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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

only if I'm putting the sign in the wrong yard!

Sep 22, 2015 02:49 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, I do meet the neighbors but do not ask their assistance to sell the house.

Pick their neighbor, yes.

Here is what is IMPORTANT when meeting the neighbor.

"Hi neighbor. I'm Annette. Alice and Mary have asked me to help them sell their home and I'm really looking forward to finding you a new neighbor. If a perspective buyer were to ask you about the neighborhood or about this house, what would you share with them?"

"Whaa, whaa, whass........"

"If a buyer wanted to know more, can I refer them to you?"

What this accomplishes goes way beyond what is obvious.

Sep 22, 2015 11:37 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not usually, but I mail them Just Listed cards, and invite them to Open House if we're having one.

Sep 22, 2015 10:44 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No, but it's a great idea!

Sep 22, 2015 10:03 AM
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

Definitely! It's part of what I consider my "coming soon" program. I don't always do it myself, I have some trainee/junior agents that help. I always leave behind some collateral.

I also send about 50 personalized letters (with handwritten addresses so they're almost guaranteed to be opened) out to neighbors with "as you can see your neighbors are selling, you'll see an increase in activity, sorry for any inconvenience, open house schedule is...tell your friends, family, colleagues etc. We can arrange exclusive access before the general public, tell interested people to call me. Call me or go to my website if you're interested in your own prop value info"

It's a good use of time and marketing dollars, one of the highest ROIs. I only do about 12 listings/year, so it's not prohibitive. If you have 3+ listings/month, I can see where you'd run out of time for this type of activity.

Sep 23, 2015 01:37 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I typically do not go around and introduce myself to all the neighbors. I did that back when I got started, as well as the 'Just Listed' postcards.

Perhaps it is time to revisit that.

Sep 22, 2015 04:52 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

im in the area every day for a year. i have to get to know the neighbors well, and we try to become friends

Sep 22, 2015 02:32 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I sure do Debbie if I get the chance. I do not ring the door bell but of they are out and about I always introduce myself. I have gotten new business this way too.

Sep 22, 2015 02:11 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

sometimes- I should do it more often because you are absolutely right! 

Sep 22, 2015 01:52 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No I don't.  But generally speaking in my market I already know the neighbors. And about 1/3 of the people in my market on a singular facebook group and see my listings there.

Sep 22, 2015 12:39 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Debbie, I make it a point to meet the neighbors.  And I usually have a special open house just for the neighbors and any friends they want to bring along who might make good new neighbors.

Sep 22, 2015 12:36 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Our properties are a bit too big to see the neighbours usually, LOL.  With the Sellers' permission, I like to send a nice letter introducing me, what we're doing and encouraging them to choose their new neighbour.

Sep 22, 2015 12:29 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Usually the neighbors find us.

Sep 22, 2015 12:20 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Generally not a first. As the listing and viewing go thru the process we will meet some. 

Sep 22, 2015 10:08 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Depends on the property, for open houses we have several members of the team canvasing the neighborhood.

Feb 26, 2019 11:17 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


Sep 06, 2018 07:04 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. The only time I may have done that is when we were marketing the open house of that listing and only if the neighbor was already outside. Otherwise we'd leave a door hanger and we wouldn't ring the bell. Shame on us!

Aug 21, 2016 03:38 AM
Jody Marr
Edina Realty - Eau Claire, WI
Happy to service you here in the Chippewa Valley!!


Sep 23, 2015 01:01 PM
Trenton Claxton
The Claxton Realty Group Keller Williams - Denver, NC
Real Estate Agent serving the Charlotte area

Yes i try to get out and meet about fifty of them. I feel that when you a home I listed, the neighbors will likely know a relative, friend, or coworker that might want to move into the neighborhood to be closer to them.

Sep 23, 2015 12:14 PM
Tony Amiri
Coldwell Banker - Fremont, CA
Profession Real Estate Broker/Agent with 17 Years

Of Course because they might be the next to list with you 

Sep 23, 2015 08:40 AM
Bernie Weiss
Century 21 Affiliated - Delafield, WI
The Key to Finding Home

Not usually, but that is a fantastic idea!

Sep 23, 2015 08:38 AM
Toni Karppinen
Century 21 Hilltop - Simi Valley, CA
Real estate agent serving Southern California!


Sep 23, 2015 08:24 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not done that, although it sounds like it might be a good idea, if people open the dooor... I invite neighbors to Open Houses, send written invitations by mail. Agree they can be helpful, or may know someone who might be interested. One of my Open Houses turned into practically a block party, it was great! I got lots of local info and history.


Sep 23, 2015 03:16 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes as they may know someone interested and will also advertise it word of mouth.

Sep 23, 2015 12:26 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When the lising is in town I do right away...Rural properties are a bit harder

Sep 23, 2015 12:07 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I often visit the neighbors, particularly before an open house. Not only does it give them the opportunity to choose their next neighbors but it also gives them a headstart choosing their next Realtor :)

Sep 23, 2015 12:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sometimes -- I typically meet lots of neighbors at open house events too.  "Thanks for coming, it's your chance to choose your new neighbor -- do you know anyone who wants to live in this neighborhood?"

Sep 23, 2015 12:04 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know I should do more of it more consistently, Debbie.

Sep 22, 2015 11:23 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I have not talked to the neighbors, but I do send out Just Listed postcards.

Sep 22, 2015 10:34 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

No...not our style but know that some agents swear by this door knocking technique.

Sep 22, 2015 08:50 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Not always Debbie.

Sep 22, 2015 01:37 PM