Did anybody else watch the Today show this morning? They started introducing a segment coming up as "your agent's told you all wrong!" and "don't listen to your agent" sorts of comments. When the segment was on it was a representative from Redfin who basically said "price it right and make sure your agent is web saavy". He even stated that he isn't a salesman- so why was he on as their expert?
Is it just me? Yes, what he said made sense. It's exactly what I tell my clients! So how does this equate to "your agent is all wrong"? And since it DOESN'T, why did they bill it that way? Why are we the whipping boys here?
A better way to put it would have been "HIRE A SMART REALTOR"!
Because a smart REALTOR is going to tell their clients to price it right, is going to show them up to date comps, including ones that didn't go thru MLS, they are going to discuss marketing, they are going to get it out on the net. The only thing I DIDN'T agree with him was when he said put your listing up on Friday. It depends on who you are trying to reach- for the general public on the net, yes, for agents on MLS, no.