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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What is your purpose for randomly knocking on doors?  Whatever it is ... align with that. Be yourself ... no scripts. 

Jan 26, 2017 08:46 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Have an Open House scheduled nearby.  Tell them you wanted to let the neighbors know about the open house.   Then ask them if they know of anyone who might be interested in that house, are they thinking of buying or selling, etc.   Have a market report or something tangible to give them.

Jan 26, 2017 07:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Just ask them if they knew how much their home is worth and that you have buyers looking in their area.

Jan 26, 2017 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
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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'm actually afraid of door knocking.  Too many trigger happy home owners.

Jan 26, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No longer a script fan, but if you want some ideas check the Mike Ferry site.

Jan 26, 2017 06:07 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Are you planning on selling your home?  Terrific - sign here - press hard - ity's 5 copies!! 

Jan 26, 2017 04:51 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I am your local real estate agent I would like to share some neighborhood news today

Jan 26, 2017 04:13 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

What is your goal when you randomly door knock?

Jan 26, 2017 12:08 AM
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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Here's the Ben Kinney (owner of ActiveRain) classic,

"I'm curious, do you have any real estate plans for the coming year?"

Jan 25, 2017 09:09 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

As Nathan Gesner suggested, prepare yourself a good elevator speech!  I've never done door-knocking for any other reason than to let neighbors know I'm hosting an Open House so I have no real-life experiences to share in this department!

Jan 25, 2017 09:06 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Unless I am selling vacuums or window cleaner, I wouldn't use a script. Sit down and think about who you are and what service you provide. Get it down to a one-minute blurb and keep it natural. I hate a sales pitch but I'll listen to an individual that is real.

Jan 25, 2017 08:51 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't use a script for anything

Jan 25, 2017 08:26 PM
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Kathy Hyatt ~Plantation, Davie, Sunrise REALTOR
Remax in Motion - Plantation, FL
Broward Realtor Selling Plantation,Davie & Sunrise

Thank you for sharing all the great thoughts and ideas.  I am door knocking my farming area tomorrow.  Hoping to land some good listings.  

Mar 03, 2018 07:09 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have only door knocked when I had a specific buyer for that neighborhood, and usually left a flyer on their door.

Jan 29, 2017 12:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Piotrowski - door knocked once - and was almost 'gone'! Since then I forgot all the scripts - however, I think there are many available online at Mike Ferry's site.

Jan 27, 2017 11:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Knock on the door, smile, introduce yourself, and share the good news.

 

Jan 26, 2017 08:43 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't use scripts. I use to door knock. When I did that I carried a bundle of market reports for the neighborhood. It was one page and had a neighborhood picture to go with the information. It was folded so that you saw the back of the report and it said...What's My whatever the neighborhood name is Worth? I wanted it that way so when I had to leave the report, because no one was home, it would get the attention of the homeowner. 

Jan 26, 2017 04:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Scripts are great, but you need to use words that you would normally use.  Not only does it sound more normal and flow better, but when you leave the script it won't be like you changed brains with someone else.  "Well Special Agents Mulder and Scully, when I first met him he would not use contractions, after we started signing the contract he was using them every chance he'd get.  That's how I know my realtor was abducted and replaced with a pod person."

 

Be careful, the people who are around during the weekday often REALLY need to talk to another human being and won't let you leave, three hours later.

Jan 26, 2017 12:37 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the last time I knocked on doors in a neighborhood was decades ago.... I would ask:  have you thought of putting your house on the market? if the answer was no, I'd then ask if they knew of anyone in the neighborhood who was thinking of selling.... if that answer was no, I'd ask if there was anyone they in the neighborhood they wanted to get rid of..... that would result in a laugh....and we usually have more conversation.... 

Jan 26, 2017 09:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sorry... I don't door knock... I don't appreciate having my door knocked on (unless someone is delivering me a gift or flowers) and I treat others the way I want to be treated.

Jan 26, 2017 09:39 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

I don't usually door knock unless I have a Buyer looking in a specific neighbourhood.  I will knock on the door, and if there is no answer, I leave a letter (prepared in advance and bring with me) along with my business card letting them know I have a serious Buyer actively looking to buy in the neighbourhood and ask if they are thinking of selling any time soon. If not them, do they know any neighbours who are considering a move.

Jan 26, 2017 08:05 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When you coming bearing gifts, the script comes natural after that.

Jan 26, 2017 07:37 AM
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

Have something in hand - a market report is my top choice and it opens your conversation. "I am getting the word out that the market is hot. Look how 2016 compared to 2015! Do you have any plans to get into the market this year? Do you know anyone who may be? Is this information interesting to you, and would you like to continue to receive it?  Is email or mail best?"  And so on. If you don't get an appointment, at least get contact information and permission to follow-up.  Good luck!

Jan 26, 2017 05:58 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

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Jan 26, 2017 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

First priority is to identify the passion of the home owner. The well manicured lawn, a bird feeder, flag, an impressive bed of petunias, or even the 'Beware of Dog' or guarded by Smith and Wesson signs.

That is a great big neon sign saying, "START HERE!"

Then I share I am an advocate of the community/city and love to share what others are doing on my blog. May I take a picture?

"As a real estate professional I have the privilege of meeting many interesting people in Palm Harbor. I think knowing our neighbors is a vital part of the fabric that keeps a community together. Please tell me more about your jorney that brings you here."

I will leave behind two resources they will use if 'real estate' is on their mind.

 

Jan 26, 2017 05:09 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

At first I thought you meant door hanger for the hit and run if no one home. No script and let the seller talk with one question after the "Good afternoon. Hi, I'm Scout Farm-for-listings..thank you for answering the door and I'm just out today to meet the folks living in this neighborhood personally. Do you or think any one around you for neighbors might be thinking about selling now or in the future?" Your home owner or renter answer is what you are after, what gets noted and scribbed down and then hand them some propaganda print listing flyers, how we market, who we are and thank them, move on like trick or treating. Door to door works! Get out of the office on a pretty spring day. Great exercise so no trailer truck tire grows around your waist. Warning... sleeping dogs on long long chains you wake up by mistake. Back peddle, warp five Mr Sulu. Sympathy for the mailman that does this stop daily.

Jan 26, 2017 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Im not a fan of scripting for real estate, just movies and TV shows

Jan 26, 2017 04:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

What you leave when there is no answer may be more important than your script.

Jan 26, 2017 03:05 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just leave a flier on doorsteps or give them if they are outside. 

Jan 25, 2017 11:49 PM