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Agents who list stale properties as 'New'

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by balwoges, 22nd Sep, 2015.

  1. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Been watching listings for a while and have come across 2 agents who are doing this - is it legal?
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    New price?
    New motivation for selling?
    New text of the advertisement?
    Newly updated listing after old listing pulled?
    New what?
     
  3. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    If it is a new listing for that agent, then I don't see a problem.
     
  4. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    Same agent, same property, updated photos, same price ... 1 listing 12 months old the other about 2 months.
     
  5. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    There you go - new photos :)

    All selling agents do it. If you have a past "for sale" history on the property, you know what they're up to anyway.
     
  6. Perthguy

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    Is the agent listing the property as "new" or is the real estate site displaying "new" on the listing? I know when I was trying to rent my place in Perth, I got the agent to unlist it for a week and relist it with a revised price and new marketing text. re.com.au showed it as "new" because that is the way the site works, nothing to do with the agent.
     
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  7. balwoges

    balwoges Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="I got the agent to unlist it for a week and relist it with a revised price and new marketing text. re.com.au showed it as "new" because that is the way the site works, nothing to do with the agent.[/QUOTE]

    Ah! That explains it :D
     
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    What annoys me with the sites is you set a filter but get listings not relevant to it.

    I.e. Filter - House, min 1x bed, 1x bath.
    Result includes... - Vacant block the rep has listed with 1x bed, 1x bath
    Or, Resort Apartment with strata fees of >2k per quarter
     
  9. legallyblonde

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    Agree! I hate looking for houses and having it suggest land with x beds
     
  10. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    I have one up to 600k and I get results of an auction property advertised 640-690k, would likely sell for 750k.

    All are annoying...
     
  11. htopg

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    Those practices should not be fine.
    Those agents should be fined.
     
  12. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    I just email back the agent going how come I get this in my notification when I have set it up to 600k and I am yet to get a response (CBF following up). I know why I got it because they put their hidden minimum figure as something like 590k.
     
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