Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No, our Sellers specify right in the MLS "DO NOT CONTACT".  It is seen as a bottom-feeder activity up here.  Our Sellers are more than capable of reaching out to the Realtor of their choice when they are ready.

Jan 04, 2016 11:07 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

No I don't.  If it is not relisted and I actually have a buyer I generally call the last agent.  It's juts never been something I'm comfortable with.

Jan 04, 2016 10:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I used to, but in the last 2 years we have so few expireds in the areas I work, it's not worth the time invested. When I did work them more aggressively in the down market, I would use snail mail in a combination of dripping them with post cards and regular envelope mail. I've heard from too many homeowners how much they hated being barraged with phone calls and drop-by's that I am always reticent about do so, myself.

Jan 04, 2016 09:28 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

 We do not chase Expireds...with the divorce part of our practice...the lawyers and judges chase them for us after the friends,, neighbors and relatives priced the property toooo high....we are referred.

Jan 04, 2016 09:15 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We rarely do as it is a quesion of ROI. Other activities generate more revenue.

Jan 04, 2016 09:07 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Jeff.  I have a 7 touch system that employs all the above.  And sometimes like today I only need make the first phone call to secure the new listing.  Nice Monday start.  Mark

Jan 04, 2016 01:56 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't -I am going to  try to work FSBOs instead this year.

Jan 04, 2016 01:20 PM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

My expired sellers usually have a strategy why they are not relisting. Either changing their minds, renting, waiting for awhile to relist. But they always want me back when they are ready. And, of course, they tell me about all the mail they get from other agents who want the listing.

Jan 04, 2016 12:18 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I prospect expireds.  I prospect old expireds, not the ones that just come on the market.  I send a letter and door knock on the ones in great locations and higher prices.

Jan 04, 2016 11:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never gone after expired listings. For me, it is easier to work on another sale.

Jan 04, 2016 11:56 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I did when I first started in the business.  Now I am more productive working my database.

Jan 04, 2016 09:39 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Jan 04, 2016 09:00 PM
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...

Jan 04, 2016 08:09 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. A couple of my Realtor referral partner will actually go the the property to attempt to meet with the owner, both are very successful.

Jan 04, 2016 05:44 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

The agents who specialize in expires often get a sort of dodgy rep with their colleagues.  Not that that should stop one from trying.  There just aren't that many around here.

Jan 04, 2016 04:04 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

I work EXPIRED and WITHDRAWN via a mail campaign.  

EXPIREDs - Letter to hit their mailbox within 2 to 3 days, then every two weeks till told to stop by them or the home comes back on the market.

WITHDRAWN - Letter to hit their mailbox within 2 or 3 days, then once a month till told to stop by them or the home comes back on the  market.


Successful - yes. but not a fruit-full as one would hope.  Have picked up a new listing from a withdrawn neighbor.  The withdrawn was sharing the information I was providing with them.

Jan 04, 2016 04:03 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Dowler CRS working by referrals help me generate enough leads - no point going after someone who may slam the door on your face!

Jan 04, 2016 03:53 PM
Toronto, ON

Our MLS has a "do not contact" field.

Jan 04, 2016 02:15 PM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I bought this end of 2014 and it's still in a box in the closet.

Jan 04, 2016 01:49 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   We made a lot of money calling expireds some years ago.  Haven't done it in a while.

     Today, I would get legal counsel regarding the "Do Not Call List" before getting on the phone.

Jan 04, 2016 12:53 PM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

I have never had enough success to justify it as part of our business plan. There may be a few I may go after on a case by case basis but nothing systematically.

Jan 04, 2016 11:34 AM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm working on expireds. Something new this year.  Right now I'm mailing and plan to drop off information in a stop by soon.  Will see what works best. I'm not one to sit on the phone and call the day it expires.  

Jan 04, 2016 11:09 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I haven't been going after expired listings but I plan to start.  I will begin by mail or phone for an appt.   Some agents are having success with expired listings.

Jan 04, 2016 11:08 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Yes. We call and those we cannot find a phone number for we use mail. Calling works pretty good for us but we don't call the day a listing expires. We wait a while and then start to keep in contact with the seller. We have also had some success with calling older expireds

Jan 04, 2016 10:53 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have tried all of the above except calling and haven't had much success with any of them.

Jan 04, 2016 10:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

My admin checks a few times a week and sends out postcards.

Mar 14, 2019 08:06 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I marketed to Expired Listing with a set of prospecting letters that I purchased. No success.

Sep 07, 2016 06:31 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff - I haven't really tried to go after expired listings, but have considered it. Good question, and thanks to everyone for sharing their answers.

Jan 05, 2016 07:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Do I?  I don't.

Why not?  It's one of the many things I tried when I was new and it never "connected" with me.

I'll certainly come back to see what others say.


Jan 05, 2016 02:27 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I starting working my sphere of influence which continues to grow.  I spend time with the people I enjoy and do not advertise, cold call, door knock, farm, etc...  My clients come from referral; this brings me people that come in with a level  of trust already in place from both of us.

Jan 05, 2016 01:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do not, have a good sphere that calls me FIRST to list their home.  I have found expireds have not sold for a reason, and they are more difficult to sell.

Jan 04, 2016 11:30 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Dowler CRS Yes, I send a letter with a call to action for requesting a proposal. One month later, after checking to see if they have not relisted, I send another letter. If I don't get a response, I take the hint.

Jan 04, 2016 10:50 PM
Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

When I can't find a perfect property for a buyer, I'll look back at expired to see if something fits. I'll send letters and drop by expireds that look like good fits for a specific buyer - I won't prospect expireds randomly. 

Most sellers are so annoyed by the robo calls and automated mailiings they need a specific reason to call, it works. Occasionally I'll get a listing out of it if the property isn't quite right for my buyres.


Jan 04, 2016 10:08 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I hold myself accountable in just my Primary market (1 of 16 school districts in our County). Drop by !!!

Jan 04, 2016 10:05 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Jeff. After I get my real estate license, I will explore this avenue.

Jan 04, 2016 05:11 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

The few times I have worked expireds I go by in person. If they aren’t home I leave a flyer and go back that evening.

Jan 04, 2016 02:25 PM