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Buyer101, Home Buyer in Denver, CO

How can so many realtors list homes in various places without indicating the location ....?

Asked by Buyer101, Denver, CO Fri Mar 7, 2008

the price?

Location and Price are the two most important factors in deciding whether to see a property. I have never once inquired about a property that didn't at least give its location in the advertisement.

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These agents (in my humble opinion) are not representing the sellers' interests well by omitting information. This is a self-serving strategy used to generate calls directly to the agent's phone so they can get both ends of the purchase. Unfortunately, you will also find a number of yard signs with only the agent's phone number on it. This is done by one particular large company I've found. The practice makes setting showing impossible when I'm out showing properties, and the buyer finds something he want to take a look at. Again this is thoughtless and self-serving. I WANT to SELL my listings. The only way to achieve this is to give ample opportunity for potential buyers to get inside the property.
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Are you talking about on the MLS or in a magazine/newspaper?

Location and price are required to input a property in the MLS so there should never be a problem there.

In a print advertisement it is not. Three reasons why in an advertisement it 'might' not be there:

1. Not enough space and they'd rather advertise the attributes of the property
2. Agents way to generate phone calls to pick up leads
3. Owners request privacy and don't want the info published at large

Out of the 3 reasons I listed I believe #2 is more often the case than not, but not always. By generating a phone call it allows the agent to speak directly to a potential buyer and give more details than the ad thereby possibly acquiring a buyer that would have just looked passed the ad not realizing the full potential of the property. And/or it give the agent an opportunity to pick up a new client.

Your frustration is understandable and I agree it's frustrating. Regardless of frustration I would still call. Either the agent will give you the requested information or try and sell you which if you are uncomfortable you can politely terminate the call. But, I don't think this form of advertising will end (again I agree with your frustration) so don't miss out on a house b/c of a 1 minute phone call. You control the conversation. If you have an agent, have them inquire for you to by pass unwanted solicitation.

Good luck!
Susan Walker
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 7, 2008
We have some agents and brokers in Colorado who like to advertise other agents' or brokers' listings, with or with out permission. This brings in leads for the agent or broker to try and convert to clients. I know it is frustrating, but this is one of the many resaons you should have an agent not a broker.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Cheers!
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