So here’s the story with Elite Connect Real Estate:
They run open houses all over Brooklyn at fake prices that are believable enough to get you to show up, but they have zero intention of selling at the listing price.
Huh? Yes, exactly – the listing price is pure bait. Once you show up, if you’re lucky an agent might be on site.
Otherwise, you get to talk to a clueless “helper” who’s not even licensed and shouldn’t even be there.
He’ll pretend he can’t discuss details either in person or over the phone, and that it’s best that you “come down to the office”. Okay.
Shlep deep into Brooklyn to their offices. Slick looking place.
To match the slick looking owner. They take you into a conference room, and the following ensues:
Owner: Here’s how this works, we list properties below market value, and we create [fake] bidding wars and get the price up to market value, sometimes above.
I’ll know how serious you are by the size of your bid. Give me your best and final bid.
Me: So let me understand, you waste people’s time by attracting people who may not have the means or interest in playing your game, not to mention your own time by courting unqualified buyers who thought they were qualified based on your listing price.
This is a modern-day baiting tactic that while legal, is a sheer waste of time.
I now look at prices, followed by who the listing agent is – anything listed by Elite Connect, and we don’t bother with, knowing it’s a fake price.
Go with ANYONE but these guys, unless you enjoy being a pawn in their unscrupulous real estate chess game.
PS – notice all the 5 star reviews are brand new profiles with only 1 or 2 reviews. More manipulation lol.