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I saw the For Sale By Owner sign a few days ago. Didn't have time to circle back and look. But today, I saw the For Sale By Owner sign again in Beaverton. This time, you had an OPEN HOUSE sign.
Hey why not?
So, I did circle back this time to check out the FSBO in Beaverton at the "Open House."
I'm sure I was the only one through. . . wasn't I? And when I announced, 'Hello, anybody home? I'm a real estate agent," why did you moan?
You do realize that REAL ESTATE AGENTS SELL HOUSES! You, do not!
When I asked you politely, "Do you mind if I have a look around?" why did you repeat: "Do I mind if you look around??" in that really snarky tone?
That was Realtor-speak for: GET OFF MY TAIL DUDE! I'm previewing a VACANT house, and I don't need you to shadow me.
When you have an Exclusive Buyers Agent pre-viewing your FSBO, consider yourself lucky. You need to show APPRECIATION and be GRACIOUS I even bothered to drop by. I don't do snark, by the way.
When I asked, "Are you offering a courtesy to brokers?" why did you reply: "If the price is right"?
What does that even mean?
That was a YES or NO question. You either offer a courtesy, or you do not. So what if the "price is not right," but you'll accept the offer, but not pay me?!?
And I asked because you're NOT in the multiples. And if you want MY CLIENTS to know about your home, which is over-priced by the way, I'm not going to show your home unless you offer a courtesy to broker. So you either do, or you do not . . . and it's not about "if the price is right."
So you heard there's little inventory . . .
Hmmmmm, not all over. But you wouldn't know that, because you're not a real estate agent. Sure, there are some houses that are selling rapidly . . . trust me, yours isn't going to be one of them.
Condition -- it's not in great condition
Price -- it's overpriced
Location is fine. But SERIOUSLY, you think your house in current condition is worth your list??
The kitchen is the same kitchen from 1984, the year built. I can tell. And the carpet . . . it's old. And you haven't lived in the home for a while, it was a rental. It needs exterior paint, interior pain, new flooring, updated kitchen and baths . . .
And you want $279,500 for it.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
Where'd you get your comp from?
Your place is 1,680 sq. ft., 3 bedroom / 2.1 bath.
In March a 2,192 sq. ft. 4 bedroom / 3 bath house sold for $271,800right around the corner from you . . . in pristinecondition: Totally updated kitchen, bathrooms, hardwoods, new carpet, beautiful paint, on and on.
Your house . . . meh
So GOOD LUCK to you Mr. FSBO in Beaverton . . . I wasn't there to solicit a listing. But rest assured, I won't be back with my Buyer clients either.
Your house is over-priced, the condition isn't great, you aren't offering a courtesy to brokers . . . and you're rude!
EBAPortland ~~ 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION ~~ 100% of the Time
EBAPortland, LLC is an Exclusive Buyer Agency serving the Metro Portland real estate market since 1999. If you’re a Buyer in the Metro Portland area (including: Beaverton, Tigard, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland,) and contemplating a purchase, talk with a Buyer’s Agent . . . better yet, talk to an ExclusiveBuyers Agent. Exclusive Buyers Agents do not work for listing brokerages or Sellers. An EBA’s fiduciary dutyis: 100% BUYER REPRESENTATION . . . 100% of the Time.
Author Bio: Carla Muss-Jacobs is the Principal Broker/Owner of EBA Portland, LLC an Exclusive Buyer Agency representing Buyers in the Portland Metro real estate market since 1999.
The Sellers have their own agent ~~ Why don't you have yours?
Carla Muss-Jacobs practices the TRUE FORM of Buyer Agency ~~ Exclusive Buyer Agent. Her office/brokerage never takes listings and never respresents the Seller. Exclusive Buyer Agency is the BEST form of legal real estate representation a Buyer can have. There is 100% Buyer Representation - !00% of the Time. There are NO CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and there is no possibility of ever having YOUR Buyer Agency comprised. When buying a house -- it's important to know who is working for you!!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.