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 Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only... read moreJill Wente is a phenomenal realtor!!! She recently sold our home that had been a difficult listing. Not only would I not sell a home with any other realtor, I would not buy a home with anyone else. Why? Jill is a Five Star realtor. One has to perform at the top of their profession on a consistent and lengthy basis to receive such a designation. Jill has done so and received this award year after year after year. At our meet and greet get together she offered two transformative suggestions for our home. She continued to propose ideas that led to the sale of our home. Her work ethic was exceptional. She held open houses very frequently. She even picked up leaves when I was busy on another task for a showing. Jill is a wonderful person that really cares about selling your house. Her advice with negotiations and closing was all we could ask for and resulted in us getting our asking price. Trust her. We did and could not be happier. read less