It's just an agent, whose job it is to show properties...

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

"Don't worry", said my new client, "I didn't see those properties with another agent... I just pressed the 'view this property' button online" on the Redfin webstie.

I spent the next 10 minutes explaining how that is exactly something I worry about... and that pressing the 'view this property' button on the Redfin website causes a licensed agent to pop-up and show them properties hoping that you'll purchase the property with them.

"No... " she stammered "it was just an agent whose job it is to show properties".

10 more minutes later, I think we came to an understanding... in the future she'll call me to view properties, instead of making Jack, pop out of his box.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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People sometimes listen to the wrong people...(Friends and family)

I really hate the net in many ways

Apr 14, 2018 01:51 PM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Love the story, and the accompanying graphic which so aptly fits it, Alan!  The evolution of our industry is a mine field before us.

Apr 14, 2018 02:32 PM #2
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Kathleen Daniels
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Ignorance is not always bliss - is it Alan May - yet unlike stupidity, it can be cured. 

Apr 14, 2018 06:00 PM #3
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James Dray
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Morning Alan.

I concur with Kathleen Daniels, ignorance is not always bliss

Apr 15, 2018 01:56 AM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
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One of the many reasons I prefer listings over buyers.  I actually got a referral from a retired agent in our office for a friend of hers who wanted to buy.  I called, they had been stood up by one of these requested showings online.  I asked how serious they were about the process, blah, blah, blah.  Hooked them up with a lender, with their permission and the next day, the referral was yanked.  They just wanted to see the house.  Yeah, I don't get paid for that.  No loss.  Next!

Apr 15, 2018 03:02 PM #5
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Featured int he group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Apr 15, 2018 03:04 PM #6
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Alan May
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No loss, indeed.  In fact you saved yourself some time.

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I call that button the "pop tart" agent button. And they are on-call 24/7 it seems. They will pop up and show a house to anyone at any time. Where is the loyalty in that?

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