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  1. #1
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    Angry Agent advertises sale price to all our neighbours!

    We've just moved into our new house and the agent has sent a postcard to all our neighbours advertising the sale price! Apart from being bloody rude, I thought that sale prices could not be made public for six weeks? Comments?

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    Although it will eventually be public information I think this is extremely rude. A quick phone call to yourself or even email regarding his/her intent would have been the professional thing to do. Marketing is a big focus for agents but this would not play well with a lot of people I know.

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    yet them know you are disappointed that the transaction that you paid money for

    is being used by them to try and drum up business without your permission

    and that you are annoyed enough that you are investigating to see if they have broken the 6 week law

    like petty criminals

    they consider no conviction

    all the permission they need to continue and escalate
    Last edited by eri; 26-01-2013 at 03:26 PM.
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    You must have got a good price and they got over excited. I bought a place for a bargain. In the regular recent sales update a different agent sent me, the house I recently purchased was missing from the list....

    They will work their sales advertising to make the market look better than it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazRaz View Post
    They will work their sales advertising to make the market look better than it is.
    We bought $46k below GV, so I doubt the neighbours will be impressed. She did a terrible job marketing it. Poor photos and didn't follow up on questions we had. She got commission because we wanted to buy it, not because she was any good at selling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eri View Post
    and that you are annoyed enough that you are investigating to see if they have broken the 6 week law
    May I have a reference please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys View Post
    May I have a reference please?
    I haven't been able to find anything about this.

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    Oh those damn agents! Who would be one of those!

    Never heard of a 6 week law.

    I agree, this would annoy me as well. It is a bit cheeky, but I guess what they're trying to do is attract business by showing they're active in the area etc. They might also be trying to condition the owners in that area i.e. you can sell but this is what houses are selling for...

    In real estate it is almost impossible to do your job without offending someone in one way or another.
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    I wonder if she'd mind if I posted something to her neighbours telling them how much commission she made?

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    Except Drelly, you don't know, do you ?


 

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