Texting About Real Estate is Becoming More Popular

Texting is a VERY popular way for people to communicate. Texting about real estate might just be more common than you would think.

Following are a few key acronyms people use to talk about their home purchase or sale via SMS:

  • NP: Not Pre-Approved
  • SMH: SO Much House!
  • WTF: What a Terrible Floorplan
  • BRB: Backyard Ready for Barbecues
  • IDC: Immaculate Downtown Condominium
  • IMHO: I Might Hit the Open
  • WYD: Where’s Your Disclosure?
  • LMAO: Let’s Make An Offer!

Texting about real estate

So, let’s break these down a little bit.

NP – Not Pre-Approved – This is not a good idea. One of the very first things you should do when purchasing a home is to contact a trusted mortgage advisor. We can certainly help point you in the right direction!

SMH – So Much House! Have you outgrown your current home? We can certainly help find something that is a better fit. Maybe your current home is too large? It’s easy to sell and “rightsize” your situation!

WTF – What A Terrible Floorplan. Don’t overlook the importance of a great floorplan. A bad layout can be difficult to sell or costly to renovate. We are happy to help you make good decisions here!

BRB – Backyard Ready for Barbeques – A great backyard can be a wonderful selling point! Personally, I like my smoker, but BRS just sounded kind of weird.

IDC – Immaculate Downtown Condominium – People love just about anything that is immaculate. We have seen all kinds of people from baby boomers to millennials look to the convenience of condos in downtown areas.

IMHO – I Might Hit the Open. OK, window shopping can be great. Put on a baseball hat and some shades and prepare to use a fake name when the open house agent asks you to sign in at their open. Just make sure to grab a cookie and some punch while you look…

WYD – Where’s Your Disclosure? This one is so true. Don’t let some smooth talking “flipper” try to tell you that he or she has no information about the home they are selling. This one is serious, folks. Disclosure is a law…

LMAO – Let’s Make An Offer! Seriously! What are you waiting for? If you are renting, if you are in a home that you have outgrown, if you are in a home that is more than what you currently want or need, just give us a call. OR a text! We are always happy to help! Cash home buyers Winter Haven Fl.

Parents: Are Your Kids Texting About Real Estate?

I know that little Johnny or sweet Suzy are glued to their phones for countless hours of the day, and I know they are texting their friends about anything under the sun. As a really good parent, I am certain that you are watching what they say to their friends. Please know that if you see any of these messages on their phone, they might be trying to tell you something.

As always, we are here to help!

Why a National MLS System is Bad

Do we need a national MLS system? Compass owner Robert Reffkin recently called for a national MLS system at this winter’s Inman Connect conference in New York.

Reffkin stated there shouldn’t be hundreds of MLS’s, but a single one. I couldn’t disagree more.

His argument is more and more consumers are going to Zillow or Realtor.com, so for that reason we need to build a single national MLS system.

Not only did Reffkin call for a single MLS, he is also calling for a single CRM and mobile search platform.

How can someone so smart, say something so …. well I will be kind, something so not smart.

How about this Mr. Reffkin, how about a single national brokerage too? Why do we need so many brokerages? Shoot… if Zillow is already acting as a national MLS, and they have a CRM, and they are everywhere, let’s fold up Compass and add them to the new national brokerage Zillow.

When does less competition and less choice ever lead to a better experience for the customer? Go ahead, think of something. I will be just waiting right here for someone to come up with a great example.

Getting a car ride to the airport was a way better experience before Uber right? Apple was a much better company when they were chasing Microsoft and other companies and innovating.

While there is more garbage on television every night than ever before, there is also better shows than every because instead of just ABC, NBC and CBS we now have hundreds of companies including Netflix and Amazon trying to produce the best content they can. Cash home buyers in Fort Lauderdale.

Remember the glory days of Friendster or MySpace? Why did we need Twitter and Facebook anyways?

Competition makes everyone better. Without competition you become stale. You become the FAA where the technology running our airports and air traffic control is outdated because there is no incentive to get better.

Imagine if we only had one brokerage, why would we need a Compass. Compass is known as an innovator in the real estate market. But if we would have all just consolidated around a Century 21, or a Coldwell Banker brand to fight Zillow, would that make us better?

The answer is not less competition, the answer is more people working more angles to make our industry better. Any business owner who does not realize this, well maybe they should look at a political career because DC is one place great ideas can quickly go to die.