I Drove By Your EXPIRED Listing Today in Kentucky...

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

 Hmmmm...I wonder why it expired?

Let me take a look into this.

As I pull up the MLS expired list...

There is only one picture of the house.It isn't a picture that I can even see the house.

(Note: this isn't the real expired listing picture I'm blogging about)...but it is an excellent example!  

Usually, no inside pictures mean the inside looks bad and not staged or... 

 

My next thought...who had it listed?

Ohhh...I see.

Maybe it's an agent that is possibly unfamiliar with the Internet or might be not good with taking multiple pictures and would have no idea on how to do virtual tour.

I google their name...no website. Undaunted, I check their board information. No personal website there (or email address).

How does this agent operate in the real world?

I'm almost permanently attached to my computer! I have numerous websites, blogs and email addresses, home computer, laptop w/ air card, printers,scanners,digital cameras, dog that tells me what to do,etc...(ok, you get the point. Chanel is a little bossy but I'm the BOSS!).

In a nutshell...my sellers get the best of the best Internet marketing.(At least 85% of buyers find their new home on the Internet)

OK...how many days did all this non-action take? 185 days

Were any documents uploaded for agents to review? Like seller's disclosures? Lead based paint disclosures? NOPE!

Why did these sellers pick this agent to market their house? Are they crazy? Who know?

I just know their listing died.

Poof!

The End.

P.S. Maybe I should go knock on the door and introduce myself.

 

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor on Activerain.com and Localism.com. Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Prudential Don Foster, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on Lizette.us.

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky real estate experience.

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Location:
Kentucky Fayette County Lexington
Tags:
lizette fitzpatrick
lexington ky real estate
kentucky home for sale
home for sale in richmond ky

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainer
32,710
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Who's the Boss?? I bet if we asked Chanel she would tell the truth....teeheehe

Yes, you should go knock on the door, what harm would it do? 

Jan 07, 2008 07:54 AM #7
Rainmaker
2,763,772
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Lizette, I'd knock on their door and advise those sellers of what you found.  I believe they'd be very interested (and grateful!).
Jan 07, 2008 07:59 AM #8
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Teri - Even REO properties are listed here with an agent. I've noticed that some of these agents don't even give much to their regular listings either(pictures). How do they stay in business? I think I spend way too much time analyzing my marketing for each listing.

Chris - You are right about that! 

 

Jan 07, 2008 08:16 AM #9
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Sandra - That's pretty funny! Not so funny when I have an out-of-town client that wants to know about a house and I have to go pre-view and take pics. Then, they don't like it. What a time waster!
Jan 07, 2008 08:18 AM #10
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Trace - You caught me in a lie. Yes...I admit Chanel really does run the show here at the home office! Good to hear from you! Have a wonderful 2008!

Carole- I hope so. I have my listing presentation down to a snaky perfection.

Jan 07, 2008 08:24 AM #11
Rainer
32,710
Trace Galle
Designs by Trace - Kelowna, BC

Hi Lizette,

A lie I don't think so we just don't like to admit who the boss is! Kiann runs the show here she even tell us when it is bed time!!

Thanks and all the best to you in 2008!

You will have to let us know if you do go and knock on the door. I totally agree with Carole's comment. 

Jan 07, 2008 09:05 AM #12
Ambassador
1,090,772
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

That's like that post BB wrote about...knock knock ...who's there?  Your new real estate agent :)

Jan 07, 2008 11:02 AM #13
Rainmaker
163,666
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate

Lizette,

This sounds exactly like the one I was working on....some agents are resistant to change, now go knock on that door! :)

Jan 07, 2008 11:13 AM #14
Rainer
123,025
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Lizette-That's been going on a lot these days.  So sad!  I'll be back to see your update.  
Jan 07, 2008 11:17 AM #15
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Trace - I know the feeling... Chanel really does tell me when to get up in the mornings...and it 's pretty early.

Sally -  Yeah...it reminded me of BB! I still have that expired letter he uses too!

Suzanne- I think I might follow that agent's listings and snag them all as they expire since I already know how bad the marketing is! lol

Julie - Pretty sad stuff that goes on everywhere. I might go check them out tomorrow.

