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Rainmaker
3,423,432
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not afraid but it's not a lead generation activity I use.  

Mar 29, 2017 05:03 AM
Rainmaker
3,208,265
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not afraid... but as I hate receving them, I don't make them. I'm a big believer in treating others as I like to be treated.

Mar 29, 2017 03:44 AM
Ambassador
4,364,645
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What is there to be afraid of?

But they are a waste of time since most expect nothing but scammers to be on the phone these days.

Mar 28, 2017 02:28 PM
Ambassador
1,264,964
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

No I am not afraid.  I see zero need for making them and annoying people.

Mar 28, 2017 02:24 PM
Ambassador
3,440,054
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No.

Mar 28, 2017 09:16 PM
Rainer
44,273
shirley cicero
Continental West Realty - Livermore, CO
Northern Colorado Mountain Homes and Vacant Land

Absolutely not! I make a game out of it and challenge myself. How many new people can I talk to today?

Mar 28, 2017 09:08 PM
Rainmaker
940,155
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope, I used to do them when I was desperate and ignorant i.e. new to the business. No matter what anyone says, they steal your joy eventually and working by referral is so much sweeter. I have not had to make a cold call in over 15 years, it's why I still have a soul.

Mar 28, 2017 06:53 PM
Ambassador
2,363,640
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 No.  But I don't, because of the Golden Rule.

Mar 28, 2017 03:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,569,030
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

No, I don't like making them, and I hate receiving them!  Do unto others...A

Mar 28, 2017 02:45 PM
Rainer
2,565
Gregory C. Alkema
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc - Cape Coral, FL
Residential Mortgage Lending in Florida

No. I've never had anyone be able to punch me through the phone yet. 

Mar 28, 2017 08:54 PM
Rainmaker
142,536
Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

No but I prefer to work by referrals.

Mar 28, 2017 08:48 PM
Ambassador
4,067,235
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Don't like make or receiving them!

Mar 28, 2017 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,857,125
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No not afraid..just no need as I have plenty of warm calls to make.

Mar 28, 2017 07:23 PM
Ambassador
3,983,643
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have no fear of that but choose not to violate do not call policies. There are other ways.

Mar 28, 2017 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
551,452
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I'm never afraid to speak with people - but I think 'cold calling' is rude and invasive...

Mar 28, 2017 02:30 PM
Rainmaker
777,342
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not afraid, just not interested. 

Mar 28, 2017 08:17 PM
Rainer
304,399
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Not afraid, but I don't make cold calls. 

Mar 28, 2017 07:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,500,532
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not say ''afraid'' but i do avoid making cold calls. 

There is nothing wrong with that, I just personally do not like cold calls or cold texts and never found any value in the services that were offered. 

Mar 28, 2017 06:47 PM
Rainmaker
1,846,233
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No, But I don't enjoy telemarketing

Mar 28, 2017 06:19 PM
Rainer
258,789
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I've done a lot in the past when we didn't have the internet and email.  Why bother?  It's also illegal if they're on the DNC list. 

Mar 28, 2017 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,558,745
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Only until I change my diapers

Mar 28, 2017 03:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,633
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...I do a few every now and then

Mar 28, 2017 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
854,516
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I do it many times a day - so no

Mar 29, 2017 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,107,138
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all

Mar 29, 2017 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
2,992,078
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No sir, not at all

Mar 29, 2017 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,490
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I'm afraid of anything that wastes the little discretionary time I have.

Mar 29, 2017 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
1,468,501
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

No, I'm not afraid to make cold calls, but don't like to. I don't like to get them and I don't like to give them.

Mar 29, 2017 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
747,259
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

No, I do believe in strategic cold calling. Strategic cold calling still works when done right.

 

Mar 29, 2017 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
798,769
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

John - What Susan Emo said.

Mar 28, 2017 11:31 PM
Ambassador
4,301,228
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - how do you know that about me?

Mar 28, 2017 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,847,418
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

John Peak No, sometimes can be discouraging.

Mar 28, 2017 05:36 PM
Rainmaker
455,826
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

No, and I do it once in a while.

Mar 28, 2017 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,483,757
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

No fear....

Mar 28, 2017 03:10 PM
Rainmaker
3,361,282
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No, in the past very easy. Now, not necessary!

Mar 28, 2017 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,825,776
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Afraid?  No. I just don't do it because I hate (very strong language there) getting cold calls with people selling me crap or begging for donations. 

Mar 29, 2017 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
780,198
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Oh God! Someone might say "BOO" and I'll have a breakdown and my self-esteem will be shattered and I have to run to momma for comfort!"

The question that really needs to be asked is, "Are cold calls profitable for a real estate agent?"

The answer to that is an overwhelming YES! However, profitable, has many measures directly related to intent.

Another question that may be asked is "Are responses regarding such a question simply efforts of avoiding shame?"

OF course none of us are AFRAID to make cold calls. Most don't see the point of doing so for them and have developed alternative methods.

Those who have been in business 6 years or longer derive 70% of their business from referrals. They long ago forgot how they got started.

 

 

Mar 29, 2017 07:49 AM
Rainmaker
744,460
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Nope; only the first one is a little tough; gets easier.

Mar 29, 2017 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,126,501
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If you are you best chose another profession.

Mar 29, 2017 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,054,229
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

It sends chills up my spine!! 

Mar 29, 2017 06:13 AM
Ambassador
1,614,040
Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

NO make the call

Mar 29, 2017 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,499,596
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, this is not my favorite activity.

Mar 29, 2017 05:24 AM
Ambassador
3,113,723
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Not really!

Mar 28, 2017 09:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,040,855
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

No not afraid of cold calls... I will call expireds and FSBO's but not all the time

Mar 16, 2018 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,238,992
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not a big fan of it.

 

Mar 30, 2017 12:33 PM
Rainmaker
569,060
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, but I find them to be a waste of time. Instead of throwing yourself at everyone and seeing what sticks, try smart, targeted marketing.

Mar 30, 2017 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
661,089
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Yes, that $11K fine scares me

Mar 30, 2017 03:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,262,562
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, just don't like it.  Did it a long time ago and didn't care for it.  Prefer other forms of marketing.

Mar 29, 2017 03:00 PM
Rainer
46,419
Karen Graves
Artistic Home Staging - Edmond, OK
Certified Home Stager/ReDesigner in the OKC area

I don't like to make cold calls, however, I will sometimes call an agent or an office manager to introduce myself.   I usually do this a day or two after I have dropped off flyers and cards along with treats of some sort at the office.  I never take more than a few minutes of their time-and I don't "sell" my services.  I just let them know I am available if they want to discuss staging and I let them know I am willing to answer any questions they have.   Short, sweet and not obtrusive!

 

Mar 29, 2017 02:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,383,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak With all the scammers out there and the Do Not Call Registry, it's not very productive.

Mar 29, 2017 10:00 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not afraid, but I don't like to do them because it's rude.

Mar 29, 2017 06:13 AM