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Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558

Has anyone used Ebay to promote a house?

Asked by Ruthless, 60558 Tue Sep 4, 2007

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I tried it approx 8 months ago on a luxury property. I got one inquiry which was bogus. Not the best money for the marketing, I won't do it again.
Michelle Huffman
REALTOR, Assoc Broker
Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty~ Kitty Hawk,NC
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Looks like there's someone out there with a thumbs down addiction. As far as I am concerned, thumbs down without comment is the act of a coward. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I am sure I'll get another thumb down for this :-)
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
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Nope haven't used Ebay. I haven't even had a client ask about it. No Buzz in the Houston area that i'm aware of for marketing this way. I have been seing agents list videos of their listings on youtube.com.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2007
It was about a year ago I looked at some Ebay Real Estate ads. They were in really poverty struck areas of OH and PA. At the time I was a Realty Trak subscriber. They had 3 bd/1.5 bath houses selling for under $20K each. Realty Trak was full of foreclosures for $5k for the same zip code and Zillow had the value at only $15k each.

A month ago I looked and the under $20k properties were for the down payment. Once you won, you were snagged with really bad terms from what I could see.

I think Ebay is good for time shares but not Real property.
Ruth
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Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
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I have not tried it. Thought about it but decided not to go the E-Bay route. It costs $300 (I think) and I was concerned that there were too many people out there who'd not bid seriously. I would like to hear from people who successfully sold their real estate on E-Bay or other type of auction. Good question Ruth.
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
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No... but I have used craigs list effectively...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
My firm has had better luck with Craig's List in generating leads for our listings. E-bay does not seem to be an effective vehicle for cultivating interest from serious buyers. I think YouTube is a great idea. I'm going to give that a shot.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
Thanks for the thumbs up...and not to worry you didn't steal any thunder. I just finished reading the responses from that post. I've heard similiar feedback regarding the video quality. Then I think about the way Craigs List looks and I my clients want to know if their house in on there. Go Figure!

Hope all is well in Oak Park.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 4, 2007
Cherin:
I stoled your thunder and posted the question about YouTube.com
Thanks, I gave you a thumbs up in exchange.
Ruth
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Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
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One of my agents previously reprsented a seller who purchased his investment property on eBay. She was not involved with the acquisition of the property in any way. She listed the property for sale after he took title to it. This was a few years ago, so it was quite the story as eBay was not as popular then.
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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
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I haven't used EBay either--but craigslist is fantastic for mid to entry level priced homes in the SF Bay Area.
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