Marco Giancola, Realtor    (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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No lights and putting 2 DO NOT DISTURB signs on the door didn't keep the spooks from ringing our bell until 10pm.  Our neighborhood doesn't have spooks they are come in from other areas of town. 

Oct 31, 2015 10:12 PM
Jill Moog
Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale

Zero. I live in a gated condo complex and almost never get trick or treaters, although there are many children who live in the complex. I recently found out there is a neighborhood map you are to add your house if you want trick or treaters to show up. I guess this is a way to keep the kids safe.

Oct 31, 2015 11:56 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dozens and dozens at my door!

Oct 31, 2015 11:00 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I had none but I live in a gated 55+ community.  Also I wasn't home, so I didn't expect to have to pass out candy!

Oct 31, 2015 10:54 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Marco Giancola None

Oct 31, 2015 10:21 PM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

We probably had around 1,000.  We live on a loop that gets kids from all over the Island and also people drive from in town.  I usually spend at least $100 on candy.  My son decided to do the candy handing out this year though.  He spent $30 and all the candy was gone by 6-6:30.  Some kid came by and gave him all of his candy to pass out.  Too funny!  We could not even get back to our house until after 9:00.  Fun, fun!

Oct 31, 2015 10:01 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Zero for the second year in the row.  There are not very many kids in our neighborhood to begin with and I think people take their kids elsewhere

Oct 31, 2015 09:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

We had more than 60 kids.

Oct 31, 2015 08:49 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Zero.  Zip. Zilch.  Nada.

I think there are more community events in some neighborhoods.


Nov 01, 2015 12:59 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

About 20 groups and many had to be adults dressed up to collect candy for their kids.

Oct 31, 2015 11:59 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Nada, zilch.... Second year in a row.

Oct 31, 2015 11:58 PM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

light night for our neighborhood. about one hundred.

Oct 31, 2015 11:31 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Doorbell rang about 5-6 times, so maybe a total of 20 trick or treaters. 

Oct 31, 2015 11:06 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had 10, that is it. Here we used to always have it on afternoons and tehy switched it to 5-8pm when its dark. The little ones are the ones this should be for and dark is not always safe.

Oct 31, 2015 10:35 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As we make the transition back to Chicago, we have an apartment and no trick or treaters knocked on our door!

Oct 31, 2015 10:23 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

We had about fifteen groups and one Father dressed as Thor and another as Spiderman to match up with his son!

Oct 31, 2015 10:15 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

we had 3 groups - 6 total - I think our neighborhood doesn't have many children right now- my neighbor's daughter lives in Roanoke- she had over 200 

Nov 05, 2015 07:27 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

For two years in a row we have had zero ....I think most go to churchs for trunk and treats now.


Nov 03, 2015 05:12 AM
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA

There were about 25. It was a little quiet this year.

Nov 02, 2015 08:21 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®


I skip it every year:)

Nov 01, 2015 08:57 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I live in a gated community, so we had none. Yet, my kid went out with her friends and brought a lot of candies ( I'm not allowed to eat them:).

Nov 01, 2015 03:11 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

None, it is a dead scene.

Nov 01, 2015 09:19 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Because of the cold rainy weather, we had ZERO!  I agree with you on the unsafeness.

Nov 01, 2015 07:02 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I didn't turn on my light this year. It just seems pointless because we don't get many of them anymore. I know in my area the parents and kids tend to go to the golf course developement because they feel they get a better quality of candy there. I can tell you from my many years as a parent taking kids out, that is not the truth. There's plenty of great candy all over town. 

Nov 01, 2015 06:53 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I was flying and drove home in the dark. I had zero. We live in a good neighborhood and usually have 50 or more kids.

Nov 01, 2015 06:27 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I didn't have any, but my driveway is long, uphill and my lights were off.  I arrived home from the gym at 7pm and in my neighborhood the only person I saw was an adult out for a jog.


I think to some degree parents find it unsafe.  In my area for example, there are no street lights and not a lot of kids.  I was talking to a friend in another part of town and they were expecting over 400 kids this year.  They had over 300 last year.  Like doorknocking, I think it all depends on the area.  If an area isn't known for giving out candy, it doesn't pay to work that area.  Go where they are all giving out candy.  Churches and malls seem to be popular, but the mall I left just before 7pm didn't have any kids in it.


I had my lights off in the front, but when I got home for the first year I played video games in my office, which is in the front of the house.  I had some lights on, certainly enough to signal being home, and no knocks on the door.  I had all my perimeter lighting back on by 815 and most of my normal interior lighting.  It was dead out in my area.

Nov 01, 2015 05:10 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I've heard the same thing from many people.  I don't believe it is related to safety.  It's because of being on a Saturday and having events to attend or parties to go to.  People didn't send the kids out trick or treating this year.  It was a family affair.

Nov 01, 2015 03:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

130 by 7 pm and I ran out of candy.  Had to turn off the lights and slink to the back of the house. 

Nov 01, 2015 03:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

None. Our road has no shoulder or sidewalks and really isn't safe for walking trick or treaters. Plus it's about a mile or two from town. We'll be eating all the candy we bought!

Nov 01, 2015 02:34 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

None. I turned off the lights and blogged in the back of the house.

Nov 01, 2015 02:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Nada, and we did not expect any. A

Nov 01, 2015 01:53 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

This year was odd. I can count the number of kids that ran my door bell. I went thru 2 bags full of candy last year. 

Perhaps, it is because several churches in our community decided to host event in our local parks and churches. 

Safety is a great concern...

Nov 01, 2015 01:08 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I bought 90 full sized candy bars and had 15 kids.... the nursing home will get them.... my mother's 93 and loves candy.... I'm certainly not going to put her on a diet at that age.... mangia....


Nov 01, 2015 01:10 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

we had 7 groups..slow..i was surprised

Nov 01, 2015 12:59 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You beat me by 2

Oct 31, 2015 11:40 PM
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

Zero. Gate locked & porch light of in case there were. But in 8 years I've only seen 2 here ever...they must have been lost.

Not many kids in our area. We're more UCSD students and middle aged parents. Most of us here either have adult kids or no kids.

Oct 31, 2015 11:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We were not home.

Jan 10, 2019 11:34 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

zero - we kept the front gate locked and the lights out!! 

Nov 05, 2016 11:37 PM