Adventures in Door Knocking - Chapter 13

“Let me know what type of home you are looking for and where.  If I do not have it in my inventory, I will door knock to go find it, if you hire me as your buyer’s agent.  I will also negotiate the best possible price for you under the absolute best terms and conditions for you…”  Keep me reading to get more info.

 

Adventures in Door Knocking

Chapter 13

Monday 10/31/11

44 doors knocked   14 people qualified   10 business cards handed out    

1 hour 2 minutes

First day back in the saddle after 11 days and I am door knocking on Halloween.  Yup! I am serious about my business.  Gotta say, I was a little rusty after not going out for almost 2 weeks, but I seem to get the hang of it by the end of the morning.  No costumes for me.  Not until later in the day when I was Meredith from Grey’s Anatomy.  (I even included a picture for you.)

Erica, Victoria and Cyndi

I got a door slammed in my face.  It was not the first time and it won’t be my last.  Some will. Some won’t.  So what.  Next.  On to the next door I went.

I bumped into a real estate agent doing a home inspection so it looks like another home will be sold in Bayside soon.  Woo! Hoo! No worries! We have others.

Let me know what type of home you are looking for and where.  If I do not have it in my inventory, I will door knock to go find it, if you hire me as your buyer’s agent.  I will also negotiate the best possible price for you under the absolute best terms and conditions for you.  I will even tell you if there is a reason not to by the home.  Most real estate agents do not do this, so buyer’s end up over paying for the home.  For more info about what a buyer’s agent is why it is absolutely necessary to have one, call me 718 809 7808.  I can even find you a fantastic buyer’s agent anywhere in the US & Canada.

Back to my morning…. I qualified a woman on the 3rd floor of a house thru her window and in Spanish.  Now everyone on the street knows I am bilingual.  Yeah! I even met a Korean contractor who insisted that I give him a card and let me know he would definitely call me when he moved. 

Tuesday 11/1/11

31 doors knocked   14 people qualified   13 business cards handed out    

52 minutes

I met 5 Korean people and 4 Chinese people this morning.  All of who spoke just enough English to tell me what language they do speak.  Honestly, I am seriously looking for agents or people willing to get their license who speak Chinese or Korean.  I could be walking away from al ton of potential real estate business and I could really use your help.  Call me ASAP! I will train!

I met a woman who did not speak English and I qualified her daughter while she was on the cell phone.  I met another woman who was moving out because her rent increased from $1400 to $1800 per month.  Wow! That is a HUGE increase and that rent is higher than a lot of mortgages!

I had one woman answer her door this morning saying “It is a terrible economy.  No one is buying real estate!” I then turned around and asked her: “Do you know of anyone that has been laid off in the past year or has retired?” She said, “Yes, I do!”  I then turned around and said: “These are just some of the types people that I am looking for.  Often times when a person’s income decreases they consider moving, as they are no longer able to afford their home.  At the same time, there are people who have very secure job and either are having a baby, getting married, relocating for work, or even upgrading and they are so excited to take advantage of such an outstanding real estate market.  So when you do come across someone in a similar situation, would you be so kind as to refer them to me? I promise to take good care of them.” She paused.  Then looked me in the eye and said, “Ok.  Not a problem.” I made another person a more educated real estate consumer.  Yup, I love my job!

 

About The Author

Erica Rose Siegel

Erica Rose Siegel, CBR, EXIT Kingdom Realty takes pride in ensuring the people she works with are the most educated buyers and/or sellers on the market.  Erica gathers a genuine understanding of her customers and clients needs, customizes a plan to meet their specific goals and time frame, then utilizes her impeccable negotiation skills to get her clients the best possible price under the best terms and conditions. 

Erica' s Siegel is a knowledgeable, trustworthy, dedicated, thoroughly trained, highly recommended REALTOR, who always maintains her ethical integrity and develops lifelong referrals and incredible relationships with the people she works with. Erica Rose Siegel works with a team of extremely productive Real Estate professionals and loves her job!

Erica Rose is passionate about raising funds & awareness to find a cure for cancer.  She recently started the first ever industry team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, after doing her first marathon with LLS in April 2011& raising over $8,000 for this incredible cause.  In 2012 Erica has made a commitment to lead a team of team of people across the country to participate in either a half or full marathon.  She will personally, be doing the NYC and NYC Full Marathons and currently has 18 people registered and a goal of over  $37,000 and it is increasing everyday thanks to all of the people that continue to join.  For more info about how to get involved, or to make donations, visit www.RealEstateIndustryRunningForACause.com

If you are thinking about moving, Erica would love to the opportunity to speak with you! She can be reached at 718 809 7808 or at EricaS@exitkingdomrealty.com

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