Imagine that you’re a real estate agent. Imagine that a local site with a huge presence, in this case Boston.com, asks you for a quote. Imagine that you’re going to sound like a genius because you’re going to be able to impart local real estate knowledge to the tired, poor and huddled masses yearning to breathe free in Greater Boston’s real estate market. Furthermore, imagine these now happy masses who are armed with this newly imparted knowledge being unleashed into Greater Boston’s real estate market with knowledge that only you were able to provide. You’re going to be a real estate hero!!!
I read an article on Boston.com yesterday entitled “Quincy apartment complex gets millions in funding, signaling a suburb on the rise“. I was steadily scanning the drivel but then, near the end of the article, I read a quote from a real estate agent named Stacy Travers of Lamacchia Realty, Inc. And in that quote was gold.
Here’s Stacy’s quote:
That’s a solid piece of real estate market analysis, right? There’s only one problem with Stacy Travers’ quote. Quincy doesn’t have two “subway stations”. It has four!!!
Let’s count the MBTA’s Red Line stations in Quincy, from South to North.
- Quincy Adams
- Quincy Center
- North Quincy
Here’s some advice for both the Boston.com writer, Justine Hoffher, and the Lamacchia Realty, Inc. agent, Sarah Travers.
- For Justine Hoffher of Boston.com. You’re writing about Quincy. Contact a real estate agent that either works in an office that’s located in Quincy or a real estate agent that lives in Quincy or a real estate agent that’s actively working in Quincy or a combination of the three. Two out of three ain’t bad. Don’t call a company like Lamacchia Realty, Inc., a company located in Waltham, just because you saw its advertisements on television. That’s lazy.
- For Stacy Travers of Lamacchia Realty, Inc.. The worst thing you can do is give a quote to a news outlet and be wrong with basic facts. Sure, Boston.com may have misquoted you and you may use that as your excuse but you must be on your toes when you speak with a news outlet. I don’t blame you for this fiasco entirely but maybe you should’ve deferred?
John McGeough is apparently innocent of this transgression.
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