JR, Regular Good Old Fashion Listings is what Real Estate Selling was all about, NO? Remember? You are answering my question on the defensive and stirring the barrel. And to your second remark? That obviously has been true, but 2009, I'm not sure about that !
I am saying almost every time I go to a Real Estate Company web site the first thing I see is a either a reference to short sell experts or foreclosure listings are FIRST. You then have to scroll down to look for regular listings.
All property being equal then why not? I am asking. "Why not make short sell/foreclosure/bankowner listing secondary.
I have some experience in web site development and when we have meetings to determine first imagery, everyone gives there input as to how they want to present what is most important to their company. The first image and/or wording that loads is the first impression and is again, the message of importance to anyone who views a web site. Is called, Advertising Sales Message.
Adam, I am not saying Realtors determine and/or influence sellers to go short sell, that is actually ridiculous and a little dramatic. I am simply asking why not put more advertising emphasis on Good Old Fashion Regular Listings. What is wrong with that? I did not say short sales are easy, my question has nothing to do with that.
Again, the only professional answer is from Mr. Wilson. and I do understand. The condition of the market is a reality. I am only saying that Realtors and their firms have the power to switch advertising emphasis.