Sold Home In 1 week On Facebook!

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Mortgage and Lending with Virginia Beach

Ok realtors don't hate me - I am just trying to show the power of social media and social networking. 

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One of the managers here at New American Mortgage who put his house up for sale last Tuesday For Sale By Owner for $299,500.  He received a full price offer in 1 week by placing it on facebook

They sold the home to a friend of a friend who had seen the photos on Facebook and bought it! They are scheduled to close in 1 week!

So this is to all the skeptical out there....facebook and social networking WORKS! 

 

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Are you a fan of New American Mortgage on facebook?

Are you following us on twitter?

 

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Naoma Doriguzzi

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Brenda Mullen
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I don't hate you but make that a members only post :o).  Just kidding.  Congratulations to your friend for selling his home so quickly!

August 28, 2009 02:57 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

That is crazy!  I would be scared to sell to a friend of a friend in case the house fell apart, but that's just amazing!

August 28, 2009 02:57 PM
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Naoma Doriguzzi
New Media Director
Virginia Beach

Full price offer too!  I thought it was a pretty cool story to tell!  You just never know....

August 28, 2009 03:01 PM
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Loreena Yeo
Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.

No question that it works.

You know, when things go well, things go well. It's only when things go bad, we have a problem (with the sale) but I know the gist of your post is the power of social networking.

August 28, 2009 03:02 PM
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Naoma Doriguzzi
New Media Director
Virginia Beach

I know...I always suggest using a realtor in this kind of transaction!  But he wanted to try and sell it and it worked.  Like you said...not all transactions are that easy. 

August 28, 2009 03:06 PM
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I truly believe it is the exception not the rule, if you want the best chance to sell your home find a good real estate broker. There is a reason why most fisbo sellers end up listing with a broker

August 28, 2009 03:10 PM
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Janna Scharf
Coeur d'Alene Real Estate Pro
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene

Yes, I have had business success through Facebook too.  It's the blending of the business with a glimpse into your true personality that your FB "friends" come to trust you.

August 28, 2009 09:23 PM
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John Cannata
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance
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Wow, that is impressive. Congrats to the owners for such a quick response.

August 28, 2009 11:50 PM
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Kevin Cavanaugh
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty

That just goes to show how important pricing is in getting your home sold. 

August 29, 2009 06:59 AM
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Naoma Doriguzzi
New Media Director
Virginia Beach

I think it was more of just marketing andhe happened to have have someone in his circle of friends that made it a perfect match! And...pricing just right!

August 29, 2009 07:15 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

This reminds me of when I wanted to buy my old boss' old car.  He wouldn't do it.  Sort of like what Donna said!  If a friend wanted to buy my house, I'd make him sign so many disclosures! 

August 29, 2009 07:23 AM
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Karen Kruschka
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
RE/MAX Real Estate Connections

Naoma  I don't hate you, but why would a loan officer FSBO his own house and not support the realtors who support his business?  I'd find a new loan officer  Karen

August 29, 2009 09:08 AM
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Renée Burrows
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate

I am telling ya, social networking is gaining ground - big time!  If you aren't promoting yourself, your listings or your services in those areas in a nice subtle way (talking in general to all professionals), you are missing out!

Traditional communication methods will be a thing of the past.  Social networkers will dominate by keeping their mug in front of the masses!

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