 2015 09:15 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not my style. Too many people worried about kids being abducted, dogs biting someone, etc. I don't like people showing up out of the blue trying to sell me stuff or their services. That's a sure way to get me to never consider buying anything from them. It can be unsafe for agent and homeowner. Too many scam artist going around pretending to be from the gas or power company, then once they get inside, they rob, rape, etc the residents.

Jun 16, 2015 08:59 AM