While Burbed remains a highly valued and award-winning website, our readership levels have been dropping even faster than home prices in places outside the Real Bay Area. Clearly it’s time to take some serious stock of what this site is for, what it’s trying to do, and whether to set some new goals.
The Problem: Burbed was created to show the insanely high housing prices for insanely poor quality homes in the Bay Area. Today, as long as you’re not looking too close to Google, Facebook, or whatever neighborhood in San Francisco is trendy this week, you can find nicer properties at some of the most affordable prices since the 20th century ended. Meeting our mission is difficult and increasingly irrelevant.
The Solution: People want guidance on how to buy or sell a home without any game playing. What few readers we have left have learned to be wary of agents, but trust us completely. Therefore, effective immediately, Burbed will stop pointing and laughing at badly marketed homes, when we could make a lot more money buying and selling them.
That’s right. We are now, starting today, Open for Your Business! That means we won’t be bad-mouthing real estate professionals, showing homes with poorly-maintained property or messy rooms, or cracking wise on unrealistic asking prices. And in the current real estate market, the sky is the limit on asking prices, so who are we to object?
List your home with us and we’ll get it out to the customers who would otherwise never read real estate ads. Hire our team of informed and lively agents to find you the perfect place to live in, while entertaining you during the drive from one house to another. (Some of them even own vehicles with room for more than one other rider!)
Please patronize all our brand new sponsors you see on this page. You’ll be seeing a lot more ads for them and other exciting products and services, throughout the site as our new business model takes shape. Things are going to get very exciting around here, so we may have to limit comments if there are any difficulties.
Thanks again for visiting Burbed. Often. And remember, Now is the Time to Buy or Sell a House!