Devin Keays, MBA (Keller Williams The Marketplace)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never, ever done it and never, ever will. I don't appreciate receving cold calls and I won't inflict them on anyone else. No portion of my business comes from cold calling. (And you do need to be very careful with the do not call registry issues these days, as well.)

Jan 04, 2016 09:14 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

Never, no and zero.

Jan 04, 2016 08:03 PM
Rainmaker
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Devon, I only call people that is within my sphere.

Jan 04, 2016 05:06 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

hmmm....none. I do not do cold calls. My guess, Joy is calling her network connections and online leads that is probably not that ''cold'':) 

Jan 04, 2016 03:28 PM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Devin Keays 100% of my business is internet leads so I'm always on the phone, text, and email with cold prospects.  This is my fifth year.

Jan 04, 2016 03:10 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I don't do any cold calling. I had a telemarketing job, for like a day, in my early twenties. I walked out and never went back. I know agents who are successful cold calling, but I would rather use other methods. It's not for everyone.

Jan 04, 2016 02:51 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only about 5%; been doing it since dinosaurs roamed the Earth!

Jan 04, 2016 09:03 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Jan 04, 2016 08:55 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Devin. I do no prospecting, built a 100% referral based business.

Jan 04, 2016 05:35 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

A lot of people take that do not call list seriously.  Any calling I do is to my sphere.

Jan 04, 2016 03:59 PM
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Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Not for COLD CALLS, I am afraid of the DO NOT CALL list and penalties.

Call me or direct me to call you in an email is a different story.

Jan 04, 2016 03:45 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Devin,
I am blessed to have repeat business so I don’t have to cold call. I don’t doubt that it works but it seems like a low productivity activity.

Jan 04, 2016 02:21 PM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't cold call.  I don't like getting cold calls.  There are plenty of other ways to prospect like door knocking, expireds an fsbo.  We all have the ways we prefer.  

Jan 04, 2016 10:53 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Devin Keays It was one of the only ways to prospect when I first got into the business. The Do Not Call list killed cold calling.

Jan 04, 2016 10:44 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 KW and their dialing for dollars programs has created an adversarial population of homeowners and buyer.

Sunday, I was holding an open house with 2016 market research as the purpose. Each attendee was seated and asked questions regarding their home buying and selling experience to date. Without exception all 11 parties expressed CONTEMPT with the siege KW agents (they named KW) placed them under with unceasing phone calls and lack of ability/willingness the hear NO. Which has now turned into 'Hell NO!"

And they shared the same opinion of REALTOR.com and the broadcast of their contact data to masses of agents.

Those reading this comment hopefully will see a light come on.

What does the buyer and seller want in comparison to what is happening to them?  Before you answer with the first thing that pops into your mind, remember, these citizens still want to buy or sell a house.

Jan 04, 2016 09:59 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

of all of the 'old school methods" of marketing, I have to say that cold calling and door knocking were both my LEAST FAVORITE....

Jan 05, 2016 01:11 AM
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Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Nope- never.  My only phone calls are to spend time with people that I want to spend time.  This leads me to clients from referral that I enjoy. 

Jan 05, 2016 12:41 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I tried many things when I was new to the business.  I quickly discovered it wasn't for me.   

Jan 05, 2016 12:10 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

ZERO!  Never have and never will.  I can't imagine in what world this would show itself to be the most effective use of my time, energy and reputation!  I think this in itself has made more people cancel their land lines than anything else

 

Jan 04, 2016 11:46 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have never done cold call phone prospecting. 

Jan 04, 2016 11:46 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

How often do you get sales calls with companies trying to sell you leads, better your google position, or manage your social media?  Do you enjoy getting those calls in the middle of a work day?  

Neither does anybody else, and that's what cold calling is.  

I hate it, have always hated it, and will never do it.  

Jan 04, 2016 11:19 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I did a lot of telemarketing in the very begining of my career. Almost none right now. All of my cold calls today are leads, I haven't ment yet .

Jan 04, 2016 09:50 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

None. I do not cold call. My past clients and referrals call or email me. I found this is the best business for me..100% repeat or referrals.

Jan 04, 2016 09:45 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

The first time forced to in the auto industry in 1982 and it lasted 15 minutes of agony and never since!

There are better ways to get referrals and new clients!

Jan 04, 2016 09:38 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

When I first got into real estate I did a lot of cold calling.  Now that my database is built I work it.

Jan 04, 2016 09:32 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Less and less as the years go by!

Jan 04, 2016 09:32 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

VERY FEW given the Do not call laws. Most of my prospecting is done by my blog and attracting new business

Jan 04, 2016 09:15 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I do not cold call.  I have seen agents cold call for hours at a time.  I don't know if it was effective.

Jan 06, 2016 11:03 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am not much of a cold caller, far too time consuming, I just call the people I know and someone always has a person that they know who needs our services.

Jan 05, 2016 03:01 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Luxury Homes & Interior Designer

I don't cold call and never have. I hate getting cold calls myself so I would never subject someone to something that I detest. 

Jan 05, 2016 09:31 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I never cold call. I wouldn't want those calls, so why would I do that to someone else.

Jan 05, 2016 05:46 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 have never been very good or successful doing cold calls.

Jan 05, 2016 03:19 AM