Offer em a deal they can't...... Wait maybe that's not appropriate considering ; )
Gonna start blogging, Dunes
PLUS..."Many people look though MLS email updates. Some agents secretly filter their searches so that the automated service won't send their clients listings unless they are 3% listings."
It's a cold, cruel world out there...Be creative...be positive...stay the course
Rockinblu has some great info in his blog.
NY RE Expert Barbara Corcoran suggests that you rent a billboard.
We offer a less ostentatious approach on our site.
Hint: Price your home aggressively then...Think twice before you lower your price.
because they want to tell you this .... http://www.realtor.org/toolkits/fsbo03
You might be interested in this quote from an agent ... " Many people look though MLS email updates. Some agents secretly filter their searches so that the automated service won't send their clients listings unless they are 3% listings. " in this discussion ... http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Selling/My_broker_wants_to
Some agents learned from this.... http://www.realtor.org/prodser.nsf/products/141-319?OpenDocument
The mafia you might take seriously, people with an RE license who feel that piece of paper automatically makes them a Professional ya just have to LOL.
The sale of your property is your business and how you decide to do it is your decision. Do whatever YOU think is best for YOU.
A dumb Non-Pro, Dunes
I am a very active buyers agent, i.e. I work with a lot of buyers and if my buyers are searching in a particular area and we see a for sale by owner, I always always show it to my clients, it is my job to show it to them, as long as the seller is willing and signs and agreement to pay me a commission, and you are doing that....
You may have to offer a higher commission, or a bonus to buyer and or buyer's agent if you like your property to be under contract at a specific date.... Just a thought...
Good luck to you...
If you want to talk about this in a more personal and open detail - so that we don't "offend" anyone - feel free to contact us below and we can give you some good advice (and DONT WORRY unlike most responses you might get here we wont be trying to win your business since we are an exclusive buyer brokerage :) )