Door Knocking is a popular lead generation tool in the real estate world. It is exactly what you think it is, knocking on doors, talking to people and looking for business.
I’ve been listening to a lot of top agents talk about how they got their business to where it is … surprise! Door Knocking transformed their business and made them go from buyers agent to booming real estate business professional.
Today was Day 1 of Door Knocking campaign. I will be door knocking 3 times a week this year and hit 30 homes each time I go out. I created a little flyer with the homes available in the area some fun facts:
- 43 homes sold in the Belmont Heights/Belmont Shore area last month (Dec 13)
- The average listing is listed at $575,000, but the average sale price is $675,000 (This includes condos and single family homes)
- The average listing in Belmont is on the market for 55 days.
In anticipation, I bit off all my nails and was really just so nervous! I really don’t even know what I’m afraid of. My goal was to just be nice, introduce myself, hand over my flyer, sticky notes and my card. I practiced with Chris and used the “I’m not selling anything” approach. It was a success. No one slammed a door in my face, or spit at me, or threw a tomato at me haha. Everyone was surprisingly so nice and there are a lot of people home at noon on a monday. (Do these people work?? I need to be doing what they are doing)
As I walked and talked to people, I got a little more comfy. I remember in construction, the first subcontractor I called and how awkward I was!! It’s like I have a whole new voice. I’m out of my body, listening to myself like who is this person?? You are funny and outgoing, why do you sound so proper and rigid …. I might have sounded like that on my first couple. BUT I did get better and, I have so many more people to meet, potential clients to meet!! Next month when I’m like a veteran, I’m going to look back and laugh at myself haha.
Boom Baby … definitely way out of my comfort zone today and feeling great about it!!