Facebook’s threat to estate agents in property sales

Could Facebook be a threat to estate agents and real estate sellers? Sharing on Facebook to sell a property could slowly start to diminish the amount to estate agents around the world. They charge a percentage to sell your property yet one man offers $10,000 to anyone that shares his post.

Even though Barry Blakely made this bold move last year of 2014, it is rather interesting how many people responded and how many said this could be threatening to real live estate agents. Blakely offered $10,000 if someone from their share bought his house. It is as simple as Facebook share, get a sale and get $10,000.

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This is definitely something different, but it worded for Blakely. The post on Facebook has since had 54,229 likes and 2,603 shares. He was selling his five-bed house and was going to pay $22,000 in realtor fees, but by offering $10,000 on Facebook he saved $12,000.

It was only on February 16, 2015 Blakely took to Facebook to comment this, “Starting to see this getting a number of shares again. House is still for sale & still offering $10,000 if you send a buyer my way! Thanks all!” People are starting to share again because when he shared the post in 2014 he believed it was a slow time of year to sale so now the post is being shared once again.

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The thing is, do people think it’s a scam? Could Facebook be a threat to estate agents in property sales?

The house is now back on Craigslist priced at $420,000, it is also being listed on ForSaleByOwner.

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