Real Estate Myths | How They Happen, Why They Continue

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Real estate myths.

Like ring around the collar, those dirty myths. You try scrubbing them out when they come up in listing presentations sitting around the kitchen table. Soaking them out to remove them from conversations during real estate showings. Buyers and sellers, even agents and brokers start to believe them. Because they linger and circulate round and round despite your best efforts to get rid of those ugly familiar rings of real estate myths. Like an obnoxious parrot watching you, taunting you.

"Enough with the real estate myths already!" you scream.

But good luck putting your head in the sand or covering your eyes. Everyone you meet on the street, the talking heads on the news channels and talk show circuit keep them going. They all let one roll off their tongues oh oh so easily. 

Seemingly harmless myths, old wife's tales treated as absolute truths.

Nothing you can do about it right? The damaging real estate propaganda has strong roots, is like a bad weed infestation. Believing the real estate myths that one by one continue to circulate around day and night gets harder to remove from thought. The more you hear something and when it is from someone you trust and think is pretty much on the ball sharp. Well, your spirit gets broken, you will and resolve weaken. 

Eventually the force is too strong and even level headed folks give in, start  with the real estate myth chants.

The myths do become accepted and folks throw their hands in the air. Swallowing them hook line and sinker with absolute certainty conviction because they're gospel fact not fiction right? Kids get exposed and apply them to their limited knowledge on buying and selling real estate later in life. How do you wisk them away? Those dirty real estate myths grabbing you around the neck and holding on for dear life?

The real estate myths are powerful deeply ingrained lazy excuses too.

The myths used to satisfy buyers and sellers even real estate professionals who have to blame the less activerain logothan perfect outcome on something in a complicated property sale. 

As area estate agents or brokers, one of our main jobs is to educate buyers, sellers, the public. To dispel those dirty dark nasty stubborn real estate myths secrets that can stain a perfectly good property listing sale. Read the full blog post article 12 real estate myths for the why they happen, who's to blame for circulating them around their family, work and social circles. 

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker


Comments (11)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrew - some "myths" have an element of truth/fact involved.  Others are totally false/harmful.  It takes a skillfull experienced local real estate broker, like yourself, to ask the right questions, listen/learn and move forward to a successful connection.  

Dec 26, 2019 07:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

On the subject of myths in Maine, my Friday morning blog will recommend a book about a small town in Maine by a Maine author, Tess Gerritsen. You may have read Bloodstream.

Dec 26, 2019 08:14 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley and I worked at a radio station in Bangor owned by Stephen King, the writer from Maine everyone knows.

Dec 26, 2019 08:29 AM
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Just read your 12 myths and guffaws went flying on quite a few because they are truths, and not myths. If one could make a movie out of these, Real Estate agents will be laughing because they can relate.

Dec 26, 2019 08:38 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew - Happy New Year! Please continue to write your great blog posts. You have a style all your own and I love reading your material! This is another wonderful post. Every word is chosen so well! People need to pay attention to what you write. 

Jan 01, 2020 10:02 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Thanks for sharing, I need to search for your post about the myths,  I agree about our education responsibilities 

Jan 06, 2020 04:04 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - It has been a while since I read a good post. I hope you're okay and doing well. Take care! I look forward to what you write next. 

Feb 01, 2020 10:28 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Andrew - I had forgotten about the Ring Around the Collar ad...boy, obnoxious isn't it? Lol. I am now compelled to go read your list of 12 real estate myths. Well done. 

Feb 07, 2020 07:54 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I bet it's especially bad in small town communities too, where everyone thinks they know everything about everybody.  Very stubborn dirt that won't wash out!

Feb 14, 2020 08:19 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hey you're so close to making the 2,000,000 mark, don't stop now!  haha

Feb 14, 2020 08:19 PM