The Buyer Found the House From the Seller Sharing on Facebook

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Real Estate Agent with Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group S44645

The Buyer Found the House From the Seller Sharing on Facebook

 

The buyer's agent had a confession to make after the offer was accepted for her buyer.  She was slightly ashamed to share with me that her buyer found the house.  The search she had created for their home search had missed this house completely.  Because the buyers wanted a 3 bedroom home, she created the search for just that, except the default is 3 bedrooms ABOVE ground.  This home had 2 bedrooms and 2 baths on the main level and another bedroom and bath in the lower level.  Definitely not a common floor plan, but in this case, it worked perfect for these buyers.

frustrated woman at the computer

 

When I list a home for sale, I send the postlet and property website links to the seller to share on their Facebook accounts or with people that they know.  Not everyone does it, but the option is there.  I had a really go-getter seller that shared everything that I sent to her.  The buyer's girlfriend is friends with someone that shared my seller's post about their home being for sale.  That is how they found the house!  

Very cool for my sellers, who had several showings in the first few days and the comments were that the buyers really wanted three bedrooms on the same level.  They were definitely starting to feel discouraged!  

 

Lesson learned for me, I will ask buyers more detailed questions about their home search.  3 bedrooms does not always mean on the same level to every buyer.  You don't want to miss out on the perfect home!

 

And for my future sellers, I will be able to tell them that in the case for this seller, Facebook sold their house!  

 

Keep smiling!

 

Karen

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Karen Feltman, REALTOR®, ABR, AHS, CHMS,                                                                      CNE,CRS, e-Pro, green, GRI, SRES, TRC

Keller Williams Legacy Group

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Email: karenfeltman@gmail.com

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Marilyn Wier
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Yep I feel social media is paving the way for many businesses including Real Estate. Congratulations on what could have been a challenging sell but the perfect buyers found their perfect home!

Jul 21, 2014 02:41 AM #1
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You never know what you'll get by putting info out into social media.  It's a great way to pick up occassional business as I've had random people ask me about financing through facebook as well.  That can't happen though, if we don't put it out there.  Great job Karen.

Jul 21, 2014 04:48 AM #2
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Karen Feltman
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Hi Marilyn!  Thank you.  The funniest part was the buyer's agent, who is actually a friend of mine, who felt embarrassed to tell me that her buyers found the house and wanted to know why she didn't send it to them.  It was a humbling experience for her.

Hi John!  That is true.  You never know if anything will come from it, but at least it is free advertising and it certainly can't hurt!  Thank you for reading.

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