Zillow. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

So, I had a little brainstorm yesterday. After reading about the recent additions to Zillow, giving the opportunity to have a Q&A on individual properties, I thought why I can't I do this on my own blog, http://www.brokerbryant.com Why not change one of my tabs to "Listings Q&A" or something like that and then write individual posts for each of my listings incorporating RealEstateShows.com technology and prompting my Sellers to communicate with me through the comments section of the post. We could also use it for showing feedback from the Buyer and their agent.

Of course, unlike Zillow, I would have the power to delete comments if inappropriate. My site has a search engine so if someone called in on one of my listings I could just send them to my site and have them search with the address. It could even be set up password protected so communications between me and my sellers would be confidential unless we chose to make them public. If the Sellers painted or did some repairs or improvements to the property while listed we could put those in public comments along with positive showing feedback. What if a post looked something like this:

                                                                                                            341 Montgomery Dr.

 This property is Range Priced. The Seller will consider offers between $195,000 and $205,000 with $205,000 being a full price offer. This listing includes lot 1 (house) and lot 16 (rear yard) Approximately 1/2 acre fenced and landscaped. Well and barn. Country living in Poinciana! 1/2 acre(mol) lot beautifully landscaped with Oak and fruit trees. Fenced and has a 10 ft privacy hedge. Barn and covered patio area. Termite bond, family room and office plus a bonus room behind the garage. Hurricane shutters in the rear, security lock windows, ceiling fans. House and yard sits on 2 parcels with separate tax bills. Irrigation system is on a 100 ft deep well, St Augustine grass, oak trees, fruit trees, extra wide drive way. Big red barn has work shop with electric and several storage areas built in. If you want room to roam and a large private lot then this is the house for you. Act today!!


So, what do you think? Am I on to something here? Pros and cons?

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