When walking your farm, I would recommend having something useful to give/leave for each home. Something like a Memo/To Do List or a list of community numbers etc. You could have your picture and information on both sides so you will get some advertising benefit. If you also leave a space to write something, you could find something to compliment the homeowners on (such as landscaping, pets, house color etc. You can leave your handout at the door, then knock on the door, then step back off the porch or back away from the door and look down the street with your profile sideways to the door. It is much less threatining and more respectful.
You can also visit our site http://www.chicagotitlesd.com and printout nice real estate and community informational pieces for the homeowners. You can write on them before you leave them or buy a stamp with your information to put on each one. Hope that helps.
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We go in teams and work together, this is the safest way. To my knowledge, there are no specific laws against it.
My colleges want me to walk but I think if I don't want someone else to do it to me I shouldn't do it to them. I hate it when people interupt what I'm doing to sell me something.
Work open houses, other social, charitable events to increase your sphere.