Just Because Pros Can Tweet Does Not Mean One Should

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

Ever since last spring, one of my listings was the target of a Sacramento appraiser's Tweets. In the best interests of the seller, I decided not to discuss the listing nor the situation that ensued. Primarily because the seller has been through enough, and I did not want to jeopardize her chances of eventually selling her home.

Which means when all holy hell rained down around me and I wanted to talk about this in public, I did not. I made no further comments to the press.

Besides, it's rarely a good idea to discuss the inner workings of a real estate transaction prior to closing. You don't want anything you have personally done as an agent to detract from selling that home. Discussing anything negative during the sales process is bad business all around.

But, hey, after it closes . . . just stick to the facts, is my motto. The truth is the truth.  You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Sacramento Appraiser Sends Unprofessional Tweets, Raises Ruckus.

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Nina Hollander
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HI Elizabeth... on my goodness! I have no words for this story... just gob-smacked. This guy should be drummed out of the business. Glad to hear the home did finally close.

Sep 26, 2018 01:15 PM #1
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Nina Hollander I thought I had no words for this story, too. Then I discovered I have many words about what happened.

I'm willing to give the appraiser a shadow of a doubt that he is simply clueless. It's hard for me to believe he would purposely perpetrate the shit-storm but maybe he did. I just don't know and it's not my battle anyway.

Sep 26, 2018 04:23 PM #2
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I agree totally with your practice. After it is closed it is fair game to share the facts as long as it doesn't violate a client confidentiality.

Sep 26, 2018 07:11 PM #3
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Hi Elizabeth.... I realize it's not your battle... but I suppose I'm a bit more cynical about people's motives and for me at some point stupidity is no excuse. I know, I know I'm a bit of a hard-a$$, but I don't apologize for it! 

Sep 27, 2018 04:28 AM #4
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, I sure hope this homeowner files a complaint against this jerk, as there is no reason for him to get this involved, and harm this Seller.   

Sep 27, 2018 07:50 AM #5
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Debbie Reynolds Yes, all I have ever wanted from the inception is what is best for my seller. It doesn't change after closing. Like you, I would never divulge personal information.

Sep 27, 2018 09:44 AM #6
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Nina Hollander At many points, stupidity is no excuse, LOL.

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Joan Cox People just don't think when they Tweet. Which is how so many people get into trouble. I can think of one in particular!

Especially those who consider themselves entrepeneuers hoping to reach mass markets, go viral, become famous, ha, ha, ha.

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