Did it really SELL in One Day

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services 40CA1147997

Last year about this time at a listing presentation we got to the range in pricing. The owners decided the numbers were incorrect and would be going with another agent. The price because it "is" a seller's market was going to be about $30,000 over the high end of the range.

The property in the meantime has expired twice and both times I called but they were going to relist with the other agent.

Yesterday after a month off the market it showed up as a new listing and a price $40,000 less than before and to have an open house today. This morning on the social media site it had a picture with SOLD and the open house is canceled. In the comment section: "We have an accepted offer in X amount of hours."

As it seems to be a common practice in this area and they use it as a sales tactic would you use it against them?

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Raymond E. Camp

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Make yourself a great day.




Comments (14)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Interesting question.  Did it really sell in a day?  I think not. Just like when agents list a home $30,000 under the current market comps.  The property sells for $33,000 over asking.  Did it really ... or was it just $3,000 over the most recently sold property.  Consumers are generally pretty ignorant and as my CPA says ... people are gullible and believe many things that just are not true.

Feb 19, 2017 09:08 AM
Raymond E. Camp

So true Kathleen Daniels 

Feb 19, 2017 09:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Talk about false news...This is an excellent example.  Happy Sunday.  A

Feb 19, 2017 09:11 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I will be using these examples in future listing presentations.

Feb 19, 2017 09:45 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

If they had only been realistic the first time around, they might have actually sold it in one day.  Silly people.

Feb 19, 2017 10:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Happy Sunday Raymond- it's too bad that many consumers will assume this to be exactly the truth. 

Feb 19, 2017 10:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


That's a good example of distorting the truth, but people will believe it. It also shows what happens when a house is correctly priced.


Feb 19, 2017 11:19 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

SOLD 1st day of the third listing 1 year after original list day.  So, yes, in a way it did sell on the first day, they just forgot the rest of the sentence, lol. I'd probably use this story as an example for sellers that want to overprice.  I wouldn't "out" the specific agent, but it's a good learning lesson from a real situation to discuss with potential sellers -Kasey

Feb 19, 2017 01:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

The credibility of the agent is on the line. Is it really worth losing it just so you can say you sold a home in one day? Makes you wonder what else the agent would lie about.

Feb 19, 2017 03:07 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Raymond E. Camp and that's how Washington politicians have been selling to the public for years...

Feb 19, 2017 04:05 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Raymond.  As I was scrolling down to make  comment I saw what Lisa Von Domek wrote.  Nothing left to say she nailed it

Feb 20, 2017 02:15 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Raymond.  I would not hesitate to let folks know the "rest of the story".

Feb 20, 2017 04:45 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Gabe Sanders I will be using the facts this morning!

Feb 20, 2017 04:50 AM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Raymond, I agree with Gabe Sanders - wouldn't hesitate to let them know the real story. Definitely not SOLD - scary the agent is even going that route considering it's false advertising.

Feb 20, 2017 11:47 AM
Raymond E. Camp

What is even funnier is I called this morning to make an appointment for tomorrow and it is available Amanda S. Davidson 

Feb 20, 2017 01:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

If they'd used a new agent after expiring, that's one thing. Using the same agent... that's a whole other story. 

Feb 21, 2017 10:51 AM
Raymond E. Camp

Nina Hollander Just like a spiders web they were caught!

Feb 21, 2017 12:15 PM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Seems to be there was a little "spin" put on this tale, Raymond E. Camp ... a little bit false too ...


Feb 21, 2017 12:10 PM
Raymond E. Camp

Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi Just a teeeny bit!

Feb 21, 2017 12:14 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow....seems pretty dishonest to me. NO it didn't sell in a day and YES they should have priced it right to begin with!

Feb 22, 2017 06:42 AM