Avoid FaceBook Fallout

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Real Estate Agent with National Realty of Brevard www.LauraSellsBrevard.com SL3236966


Avoid FaceBook FalloutFacebook Cartoon

When you are buying or selling a home, remember to be very careful about the comments you post on FaceBook.  You may not realize the damage that seemingly innocent comments can do, and how they may put you at a disadvantage during negotiations.

Many of today's buyers and sellers are very tech-savvy, and are searching for information about the property and the parties involved.

FaceBook comments like, "I really, really want this house!", or "I'll do anything to sell this house before one more thing breaks!" are sure to tip your hand and reveal more than you ever intended.

I once worked with a buyer who found a house she loved, but when she found FaceBook comments the seller made regarding all the property damage by a previous tenant along with photos, she lowered her offering price by $10,000.

Always remember that people are "Googling" you and creeping your FaceBook page.

Avoid FaceBook Fallout....What you share could be TMI!

For information about buying or selling property in Brevard County, contact Melbourne Real Estate Agent, Laura Forman (321) 917-2162.

Visit my website to search for property anywhere in Brevard County, Florida with no obligation.

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Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
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Very true Laura, I'm constantly amazed at some of the stuff I see people sharing on Facebook. Something about Facebook seems to make people lose their sense of propriety.

Jan 17, 2012 05:19 AM #1
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Laura, I love the cartoon! So true! Anything you put on the net is out ther for the search engines to find! I'm contacting Realtors in my area about the value of Property Styling and pointing out how buyers search MLS before going to view the property, so the MLS photos need to be excellent.

Jan 17, 2012 05:34 AM #2
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Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
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Laura

The story I have heard about a FB comment, and I am certain there are a lot out there some true and some not, the sellers entered into escrow at x dollars. They then proceeded to tell their friends about how good a deal they got and they willing to sale for less or y dollars.

Of course the buyers see this and supposedly, the deal was lost.

No matter, it is true about what you put up on the internet. Thanks for the reminder, cheers cvc

Jan 17, 2012 05:57 AM #3
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Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate - Naples, FL

Hi Laura and Happy New Year to you!  I totally agree, watch what you put out there, anywhere!  Great Post and love the cartoon!

Jan 17, 2012 12:24 PM #4
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Jimmy Phan
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY IN MOORESVILLES, NC - Hickory, NC
Phan real estate group in hickory

there are two sides of everything hah Laura?

keep it to yourself keep it to yourself

thanks Laura

jimmy phan

Jan 17, 2012 02:22 PM #5
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Laura Forman
National Realty of Brevard www.LauraSellsBrevard.com - Melbourne, FL
Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist

Malcolm - True, people forget that they are putting it out there for EVERYONE to read.

Peg - Thanks!  I agree and I wrote another blog post dealing with the importance of MLS photos.

Curtis - Whether it's true or not, the story is highly plausible and I bet it happens all the time.

Christine - Happy New Year to you too.  Great to see you again.

Jimmy - Yes, both sides of the transaction need to keep that in mind.

Jan 18, 2012 08:52 AM #6
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Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
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This is so true! And not just on facebook. Don't write about it on your wordpress blog either. (Yes, I had that happen!) HA!

Jan 19, 2012 04:12 AM #7
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Very good point! It is amazing how many people get upset about something they read there.

Feb 02, 2012 12:39 AM #8
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Hi Laura, there have definitely been times when I changed my mind about a person or a subject based on what was revealed on FB... people need to realize that posting something online is equivalent to making proclamation by standing in the middle of town square.

Feb 07, 2012 04:03 AM #9
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