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#405814 - 04/28/12 07:37 PM Re: Door Knocking [Re: Thunderstruck]
herb vinegar Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 25
Loc: California
I agree with you, there are many non-license telemarketers out there without license and some of them are located outside the usa. I don't see why door knocking should be the exception in prospecting in our state. I believe giving the door knocker the proper prospecting script could work in getting leads.Our market is full of investors out there knocking on doors without having a real estate license.

#405823 - 04/29/12 01:45 AM Re: Door Knocking [Re: Thunderstruck]
Dodger52 Offline

Registered: 10/14/11
Posts: 266
Loc: Montana
@Thunderstruck here it is

California Business and Professions Code
(section 10131)
"10131. A real estate broker within the meaning of this part is a person who, for a compensation or in expectation of a compensation,regardless of the form or time of payment, does or negotiates to do one or more of the following acts for another or others:
(a) Sells or offers to sell, buys or offers to buy, solicits prospective sellers or puchasers of, solicits or obtains listings of, or negotiates the purchase, sale or exchange of real property or a business opportunity."

Not being an attorney I can't offer a legal opinion, but it seems to me that door knocking would be a form of soliciting business.
Dodger52 (Chris)
Prudential Montana Real Estate

#405826 - 04/29/12 05:16 AM Re: Door Knocking [Re: herb vinegar]
PA Roadkill Offline
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Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 2179
Loc: The Middle of the Interstate
The OP's attitude seems to be "show me that I can't". Maybe the best thing is to just let them go on their merry way and then let the state handle him.

Maybe California allows licensees to pay "Bird Dog Fees" on a transactional basis. Maybe NAR's Code of Ethics doesn't apply in California. Perhaps not one of the hundreds of thousands of real estate licensees over the life of real estate law in California has ever thought of this kind of prospecting. In my long life I've found that you can never convince someone they are incorrect once they have taken a fixed position.

Edited by PA Roadkill (04/29/12 05:18 AM)
Broker-Owner Thirteen Years REO Experience

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#405828 - 04/29/12 06:22 AM Re: Door Knocking [Re: herb vinegar]
rosie Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 3
Loc: ca, usa
Hi Herb:
I agree that door knocking can be an effective tool. Afterall, its one of the basics that we probably need not forget! It used to work and I believe it still does.

Good luck,

#405835 - 04/29/12 08:43 AM Re: Door Knocking [Re: herb vinegar]
Vermont Offline
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7866
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
Originally Posted By: herb vinegar
". . . Our market is full of investors out there knocking on doors without having a real estate license . . ."

But those "investors" are supposedly principals working for their own account; not as an "Agent" for someone else.

Most Real Estate Laws and Regulations apply only to people working as "Agents"; the Laws exist to protect the parties who hire us to perform a function for the principals.

And your hired Door-knockers would probably be classified as "Agents" working for you; not as principals.

But they would probably expect to be paid as Employees too; with all of the protection and benefits that entails . . . . not as Independent Contractors. The worst of both worlds.

This is all about "what makes for an Agent ?"
Dale C. Hittle of GOLDEN RULE PROPERTIES in Glover, Vermont
Where We're Always Striving To Put Together "THE FAIR DEAL"

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