Walking the Walk and KEEPING IT REAL!!

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Da-Ly Realty

Walking the WALK and KEEPING IT REAL!!

 Walk the Walk

I simply wanted to share my experiences with WALKING neighborhoods and see if any of my fellow professionals have any insight and knowledge to pass along!

As we all know, doing something just a little differently than the competition is a great way to get noticed!!  Many Realtors in my market send out postcards and advertising materials to their "farm" areas...I even get them in my own mailbox from fellow Realtors!!  In the spring, summer and fall I prefer to take that same information from door to door on foot!  It's been my experience that people are much more receptive (or at least come across that way) face to face and I'm hopeful that the information I hand to them is less likely to line their trash can!!  ALSO--I think it makes me more REAL to them and hopefully more memorable!!  I like to give them information I think will be helpful...like the information about the house I just listed down the street and maybe even the one down the block that they drive by every day.  

The OTHER great thing about this form of advertising...it's nearly FREE!!!  AND it's good for you...fresh air, a little exercise and maybe a new client or two!!

 

I would LOVE to hear back from you about what works for you...if you walk the streets and how you make it the most effective use of your time:) 

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Simply Sadie

 

Comments (4)

Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

Sadie, I think that is a great idea and one of the "back to basics" things that many agents need to do in their farm areas, but I wonder about the "do not knock" laws that are becoming more common.

Jun 30, 2010 03:53 AM
David Okada
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Service-Beyond Your Expectations

This is a great idea, and I do walk neighborhoods in NYC, but to get a better understanding of the type of apartments mid rise , high rise, etc. I usually will go to a neighborhood coffee shop or diner and get to talk with a lot of people and network face to face with the owners. Great blog.

Jun 30, 2010 04:10 AM
Robert Rauf
HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ) - Toms River, NJ

I was talking to a local agent about your blog yesterday... and he said that they need to get permits to go door knocking... Crazy world we live in sometimes.

Jul 01, 2010 03:48 AM
Sadie Bohnenkamp
Century 21 Da-Ly Realty - Grand Island, NE

I asked my broker if he was aware of any need for a permit??  Didn't think so.  I think I'm going to go with the "ignorance is bliss" concept on this one!  I'm NEVER invasive and don't persist beyond comfortable.  Mostly I walk in neighborhoods where I feel I have information that would be helpful and/or interesting to the residents.  Especially my OWN neighborhood.  I've had nothing but great response thus far...gonna continue to carry the torch!!  Maybe I'll make my motto "Walk On" instead of "Rock On"  :)

Aug 05, 2010 08:18 AM