There are so many questionable flat fee MLS listing websites out there, it is essential that sellers do their homework to avoid a bad experience. Many sellers fail, not because they went with a flat fee multiple listing, but because they chased saving the last dollar and got burned. Don't sign up for a listing until you have taken a couple of minutes for due diligence:
Two seemingly unrelated events happened in the past week, but actually they were a beginning and an end of a cycle that is beginning to feel a repetitive like that old movie “Groundhog Day...”
Showing Scheduling by Email: Having a broker who ignores this powerful buyer showing generator will cost you: Ignore it at your own risk!
We just had a seller call us who was comparing us to a different flat fee brokerage, one we happen to know has a not so good record with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). It seems a number of their past flat fee MLS listing sellers have been so unsatisfied that they complained to the BBB, and as a result their rating at the BBB is not so good. We know the big difference in track record and hope that home sellers comparing us do the essential research so they can avoid a bad situation.
One of our sellers recently had a compliment that we usually don’t hear. This wasn’t a compliment from a seller, about our service (we hear those regularly)—this was a compliment from a buyer agent to our seller. We just happened to be carbon copied on the email exchange between our seller and the buyer agent. The buyer agent said “You are a great seller to work with!”
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The blog is back—sorry about the technical difficulties we experienced with the blog. We have most of the posts transferred over to this new website. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get peoples’ comments to transfer, so you will only see Albert’s posts.
My year in Executive Committee leadership of the Realtor Association has ended. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and to meet so many excellent professionals in the real estate industry. The service has made me a more informed professional, and I look forward to more involvement in the future. I would like to thank lots of people for their assistance, but I don’t think you necessarily want to read a list of names. However, one person that must be mentioned is Mike Hoffman-thank you for setting an excellent example of how to lead.
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I’m sad to report bad news in the flat fee MLS listing business. Recently, a large flat fee MLS referral company has created a new way to select the flat fee brokers who will list properties for flat fee sellers.