Bait and Switch

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Group - Lansdale, PA

Bait and Switch

We all hate it.  Yet in so many different sales environments it still exists.

Even in Real Estate. 

Some of the worst:

·         Using pictures of different properties when advertising

·         Using flowery, praising prose in the description only to find out in person that the place is a dump

·         And the worst – keeping a house on the market as “active” when it’s really under binding contract – so the agent can then hard sell all of their other listings to unsuspecting callers.

As I said – Bait and Switch – we all hate it.

Except for this one below – a must watch video!

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Richard Strahm
Realtor, ABR, SFR, SRES
REMAX Realty Group
439 Main Street
Harleysville, PA 19438

Direct: (215) 853-2624
Office: (215) 256-1200 x-223
Fax: (215) 529-8931

Email:  Richard@RichardStrahm.com

www.RichardStrahm.com

PA Lic # RS310765

Copyright © 2010-2011 Richard Strahm.   All rights reserved worldwide.

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Mike Yeo
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Oh my God! That was funny and pretty cool how they were able to pull a stunt like that. 

Oct 14, 2011 12:25 PM #1
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Love it! lol There have been times I have had to look at the flyer in my hand to double check that I am at the right house! Sure my confused expression matched some of these!

Oct 14, 2011 12:38 PM #2
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I loved the video! The look on people's faces is so funny.

Oct 14, 2011 01:12 PM #3
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Oh that was hysterical! I would have been waiting for "smile, you're on candid camera!".

Oct 14, 2011 03:17 PM #4
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That's funny . . . and it goes nicely with the post you wrote about the "beautifully maintained" . . . bait and switch!

Oct 14, 2011 05:15 PM #5
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Nina Rogoff
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That is pretty skillful!! I showed this to my kids who were laughing out loud. Thanks for sharing that one, Richard!

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