“I want it.”
“No, I want it.”
Sounds like a bad day at my house arguing over toys, cookies, or whatever else happens to be in the warpath at that particular moment in time. What this reminds me of is the warpath between buyers and sellers of homes, here in Salem Oregon.
Some time ago, I received an email from a seller. He wanted to know about listing his house with me because he couldn’t afford it anymore. The seller was upfront about what he wanted…”I want to list it at $300,000.” Now he told me the area in which he lived.
Okay, not a strong selling area. I emailed him back and let him know that.
I don’t take overpriced listings. Since I don’t get paid until close, it makes no BUSINESS sense to take something I KNOW I can’t sell. I don’t want to lie to him. Really, I think consumers have had enough of people telling them what they want to hear. I told him what I thought. Take my opinion, or don’t. Really either is fine. I just know that if I lie to a client, they will be disappointed in working with me. Why go there?
I let him know if he wants to realistically sell, I’m happy to help…Just let me know….I haven’t heard back.
The problem is that the market doesn’t care what you want for your home. Salem Oregon buyer’s don’t care what you want for your home. Buyers want to pay what they think is fair for your home. They don’t care that last year, a similar home sold for 10% more.
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle of the warpath between buyers and sellers.
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