Is touchy feely going away??

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Coast 200305001

I was getting my daughter a new cell phone thru our carriers website. Basically everything was free. When I have got new phones in the past, I have gone to the carriers store and of course paid dearly even if it was an upgrade. My reason to go to the store is I like to touch and feel first!

Lately there was a post about Open houses that don't work. The thought is the internet has done away with the need to touch and feel. Is the whole world going this route?? Your Thoughts??

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Rainmaker
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Faith LaRosse
Springer Realty Group - Douglassville, PA
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Rob, I still believe that walking through the doors of a home is about a feeling that it "fits".  You can't get that feel from a look at a screen on your laptop....

Sep 03, 2011 12:49 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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I rent over 50% of my high-end rental homes SIGHT unseen from my website where I show properties VACANT.  Getting a FEEL for someone else's furnished home is not the same as getting the FEEL for your new home and VISUALIZING your furniture in it.

Sep 03, 2011 01:04 PM #2
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Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Rob,   Whhaattt  ?!?!   No way !  Open houses serve a very well defined part of the market - not really related to seeing them on the internet.

Sep 03, 2011 01:06 PM #3
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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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I think the introductory moments are internet related, but as soon as it's "serious time", not just exploratory time, everyone wants that face to face.

Sep 03, 2011 01:12 PM #4
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Daniel H. Fisher
www.FisherHermanRealty.com (704) 617-3544 - Charlotte, NC
MCRP - Charlotte Real Estate, NC or SC

Of course not - Why do you think they call them iTouch Phones?  And what about look, but don't touch? Seriously, people usually look first, then touch.  It is the same with houses.  Look online, touch in person.

Sep 03, 2011 01:28 PM #5
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Rob D. Shepherd
Coldwell Banker Coast - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

ALL points of veiw here! In our town they don't work. The next town over they are a MUST!

Sep 03, 2011 01:38 PM #6
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Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB

Rob, I prefer to order online.. seems like the phone store never has the phone that I want and there is always a waiting line..

Sep 03, 2011 10:08 PM #7
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