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Rainmaker
2,020,150
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

* = I doubt any of them have any interest in yours !

Feb 26, 2016 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
5,526,298
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony,

Lah di dah!  Really?  It reminds me of Web Site providers who boast that they give over 5000 hits a month from buyers, and the most recent one told us 10,000.  When I asked how many convert, the answer was 1 or 2 in 5 months, then how much do you pay?  One could pay a small mortgage for that amount...LOL  

Feb 26, 2016 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,870,410
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Read the fine print. 

Feb 26, 2016 07:53 AM
Rainer
471,273
DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

It's a disqualifier in fine print to list the exceptions and such so they can't be held to their specific claims in a court of law.   "Ready to buy; haaa!   It's basically the liar's protection clause.   I'd shy away from dealing with a person that has a disclaimer like that on their page.

Feb 26, 2016 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,055,271
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No idea. This sounds like one of those "if I don't sell your house, I'll buy it." Look at the asterisk and the fine print!

Feb 26, 2016 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
882,427
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The asterisk suggests a foot note which will explain numbers ending in "0" or "5" are approximations. The real number may be HIGHER or lower.

In a list of 7,000 email addresses, statistically, how many WILL be active buyer or/or sellers? Those who do not have such a list are quick to poo-pah. Those who do have a list, get to talk about it. Reality is not always confined within our own little boxes. (Hint: I have 6,000 in my REMAX database.) Statistically I do know how many will raise their hand this year.  Better still, I know how many of those 6,000 are reading what they receive. More than you think.

 

 

 

Feb 26, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,398,083
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

They live in a large city and spend a lot of time at the cemetery!

Feb 26, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
634,272
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Hah! Read the fine print, full of qualifiers that translate into "not really, I'm just feeding you a line to get your business!".

Feb 26, 2016 04:23 PM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers oh yes, I know those baits - and agents who do that, too....

And '*' means 6,999 may be just 'donald ducks'!

Feb 26, 2016 03:39 PM
Ambassador
3,722,438
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That means, "I'm full of crap!"

Feb 26, 2016 01:22 PM
Ambassador
3,034,270
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

see my eyes rolling over here.  Gag at that advertising.

Feb 26, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,109
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I deleted/trashed it when I see anything close to what you stated.

Feb 26, 2016 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,987,978
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

No idea what the asterick means other than it is an ignorant agent - Definitely have heard the offer before.

Feb 26, 2016 10:54 AM
Ambassador
2,224,117
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You'd better read the small print. 

Feb 26, 2016 10:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Asterick must be a disclaimer as to holding this agent accountable

Feb 26, 2016 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I know what it really means, but I can't print it out in polite company.

Feb 26, 2016 08:56 AM
Ambassador
2,069,297
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Only when I see the offer before me in writing I may know they are ready to buy.

Feb 26, 2016 08:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,174,636
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

REALLY!! I'm with Anthony Acosta ...read the fine print!

Feb 26, 2016 08:02 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,827
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Sounds like a come on to me. 

Feb 26, 2016 07:58 AM
Rainmaker
563,146
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

It means they're lying.

Feb 26, 2016 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
887,793
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I am seeing stars! Or maybe asterisks!

Feb 26, 2016 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
846,130
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That's the one i got today. Funny thing is, a 2 agent team has mailed 4 copies of it to one of my sellers who's listing is active. They claim they have 4100 "Buyers in Waiting" that they registered on their website, and they are all looking for a " home in your area". I'm seriously thinking of making copies of all 4 including the envelope that shows the postage date, along with copy of my listing, then stopping by and giving their broker the copies. If they have 4100 buyers, why haven't they brought any of them over to show them my listing?

Feb 26, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,635,542
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The asterisk always means there are exceptions 

 

 

The proverbial 'tongue in cheek'

Feb 26, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,423
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No one has 7000 buyers ready to buy. 

Feb 26, 2016 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Good for them. The next question should be...how long did it take you to sell your last listing?

Feb 26, 2016 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,884,514
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It means the "buyers" they have may not like THIS home!   Giving them an out! 

Feb 28, 2016 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,473
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

*=My database is nationwide and 99.999% of them don't know they're in it!

Feb 27, 2016 03:38 AM
Rainmaker
4,059,870
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Beware the asterisk.    

Feb 26, 2016 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
6,543,982
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You can expect a lot of hype from some agents.

Feb 26, 2016 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Is this  false advertising.?

Feb 26, 2016 08:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,514,305
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Why not 10k? Why 7k? Why not 70k? Don't be shy next time, include all your network connections, it would be much more ''ready to buy now*".

Feb 26, 2016 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
640,067
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Sounds like a reasonable presentation and the asterisk may have been inadvertent.

Feb 26, 2016 11:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,428,445
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers Interesting good question.

Feb 26, 2016 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just stoppping by to reading Q & A's

Feb 26, 2016 07:30 AM
Ambassador
5,358,471
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Only the person who put it in knows what it means.

May 29, 2019 10:30 PM