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A Friend in Real Estate: The Video

A few years ago, I wrote a post entitled My Friend is in Real Estate: Might Not be the Best Choice detailing why choosing a friend to represent you in a real estate transaction may not be the best bet.

Here's an excerpt:

"It's one thing to want to help out a friend.  Perhaps you see a friend struggling in the slow real estate market and want to help them out with a sale.  These altruistic feelings are part of your human nature.  

Ask yourself how much experience your friend, family member, or neighbor has when it comes to selling real estate.  If you were having heart surgery, would you trust the operation to your friend who just graduated from medical school and has never performed the procedure?  Will you spend your hard earned money and buy a stock on a tip from your neighbor who dabbles in the financial markets? 

Make sure that the professional you choose for your real estate needs has a solid track record of success."

Click here for the full article: My Friend is in Real Estate: Might Not be the Best Choice

Now, there's a video that proves the point. 



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Comment balloon 5 commentsBrian Block • August 24 2010 03:29PM


Funny.  Is this part of that RE/MAX budget for national advertising?  I like it.  Why was the agent standing on the side of the road waiting for them?  Thanks for the video

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) almost 8 years ago

That is a funny video!  And I happen to know that you have never put a whole Christmas tree into a fireplace...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Oooh, the wife is so mean! Give that poor guy a chance!  (And yes -- why was he standing in the heat for two hours? In addition to having no car, he has no cell phone?  And how do we know he is not a Re/Max agent??!)

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) almost 8 years ago
Great video, I think Catarina has some very valid questions there....
Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) almost 8 years ago

Hi Brian ~ That's a very clever video - and a good point. Why on earth you'd want to involve a friend in such an important transactin is beyond me - unless you knew they were a super agent!


Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 8 years ago