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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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It is illegal in Illinois Captain Wayne.

Sep 22, 2015 02:03 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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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?)

Sep 22, 2015 11:12 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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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.

Sep 22, 2015 10:28 PM
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
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I am not a fan of door  knocking - in the spirit of do unto others....I avoid that activity.

Sep 22, 2015 10:26 PM
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Marco Giancola
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No Sir, I despise getting them so I never did them.

Sep 22, 2015 08:45 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Captain Wayne. No can do, rather stay focused on building a referral based business.

Sep 22, 2015 06:48 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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I never have and I doubt I ever will but never say never on the future. 

Sep 22, 2015 11:37 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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Of course.

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.

Sep 22, 2015 11:22 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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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?

Sep 22, 2015 10:48 PM
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 Good Wednesday morning Capt. Wayne. I know that there are some folks who do.

Sep 22, 2015 06:58 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
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Captain Wayne - I have not done it in a while, but I would imagine that it could still be effective.

Sep 22, 2015 04:40 PM
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Mike Rock
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its a tough road to take.. im not sure they do a lot. one of my team delivers calendars etc to her farm area...

Sep 22, 2015 02:21 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

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. 

Sep 22, 2015 01:49 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
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Our agents who want to succeed do.

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M Erick Blackwelder
Erick Blackwelder & Company at Exit Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
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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.

Erick Blackwelder
Over 1,600 Homes Sold In 25 Years
Woodbridge VA

Sep 24, 2015 12:44 AM
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Angela Sassounian
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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. 

Sep 23, 2015 02:04 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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There are some religious organizations that still do.  Not so sure about Real Estate Agent.

Sep 23, 2015 01:15 PM
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Bob Crane
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Not in a long time but if I was out of clients I would.

Sep 23, 2015 11:05 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Does anyone make cold calls or knock on doors anymore? I haven't in a long time.  Thats what team members are for! 

Sep 23, 2015 08:47 AM
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Jeff Pearl
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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.

Sep 23, 2015 08:30 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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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.

Sep 23, 2015 12:58 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Captain,

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

Sep 23, 2015 12:54 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes to knocking on doors no to cold calling.

Sep 23, 2015 12:07 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I don't but there are many who do and quite successfully. It's all about finding what  works for you.  

Sep 23, 2015 12:01 AM