You don't know what they don't know

It's surprising what they don't knowI love a good laugh first thing in the morning.

My first email today was a hoot.  It came from another agent at one of these firms that are supposed to “disrupt” the real estate industry.  

Since their claim to fame is against the law in Tennessee (and several other states), it’s interesting that they decided to put a brokerage here.  But I digress…

This agent was trying to contact the person selling a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home.  So he clicked on a Zillow contact form that was obviously sending his question to another agent.  

I understand how a consumer might get this confused.  But this is an agent and one that claims to be an expert.  Yet, he does not understand the basics of how the biggest website in real estate works.  

When I explain that he has contacted another agent, he decides to admonish me for advertising on Zillow.    And then makes an assumption that I’m not the listing agent.  (Remember, this is a for sale by owner listing)

Then he tells me how Zillow’s information is inaccurate (that part is true), and then states that his own company’s site does not have the information on this home.  

He also tells me that he does not have to hunt for leads, yet this quote was in his original email.  

He said, “Is it still for sale? Is it available for showing? If so, when and how? Are you willing to pay a 3% commission to Redfin.”

That looks like hunting to me.  

Why am I sharing this silly story with you?

I wanted to show you that not everything is as it appears in real estate.  And that you need to look beyond the gimmicky tactics and disruptive techniques to find the real experts in this industry.  

And that’s one of the reasons why I write to you every weekday.  So. we can get the opportunity to know each other.  And see if you and I would be a good fit working together.  

If not, that’s OK too.  You can easily unsubscribe at the bottom of every email.  

With me, you won’t find any gimmicks, tricks or slick talk.  Just the truth, expert advice and common sense.

If you like what I have to say and want to work with the best of the best, then hit reply and let me know.  


The Daily Deal in Nashville is a cute ranch home in Hendersonville that is move-in ready and would make a good first home or rental.  It’s listed for less than $160,000.

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