recently retired publisher and editor of the Northfield News, has two ads in the paper today for his townhouse. (Click the thumbs for a close-up of Louie and the ads.)
Yep, like us, he and his wife Barbara have chosen the FSBO route instead of using a realtor, although we bought a banner ad on Northfield.org (right image/screenshot) instead of the paper. Kudos, Louie! (Questions, tho: Why not list your asking price? Why no website?)
It makes me wonder whether local realtors are pissed with him and the paper, given that they spend megabucks each week on space ads. Of course, maybe this was a safe way out, as he’s avoided choosing one realtor over the others…
and the paper can claim innocence since he’s no longer an employee. As my dear wife pointed out to me, I’m in a similar situation, in that I have two local clients who are also realtors. Are they pissed at me?
In a related development, Edina Realty has announced in both the Strib and the Northfield News that they no longer are using the papers’ classified ads section to list their open houses. They’re only available online, although I see that invidual space ads in today’s paper still mention them.
BTW, when we sell our house, we’re probably going to need an attorney to dot the i’s and cross the t’s on the paperwork. I’m not interested in a comission arrangement, eg, 1% of the sales price, but rather just paying the hourly rate to do what needs to be done, “Slam bam thank you Ma’am.” If there are any legal beagles out there reading this who are interested, contact us.
1/18 update: Seez evidently has not yet retired, as he has a column in the 1/17 edition. I’ve done strike-throughs on the text above.