SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Realtor Bobby Freeman On ‘Fake News,’ Tours Beautiful Beachside Townhome In 3D

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ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily Real Estate TV host and local Realtor Bobby Freeman discusses real estate postcards, Zillow and tours a beautiful beachside town home in 3D.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Chances are pretty good that you have received a few real estate postcards in the mail.

Some say Just Sold and Just Listed. Some Realtors will say they are #1 in sales, #1 Realtor in a particular area or #1 broker on the Space Coast.

Yes, I’m sure these mixed messages and large headlines with graphics can be confusing. I mean it seams like a lot of Realtors are all saying they are and/or their firm is #1 in Brevard.

So how can this be true and not Fake News?

Here’s an example I just made up….Bobby Freeman Sells More Merritt Island Homes Than Anyone*

Anyone notice the *? To be legal, the small and sometime very small fine print at the bottom of the postcard would says something like this: *All 2,000 – 2,100 sq. ft. homes located in Villa De Palmas on the canal with a red front door.

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The same can sometimes be true for Brokers saying they are No. 1 in sales production in Brevard. With the pretty large bar graphic this company, at first glance, seems like they dominate Brevard County sales. However, the small print at the bottom says “sales include Brevard and Indian River Counties.”

I take publishing stats very serious and always check multiple sources including the Brevard MLS and third party vendors such as BrokerMetrics to make sure we get it right. I try to set an example for others to follow but unfortunately that doesn’t always play out the way it should in the real world.

I am happy to be the voice of reason and share the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

When I searched BrevardMLS and BrokerMetrics for Brevard County sales from Jan 1 – Jun 30, 2017, the real untainted numbers were very different than what some companies are spinning out there.

You may ask, “How does this happen if everyone is pulling from the same sources?”

That’s a great question and to solve this mystery for yourself, simply contact Rob at the Space Coast Association of Realtors and ask him to generate this report for you. Rob’s report will be raw and free from any hidden agendas.

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BREVARD COUNTY MARKET SHARE – 2017 CLOSED SALES

#1 RE/MAX Elite $200,070,038
#2 RE/MAX Aerospace $160,799,926
#3 Coldwell Banker Residential $115,596,212
#4 Coldwell Banker Paradise $99,630,194
#5 Keller Williams $98,393,393
#6 RE/MAX Solutions $94,322,867
#7 Dale Sorensen $85,277,028
#8 National $82,298,601
#9 Berkshire Hathaway $74,275,532
#10 Tropical $58,997,112

TOP BRANDS IN BREVARD 2017

#1 RE/MAX $811,655,775
#2 Coldwell Banker $232,253,356
#3 Keller Williams $98,949,461
#4 Century 21 $95,949,461
#5 Dale Sorensen $85,277,028

BREVARD COUNTY SALES OVER $500,000

#1 RE/MAX $89,711,685
#2 Coldwell Banker $56,460,186
#3 Dale Sorensen $35,213,470
#4 Century 21 $20,152,950
#5 Keller Williams $10,709,356

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman, a life-time resident of Brevard County, has been a top Realtor in the area for two decades. In his first year as an agent, Freeman received a Rising Star award from his Brokers. Since then he has achieved numerous sales awards including the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award.

Freeman, Jennifer McCoy and Nikki McCoy-Freeman are family partners for RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group. Together they have more than 30 years of extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate industry and have sold over $300 million.

Among McCoy-Freeman Group’s achievements are RE/MAX Hall of Fame, RE/MAX Platinum Club, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), Certified Distressed Property Experts (CDPE), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and voted Best Realtor in Brevard County.

The group has been featured in many news publications including CNN Money Magazine, CNNMoney.com, WFTV 9 News, News 13, WKMG News 6, Coastal Condo Living Magazine, Hot Retirement Towns Magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com.

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