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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, but did the house sell? Trashy is as trashy does. I hate what people like this do to the reputations of the rest of us.

Nov 24, 2018 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,300,902
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Wow.  We've now stooped below used car salesmen.  I guess the dinosaurs and superhero costumes were so "last week."

Nov 24, 2018 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,432
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

This is why the public has a bad perception about our industry.

What an idiot. 

Nov 24, 2018 12:32 PM
Ambassador
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Jeff.

    I saw this trash on a news website earlier today.  The agent calls herself "The Potty-Mouth".  Is it any wonder the Public holds Realtors in such low esteem?  If NAR was a serious organization, they would call her on the carpet and threaten to revoke her membership.

    Tip of the hat to Houston MLS for taking down the listing, albeit too little too late.

Nov 24, 2018 12:41 PM
Rainmaker
1,602,614
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Did it sell? I have a feeling that was a step of desparation. Just when you want to say, "I've seen it all," somebody one-ups the past. 

Nov 24, 2018 12:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,609,536
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Ridiculous. She should be thrown out of NAR & her MLS.

Nov 24, 2018 12:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,609,183
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Ha! The clip doesn't say that the house got sold - only that it got a ton of views. Are people born tasteless or do they have to work at it?

Nov 24, 2018 11:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I saw that - sorry, totally classless and I can completely understand why she received so many complaints. I wonder what her sellers thought?

Nov 24, 2018 03:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,472,763
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I hope the tacky tactics of this agent didn't taint the industry image any more than it already is.  She did get complaints and it was taken down so that's good.  Not all exposure is good exposure... no pun intended.

Nov 24, 2018 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
3,939,277
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good grief..talk about tasteless..what was this agent thinking? Hope we don't see more of this..no wonder the public has such a low opinion of us!

Nov 24, 2018 12:49 PM
Rainmaker
5,356,547
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

views are one thing, but the focus is not on that home....why did he need to wear an apron....OMG...

Nov 24, 2018 12:34 PM
Rainmaker
805,417
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I like big butts and I cannot lie! 😈
IDK, kind of how people look hanging out at home, maybe not quite as hot but it's whatev to me. It probably won't work.

Nov 24, 2018 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
503,567
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure!  I get it!  

Nov 24, 2018 01:11 PM
Rainmaker
1,569,963
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Highly unlikely those photos helped sell that house. Does anyone who saw the kitchen photo remember what the cabinets and backsplash looked like? How about the stairwell? Why would there be a photo of a stairwell anyway?

Nov 25, 2018 03:12 AM
Rainmaker
772,252
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Why not? That method seems to be used for selling everthing else!

Nov 24, 2018 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,648,048
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I believe this has been done before.  Not original. Likely not effective. 

Nov 24, 2018 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
423,713
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Oh well, I guess advertising takes all kinds.....

Nov 24, 2018 11:45 AM
Rainmaker
3,419,191
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Nothing surprises me.

Nov 25, 2018 04:42 AM
Rainer
212,763
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

We all know "SEX SELLS", so bravo for at least the idea was good even if the execution was a little too much. A lot of the products we buy everyday are sexually marketed, so why not houses? Just this was poorly done.

Nov 25, 2018 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,506,461
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I got that he got views. But did he sell the house?

Also, I'm a bit surprised that it is a Huston agent:)) Using models in ads is not that unusual for L.A. posh property marketing. 

If you want to see how it is done right ( and this listing has 5.5 mln views), check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOjJ2BhKCnw

Nov 24, 2018 10:38 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I thought it was clever. Wouldn't fly in my market, but I still thought it was clever.

Nov 24, 2018 08:46 PM
Rainmaker
716,735
Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

If it works for them ok?

Nov 24, 2018 05:45 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Would it have been better if they had been seen lounging by the pool? That would have made sense. The photos were tasteless and not well done but there really was nothing to see. 

Nov 24, 2018 05:18 PM
Rainer
116,985
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Hmm I'd be wondering if the house had a history... 

I guess it's creative though..

Nov 24, 2018 03:57 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Did it work?  or just gain publicity for the agent?

