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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would not leave anything with knocking or without. Those hangers have your full information( and your broker's, if you have one~ at least, this is required in CA), people will complain and many can a get a wrong idea about you and your company. 'No Soliciting' means no flayers, no salespeople, no free samples, no anything. It's not worth the risk.


Nov 06, 2015 05:25 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

violating a no solicitation rule is not something I would do. Ever. 

Nov 06, 2015 12:13 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 call property management. Almost 100% not permitted. 

Nov 06, 2015 12:36 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Legal or not, you're soliciting aren't you? That would be a sure way for an agent to guarantee I would never hire them since they can't read or follow simple instructions. Some counties here require solicitors to have a license.

Nov 06, 2015 12:42 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

You may check with city hall regarding the legality.  I would just do it until I was told to stop.

Nov 05, 2015 09:02 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

One good way to find out, start distributing flyers, some will object, but many will be fine with it.

If management kicks you out, that is fine, just apologize and move on to the next building.

Nov 06, 2015 05:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not up on Georgia law, but I highly doubt that there would be any penal codes against it.  Check with your legal counsel or your state's legal hotline or the local cops for the best advice.


Personally I see "No Solicitation" signs just like "No outside food or drink" signs at movie theaters.  Unless they have a way of enforcing it, it is just a sign on a wall and totally useless.


I have friends who have "no junk mail" type signs on their mailbox.  USPS doesn't care and still delivers the junk mail.  If a former federal agency doesn't care...

Nov 06, 2015 03:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nattalie Cornwall You will have to check with the Apartment Complex management. Some don't allow soliciting by any means.

Nov 06, 2015 12:13 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

Nov 05, 2015 09:41 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great question and answers.

Nov 02, 2019 03:56 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Not sure it would rise to the level of illegal. It sure would tick a bunch of people off, though. Not a good way to generate business.

Try direct mail.

Nov 14, 2017 06:38 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Like many have said, I would think that no soliciting means "don't come onto the property".

Nov 17, 2015 04:38 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It's probably not illegal, but it can certainly result in fines.

Nov 12, 2015 07:00 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nattalie - You don't want to get on the bad side of anyone, so I would check with the apartment complex first. I would imagine "no solicitation" would also include no door hangers.

Nov 06, 2015 02:15 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't use door hangers.

Nov 06, 2015 10:13 AM
Gail Gladstone
Gladstone Group & Long Island Business Brokerage - Huntington, NY
Brokering Success

Just check with the building super.

Nov 06, 2015 07:43 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nattalie Cornwall the sign is there for a reason, I guess.

Now if you want to bypass and still knock, it's up to you. Sometimes it works!

Should you take risk for that? Again, you are the best judge.

Nov 06, 2015 12:46 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I enjoy living in a no solicitation housing community.  The sign is there for a reason.  

Nov 05, 2015 11:49 PM
Toronto, ON

You would need to check the local laws, state or provincial laws, federal laws and laws, bylaws and regulations of any other applicable jurisdictions, applicable court cases and possibly other sources for the location where you intend to hang the door hangers.  You should consider seeking appropriate legal advice. 

Nov 05, 2015 10:11 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I'd check with officials before doing.

Nov 05, 2015 10:05 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

From a non legal..ask your state board for the "real answer" ...I would classify this as solicitation.

Nov 05, 2015 09:53 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

You should also check with the twonship. Most towns have no soliciting signs and some require a permit.

Nov 05, 2015 09:28 PM