Your Neighbor in Real Estate: Classic Case of 'Do as I say, Not as I do......'

Classic Case of 'Do as I say, Not as I do......'

Classic Case of 'Do as I say, Not as I do......'

Yesterday, it was reported in the Herald- Tribune ( that the long time FSBO chief executive of, Al Bennati, hired a Coldwell Banker REALTOR®, Donna Miller, to sell his $3.78 million dollar estate in Florida.
Home is your castle

He is quoted as saying, "To sell a home of this magnitude, it needs to be done by a person and a company that reaches buyers of this caliber. Selling upper-end homes like mine was never the market for BuyOwner."

Roughly translated, to me, that means that since his home is so much better than yours or mine, it needs the expertise, experience and care that only a REALTOR® can give.

But I beg to differ with Mr. Bennati. Each person's castle, no matter the value, deserves the same attention and protection.

Again, no matter the value, each home represents the same hard struggle, the same financial concerns, the same shelter, and the same harbor of memories.

Please do not misunderstand. I'm glad that Mr. Bennati hired a professional. I'm glad that he realizes the importance of using a REALTOR®. I just wish that on his website he would let others know of the choice he made in the sale of his home. And tell them that perhaps they may want to consult a REALTOR® too.

Is that too much to ask?

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Comment balloon 2 commentsSandy Acevedo • May 16 2014 09:56PM


Good morning, Sandy. Just stopping by to say 'hello' and see how you're doing. Hope life is treating you well, and that you are prospering.

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) over 4 years ago

I was looking for your current posts. I hope you are enjoying a very productive year. 

Take care be safe and have an outstanding month.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago