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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I can't help as I don't work the FSBO or expired markets.

Jan 06, 2016 11:33 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

First check Do Not Call lists before making call.  Second I had better luck knocking on their door.

Jan 06, 2016 10:42 PM
Toronto, ON

It is better to be standing up as your voice projects better.  Same reason that singers / voiceover actors stand when recording.

Jan 06, 2016 10:36 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

For FSBO's, set up a preview.  

For expired, call and ask if they were still interested in selling.  

I don't like scripts, I just approach honestly and remain myself throughout.  

Jan 07, 2016 11:20 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I echo John McCormack .  I prefer to work with people who have reached out to me through my track record, former clients and professional referrals.

Jan 07, 2016 12:58 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I don't do this but if I was going to I would set an appointment with them and tell them that you would like to pre-view the house so you can keep it in mind for your clients.  I would work on a real relationship with them.

Jan 07, 2016 12:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You need to check the Do Not Call lists before making any calls. Even then, most of them do not want your calls. Drop by and meet them face to face for the best relationships.

Jan 07, 2016 12:04 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Don't get mad at my answer but I truly don't think the want us to call in 2016.  Check Out Laura Duggan's program.  I think if you could find more creative ways to get in front of them, handwritten mail with odd looking envelopes ect IMO.

Jan 07, 2016 12:01 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I don't call I send personalized letters.  However if you want the low-down I would check with Barbara Todaro 

Jan 06, 2016 11:22 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Spokeo or Anywho might help.  Paid services like Redx provide phone numbers if available and also scrubs DNC.

Jan 06, 2016 11:04 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've written posts about calling fsbo's.... ask in the search box....

Jan 06, 2016 11:03 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Everyone calls or writes.  Why not door knock?

Jan 06, 2016 10:49 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Marina Sarabia & Kathleen Costanzo Everyone calls so I don't think it is very effective. I send out a letter as soon as I see the property isn't relisted. Then I follow up with another letter, if it still isn't listed a month later. If I don't get a response, I take the hint.

Jan 06, 2016 10:45 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 Keller Williams is the greatest proponent of directly calling FSBO's and expireds.

What resources does your organization recommend?


Jan 06, 2016 10:43 PM
Marina Sarabia & Kathleen Costanzo
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Fort Lauderdale, FL
954-914-8060 ~ 954-914-8056 ~ We Sell Broward !!!

Fred, that is one of my main concerns so the question is making a call without actually soliciting a listing--how can that be done?

Jan 11, 2016 09:03 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Definitely check the Federal and State Do Not Call lists.  The State of Florida Department of Consumer Services made an example out of some health club / gym that was cold calling.  $30K or $40K in fines!

Jan 09, 2016 01:40 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

" Hi this is _____  &  _______ " We're calling you from our cell phone and are standing outside on your front door stoop. Can we come in and tour your home ?"

Jan 07, 2016 11:33 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm jsut starting to work on these 2 in my area. Personal note cards mailed first. I wouldn't want anyone calling me right away and KW would more than likely beat me to that call. :-)  First mail out this week, then I will knock on the door.

Jan 07, 2016 10:51 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I would suggest sending them a note, if they are motivated they may reach out to you.

Keep in mind that many are expired for a reason so make sure they are motivated before agreeing to be their next agent.

Jan 07, 2016 09:29 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I currently don't contact FSBO or Expireds.   Good luck.

Jan 07, 2016 08:37 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Marina & Kathleen,
Everybody calls or mails. If it is safe, go knock the door and you’ll be surprised at how many will work with you.

Jan 07, 2016 06:58 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Personally, I believe the best way is not by phone, but in person followed by letters.

Jan 07, 2016 03:02 AM