Going to Give Farming a Shot

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker 01845411

I have farmed before, I have knocked on hundreds of doors and left hundred of flyers, newsletters, and business cards, but because I was hoping for instant gratification of homeowners being like "oh yes I just had made the decision to sale my house, would you like to list it" or "I am tired of renting would you like to help me take the steps to be a homeowner?" Only in a perfect world right? So I am able to admit the first mistake about farming. I know I have to be consistant.

A test was done on a neighborhood were they where asked Who the neighborhood Realtor was, and they got a bunch of "I don't knows"  for the most part, than this group made a fictional real estate agent, mailed out postcards to this neighborhood, left flyers on doors for 3 consectutive months, than they went to the neighborhood again and asked the residence once more "who is your neighborhood reator" and to their surprise their fictional real estate agent got the vote.

So that is just a reminder, do not get discouraged if you don't get the instant gratification from knocking on doors, just be consistant and it will eventually pay off.

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Stacey Smith
Coldwell Banker-Residential Properties
BRE. License #01845411

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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Hi Stacey!  Good luck with your farming......I'm the same way.  I want results right away! :o)

Oct 09, 2010 11:37 AM #1
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

we all ahve to do it. But when i saw your title i thought wow here is someone giving up real estate and going green acres. You gave me a chuckle. best of luck and it would be interesting as a follow up to hear from you as to what worked and what did not

Oct 09, 2010 11:47 AM #2
Barb Van Stensel
Chicago, IL

I knock on doors but what I find is that while some may not want to sell, it is a great way to connect and get to know the people in the community.  Good luck in your farming .. be consistent and don't give in .... Keep us posted.

Oct 09, 2010 11:49 AM #3
Richard Ruggaber
Metro Life Homes - Los Angeles, CA
California Real Estate - (818) 422-5035

Good luck with your farming.  I know of someone that has been consistent with her farm since I have known her (11 years) and she owns that farm.  It is about Consistency.  All the best.

Oct 09, 2010 12:04 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Farming by knocking on doors will work. Best wishes for continued success. The secret for getting calls is what you leave when nobody answers the door.

 Blooming for home buyers.

Oct 09, 2010 12:06 PM #5
The Elise Bickel Team
ReMax Select Realty - Pittsburgh, PA
Leasing, Property Management and Sales

Good luck with farming. I've known people who do well with farming and others who don't get any business. Hope you do well!

Oct 09, 2010 12:23 PM #6
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