$$$ MAKING 10,000 $$$ FOR DOOR KNOCKING ??

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Real Estate Agent with MOVE HOME REALTY CalBRE#1422725
Close-up of a person's hand knocking on a door (1574R-24628 / door knocker.pic)

OH MY ! What a missed opportunity ! I just found out I could have been making $10,000 a month just by DOOR KNOCKING.  I have been street walking(tee hee) & door knocking for the past 3 1/2 years and getting close to nothing. My story starts with a phone call today from a very nice gentleman who says he is a fellow CHRISTIAN like me. He had found my number from the CHRISTIAN BUSINESS DIRECTORY and explained he needed a REALTOR in the RIVERSIDE CA area.  He was able to get 40 buyer leads a month pre-approved by Countrywide. "How do you get so many leads in any given month?" I asked. His answer was honest and upfront. "I WORK HARD- DOOR KNOCKING" he replied. I agreed door knocking is hard work, especially when the temps rise over a 100 degrees during the summer. His business proposition was: 40 qualified leads a month for $10,000 up front fee and 50% of my commission when the transaction closes. Wow! maybe it's time for a career change. I probably could learn a lot working with this salesman. He had charm and a way of making sense (cents$). Now, where are my tennis shoes?

Comments (39)

Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor
Wow.  10K...I haven't made that much yet.  LOL.  I couldn't afford to even do the 1k right know.  Guess I'll have to door knock on my own for a bit longer. 
Mar 16, 2008 03:30 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 

   ALEXANDER: HMMMM ! 4 agents at $10,000 each  PLUS 50% closing referral fee.  Your right !  He could take 10 months of vacation in the Bahamas.  I too have read the Left Behind series.

Mar 16, 2008 05:28 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

   HELLO JANICE !!!!!  I am glad that you found my blog. I have trying to find you on A/R.  Yes, I have come back.  Now I understand more of what A/R is all about.  I would like to add that your referred me to A/R so you can get points. How do I do that now? It's almost a year later.

Mar 16, 2008 05:31 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

   BOB:  You are not alone re the $10,000. I will keep trying walking the streets and doing the neighborhood garage sales too.

 

Mar 16, 2008 05:39 PM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta
Windy - Don't worry about the referral thing.  I am just glad you are back!  Talk to you soon.  Have a great day!
Mar 17, 2008 04:56 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

The whole thing about the Left Behind series is I do NOT believe we will be taken BEFORE it all starts.....

I believe...according to the last chapter of the book of Daniel...that we will have to wait a little MORE than half way through the tribulation before we are taken.....

Try reading it... the WHOLE last chapter...and try to wiggle out of the whole conversation Daniel has with that angel.....

EVERYONE I know WANTS to be taken up BEFORE everything happens... but think about it....how many people has God given a blessing to that was NOT tested BEFORE the blessing was given???

NONE is the answer....so how does THAT FACT justify Christians being taken in a rapture BEFORE the tribulation starts??

The Answer IS.......IT DOESN'T.......  ;-)

 

Mar 17, 2008 05:34 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 

   ALEX: Rapture & Tribulation - We should move these comments to the Christian Realtor Group !!

I bet we would get alot of comments with this subject.  Maybe someday when I make enough $$$ door knocking My Husband and I will get together with you and discuss this fun,interesting view on the latter days. 

 

Mar 17, 2008 06:02 PM
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
Wow, Windy that is a great story!  Maybe I should be door knocking.
Mar 18, 2008 05:59 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 

     RYAN: The salesman said he was working for Countrywide getting leads. Get some comfortable

walking shoes and go walking with a realtor. Make it a team thing !

Mar 18, 2008 06:13 PM
Katrina Madewell
Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196 - Tampa, FL
Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196
Windy be careful, this smells funny!  Especially the large up front fee....
Mar 20, 2008 02:18 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  KATRINA: Good evening fellow night owl. It does smell very funny ! Just like my garbage disposal

                 when it backs up.

Mar 20, 2008 05:03 PM
Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
Hey Windy. You responded to my post last year on Lead Generating. Now I am responding to your post on generating leads through Door knocking -Isn't that funny? I did door knocking last month. I am going to go back to doing it again. It takes a while but it will work eventually. Much success to you. And welcome back to Active Rain. Don't leave us this time. Take care. Great post.
May 01, 2008 02:22 PM
Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs
Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186 - Wilmington, DE
Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics
10gs up front seems a bit too much for me, wonder if his shoes are worn out...
May 01, 2008 03:57 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

 

  LANRE F: Thank you for responding on my post. It is kinda weird that we both are connecting and/or commenting on lead generation. Let me know if you have an adventure on door knocking. I am glad to be back on A/R!

May 07, 2008 02:58 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  LARRY H:  I bet he is barefoot! He is probably laying on a hammock on a beach in Acapulco. $10,000 is

a lot of $$$$. I sure would like to know who the agents are that signed up!

May 07, 2008 03:05 PM
M. Suzi Woods (Gravenstuk)
NOW Sharing the life and spice of the GC one day at a time - Grand Canyon, AZ
Suzi Woods, Prior Independent REBroker in MS

Windy and commenters, thanks for the enjoyable and lively conversation.     I wonder how many times he can sell the same leads?

May 11, 2008 03:19 PM
Windy Hixson
MOVE HOME REALTY - Riverside, CA
Riverside Ca~h2o Homes Specialist

 

  SUZI G: Hi Suzi ! I am sorry for the delay in a response to your comment, I was hit with a horrific virus on my computer. Brought on by my teen daughter using limewire (*#@%*). Maybe I should write a blog on teens using shared files, but I would have to rate it "R" for language. Now I am back on A/R. Talk about a detoxing from A/R it was driving me crazy !! Now for a response to your comment. I am greatful that you were entertained with my story and all the people involved with their answers. He said he would'nt resell leads cause he get's sooooo many. I wonder were he is now ? I like your picture on your comment space. 

May 14, 2008 05:45 PM
Tyrone Brown
Sumter, SC

I also use Door Knocking  twice a week and it is a great tool to use in you business. Thanks and best of luck to you.

Aug 17, 2008 03:31 PM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

wow that is a lot up front and i would imagine he would be getting his own license.

Mar 14, 2012 01:40 AM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

yes I am a fan, its been tough the last two  years.

Mar 15, 2012 07:05 AM