I am also not a fan of the Paul Rushforth team. I have listened to the Real Estate and Mortgage show and have heard Rushforth state many times that he is a listing agent and that his job is to list your home. I want someone to sell my home, of which listing it is just one part of that.Adams06 wrote: ↑Is it just me, or does Rushforth make it seem like anybody that tries to sell their house without a RE agent is doomed to a life of failure (especially if they don't use one of his agents)?
And his commercials bug me. He says that his agents sell a home on average every 2 days, whereas the industry norm is one sale every 30 days, or something along those lines. Is he comparing the average of all home sales by his entire agency to the average home sales of an individual agent?
I like listening to the RE and mortgage show on the weekends to see how Ottawa is doing, but the agents on their come off a bit pompous sometimes.
I have also noted that after several years of casually reviewing his listings, the brokerage tends to list the homes on the lower end of the selling price. I have heard Rushforth state in the past that they list for what they think the home will ultimately sell for, basically doing away with negotiations. Sounds great, if you can demonstrate that your homes sell for 100% of listing price. Otherwise, it is just another gimmick.