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!!!
I am an Escrow Officer for Texas American Title-The Woodlands. I have had the pleasure of partnering with Jill... read moreI am an Escrow Officer for Texas American Title-The Woodlands. I have had the pleasure of partnering with Jill Wente on several real estate transactions. Her attention to detail and knowledge of the real estate industry are top notch! She is honest, straight forward, organized, and completely in tune with each of her transactions. She asks questions and truly listens to the information given to her and applies it in her future transactions. She is wonderful to work with and proves in each transaction that her top priority is that her clients are given the best customer service and are comfortable with each step of the process. She works proactively rather than reactively, and prepares herself for any questions her clients may have during the process, and does so before the question arises. Her clients are lucky to have her on their side! I look forward to any and all opportunities I have to partner with Jill in the future. read less