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I read a post tonight by Lindsey Hasford about having to read between the lines when reading some of the comments in some of the MLS listings. The comment in question mentioned that the listing needed "finishing touches..." when the house turned out to be a total mess.
There is one thing that many Realtors do not realize when they write comments about their listings like this. The comments section is where a Realtor not only writes about that particular house/listing... but it's also where they take a giant step in establishing their own personal credibility with all their sister Realtors.
It's similar to the little boy who cried wolf. At first... Realtors will read what the Listing Agent wrote, and we'll probably believe it.
Then... we'll either preview the home... or maybe we'll even show it to our clients.
If it turns out that what the listing agent wrote was baloney... "chop-chop" goes the listing agent's credibility. And... we the agents... we remember.
If it happens again, and again... we as buyer's agents can very easily get to the point where we simply don't believe the listing agent anymore.
Now... I admit... this sounds bad enough. But it's only the first step.
In our minds we also may start to question future things that come from that Listing Agent. And as her credibility continues to suffer... her listings will end up being shown less and less.
And when the next time she says she has an "offer" on one of our listings... we cannot help but have a tendency to take out a magnifying glass to her offer when the paperwork finally arrives.
Misrepresenting your listings in the comment section of the MLS... is not only wrong... it's also a really dumb thing to do.
The Real Estate Market in Fort Worth and Tarrant County offers such a great value to both "first time" and "move up" buyers. Karen Anne's blog gives you up-to-date market news, and features many of the great homes available at great prices !
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.