Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -  (Madeline Island Realty)

Spam prevention
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Absolutely not...I agree seller is being cheated...A

Apr 16, 2015 08:09 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

We have not used these in over six months as only a tiny portion of buyers are looking here.  If we did still use this we would not use the tiny little pictures for the reasons you have given.  Useless!

Apr 16, 2015 01:16 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Are those 'rags' still in print?

Apr 16, 2015 12:56 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Eric Kodner Obvisiously not professional at all. As a real estate agent, I would pass. However, I would think FSBO sellers might look at it as another source of getting the word out.

Apr 15, 2015 11:34 PM
Laura Sellers
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Preferred Real Estate, Inc.; - Auburn, AL

It's hard to believe some people still look at publications like this, but perhaps it might capture the interests of some potential buyers that will further investigage the specifics of the property online that could eventually lead to a sale. Don't think I would personally spend advertising dollars to advertise in a publication like the one you are describing.

Apr 15, 2015 10:45 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont get outraged, I usually get a chuckle. How can a professional agent not know this is not acceptable in this day in age. The agent doing it is most likely losing business and when those sellers are ready to do it right, I get many listings that have expired or been withdrawn.

Apr 15, 2015 10:20 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I haven't looked at a shopper in years.  It's a different bird than online marketing.

Apr 15, 2015 08:59 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It doesn't help the cause when the shopper is made with low grade paper and when they only use a 60% screen in printing. I don't use those so-called magazines anymore.

Apr 15, 2015 01:43 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

No good photos are necessary in any advertisement of your clients home

Apr 15, 2015 11:28 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not something that I worry about.

Oct 03, 2018 05:40 AM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya


Apr 20, 2018 09:41 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Marketing is marketing. From your description of the ads, the purpose is not to sell the house. You should be fully aware, selling the house CAN NOT BE THE PURPOSE OF PRINT ADVERTISING. 

The reality is......YOU READ IT! 

Mission accomplished!

What was compliant? Outraged real estate agents! Yeah, they are funny aren't they?

Apr 15, 2015 10:32 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I really don't give it too much thought. I consider the source and the end-user.

Apr 15, 2015 08:09 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Eric Kodner - I think they know well - 'What you get is what you pay for' - so perhaps don't complain.

And as far as I am concerned, I have not placed an ad in print publication for long!

Apr 15, 2015 12:26 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I'm honestly not interested in judging how other Realtors advertise or market themselves - as long as it is ethical and legal.  Would I advertise like that?  No. But that agent might be getting activity that makes it worth it!

Apr 15, 2015 11:26 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is what it is. People that pick those up are not expecting much and the cost is equivalent for what you get. Is it the best use of advertising dollars? It is hard to say what other options may be available. Maybe it is enough information to make the consumer want to look online so it is doing what it is supposed to.

Apr 15, 2015 11:25 AM