I put up a sold sticker yesterday and another today.
But how do I advertise it without being an egotistical, self centered, chest beating a**hole?
Accept that I must be all of the above.
I accept that I am a self promoter.
But let me explain.
The reasons that agents get excited and want to Facebook, Instagram the hell out of a sold sign.
They hope the neighbours see it and want to sell.
They hope ever person currently selling sees it and immediately wants to sack their agent and sell with them.
They want all their competitor agents to see it and lose their minds that they missed out on selling it and are jealous at how good you are.
They want everyone to praise them for doing a great job.
I worked with a girl who said…..
So you put a photo of yourself up on facebook or in the paper doing your job?
I thought about it.
When was the last time you saw a Facebook pic of an electrician showcasing a power point. A plumber flaunting a trench he just dug or a surgeon taking a selfie with his hands in someone’s abdominal cavity?
Nope; only agents tell you how great they are ….. actually doing what they are paid to do.
But behind the scenes they high five each other that they don’t have to show the house anymore because it’s sold.
They don’t have to say the same thing to buyers. “Yes that is approved” “No the owner won’t leave the Buddha fountain” ” yes that bedroom is only going to get a single bed in it”
They don’t have to worry about the owner sacking them because they can’t get an offer.
The pressure relief valve is turned on.
You get paid; opposed to working for Balinese wages and then losing the property to a competitor.
Your owner is happy and the neighbours think you are a good agent for future reference.
So you immediately celebrate with a cheesy video or photo of yourself smiling in front of a sold sign.
WHEN really you just want to take your shoes off, rub your feet, pour a large glass of wine and say ” THANK GOD FOR THAT!!!”