Mick Hall, Real Estate Agent in the Sacramento Area (Coldwell Banker D.A.R.E)

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Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation
Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC - Port Coquitlam, BC
Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team

I target every house, especially the ones where someone is home.  There are a thousand reasons people sell and many of them occur before 5 years. People also talk about you with their neighbours, the more they see you the more top of mind you become.  They tell you of others that they heard are sellling too.  Knock away my friend!

May 19, 2016 09:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I have 3 signs-no solicitation, no realtors or missionaries.

Whoever leaves flyer on my door I will not vote for him.

I also contact City for failing to have a SOLICITATION Badge and that is $350 fine.

I have one time a rookie who knocked and I asked about his solicitation permit. He ran! 

May 19, 2016 10:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I pick a Primary Geo Area that I want to Brand my ID in and that's where I'll door knock

May 19, 2016 10:04 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

All the homes.

May 19, 2016 09:27 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I used to do this but haven't in years

May 20, 2016 01:09 AM
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Grace Hanamoto
Intero Real Estate - Sunnyvale, CA
Quality, Knowledge, Professionalism, Experience

Californian are so "anti-door answering" I'm in the camp of "its not worth it anymore."  I do leave flyers at doors, however, when I'm listing a home as a means to publicize the listing, but no actual door knocking/bell ringing for me. 

P. S.  I count neighborhood walking days as "Grace Don't Gotta Go to the Gym" days, and that's ALWAYS a good thing!

May 19, 2016 02:33 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

just go for all the doors

May 19, 2016 11:26 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would knock on every door, because there is no way to know if they know friends and/or relatives who would love to move into their neighborhood.  I would not just be looking for sellers, but for buyers, too Mick Hall.    

May 19, 2016 10:32 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I door knocked a couple of years ago in a neighborhood that my buyer specifically wanted.  She wanted a home backing to open space, so only knocked on those doors.

May 22, 2016 11:32 PM
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Cesar Bautista
Keller Williams Realty Central Coast ~ Pismo Beach - Santa Maria, CA
Your Central Coast Area Realtor 805.264.1646

Since I'm in the neighborhood I hit every door.  I have a neighborhood list for owners and absentee owners/landlords from my escrow company so I know if it is a rental or home owner living there.  Every person we talk to is a possible lead so I say know on every door in your farm. 

May 20, 2016 03:53 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When I door knocked I knocked on all the doors!

May 20, 2016 12:56 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I don't door knock, but there was an interesting article on a FB real estate agent site and the agent had visited 800 homes and knocked on every door!

May 19, 2016 11:25 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

parked and reading

May 19, 2016 11:08 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We never door knocked. The solicitation license is too pricey.

May 19, 2016 10:58 PM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

OMGosh...I live in an OK neighborhood and would not dare knock on a door unless I lost a pet.

A good way to get a door slammed in your face...or maybe shot. This is 2016...many people who knock on doors are just casing the joint.

Eve

May 19, 2016 10:28 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

While you are there, knock on every door. What you leave at the door is very important.

May 19, 2016 10:21 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Everybody as someone might be a bird dog & tell you who is moving if not them.

May 19, 2016 10:00 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done it in years.

May 19, 2016 09:30 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Every door, I don't pass any that is unless it has a real estate sign in front of it. 

May 19, 2016 08:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Much quicker to just knock on the door than to research the home before knocking.

May 19, 2016 07:56 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Why would one only target houses sold more than 5 years ago.  Some people move after owning the house less than 5 years.

May 19, 2016 07:55 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Mick Hall - I guess, one should - that's what door knocking is all about. (Though I do not door knock.)

May 19, 2016 02:34 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I usually have a list that a buyer is intrerested in

May 19, 2016 02:26 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Every door. Easy to keep track where you have been.

Now there may be purpose of the visit that would be more selective for example if you are collaborating with a local business who is giving away 10 gallons of exterior paint. The brick house would be a good one to skip.

May 19, 2016 01:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Door knocking isn't on my to do list.

May 19, 2016 01:06 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I'm not a door knocker but if I was, I would target neighborhoods that had good turnovers the year before and i would knock on every door.

May 19, 2016 12:56 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Search the Property Appraiser / Public Records first.  That will help avoid REOs, investors, squatters, etc.

May 19, 2016 12:50 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

When I farmed any area I went door to door twice per year and more often when I has new listing or recent sold in neighborhood 

May 19, 2016 12:23 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 much door knocking these days.

May 19, 2016 12:18 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

knock and they will come

May 19, 2016 12:03 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mick Hall No door knocking here.

May 19, 2016 10:49 AM