Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate Services (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no one does that in my area.... that was done 20 years ago here.... there were two agents here who went partners and made a bundle.... "hungry tom and honest john".... it's beyond me how they made any money!!  one was at the front door and one was at the back door.... can you picture that???

they handed out recipes!!!! 

Nov 01, 2017 08:38 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I get the letter every once in a while.  Got one a few weeks back that was so poorly done "Dear single story homeowner"   Seriously!  They couldn't spend the extra dime to do the mailmerge with a name!  Then they had some indian call center call up a few weeks later.  Almost ripped them a new one.


As to going door to door, one agent pair does in my area.  They're friendly and I get along well with them.  They know I'm an agent and it's something I mention up front.

Nov 01, 2017 08:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It has been yes, but it did happen. He did say he was searching for a home in the area for a buyer. I told him I was also licensed and not inclined to sell, but if he presented an offer quickly I would give it consideration. Asked if it would be immediately or take a day? Never head from him again!

Nov 01, 2017 08:33 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I had the horror on Halloween.  I was handed a letter with the most sorrowful and pathetic CMA I have ever seen. 

Nov 01, 2017 08:32 AM
Sean Casey
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Newark, DE
Greenville, Hockessin, Newark & Bear Homes

I haven't had anyone do it, but I will go door to door to invite neighbors to my open house and I did get a couple of listings by doing that.

Nov 01, 2017 09:50 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Ben, from a local office, showed up at my house 10 or 12 years ago.  That's the last one!

  FWIW, Ben is still in the game, great guy... but I bet he has learned to do his homework/research before knocking on a Broker's door with a printed CMA in hand!

Nov 01, 2017 08:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Kathleen - I certainly have received letters but in a condo, there's not much door-knocking going on.    

Nov 01, 2017 09:05 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Nov 01, 2017 05:33 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Long time ago, since i'm leaving now in a gated community. But I do receive direct mail regularly. 

Nov 01, 2017 09:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Believe it or not it has never happened. But I sure get plenty of mail these d

Nov 01, 2017 09:09 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I can't remember that happening.

Nov 01, 2017 09:01 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I actually did I would say within the last 2 months. I just said no thanks. 

This person says they are the 'specialist' only they never get any listings in the area.

Nov 01, 2017 08:40 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't know if I'd have the cojones to try it in this state where everybody carries, LOL. Nobody has ever arrived at my home in such fashion. I'd consider it pretty entertaining if they did.

Nov 01, 2017 08:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I get a few calls

Nov 01, 2017 04:46 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert


I have had politicians knock on my door, which they usually quickly regret.

Nov 01, 2017 12:28 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Well, anyone who was brave enough to traverse down a heavily wooded gravel road lined with 50+ No Trespassing signs would be met with a stink eye...so far, no one has made the attempt. 

Nov 01, 2017 11:22 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Never, but that could because we live in a rural area, not a subdivision.

Nov 01, 2017 10:17 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

They would only do it once around here. We had some annoying pushy bitch agent not long ago that kept calling and emailing about a rental. In her last voice mail, she said that she has tried everything to find out about whether or not a house we own (that has long term tenants in it), was ever going to be for sale, and if she didn't hear back from us, she was next going to come knock on our door. If she had, it would have been the last time that effin bitch knocked on our door or tried to contact us.

Nov 01, 2017 10:00 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I had a call from one last week - never had a knock on the door though! That's just crazy to knock on the door of another real estate agent - it's bad enough to phone one! LOL

Nov 01, 2017 09:09 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Just 2 weeks ago! I was at a listing appointment and 2 gals knocked on the door. The sellers told them their agent was here right now and since they had a buyer they should speak to me! Loved it!

Nov 01, 2017 05:50 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kathleen, it was about two years ago and it was a new agent from our office who was starting out on a high producer's team.  I played dumb(it comes quite naturally) and listened to his pleasant presentation introducing himself and I liked how he told me about his background before entering real estate. 

It was quite effective and he accomplished his goal of introducing himself to our neighborhood; sans any sales pitches  for business at the moment.  I then identified myself and complimented him on what he was doing.  It was nice because Sharon had a transaction with him about six months later and we knew who he was among the myriad of new KW agents.

My only regret is that I should have asked him to help me pick up walnuts on our lawn as we chatted.   ^_~

Nov 01, 2017 05:22 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Never, Kathleen. I do get a load of postcards asking for me to sell my house. 

Nov 01, 2017 04:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No recent door knocks. I did receive a phone message today.

Nov 01, 2017 01:43 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Kathleen Daniels A few years ago an agent knock on my door solicited listing.

