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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the area and the time of day ect,

Dec 13, 2015 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I would say, "Yes", there are safe and effective ways of doing it... but not willy nilly.... and not in every area!

Dec 13, 2015 10:26 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Safe physically yes but mentally damaging.

Dec 13, 2015 09:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Since I believe door knocking is rude (hate it done to me), I would say that. But I would also warn them to be very careful about going into any stranger's home.

Dec 13, 2015 08:20 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I sadly just don't think it is a great idea today-you never know these days and everyone has guns.

Dec 13, 2015 07:08 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes, on this little Garden Isle there is almost no crime.

Dec 13, 2015 05:51 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Debbie. I think that it would depend upon the neighborhood. I think that doorknocking is tacky.

Dec 13, 2015 05:16 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. I would always discourage my agents to know on doors, even more so these days.

Dec 13, 2015 04:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

The "Golden Rule" applies with me. I don't like to have strangers knocking on my door, and don't do it to others. Most places I go to don't allow it: "no soliciting".

Dec 13, 2015 04:07 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
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I think it depends on the neighborhood. Would suggest going with a friend either way.

Dec 13, 2015 03:28 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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That it is illegal in Illinois 

Dec 13, 2015 12:28 PM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Holmby Hills YES!   Ghetto in Detroit NO!

Dec 13, 2015 11:49 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#10 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

Sure if they  knew the neighborhood. I woudl think that ideally one should door knock in their own neighborhood to start.

Dec 13, 2015 11:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Debbie,

It depends on where and the marketplace.  A

Dec 13, 2015 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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If female, only if working with a partner and normal daylight hours and in known neighborhoods

Dec 13, 2015 10:24 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would suggest they do so as a last resort.  I don't think it makes Realtors look very good in the public light and reeks of desperation.  We just had a woman held captive and sexually assaulted over 3 days in one of the safest communities in our area this week.  Luckily she was able to escape and the offender has been arrested. 

Dec 13, 2015 11:41 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Absolutely safe and incredibly productive activity and the most compressed training exercise imaginable. To deny a newbie this opportunity is a selfish act of the adviser.

Are there precautions? Of course.

Do you need a purpose? Of course.

Is training required? Of course.

Is preparations needed? Absolutely.

It it cost effective for a newbie? Without a doubt.

 

Dec 13, 2015 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It should be safe in most areas. However, personal safety should always be a primary concern.

Dec 13, 2015 07:40 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I never wanted to go alone, even now. If you are new, why not to bring a friend/college? ( for a first time, at least). 

Dec 13, 2015 02:15 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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Depends on the neighborhood.

Dec 13, 2015 12:00 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It seems to fall into the same category as stating that a particular area is "child safe". 

Dec 13, 2015 11:10 AM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
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I would say yes and go for it

Dec 13, 2015 10:55 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

work with a partner

Dec 13, 2015 10:42 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Great question. My initial answer would be yes. Then after thinking a bit more, I would suggest that they go with someone.

Sep 05, 2016 01:17 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I would be hesitant to tell them it was safe, and probably would say that is a decision they would have to make for themselves.

Dec 14, 2015 03:59 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds it depends! 

I have done it only once and had an experience that I remember forever and will never door knock, does not mean it is not safe. If they have courage to do so, it's a good idea to do it for sure.

Dec 14, 2015 03:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Sure, but if the agent is nervous it may be best if they work in pairs or bring along a friend.

 

Dec 14, 2015 01:54 PM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Depends on the area and that there are a ton of things to do with way hire ROI that are also very safe.

Dec 14, 2015 08:40 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I did it a year or two ago, but was on a Saturday, and neighborhood was busy outdoors with kids, etc. 

Dec 14, 2015 08:18 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would tell them to check their local laws and zoning ordinaces. In some counties here, you need a solicitors license to knock on doors. I wouldn't recommend it here. Too many dogs that might bite, etc, and many homes are far off the road. Plus most owners don't like it. I would tell any agent that knocks on our door that I will keep their name on file as an agent that we would never consider calling or using.

Dec 14, 2015 05:07 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Debbie,
Just ask the cops, safe can’t be predicted. IMHO, door knocking is a long haul strategy. I will steer a new agent to other activities that would get them quick business.

Dec 14, 2015 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on many factors.

 

A few:

  • Time of day
  • Area
  • Ethnicity of the area
  • Your ethnicity
  • Crime rates
  • Weather conditions
  • Alone or with someone

Out here, 95% of the areas are safe.  There are a few areas where the cops won't exit their crusiers without backup, so those area's I'd avoid.  I'd also avoid areas with few houses and long driveways.  Sure, those are the multi-million dollar homes, but it's a 30 minute walk from house to house on some trecherous roads.

Dec 14, 2015 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

it's safe in "safe areas".... pick the right neighborhood.

Dec 14, 2015 01:17 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'd likely answer with a question -- why do you ask?

 

Dec 14, 2015 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

I think it's tacky, and makes you look desperate...

Dec 14, 2015 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds I would tell them there are better ways to prospect.

Dec 13, 2015 10:36 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

That is definitely an "it depends" answer.  

Dec 13, 2015 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I would ask them if they ever went trick or treating to make the point

Dec 13, 2015 10:14 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Not Any longer. You just never know and that goes for the best to the average to the worst areas. Perhaps in pairs but nothing irritates people More than getting a knock at the door than maybe a cal at dinner.

Dec 13, 2015 10:07 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on area, time of day, and their gender.

Dec 13, 2015 09:30 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Yes its safe in many areas, but productive....not by my way of doing business, but everyone decides on their own.

Dec 13, 2015 08:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I think door knocking is a thing of the past! Very time consuming and in today's world, probably not safe!

Dec 13, 2015 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

My answer would depend on the area they want to door knock in. 

Dec 13, 2015 08:23 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would suggest that they go in the daytime and go with someone else. 

Dec 13, 2015 07:46 PM