Avoid FaceBook Fallout

Real Estate Agent with Prudential Calfornia Realty

Good Morning everyone. I think that Laura brings up a very good point about posting comments on Facebook about homes. Being that so many buyers are tech-savvy, it's important to remember that comments can hurt the sale.

Original content by Laura Forman SL3236966

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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!

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Comments (6)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Great post and good reminder to us all. Hope you have a super week. 

Jan 17, 2012 05:23 AM
Brint Wahlberg
Windermere Real Estate - Missoula, MT
The Wahlberg Team

Interesting, I've never thought to consult my sellers about making sure they don't tip-off any info on their social media outlets, something I'll have to work in.

Jan 17, 2012 05:24 AM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Thanks for sharing the good advice. I once had a seller whose home had a great back deck with a view. We Googled the person who made an offer on the house, and his FB profile photo was of my sellers back deck. He also commented "welcome to my new house." You can bet we did not come down on the price much. People are more tech savvy than ever before!

Jan 17, 2012 05:35 AM
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Another bit of good advice. Dont market your properties on your personal page FB has rules about that. Create a business page for listings promotion and marketing.

Jan 17, 2012 05:42 AM
Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Country Living with City Convenience -Wilson Co TX

Such a good blog.  Some points I had never thought of.  Need to educate my clients.

Jan 17, 2012 12:08 PM
Missoula Valley Properties, LLC - Missoula, MT


I appreciate the post and it's a good reminder of some "good sense" rules of thumb to go by.

Aug 15, 2013 03:58 AM