Information Overload – Facebook – Realtor Calls

You had a little extra time on your hands and looked online to see what’s new in the real estate market. Many of us like to window shop online and it’s certainly a great way to peruse what’s out there whether we are actively looking or just curious. When checking everything out you may come across an interesting property on a real estate website or perhaps Facebook that has piqued your interest. But on some of these sites, you cannot retrieve all the information you want until you sign up.


Facebook is a common tool used by many realtors. It helps us connect with prospective clients and helps to connect your property for sale with prospective buyers, but it has its drawbacks because we do not have the opportunity to ask you how we may help or how we can refine your search.


Another drawback is if you click on many Facebook ads and sign up to each one, you are now potentially connecting to many different realtors and possibly receive more calls and emails than you would like. Most of us do not want to drive you crazy with phone calls and emails. As your advocate; we really do want to help you make informed decisions without overwhelming you.


This is not an attack on Facebook. It can be a powerful tool to sell your home and an excellent opportunity to increase exposure of your listing to a larger group of people in a specified area.


My suggestion; find a good realtor you are comfortable with and talk to them. A short conversation to discuss your needs/wants is invaluable. Once you are done, your realtor can generate a customized search where refined listing results go directly to you on a schedule that works for you. The results can be re-customized at any time if your needs change.


If you prefer to look at properties on your own, without being emailed and phoned every time you click on an ad, I invite you to my website. The benefit of an account is the ability to create and share multiple searches and favourites using varied criteria, plus, access to sold history. You can look at your leisure and when you’re ready for the next step, I’m only a phone call away.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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