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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't use the phrase. If it is priced right, it goes without saying!

Feb 05, 2016 09:25 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I don't but I do enjoy seeing that on a listing that is 30 - 60 - 90 or more days on the market.   

Feb 05, 2016 09:16 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No

Feb 05, 2016 10:36 PM
Rainer
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

In our market, I laugh at those that do, then I look at the date the listing went on market and its been weeks or months. 

Feb 05, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No, that's like saying "won't last." It's the kiss of death for a listing. 

Feb 05, 2016 09:26 PM
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I do not say or put words in ads or mls that state "Act Fast", "this won't last" or "Better Hurry."

First, I think it's a cheesy way to market a property. Second, I have seen many listings that I expected to sell quickly and they end up sitting on the market for months.

So, I stick pricing homes correctly,  writing about the homes amenities, features, and qualities. I do not try to predict the future with a silly and immature innuendo that at best lets me give an "I told you so" moment to those who somehow missed the deal of their life and at worst can make me eat crow. Neither outcome serves me very well.

Feb 05, 2016 09:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont unless I suspect it will sell right away.

May 07, 2019 08:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richard - I have never used "act fast" in my listings.

Feb 08, 2016 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Not really!

Feb 07, 2016 10:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope. I don't think it makes any difference. 

Feb 07, 2016 10:21 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No, and in our market buyer's agents KNOW to act fast! 

Feb 07, 2016 02:19 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Richard. I would not use the phrase, it is ignored by everyone.

Feb 06, 2016 06:37 PM
Rainer
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Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Sounds cheesy to me.

Feb 06, 2016 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

If it is listed correct, there is no need for me to tell them to act fast. 

Feb 06, 2016 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS - you mean you want the listing to take for ever to sell?

'Act Fast' is one of those 'no-no' phrases - and I do not use it.

Feb 06, 2016 02:19 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Only if I need to and think the property will go quickly. 

Feb 06, 2016 01:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I don't put it on the MLS but sometimes in righting an ad or flyers I put in call to action words.

Feb 06, 2016 11:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sometimes, but not too frequently.

Feb 06, 2016 10:11 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

No...makes the agent sound desparate

Feb 06, 2016 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I don't.  It can end up being embarrassing.

Feb 06, 2016 08:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

In our market yes

 

Feb 06, 2016 08:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No I do not use that phrase. I do my best to price and stage them right so they get offers sooner than later.

Feb 06, 2016 07:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, no, no..... I soooo dislike seeing that in a listing....and then the listing stays on the market for 6 months and agent never changes the text!!!! OMG...

Feb 06, 2016 05:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Absolutely not. Never have. Never will.  It screams cheese ball to me.

Feb 06, 2016 04:28 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Sometimes I'll indicate that this one won't last if it won't.

Feb 06, 2016 04:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, never.

Feb 06, 2016 03:23 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Condition, location and pricing are the facts that will create fast action.

Feb 06, 2016 03:09 AM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I do not, but have seen it done.  I marvel that the agents do not keep an eye on it and it is months later with the MLS comments still showing, "won't be on the market long...gone by winter" and it is Spring and 150+ days on the market. 

Personally, I think the verbiage sounds like a used car salesman. 

Feb 06, 2016 03:05 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I try to stay away from cheesy "sales" lines.  I dont like or appreicate it when shopping for a car, bed, cellphone, etc.  I desribe the property in accurate terms.   I also dont like it when agents USE ALL CAPS LOCKS IN THE LISTING!   Are they yelling at the reader to come view it?  I dont like it.

Feb 06, 2016 02:19 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Buying and selling real estate is an emotional process and by saying "act fast" only adds to the pressure and anxiety so I try to avoid this kind of talk .

Feb 06, 2016 02:04 AM
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Stephanie & John Webb
Latte Stone Realty LLC - Albuquerque, NM
Stephanie Webb Co-Owner, Latte Stone Realty, LLC

No, we don't. If its priced right in the neighborhood and has great photos it usually sells fast :-)

Feb 06, 2016 12:24 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richard,

No we did not ever use that, it goes along with "Must See, to believe!" in our opinion.  A

Feb 05, 2016 11:42 PM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

no, if it sits awhile it looks horrible, we see it all the time.

Feb 05, 2016 11:38 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

the best call to action , is action. the best way to convince a buyer to act, is the agents history. which is partially price... for instance, our projects tend to sell out quickly, so people know when they do come avail, better act (if you want to)  so if you had a listing in the neighborhood that sold quickly a month ago, i might say  The last one in this neighborhood only lasted a week"  dont wait. even considering a resale and different owners

Feb 05, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

No.

Feb 05, 2016 11:12 PM
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

No unless i have another offer then I just disclose that

Feb 05, 2016 11:11 PM
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Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

No, in general I wouldn't tell people how to act or think in marketing remarks. Too high of a probabilty of pushing a negative reaction button, in my opinion.

Feb 05, 2016 11:09 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. Too many times I've seen " Hurry-won't last" in MLS and Days on Market is 149+

Feb 05, 2016 10:53 PM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I no longer use the phrase "it won't last long". I had a listing in a neighborhood which was booming. It was priced right and we had 4 offers in the first 4 days. I didnt even have a chance to refine the write up in the MLS. 

Feb 05, 2016 10:27 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not those words...and only if it is true

Feb 05, 2016 10:24 PM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I have not put "act fast" in my ads for some time.  If I think it is a really hot property and a great price, I might use that term.

Feb 05, 2016 10:21 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS No, it's an over used cliche and just takes space in the MLS remarks.

Feb 05, 2016 10:12 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

No. And if I see it in a listing, it almost always has long DOM, so it is not effective.

Feb 05, 2016 10:01 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not say it.

It is the line of others waiting to take a look that communicates the message with greater authority than I can deliver.

Feb 05, 2016 09:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 05, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I would not use those words & a few other phrases that are just too ridiculous. Act fast on a home listed for 90 days? Think not ....

Feb 05, 2016 09:36 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No

Feb 05, 2016 09:28 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

In 1989 when I took my real estate course at the top of things to remember was "time is of the essence".

Feb 05, 2016 09:22 PM