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It is illegal in Illinois Captain Wayne.
John McCormack, CRS
In almost 25 years in the business, I've never cold called or knocked on doors and am not about to start now. Part of my attitude towards these activities stems from the fact that I despise it being done to me, so I won't do it to others. (Sounds like some Golden Rule doesn't it?)
John McCormack, CRS
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School Just the people who want to cut down my trees, replace my roof and redo my siding. I don't think many real estate agents do it anymore.
I am not a fan of door knocking - in the spirit of do unto others....I avoid that activity.
No Sir, I despise getting them so I never did them.
Good morning Captain Wayne. No can do, rather stay focused on building a referral based business.
I never have and I doubt I ever will but never say never on the future.
These courageous, inspired visionaries have not been poisoned by the IDWDT syndrome.
Seems the curmudgeons far outnumber the not-curmudgeons here on AR. The realty on the sidewalk is MUCH DIFFERENT.
There is no platform more beneficial to the development of a newbie than walking towards their fear. Thankfully, a newbie only needs to visit AR to have those cold call/door knock fears amplified.
And if the newbie stays tuned to AR, the curmudgeons will start chanting 'raise the bar' again.
As a tool to measure the malleability of the newbie, door knocking is the fast path to observing if the agent has the fabric to adapt.
Now and again. It's successful about 10% of the time for us so it's not a high priority. But if you could knock on 10 doors and get a new listing, why wouldn't you do it?
Good Wednesday morning Capt. Wayne. I know that there are some folks who do.
Captain Wayne - I have not done it in a while, but I would imagine that it could still be effective.
its a tough road to take.. im not sure they do a lot. one of my team delivers calendars etc to her farm area...
absolutely - I door knock in my farm and I cold call too. Particularly around new listings or when they go under contract or close - but that is what they teach at Keller - to be proactive.
Our agents who want to succeed do.
I have used marketing SYSTEMS that work with me, or without me.
If someone told me that I would have to cold call or knock on doors when I got into this business, I never would have gotten into real estate.
Over 1,600 Homes Sold In 25 Years
Yes, many agents turn to these two specific activities as an immediate way to get their business going, and to fill their pipeline. It is effective, doesn't require monetary investment necessarily, and your contacts to leads to appointments and sales ratios are actually better than going through hundreds and hundreds of "leads" for one, hopefully, an actual client/sale.
There are some religious organizations that still do. Not so sure about Real Estate Agent.
Not in a long time but if I was out of clients I would.
Does anyone make cold calls or knock on doors anymore? I haven't in a long time. Thats what team members are for!
Many agents don't realize that they are breaking the law in some counties by knocking on doors without the proper license. Also, many people these days, especially those with kids, don't want strangers walking up in their yard and knocking on their door. There is liabilty for one. An agent could trip over a kids toy, then turn around an sue the homeowner.
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School I do not cold call or door knock. However, I know a very successful team in my office that does it - and it works for them.
Yes, I know several folks that do, and it works for them. If one specializes in retail in commercial real estate you do walk in to stores and talk to the owners, and in selling office buildings, you do walk in. We have a client who specializes in a high end community, and he knocks on doors regularly. A
Yes to knocking on doors no to cold calling.
I don't but there are many who do and quite successfully. It's all about finding what works for you.