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Hey! That's cheatin'!!!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage, Searcy Arkansas

My friend and associate Barbara Duncan (she used to be my Art teacher) wrote this blog.  I think it is a great one!

Original content by Barbara S. Duncan

I had reason to get on the net and search for homes in a little Georgia town.  I looked on realtor.com and did a search.

I know what it costs to be on realtor.com with enhanced listings.  I paid a lot to be able to display 25 photos of each listing.  Then you pay extra for your listing to pull up as a featured property.

Imagine my surprise when this house pulled up and displayed 4 pictures of the same house.  In the middle was a circle saying "See all 25 photos."25 pictures

You guessed it!  This agent had 25 pictures all just alike!!  If you clicked to see all 25 you got them all just alike.

This listing agent had to upload the same picture 25 times!  I don't know of any really easy way to do this although it would be easier then uploading 25 different pictures.

As a shopper, I was not impressed.  This agent had at least two listings that he'd done this way.  I wouldn't want to call this agent about this house or any other house. 

As a listing agent, I think his broker must be footing the bill and the agent doesn't care what it costs.  I pay my own bills and for my own advertising and this was one big waste of money.

The ones with the most pictures can be selected to pull up first, as any smart shopper will prefer, so this agent was cheatin'!  He got his to pull up quickly but he didn't impress!

Comments (6)

Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you.

Apr 03, 2009 04:39 PM
Roger Devore
RE/MAX Advantage, Searcy Arkansas - Searcy, AR

Thanks Morris for the advice, I sure hope it gets easier.

Apr 04, 2009 01:43 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Apr 04, 2009 04:45 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Apr 04, 2009 04:53 PM
Jeffrey Thompson
Keller Williams - Greenville, SC

Hello and welcome to Active Rain.  Active Rain has been a great place to network with other realtors and to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge. I have learned a lot from others and I am looking forward to reading some of your bogs and sharing some of our experiences. Take care

Jeff Thompson

(864) 631-3099

421 SE Main St

Simpsonville, SC 29681



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Apr 06, 2009 02:23 AM
Roger Devore
RE/MAX Advantage, Searcy Arkansas - Searcy, AR

Thanks Kirk, I always like to learn from others that have the experience.

Lorena, you are so right. I'm always looking to learn.

Jeff, thanks for the comments.

Apr 06, 2009 04:46 AM