Dissing Other Real Estate Businesses: The old adage “if you have nothing nice to say don’t say it” works for blogs as well. According to real estate personality and associate broker and Realtor®, Herman Chan, “There is nothing wrong with a strong point of view (after all that is the basis of a good blog), but keep it professional and light. If you trash a competing listing across the street, trust me, your own listing is going to get trashed. While you want your blog to inform and entertain, leave trash talking at the door because it has a way of coming back full circle.
Check out my tip about dissing agents on your blog for RealEstate.com's article 7 Blogging Mistakes Made By Real Estate Agents. (My friend Fred Glick also has a good tip about posting on facebook vs blog)
We Don't Wanna Be a Hater (Cuz We Ain't Like That) But Can You Believe This Agent's Pic of a $995k Listing in SF?!
Somebody needs to have a talk with this agent! Seller should be ticked off too! Unless you are marketing to a hoarder, cluttered blurry pix are not a selling point! This is a $995k property, not a 99 cent junkyard
This real estate agent is actin' a damn fool! He been stealing his competitors' for-sale signs. Geez, is this how they do it in Connecticut?! And here I thought Connecticut was all polite uppity.
Real Estate Columnist Slammed for Writing Up Her Own Home...So Much for Journalistic Integrity. Tsk!
This "writer" should know better! Leah McLaren used her position as a columnist for The Globe & Mail to shamelessly plug her own house that was on the market She featured a glowing flowering review of her property where she stood to make a sale! Leah has been assailed for compromising her journalistic integrity. The Globe & Mail issued an apology...but no word from Leah yet! Not even a peep on her twitter feed?!
This guy in South Carolina had a history of grand theft & fraud in Florida, but he still was able get his real estate license in South Carolina. Guess what? By using his access as a realtor, he started stealing jewelry from homes that were on the market. What a creep! The awful thing is that his criminal record was out in the open, if his brokerage had just bothered to fully vet him. Tsk tsk!! We can do better folks!
You Won't Believe What This Top Realtor Forced His Assistant to Do!! Devil Wears Prada For Real Estate!
NYPost reports real estate NYC broker Jack Terzi is being sued by his assistant because:
This may sound atrocious but I have noticed many top top producers are jerks. They kiss their clients' butt but behind closed doors they enslave their assistants! Assistants: Get out while you can! Anne Hathaway did and so can you!
look that mug...GUILTY!!
Aye carumba! This sneaky snake used religion to lure his Spanish radio listeners into mortgage schemes that totaled over $2M. As a San Francisco pastor & former real estate agent, he offered to help embattled homeowners but in reality put his name on their title or refinanced their house and cashed out! Disgusting! As Maude would say, God'll get you for that!
It seems everyone is on some "real estate team" now. Some are effective, meaning there is clear division of labor and works like well oiled machine. But more often than not, I find teams to be just disorganized. I have to communicate the same conversation 5 times to 5 different people. Many are inexperienced new agents who need to join a team to do any business. Too many hands in the pot leads to no accountability. But then again, if I were them and I had to split my earnings 5 ways, I probably wouldn't be very motivated either...I'm just sayin'!