I make fun goody bags and leave them on doortsteps for people. It usually features an intro to whom I am, my business card, and fun trinkets for kids
Gaining new business is really all about credibility. If a real estate agent, insurance salesman, or financial services professional came knocking on my door at 5PM - I would question how much business they have if they are spending their time like that.
I would focus more time building a significant internet/social media presence. That's where people go first when they consider selling or purchasing a home.
If you do decide to go door-knocking, please update with how the experience went for you!
Door knocking is always an available option.
Some have forgotten how they got their start in the business 15, 20, 30 years ago.
For $15 and a few hours on a weekend, this is a low cost, low risk option.
The benefits, the classroom, that door knocking presents can be invaluable.
A successful door knocking campaign depends on the 'value' you deliver and the strategy or intent you have identified regarding what you REALLY want the homeowner to do. You need to anticipate what they are going to do before they decide to ever contact you. Be aware this changes dramatically based on your purpose. Are you after the 90 day market? Are you establishing a farm? Are your plans to become a consistent presence in that community. Is this the launch of your BRANDING?
Just like open houses, they can be successful or fall flat. It depends on the mental focus and energy invested by the professional.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL,
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time