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#106663 - 12/04/05 11:10 PM Door Knocking
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 200
Loc: LAS VEGAS, NV.
Does any one do this daily. Im thinking of doin it in my farm area probably maybe 30 houses/ day or maybe week. Any luck with door knocking

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#106664 - 12/05/05 12:18 AM Re: Door Knocking
Thomas Ray Offline
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Registered: 11/09/05
Posts: 82
Loc: Santa Monica,CA
If I had someone to partner up with, I would
do it.

It is really a rush to get someone to
open the door. In your head you need to be
prepared. Have fun, laugh at what you're doing,
know you are there to build trust, know they
are not going to "make a decision" on their
doorstep. Rehearse your "hook" ideas and don't
come off as that stereotyped artificial agent.
Remember, small talk (the weather etc...) is a
part of the dance. It allows the other party
to decide what they think of you. Small talk
is critical and is not about the content. But, without it, you can't get to anything substantive. Also, pretend you are the host. Be
gracious.
Good luck!
T
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#106665 - 12/05/05 01:01 AM Re: Door Knocking
daisy Offline
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Registered: 11/10/05
Posts: 331
Loc: IN
I have only door knocked on my own twice. One time it got me a listing and another time they told me they had a verbal contract with another agent to put it on the market when the repairs were done. I don't step on anybodys toes, we all work hard in this buisness so I told him if things don't work out he knows how to reach me.
I have spent several days door knocking with my mentoring broker. He usually does all the talking at first so I know what sort of things I should say. I'm used to being around a lot of people and talking in front of big groups but I still get nervous when knocking on doors.

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#106666 - 12/05/05 03:36 PM Re: Door Knocking
lippicker Offline
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Registered: 07/20/05
Posts: 174
Loc: California
I door knocked this summer. It did get my face and name out there. My husband tells everyone at his work about me being a realtor and they always say "Oh yeah, she came to my house" or "Her picture (magnet bussiness card) is on my fridge" I guy said he will only use me because no other realtor has done that.

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#106667 - 12/05/05 04:39 PM Re: Door Knocking
ky realtor Offline
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Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 1879
Loc: kentucky
I just can't do it. It's not in my nature, and I feel sleazy. I know this is a personality defect on my part, but I can't do it. I have in the past door-knocked two times with a partner. Both of those times I got a listing, so you would think I would be beating down doors.
But I just can't do it.
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#106668 - 12/05/05 09:14 PM Re: Door Knocking
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Registered: 09/19/04
Posts: 698
Loc: Montgomery County, MD/DC Metro...
Hey ky, Its not a defect, its normal. We all have a comfort level beyond which we cannot go unless there is a BIG reason. Gary Keller calls it the "Big Why". If you needed to make 300k by this time next year to save the life of a loved one, you would be out there door knocking tomorrow if thats what it took. That's a BIG WHY and If we focus on WHY we want what we want, we will go way beyond our comfort level.
I am not into door knocking myself but that's because I have better alternatives, but if everthing else dryed up, guess what I would be doing?
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#106669 - 12/05/05 11:56 PM Re: Door Knocking
daisy Offline
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Registered: 11/10/05
Posts: 331
Loc: IN
I don't find it sleezy at all. I'm just still quite new at this that I'm just now building up my confidence to do that.
Personally, if I see somebody who looks like a salesperson knocking on my door, by all means I want them to go away... but usually we answer. Every now and then it may be a service we were looking into and the right person knocked when we needed them to.
What I will do is make it short and sweet, hand them something to remember your name and number by, tell them what you do and if they are ever in need of any real estate advice or if they're ready to make a move to please feel free to call.

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#106670 - 12/06/05 05:27 PM Re: Door Knocking
SusanScuba Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 299
Loc: Alexandria, VA USA
MDHomes - that is a great way to look at it! I absolutely hate it, but have gone twice with a fellow agent and it was fun. We got 2 listings, with a couple more in the pipeline for this spring. It definitely works, but again, I won't do it unless I'm with someone else -- it is just not in my nature.

What you say is true - we will go beyond our comfort level to get what we really want. The agent I've door knocked with is extremely motivated and door knocks all the time. Then again, she picks something motivational (this year it was a particular luxury SUV), puts a picture of it above her desk and that just works for her. I think she uses that as a way to get out of her comfort zone and do what she has to do.

Me, I would just buy the car and be done with it so I truly admire her discipline and motivation.

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#106671 - 12/07/05 09:25 PM Re: Door Knocking
stsmall Offline
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Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Frederick, MD
Where I live and would love to do business we have a strict "No Soliciting" rule, so I've never tried door knocking here. Anybody have an ethical way of dealing with that? (I do have a "Big WHY"-Why?Because I'm not making any money right now!!!)

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#106672 - 12/07/05 10:24 PM Re: Door Knocking
MDHomes2Go Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: 09/19/04
Posts: 698
Loc: Montgomery County, MD/DC Metro...
"Because I'm not making any money right now!" smile
.....That's not a big enough WHY! Take it a step further. Try these examples on for size, see which one fits....

You need to make $11,500 in 3 months, WHY? ...Otherwise you will lose your house!

You need to save $25,000 in the next 6 months, WHY?.... Because your daughter is getting married and you don't have a dime to pay for the wedding.

You need to save $50,000 by September '06, WHY?... because your son just got accepted to Harvard Medical School and you are his only supporter.

Only You know what's your BIG WHY, or you may have several BIG WHYS. Use it as motivation.

Famous Qoute: "It's not what you drive.. It's what drives you!"
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#106673 - 12/08/05 04:18 PM Re: Door Knocking
stsmall Offline
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Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Frederick, MD
Good point about being specific on the Big Why's. My comment about not mking any money was (mostly) tongue in cheek, but your advice is useful. I'm going to take it a step further, as you say. Thanks!

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#106674 - 12/08/05 06:50 PM Re: Door Knocking
Jflynn Offline
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Registered: 07/16/04
Posts: 2899
as for being specific on the big whys, I suggest you read Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It's the great-granddaddy of all business motivation books.

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#106675 - 12/08/05 09:40 PM Re: Door Knocking
OBXbound Offline
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Registered: 06/30/05
Posts: 40
Must depend on the geographical area - NOBODY I know of door knocks! Rural area - most people (including myself) probably would not even consider opening their door to a stranger standing on their porch! When I hear door knocking I think of vaccuum cleaner salemen from back in the 60's !

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#106676 - 12/09/05 12:31 AM Re: Door Knocking
arielmonzon Offline
Member

Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 445
Loc: Lansdale, PA
Nobody door knocks out here either. I was thinking of hiring DJ's and give them to local companies for their years end parties.

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#106677 - 12/09/05 02:47 AM Re: Door Knocking
L Offline
Member

Registered: 03/29/05
Posts: 162
Loc: Newark Delaware
Heres a thought, if nobody is doing it (most likely because of the fear of rejection.... Maybe it would be a good idea.

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