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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!

I know some brokerages provide RED-X for their agents to contact expireds and they don't filter out DNCs. So, you can get into a lot of trouble if you do phone them.

Why not stop by the house with a CMA and an offer to meet with them?

May 30, 2018 06:16 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Sorry, Will.  I am of NO HELP with this.  I refuse to hunt and chase numbers or people. If you are so inclined and motivated enough, do what Debe Maxwell, CRS suggests.  I wish you all the best.

May 30, 2018 06:23 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not my thing.  I might direct mail someone.  But I hate cold calls so I don't make them.

May 30, 2018 07:40 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I', with Kathleen Daniels on this one and Inna Ivchenko had a great suggestion.

May 30, 2018 07:03 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If you know their names you can research on Google or sometimes find them on social media. You can also knock on the door and ask. :)

May 30, 2018 06:54 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     You might find the number in the MLS, although many agents and some MLS's delete the numbers when the listing expires.  If you do find the number, you have to comply with State and Federal DNC lists.

    Best way is to stop by and knock on the door.  

  

May 30, 2018 06:29 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

i've seen this inman article, if you work expireds check it out: https://www.inman.com/2015/09/23/fsbo-and-expired-listing-prospecting-11-tips-for-real-estate-agents/

May 30, 2018 06:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't prospect "expired listings ".  Good luck.

May 30, 2018 06:10 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I'm not currently working for Expireds, but Inna Ivchenko provided great info!

May 30, 2018 07:50 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Knock on the doors to meet the owners.

May 30, 2018 06:31 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good question, not enough expires to spend much effort on here.

May 30, 2018 09:12 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Willis, TX

I usually try to research them online to find the phone number.  It sounds like there is some great advice here.  I don't usually go after expireds very often.  Good luck!

May 30, 2018 07:15 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Sorry, can't help you.  Parked and reading.

May 31, 2018 07:59 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Vulcan7, Redex and Mojo are the most commonly used. From my experience they will provide tele numbers for currently listed property, expired, LIS Pendens, and random stuff.

Agents using these services tend to walk right past the agents sign in the front yard to solicit a 'already listed' property.

They tend to think, "Vulcan made me do it!" is a valid response.

Moral to the story: these services make agents lazy and incapable of rational thinking.

But your question was, "What is the best way?"

Wait for the siege to end then present a message with a vulnerability dimension and your reason for existing.  If there is resonance, they will call. Your other option is to be part of the 'Sea of Smiley Faces' trying to manipulate a homeowner caught in the bitterness of disappointment.

May 31, 2018 04:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

just go knock on their door and show them how assertive you are....

May 31, 2018 04:33 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

There are vendors that provide the information that you seek. Search them out on the internet.

May 30, 2018 09:37 PM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Door knocking

May 30, 2018 09:03 PM
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Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

I like the idea of stopping by to meet them rather than calling.

I also try to "preview" a property after it's been on the market for a while to show an interest (gets past the question "why didn't you bring a buyer" when asking for their listing later...)
Bruce

 

May 30, 2018 09:02 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Red-X is often recommended on lab coat agents, as well as Vulcan 7, Espresso Agent, Landvoice.  All these came from lab coat.

May 31, 2018 10:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

First, I would analyze if they are worth your time.  A

May 31, 2018 09:37 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

the best way is directly from the expired Seller.

May 31, 2018 07:47 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I door knock and drop off a Pre-Listing Packet

May 31, 2018 07:39 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I'd give them a call to ask them....

Kidding aside, if you really need it that bad, there are marketing companies you can buy phone lists from.

Here's a free stupid idea, there are some websites that can do that, one by one. and some communities still publish an old-fashioned white phone book.

May 31, 2018 07:30 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

You can pay for a service, or try looking them up manually on a reverse phone number search.

May 31, 2018 06:38 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Gone are the days of the criss-cross directory. Many no longer have and lines. Door knocking has new meaning!

May 31, 2018 06:00 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

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

May 31, 2018 05:44 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

I use Landvoice. They provide a daily report of expireds with phone numbers.  However, the majority of the numbers are flagged on the list as do not call. I complained about this to the salesperson, and he said most agents just call them anyway.  Ethically I won’t call them. I respect someone’s right to be on that list. I am on that list and hate every caller who violates the list and calls me anyway. It is a subscription that I won’t renew. 

May 31, 2018 05:39 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I used to love the reverse directory, however now you have to pay for real numbers.

May 31, 2018 05:34 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Buy them. Not sure of the companies now as I haven't done it in years. There are hardly any in my area.

May 31, 2018 04:52 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not call expireds. I do not know anyone who likes to receive unsolicited calls. You should do mailings

May 31, 2018 04:03 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

You already received some good responses. I wouldn't know, since I don't hunt for the phone numbers of expireds.

May 31, 2018 03:54 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

When you stop by the house and drop off the market evaluation ask them for their phone number.

May 30, 2018 08:35 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Myabe ask the Russians, they seem to be good at this. Maybe the price would be too high.

Jun 29, 2018 07:19 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 don't chase expireds.

Jun 04, 2018 06:32 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm - there are many 'paid' services - not to mention about InfoUSA etc. if you don't get it from WhitePages.

May 31, 2018 09:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

With the number of people who have cell phones only...I don't know

May 31, 2018 07:53 PM
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Dan Hicks
Cresa Denver - Denver, CO
Office Tenant Representation

Hi Will,

The best place I have found for Expired Leads is the service offered through RedX at www.theredx.com.  It costs a small amount of money, but you can export your daily list in .csv format so that it can be easily uploaded into your CRM.

 

Hope that helps,

 

Dan Hicks

Office Tenant Advisor

Cresa Denver

May 31, 2018 11:14 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

I use Redx. They have ok numbers... some bad numbers but some good ones. it can take 7-8 dials to reach one number so its patience getting in contact with them 

May 31, 2018 09:10 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No clue... haven't worked expired in years... not enough there to make the time worth it these days. And I never called expired... they hate that cold calling 5 minutes after they've expired from dozens of agents. All of the expired business I picked up way back when was from a consistent mailing program.

May 31, 2018 03:34 AM