Nov 24, 2018 02:13 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Real Estate outs everyone...whoever you are

Nov 24, 2018 02:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

What the h...???

Nov 24, 2018 01:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,734,607
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

That is ridicules Jeff Pearl . No surprise they pulled the ad but the board should also pull the agents license for giving our profession a black eye.

Nov 24, 2018 01:27 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No wonder the porn mags are failing. It's all free and all you have to do is check our listings.

Nov 24, 2018 01:14 PM
Rainmaker
4,863,332
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeff,

Trash begets trash,  A

Nov 24, 2018 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
866,050
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Gives curb appeal a new meaning.  

I don't think it's a good thing to revert to advertising such as that

Nov 25, 2018 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,877,761
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am reaching for words. I have none. 

Nov 24, 2018 07:50 PM
Rainmaker
5,820,124
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Is this a NAR marketing strategy?

Nov 24, 2018 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
509,199
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I've said, I'll try anything to get a house sold, but maybe not this. 

Nov 24, 2018 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,838
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I did not click the link . I hope it is fake news.

Nov 24, 2018 11:57 AM
Rainmaker
705,843
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Exactly. Save the furniture.

Nov 25, 2018 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,167,357
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I saw this earlier in the week. I wonder though how many buyers it scared rather than attracted

Nov 25, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
623,271
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I’m with Kathleen Daniels I’m lost for words! That’s just ridiculous and tasteless!

Nov 24, 2018 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
458,324
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Wow!  This can give us all a bad name.

Nov 24, 2018 07:24 PM
Rainer
134,511
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

That's pretty pathetic. At what point to agents stand up and boycott such practices that give the industry and profession a bad name?

Nov 24, 2018 07:12 PM
Rainmaker
792,236
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

That's ridiculous. 

Nov 24, 2018 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
1,110,662
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Just don't!  Agents, please do not adopt this practice.

Nov 24, 2018 06:34 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,663
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Well, it's a different form of staging.  And, not very effective other than for gawkers.

Nov 25, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,591,225
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, don't think it was a good idea. The taint remains!

Nov 25, 2018 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,026,143
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeff Pearl it is a bad marketing plan.

Nov 24, 2018 06:18 PM
Rainmaker
773,042
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

The listing got a lot of views. Did it sell?

Do you know any buyers who would make an offer on a house based on the attractiveness of the skimpily dressed models in listing photos?

Is this the next step after stageing becomes old school?

Nov 25, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
513,883
Steven Nickens
Wailea Realty - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Sounds like a waste of money marketing.

Nov 25, 2018 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,587,528
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Last I read, the home did not receive any offers. Not too professional IMHO

Nov 25, 2018 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,189,206
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Just when you think you've heard it all, along comes something I personally would have never thought of

Nov 26, 2018 02:42 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

My question...What was the seller's response? That's one way to get 20,000 views and get TV news coverage...but I have a feeling no one was looking at the house. Sorry this was a Realtor®

Nov 25, 2018 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
68,347
Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Dec 01, 2018 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
3,434,016
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Unreal!

 

Nov 29, 2018 11:36 AM
Rainmaker
816,502
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jeff, exactly what gives real estate agents a bad name. This is stooping to a new low!

Nov 28, 2018 10:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,042,057
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I doubt that would be very effective but what makes you think models don't count as staging Jeff Pearl lol 

Nov 28, 2018 07:30 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,569
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If I had an agent like that they would be gone.  I have a great reputation  and I will not stand for anyone ruining it

Nov 28, 2018 05:43 PM
Rainmaker
4,339,569
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

These are the agents that give us a bad name in the business.  So sad.

Nov 28, 2018 09:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,903,356
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That was definitely an interesting staging idea, but I thought I heard that it didn't help sell the listing, but garnered a lot of backlash.

Nov 27, 2018 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
563,107
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

'Unprofessionalism' seems like a bland word in light of this...

Nov 26, 2018 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
613,480
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

A little sexy goes a long way but this is way over the top. 

Nov 26, 2018 05:28 AM