Tricky “Sellers Advantage” web portals and websites

    A client called me this AM, we are about to enter into contract with her home that is located in Simi Valley CA. She wanted to know about one of the Syndication Websites, namely Zillow, that has a place where a Seller can enter their listing in the hopes of getting a buyer.

    I told her, go ahead, this would be a good test. Ultimately, if it worked out, I would be representing both parties, my client understands the inherent dangers in a For Sale By Owner listing.

    Later this PM, I got the call, my friend/client had received 7 calls from Real Estate agents, 0 calls from prospective buyers.

    Each of the real estate agents said the same thing, “I have a buyer for your home, please contact me…” So my Client contacted each agent. She was on a day off and the kids were at school, caught up with her working around the house, she was looking for some “cheap” entertainment.

    So, she started making the calls. She reminded the agents, who could not remember what property they had called about or why they had called in the first place. 100% of the real estate agents told her they had a Ready to Go Buyer, all they needed to do is make the introductions. However, in order to do so, she would have to list with them.

    They continued, in order to get her the highest price possible for her home, they would be over this evening with a contract at 4 pm or would 7 be better…

    Straight up High Pressure Tactic – Love it (sarcasm). After they fired off their multiple shots in a shotgun “spray and pray” pattern, she explained that the “ink was hardly dry” on the listing agreement and they needed to reach out to her agent. Call Connor MacIvor with REMAX’s Paris911 team. He an be reached on his cell phone at 661-400-1720.

    She said in almost all of the cases, there was a bit of silence, they most everyone responded they would call her agent(me).

    Be careful, get good advice and make sure you are working with a local agent or team. It is important for you to be protected. We are The Paris911 Team at REMAX of Santa Clarita – Glad to be of Service…

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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