Who Are Some Of The FOOLS Of Real Estate?

By
Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations


fool "Everybody plays the fool sometime..."  

Aaron Neville

Maybe it was your love life and your heart got the better of you. Maybe it was too much alcohol at your office Christmas party.

Maybe it was your attempt at being "one of the cool kids".

If you're human you've been the fool...probably more than once.

 

 


What about real estate?

Who are some of the fools of real estate? 

 

 

 "Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men."

Marcus Porcius Cato

 

joker

It is a wise buyer who looks past the listing's poor presentation, understanding that there is potential and value and, more importantly,

a deal to be had...at the sellers' expense. 

 

"The wise does at once what the fool does at last."

Baltasar Gracian

 

Too many sellers learn the hard way that they should have priced lower or they should have made improvements to their home and property PRIOR to listing.

They learn too late: they should have listened to their agent.

They learn too late: they should have followed the stager's advice.

 

 

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

Thomas Tusser

 

Time on the market costs money.

 NOT investing in improvements prior to listing costs money.  Those who try the hardest to save money will usually end up spending more in the long run.

 

 

"The fool wonders, the wise man asks."

Benjamin Disraeli

 

There are no stupid questions....especially when it comes to real estate.

If you have questions...

ask your agent, ask your home stager, ask the home inspector, ask the lender!

  Ask.  Listen.  Act accordingly.

 

 

" Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."

Mark Twain

 

Think about it...

those bad agents with the terrible reputations and

 those listings with no preparation or presentation prior to listing

and all those horrible mls photos...

they all make your listings look even better!

 

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hello Sharon - I have my April 1 post in draft format.  There is no shortage of quotes and the connection to all things real estate and foolish may be "missed" but is definitely not "lost".  

Mar 31, 2020 06:03 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sharon Tara .... this is my favorite....

" Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."

Mark Twain

Mar 31, 2020 06:18 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always laugh internally at the people that think they can get top dollar from upgrading in the cheapest way possible.  Do they actually believe that buyers will not notice?  They are usually the fools that don't listen to advice either, so it is funny to see them fall flat on their face.

Mar 31, 2020 06:20 AM #3
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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I enjoyed your post.  A light has shined on the way I will look at things in the future.

Mar 31, 2020 06:21 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great post, Sharon... but for a minute you had me worried... I thought it was April Fool's Day already! But your post is no April Fool's joke!

Mar 31, 2020 06:55 AM #5
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

April Fool's Eve?  I too had to look at my calendar. :)  Good advice, Sharon. Hope you had a good birthday - no doubt a bit different.  

Mar 31, 2020 06:58 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I had only heard the fool and his money are soon parted one.

Mar 31, 2020 07:05 AM #7
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Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

"The fool wonders, the wise man asks."

Benjamin Disraeli --- was my favorite quote I think of all.  Always keep learning and growing.  Hope you have a wonderful April Fools Eve.  Stay healthy and safe.

Mar 31, 2020 08:10 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I like the thought that those bad listings make mine look better. It is the same as agents not hiring a professional photographer to save some money, when in fact it costs their client money due to bad photos and obviously them as well with a lower commission.

Mar 31, 2020 08:17 AM #9
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Michael Jacobs  I would have posted this tomorrow, but tomorrow is Wednesday and you know what that means. 

Barbara Todaro  That is my favorite too. Mark Twain knew what he was talking about!

Brian England  People make bad choices and then they have to live with them. It's been my experience that trying to save money usually ends up costing us more.

Rose Mary Justice  Well that is nice to hear! Thank you.

Nina Hollander  LOL. I know. I 'm a day early. I have a wordless ready for tomorrow so I went early with the April Fools post. Kind of a little April Fool's joke in of itself. 

 

Mar 31, 2020 08:34 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  HaHa...made you check the calendar! Birthday was just another day...with a whole lot of messages of various forms...I felt the love and that was wonderful.

Sharon Lee  Well now you have a lot of new fool quotes to live by. LOL

Norma J. Elkins  Boy...it seems as if the whole month of March was some kind of very cruel, deadly joke. Oh to be on the other side of this!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543  A very good example. Based on MLS photos...it happens far too often.

 

Mar 31, 2020 08:39 AM #11
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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Well on any given day when I go through the MLS listings looking for a specific property there can be any number of 'fools' that haven't taken the time to have the sellers prepare properly for listing nor have the agents bothered to have had professional photos.....and that could be a $500K to $2M home........it's nuts to me.

Mar 31, 2020 09:44 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sharon,

My father would say, if everyone was as smart as we are, there would be no reason for us to exist!  A

Mar 31, 2020 09:53 AM #13
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Anna Banana Kruchten Broker, CRB, CRS  We have all seen it and continue to see it. I just don't understand what people are thinking sometimes.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  Smart man! I like that. 

Mar 31, 2020 11:09 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good afternoon Sharon Tara - another one you might remember from the 70's on Fram Oil Filters for cars.  The mechanic says, You can pay me now (for a filter) or pay me later (for a new engine).  You have presented statements that should produce action by sellers.

Mar 31, 2020 02:11 PM #15
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing this post with us (me) , I sometimes feel a proctologist has a better outlook than me...

Happy Tuesday Sharon Tara 🤓

Mar 31, 2020 06:27 PM #16
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Grant Schneider  I'm not familiar with Fram but my husband is and says they are still around. Great example! Thank you!

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  Now that is funny! Happy Wednesday, Paul!

Apr 01, 2020 04:39 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

RUDRAPALSINH RANA  Asking questions is always welcome here in the Rain!

Apr 02, 2020 04:07 PM #19
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I loved this quote! and follow up! Have a great week

 

"The wise does at once what the fool does at last."

Baltasar Gracian

 

Too many sellers learn the hard way that they should have priced lower or they should have made improvements to their home and property PRIOR to listing.

They learn too late: they should have listened to their agent.

They learn too late: they should have followed the stager's advice.

 

Apr 08, 2020 06:00 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Lise Howe  Let's hope we come out on the other side of this virus threat with more wisdom and less foolishness.

Apr 08, 2020 08:04 AM #21
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