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Attn: RedX Users - Question: Can you set up your search to go back through expired listings 3-5 years ago? There are homes that failed to sell then that have not come back on the market...and NOW is the time to consider selling. Love some input from RedX Rock Stars as I am a RedX Newbie in Training.
Question - If you could get rid of Facebook, would you? Let me preface by saying I get business from Facebook. We've closed 7 transactions YTD, not to mention the awesome networking. But, wouldn't it be nice if all the business networking was on LinkedIn so Facebook could be friends, family and clients vs. 80% Realtors and industry contacts? Just tired of missing updates from those I would like to follow as a result of being bombarded with political opinions, cat photos and comments from "friend of a friend" I don't know. Sorry, just annoyed with Facebook this morning and cannot help but think there is a better place for industry networking on line
Hey, Michael, I know I'm sort of bending the rules here - and feel free to delete this if you feel I've crossed the line - but I wanted to let people know about the 3rd Annual REBarCamp St. Louis on October 17th. If your in or around the area, love to see the Raise The Bar Rock Stars. We will have a gathering the night before for out of towners (WordPress has been the initial request, theme is TBD). Check it out http://rebarcampstlouis.eventbrite.com/ If you Tweet about the event hashtag #rebcstl
Anyone out there use a 3rd party company to coordinate showings? It's common in our market. Listen to this First! An agent requested a showing on a listing that expired in October 2008 (yep, 2008!). I received a call from our Showing Company and explained there must be an error as the property is not listed. I sent the agent an email to inquire why she attempted to schedule the showing in the first place. Have not heard back. I checked the MLS, inactive. Google search, nothing came up. Tonight, I received a call from the owner threatening legal action as "there is fraud going on". He could not have been a bigger a$$hole over the phone and hung up on me as I tried to gather his information to follow up. Their condo is #303. Currently, #203 and #302 are Active in the MLS, has to be an error. I do not see how I am responsible for what is the equivalent of a misdial/wrong number. I don't receive angry calls, so I take it a little more seriously than I probably should. Please chime in case I'm missing something.
Michael, possilby a better word than "Successful" is more "experienced". The more times you have made a move (no matter the price point), the better you understand the process and is often a smoother experience for all involved.
I'm a numbers junky! I track the stats in the market (local MLS & Altos), share with my clients (investors love data), changes in inventory, indications of shirt from Buyers Market to Sellers Market (St. Louis County spent 8 months of 2012 in a Sellers Market & few even realized it), WHY they need to sell now or wait based on tangible information
People usually return my calls and if they don't I run it up the ladder. It's not up to me to judge WHY they aren't returning my call (unless I know they have the BNES designation). If it's an individual broker well yeah that's a bit more difficult to locate them unless you can contact another agent in there office (if there is one) to see if they know a different way to reach the broker. If your buyer wants to move on since there's no response I guess that would be ok then, yes? just send a recission to the broker's email or fax.
Mike and Michael. It's not just the tech, it's about security. We have to begin to differentiate between marks on a screen and a legally verifiable and usable acceptance of a contract. I won't link off, but Docusign has some good videos explaining the difference.
I'm late in this ballgame. Spending time with your competition is a bigger waste of time than FB. Unless you're getting information from an agent at a higher level that can increase your skill, waste of time. Broker opens, any opens, any agent meetings, unless your skill is enhanced...waste of time. All open houses...waste of everyone's time. IMO:)