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#1 Lynn (FL)

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

Is anyone knocking on the door of FSBO's and/or MLS listed properties, and talking directly to the owner?  With the listed properties, you may have to approach it with "I see you're home is listed, and I wish you the best of luck, but if it doesn't work out for you, here's my information (brochure, flyer, etc)."

What do you think of doing this?  I know the best time to catch people at home would be late afternoon and weekends, but this way you're actually talking to the owner directly.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

I think my opening line would be:

"I am not an encyclopedia salesman or a Jehovah’s Witness and I don’t do vacuums.  I want to buy your house."


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

The problem this poses for me, Lynn, is the consumption of time.  How many doors can you knock on in any given afternoon?



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

Michael,

 

Yes, and how about the time and expense it takes to drive from property to property. 

 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

I pulled a list of MLS listed properties, and took the time to run the address thru the county tax records.  Of those, 48% of the properties are owned by absentee owners.  In other words, IF I mail or hand-deliver information directly to the property, almost half of them will most likely NOT be received by the actual homeowner.  
 
With this information, if I choose to do "door knocking", I can target just the ones that are owner-occupied, and mail to the others.
 
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:22 AM

Lynn (FL). . .smart and shrewd   ;)



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:09 PM

I pulled a list of MLS listed properties, and took the time to run the address thru the county tax records.  Of those, 48% of the properties are owned by absentee owners.  In other words, IF I mail or hand-deliver information directly to the property, almost half of them will most likely NOT be received by the actual homeowner.  
 
With this information, if I choose to do "door knocking", I can target just the ones that are owner-occupied, and mail to the others.
 
Lynn (FL)

Or do a double sided flyer with one side homeowner & the other side renters. That way you can see if the renters are interested in buying.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:41 PM

Or do a double sided flyer with one side homeowner & the other side renters. That way you can see if the renters are interested in buying.

ErikOk. . . Smarter and shrewder. :P



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Huuummmmmm.....how can I beat that?   :wacko:

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:38 PM

Huuummmmmm.....how can I beat that?   :wacko:

 

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I guess you'll have to kick it up a notch to smarterer and shrewderer.






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