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Old 07-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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Roop appeared in court on Thursday and was charged with homicide murder dangerous depraved without premeditation in the death. The State Attorney’s Office ordered that he be held without bond "due to the serious nature of the crime."

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I missed that. I just assumed because of the castle law.

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i use door to door flyer hanging, never nock in the door, i alwasy turn around when i see no traspasing sign, fock that

here in tx he will not be prosecuted and thats rigth. i hate when people not in door tryig to sell me something.
It looks like there not buying the trespassing part because if he could argue it was he would be protected. The laws are almost exact in both states.

D2D is one of those things that seems to work for some and not the rest. When I first started I knocked on every door within 3 blocks and flyered them 3-4 times. 3 years later I have never did a service for any of them.
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I missed that. I just assumed because of the castle law.



It looks like there not buying the trespassing part because if he could argue it was he would be protected. The laws are almost exact in both states.

D2D is one of those things that seems to work for some and not the rest. When I first started I knocked on every door within 3 blocks and flyered them 3-4 times. 3 years later I have never did a service for any of them.
so u saying that basically knocking on door to door is useless right
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so u saying that basically knocking on door to door is useless right
where I'm at. I think youll get a better response in small towns that are more neighborly then a city.

I know that I dont answer the door unless expecting someone.
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where I'm at. I think youll get a better response in small towns that are more neighborly then a city.

I know that I dont answer the door unless expecting someone.
yeah me too. thats why i ask, this is my second year in business i just dont like the idea of knocking doors its seem a little desperate, i have no problem taking to people but thats not for me.
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There is a certain % of the population that is 'off.' This poor guy going door to door ended up meeting one of those folks and it is too bad.

I am glad you made the post because it does give one something to think about before going door to door.

It makes you wonder, before this home owner went off shooting, what kind of customer would he have been? I bet a bad one at that too.
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This Spring I went door to door with flyers, and in a couple weeks only talked face to face while I was out with maybe 8 or 9 people. Of those I closed on 3 one time jobs that paid very well. The first day I only had an hour or so and hit two streets. Out of 35 flyers delivered I got 12 calls, and closed 9 of them. 6 of which were all season clients I've had few problems with. Next year, and before snow removal time, Im going to hit every door I can. But, then again, I live in Wyoming.... with little crime. If you guys don't like door to door, try doing different techniques. Don't bang on the door, leave a flyer, or a newsletter. Target neighborhoods where the post box is right on the street, for quick delivery. Never cross a shut gate, and never go anywhere where you can see/hear a dog.
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This Spring I went door to door with flyers, and in a couple weeks only talked face to face while I was out with maybe 8 or 9 people. Of those I closed on 3 one time jobs that paid very well. The first day I only had an hour or so and hit two streets. Out of 35 flyers delivered I got 12 calls, and closed 9 of them. 6 of which were all season clients I've had few problems with. Next year, and before snow removal time, Im going to hit every door I can. But, then again, I live in Wyoming.... with little crime. If you guys don't like door to door, try doing different techniques. Don't bang on the door, leave a flyer, or a newsletter. Target neighborhoods where the post box is right on the street, for quick delivery. Never cross a shut gate, and never go anywhere where you can see/hear a dog.
35 flyers and 12 phone calls? Something doesn't add up. Many of us here have passed out hundred and got a few phone calls. The normal rate is about 1%-2%, but your around 40%. Whats your flyer say on it?!
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35 flyers and 12 phone calls? Something doesn't add up. Many of us here have passed out hundred and got a few phone calls. The normal rate is about 1%-2%, but your around 40%. Whats your flyer say on it?!
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@LawnBoy He is putting them in the customers hand.. not on the mailbox. Thats a lucky day for sure but I get atleast 5-10x the response when i hand out fliers then when put them on the mailbox.
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35 flyers and 12 phone calls? Something doesn't add up. Many of us here have passed out hundred and got a few phone calls. The normal rate is about 1%-2%, but your around 40%. Whats your flyer say on it?!
It's just a generic flyer....

WE"RE HERE !!! Got it on this site actually. This was early season though, since then I've been getting about 13 to 16 percent. I guess I just lucked out on being in the right place at the right time! Start hitting houses right after the first warm weekend.
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