Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Anytime free time I have.

Mar 09, 2018 05:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Minimum of 2-3 hours per day

Mar 09, 2018 04:47 AM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Not enough, I keep track of conversations vs time spent calling.  

Mar 09, 2018 03:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

You should keep track of your goal. If it's 2 hours & you're not making your goal then up it to 3, etc.

Mar 09, 2018 04:53 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Lead generation. That is the intent of EVERY action an agent takes. Lead generation is a 24/7 activity.

However, that lead needs to become a conversion, then a client then a past client. There are many ways to do this. One is to call.

No more than 2 hours a day should be spent calling 'haven't mets.' 

The 3rd hour is the call you A and B list of past clients.

But, it is smart to understand that such 'outbound' and intrusive marketing is truly old school. Adopting 'inbound' strategies is a much better solution.

PS: Inbound has NOTHING to do with the inbox.

Mar 09, 2018 04:47 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know. I do not make cold calls.

Mar 09, 2018 03:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

3 hrs daily

Mar 08, 2018 11:41 PM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

I try to keep it to 15 minutes a day. That way I do not get burned out and I have time to enjoy life! I am not tied down and I have ample time for my clients! 

Mar 09, 2018 07:33 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

In my free time, or in the car while driving! 

Mar 13, 2018 09:10 AM
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Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

About an hour or more each day.

Mar 11, 2018 08:52 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Definitely could/ should do more.

Mar 09, 2018 10:28 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I spend at least 2 hours a day

Mar 09, 2018 08:57 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, ideally, it is few hours a day. But since i do not do cold calling, I just checking with my database via texts/emails/occasional calls, so it is 1 hour/day just to follow up.

Mar 09, 2018 05:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I work at it continualy

Mar 09, 2018 04:23 PM
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Krishna Upadhyaya
PMI Star of Texas - Plano, TX
Real Estate, Property management, HOA management

I set aside atleast 1 hour daily for lead generation.  That includes staying in touch with past clients, and marketing.  

Mar 09, 2018 12:23 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

2-3 hours every day could be more if there is new promotion from our bank. 

Mar 09, 2018 11:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

You have great answers here, and you need to adapt them to the way you work and are most comfortable with.  A

Mar 09, 2018 11:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Here's a crazy answer... I DON'T!!!  I work mainly with investors selling their properties and servicing my sphere and past clients.  No need to lead gen/cold call/door knock/etc. as I have a steady stream of business.

Mar 09, 2018 09:10 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

2 hours 5 days per week

Mar 09, 2018 09:03 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   First thing in the morning:  "How can I get face to face with a new seller or a new buyer today?"  Then make it happen.

 

Mar 09, 2018 08:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's the focus of my day.... and most of it is done offline.... i.e., mailed to land owners and the postcards landed in one town on wed.... 2 calls already....

Mar 09, 2018 08:10 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I lead generate daily , but time block M-F

Mar 09, 2018 07:59 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You can lead gen in a number of ways, not just cold calling

Mar 09, 2018 07:39 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not refer to what I do daily as "lead generation" as it is defined by making calls.  I send marketing letters and follow up with a call a week later. I do not "cold call" to lead generate. 

Mar 09, 2018 07:38 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

None.

Mar 09, 2018 07:11 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

10 hours per week is mandatory in my schedule.

Mar 09, 2018 06:59 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Lately 0.  I've had some repeat customers and referral customers that have kep me busy so far this year. 

Mar 09, 2018 06:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If they spend 3 hours a day they are able to get a few appointments set up.

These are often top producers.

Mar 09, 2018 06:25 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Each commission check.  50% my checking account.  20% savings for taxes and travel.  10% for marketing and lead generation.  20% savings.  

Mar 09, 2018 06:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

At least two hours a day.

Mar 09, 2018 06:01 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Calling strangers can be a complete waste of time and really beat up on yourself hearing no or click for 3 hours. There is more productive ways to generate leads

Mar 09, 2018 05:58 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I block 3 hours a day for prospecting - but, not to chat with strangers!

Mar 09, 2018 05:41 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

10 hrs per week

Mar 09, 2018 05:30 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not much time anymore. Much more earlier in my career.

Mar 09, 2018 05:18 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never in 25 years cold-called and am not about to start now. There are other ways of generating leads and I make time for that as it fits my schedule.

Mar 09, 2018 05:17 AM