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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Not since 1980's.   "Farming".  It was not for me.

Jun 29, 2016 07:55 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I did in the beginning - that's how I learned there were 8 real estate agents in my immediate neighborhood - talk about an awakening LOL

Jun 29, 2016 10:01 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not any longer, a combo of rude responses and not being safe keep me from doing it

Jun 29, 2016 10:33 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never done door knocking. 

What you leave at the door will determine your success.

Jun 29, 2016 10:09 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't. Too many risks and liabilites involved these days.

Jun 29, 2016 09:12 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Emily Wojtowicz once only - and that was the end of door knocking!

You can guess - not a pleasant experience for sure.

Jun 29, 2016 04:23 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not anymore, since locals do not like that and unlikely even open a door. Leaving your market updates on the doorsteps or clip it to a fence is usually the best choice( unless you pay for mailing).

Jun 29, 2016 04:17 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

I have and after getting chased back to my car by a dog on numerous occassions I changed to direct mail with no regrets or look backs

Jun 29, 2016 02:32 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't do any door knocking.

Jun 29, 2016 12:46 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Nope..not effective now. I'm with Susan Emo 

Jun 29, 2016 11:59 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would rather dig ditches.

Jun 29, 2016 11:21 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We tried it way back in the day and it didn't go over too well.  We were just trying to spread the news about an open house coming up.  It was like "Here, I'm going to hand you this flyer so YOU can throw it away."  LOL!  

We'd do better today but it's not part of our game plan.  

Jun 29, 2016 11:09 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have not done this but I have seen it done. Dressed well with a gift works

Jun 29, 2016 09:33 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I haven't tried door knocking other than to let the neighbors know I was holding an open house.

Jun 29, 2016 09:17 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I try to treat people in the same manner in which I'd like to be.  I dislike people coming to my door more so than telemarketers on the phone.  I think it lessens our professional reputation and has an air of desperation.  But that's just me, in my market, in my country! 


PS  I also think it is dangerous in this day and age.

Jun 29, 2016 08:43 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have but only when I have a listing in the area and/or an open house. Maybe the timing was bad but I found very few people at home and this was on a weekend. I know people who door knock and say they have had much success, including listing leads

Jun 29, 2016 08:17 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I have been door knocking. My goal was to introduce myself. I believe what's most important about door knocking is to continue the relationship...direct mail, door hangers, items of value, more door knocking. Once is not enough.

Oct 11, 2016 11:35 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

I'd be afraid of getting shot!

Jul 04, 2016 03:40 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Emily - I did try door knocking a long time ago when I was looking to sell a listing in a neighborhood. I had limited success, but people were open to talking with me.

I have considered door knocking in an area I am looking to farm.

Jul 02, 2016 05:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have done many lead generating activities over the years including door knocking.   It wasn't a good match because I don't like people knocking on my door.  That said -- I did get a listing from an out-of-state owner who happened to be visiting the property the day I knocked on the door.   

Jun 30, 2016 03:18 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I work a great farm and I give hand outs all the time and it helps the phone to ring.

Jun 29, 2016 11:42 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I never knocked on doors for business. However, some people have been successful at it.

Jun 29, 2016 11:31 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As Fred said, not since the 1980's!

Jun 29, 2016 10:45 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't cold call and don't door knock and haven't done this in 25 years. I hate when it's done to me, so no way am I doing it to someone else.

Jun 29, 2016 10:42 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

You have to have a purpose & that makes it easier. Needing listing for buyer, etc.  It's tough because not many people are home anymore OR don't answer the door.

Jun 29, 2016 10:04 PM
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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

Once.  In 2004.  FSBOs.  That was the weekend we took three listings.  Not since - we refined our method for approaching FSBOs.

Jun 29, 2016 09:40 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not in years. I gt annoyed when people knock on my door when I am cooking or having dinner or on the phone , so I realize how they feel. I work from my home office.

Jun 29, 2016 09:15 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No. I walk in a neighborhood and often meet people that way.

Jun 29, 2016 06:52 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I did it back in the day as a new agent.  I just did it because another newbie had tried and came back to the office with two terrific listings.  He had better luck than I did!

Jun 29, 2016 01:01 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, door to door in my farm area.  Good source of business.

Jun 29, 2016 12:53 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

I have done door knocking and it was to establish myself as teh neighborhood expert. I would share market data. 

Jun 29, 2016 10:46 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have done this, and should do it again. I always hand out a market report for the neighborhood. I have it folded so that the first thing the homeowner sees is...What is my (fill in the name of the subdivision) worth. I also had the door hanger bags to leave the report if no one was home. 

Response was fairly good. Most people were very friendly. 

Jun 29, 2016 09:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

sellers only. Often generate renters wanting to buy or would like to know what it takes to own.

Jun 29, 2016 07:58 AM