2010 Oct 4th

One Example of What is Wrong With The Real Estate World

I received this in an email the other day – it was an unsolicited mass mailing(otherwise known as spam) to Hoboken realtors:

hoboken lead

What’s wrong with this beside that I don’t like being spammed?

Well, 07030 is Hoboken.  It would be pretty tough to find a 1200 square foot 2 bedroom condo in Hoboken for under $300,000.

The other zip codes are 07641 – Hawthorne, NJ and 10960 – Nyack, New York.  It’s pretty rare for realtors to be licensed in multiple locations and even rarer multiple states.  Most Hoboken realtors belong only to the Liberty Board MLS which encompasses only Hudson county. The company that sent this, Homethinking.com, is supposed to be expert in real estate?  Why would they send a lead that combines Hoboken, Hawthorne and a different state???

Then, my favorite, the part where they describe the potential buyer’s credit history as “poor”. People with “poor” credit ratings probably should not be applying for mortgages and buying houses.

Just to be clear, this is a solicitation from this company to the realtor seeking $15 for the privilege of buying this lead.  I doubt that many agents will be sending our $15 to Homethinking any time soon.

Posted by Lori Turoff | Currently 3 Comments »

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