Jan 07, 2008 11:27 AM #16
Rainmaker
207,638
Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty

Definitely go knock on their door! I have increased my listing inventory since June from only 2 listings to 17 by chasing expireds. There are sellers out there begging for a REAL agent after a six month listing with no communication, no comparative sale information, and yes, even ... NO PHOTOS! And don't just pick up the phone. Either mail something that will make THEM call YOU, or KNOCK three times on the ceiling and they'll love you!

I'm not kidding. Expireds are the name of the game right now. Just make sure you price it right, as price IS the game.

Jan 09, 2008 03:22 PM #17
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Dee - That's teriffic you have all those new clients! I really do need to get out there and get in gear too! Thanks for stopping by!
Jan 10, 2008 11:10 AM #18
Rainmaker
94,274
Sharon Harris
Keller Williams Keystone Realty - Hanover, PA
Realtor
Great post. Happens all the time. It is time for agents to get in the game or get out.
Jan 10, 2008 01:21 PM #19
Rainer
51,145
Jody Deeds
Key Realty, LTD - Columbus, OH
"Helping You Move On With Your Plans"

I find in my area that homes under $100K just aren't given the time of day with regard to multiple pictures, a good description and complete MLS listing.  It's stick a sign in the yard, lockbox on the door and plop the minimum into the MLS.

Granted many are bank owned, but what about the others who are sellers just looking to move on and their house is nice but under the $100K mark?  Don't they deserve 1 or more photos and exposure/marketing for their property?

Jan 11, 2008 02:14 AM #20
Anonymous
Liz (aka Kentucky Bound).

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! Stop by any time.  I just wanted to leave a comment about pictures (or lack thereof) from the opposite side of the spectrum.  As an out of town/out of state buyer, I think the most frustrating part of our search was coming across a description of a piece of property that sounded almost perfect only to find one or two blurry pictures or no pictures at all.  And to add to the frustration, a lot of the listing agents just didn't seem interested in accommodating us by taking/sending pics.  In the end, it was communication with the seller, who sent us a whole series of pictures, and a young, energetic agent who was willing to "hike" the property with us that has helped us to become "Kentucky Bound".  As the old saying goes . . . . . a picture IS worth a thousand words.

P.S.  If you happen to have any clients who are interesed in relocating to Central Florida  . . . send them our way!  We'll be listing in a few weeks and our agent has promised us LOTS of pictures and a virtual tour!

Jan 13, 2008 12:11 AM #21
Rainmaker
334,013
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC
Lizette, how true it is with the one picture wonder.  I like the photos that get resized and the toilet looks a foot high and three feet wide!
Jan 16, 2008 10:07 AM #22
Ambassador
529,479
Mirela Monte
Buyers' Choice Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Dear Lizette,

this needs to be in Localism.com in your area of service.  Gret plug for you!  Don't lose another minute, and post there! 

Jan 16, 2008 10:12 AM #23
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Sharon, that's pretty true. It just makes it better for those of us that work hard and market smarter.

Jody- I often wonder about the bank repo ones that get listed with a Realtor. Usually it is just one pic and sold as is. Still it might take a longer time to sale.

Hi Liz! Good to see you stopped in. Good to see you are on the right track to Kentucky! I'll keep you in mind if I have any clients that want to move south.

Kim - I know what you mean. One of our MLS systems (Navica) always distorts the pictures and makes them way too wide. I have no idea why they won't fix that problem.

Mirela - I took your advice and did just that. Thanks for keeping an eye on me! 

Jan 16, 2008 02:19 PM #24
Rainer
24,603
Keith Pound
EXIT REALTY CRUTCHER - Louisville, KY
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Lizette, I see it all time time also, 1 picture, very few comments, no room sizes, no sellers disclosures or other info on line and agents say that business is slow or no business at all. If they would just start doing these basic things at least they could stay busy and then they just might sell the property.

Feb 20, 2009 01:27 PM #25
Ambassador
602,955
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Keith - You are exactly right. I know I work hard to get everything done twice on 2 MLS systems and loads of other stuff. I'm never quite done tweaking the listing.

Feb 20, 2009 01:47 PM #26
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
602,955

Lizette Fitzpatrick

Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Need to ask a question?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information