“This is Bob Jones at ABC Realty. I’m calling about your listing on XYZ Lane.”
“I don’t have a listing on XYZ Lane.”
“You don’t have the listing at 123 XYZ Lane?”
“No, I don’t. It sounds like someone gave you a print off my website.”
“But your name and picture are right there.”
“That’s because it’s my website. I have an IDX feed, which allows me to show essentially all of the homes in the MLS on my website.”
“Have you ever had that listing?”
“So you just put whoever’s listing you want right there on your site.”
“Sure do, Bob … it’s been in the rules for the last few years.”
This, my dear readers, was an actual conversation I just had. I couldn’t make this one up if I tried. Well, maybe I could. But I probably wouldn’t.
Something tells me the other agent is wandering around his office right now looking for last week’s MLS book so he can see who might have the listing.
I could have pointed him toward the actual Arizona Regional MLS site but … I mean, really … shouldn’t someone practicing real estate know the difference between the IDX feed on an agent’s site and the real MLS?
Looks like I picked a bad week to give up cynicism.
[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]