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Old 03-30-2014, 09:12 PM
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"No Soliciting" on door...still leave a flyer?

Been lurking for a few months here on the forum and gathering great knowledge/wisdom. I am working on developing my plan "B" to maybe make the move out of the corporate grind in a few years.

So the question is, when there is a no soliciting sign on the door, is it okay to leave a flyer/hanger? I feel like I am not directly bothering them, just giving them the opportunity to contact me if they are interested. On the flip side, does it make my business look bad by directly ignoring the sign?

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Old 03-30-2014, 09:13 PM
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I do.

As long as you don't knock and try to sell you're not "soliciting"

Others opinions will vary
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:17 PM
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Common sense should be your guide regarding your question. Do not bother people with no soliciting signs on their doors, windows or signs posted on their property.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:20 PM
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If there is a no soliciting sign I won't leave a flyer.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:39 PM
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It is completely legal to leave fliers. You are not soliciting.

When you knock on the door and solicit. That's when you have problems.

Chances are where "no soliciting" signs are is where you WANT to work.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:50 PM
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'no soliciting' technically isn't a "legal sign"

It's just a sign saying "go away".

It's not a stop sign, or a no firearms sign.

It carries no weight and isn't backed by a law.

It's pretty much a request.
However, if you aren't respectful of a clients request, what makes you think they would choose you as a vendor in the first place?

"oh this guy just ignored my sign, I should hire him! he's a good trustworthy guy!"
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:51 PM
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I know it's not illegal to leave a flier. I didn't leave them out of respect to the property owner/resident. I don't pass out fliers anymore so it doesn't matter to me.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:04 PM
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It's funny. 70-80% of my 85 accounts are directly from my flyers. Of those 60-65 homes, I would say 50 have no soliciting signs.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
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I asked this same question years back. Definitely no knock on the door...total no brainer. As for leaving material...it depends on the vibe honestly. Not trying to sound mystical here but that's how I play it. 60/40 or 40/60 percent of the time I leave it. When I have hired folks for this I flat out tell them the same.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:06 PM
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'no soliciting' technically isn't a "legal sign"

It's just a sign saying "go away".

It's not a stop sign, or a no firearms sign.

It carries no weight and isn't backed by a law.

It's pretty much a request.
However, if you aren't respectful of a clients request, what makes you think they would choose you as a vendor in the first place?

"oh this guy just ignored my sign, I should hire him! he's a good trustworthy guy!"

No one believes that on this site. It is the truth.
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