We are inundated with so much bad information, what is one to do?...

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We are inundated with so much bad information, what is one to do? Observations about various things.

There are so many internet portals, news media platforms that seem to have credibility, but they manage to provide bad information without any fact checking. What are we to do? How do we separate reality from fiction? No this is not a’ Political Post’, it is just an observation about bad information that could have been easily fact checked.

My post was inspired by an article I read on Realtor dot com. The author made herself an “expert” about Frank Lloyd Wright homes. This is a contrarian post to that specific article, I just read on the internet.

Frank Lloyd Wright design The Ennis House

Keep in mind  I live in Los Angeles and have been a Beverly Hills Realtor for 22+ years in the local market. I have always been fascinated with the fact that there are so many Frank Lloyd Wright homes that  exist in Los Angeles. Hence, I followed the listing and sales history, just as a personal curiosity.

Now keep in mind the author of this article is a food, wellness, and home writer. Her work has been featured in Healthyish, Prevention.com, Lifehacker, She Knows, and CafeMom It amazes me that she writes a Featured Article on Realtor dot Com and no one decides to “fact check her”.

I totally disagree with her post as well as her message. People that can afford to buy Frank Lloyd Wright homes buy them as a piece of Art.  Just to give you an example: there was a Frank Lloyd Wright home collector and he had more than four that I know of. He bought it not for profit but for his love of the Architect. Most of the buyers of Frank Lloyd Wright homes are not looking to make a profit, rather they buy them to preserve them and pass it on to future generations to the public and other Frank Lloyd Wright fans.

Now with that said I remember when Ron Buerkle bought the virtual teardown  home for about $4+ million dollars. We in the Real Estate Community were thrilled that he would bring it back to life. Yes, after he spent depending on who you talk to $10- $17 million dollars fixing it up. At some point in time he decided to put it on the market and sell it. Just to be clear this property has been on the market for 402 days as of this writing unlike what the author claimed well here it is check on the Days On Market for being transparent I am enclosing the link  2607 GLENDOWER AVE LOS ANGELES CA 90027   

In case you can not see it here is the cut and paste of the listing dates:

 Contract Info

 

List Date 07-09-2018
List Price $23,000,000
Orig List Price $23,000,000
Status Date 07-09-2018
Change Date/Type 04-09-2019 / Extended
Sale Type Standard

 

Here is the article in case you are interested, that I am writing the contrarian post about…

 https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/secret-curse-of-owning-a-frank-lloyd-wright-house?identityID=7855981&MID=2019_0816_WeeklyNL&RID=314075502&cid=eml_promo_Marketing_NonPRSL_WeeklyNL_cons.10918622_2019_0816_WeeklyNL-blog1franklloydwright-blogs_trends

Claiming to have a property listed 30 days ago vs. the reality of 402 days is just plain wrong. Where are the editors???

So, you might say what is your point?? Not trying to be nasty, I just want you to be cautious as to what you read on the internet and if is Real Estate Related please reach out to a Local Real Estate Experts, that can tell you the real facts.

With that said if you are looking for good information in the greater Los Angeles area feel free to reach out to this Beverly Hills Realtor to get the real facts and honest representation in buying or selling your home.

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Endre - your post has me wondering about information of all types and the sources that are deemed "reliable" and "credible".  

Aug 19, 2019 08:04 AM #24
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George Souto
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Endre fake news is all over, and has gotten to the point that much of what is reported is very bias, whether it is in Real Estate, or even more so politics.  

Aug 19, 2019 09:15 AM #25
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Hi Endre:

I didn't know you were a Frank Lloyd Wright fan, so that was something new. I totally get what you are saying about misinformation and this article was a good example...glad you made clear in public what the reality was.

Jeff

Aug 19, 2019 05:25 PM #26
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Endre Barath, Jr. 
Just the thing that bothers me so much -- stating things as the "truth" --- 
 "without any fact checking" . We are inundated -- so true! 
All the best - Lynn

 PS Loved this one in Phoenix - photo courtesy of Realtor.com.
 Norman Lykes House

Hope you and Diane are well. L.

Aug 19, 2019 10:19 PM #27
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Wayne Johnson
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Endre Barath, Jr. , a famous guy once said, "trust but verify." It was true now as it was when he first said it.

Aug 20, 2019 01:51 PM #28
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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It's really getting bad, especially with sophisticated videos and pictures that look like the real thing.  Must be very confusing for kids and young people who don't know how things used to be.  You really can't believe anything you read or hear or see anymore.

Aug 26, 2019 05:43 PM #29
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant Schneider  always appreciate your input to my posts, should put it in the post itself, Endre

Aug 27, 2019 11:44 PM #30
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  you know me I can not help it... by the way there is another big misnomer out there about a vacant lot in Beverly Hills... I have been biting my non existent tongue:))Endre

Aug 27, 2019 11:46 PM #31
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  it kills me and not to sound like a jerk but it is hard to hold back, Endre

Aug 27, 2019 11:47 PM #32
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  it is more than that:))Endre

Aug 27, 2019 11:48 PM #33
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel  yes the roof and the plumbing:)Endre

Aug 27, 2019 11:59 PM #34
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael Jacobs  please read Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089  comment and I rest my case:))Endre

Aug 28, 2019 12:01 AM #35
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Tom Bailey
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Endre, I just found this post, and I love it. I would change President Regan’s statement “don’t trust anything until you verify”!

Sep 02, 2019 07:26 AM #36
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Endre, appreciate your direct approach clearing the fog, undaunted by fake news or political correctness.  So much is on the line when property is misrepresented.  Thanks for taking the time to set the record straight.

Sep 06, 2019 07:36 PM #37
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Tom Bailey  glad you found it and liked it, on a side note how were you affected by the latest storm from Mother Nature? Endre

Sep 06, 2019 11:47 PM #38
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Kris Collis  there are times I get into trouble by not being politically correct:)Endre

Sep 06, 2019 11:48 PM #39
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John Henry
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Great house.  In dozens of movies.  I was inspired by Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead' and FLW's Autobiography.

Unfortunately, people can write, report, tweet and broadcast just about anything these days.  I have a friend who claims the 9/11 horror was a conspiracy and if you believe something like that, then absolutely NOTHING on the news, in print, or otherwise can ever be believed.  There is digital technology that can make anyone look like they are saying anything right now.  There are government people on computers who are ready to test any video to find out if it was doctored.  The implications of this use in politics especially are quite serious and potentially damaging. 

We just don't have the time to fact check everything.  We are supposed to trust our news sources and that just cannot be done any more.  What you see in print, on broadcast news, or on SM should always be considered potentially erroneous.  This revelation, naturally, could be crippling to our society and pose a real danger to the world.

Sep 16, 2019 04:56 AM #40
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Marte Cliff
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Real estate - politics - health - nutrition - the topic doesn't matter. Far too many people are writing (and shouting) what they think; what they believe; or what they wish was the truth. Then they call it facts.

What's scary is that some people believe everything they hear or read, without questioning the writer/speaker and his or her motives.

Sep 16, 2019 01:38 PM #41
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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John Henry  we need to talk off line:) and I agree with you, Endre

Sep 16, 2019 11:41 PM #42
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Marte Cliff  you are absolutely right, Diane always said that the Internet has given people voices that should not have been allowed, Endre

Sep 16, 2019 11:44 PM #43
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