How would you complete the blanks … “If only I had a dollar for every time ____ _____ _____, I would be rich!”
Mine would be … “If only I had a dollar for every time I was asked will the seller take less, I would be rich! If I included the times I was asked a variation of this such as: “Is the seller willing to negotiate?” or “How firm is the seller on his price?” or “Will the seller come off his price?”, I would not be just mildly rich but STINKING, FILTHY “Warren Buffett” RICH.
The most common question I get asked about my listings is “Will the seller take less?”
What the person asking the question doesn’t understand is that it is NOT my house to sell. I represent the sellers and they have hired me to sell their Spring Texas house for as much money as possible. My Realtor code of ethics require me to protect my clients best interests which in this case is the best interest of the sellers. So why, even if I did know if the seller would take less, would I tell the caller?
Most of the time I respond to the question with “I don’t know. Why don’t you put in an offer on the house and we will find out together.” Sometimes the response satisfies the caller and sometimes it does not. If it does not, the next question I am invariably asked is “Will the seller negotiate?’ Now to me this is the same question. I can only assume the caller is hoping this time I will answer it differently. But I do not. Sometimes the caller is persistent and will then throw out a dollar figure such as will the seller take $135,000 for the house. But my answer remains the same … “I don’t know”.
If only I had a dollar for every time I was asked “Will the seller take less?”, I could stop selling Spring Texas real estate and retire because I would be RICH!!!
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.
She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all.
Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result.
I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less