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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

I got a call earlier this afternoon from a local television station looking for some input on a story they were doing on why housing sales were down so much.

Locally our sale are not down and in fact have been pretty good all year long so I agreed to be interviewed.

My 15 seconds of fame

"The prices are going up, but market time is staying about the same," Lee said

So, if you want to avoid the price slump, take this advice:

"If you've got a house for sale and you get an offer now... you need to look very kindly at that offer, no matter what it is, and try to make that work," Lee said."

The whole interview lasted about 15 minutes and I had bunches of data from our local association as well as some stuff from NAR but the video portion got edited down to 3, 5 second sound bites.

I watched the interview on our 11 o'clock news and I think my points about our solid local market came through in spite of the reporter that lead into the story titing it "Home Sales are Down, a local Realtor explains why".

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Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

100 Market St., Suite #200, , Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 431-1111 x3801

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Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
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Way to go Jim, being asked to participate in an interview is great marketing and a bonus...glad it went went well for you!!
Oct 26, 2006 03:59 PM #1
The MyHomeHouston Team
Keller Williams Realty - Houston, TX
My family was once interview by a news reporter about some issue, and that's when I first noticed first hand how they chop up what you say and use the main key points.  The only thing that bothers me about this is the possibility of thoughts or opinions to be misconstrued.
Oct 26, 2006 04:04 PM #2
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs
I have been interviewed by several magazines, newspapers, and TV since Katrina. This was all related to my internet exposure. You tlak for 15-20 minutes for a couple of sentences. The local TV was easier and di nothing to prepare for my 15 seconds of fame. i said with the Saints winning it will make people happy to buy homes. 
Oct 26, 2006 04:24 PM #3
Rich Jacobson
Fathom Realty West Sound - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
Increased exposure and credibility. Good job, Jim!
Oct 26, 2006 06:29 PM #4
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Congratulations, Jim. Use the publicity to the max. It is wonderful to see good people and good information quoted for a change.


Oct 26, 2006 08:49 PM #5
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Thank God they asked you as you are always professional!

I get irritated when a inadequate agent gets quoted for something and has it all wrong or makes no sense at all and makes our profession look bad.

Good for you and heres to hoping your phone rings today with business!

Oct 27, 2006 12:12 AM #6
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Jim, excellent! I thought the story came across OK. Having you add the truth made a big difference. Great clip. Thanks. 
Oct 27, 2006 12:58 AM #7
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