Nov 01, 2017 01:33 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Never.  But I have gotten mail from agents trying to sell my house.  

Nov 01, 2017 01:19 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

The jerks in my last community wouldn't knock, they'd just leave flyers/garbage laying on the front patio.  

Nov 01, 2017 12:39 PM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Never - 

Nov 01, 2017 09:27 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I just love door knocking, made an extra (Large $ amount redacted) last month strategically knocking (non real estate) between set appointments...it's not really a part of my business plan, but couldn't resist.

(Direct answer to your question: I remember 2 in the last 20 years, very little competition for the real estate knockers out there).

Nov 01, 2017 09:08 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Years I had an agent leave a door hanger left but never met an agent at the door.

Nov 01, 2017 08:08 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Never, but I get 8-10 cards a month

Nov 01, 2017 06:31 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Never knock on doors since I've been in Real Estate!

But then I learned many moons ago from my father which use to tell me; "When a Salesperson's Feet get Tired, that's when they start using their Head..." 

Nov 01, 2017 02:40 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kathleen Daniels A fear tactic that rarely works. Chance of having a buyer is slim and none. A poor way to prospect for listings.

Nov 01, 2017 12:50 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I haven't had any door knockers, but we don't get much foot traffic where I live. But I do get quite a few calls on my home number which is on a "do not call" list. I usually try to be nice and not only inform them I am an agent, but that this number is on a "do not call" list, they act innocent. Then I tell them if they keep calling I will file a complaint.

Most of the time they are just buying lists, but they really should do a better job checking first.

Nov 01, 2017 11:57 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Thankfully, NEVER!

Nov 01, 2017 11:19 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

5 years ago or more! maybe its time to come back...."home"?   

Nov 01, 2017 11:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Like never...

Nov 01, 2017 10:35 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I contacted city hall about a solicitation flier on my door from Coldwell Banker with 3 no solicitation signs on the door.

There are just 5 realtors live on the street with no room for 6th. The charge was he has no city solicitation permit. $300 fine. 


Nov 01, 2017 09:26 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Ironically, they don't knock, but leave crap on our doorknob. Easy way to make enemies and I love this behavior from others.

Nov 02, 2017 08:49 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It has NEVER happend to me

Nov 02, 2017 08:04 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not recently.

Nov 02, 2017 07:11 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]


Nov 02, 2017 06:58 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!

Thankfully no. We have a no soliciting sign, so if they did, it would mean they can't read or they are above respecting the sign... neither which are good for business :-)

I also don't beleive that is an effective tactic. I had an Edward Jones rep do that (before we put the sign up) and my question to her (since I am a marketer) was "It's 2017... don't you know you can reach so many more people online, and much faster?" She said it was a part of their model to get out and meet the community. I can see that as a benefit, but I am not sure that is how people choose their financial advisor.

Nov 02, 2017 06:34 AM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Haven't had anyone knock on my door, but have had a few phone calls in the past year or so...

Nov 02, 2017 05:33 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Never. I do receive post cards even from agents in my office.

Nov 02, 2017 05:12 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Never ever ever

Nov 02, 2017 04:28 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I've only had one real estate agent knock on the door, and it was hysterical because I yelled out the window "NO!" when I heard him talking to my husband. I ran out, and it wound up to be an agent I had recently met who didn't know that was my house; he was just introducing himself to the neighborhood. Well, we wound up to be good friends and we joke about it.

Nov 02, 2017 03:13 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Never an actually door-knocker but I get at least 3 or 4 pieces of mail every year with that line.

Nov 02, 2017 01:54 AM
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii


Nov 01, 2017 10:08 PM
Marie-Denise Kratsios
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Huntington, NY
Where ever you are, that's where I'll be!

I have knocked on expired doors, but that was a very long time ago. I’ve necer had anyone knock on my door, nor have I ever received a cold call from an agent. I get lots of cold calls from chimney sweep companies though.

Nov 01, 2017 08:58 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

 Since 2013 March nobody can knock and solicitate me - sold the house. 

Nov 11, 2018 11:46 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

When we lived in the house - all the time. 

Not anymore. 

Nov 11, 2018 11:28 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Never happened to me, Kathleen.

Aug 04, 2018 09:34 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I may have had it happen once or twice in Hawaii 9 - 10 years ago but never anywhere else.

Nov 03, 2017 04:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We loved it when a newbie agent came in to our office and ask when we would be moving as she would love to be our agent in the move.  Never mind that the sign on the door, said, commercial real estate...A

Nov 02, 2017 07:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I've only ever had ONE stranger knock on my door and that was a census person who wanted info on my neighbor.  I politely asked her to leave my property. 

Nov 02, 2017 01:40 PM