William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I wouldn't say 'often,' William but, when given the occasion to do so, of course I will take that opportunity.

Oct 10, 2018 08:47 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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If they are out and don't have a gun pointed at me I do William Feela .

Oct 10, 2018 06:27 PM
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Nina Hollander
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Never. If someone comes outside and says hello I'm polite. 

Oct 10, 2018 09:52 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
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Actually I do not ... I am usually showing more than one property and am on a schedule.  There are a few times that a neighbor was outside and we had a brief conversation, but that would be a rare opportunity.  But when I do, I give them my card and ask that they give my card to any of their family or friends who might be looking to buy in their neighborhood ... and to think of me when they are ready to sell!

Oct 10, 2018 06:45 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Not often.

Oct 10, 2018 07:10 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Not often. Occasionally if they are out and about. -Kasey

Oct 10, 2018 08:32 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
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Not often but I will if they are outside and we have time between showings.

Oct 10, 2018 08:28 PM
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The Villages Realty
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Not really, unless it is in my own neighborhood.  Talk to a lot of neoghbors who come through when I hold an open house however.

Oct 10, 2018 08:35 PM
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Bob Crane
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A lot of bias in most nbrs, always some know it all with an agenda standing around with an opinion to share.

Oct 10, 2018 08:31 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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I often do only because I may know them in my community where I list and sell.

Oct 10, 2018 07:04 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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If it makes sense to do so and there is an opportunity ... yes.  

Oct 11, 2018 08:11 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Not unless if I see them outside, which I usually do not.  I do not go out of my way to talk to neighbors except at Open Houses William Feela, as when we are showing homes we are seeing more than one, and are on a time schedule because for some that are occupied, we make appointments.   

Oct 10, 2018 10:47 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
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As often as I can.

Oct 10, 2018 06:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
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Normally that is not something I do.

Oct 10, 2018 06:00 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Nope.

Oct 10, 2018 09:45 PM
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Lyn Sims
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No, I let the buyers do that. They can ask the info & I don't have to repeat anything.

Oct 11, 2018 04:44 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I hardly talk to my own neighbors.

Oct 11, 2018 04:17 AM
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 Yes.  

Oct 10, 2018 09:38 PM
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Sam Shueh
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No, unless I am listing their home.  

Oct 10, 2018 07:10 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If the neighbors are outside, yes. 

Oct 11, 2018 07:45 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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All the time. I usually walk the neighborhood with a flyer of the listing and explain they have an opportunity to handpick their new neighbor

Oct 11, 2018 06:10 AM
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Peter Testa
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If they're outside sure, I love meeting new people.  I don't ring their bell though.

Oct 11, 2018 05:14 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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It's rare but if there is someone around I might.

Oct 10, 2018 09:55 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Yes.  Neighbors can make or break a deal, so we might as well get input early.  If I see someone working in their yard, walking their dog, etc, I start a conversation and see what I can find out. Most love their neighborhoods, sometimes you meet a grouch, but it's good to know who they are too. 

Oct 11, 2018 01:51 PM
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Valeria Mola
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No, we talk about kids, school and life in general. 
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Oct 11, 2018 12:06 PM
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when they walk over when I'm showing.  I don't approach them unless inviting them to an open house.

Oct 11, 2018 09:39 AM
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Susan Hale
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I know that I should.  Years ago I remember a trainer saying when a new listing comes on the market (or you sell a house) whether it is mine or another Realtor it is good to contact 5 owners on each side of the new listing and 10 across the street whether in person, phone call or post card.  More than likely you'll find a neighbor also decide to sell.  I've seen this over and over wishing I had done this!

Oct 11, 2018 08:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Nope.

Oct 11, 2018 06:54 AM
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Wayne Martin
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Sure when the opportunity arises.

Oct 11, 2018 04:57 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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If they ask, yes, or if I leave info fliers about upcoming open house/new listing. 

Oct 11, 2018 01:12 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
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No. Don't talk about it. Not to neighbors.

Oct 11, 2018 12:12 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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You bet to learn more about the vacant property and to size up the owner's situation. Plus to meet neighbor you may or may not want to share a party line fence with or not. Lots of reasons to reach out to meet and greet.

Oct 11, 2018 11:44 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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William, I would agree with Nina Hollander 

Oct 11, 2018 09:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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actually, I use to speak with my other clients, when I was active, about homes I showed to other buyers.... I did sell one or two homes because of that....

Oct 11, 2018 08:01 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Treasure trove of info these neighbors are

Oct 11, 2018 06:31 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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EVERY TIME.

The question I start with is 'What do you enjoy most about living here?"

By the time it's over I know all about the 1989 Thanksgiving dinner when the goat got loose and the whole community rallied to corral the critter.

This would prove important ONLY to those who understand the value of a back story.

Oct 11, 2018 06:14 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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When i list a home i do introduce myself and hand out cards. When i am a buyer broker, i will talk to neighbors who are out and about

Oct 11, 2018 05:50 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
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Not usually but it the opportunity presents itself but not during showings.  

Oct 11, 2018 05:30 AM
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Eve Alexander
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Never.

When showing, I like to be on time...

...besides the neighbor could be a nut...who knows what motivation the neighbor has for their opinion? 

Trust me, if they don't like the neighbor, they will for sure not say anything nice about the property.

Eve

Oct 11, 2018 05:22 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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I speak to everyone but if we are on a tight schedule it may be short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 11, 2018 05:17 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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At times I have 

Oct 11, 2018 04:42 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
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In tow for sure.  but much of my sales is out of town and neighbors 1-2 miles away

Oct 11, 2018 04:28 AM
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
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No.

Oct 11, 2018 01:01 AM
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Most times I do. 

Oct 13, 2018 08:00 AM
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Abby Stiller
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Sometimes

Oct 11, 2018 06:20 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I don't, but my clients do.

Oct 11, 2018 05:59 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No.

Oct 11, 2018 04:48 AM
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Ron Tissier
Chapman Hall Premier Realtors (404) 580-9069 - Atlanta, GA
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If the opportunity presents its self, then yes.  Have had Buyers do it for certain with good outcomes.

Cheers!

Nov 09, 2018 07:30 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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I don't make a habit of doing so but if neighbors are outside sometimes conversations will happen and can be benficially informative.

Oct 17, 2018 06:41 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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No, when showing homes, that is the buyer's time.

Oct 16, 2018 07:50 AM
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Will Hamm
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If they are out, yes

Oct 14, 2018 11:27 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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Yes.

Oct 11, 2018 08:07 PM