listing agents: No Interior Pics? Clever Or Not? ... Do you Prefer To Visit To Verify? - 07/29/10 05:50 AM
What would happen if agents stopped putting interior pictures of their listings on the Internet? Oh yes, there would be an outcry from surfers and hobbyists who love to see what is inside. And there would be some agents who don't understand the usefulness of actually communicating with buyers.
So why would one think of that no interior pics would be useful? Maybe it would be so more people would make an appointment to look at a property. Maybe it would be to make the interior pics on your personal or company web site more useful that the listing sites are. maybe it … (3 comments)

listing agents: Pictures Of A Beach? But The Property Doesn't Even Have WaterView!? - 01/18/10 01:33 AM
I saw a new listing today that is not waterfront, but the agent made the first picture a picture of a beach!? This is frustrating to me. I work very had to present our company listings with WYSIWYGpictures. WYSIWYG means What You See Is What You Get. It is pronounced wiz-ee-wig.
It seems to me that there are no "rules" for adding pictures to a listing. I consider this a form of bait and switch advertising. When I am showing listings to customers, I often have to say, "That property doesn't have A view - let alone That view." This often causes … (0 comments)

listing agents: How many Non-MLS agents in your town? - 05/08/09 03:06 AM
There are over two millon real estate licenses in the United States.  Across the country, less that half of those licensees are in ANY MLS.  In my town there are more than a few that are not in any MLS. 
The big aggregating sites would have the public believe that "all the listings" are on their pages.  In fact, that is not so.  In order to learn about a real estate market, you need to find the agents and brokers that are working in that market.
Customers are like first year agents who are madly trying to learn their market area.  But, they … (5 comments)

listing agents: Is "Mark To Market" why they aren't lending? - 03/12/09 05:27 AM
It seems that because of Mark to Market, some of the bail out money given to banks has only helped re-balance their out of balance ratios.  They still can't make new loans because that would cause their ratios to move out of balance again.  The ratios I am speaking of are the deposits to loans ratios every bank is required to maintain.  Those ratios are for banks like the old 28/36 ratios were in the old days for buying real estate.  Less than 28/36 meant you were a buyer.  29/37 meant you were out of balance.
Simply put, "Mark To Market" … (6 comments)

listing agents: 10 questions before putting your listing on someone else's site. - 05/23/08 02:32 AM
They are all important, so they are all numbered 1.  The list is below.  As you read the questions, ask yourself which you think is most important?  And, are you following the leads of others, or leading the followers?  Listings are the inventory of your personal business.  Do you treat them with the respect they deserve?  Do you have the same approach to your inventory that other businesses have? 
1. Will you have to go to the site to change the listing for price or status changes?1. Will the content you place there help or hurt your own web site rankings? … (7 comments)

listing agents: Ahhh, the benefits of the Real Estate Profession - like "late breakfast!" ;^] - 04/18/08 03:59 AM
I like "Late Breakfast!"  So many times in the last month I have been confronted with the difficulties of this business.  The ups and downs of prices, the disloyalties, the un-ethical practices from people who say they don't, and so on.  But today I am enjoying being a real estate professional.  I get to take time to watch my kids play sports, or give a concert.  I can take time to meet at the high school with a kid that wants mentoring.  I can go to the beach and enjoy a time walking and listening to the waves rolling.  And, I … (8 comments)

 
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Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA

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