Check out this post from Joshua Stein, an Active Rain member who is just getting started here. He states well a common problem, and has the makings of a great blogger and contributor here.
Help me welcome him to the Rain!
As real estate professionals, we all try very hard to put our best feet forward. Speaking for myself, I also would expect my client's to do the same. So, when we're listing a home, I expect the photos to both reflect the home and its owners as well as my own professional staus.
Apparantly, not everyone feels the same way. I received an online inquiry about a property in Fort Washington, PA.
Here is the message:
Whomever listed this house should loose their RE license. The photos are adisgrace. Only a complete moron wuld posts these photos! No excuse for this! Could KILL a sale for the seller or even the bank! You can reach me at: (215) xxx-xxxx This message is about the listing at...
Luckily for me, this is not my listing.
The listing itself is probably the biggest reason why the home has been on the maket since June and endured a whopping $70,000 in price reductions since then.
Sometimes we need to step back a remember that it isn't just about getting the listing, but also getting that listing SOLD! Don't allow the clutter and chaos of your client's homes take center stage. A frank conversation with your sellers up front can save a lot of heartache (and money) later on!
- Joshua Stein
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Joshua Stein is a Pennsylvania licensed Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa
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