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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 never "called".  If I did contact them it was via mail... or they called me as a result of finding me online, through my blog.

Mar 03, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
745,197
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"This is Annette with Remax. My buyer saw your home was for sale when they drove through the community. Tell me a little about you house?"

"Bring your buyer by and take a look?"

"They need a 3/2 with no steps? Does this describe your house?"

"Yes, it does?"

"Great, and they don't want to go above $250,000. Are we good?"

"I'm selling it for $300,000!"

"What do you say about me dropping  by this afternoon to take a look?"

'I'm not paying a fee!'

"That's ok. Four o'clock good for you?"

"Sure."

Mar 04, 2016 05:04 AM
Rainer
90,255
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

There's a script for that. Learn from the master. 

Mar 04, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,877,762
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

with a definite game plan to follow....there are many, many blog posts here about that topic....

Mar 03, 2016 11:48 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I'm upfront and never lie to them saying I have a buyer

Mar 05, 2016 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Leanna. I have two Realtor referral partners that go after expireds and FSBO all the time, they both knock on the door, unless the owners are not local.

Mar 04, 2016 04:44 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Leanne Carpenter where are few coaches who teaches about working with FSBO and EXPIRED listings - and it works for some, not for others.

For me, I have never tried it....

Mar 04, 2016 01:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Leanne,

We approached FISBO's in Commercial Real Estate, when we actually had an interested party, and then we would ask for a one party exclusive.  We brought our clients, and they decided whether or not they wanted the property.  Many times it was a hit and they did, and we made an offer and the deal went through.  

Many other ideas are hear if you search for that answer.  We have a wide range of opinions.  Something may sound good to you.  A

Mar 04, 2016 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
360,620
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I call them and ask if I can preview their home, but I would ask first if they are willing to pay commission. I posted a question on a fsbo follow up after first contact, I got excellent answers! you should chek it out. 

Mar 04, 2016 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't call and refuse to door knock, it is too intrusive. I would not want people bothering me either by phone or in person if I was selling so see no reason to do so to others.

 

Mar 04, 2016 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not call them.

Mar 04, 2016 06:41 AM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We don't call. We use direct mail to expireds. 

One of my clients door knocks every single morning from 8:30 to 11:30 and after 3 weeks she got 2 listings, high end ones. I am really excited for her! 

Mar 04, 2016 05:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seems like a poor use of my time to chase people who already have a record of being potentially difficult clients.

Mar 04, 2016 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I no longer do this.

Mar 04, 2016 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Leanne Carpenter I don't call. Instead, I send a letter and another follow up a month later.

Mar 04, 2016 03:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I approach in my neighborhood through personal contact.

Mar 04, 2016 01:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I don't now.  In the olden days (when dinosaurs roamed the earth), I would call them with a script.  Probably the same script 20 others were using.  "Hi, I noticed your listing expired and I was wondering when you planned on relisting..."

Mar 04, 2016 01:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whatever you do, make it brief and to the point. That.... people understand

Mar 04, 2016 01:37 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I don't call them

Mar 04, 2016 01:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I don't, someone else can have them. I have enough business from online consumers.

Mar 04, 2016 01:33 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I don't generally call FSBO's and expireds because of time constraints working my other business.

Mar 04, 2016 12:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not call FSBO's or Expireds.  Perhaps some day I will. Not there yet.

Mar 04, 2016 12:16 AM
Rainmaker
140,218
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I mail expireds with an offer to evaluate how to market the home.

Mar 04, 2016 12:03 AM