Woodbury Junction Ignorance - Orange County, NY
I was talking with some friends the other day regarding a new Gated Community called Woodbury Junction in Orange County, New York and one of them mentioned that they "heard" (And I am only repeating what they "heard" I do not know if it is true or not) - that the sales manager of the Woodbury community was emailing real estate agents who were (well within their rights) reporting about this exciting new community, telling them that they are not allowed to write about the community on their websites because they are showing up on search engines for searches such as:
- Woodbury Junction
- Woodbury Junction, Orange County New York
- Woodbury Junction Community
IF this is true (And I am not saying that it is) - the sales person from Woodbury Junction has a LOT to learn about what people can and cannot publish on their websites - To me it sounds like they are just trying to bully real estate agents and monopolize sales opportunities in order to save themselves having to pay commissions (Again this is just what it sounded like from the conversation, I have no first hand knowledge of this conversation, I am merely blogging about what I heard)
But why would a sales agent want to stop buyers agents from generating buyer leads in Woodbury Junction?
So let's pretend for a minute that this was true and this sales
agent was trying to monopolize the market for the gated community
called Woodbury - Wouldn't this be a bad thing for their customers?
I mean without a qualified Orange County buyers agent potential
buyers loose the benefit of having a qualified real estate
professional on their side negotiating the best possible price, and
helping through the transaction process. If I were buying a home in
Woodbury Junction I would NEVER go straight to the builder or sales
office, I would only even consider it if I were working with a
professional buyers agent - (Which is the same as all real estate
transactions I might add) - I mean why wouldn't you hire a buyers
agent? You have the right to do so, they have your best interests
in mind AND you do not have to pay them anything because BUYERS DO
NOT PAY COMMISSION! - Of course now I can see why this sales
manager "might" want to cut out the buyers agent, (If they were in
fact doing this, and this is hypothetical remember) they would be
doing so because they do not want to pay the sales commission.
We talk a lot about these kinds of reports and conversations here at REW and I always find it interesting when we here about stories such as this one regarding "Woodbury Junction" I am not sure if this really happened or not, but I'll be damned if anyone can tell me I cannot share my conversations about it with the members of our community here at my blog - I would image IF this were true, then with enough links to this blog post with anchor text "Woodbury Junction" this post would probably piss this sales manager off something fierce - but once again IF this were true - they could stuff it because I can write social commentary on anything I want, and if I happen to rank well for Woodbury Junction, Orange County New York then deal with it! And perhaps next time you will think twice about trying to bully people telling them what they can and cannot write about on their websites.
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If you are a potential consumer - I don't know if this really happened or not, once again I am just blogging about a conversation I had - however if I were a consumer going to check out this complex I would NEVER do so without the services of a professional buyers agent. I went to the forums and asked around - the name Joshua Ferris came up more than a few times, I went to his website http://www.realestateinthenycsuburbs.com and found his phone number for you, it's 888-218-8468 - The community actually looks quite nice, you should call him if you want to check it out.