REALTOR.com 'bashing' responses - have you received them?

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Real Estate Agent with MavRealty

It happened again - we received an e-mail "You have a new lead from REALTOR.com!".  Usually, this makes us a little excited - a new lead!

When we opened the e-mail about our listing, it wasn't a lead, at all - it was a knock:

"Is 'cozy' and 'charming' another way of saying 'Small' and 'Overpriced'?"

We had a similar e-mail a few weeks ago on another home - basically, a civilian telling us we were smoking crack if we thought we'd get $287,500 for the house.  They were right - we sold it in 21 days for $285,000. 

To send an e-mail via REALTOR.com, you have to register.  WHO takes the time to make up names, etc., to 'correct' our pricing strategies?!  Seriously! 

By the way, the house in question is priced AT what the same plan CLOSED for 2 months ago - and it's more updated.  Then again, this is just what we do for a living....full time....so we're probably wrong.  ("Sarcasm Mode" turned off...)

Have you had similar derrogatory e-mail 'leads'?  We're a little disappointed we can't respond with the facts, since the e-mail addresses aren't legit....

Sharon Kotula, ABR
Adam Tarr, e-PRO
RE/MAX Excalibur

www.WeAreAZRealEstate.com

 

Comments (5)

Laurie Mindnich
Centennial, CO
Sounds like a jealous local competitor with nothing better to do- how sad!
Apr 23, 2007 07:38 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

I received a "lead" this weekend and sent a response.  He responded back saying he just wanted the value and not a sales pitch and can I please do what Zillow does.  I replied back that I was a licensed Realtor and I could not help him since he enjoys the amusement of Zillow so much.  More that that was said, but that turned into the bottom line.  Again, why would someone take the time, when they're just idiots.  Zillow is WAY off in my market and I laugh when people use it.  He also retorted back that he had a BA in real estate... so why was he online looking for an evaluation in the first place? 

I-D-10-T

Apr 23, 2007 08:00 AM
Grant Howell
Alex Lowery Real Estate - Frisco, TX
Broker/Owner 214-234-6901
That was me, I was bored!! Just kidding
Apr 23, 2007 08:22 AM
Justin Kaatz
ASAP Mortgage - Madison, WI
CMP
Yes, I've had bogus leads before... Borrower name: Jim. Spouse's name: John. Email address: rainbows@wi.rr.com.

HA-HA... not!
Apr 23, 2007 09:01 AM
Ernie Tabel
Ernie Tabel - Westlake Village, CA

> To send an e-mail via REALTOR.com, you have to register.

Actually, no you don't.  Any id10-- er, anyone can visit a listing on realtor.com and easily send a request email to the listing agent, or send a listing email to a friend (anyone).

Apr 24, 2007 12:40 PM