News Designed to Make You Buy or Believe is Not News

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

It is bad enough that after every closed real estate transaction, the mortgage broker on the other side -- the guy who represents the buyer, mind you, when I represent the seller -- decides to include my email address in a personal marketing scheme. They all tend to do this. It's complete spam to me. I don't work with buyers and do not need their services, and if ever the opportunity presented itself for me to recommend a mortgage broker, it would not be that company. In fact, I would go out of my way to tell buyers to stay away from this kind of spammer guy.

I'm a walking marketing target to these people because I hold a real estate license. How about holding a human license? Like a birth certificate? Does that give companies a right to target you? But they do, day in and day out. It is particularly disturbing when they they dress in disguise and present you with, say, a news article. You think, hey, exciting news about something new, and then you realize it is an advertisement.

Say what you want about the predicative powers of The Minority Report.

I just want the news. Like most people. We want a reporter or a writer to describe what happened. Without embellishments or product placement or opinions. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: The Difference Between Real News or a Con Job.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Elizabeth. You are right and I still get these emails even after asking to be removed from their lists. Too bad.

Jul 30, 2018 07:55 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Sheila Anderson Most of them I block at the source for my ISP. Then we're in a transaction and the guy says, it's almost always a guy, too, "why didn't you get my email?"

Because you are blackballed, that's why. If you have something to say to me, say it to your buyer's agent. She or he will deliver the message. If it's pertinent.

Jul 30, 2018 08:28 AM #2
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Carol Williams
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I agree, Elizabeth.  Just because you a basically forced to work with them, they think you're fair game for spamming.  NOT!

Jul 30, 2018 09:27 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good afternoon Elizabeth - this is not only limited to real estate.  I get these spam emails too from people considered in my sphere.

Jul 30, 2018 10:38 AM #4
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

I do not understand how the lender decided it was OK to add your email to their marketing without your permission...common sense and decency seems absent in so many things these days

Jul 30, 2018 11:23 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I wouldn't like that either and am turned off by companies name dropping another agent's name. That instantly shuts me down.

Jul 30, 2018 06:55 PM #6
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, I have been mostly a listing agent this year too, and amazed at how many lenders for the buyers put you on their spam list.   I promptly unsubscribe.

Jul 31, 2018 05:55 AM #7
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Carol Williams It is doubly worse for me when mortgage lenders spam because I don't use their product nor promote it. Not my line of work. I represent sellers.

Jul 31, 2018 08:58 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider Are you saying your friends spam you?

Jul 31, 2018 10:10 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Mary Douglas I'm not even so sure that every mortgage lender does this as it might be their company policy to add "victim" names to their mailing list.

Jul 31, 2018 10:11 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds I'm afraid I do not know what you mean. Companies dropping other agent's names? What is that about?

Jul 31, 2018 10:12 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox You're lucky. I don't get an unsubscribe link half the time, and even when I do unsubscribe, somehow they subscribe me again. The only permanent fix is to block them at my ISP. Well, that and report them, which I sometimes do as well.

Jul 31, 2018 10:13 AM #12
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - they are not my friends and I don't know them but they claim to be in my sphere.

Aug 01, 2018 06:30 AM #13
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