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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I just LOVE my Palessi shoes!

Dec 24, 2018 07:48 AM
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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

Well this is kind of like that other question about whether the wrapping or the gift is more important. LOL

I've heard it said that good salespeople are the most gullible of all.

Dec 24, 2018 08:14 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    What a great marketing idea by Payless!   

Dec 24, 2018 11:02 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many Realtors pull this prank with their own value daily and unfortunately.

Dec 24, 2018 10:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That is brilliant!  That is truely no different than how Mercedes markets their cars here as luxury vehicles and has vans and pickup trucks in Europe (though the sprinters and mini vans are starting to show up here).

Or how Lexus is Toyota's luxury line.  An ES is essentailly a Camary.  Or how Infiniti is Nissan's luxury line.

 

If you create the right atmosphere and expectations, people will believe anything.  I'd expect a luxury shoe store to have shoes for hundreds of dollars.  It's not a place I'd shop though.

Dec 24, 2018 10:02 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel I saw this news story. I had a good laugh

Dec 24, 2018 09:30 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it's very amusing and telling what Payless did. 

Dec 24, 2018 09:22 AM
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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Good Question specializing may be a better label  or is  expertise the label .. When one is good at what they do  they should say so  If not be quite

Dec 24, 2018 09:17 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

People in sales are often gullible.

Dec 24, 2018 09:08 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!

'Expert' is like beauty - it's in the eye of the beholder, our clients and referral partners. 

It's like pretentious people, those who claim to be wealthy, those who claim to be the best at everything they do and those who say, "I'm honest" - most people can sniff them out a mile away! But, you really do feel sorry for those who can't and believe the self-imagined claims.

Dec 24, 2018 09:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, I am.  

Others determine me the expert - I am not comfortable with that label. 

 

Dec 24, 2018 08:52 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Perception equals the beholder's reality...

Dec 24, 2018 08:45 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Expert and keeping current is always ongoing. Pranks? Never!

Dec 24, 2018 08:14 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I had seen this news report when it first came out. No surprise that self-declared experts are called out at false prophets

Dec 24, 2018 07:58 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I saw this before and the phrase: "A fool and his money are soon parted" comes to mind!

Dec 24, 2018 07:57 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I rarely watch ads, Alexandra... as I typically record whatever I want to watch on TV, so fast forward through them. But for some reason I saw this one and thought it was a hoot. Then again, I'm not all that big on labels to impress anyone.

Dec 24, 2018 07:49 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm a very trusting person Ron and Alexandra Seigel and that can lead me to be pranked but in the field of RE I don't fool easily.

BTW I just purchased a
"like new" pair or Allen Edmonds wingtips at the thrift store for $1.50. You can almost always find good men's dress shoes at the thrift store that someone purchased for a wedding and then dumped them.

Dec 24, 2018 09:18 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hmm. This is quite "classic" in its approach.  Almost a textbook example. If only people read(or see).

Dec 24, 2018 08:54 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing 

Dec 24, 2018 08:54 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

That was a refreshing link. We all all get pranked to some degree each day and the days leading up to this one are probably the highest rated. Oh, I've been pranked before!

Dec 25, 2018 06:22 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Happy Holidays.

Dec 24, 2018 09:10 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Great video. 

Happy Holidays. 

Dec 24, 2018 08:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Could be both.

Dec 24, 2018 08:10 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Having been in the shoe business in my younger years, shame on the "influencers" for not catching some easy tells between quality shoes. 

I'd like to think I wouldn't be fooled, but as soon as I think that, someone will likely put one over on me. 

Dec 24, 2018 03:46 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Saw this and thought it was fitting to call out so called experts!

Dec 24, 2018 11:36 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Florsheim shoes still look attractive to some people.... Old school.

Dec 24, 2018 10:48 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

I think in this case it may depend on the field.  I would like to see this prank in a fine art gallery as well.

Dec 25, 2018 05:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

So Los Angeles:)

Dec 25, 2018 12:46 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hilarious! As funny as the 'see through' jeans Ron and Alexandra Seigel...amazing what people will buy when the window dressing is hyped up.

Dec 25, 2018 09:30 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

That's just craziness! Merry Christmas Ron and Alexandra Seigel :-) -K

Dec 25, 2018 10:25 PM
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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

For someone knowing the market, I would hope having a conversation and listening to a sales person, would know the difference.

Dec 28, 2018 08:14 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't call myself the expert, but I do say I am an expert in my area

Dec 27, 2018 05:17 PM