For those of you who joined us as a result of today’s Good Morning America, welcome!
You’re joining a serious group discussion on real estate, interspersed with some raw videos taken along the way. Their intent is to help document the current state of affairs by looking at houses for sale in North San Diego County, many of them foreclosures.
To make it easier on you, below are compilations of the 100+ videos shot over the last year. The first four have already been seen by the locals, so they are listed in link form only. The last one is a new production, just for you. They tend to be grumpy and find things wrong with the houses in question, but that’s OK, you want to know the truth, right?
Here they are:
#1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIpRuAC8KE8
#2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG9k8D3n6u0
#3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsebfD9FoOw
#4 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj_aPIY0-jY
From the bottom of the barrel, the new #5:
Jim, I’m an expat living in Italy and don’t watch American television, but I follow your blog and your youtube channel. Are the videos of your GMA and Nightline appearances posted anywhere yet?
Good summary post for the newbies, but personally I missed the fish-eye lens house. I’m with you that that kind of marketing is idiotic. Some people really want backyards, some don’t. (I’m in the former category.) If I had gone to the house expecting a big yard I would have been pissed that the realtor had wasted my time with deceptive photos.
p.s., I think its technically “B-roll”, but I leave that to the USC film grads.
Does that mean you’ll be on tonight’s Nightline?
Sounds like it but don’t underestimate the pirates…
Here’s a link:
Great, with 15 minutes to go we get bumped from Good Morning America. Maybe tonight? If it runs, I’ll post a link, sorry.
The dog bark at the end was a nice touch! woof.
*Chuckle* I’ve changed my mind about the house, Jim. I’d like to make an offer on that home right next to the trains (for sentimental reasons). All aboard!
“Seems like a real honest guy,” Harwood said. “But you know, he’s a realtor, so that could just be really, really good cover.”
Hey! Last time I saw Jim he was talking his way out of being arrested (honest). That kind of talent deserves the recognition he’s getting.
This week I am attending a medical convention in Philadelphia. Tonight, a doctor from San Francisco asked me if I thought the real estate market had hit bottom in San Diego and I said not in any market he would be interested in. Another physician (presently trying to short sale her house in San Diego) replied “my real estate agent said we have reached the bottom.” I replied, “do you believe your agent?” Her response, “she wouldn’t lie to me, we go to the same church.”
Congrats on the Nightline. Let’s hope you are an inspiration to other realators and even other professionals in other industries who feel it is better to “not lie but not really tell the truth” than to be straight and up front with their clients.
Funny how the comments in that article say you are being “negative.” You’re just pointing out the FACTS.
Maybe they think you ought to just go along with your realtor lines, “and over here, we have the lovely mauve curtains, circa 1965…vintage decor always commands a higher price, and you’d be wise to over-bid for this fine piece of property.”
Keep up the good work, Jim!