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I was negotiating a deal with a buyers agent for repairs recently. She had asked for $5,500 in lieu of all repairs. I always LOVE when a buyers agent pulls a number out of their fanny without a professional bid. I quickly said.. where did you guys come up with that number? The buyers agent who I'll refer to as Trina says...
"my buyers felt it was adequate compensation."
Adequate compensation? What? This isn't a lawsuit and your buyers weren't injured in a car wreck goshdangit! Get with the program sister! Get a handyman, a roofer, or somebody that KNOWS what they are talking about!
I didn't say that, but I was thinking I should. Instead I said.. We'll need a professional quote prior to negotiating any repairs. I had already known by personal experience that their quote was at least $2,000 higher than it should of been. Being a bad bullshi**er has a funny way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. After we hung up the buyers agent called back from her bat phone. I answered to NOISE.
This is what I could hear.
"well XXXX sounds like we ain't gettin $5,500. If we get $3,000 would you all be okay with that?"
BUYER: "If we can get $2,000.00 we'll take it!"
At first I was pissed, but then It hit me. The real estate God's didn't appreciate their inflated requests. The buyers would not be getting what they asked for. I called the sellers and suggested a $1,000.00 repair allowance TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. The sellers agreed and you guessed it.. SO DID THE BUYERS!
The moral of the story? Get your bids right, & don't BS people with inflated quotes, otherwise your purse just might make the call for you!
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