John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

There's no shortage of potential lead generation strategies "out there".  Over the years brokers have supported and promoted many of them but "they are not the boss of me".  

May 21, 2019 03:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Lordie, I hope not, John! As many calls as we get from solicitors these days, I would not want our agents adding to everyone's phone misery!

May 21, 2019 10:26 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

May 21, 2019 09:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We are encouraged to make WARM calls.

Some teams do hire ISAs to make more calls, this could have been one of the VA services out there that contract with various teams.

May 21, 2019 06:44 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

May 21, 2019 05:43 PM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

I agree robo calls are out of control. Pretty soon no one will ever answer their phone.

May 21, 2019 05:28 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

If he is licensed it's a problem. Being a member of the board is not a must but I'm sure you have online license check?

If he was part of KW but you didn't get his name how is the local broker supposed to track him down?

My broker doesn't tell me to do anything.

May 21, 2019 03:18 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

Our principal broker encourages us to market and prospect but does not specify what to do. Just do it though.

May 22, 2019 12:06 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I am totally against cold phone calls John Mosier but I have no quams about in person cold calls. That being said, as a Broker (retired) I never asked my agents to make cold calls of any sort.

May 21, 2019 06:53 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

As an IC, my Broker does not encourage to do anything non-productive.

May 21, 2019 04:33 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

no one in our area cold calls.....robo calling was done in the late 1980's.... and agents picked up listings from it....  that was then...this is now.

May 21, 2019 03:41 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

We all decide if it is right for us.  The brokerage trains on all aspects of real estate but we all use what we are comfortable with.

I just did a round of calls in my farm area and landed a 239,000 listing which sold within a week.

It is not for everyone, but if it works I use it.

May 22, 2019 04:29 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No and I've never made them. And even if they encouraged the practice I wouldn't do it. At the end of the day, I'm an independent contractor and run my business the way I wish to. By the same token, we just received a letter from our regional president warning agents to be very circumspect about how and when and if they cold call.

May 22, 2019 04:01 AM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Is this an aggressive tactic condoned by some agent or a behavior that blackens our industry condones

May 22, 2019 03:53 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No

May 22, 2019 03:44 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

As you well know, cold calling is a common practice in our business. I am amused when I get cold called by a real estate agent. I am less amused by the many other spam calls - both live and robo - that I receive.

May 21, 2019 09:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

May 21, 2019 05:21 PM
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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 cold call.  I do not encourage it.  I also do not appreciate deception. 

May 22, 2019 11:21 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

This is SOP for KW agents. When we were with KW years ago, agents were encouraged to make cold calls in the morning. Since we could not subscribe to this activity, we flew the coop!

May 22, 2019 07:46 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Put your number on the Do Not Call list.

Yes, we are encouraged to make telephone calls cold or warm

May 22, 2019 07:06 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some brokers do and some don't. If you have a problem, I suggest you call his broker to express your displeasure in a civil manner.

May 22, 2019 05:20 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Brokers should be able to guide agents into lead generation activities based on the agents resources and commitment.

The agent who is flat broke would most likely engage in activity that cost nothing. Cold calling is one of those activities.

The cold calling agent who can endure the abuse (apparently from other agents) will create very quickly, a perspective of business that will serve them well.

Most of the expensive stuff I buy originates from a knock on the door or a call to my phone, NOT via my emails.  I like doing business with folks showing a little hustle.

May 22, 2019 05:17 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Dialing for dollars

May 22, 2019 03:51 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Cold calls will leave you in trouble with the Do Not Call List. Not my preferred method of contacting potential buyers and sellers. The RoBo - Ghosting - Spoofing calls are frustrating at best!

May 22, 2019 07:31 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

NO, it is an out of date practice. It is also hated ny near all. YES i too got a call ast week form an agent asking if i wanted to sell my home. I was writing a blog on it that i will finish up tomorrow. 

May 22, 2019 07:11 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do not.

May 22, 2019 07:08 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

It is a form of finding business for some. I think you have to look at all the ways to get business and figure out where your niche is. I've learned not to be too quick to judge other agents ways of finding business. There are some things I don't like to do or want to do that other people love and work well with. 

May 23, 2019 06:06 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Until it becomes too cold. 3 AM to his phone robo call.

May 22, 2019 07:18 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

My first broker did, and I called one day, and knew that wasn't for me.

Jun 07, 2019 02:50 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

I don't

May 28, 2019 12:43 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

No, our broker does not.

May 28, 2019 08:35 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Absolutely would never get my agents to cold call.  Don't know any broker who would.  Now I do get them to call people who inquire.

May 23, 2019 04:01 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I do make some calls but follow up with a company that I do not call people on the no call list.

 

May 23, 2019 08:59 AM
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David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Not to cold but it is good to do warm calls ....look up expired listings, FSBO listing, and sometimes rentals if you are not busy enough..... word of mouth was always the best for me 

May 23, 2019 03:41 AM
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Danny Kerns
Rockwell Real Estate Group brokered by eXp Realty - Medford, OR
Your friendly guide to financial freedom

Yes.

May 22, 2019 02:49 PM